Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Waratahs (21) vs Reds (25) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 25 Feb 2012 at 10:15
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The second match on this Super Saturday sees another Australian derby, with the Waratahs hosting the defending champions, in a match that could easily go either way.

The Waratahs have been struck by an injury plague amongst both forwards and backs, and will be fielding a team that is a way off from their first choice. There are debuts for Adam Ashley-Cooper and Sarel Pretorius in the light blue, with Daniel Halangahu an unusual captain candidate.

The Reds are without their star playmaker Quade Cooper, but in my mind have an equally exciting pivot in Mike Harris. The Reds are captained by Wallaby captain James Horwill, and will be hoping to get their title defence off to a good start against rather tough early opposition.

I expect a close encounter, similar to the scrappy affair we saw at Loftus last night, but with the Reds sneaking it.

Waratahs: 15. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Tom Carter, 11. Brackin Karauria-Henry, 10. Daniel Halangahu (Captain), 9. Sarel Pretorius, 8. Wycliff Palu, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Dave Dennis, 5. Dean Mumm, 4. Kane Douglas, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson

Replacements: 16. Damian Fitzpatrick, 17. Paddy Ryan, 18. Sitaleki Timani, 19. Jono Jenkins, 20. Brendan McKibbin, 21. Bernard Foley, 22. Nathan Trist

Reds: 1. Ben Daley, 2. James Hanson, 3. James Slipper, 4. Rob Simmons, 5. James Horwill (c), 6. Scott Higginbotham, 7. Beau Robinson, 8. Jake Schatz, 9. Will Genia (vc), 10. Mike Harris, 11. Digby Ioane, 12. Ben Tapuai, 13. Anthony Faingaa, 14. Dom Shipperley, 15. Luke Morahan

Reserves:16. Albert Anae, 17. Greg Holmes, 18. Van Humphries, 19. Radike Samo, 20. Liam Gill, 21. Ben Lucas, 22. Jono Lance


108 Comments

  • Reds must have a great game, I cant take another loss 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.02.12 10:34:12 by JarsonX Reply
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  • I heard a rumour that Cooper might return sooner than expected.

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.02.12 10:35:54 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Jaco Pepper xD

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.02.12 10:41:29 by LordHope Reply

     
  • Daniel Halangahu with a long range kick to open the scoring
    Waratahs 3 – 0 Reds
    3 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.02.12 10:45:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs play the ball on the ground,
    Harris to take the PK
    Waratahs 3 – 3 Reds
    7 min

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.02.12 10:47:54 by Franshark Reply
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  • Knock on from the kickoff, Waratahs feed to the scrum

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.02.12 10:48:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Good scrum by the Waratahs, but knocks the ball in the attacking move

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.02.12 10:50:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • Kingston with a few side steps gain some ground, out, Reds line out

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.02.12 10:54:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • Palu penalized for plying the man without the ball, Reds line out, Waratahs 10 meter line

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.02.12 10:55:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • Reds opt for another line out after another penalty is awarded to them

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.02.12 10:57:54 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs turn the Ball and clear 5 meter from half way

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.02.12 10:58:35 by Franshark Reply
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  • Reds knock, Waratahs feed the scrum

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.02.12 10:59:39 by Franshark Reply
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  • A pass to the side line miss the hands and goes out, Reds line out, releaving kick is out on the full

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.02.12 11:00:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty to the Reds, Waratahs player entry from the side, 39 meter out, just to the right of the post.
    Harris for goal
    Spot on
    Waratahs 3 – 6 Reds
    21 min

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.02.12 11:03:02 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs 3 – 6 Reds

    Harris penalty

    21 minutes

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.02.12 11:03:23 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Reds claim the kickoff, and launch an attack and its ended in a knock on in contact.

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.02.12 11:04:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • So far so good 😈

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.02.12 11:04:55 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Ioane with a good run comes to nothing as the ball is lost again.

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.02.12 11:06:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • Harris with a line break and then throughs the ball away….

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.02.12 11:08:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs line out, Reds 10 meter

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.02.12 11:09:33 by Franshark Reply
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  • A Reds line out, Waratahs 10, after a penalty for the Reds, Waratahs comes away with the ball.

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.02.12 11:10:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • A scrambling kick for releave by the Waratahs gives the Reds a line out on Waratahs 22

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.02.12 11:11:47 by Franshark Reply
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  • And again the Reds loose the ball,

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.02.12 11:12:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • Ioane hammerd in a tackle

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.02.12 11:13:01 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs not releasing the player, Harris takes the penalty, 48 meters
    Waratahs 3 – 9 Reds
    33 min

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.02.12 11:14:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Reds trapped with the ball in their ingoal area….

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.02.12 11:16:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs 5 meter scrum

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.02.12 11:17:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty for the Waratahs, opting for another scrum..

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.02.12 11:18:17 by Franshark Reply
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  • Reset

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.02.12 11:18:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) :

    NO NO !!! TAHS … haha .. 1/4 so far for me …

    But as long as the Stormers win and the Lions win im rather happy

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.02.12 11:19:30 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Try for Palu and the Waratahs

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.02.12 11:20:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 31) :

    YES !!! STARTING 15 !!!!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.02.12 11:21:35 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 31) : NOOO cmon Reds, don’t fail me now!

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.02.12 11:21:49 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Daniel miss the conversion
    Waratahs 8 – 9 Reds
    39 min

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.02.12 11:21:55 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 30) : I dont care what you want 😉 Its every man for himself :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.02.12 11:23:18 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Line break for the Reds in the midfield, right on half time, Penalty to the Reds
    Harris goes for goal
    Waratahs 8 – 12 Reds
    HALF TIME

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.02.12 11:23:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 35) : Haha don’t be nasty now 😉

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.02.12 11:25:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 36) : Good! Keep it that way!

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.02.12 11:25:19 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @JarsonX (Comment 35) :

    HAHAH 😛

    @Franshark (Comment 37) :

    As long as he doesnt state that Johan Goosen or Johann Sadie will be a bock in June or anywhere in the future for that matter im ok with what ever hes got 😛 hahah

  • Comment 39, posted at 25.02.12 11:26:33 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 39) : Dont worry about that 😈 I like keeping my aces up my sleeves.

  • Comment 40, posted at 25.02.12 11:31:17 by JarsonX Reply
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  • There will be at least one less LMS lifeline after this game

  • Comment 41, posted at 25.02.12 11:34:31 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Zibbie (Comment 39) :

    WTF is a Bock? 😛

  • Comment 42, posted at 25.02.12 11:36:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) :

    haha .. NM …

  • Comment 43, posted at 25.02.12 11:38:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Daniel with an early 2 nd half PK
    Waratahs 11 – 12 Reds
    42 min

  • Comment 44, posted at 25.02.12 11:38:41 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : English for bok :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 25.02.12 11:39:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : That’s the Lions’ version of a Springbok :mrgreen:

  • Comment 46, posted at 25.02.12 11:41:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Harris now to pull that 3 points back with a PK
    Waratahs 11 – 15 Reds
    47 min

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.02.12 11:41:52 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 45) :

    was going for bloke …. but then i got high .. or something like that .. hahaah

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.02.12 11:42:22 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Harris kick from hand charged down

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.02.12 11:42:39 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sahel hasn’t been himself today…

    Good 😈

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.02.12 11:42:53 by LordHope Reply

     
  • Waratahs penalized for walking around a mall(that sounds funny) and the Reds get out of their half

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.02.12 11:44:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • Not too many tries in round 1 thus far.

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.02.12 11:45:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 51) : Shopping for handbags is my guess 😆

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.02.12 11:47:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @LordHope (Comment 50) : Waratahs playing a different brand of rugby than the Cheetahs, he’ll have to learn a new version of scrummy

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.02.12 11:47:23 by Franshark Reply
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  • Daniel miss a chance at goal, and now the Tahs miss out a try after being called back for a forward knock/pass

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.02.12 11:50:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • after a bid of helter scelter, Reds with a line out in their own half

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.02.12 11:55:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Penalty for the Waratahs on the half line, line out, Reds 22

  • Comment 57, posted at 25.02.12 11:56:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 56) : How much time left?

  • Comment 58, posted at 25.02.12 11:56:32 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Reds off side, Daniel line break, 3 meters out

  • Comment 59, posted at 25.02.12 11:59:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • After another off side, Waratahs PK
    Waratahs 14 – 15 Reds
    62 min

  • Comment 60, posted at 25.02.12 12:00:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • 7 min to go, Reds leading by one

  • Comment 61, posted at 25.02.12 12:02:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • Reds line out, Waratahs 10, Waratahs takes it…

  • Comment 62, posted at 25.02.12 12:03:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • I reckon there will need a page dedicated to injuries. Call it the Super Rugby Injury Table. Dedicated to up to date news on injuries suffered.

  • Comment 63, posted at 25.02.12 12:03:15 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Sarel with a kick up field, Reds return kick goes out, Waratahs line out, Reds 10

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.02.12 12:05:06 by Franshark Reply
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  • Waratahs 5 meter out

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.02.12 12:05:44 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sarel with his first try in blue

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.02.12 12:06:21 by Franshark Reply
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  • Daniel converts
    Waratahs 21 – 15 Reds
    68 min

  • Comment 67, posted at 25.02.12 12:07:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Sarel in my starting 15! lovely stuff

  • Comment 68, posted at 25.02.12 12:07:52 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Penalty to the Reds, player pulled down in the line out, line out Reds, Waratahs 10

  • Comment 69, posted at 25.02.12 12:09:38 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 54) : Aye, but quite a distance through in his career already, so kudos to him if he manages to tighten up his play and defence.

    Although a bit of retention of the old won’t do him any harm, good scum-half’s try there

  • Comment 70, posted at 25.02.12 12:09:40 by LordHope Reply

     
  • Reds get a penalty and opts for the 3 points

  • Comment 71, posted at 25.02.12 12:12:30 by Franshark Reply
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  • Fark! Im having a horrific round 😯 👿 😥

  • Comment 72, posted at 25.02.12 12:13:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Harris bring the score to within 3 point
    Waratahs 21 – 18 Reds
    73 min

  • Comment 73, posted at 25.02.12 12:15:33 by Franshark Reply
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  • @LordHope (Comment 50) : Yip he certainly hasn’t he’s been Sarel. 😉

  • Comment 74, posted at 25.02.12 12:15:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Score please! My SuperBru reputation depends on a Reds comeback!

  • Comment 75, posted at 25.02.12 12:15:53 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Ping pong…… Reds line out on their 22

  • Comment 76, posted at 25.02.12 12:16:23 by Franshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 72) : I’m gonna be 1 from 5 in about 10minutes time 🙁

  • Comment 77, posted at 25.02.12 12:16:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Waratahs steal the line out but nothing comes from it, Reds have the ball but playing backwards

  • Comment 78, posted at 25.02.12 12:17:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 77) :

    Damn Highlanders messed my picks up 😐 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 79, posted at 25.02.12 12:18:07 by hendrikp Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 77) : We suck 😥

  • Comment 80, posted at 25.02.12 12:18:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Reds knock on, half line, less than a minute

  • Comment 81, posted at 25.02.12 12:18:59 by Franshark Reply
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  • @hendrikp (Comment 79) : Chiefs would have won had they not be decimated by injury. Really stuffed up their momentum.

  • Comment 82, posted at 25.02.12 12:19:23 by slammerboy Reply
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  • Kingston breaks away, run the length of the field and win it for the Reds

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  • What a finish!

  • Comment 84, posted at 25.02.12 12:20:06 by Ben Reply
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  • Bwahahaha!

  • Comment 85, posted at 25.02.12 12:20:17 by LordHope Reply

     
  • @Franshark (Comment 81) : REDS! REDS! REDS! Please REDS!!!

  • Comment 86, posted at 25.02.12 12:20:32 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • BOOOHJAAAH!!!!! 4 from5!

  • Comment 87, posted at 25.02.12 12:21:10 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Waratahs 21 – 25 Reds
    FULL TIME

  • Comment 88, posted at 25.02.12 12:21:50 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 74) : Stupid auto correct on Apple products, don’t even recognise the word well for me, always ‘corrects’ to we’ll

  • Comment 89, posted at 25.02.12 12:22:09 by LordHope Reply

     
  • 2 from 5 and 3 margin points

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  • @Franshark (Comment 83) : Kingston plays for the Waratahs.

  • Comment 91, posted at 25.02.12 12:22:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • it looked like a 2007 Habana steal……

  • Comment 92, posted at 25.02.12 12:23:14 by Franshark Reply
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  • Noooooooooooooooo, my Superbru is in sham bells this week, so I need a Stormers and Lions win to rescue the week

  • Comment 93, posted at 25.02.12 12:24:44 by Mutley Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 91) : oops, 😳 it was Dom Shipperley

  • Comment 94, posted at 25.02.12 12:24:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • I had the Reds by 2. at least I now have a 2nd correct pick and a 2nd margin point.

  • Comment 95, posted at 25.02.12 12:26:25 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Mutley (Comment 93) : A Stormers loss would be great for LMS with 54 picks for them

    Go Canes!! 😈

  • Comment 96, posted at 25.02.12 12:27:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I have not scored a single FL try after 5 games 😯 What is the world coming to?

  • Comment 97, posted at 25.02.12 12:28:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) : Not for me 😈

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 97) : How many tries have been scored so far though? Only 13.

    That may sound like a lot after 5 games, but not a single team has scored a BP try.

    I have 3 tries so far, but Masaga is one of them. (There goes a trade 🙁 )

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 99) : Isnt it less than that. I dont have to make any trades just yet. Hoping that impatience does get the beter of me though.

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  • @JarsonX (Comment 100) : 13 tries, just re checked.

    and the thing that pisses me off about the trade is that the same thing happened last year and I thought he can’t be that unlucky again.

  • Comment 101, posted at 25.02.12 12:50:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 99) : is Masaga crocked?

  • Comment 102, posted at 25.02.12 13:13:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : Yup. Something with the knee.

  • Comment 103, posted at 25.02.12 13:23:57 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 102) : he fell really badly. Didn’t look good. He was in my FL team.

    Few other injuries as well

  • Comment 104, posted at 25.02.12 13:29:26 by slammerboy Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 103) : @slammerboy (Comment 104) : eina. Poor oke

  • Comment 105, posted at 25.02.12 13:34:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 105) : Eina se gat!! 😉 He’s let me down 2 seasons in a Row.

    I’m not John Plumtree I’m booting his arse out of my team. 😛

  • Comment 106, posted at 25.02.12 13:39:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 106) : 😆

  • Comment 107, posted at 25.02.12 15:18:19 by Franshark Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 96) : Easy there!! I’m one of the 54 that weren’t too scared! Unlike some people. (Cough. . . Bye. . . Cough)

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