Richard Ferguson

S15 Game 100 – Highlanders (14) vs Force (21) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :In the news, Super Rugby on 3 Jun 2011 at 08:00
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The Highlanders and the Force kick start our seven match Super Rugby weekend in Dunedin this morning, the first of three Friday games. The game kicks off at 09h40, so make sure you are around to catch the live comments, especially if you are stuck at work, like me!

The biggest talking point surrounding this match has not been the Highlanders’ season being in the balance, or the fact that they need to win to get back into play off contention, but it has been about this new green kit they will be playing in today.

The Force are without their first choice half backs Willie Ripia and James O’Connor and have rookie Mark Swanepoel and James Stannard starting today. This and the fact that the Highlanders HAVE to win to remain in the competition. I predict a 10 point win for the Highlanders.

Highlanders : 1, Jamie Mackintosh (C), 2, Mo Schwalger, 3, Chris King, 4, Jarrad Hoeata, 5, Josh Bekhuis , 6, Adam Thomson, 7, John Hardie, 8, Nasi Manu , 9, Jimmy Cowan, 10, Lima Sopoaga, 11, Siale Piutau, 12, Shaun Treeby, 13, Kendrick Lynn, 14, Kade Poki, 15, Ben Smith

Replacements: 16. Jason Rutledge, 17. Bronson Murray, 18. Tom Donnelly, 19. Nick Crosswell , 20. Aaron Smith, 21. Robbie Robinson, 22. Alando Soakai

Force:1. Kieran Longbottom,2. Nathan Charles,3. Tim Fairbrother,4. Sam Wykes,5. Nathan Sharpe (Captain),6. Matt Hodgson,7. David Pocock,8. Ben McCalman,9. Mark Swanepoel,10. James Stannard,11. David Smith,12. Rory Sidey,13. Patrick Dellit,14. Alfie Mafi,15. Cameron Shepherd

Reserves:16. Ben Whittaker,17. Matt Dunning,18. Tom Hockings,19. Richard Brown,20. Chris Cottee,21. Mitch Inman,22. Nick Cummins

Match Officals
Referee: Jonathon White
Assistant referees: Vinny Munro, Kane McBride
Television match official: Mike Fraser


96 Comments

  • Picked The Landers by 2. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.06.11 08:05:50 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • I went big Highlanders with 16, HH hope your happy 🙂

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.06.11 08:07:30 by franshark Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 1) : That’s too little. 🙂

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.06.11 08:08:04 by Ben Reply
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  • What a joke to see Highlanders number 11 playing today.

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.06.11 08:09:44 by Ben Reply
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  • I will not be seeing any Friday morning games for 3 weeks. 🙁

    Working 12hour days 7 days a week until 25 June. 🙁

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.06.11 08:24:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Will someone please keep the score updates coming?

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.06.11 08:26:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Will try KSA. Let’s bond.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.06.11 08:46:25 by Speed7 Reply

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  • Highlanders by 12. Lots of sentimentallity ( jeez hope that’s spelt right ) attatcched to this game for them.

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.06.11 08:48:20 by Speed7 Reply

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  • Somebody must post us a pic of the new green jersey they’ve been making the fuss about

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.06.11 08:49:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Speed7 (Comment 7) : Hehehehehe 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.06.11 08:56:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 8) : 2 spelling errors there! Attached, sentimentality. 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.06.11 08:59:11 by Ben Reply
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  • Benny boy. The 2nd one was aspris. Ja ?

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.06.11 09:02:21 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 12) : And the 1st one?

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.06.11 09:05:52 by Ben Reply
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  • 1st was a mistake.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.06.11 09:07:53 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 14) : Good. So you score 50% on your Spelling Bee.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.06.11 09:09:01 by Ben Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    Will try my best from behind my desk..

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.06.11 09:14:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Morning All. Picked the Landers for this game but the friday picks has not been good for me in the past. Holding thumps for that ellusive GSP that I have not received yet this season.

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.06.11 09:14:37 by Viking Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 15) : ita batter tjan some offf use oters 🙂

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.06.11 09:15:38 by franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) : I would love too, can someone just call my boss and tell him I have other engagements too…. :):)

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.06.11 09:18:01 by franshark Reply
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  • @franshark (Comment 19) : Work on a friday? That`s just poor planning! 😈

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.06.11 09:27:24 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 20) : 👿

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.06.11 09:30:56 by Ice Reply
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  • PLayers are on the park.. any comment on the new kit?

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.06.11 09:39:42 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Their fetchers should wear long sleaves . .. you`ll never see them play the ball on the ground 😈

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.06.11 09:42:12 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) : Apparently it’s lime green :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.06.11 09:43:40 by Greg Reply

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  • i really would like somebody posting photos of this new kit. pretty please.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.06.11 09:44:28 by rekinek Reply
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  • Post pics please! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.06.11 09:45:58 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Landers 0 – 3 Force

    10 minutes

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.06.11 09:47:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Landers 6 – 3 Force

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.06.11 09:52:20 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 26) : i wonder where pic-poster KSA is. perhaps surfing the net for new Freddie’s picks or hovering on the watches = praat … thread 🙄 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.06.11 09:52:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) :

    He is actually working.. shame.. lol

  • Comment 30, posted at 03.06.11 09:55:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : Freddies picks and / or pecks.

  • Comment 31, posted at 03.06.11 09:56:20 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Can’t post pics but it looks kak. 😆

  • Comment 32, posted at 03.06.11 09:56:30 by McLovin Reply

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  • Go to :

    http://www.rugby15.co.za/2011/05/in-green/

  • Comment 33, posted at 03.06.11 09:56:44 by Greg Reply

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  • Go to google images and search ‘lime green’. That’s the colour it is. 😆

  • Comment 34, posted at 03.06.11 09:58:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Greens score a try.

  • Comment 35, posted at 03.06.11 09:58:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 33) : That pic makes it look much darker than it appears today. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 03.06.11 09:59:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 30) : are you trying to make me feel bad 😈 😉

  • Comment 37, posted at 03.06.11 10:00:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • Landers 11 – 3 Force

    24 minutes

  • Comment 38, posted at 03.06.11 10:02:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 33) : that’s awful lot of green 😯

  • Comment 39, posted at 03.06.11 10:04:00 by rekinek Reply
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  • Landers 14 – 3 Force
    28 minutes

  • Comment 40, posted at 03.06.11 10:05:20 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : These bastards are actually making me work for my money, this is total rubbish. I thought it was an attendance allowance, now they tell me I have to work for it. 😯

  • Comment 41, posted at 03.06.11 10:05:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : who’re are they 😯 third force ? 😆

  • Comment 42, posted at 03.06.11 10:06:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 23) : 😆

  • Comment 43, posted at 03.06.11 10:08:07 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) : my employer. 😉

  • Comment 44, posted at 03.06.11 10:08:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 44) : hmm … employers are know to do this sort of stuff 😆
    i thought that it is a day off in KSA today or is it Wednesday & Thursday?

  • Comment 45, posted at 03.06.11 10:10:51 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 39) : It is rather a lot, isn’t it.

  • Comment 46, posted at 03.06.11 10:12:46 by Greg Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : I feel the same. Rediculous!!! 👿

  • Comment 47, posted at 03.06.11 10:13:13 by Viking Reply
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  • Just saw the green strip jerseys of the Lander. Must say I quite like it. 😎

  • Comment 48, posted at 03.06.11 10:14:05 by Viking Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 46) : Come on Greg you guys gonna do us all another little favour tomorrow ?

  • Comment 49, posted at 03.06.11 10:14:21 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Pic of the jersey in the article…

  • Comment 50, posted at 03.06.11 10:15:03 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) : Can you please approve my avatar. Correct pic of jersey is on there.

  • Comment 51, posted at 03.06.11 10:18:23 by Viking Reply
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  • some score please? 🙄 😆

  • Comment 52, posted at 03.06.11 10:20:05 by Ice Reply
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  • @Ice (Comment 52) :

    Landers 14 – 3 Force

    Close to half time

  • Comment 53, posted at 03.06.11 10:22:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) : You can pick up the photo of their new jersey at the following link if you want to:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/5099258/Green-landers-unveil-new-lime-green-jerseys

  • Comment 54, posted at 03.06.11 10:23:11 by Viking Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 45) : Nope it is Thu/Fri weekends, but we are working 7 days a week 12 hours a day until 25 June for a Test and Inspection session on one of our plants.

  • Comment 55, posted at 03.06.11 10:23:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Highlanders aren’t stupid, they’ll never have to wear an alternate strip with those colours.

  • Comment 56, posted at 03.06.11 10:29:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 50) : thanx

  • Comment 57, posted at 03.06.11 10:32:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 54) : thanx Viking – i’m not sure I wanted to see it so many times :mrgreen:
    @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 58, posted at 03.06.11 10:32:57 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 56) : 😆 Makes me wonder what the laternative strip would look like. Blue or white?

  • Comment 59, posted at 03.06.11 10:33:08 by Viking Reply
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  • any news on score – i see the jersey debate is taking over. 😀
    it’s not a fashion site 😈

  • Comment 60, posted at 03.06.11 10:34:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 60) : want me to post a pic and change the subject?

  • Comment 61, posted at 03.06.11 10:37:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 61) : 😯 😀
    i think Viking did the pic posting in extreme 😆
    i wouldn’t mind the score if anybody knows though ..

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  • Landers 14 – 3 Force

    50 minutes

  • Comment 63, posted at 03.06.11 10:42:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 62) : Whatever… 😎

  • Comment 64, posted at 03.06.11 10:44:14 by Viking Reply
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  • Highlanders 14 – 10 Force

    65min

  • Comment 65, posted at 03.06.11 10:57:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • Come on the Force!

    What am I saying . . my SB !! 😕

  • Comment 66, posted at 03.06.11 10:59:19 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 66) : Go Landers 😈

  • Comment 67, posted at 03.06.11 11:00:55 by rekinek Reply
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  • Force looking dangerous but spoiling their own opportunities.

  • Comment 68, posted at 03.06.11 11:02:05 by Viking Reply
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  • Kom Landers!!! 😐

  • Comment 69, posted at 03.06.11 11:02:55 by Ice Reply
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  • Penalty Force.

    Higlander 14 – 13 Force

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  • Highlanders 14 – 13 Force

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  • Comment 71, posted at 03.06.11 11:04:51 by McLovin Reply

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  • TRY Force in the corner!!!!

  • Comment 72, posted at 03.06.11 11:06:10 by Viking Reply
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  • Force try!

  • Comment 73, posted at 03.06.11 11:06:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • Highlander 14 – 18 Force

    75Minutes

  • Comment 74, posted at 03.06.11 11:07:51 by Viking Reply
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  • Lol here comes the upset, Highlanders continue to be my bogey side!

  • Comment 75, posted at 03.06.11 11:08:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 73) : Well there is one of those upsets that I thought would mess up my SB. 🙁

  • Comment 76, posted at 03.06.11 11:08:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Kinda glad the Highlanders won’t make the play-offs.

    Their consistent dirty play is a blight on the game. 😈 😉

  • Comment 77, posted at 03.06.11 11:09:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • Come on Force…go you good thing go! Want Highlanders out of the equation.

  • Comment 78, posted at 03.06.11 11:10:20 by GreatSharksays Reply

     
  • Force penalty.

  • Comment 79, posted at 03.06.11 11:10:29 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 75) : Bogey indeed. Another Penalty to Force. This should make it 21 -14 to the Force. 👿

  • Comment 80, posted at 03.06.11 11:10:50 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 74) : you kidding me – can’t they even beat force 🙄

  • Comment 81, posted at 03.06.11 11:10:58 by rekinek Reply
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  • Go Force!!! Eliminate a potential playoff rival!!

  • Comment 82, posted at 03.06.11 11:11:44 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • Consecutive losses to the Lions and Force at home nogal..

    Shame..

  • Comment 83, posted at 03.06.11 11:12:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Thats the game. Force Win 21 – 14

  • Comment 84, posted at 03.06.11 11:12:39 by Viking Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 77) : Boom Boom Boom. :mrgreen:

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  • FINAL SCORE

    Highlanders 14 – 21 Force

  • Comment 86, posted at 03.06.11 11:13:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • Not a good start for the Green Jersey in NZ. We’ll have to use our green Jersey to show them later in the year. 😉

  • Comment 87, posted at 03.06.11 11:14:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bad for Superbru….great for South Africa’s chances of having 3 teams in the play-offs!

  • Comment 88, posted at 03.06.11 11:15:56 by Pokkel Reply
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  • 😆 😆 Nathan Sharpe saying it’s ‘nice to come here and not play like school boys’. 😆

  • Comment 89, posted at 03.06.11 11:16:02 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 81) : Apparently not. Must say that second half it was all Force. They missed a lot of opportunities but did not allow the Landers to get into it.
    😡

  • Comment 90, posted at 03.06.11 11:16:12 by Viking Reply
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  • Okay that settles that, the Highlanders certainly didn’t want to play in the Play-offs!

  • Comment 91, posted at 03.06.11 11:16:16 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 88) : Its looking good. Lets hope that the sharks beat the cheetahs and bulls beat the Tahs then the door is wide open.

  • Comment 92, posted at 03.06.11 11:18:05 by Viking Reply
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  • Well that`s the upset of the weekend out of the way.

    Easy calls from here on

  • Comment 93, posted at 03.06.11 11:18:55 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • 0 from 7 😛

  • Comment 94, posted at 03.06.11 11:20:25 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 89) : Bwhahahahahahaa EXCELLENT.

  • Comment 95, posted at 03.06.11 11:22:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 94) : same here 😛

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