Waikato vs Hawkes Bay



  • If Waikato lose they can get passed by Hawkes Bay in the last round and get relegated..

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/85020265/waikato-welcome-back-chiefs-prop-atu-moli-as-one-of-four-changes-for-hawkes-bay

    Jordan Trainor, Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara, Willis Halaholo, Tevita Taufui, Sevu Reece, Sam Christie, Pele Cowley; Whetu Douglas (c), Adam Burn, Jordan Manihera, Brian Alainu'uese, Jacob Skeen, Atu Moli, Hame Faiva, Tau Koloamatangi

    Reserves: Steven Misa, Sefo Kautai, Latu Talakai, Leva Fifita, Mitch Jacobson, Isaac Boss, Jason Robertson, Milford Keresoma



  • No-one else watched the game? Well the good guys won in a thrashing and for the second time, Hawkes Bay are going to be sent back down into the Championship straight after making it to the Premiership.



  • @Unco We've been drowning our sorrows in a thread on the Magpies forum ...



  • one of the better performances from Waikato this year - bloody annoying how hot and cold we've been.

    Trainor and Whets were outstanding - Whets is playing his best rugby. Trainor will be awesome once he gets the dumb shit out of his game, I guess some issues around his size, makes Dmac look mcmassive - but he can fill out he's just a kid.

    Sad insight into the new rules when Waikato don't even bother putting a 7 on the paddock...

    HB laying a lot of the blame at the feet of Ihaia West and his form - is he going to be the starting 10 for the Blues still next year? Not great for them if he is.



  • @WillieTheWaiter said in Waikato vs Hawkes Bay:

    Sad insight into the new rules when Waikato don't even bother putting a 7 on the paddock...

    AKL played Akira at 7 and Dixon also played 7 before returning to the ABs.

    Teams will just play their 3 best loose forwards no matter what their traditional positions are. And the bigger the better.



  • @WillieTheWaiter said in Waikato vs Hawkes Bay:

    one of the better performances from Waikato this year - bloody annoying how hot and cold we've been.

    Trainor and Whets were outstanding - Whets is playing his best rugby. Trainor will be awesome once he gets the dumb shit out of his game, I guess some issues around his size, makes Dmac look mcmassive - but he can fill out he's just a kid.

    Sad insight into the new rules when Waikato don't even bother putting a 7 on the paddock...

    HB laying a lot of the blame at the feet of Ihaia West and his form - is he going to be the starting 10 for the Blues still next year? Not great for them if he is.

    Who exactly is laying the blame at the feet of West? Because I haven't heard anyone blaming West in particular ...



  • @WillieTheWaiter Agree about Douglas - he might be a chance to make the Maori tour.

    Some dumb shit by Reece and Trainor led to the PT and Hawke's Bay's comeback. Trainor didn't have much luck with the TMO decisions in this game and needs to work on his positional play. But a big talent.

    I have been disappointed with Christie in these last few games. Moli looked really rusty on his return.



  • @Bovidae

    I have been disappointed with Christie in these last few games. Moli looked really rusty on his return.

    fcuk me if Christie kicks the ball out one more time on the farking full from a KO i'm going to kick him in the nuts! he's not looking too flash that's for sure.


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