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Super Rugby 2013: Blues (29) v Highlanders (18) F/T


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super Rugby on 5 Apr 2013 at 07:30
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Here we go, welcome to round 8.

The talking point here will be the return of former Crusader Mose Tuiali’i, who will join the All Black retirement home that the Highlanders have become in recent weeks. They seek their first season win against the almost-as-desperate Blues.

Kick-off is at 08h35 SA time.

Blues: 15. Charles Piutau, 14. Frank Halai, 13. Rene Ranger, 12. Jackson Willison, 11. George Moala, 10. Chris Noakes, 9. Piri Weepu, 8. Peter Saili, 7. Luke Braid, 6. Steven Luatua, 5. Ali Williams (Captain), 4. Culum Retallick, 3. Angus Ta’avao, 2. James Parsons, 1. Tim Perry
Replacements: 16. Keven Mealamu, 17. Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 18. Anthony Boric, 19. Brendon O’Connor, 20. Jamison Gibson-Park, 21. Baden Kerr, 22. Francis Saili

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Buxton Popoalii, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Colin Slade, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Mose Tuiali’i, 7 John Hardie, 6 Jarrad Hoeata, 5 Josh Bekhuis, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore (captain), 1 Jamie Mackintosh.
Replacements: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ma’afu Fia, 18 TJ Ioane, 19 Elliot Dixon, 20 Fumiaki Tanaka, 21 Lima Sopoaga, 22 Phil Burleigh.


18 Comments

  • Come on Highlanders…Time for a win 😐

  • Comment 1, posted at 05.04.13 08:18:28 by Viking Reply
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  • @Viking (Comment 1) : Did you go Landers on Superbru? 🙄 😆

  • Comment 2, posted at 05.04.13 08:33:33 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Blue starting to claim this game, handling not very good but good expansive play with their strong runners. Landers, are seriously week on the basics, kicks, break downs, passes. They have just knocked it on, on the Blues try line, trying a silly off load, why not keep it and set up another Phase?

  • Comment 3, posted at 05.04.13 09:13:06 by Seth101 Reply
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  • 13 -12 to blues at half time

  • Comment 4, posted at 05.04.13 09:21:44 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Forgive me, 12 – 13 Landers at half time.

  • Comment 5, posted at 05.04.13 09:25:48 by Seth101 Reply
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  • That Tackle was by no means deserving of a yellow, Yes it was high, but it was ducked into, not intentional. But let’s hope Popoalii is ok.

  • Comment 6, posted at 05.04.13 09:40:16 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Blues lead the Landers 19-13 19 mins to play.

  • Comment 7, posted at 05.04.13 10:04:27 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Landers score a try in the corner, Slade misses the kick, Blues lead 19 -18

  • Comment 8, posted at 05.04.13 10:07:59 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Noakes converts a penalty, 22 – 18 Blues

  • Comment 9, posted at 05.04.13 10:11:13 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Ranger and Weepu link up for their second try in the exact same fashion, to take their team to a 11 point lead 29 – 18.

  • Comment 10, posted at 05.04.13 10:16:38 by Seth101 Reply
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  • 6 mins to play, and it looks like the Highlanders will go level with their worst SuperRugby start in history (6 loses in 2008)

  • Comment 11, posted at 05.04.13 10:19:26 by Seth101 Reply
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  • The Blues take it.

  • Comment 12, posted at 05.04.13 10:32:12 by Seth101 Reply
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  • 29-18 is the final score. Shocker

  • Comment 13, posted at 05.04.13 10:39:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Not really a shocker, Blues are on form, Landers forgot how to play rugby, a Blues win was expected

  • Comment 14, posted at 05.04.13 10:52:42 by Die Kriek Reply

     
  • Highlanders took over the cancer from the Blues, seems certain players are just bad for team morale.

  • Comment 15, posted at 05.04.13 11:05:17 by FireTheLooser Reply

     
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 14) : no, I mean the Landers losing 6 in a row

  • Comment 16, posted at 05.04.13 11:06:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : you mean Ma’a Nonu?

  • Comment 17, posted at 05.04.13 11:09:07 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Yep!

    It might be presumptuous of me to think that, but he joined the Blues last year and they went from competitive to utter garbage. This year he joined the Landers and they went from competitive to utter garbage.

  • Comment 18, posted at 05.04.13 12:53:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

     

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