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Umaga starts against Brumbies


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super Rugby on 17 Feb 2011 at 06:38
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The Chiefs Official website have announced their team to take on the Brumbies in round one of the Investec Super Rugby competition.

The first round of the extended competition has been branded by SANZAR as the “Disaster Relief Round” in dedication of the people who have been affected by the recent natural disasters and to raise awareness of how people can help those that have been affected in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

The game will be played at Canberra Stadium on Saturday the 19th of February with kick off at 9.40pm (NZT).

Chiefs’ Coach Ian Foster said “we as a team are satisfied with the preparation to date and we are fully aware of the need to lift the intensity as we go from the pre-season games to round one. The Brumbies are a tough team to play at home but we are excited about getting into the competition and we are more than ready to go.”

Fritz Lee will make his Super Rugby debut at the back of the scrum in the number 8 jersey with Tana Umaga, Daniel Perrin, Hayden Triggs and Scott Waldrom donning the Chiefs jersey for the first time in their Super Rugby careers.

“We congratulate Fritz, Tana, Dan, Hayden and Scott on making the Chiefs 22 for the first time in their playing careers” added Ian Foster.

The Chiefs team to play the Brumbies, this Saturday the 19th of February at 9.40pm (NZT):
1. Ben May
2. Aled de Malmanche
3. Nathan White
4. Craig Clarke
5. Romana Graham
6. Liam Messam
7. Tanerau Latimer
8. Fritz Lee
9. Brendon Leonard
10. Stephen Donald
11. Sitiveni Sivivatu
12. Tana Umaga
13. Dwayne Sweeney
14. Tim Nanai-Williams
15. Mils Muliaina (Captain)

Reserves:
16. Toby Smith
17. Daniel Perrin
18. Hayden Triggs
19. Scott Waldrom
20. Tawera Kerr-Barlow
21. Jackson Willison
22. Lelia Masaga

Not considered for this match due to injury Hikawera Elliot, Isaac Ross, Colin Bourke, Mike Delany, and Richard Kahui.


16 Comments

  • I will gain a whole lot of respect for Umaga if he lasts the whole season

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.02.11 06:42:06 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    That’s like asking yourself to last the whole season isn’t it ! 😆

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.02.11 06:47:49 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : I was thinking the same thing 😛

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.02.11 06:48:23 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Brumbies to take this one. Gonna be close though.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.02.11 06:49:28 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 2) :
    @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 3) :

    I’ll last the whole season!!!!!!!!!!!

    It’ll be on the couch, but I’ll last.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.02.11 06:51:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Looking forward to seeing him play.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.02.11 06:52:21 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.02.11 06:57:57 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    AND I’ll probably watch a lot more games than he plays!!!! 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.02.11 07:02:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Brumbies
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    1. Ben Alexander
    2. Steve Moore
    3. Dan Palmer *
    4. Ben Hand
    5. Mark Chisholm
    6. Mitch Chapman
    7. Julian Salvi
    8. Ita Vaea *
    9. Josh Valentine
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    11. Francis Fainifo
    12. Robbie Coleman
    13. Adam Ashley-Cooper
    14. Henry Speight *
    15. Pat McCabe

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    Reserves
    16. Huia Edmonds
    17. Salesi Ma’afu
    18. Stephen Hoiles
    19. Colby Faingaa
    20. Patrick Phibbs
    21. Matt Toomua
    22. Andrew Smith

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.02.11 07:09:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Welcome back Umaga. Its good to see the old man still playing, doubt though if he will have the same impact for the Chiefs like Oupa Stef has for us had his age.

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.02.11 07:19:18 by KingRiaan Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 4) : Looking at the teams again, the Chiefs should take this one 😕

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.02.11 07:25:24 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Man I remember this guy destroying the boks a couple of years ago…. But always liked him. So welcome back!!! RESPECT.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.02.11 07:39:41 by SharksRTB Reply

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  • Adam Ashley-Cooper must be licking his lips.

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.02.11 08:07:08 by Speed7 Reply

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  • Why is masaga on the bench?? Nanai-williams is that guy with the dangerous stepping skills.
    Like the play of latimer and messam also.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.02.11 10:47:36 by bergshark Reply

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  • Can’t find myself to support the brumbies

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.02.11 10:48:22 by bergshark Reply

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  • @bergshark (Comment 14) : I guess something had to give in the Chiefs back 3 and it so happened to be usually brilliant Masaga. Nanai-Williams is a flashy 21 year old player. I’m sure he has an outside chance of making the ABs.

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.02.11 17:04:16 by beet Reply
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