Richard Ferguson

S15 Game 56 – Rebels (18) vs Highlanders (40) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Super Rugby on 15 Apr 2011 at 10:00
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The Rebels, who are smirking after consecutive wins and a bye weekend to sort out their injuries, take on a Highlanders outfit that has surprised a few supporters so far this season with good wins and in contention for that runner-up position behind the Crusaders in the New Zealand conference.

The Rebels would have identified this game as one of the few they know they can do well at the beginning of the season, but with the Highlanders proving to be better than anybody thought, this should make for a cracking game.

The Highlanders though would love to continue their impressive run and I feel they would be too strong for the plucky Melbourne outfit, but this should be no one sided affair. Enjoy!

Teams:

Rebels: 15. Richard Kingi, 14. Lachlan Mitchell, 13. Mark Gerrard, 12. Stirling Mortlock (Captain), 11. Cooper Vuna, 10. Daniel Cipriani, 9. Nick Phipps, 8. Gareth Delve, 7. Michael Lipman, 6. Jarrod Saffy, 5. Hugh Pyle, 4. Alister Campbell, 3. Greg Somerville, 2. Ged Robinson, 1. Rodney Blake

Replacements: 16. Luke Holmes, 17. Laurie Weeks, 18. Adam Byrnes, 19. Tim Davidson, 20. Hoani MacDonald, 21. Luke Rooney, 22. Afusipa Taumoepeau

Highlanders: 15. Ben R Smith, 14. Kade Poki, 13. Kenny Lynn, 12. Shaun Treeby, 11. Siale Piutau, 10. Colin Slade, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Nasi Manu, 7. Alando Soakai, 6. Adam Thomson, 5. Josh Bekhuis, 4. Jarrad Hoeata, 3. Chris King, 2. Jason Rutledge, 1. Jamie MacKintosh (Captain)

Replacements: 16. Brayden Mitchell, 17. David Te Moana, 18. Tom Donnelly, 19. Nick Crosswell, 20. Jimmy Cowan, 21. Robbie Robinson, 22. James Paterson


102 Comments

  • Go Rebels for SB by 3 and for my life on LMS 😛

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.04.11 10:04:00 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 1) : You went rebels? brave!

    But then every pick was brave this week. ESPECIALLY those who picked the Sharks. 😛

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.04.11 10:29:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : The Sharks are getting the 4 points, arent they? Maybe that was the reasoning 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.04.11 10:47:43 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Went with the Rebels as well.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.04.11 10:52:49 by Ben Reply
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  • highlanders by 7 please… 😎

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.04.11 11:23:11 by VanWilder Reply

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  • shit, why jimmy cowan on the bench??

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.04.11 11:24:04 by VanWilder Reply

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  • i thought mortlock was injured? 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.04.11 11:26:28 by VanWilder Reply

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  • Go Rebels!

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.04.11 11:37:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 1) : that was very brave with lms but I backed them on sb

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.04.11 11:38:20 by franshark Reply
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  • Let’s go lads !

    Good luck Aaron, remember what I told you ! 😆

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.04.11 11:40:37 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.04.11 11:41:42 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Community predictions

    Picks for Rebels (37.57%)
    Picks for Highlanders (62.22%)

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.04.11 11:42:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 11) : 😉

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.04.11 11:42:04 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) : What’s your margin? Go Rebels!

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.04.11 11:42:49 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 14) :

    I think about 8 to the Landers ! 😳

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.04.11 11:43:59 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Watch Nasi Manu he has been brilliant for us !

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.04.11 11:46:25 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 15) : You lead by 1.58 points in my SB pool. This could be a separator or a leader change. 😛

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.04.11 11:47:04 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • I think this might be a very interesting game!Should have recorded it!

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.04.11 11:47:32 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 17) :

    I think we all know the answer to that ! 😎

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.04.11 11:48:10 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Penalty rebels.

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.04.11 11:49:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rebels 3 – 0 Highlanders

    9min

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.04.11 11:50:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • How good was Aaron’s pop pass then ! 😎

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.04.11 11:54:28 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Sounds like Slade has broken his jaw again ….season over ! 😳

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.04.11 11:56:03 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Penalty Highlanders.

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.04.11 11:58:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • Misses to the right.

    Rebels 3 – 0 Highlanders

    17min

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.04.11 11:59:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • They can’t kick it away all night and survive surely ! 😕

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.04.11 12:01:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : Not against good sides, but tonight they might just get away with it. 😉 😈

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.04.11 12:02:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers going for goal again.

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.04.11 12:02:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rebels 3 – 3 Highlanders

    20min

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.04.11 12:03:17 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 27) : 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.04.11 12:04:30 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 19) : Yip, a change of leadership 😛

  • Comment 31, posted at 15.04.11 12:04:34 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Mrs Robinson knocks on with an open line. 🙄

  • Comment 32, posted at 15.04.11 12:04:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers go for line out instead of goal.

  • Comment 33, posted at 15.04.11 12:05:40 by McLovin Reply

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  • TMO time.

  • Comment 34, posted at 15.04.11 12:06:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Woooooohooooooo

  • Comment 35, posted at 15.04.11 12:07:10 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Should be a try.

  • Comment 36, posted at 15.04.11 12:07:34 by McLovin Reply

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  • And is.

  • Comment 37, posted at 15.04.11 12:07:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rebels 3 – 10 Highlanders

    25min

  • Comment 38, posted at 15.04.11 12:08:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • Capriati taking a shot from about 49m out.

  • Comment 39, posted at 15.04.11 12:11:46 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 31) : Or not 😳

  • Comment 40, posted at 15.04.11 12:11:53 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Misses to the left.

  • Comment 41, posted at 15.04.11 12:12:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 14) : do u feel some blood loss yet(in regards to lms) 🙂

  • Comment 42, posted at 15.04.11 12:13:20 by franshark Reply
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  • Bit of a scuffle. Those dirty Highlanders at it again. 🙄

  • Comment 43, posted at 15.04.11 12:15:45 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 43) : 😕

  • Comment 44, posted at 15.04.11 12:17:54 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Mrs Robinson misses a penalty kick.

  • Comment 45, posted at 15.04.11 12:19:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • Too easy :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 15.04.11 12:19:32 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 44) : 😛

  • Comment 47, posted at 15.04.11 12:19:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers try.

  • Comment 48, posted at 15.04.11 12:20:22 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 45) :

    Mrs Robinson as you insultingly call him is on fire !

  • Comment 49, posted at 15.04.11 12:21:11 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Rebels 3 – 17 Highlanders

    37min

  • Comment 50, posted at 15.04.11 12:21:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 49) : Term of endearment. :mrgreen: Sort of.

  • Comment 51, posted at 15.04.11 12:22:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 50) : I got highlanders by 12, so game can end now 😆

  • Comment 52, posted at 15.04.11 12:22:51 by Greg Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 51) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 15.04.11 12:22:51 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Capriati slots a penalty.

  • Comment 54, posted at 15.04.11 12:23:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Oieee!! Sb points down the drain here…. But maybe, rebels like to fight back

  • Comment 55, posted at 15.04.11 12:23:19 by franshark Reply
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  • You little beauty ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 56, posted at 15.04.11 12:24:16 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 52) : I picked the Rebellious lot.

  • Comment 57, posted at 15.04.11 12:24:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • Another Landers try? TMO time again.

  • Comment 58, posted at 15.04.11 12:25:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Try awarded.

  • Comment 59, posted at 15.04.11 12:25:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) : 😯

  • Comment 60, posted at 15.04.11 12:25:54 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • HALF TIME

    Rebels 6 – 22 Highanders

  • Comment 61, posted at 15.04.11 12:26:21 by McLovin Reply

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  • @franshark (Comment 42) : Nah! I took a gamble. Rather go out quickly than lose out at the end. Too depressing when you get so close. 😛

  • Comment 62, posted at 15.04.11 12:27:22 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 60) : Went for mostly upsets this round. So far 0 from 2. 🙄 😆

  • Comment 63, posted at 15.04.11 12:27:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 57) : Brave move that, looks like it’s going to backfire!

  • Comment 64, posted at 15.04.11 12:27:38 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 64) : More stupid than brave really. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 65, posted at 15.04.11 12:28:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 61) : Eish 16 points, Rebels can do it! But I doubt it 😈

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  • @McLovin (Comment 63) :

    Chiefs were good to night they will win next week in the Republic…. a tip !

  • Comment 67, posted at 15.04.11 12:30:20 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 63) : So you got the stormers then? 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 68, posted at 15.04.11 12:30:54 by Greg Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 66) : 😯

  • Comment 69, posted at 15.04.11 12:31:57 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 67) : Thanks. 😉

  • Comment 70, posted at 15.04.11 12:47:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Try of the season !

  • Comment 71, posted at 15.04.11 12:47:28 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 68) : 😈

  • Comment 72, posted at 15.04.11 12:47:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hihlanders are running away with it now! What were I thinking picking the Rebels?

  • Comment 73, posted at 15.04.11 12:48:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Rebels 6 – 27 Highlanders

    50min

  • Comment 74, posted at 15.04.11 12:48:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • Poki is in my team! 😎

  • Comment 75, posted at 15.04.11 12:48:47 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Highlanders look to have beaten the rebellion right out of the opposition.

  • Comment 76, posted at 15.04.11 12:50:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rebels 6 – 32 Highlanders

    52min

  • Comment 77, posted at 15.04.11 12:51:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Rebels 6
    Landers 32
    55 mins

  • Comment 78, posted at 15.04.11 12:51:25 by Ben Reply
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  • Well played Aaron ! 😎

  • Comment 79, posted at 15.04.11 12:55:18 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Pretty boring game

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  • @Ben (Comment 80) :

    Hahaha

  • Comment 81, posted at 15.04.11 12:58:16 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Rebels…just a few points please…but landers to win!

  • Comment 82, posted at 15.04.11 13:01:27 by Ice Reply
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  • Rebels try.

  • Comment 83, posted at 15.04.11 13:03:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Capriati cocks up an easy conversion.

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  • Reb 11 – 32 Highlanders

    66min

  • Comment 85, posted at 15.04.11 13:04:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Put him in the AB’s 😎

  • Comment 86, posted at 15.04.11 13:06:43 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Mrs Robinson slots another penalty for the Highlanders.

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  • Reb 11 – 35 Highlanders

    68min

  • Comment 88, posted at 15.04.11 13:08:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • Thomson scores after Capriati tackles like a girl.

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  • Reb 11 – 40 Highlanders

    70min

  • Comment 90, posted at 15.04.11 13:09:52 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’m officially dead…. For the 2nd time 😈

  • Comment 91, posted at 15.04.11 13:11:27 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 91) : 😳

  • Comment 92, posted at 15.04.11 13:13:09 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 91) : Don’t feel too bad, you’re not the only one :mrgreen:

  • Comment 93, posted at 15.04.11 13:18:52 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 93) : Last year in the CC, I made it to the last round and picked the Lions who lost to the Pumas, I was distraught. Now I wont take it to serious again 😀

  • Comment 94, posted at 15.04.11 13:24:18 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 92) : Congrats on a comprehensive win.

  • Comment 95, posted at 15.04.11 13:25:23 by Ben Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 94) :

    I hope that doesn’t happen in the FL this year ! 😉

    Chin up !

  • Comment 96, posted at 15.04.11 13:26:17 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 95) : Cheers bud ! 😉

  • Comment 97, posted at 15.04.11 13:26:57 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 97) : Where are you guys now in the NZ conference after this game? 3rd?

  • Comment 98, posted at 15.04.11 13:28:24 by Ben Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 96) : Dont worry 😛 Not gonna happen.

  • Comment 99, posted at 15.04.11 13:32:07 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • I got it spot on atlast. 😎

  • Comment 100, posted at 15.04.11 13:33:00 by Danman110 Reply

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  • Well done Laners. Though some tough games coming up for Landers. Saders next week and still have to play Blues home and away. Also have to play Tahs. Against Chiefs, Canes Lions and Force they should pick a win against those teams. Should make the play offs.

  • Comment 101, posted at 15.04.11 14:30:16 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 101) : sorry typo there. Landers.

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