Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Hurricanes (35) vs Blues (19) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 4 May 2012 at 08:00
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The opening match of week 11 of Super Rugby takes us to New Zealand, where to disappointing teams face each other in an All Black derby match, the Hurricanes coming off a loss against the Chiefs and the Blues continuing their terrible season with another loss against the Reds this time.

Conrad Smith leads out a team that will be hungry for four points against arch rivals, which would push them into the top half of the overall log, but will have them not move as the three form New Zealand teams are out of reach at this stage. Watch out for Corey Jane and Andre Taylor to wreak havoc from the back.

The Blues are still without Keven Mealamu and the lack of experience in that forwards pack is hurting them dearly. The backline, with the indecision between playing Piri Weepu and Alby Mathewson at scrumhalf, and the struggle to find a flyhalf that can play decent rugby for consecutive weeks, is holding back an otherwise potent looking backline.

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

Replacements :16. Motu Matu’u,17. Reg Goodes,18. Jack Lam,19. Brad Shields,20. Chris Eaton,21. Charlie Ngatai,22. Alapati Leiua

Blues : 1. Tevita Mailau , 2. Tom McCartney , 3. Charlie Faumuina , 4. Filo Paulo , 5. Ali Williams , 6. Chris Lowrey , 7. Luke Braid (c) , 8. Peter Saili , 9. Piri Weepu , 10. Michael Hobbs , 11. George Moala , 12. Ma’a Nonu , 13. Benson Stanley , 14. Rene Ranger , 15. Hadleigh Parkes

Replacements : 16. James Parsons , 17. Angus Ta’avao , 18. Liaki Moli , 19. Daniel Braid , 20. Alby Mathewson , 21. Lachie Munro , 22. David Raikuna

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2: Francisco Pastrana
TMO:Garratt Williamson


90 Comments

  • Hey all, remember its the Queens B-day 2day…
    Shout-out…

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.05.12 08:04:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 1) : Freddy Mercury?

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.05.12 08:11:44 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 2) : no, Ice Ice baby πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.05.12 08:22:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • GO BLUES!!!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.05.12 09:18:18 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Blues!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.05.12 09:23:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Do we have an updater? πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.05.12 09:40:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Is Taylor the best running fullback in the super 15 at the moment?

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.05.12 09:45:16 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Canes 0 – 3 Blues

    8 mins

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.05.12 09:45:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Conrad Smith try.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.05.12 09:46:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 7) : Ben Smith.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.05.12 09:47:05 by Ben Reply
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  • Conversion missed.

    Canes 5 – 3 Blues

    11 mins

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.05.12 09:47:44 by Ben Reply
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  • FL try number 1 for the weekend..

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.05.12 09:48:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 7) :

    Definitely! Brilliant runner.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.05.12 09:48:58 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) :

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.05.12 09:49:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • GO BLUES!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.05.12 09:50:22 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Blues over. TMO

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.05.12 09:50:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 14) : 😳 @Richard Ferguson (Comment 12) : Last week I had a Full Starting XV win bonus, but only 2 tries πŸ™„

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.05.12 09:51:04 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 10) : Well it`s definately between them.

    No votes for Crusty? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.05.12 09:51:28 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Held up in goal.

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.05.12 09:51:49 by Ben Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 18) : I vote for Crusty as the most predictable 15. πŸ™‚

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.05.12 09:53:01 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 17) :

    I couldn’t put a starting XV together without having players opposing each other..

    This week I have a chance..

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.05.12 09:53:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Weepu kicks a penalty for the Blues.

    Canes 5 – 6 Blues

    16 mins

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.05.12 09:53:55 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 21) : If the Saders and Reds draw, then I have a chance as well 😈 If the Sharks win/draw ofcourse πŸ˜•

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.05.12 09:55:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Canes penalty in front of the sticks. Barrett converts unlike Sias!

    Canes 8 – 6 Blues

    20 mins

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.05.12 09:57:34 by Ben Reply
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  • Go Blou!

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.05.12 09:57:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Another Blues penalty.

    Canes 8 – 9 Blues

    23 mins

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.05.12 10:01:04 by Ben Reply
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  • Pk Blues.

    Canes 8 – 12 Blues

    29 mins

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.05.12 10:07:03 by Ben Reply
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  • Andre Taylor try. Brilliant! Cory Jane set it up!

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.05.12 10:11:01 by Ben Reply
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  • Conversion missed from the side line.

    Canes 13 – 12 Blues

    35 mins

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.05.12 10:12:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 21) : I forgot to update my FL again. I am not so bothered because I am languishing down the table.

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.05.12 10:13:33 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 28) : Taylor must be the form fullback of the comp. He can run brilliant attacking lines and is a bloody good finisher.

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.05.12 10:14:48 by lostfish Reply
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  • Canes pk

    Canes 16 – 12 Blues

    38 mins

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.05.12 10:15:52 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 28) :
    @lostfish (Comment 31) :

    Read my second paragraph in the preview..

    They are both in great form at the moment!

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.05.12 10:18:12 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Half Time

    Canes 16 – 12 Blues

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.05.12 10:18:38 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 33) : Hehe.

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.05.12 10:23:12 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 33) : Where is Mills these days? Injured?

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.05.12 10:26:21 by Ben Reply
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  • LMS PICKS ROUND 11:
    Hurricanes 11
    Cheetahs 10
    Crusaders 4
    Force 1
    Chiefs 1
    Byes 4
    And Chuck Norris doesnt have to make a pick, the Last Man Standing picks him…. picks him to DIE that is.

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.05.12 10:28:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 37) : Chuck Norris aka Fatikaki πŸ˜†

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.05.12 10:29:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • 2nd half under way.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.05.12 10:30:29 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 37) : FL=LMS πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.05.12 10:38:53 by Franshark Reply
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  • any1 know of a good site to stream?

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.05.12 10:40:18 by RuckingFun Reply

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  • @Franshark (Comment 40) : That’s what I said πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.05.12 10:41:08 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Looks like a try in the corner for Savea. TMO

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.05.12 10:42:30 by Ben Reply
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  • That`s definately out . . .

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.05.12 10:42:52 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • His foot just touches the touchline before grounding the ball. No try.

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.05.12 10:43:55 by Ben Reply
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  • This would be a question for KSA… Can the TMO advise on the players foot being out in touch? I thought the TMO was only allowed to advise on ingoal etc.

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.05.12 10:45:46 by lostfish Reply
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  • @RuckingFun (Comment 41) : Supersport

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.05.12 10:48:37 by lostfish Reply
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  • Saveo over for a try. Legit this time!

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.05.12 10:49:02 by Ben Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 46) : Of course he can.

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.05.12 10:49:45 by Ben Reply
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  • Barrett hits the post with the conversion.

    Canes 21 – 12 Blues

    59 mins

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.05.12 10:50:49 by Ben Reply
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  • Come on Blues, you can do this….. or not 😈

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.05.12 10:52:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Blues with a good scoring opportunity. On the Canes 22. Nonu kicks the ball dead.

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.05.12 10:52:45 by Ben Reply
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  • I have the Canes to win this by 12..

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.05.12 10:58:00 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Blues on attack. 5m from the Canes line they get blown up for holding on. Just can’t get the scoring pass away. Sounds so familiar! πŸ™

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.05.12 10:58:14 by Ben Reply
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  • Canes crash over the try line now. TMO

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.05.12 10:59:09 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 53) : Canes by 5 πŸ˜›

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.05.12 11:00:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Held up. Attacking 5m scrum, Canes.

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.05.12 11:00:17 by Ben Reply
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  • TJ Perenara scores on the blind side.

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.05.12 11:01:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Converted from touch.

    Canes 28 – 12 Blues

    68 mins

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.05.12 11:02:40 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 59) :

    Game over me thinks..

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.05.12 11:03:20 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Tell me quick, who will win next week? Blues or Lions?

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.05.12 11:04:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 59) :

    I was just not confident enough to back the Canes in this match, the Blues are due a win anytime now..

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.05.12 11:04:19 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 62) : Next week or is that still to soon πŸ˜†

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.05.12 11:06:09 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 61) : @Richard Ferguson (Comment 62) : Against the Lions yes! πŸ˜†

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.05.12 11:06:21 by Ben Reply
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  • I need the blues to make a bit of a comeback here. Don`t think it`ll happen though. πŸ™

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.05.12 11:06:31 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 64) : Blues will be my LMS pick for next week, if I survive this week 😈

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.05.12 11:07:22 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 63) :
    @Ben (Comment 64) :

    I think they might just be strong enough to take the Lions at home..

    But I would not put it past them to throw that game as well..

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.05.12 11:07:27 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I still can’t believe this Blues team gave the Bulls a hiding on Loftus. πŸ™„

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.05.12 11:07:55 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Benson Stanley try. Ranger creates.

  • Comment 69, posted at 04.05.12 11:08:59 by Ben Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 67) : If the Lions play like they did last week. The Blues should be able to put 50 on them, easy. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 04.05.12 11:10:10 by Ben Reply
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  • Try converted.

    Canes 28 – 19 Blues

    75 mins

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.05.12 11:10:53 by Ben Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 68) : The Blues handed it to them Tswane Bulls.

  • Comment 72, posted at 04.05.12 11:11:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 70) :

    I will watch the Lions game tomorrow morning before passing judgement.. πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 73, posted at 04.05.12 11:12:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 70) : Should be a cracker, the 2 bottom teams fighting for the wooden spoon.
    Blues 33 – 27 Lions

  • Comment 74, posted at 04.05.12 11:12:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • canes by 9 spot on

  • Comment 75, posted at 04.05.12 11:13:59 by MJ Reply

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  • @MJ (Comment 75) : useless blues

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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 73) : @JarsonX (Comment 74) : Both teams are utter sh*t on attack but I think the Blues might have better defense.

    Just as I say that Jason Eaton scores a try.

  • Comment 77, posted at 04.05.12 11:14:59 by Ben Reply
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  • There goes my margin point πŸ™„

  • Comment 78, posted at 04.05.12 11:16:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    Hurricanes 35 – 19 Blues

  • Comment 79, posted at 04.05.12 11:16:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 79) :

    I just sneak a margin in there..

  • Comment 80, posted at 04.05.12 11:17:11 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 80) : Well done.

  • Comment 81, posted at 04.05.12 11:18:34 by Ben Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 78) : that just gave me a margin point πŸ˜‰

  • Comment 82, posted at 04.05.12 11:22:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • I was worried in the first half. My LMS is safe for another week

  • Comment 83, posted at 04.05.12 11:24:41 by lostfish Reply
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  • On a different note, has any of you been asked to take part in the Sharks survey? I am thoroughly convinced now that The Sharks do indeed read this site! I got a request to take part in the survey, and it asked why I support the Sharks, had to list my favorite things about attending matches at Kings park they gave a list and I had to place them in order of preference. another list was on what would convince me to attend at Kings Park, easier ticket accessability was one point, what they could do to make my experience at Kings Park even better, etc. obviously they are taking heed and trying to improve the Brand and attendance πŸ™‚

  • Comment 84, posted at 04.05.12 11:31:03 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 84) :

    I also did it yesterday.

  • Comment 85, posted at 04.05.12 11:40:25 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @lostfish (Comment 83) : Same here.

    11 picks for the Hurricanes on LMS, none for the Blues.

    One non-pick eliminated

    175 teams entered the game:
    9 still alive with a lifeline.
    22 still alive with no lifeline.
    144 out of the game.

  • Comment 86, posted at 04.05.12 12:16:54 by KSA Shark Β© Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Comment 85) : Great! Hope you put ticket accessibility as extremely important πŸ™‚

  • Comment 87, posted at 04.05.12 12:21:25 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 84) : About time.

  • Comment 88, posted at 04.05.12 12:35:16 by lostfish Reply
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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 87) : I asked them to bring back the Flasher Girl Calendar next year! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 89, posted at 04.05.12 13:05:30 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 89) : Oh trust you πŸ‘Ώ getting tickets easily is more important than a flasher girl calender 😈

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