Richard Ferguson

S15 Game 68 – Highlanders (10) vs Blues (15) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Super Rugby on 29 Apr 2011 at 08:00
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We start this long weekend with a good old New Zealand derby in Dunedin where the Higlanders face the Blues. The Highlanders are on a massive high after toppling the mighty Crusaders at home last week, whereas the Blues got one over the Rebels in an unconvincing win at home.

The home team has Adam Thompson back in at flank, who is an inspirational player, after being ruled out of the previous match. The Blues show a similar team to that of last weekend with a potent looking backline with Ranger and Rokocoko always menacing on the wings.

I for one am hoping for an open running match, but derbies aren’t well known for delivering that. I predict a close game but the Highlanders should be just too strong for the inconsistent Blues.

Highlanders: 15. Robbie Robinson, 14. Kade Poki, 13. Kenny Lynn, 12. Ben R Smith, 11. Siale Piutau, 10. Tony Brown, 9. Jimmy Cowan, 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. Mahonri Schwalger, 17. David Te Moana, 18. Tom Donnelly, 19. Nick Crosswell, 20. Aaron Smith, 21. Matt Saunders, 22. James Paterson

Blues: 15. Isaia Toeava, 14. Joe Rokocoko, 13. Jared Payne, 12. Luke McAlister, 11. Rene Ranger, 10. Stephen Brett, 9. Alby Mathewson, 8. Peter Saili, 7. Luke Braid, 6. Jerome Kaino, 5. Ali Williams, 4. Anthony Boric, 3. John Afoa, 2. Keven Mealamu (Captain), 1. Tevita Mailau

Replacements: 16. Tom McCartney, 17. Pauliasi Manu, 18. James King / Filo Paulo, 19. Chris Lowrey, 20. Toby Morland, 21. Benson Stanley, 22. Lachie Munro


64 Comments

  • Go lads ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.04.11 08:10:07 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • The Highlanders have proven to be my bogey side on Superbru.

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.04.11 08:30:42 by Ben Reply
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  • Highlanders should take this..

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.04.11 08:31:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Both teams are playing quite well, winning is winning no matter how ugly it is. 😈
    Picked the H’landers by 2 and I hope the Blues doesnt score a single try.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.04.11 08:40:30 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 4) :

    Why no Blues tries?

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.04.11 08:43:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) : Fantasy League. I dont have any Blues in my squad and I dont want the guys who do to get a lot of points :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.04.11 08:45:20 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 6) :

    Then I hope Rene Ranger scores at least 3 tries..

    Hehe.. My only Blues player.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.04.11 08:51:58 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • What time is kickoff?

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.04.11 08:53:02 by Ben Reply
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  • from the Sharks perspective it would be better if Highlanders win so that the Blues do not run away with too may points.

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.04.11 09:06:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : and somme 3 for luke too πŸ™‚

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.04.11 09:06:05 by franshark Reply
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  • I took a gamble here and whent for the blues

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.04.11 09:07:21 by franshark Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 7) : @franshark (Comment 10) : 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.04.11 09:08:29 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 8) : 09:35

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.04.11 09:09:15 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 8) : 9.35

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.04.11 09:09:42 by franshark Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 13) : @franshark (Comment 14) : Thank you

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.04.11 09:11:40 by Ben Reply
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  • Kick off time!

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.04.11 09:35:28 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • GO HIGHLANDERS!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.04.11 09:49:02 by klempie Reply

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  • Pen 9min mc allister 3-0 blues

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.04.11 09:50:12 by ruggabugga Reply

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  • 0 – 3
    24mins

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.04.11 10:01:36 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • sounds like an exciting game πŸ™„

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.04.11 10:11:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 4) : @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 6) : So far so good πŸ˜› H’landers should only get ahead and stay there.

  • Comment 21, posted at 29.04.11 10:13:56 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) : what’s the score ? and time?

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.04.11 10:15:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 20) : Not watching but has to be :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.04.11 10:15:02 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 23) : anybody watching?
    or maybe the watchers are sitting on the verge of theirs seats and can’t post :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.04.11 10:16:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • High 0 – 6 Blues
    35mins or halftime.

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.04.11 10:17:57 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 24) : I’m following SS updates. They are always a bit behind πŸ™„ 😈

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.04.11 10:19:20 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Every time I pick the Highlanders to win, they lose and every time I pick them to lose, they win. I picked them to win so they’ll probably lose this one.

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.04.11 10:20:52 by Ben Reply
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  • Halftime
    H’landers 0 – 9 Blues
    πŸ˜•
    Go Landers!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.04.11 10:24:04 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • C’mon you dirty Higlanders! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.04.11 10:27:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • Landers TRAAAI!

  • Comment 30, posted at 29.04.11 10:33:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • Come on you useless Highlanders!

  • Comment 31, posted at 29.04.11 10:37:18 by klempie Reply

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  • Blues lead 12 – 10.

  • Comment 32, posted at 29.04.11 10:40:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • Sharks v Stormers only being shown online according to Sky presenter. πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 33, posted at 29.04.11 10:43:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • Who’s doing the wedding updates? 😈 πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 34, posted at 29.04.11 10:44:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 33) : What? πŸ‘Ώ

  • Comment 35, posted at 29.04.11 10:46:37 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 35) : Yip, on the website it says it will be behind the red button, but during halftime they said it’s online only. All the other games being shown on tv/red button but just not that one. 😐

  • Comment 36, posted at 29.04.11 10:48:37 by McLovin Reply

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  • Still 10 – 12 Blues after 55mins+

  • Comment 37, posted at 29.04.11 10:49:04 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 36) : Red button?

  • Comment 38, posted at 29.04.11 10:51:19 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 38) : Sky interactive or something? Red button on the sky remote.

  • Comment 39, posted at 29.04.11 10:57:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • 15-10

  • Comment 40, posted at 29.04.11 10:58:43 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 39) : Oh 😳 So SuperSport will broadcast it but not Sky.

  • Comment 41, posted at 29.04.11 11:01:13 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • 15 – 10

    10min to go.

  • Comment 42, posted at 29.04.11 11:03:26 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 41) : Yes. πŸ˜†

  • Comment 43, posted at 29.04.11 11:03:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 43) : Bastard πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 44, posted at 29.04.11 11:05:10 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Come on Highlanders. 1 converted try! Please! πŸ˜›

  • Comment 45, posted at 29.04.11 11:07:19 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 44) : I never mentioned Supersport. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 29.04.11 11:08:32 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 42) : can landers still win?

  • Comment 47, posted at 29.04.11 11:08:46 by rekinek Reply
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  • Highlanders fast approaching last chance saloon.

  • Comment 48, posted at 29.04.11 11:09:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 47) : Converted try will do it.

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.04.11 11:09:33 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 45) : yes yes !

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.04.11 11:09:36 by rekinek Reply
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  • Spear tackle. Yellow to Highlanders. 😐

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.04.11 11:10:16 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 46) : Assumption is the mother of all screw-ups 😳 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.04.11 11:10:40 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 51) : πŸ˜•

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.04.11 11:11:26 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Blues running down the clock.

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.04.11 11:13:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • I wanted to pick the Blues and then decided homeground will proof decisive 😳 There goes the GSP again.

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.04.11 11:14:25 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Blues take it.

    15 – 10

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.04.11 11:14:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 55) : Its not your fault, its my fault. Every time I pick the Highlander to win, they lose. Sorry everyone. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.04.11 11:16:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 56) : at least no bp 😐

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.04.11 11:16:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 57) : Bastard πŸ˜‰ Same here dude :mrgreen:

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.04.11 11:18:18 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • I think its safe to say that the Highlanders are the most unpredictable team in the competition! πŸ™‚

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.04.11 11:21:27 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 57) : Are you a jinxer or just a Highlander jinxer?

  • Comment 61, posted at 29.04.11 11:39:02 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 61) : A Highlander Jinxer only. HH is gonna hate me! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.04.11 11:44:50 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 62) : so it does not work both ways ie. if you pick them to loose they win?

    BTW you owe us SB points :mrgreen:

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.04.11 11:53:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 63) : yes it does work both ways, read my comment 27.

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