Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final





  • Don't you have to play a certain number of regular season games to qualify for the playoffs?



  • games missed to rep duty normally count



  • @Tim said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Don't you have to play a certain number of regular season games to qualify for the playoffs?

    That's in Super Rugby. I couldn't find similar rules in the NZR regulations. This is what I did find:

    NEW ZEALAND RUGBY UNION
    Player Eligibility Regulations
    
    2.2 The Playing 23 of any Premier Competition Union for the Premier Competition and the Ranfurly Shield shall consist only of Players who are:
    (a) Local Players in accordance with clause 3; etc etc etc
    
    3 LOCAL PLAYERS
    3.1 “Local Player” means a Player who:
    (a) is Registered with a club competing in a competition conducted under the control and jurisdiction of that Provincial Union;
    (b) has not been Registered with, or Played for, a club or other rugby organisation affiliated to another Provincial Union or national union after the Premier Competition Cut-Off Date (for the avoidance of doubt this will not include a Player playing only for a national representative team or touring team);
    
    etc 
    


  • @Tim said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Don't you have to play a certain number of regular season games to qualify for the playoffs?

    The Mitre 10 Cup Media Guide contains 22 points of competition regulations. No mention is made of players having to play a minimum number of games to participate in the playoffs.



  • @Tim said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Don't you have to play a certain number of regular season games to qualify for the playoffs?

    No. The NZRU aren't very fussy about this competition so they just let Steve Hansen decide who wins.

    Next year I might not bother wasting my time watching and just email Steve at the start and get him to tell me who's going to win!



  • Damn, I thought that Fukofuka was ruled out of the playoffs for that reason last year. Might've just been the coaches though. 😕



  • @Chris-B well one of NH or Tasman were always on the raw end of that situation!



  • @Chris-B. said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    @Tim said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Don't you have to play a certain number of regular season games to qualify for the playoffs?

    No. The NZRU aren't very fussy about this competition so they just let Steve Hansen decide who wins.

    Next year I might not bother wasting my time watching and just email Steve at the start and get him to tell me who's going to win!

    Canterbury will win Chris



  • @taniwharugby said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    @Chris-B well one of NH or Tasman were always on the raw end of that situation!

    Unless, of course, they'd thought something along the lines that, "we don't want people thinking our competition is a bit of a farce so maybe we shouldn't let people play in the knockout play-offs if they haven't played at least a couple of games in the round robin".

    If Canterbury makes the final next week Hansen's going to be in an interesting situation, where potentially he could release about ten All Blacks to play for them. Or he could release none.

    To give it a tinfoil hat spin, does that depend on whether Razor is one of his great mates or if he hates Razor's guts and has scores to settle? 🙂



  • @SammyC said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Canterbury will win Chris

    I know - I already emailed Steve - just didn't want to spoil it for you guys. 🙂



  • Tasman team: 1. T Perry 2. J MacDonald 3. R Geldenhuys 4. A Ainley 5. P P Parkinson 6. T Koloamatangi 7. S Christie (c) 8. P Samu 9. B Guyton 10. M Banks 11. J Lowe 12. D Havili 13. K Fonotia 14. V Lolohea 15. M Hunt

    Reserves: 16. B Asumoa-Goodman 17. K Hames 18. S Halanukonuka 19. S Frizell 20. E Blackadder 21. F Christie 22. A Nankivell 23. C Makene

    Missing Andrew Makalio at hooker and Quentin Strange at lock/bench.

    Makalio is a big loss, not because he's great, but because Jesse MacDonald definitely isn't. They've seemed to minimize the amount they've had Jesse on the park, but unfortunately they're going to need plenty from him this week.



  • Taranaki Bulls team to play Tasman:

    1. Mitchell Graham (32)
    2. Rhys Marshall (40)
    3. Ryan Cocker (31) / Reuben O’Neill (12)
    4. Ben Matwijow (9)
    5. Leighton Price (17)
    6. Mitchell Brown (26)
    7. Mitchell Crosswell (38) - Captain
    8. Toa Halafihi (23)
    9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (20)
    10. Marty McKenzie (26)
    11. Latu Vaeno (15)
    12. Johnny Faauli (9)
    13. Seta Tamanivalu (44)
    14. Declan O’Donnell (8)
    15. Stephen Perofeta (10)

    Reserves:
    16. Sione Lea (45)
    17. Jared Proffit (6)
    18. Ryan Cocker / Reuben O’Neill (12)
    19. Iopu Iopu-Aso (22)
    20. Lachlan Boshier (15)
    21. Cody Whittaker (1)
    22. Sean Wainui (23)
    23. Waisake Naholo (31)

    http://trfu.co.nz/news/news/a-message-to-taranaki-from-your-port-taranaki-bulls/



  • The bench?



  • @reprobate said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    The bench?

    Probably doesn't know all of the moves.
    Coaches being loyal to the players who have got them there.
    Unlikely to have access to him if they do make the final.



  • Haha - despite Steve Hansen's best efforts to sabotage us, we get the job done!

    Load those fucking All Blacks on a plane Steve - and a couple of Barretts who are surplus to Canterbury's requirements - and don't you dare go thinking that some of them could do with a run and a celebration.

    Though, to paraphrase Brad Thorn, "That'll be my final".

    We've won the Canterburyless Championship - anything else is clover! 🙂



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  • @Chris-B. said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Haha - despite Steve Hansen's best efforts to sabotage us, we get the job done!

    Load those fucking All Blacks on a plane Steve - and a couple of Barretts who are surplus to Canterbury's requirements - and don't you dare go thinking that some of them could do with a run and a celebration.

    Though, to paraphrase Brad Thorn, "That'll be my final".

    We've won the Canterburyless Championship - anything else is clover! 🙂

    At least it's an all crusaders final Chris 🙂

    Great game to watch, skill level of Tasmand forwards is awesome



  • Aaaaaaaaaaannnd........STOP!!!!

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    HAMMMERTIME!!!!

    @Nepia - Did you see that Tasman scrum rolling over Taranaki?

    It was a thing of beauty!!!!

    LMAO!!!! 🙂



  • @SammyC said in Taranaki v Tasman, semi-final:

    Great game to watch, skill level of Tasmand forwards is awesome

    They're extremely well drilled! 🙂


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