Ranfurly Shield - Canterbury vs Harbour

  • 1 Adrian Smith
    2 Vyron Smith
    3 Sione Mafileo
    4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
    5 Chris Vui
    6 Glenn Preston
    7 Connor Collett
    8 Murphy Taramai
    9 Chris Smylie
    10 Bryn Gatland
    11 Tevita Li
    12 Michael Little
    13 Matt Vaega
    14 Matt Duffie
    15 Matt McGahan

    16 Kalem Chan-Boon
    17 Hani Fatai
    18 Jody Allen
    19 Josh Tyrell
    20 Kane Jacobson
    21 Bryn Hall
    22 Daniel Hilton-Jones
    23 Afa Fa'atau

  • Is that the Adrian Smith, as in from years ago? Kudos if so, he was a year older than me (and quite the douche) at school. Nicknamed He-man. I bet him and MN5 would of got on like a house on fire.

  • http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/85018154/canterbury-make-five-changes-for-fridays-shield-defence-against-north-harbour

    Johnny McNicholl, Nathan Earle, Jack Goodhue, Jordie Barrett, George Bridge, Richie Mo'unga, Ere Enari, Luke Whitelock (captain), Jed Brown, Tom Sanders, David McDuling, Scott Barrett, Oli Jager, Ben Funnell, Daniel Lienert-Brown

    Reserves: Nathan Vella, Alex Hodgman, Siate Tokolahi, Hamish Dalzell, Reed Prinsep, Jack Stratton, Inga Finau, Ben Volavola

  • Is Dom Bird injured?

  • Probably just rested. Its only harbour...

  • @JK I've quite enjoyed watching Harbour this season. They like to keep the ball alive. Little has had a tremendous season. He's caused plenty of problems for opposition defences and he's a robust defender for a relatively small 2nd 5.

    Good squad for the Cantabs. Razor has managed the squad pretty well this season.

    Did I mention that Volavola is due....

  • Yeah they have been a bit better than prior years. Forwards have laid some decent platform and they seem to have the backs flowing way better with Gatland at 10. A bit unlucky with injuries as old porkroll still has concussion symptoms so cant captain the side and now mayhew is also out. Been a bit suprised they've preferred smylie starting at 9 rather than Hall for last few games bit its been working.

  • For those concerned, it wasn't He-man. Interesting profile though.

  • Harbour absolutely no chance.

    Just there to make up the numbers

  • Harbour were well in the game at the break at 15-15, Cantabs ran away with it 47-18.

  • 32 unanswered points to finish the game. Shield stays home for the summer 🙂

    Was bloody cold at the game, but a great atmosphere. Reckon we get the best crowds in the comp.

    Scott Barrett was my MOM