Hertford Highlander

Key All Blacks season looks all over !


Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :In the news, RWC 2011, Super Rugby on 18 Apr 2011 at 07:25
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Planet Rugby reports a key RWC All Blacks season looks all but over.

Highlanders fly-half Colin Slade is likely to miss the rest of the Super Rugby season after breaking his jaw for the second time this year.

The one-time capped All Black pivot picked up the injury early in the Highlanders’ 40-18 win over the Rebels in Melborune on Friday.

Slade’s first jaw injury came during a pre-season game against the Blues in February.

This will be a big blow for Slade, who is now likely to be out of contention for a spot in the All Blacks’ World Cup squad.

“He’s pretty unlucky. He’s only played about one and a half games,” Highlanders general manager Roger Clark told Reuters.

“It was six to eight weeks (recovery) last time so that is the season really.

“Based on the last time, the recovery time for a broken jaw is six to eight weeks and I don’t think after a second one they will want to take too many chances.”

Clark added the new break was on the other side to the previous one.

“You couldn’t get much unluckier, it is both sides now,” he said.

“It was just one of those freak things and you couldn’t do anything about it.”

Robbie Robinson and Tony Brown will compete for the Highlanders number ten jersey.


30 Comments

  • Shame, poor bloke. Anybodys dream to play in a world cup at home.

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.04.11 07:37:08 by Ben Reply
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  • Better play Brown cause Robinson can’t kick.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.04.11 08:37:46 by King Shark Reply
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  • @King Shark (Comment 2) : Brown learnt his trade at the Sharks a few years ago!n 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.04.11 08:57:02 by Ben Reply
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  • Key All Black? Hahaha! 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.04.11 08:57:22 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • HH, I see you got close this round on FL. 😎
    Hopefully I can get a much better round this weekend. Goggabies has a few Stormers in his team and they have a bye.

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.04.11 09:00:14 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Who? 😈

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.04.11 09:00:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 5) :

    Well I suppose it is half way now !

    Goggabies may come back to the bunch once the Stormers leave the Republic ! …. Well here’s hoping anyway ! 😕

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.04.11 09:16:35 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 7) : I hope so too 😛

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.04.11 09:19:14 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 8) :

    Blues can’t keep winning either ! 😕

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.04.11 09:23:22 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 9) : I picked the dirty Highlanders to beat the Crusaders on SB. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.04.11 09:29:42 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 9) : Can the Crusaders? Or rather I need them and the Sharks to keep winning 😛

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.04.11 09:30:07 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 11) :

    Has a sports team (Crusaders) won every match of their sporting season away from home before. 😕

    If they do it, it would be phenomenal ! 😎

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.04.11 09:34:05 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 10) : More faith than me ! 😉

    Maybe they will rest everyone, I see McCaw is taking over the captaincy from Read (who is getting a rest) that weakens them ! 😯

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.04.11 09:35:41 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : I know 😕

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.04.11 09:45:16 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 13) : You really think so? Or is that sarcasm? 😈

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.04.11 09:46:26 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 15) :

    Read is getting a rest and i think Thorn will get one as well. Other than that it will be business as usual ! 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.04.11 09:51:42 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 12) : Yip. And I think it was the crusaders.

    On my phone or else I would have a look. It’ll be on supersport.com, under the superrugby tab there will be a records option.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.04.11 10:09:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : 2002, Crusaders won all of their games.

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.04.11 10:21:33 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : @war1 (Comment 18) :

    But what I’m saying is that they won’tplay at home all season.

    ….. you could hardly call Timaru, London or Nelson home games ! 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.04.11 10:28:47 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 18) : Howzit Warren?

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.04.11 10:30:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 20) : Howzit, kannie kla nie, sien ons is altwee dood op lms. Along with pretty much everyone else too.

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.04.11 10:34:08 by war1 Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 19) : Ok, now I see. I reckon they can win the rest of their games this season. Just a pity for them they lost that first one against the Blues.

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.04.11 10:36:28 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 21) : Haha yeah the pathetic Brumbies let me down again! 🙂 who did you pick?

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.04.11 10:52:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 23) : Cheetahs. They should have won that game. Ai.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.04.11 11:00:18 by war1 Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 23) : @war1 (Comment 24) : Thanks to the cheetahs who does not realise that you only have to protect the ball in the last minute and a half to secure your win, but wants to play flash and then end up losing (spit)! – I too are dead….and I presume I would have been anyway, cuase my choice was betwee the Cheetahs and the Brumbies… 😆

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.04.11 11:02:51 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 25) : maybe sarel “best scrumhalf in the country” pretorius thought that grey canes jersey was a Cheetahs one or maybe he didn’t even look before he passed.

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.04.11 11:11:23 by war1 Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 26) : War1 – it must have been – otherwise I’d classify that move as DOF! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.04.11 11:15:04 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 27) : It WAS dof….. 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.04.11 11:34:18 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 24) : @Ice (Comment 25) : Yip the Cheetahs should really have won that game. Both teams’ defense suck badly!

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.04.11 11:47:00 by Ben Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 26) : Mayne he is colour blind, let’s not judge! 🙂

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.04.11 11:51:31 by Ben Reply
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