Bledisloe 2



  • Time to look at next week I think. Interesting what could happen.

    1. Crockett confirmed out by Hansen
    2. Coles confirmed starter by Hansen
    3. Smiths last game of year. Does he start at fullback or Mackenzie??
    4. Is Kaino available?
    5. bench redemption or changes??

    I have a feeling Naholo comes in to play up tempo under roof.



  • maybe put Dagg back to 14, Smith to FB and then push DMac to the bench after a handy outing last night.

    No idea on Kaino, who knows how serious the issue is...as in maybe the wives/husbands of the some of these high profile people know women/men will throw themselves at thier other half, have learnt to accept it but dont like it when it is splashed in the news for the rest of the family to see.

    Wonder if A Smith gets a break too, given TJP has fallen away since last year.



  • Be interested to see if SBW and Crotty are available too.



  • @Tim on video evidence if Hansen says Crockett out then SBW def is. He was in no mans land!!



  • BFA 15
    Dagg or Naholo 14



  • Also think it's time to look at Ramano. I know Barrett is no 3 but Ramano is not the present or future!! I'm a big Tuipolotou bench option fan. Again he has flaws but 30mins of him in a test is a sight and proven!



  • NMS looked quite sharp this arvo



  • In terms of impact I reckon Laumape might be a better option than ALB on the bench.

    Crotty always gets injured during or after a blinder so I'll bet he's out.



  • Don't think DMac is a bench option. He does better from a starting berth, and needs the game time. I imagine Naholo willbe involved somewhere, and Laumape is a better balance if Crotty is out. Surely Laulala - Ofa just isn't an option.

    I know he is not selected in the RC squad, but it may be time to also look at options like Tamanivalu, Akira and Hames. And what about Atu Moli.



  • I bloody hope the ABs do Pinetree proud on Saturday. Game should be moved to Te Kuiti.



  • Smith, Smith and Squire should be starters on their home ground. Not sure about Naholo though. No need to rush back Kaino. Maybe they will give Franks a rest and try Laulala ?



  • @Crash said in Bledisloe 2:

    Don't think DMac is a bench option. He does better from a starting berth, and needs the game time. I imagine Naholo willbe involved somewhere, and Laumape is a better balance if Crotty is out. Surely Laulala - Ofa just isn't an option.

    I know he is not selected in the RC squad, but it may be time to also look at options like Tamanivalu, Akira and Hames. And what about Atu Moli.

    Hansen said Hames is in for Crockett.



  • Kaino needs some time out, we saw that with Aaron. Squire was excellent.



  • @Unite wasn't Hames a penalty magnet during Super Rugby?



  • J. Moody
    C. Taylor
    O. Franks
    T. Chief
    S. Whitelock
    S. Barrett
    M. Todd
    K. Read
    T. Lander
    T. Cane
    T. Blue
    R. Crotty
    A. Lienart-Brown
    I. Dagg
    D. Havili

    😎



  • I don't see them making many changes after how that first 50min went. Not to the starters anyway.
    Coles back if he is right. ALB for Crotty if he is injured (seriously can Crotty play 80min without getting injured?)

    The other possibility might be Dagg coming back to 14 with Smith to 15. Was Dagg injured for the last game?
    I would keep the back three the same personally.
    DMac will have learned from a few small mistakes and will have added confidence.

    Bench is a different matter. Crockett gone so Hames in i guess. They won't drop Ofa. Maybe Barrett comes in for Romano (is Barrett injured?)
    Kaino off the bench if he is available.

    I'd be tempted to stick TKB on the bench. TJP can get a start against the Argies to blow off some steam.

    If Crotty is out it would surely be Laumape who comes onto the bench with ALB starting.



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Bledisloe 2:

    J. Moody
    C. Taylor
    O. Franks
    T. Chief
    S. Whitelock
    S. Barrett
    M. Todd
    K. Read
    T. Lander
    T. Cane
    T. Blue
    R. Crotty
    A. Lienart-Brown
    I. Dagg
    D. Havili

    😎

    It's getting kinda old ACTC



  • @booboo said in Bledisloe 2:

    @ACT-Crusader said in Bledisloe 2:

    J. Moody
    C. Taylor
    O. Franks
    T. Chief
    S. Whitelock
    S. Barrett
    M. Todd
    K. Read
    T. Lander
    T. Cane
    T. Blue
    R. Crotty
    A. Lienart-Brown
    I. Dagg
    D. Havili

    😎

    It's getting kinda old ACTC

    But I've made changes to the team



  • @98blueandgold said in Bledisloe 2:

    Also think it's time to look at Ramano. I know Barrett is no 3 but Ramano is not the present or future!! I'm a big Tuipolotou bench option fan. Again he has flaws but 30mins of him in a test is a sight and proven!

    Pat T off the bench would provide a lot more impact than Barrett and Romano. Hope he sorts out his off field issues and makes the EOYT.



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Bledisloe 2:

    @booboo said in Bledisloe 2:

    @ACT-Crusader said in Bledisloe 2:

    J. Moody
    C. Taylor
    O. Franks
    T. Chief
    S. Whitelock
    S. Barrett
    M. Todd
    K. Read
    T. Lander
    T. Cane
    T. Blue
    R. Crotty
    A. Lienart-Brown
    I. Dagg
    D. Havili

    😎

    It's getting kinda old ACTC

    But I've made changes to the team

    I mean you may as well ask when the team is named, or blame Deans.