Hurricanes v Rebels



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  • this should be fun to watch, if you like seeing tries scored.



  • Excellent to see NMS back. Pretty good setup when you can swap Jordie out for him.

    Be interesting to see how Prinsep goes - one of those players that looks the part physically but has struggled to deliver.



  • Fuck, did Canes4life do the draw? Defending champs open up with the Sunwolves and the Rebels? Why did they even bother with preseason? That's as soft a start to a season as you could possibly hope for.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Hurricanes v Rebels:

    Excellent to see NMS back. Pretty good setup when you can swap Jordie out for him.

    Be interesting to see how Prinsep goes - one of those players that looks the part physically but has struggled to deliver.

    Because he was in the queue behind All Blacks when he (not) played for the Crusaders ...



  • @mariner4life said in Hurricanes v Rebels:

    Fuck, did Canes4life do the draw? Defending champs open up with the Sunwolves and the Rebels? Why did they even bother with preseason? That's as soft a start to a season as you could possibly hope for.

    Just highlights the difference in the standard of the competition between now and the late 90s/early 00s. So many easy games now.



  • @Stargazer said in Hurricanes v Rebels:

    @KiwiMurph said in Hurricanes v Rebels:

    Excellent to see NMS back. Pretty good setup when you can swap Jordie out for him.

    Be interesting to see how Prinsep goes - one of those players that looks the part physically but has struggled to deliver.

    Because he was in the queue behind All Blacks when he (not) played for the Crusaders ...

    I agree with @KiwiMurph .... never stood out when I saw him play at club level. My dad described him as looking like Tarzan playing like Jane



  • 23 sponsors on the teamsheet. That must be some sort of record.

    Canes by 100.

    Which means, they will probably lose.



  • Rebels squad:

    1 Cruze Ah-Nau, 2. James Hanson, 3. Laurie Weeks, 4. Steve Cummins, 5. Lopeti Timani, 6. Jordy Reid, 7. Colby Fainga’a, 8. Amanaki Mafi
    9 Nic Stirzaker (Captain), 10. Jackson Garden-Bachop, 11. Tom English, 12. Reece Hodge, 13. Mitch Inman, 14. Marika Koroibete*^, 15. Jack Debreczeni

    Reserves
    16 Pat Leafa, 17. Tom Moloney, 18. Tyrel Lomax, 19. Culum Retallick, 20. Jake Schatz, 21. Ben Meehan, 22. Sione Tuipulotu, 23. Ben Volavola
    ^Super Rugby debut
    *Rebels debut



  • How does anyone think that Garden-Bachop is a better 10 than Debreczeni?



  • Who's J Blackwell? Bloody inspiring seeing a Paul Tito lookalike in the engine room again after all these years.



  • A few years back we'd get offered free tickets at work and I'd end up with them because the others guy couldn't be arsed watching the canes play . Now it's like the early 2000s when the stadium first opened .

    GFYs Hammetuer.



  • @jegga said in Hurricanes v Rebels:

    A few years back we'd get offered free tickets at work and I'd end up with them because the others guy couldn't be arsed watching the canes play . Now it's like the early 2000s when the stadium first opened .

    GFYs Hammetuer.

    I wonder how far Dunedin have got with paying off the Forsyth Barr before he takes over?



  • They better start crowdfunding before the reign of error begins.



  • @jegga said in Hurricanes v Rebels:

    They better start crowdfunding before the reign of error begins.

    But think how well they will train.



  • a little unexpected but its great to see Paul Tito back in the locks again.



  • @raznomore fuck how do you feel? To use an MN5 joke, after he has already used it, in the same thread

    #gutted





  • What a boot.. Kick from halfway and the ball cleared the posts easily



  • I didn't realise that the rule changed about forcing the ball dead