Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Blues (25) vs Hurricanes (26) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 23 Mar 2012 at 07:30
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The opening game of the fifth round takes us to New Zealand, where the Blues host the Hurricanes in Auckland. The Blues are back at home following a somewhat successful tour of South Africa, while the Hurricanes, who have also been to South Africa already, come off a home loss against the Highlanders last weekend.

The Blues have had a few injury concerns in the backline especially, with Isaia Toeava now ruled out for the entire season, the return of both David Raikuna and Rudi Wulf comes at a good time. There is also a start at 10 for Piri Weepu, with the rookie flyhalves Gareth Anscombe and Michael Hobbs both sitting on the bench.

The Hurricanes, who beat the Lions in South Africa and ran the Stormers close, are still battling to find decent momentum, and following the loss to the Highlanders last weekend, this match is simply a must win for the them. They will look to TJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett to get the backline going and release the likes of Cory Jane and Andre Taylor.

Blues: 15. Lachie Munro, 14. David Raikuna, 13. Benson Stanley, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 11. Rudi Wulf, 10. Piri Weepu, 9. Alby Mathewson, 8. Brad Mika, 7. Daniel Braid (Captain), 6. Chris Lowrey, 5. Ali Williams, 4. Liaki Moli, 3. Charlie Faumuina, 2. Tom McCartney, 1. Tony Woodcock

Replacements: 16. James Parsons, 17. Tevita Mailau, 18. Filo Paulo, 19. Sean Polwart, 20. Gareth Anscombe, 21. Michael Hobbs, 22. Hadleigh Parkes

Hurricanes: 15. AndrΓ© Taylor, 14. Cory Jane, 13. Conrad Smith (Captain), 12. Tim Bateman, 11. Julian Savea, 10. Beauden Barrett, 9. TJ Perenara, 8. Victor Vito, 7. Jack Lam, 6. Faifili Levave, 5. Jason Eaton, 4. Jeremy Thrush, 3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2. Dane Coles, 1. Ben May

Replacements: 16. Motu Matu’u, 17. Michael Bent, 18. James Broadhurst, 19. Brad Shields, 20. Chris Eaton, 21. Dan Kirkpatrick, 22. Charlie Ngatai


59 Comments

  • I wouldn’t put 10c on this game but for the sake of my Superbru…..Go Canes!

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.03.12 08:11:26 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 1) : agree except… Go Blues…

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.03.12 08:15:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Blues!

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.03.12 08:15:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Go Blues !!

    Especially Charlie Faunuina and Ali Williams

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.03.12 08:17:44 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) :

    Rudi Wulf can go score me a hat trick.. Please.. Thank you!

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.03.12 08:26:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) :

    πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.03.12 08:31:16 by Zibbie Reply
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  • 3 – 0 Blues 8 min

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.03.12 08:45:07 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Go Canes

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.03.12 08:54:34 by lostfish Reply
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  • Waarsie updates, oukies??

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.03.12 08:56:19 by Ice Reply
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  • TV at work showing Channel O πŸ™

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.03.12 08:57:36 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Blues leading 13 – 7

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.03.12 08:59:20 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Nonu Try and Munro 2 penalties and a conversion for the Canes a try for Taylor and Barret with the conversion

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.03.12 09:00:31 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Try Cory Jane

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.03.12 09:11:44 by lostfish Reply
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  • 13-12 Try Jane

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.03.12 09:12:11 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Cory Jane try, conversion missed.

    Blues 13 – 12 Canes

    33 minutes

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.03.12 09:12:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I just saw that James O’Connor won’t be playing tonight. Tweaked his hammy.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.03.12 09:13:25 by lostfish Reply
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  • Blues penalty by Barrett.

    Blues 16 – 12 Canes

    36 minutes

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.03.12 09:15:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 16) :

    Shucks.. And I thought he would be the catalyst for a Rebels win!

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.03.12 09:16:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Try Smith

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.03.12 09:16:59 by lostfish Reply
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  • Try Smith, Conversion brings an end to the half

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.03.12 09:17:34 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 18) : So did I. He is also in my starting 15

  • Comment 21, posted at 23.03.12 09:20:08 by lostfish Reply
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  • Blues 16 – 17 Canes

    HALF TIME

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.03.12 09:21:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Come on Blues, I need you to win by 6

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.03.12 09:21:57 by Mutley Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 19) :
    @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 20) :

    Not in my starting fifteen, but my first try of the weekend..

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.03.12 09:22:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I haven’t updated my team since week 1 πŸ™ Bladdy honeymoons

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.03.12 09:23:36 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 21) :

    I don’t have any Rebels or Force players in my team, but for my SuperBru, I based my decision almost purely on him playing..

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.03.12 09:23:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 25) :

    Excuses..

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.03.12 09:23:55 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 22) :

    Apologies..

    Blues 16 – 19 Canes

    Half time

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.03.12 09:24:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Second half kicks off..

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.03.12 09:30:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues penalty to break level.

    Blues 19 – 19 Canes

    45 minutes

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.03.12 09:36:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 27) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.03.12 09:39:27 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Come on Canes!!! I can do with a good weekend on the Bru!!

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.03.12 09:40:47 by Ice Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 31) :

    Married life treating you okay so far?

    I see you are still allowed on SW? Or is that only when you are at work?! πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 33, posted at 23.03.12 09:41:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues by 2.

  • Comment 34, posted at 23.03.12 09:41:37 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 34) : Canes by 3

  • Comment 35, posted at 23.03.12 09:42:31 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 33) :

    his boss is less demanding then his wife ? 😯

  • Comment 36, posted at 23.03.12 09:43:03 by Zibbie Reply
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  • Another Blues penalty..

    Blues 22 – 19 Canes

    53 minutes

  • Comment 37, posted at 23.03.12 09:44:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 34) :
    @lostfish (Comment 35) :

    Blues by 5.. asseblief..

  • Comment 38, posted at 23.03.12 09:45:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Munro with another penalty for the Blues

    Blues 25 – 19 Canes

    57 minutes

  • Comment 39, posted at 23.03.12 09:48:08 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 39) : Makes sense with this tweet from rucking good stats #Blues conceding a penalty every 17:37 mins when ball is in play. #Hurricanes every 4:24 mins

  • Comment 40, posted at 23.03.12 09:50:58 by lostfish Reply
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  • 62 min: #Blues conceding a penalty every 26:29 mins when ball is in play. #Hurricanes every 2:24 mins.

    The Canes are getting worse.

  • Comment 41, posted at 23.03.12 09:53:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 40) :

    That is shocking..

    I wish I knew Munro was the kicker for the Blues, I would have traded him in instead of Wulf.. the extra kicks mean points!

  • Comment 42, posted at 23.03.12 09:54:05 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues 25 – 19 Canes

    10 minutes to go

  • Comment 43, posted at 23.03.12 10:03:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 27) : I’m still in a decent spot πŸ˜›

  • Comment 44, posted at 23.03.12 10:04:32 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Conrad Smith scores on the hooter, Barrett converts for the win.

    Blues 25 – 26 Canes

    FULL TIME

  • Comment 45, posted at 23.03.12 10:14:50 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • A superbru loss, caused by a try from a fantasy league player..

    Bitter sweet..

  • Comment 46, posted at 23.03.12 10:15:38 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Margin point at least πŸ™
    The Blues suck πŸ™„

  • Comment 47, posted at 23.03.12 10:19:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • That didn’t just happen

  • Comment 48, posted at 23.03.12 10:20:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Well done farm boy.
    What a way to win a game.
    Sets up the try and knocks over the conversion.

  • Comment 49, posted at 23.03.12 10:20:28 by Leviathan Reply

     
  • Yes!!! Canes you beauts!

  • Comment 50, posted at 23.03.12 10:21:13 by Ice Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 48) :

    Jislaaik I’m bleak about that loss..

    Not so much the SuperBru, but I’m in this other competition that is for some serious cash.. This hurt me..

  • Comment 51, posted at 23.03.12 10:21:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 51) : πŸ˜† unnnlucky

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.03.12 10:24:04 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 45) : aaah blaaau!!!

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.03.12 10:33:32 by Franshark Reply
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  • Anybody that wnet for blues on LMS ??

  • Comment 54, posted at 23.03.12 10:35:58 by juba_fan Reply

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    Only one user..

  • Comment 55, posted at 23.03.12 10:37:17 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Yes Canes!!

  • Comment 56, posted at 23.03.12 10:56:11 by Pokkel Reply
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  • I had him @Richard Ferguson (Comment 26) : I have him in my team because he normally scores quite well. Like you I picked a rebels win based on him playing

  • Comment 57, posted at 23.03.12 10:56:39 by lostfish Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 57) :

    Rebels leading by 21 points, I think they are doing okay without him!

  • Comment 58, posted at 23.03.12 11:07:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • LMS before this game
    175 teams entered the game:
    39 still alive with a lifeline.
    46 still alive with no lifeline.
    90 out of the game.

    After this game
    175 teams entered the game:
    38 still alive with a lifeline.
    43 still alive with no lifeline.
    94 out of the game.

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