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S14 ’09 Game 71 – Hurricanes (45) v Blues (27) F/T


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 1 May 2009 at 07:00
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The Blues who travel to Wellington this weekend could move to the top of the log with a good win. Even if it will probably only be overnight.

The Blues are currently sitting in 5th position on the log just four points behind the Hurricanes. The Bulls and the Sharks are three points and one point ahead of the Blues respectively. A Blues win will open the gate for the Bulls and Sharks to go 1st and 2nd on the log if they can manage to win their matches and the Stormers step up to the plate for a victory over the Chiefs.

Will the Blues show that they have enough depth and win this match despite having an entirely new loose trio?

Or will the Hurricanes show that being top of the log is no fluke?

Venue: Westpack Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 19:35 Local Time, 09:35 SA Time

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
ARs: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
TMO: Ben Skeen (New Zealand)

Hurricanes:
15 Tamati Ellison, 14 Zac Guildford, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 David Smith, 10 Willie Ripia, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Rodney So’oialo (captain), 7 Scott Waldrom, 6 Victor Vito, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 John Schwalger.
Replacements:
16 Ged Robinson, 17 Jacob Ellison, 18 Bryn Evans, 19 Api Naikatini, 20 Piri Weepu, 21 Jason Kawau, 22 Robert Fruean.

Blues:
15 Rudi Wulf, 14 Rene Ranger, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Isaia Toeava, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Taniela Moa, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Tom Chamberlain, 6 Kurtis Haiu, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Jay Williams, 3 Tevita Mailau, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Tony Woodcock.
Replacements:
16 Tom McCartney, 17 Charlie Faumuina, 18 Dean Budd, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Grayson Hart, 21 Michael Hobbs, 22 Paul Williams.


40 Comments

  • My Dream: Canes, Chiefs and Bulls losing this weekend, or a couple of draws, please let the above games be low scoring ones. No BPs!

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.05.09 07:34:26 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I’m here, I’m here!

    pant pant 😳

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.05.09 09:12:42 by klempie Reply

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  • BLUES!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.05.09 09:12:57 by klempie Reply

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  • Can anyone tell me how to get the chinaman out of my head ❓

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.05.09 09:32:04 by Rahul Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 3) : where are you at 12:57? am or pm?

    Morning all!

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.05.09 09:33:11 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 5) : Seriously got no clue what that’s about. SW having another timekeeping shocker I guess.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.05.09 09:35:37 by klempie Reply

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  • PK to Gopperth.

    0-3 Blues.

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.05.09 09:36:29 by klempie Reply

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  • This is going to be a hiding. Conrad Smith just went straight through the Blues line without being touched.

    7-3 🙁

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.05.09 09:39:19 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 6) : Its me …dont worry 😳

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.05.09 09:39:54 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 9) : No I saw it too. Looks like it sorted itself out.

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.05.09 09:42:46 by klempie Reply

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  • PK for Canes offside. Difficuly kick.

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.05.09 09:44:42 by klempie Reply

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  • Missed.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.05.09 09:45:46 by klempie Reply

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  • Try number two.

    14-3

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.05.09 09:48:14 by klempie Reply

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  • Try number three.

    19-3.

    I’ve had enough. Later people.

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.05.09 09:51:55 by klempie Reply

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  • oh my … ?

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.05.09 09:55:54 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 14) : Another LMS default pick ends in a victory!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.05.09 09:58:36 by Rahul Reply

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  • Looks like Canes are gonna finish the league stage on top of the log! Blues defence is appalling!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.05.09 10:09:38 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 17) : Whats the score????

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.05.09 10:19:03 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 17) : NZ conspiracy

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.05.09 10:28:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 18) :

    Not sure…I’m at work…but judging from Klempie’s comments….Canes are walking it!

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.05.09 10:30:44 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Yip probably…they want one team to challenge the “japies”

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.05.09 10:31:22 by Villie Reply
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  • it’s now 35-20… they’re going to make sure each side gets as many points as possible… I bet the Canes will win by less than 7 after the Blues score a 4th try.

  • Comment 22, posted at 01.05.09 10:33:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • 42-20.

    Give the sodding Hurricanes the cup now and let’s save ourselves some embarrassment.

  • Comment 23, posted at 01.05.09 10:53:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : 42-20 🙄

  • Comment 24, posted at 01.05.09 10:55:12 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 23) : I think the best we can hope for now is Sharks finish 2nd and Bulls 4th. Bulls beat Canes in semi. Wishful thinking but it’s the best on offer I think.

  • Comment 25, posted at 01.05.09 11:00:56 by klempie Reply

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  • ill be having nightmares for the remainder of the competition, thank u very much 😈

  • Comment 26, posted at 01.05.09 11:03:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 24) : I have edited

  • Comment 27, posted at 01.05.09 11:06:01 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 25) : or give up now…

  • Comment 28, posted at 01.05.09 11:06:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 25) :

    We only have OURSELVES to blame…I mean losing to both the Reds and the Cheetahs…..eish!!!

  • Comment 29, posted at 01.05.09 11:06:41 by Villie Reply
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  • @Villie (Comment 29) : I totally agree.

  • Comment 30, posted at 01.05.09 11:08:18 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Tsk tsk. 🙄

  • Comment 31, posted at 01.05.09 11:09:14 by klempie Reply

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  • @Villie (Comment 29) : and not getting the BPs

  • Comment 32, posted at 01.05.09 11:09:27 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 30) : At one stage, we were looking very likely to TOP the table…then we lost to Cheetahs and at home to a much weaker Crusaders team (than previous years). Now once again we are having to rely on other results going our way.

    Anyway, I just want to see a controlled and clinical performance against the Highlanders tomorrow. I’m looking for us to create tries ourselves and not just rely on turnovers and mistakes. The guys certainly have the ability!

  • Comment 33, posted at 01.05.09 11:13:05 by Villie Reply
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  • waddya know – Blues got a BP

  • Comment 34, posted at 01.05.09 11:18:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : But not two doubting Thomas. 😉

    No change to log positions.

  • Comment 35, posted at 01.05.09 11:20:48 by klempie Reply

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  • Soialo is disappointed with the Canes performace. 😯

  • Comment 36, posted at 01.05.09 11:25:10 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 36) : I agree with him! Im disappointed too 😈

  • Comment 37, posted at 01.05.09 11:28:55 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 9) :

    @klempie (Comment 10) :

    Yes you did see it too, becasue it was Comment 3, posted at 01.05.09 09:12:57 by klempie

    Daar’s nie mediseine vir “dom” nie. 😉

  • Comment 38, posted at 01.05.09 15:19:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • TWO FL tries by the Hurricanes and ONE by the Blues, for me here. 😎

  • Comment 39, posted at 01.05.09 15:24:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : huh?

  • Comment 40, posted at 01.05.09 16:37:53 by klempie Reply

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