Magpies v Canterbury



  • @Higgins said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    @Gunner Interesting point you make Gunner but where is the off side line in situations like that? He appeared to join from the side and in front of the Canterbury halfback who had the ball in his hands.

    Yeah, I tend to think it should have been a penalty to Canterbury for the first infringement - Allardice on the half, no try as Princip illegally cleared out and opened the hole.



  • Our scrum looks good against 7



  • Bloody hell, Bateman was standing in our backline when he made a tackle in that passage.



  • @Stockcar86 said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    Our scrum looks good against 7

    The lineouts don't though.



  • @Higgins said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    @Gunner Interesting point you make Gunner but where is the off side line in situations like that? He appeared to join from the side and in front of the Canterbury halfback who had the ball in his hands.

    I'd have to watch again but I didn't think the 9 had it?

    I thought he looked square on when he made the clean out (there is no gate as such these days), so fair game.

    At the very least should have been a penalty for interfering with the halfback.



  • There is at least a couple of one positives to come from tonight.
    i) Sam McNichol, Hugh Renton and Geoffrey Cridge all got through the entire 80 minutes without getting injured
    ii) Last years margin has been reduced
    iii) HB scored 30% more points this year compared to last season
    iv) One game closer to it being C Philpott's last



  • Shit, that was a tough watch. Wasn't at the game, so had to endure the commentators.
    I really don't like this ref either. And geez, really hoping those injuries to Dixon, West and Mikaele-Tu'u aren't too serious. Ihaia may have a broken nose, Dixon injured his hip and Marino went off with a rib injury.

    As expected before the season start, it's going to be some long 9 weeks.
    I really don't get why they keep playing Falcon at fullback. He obviously can't catch high balls, one of the core skills a fullback should master. Put McNicol there! Grrrrrr
    And Cardiff Vaega, does he come on the field with grease on his hands?
    Coaches need to come up with a plan to deal with rush defence. Whatever they are doing, it ain't working!

    Next game will be another horror match, because we'll play Wellington.

    So frustrating!

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  • @Higgins said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    There is at least a couple of one positives to come from tonight.
    i) Sam McNichol, Hugh Renton and Geoffrey Cridge all got through the entire 80 minutes without getting injured
    ii) Last years margin has been reduced
    iii) HB scored 30% more points this year compared to last season
    iv) One game closer to it being C Philpott's last

    That's worth a huge celebration!



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  • @Stargazer said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    I'm probably repeating myself, but which masochistic fuckwit at the HBRU picked Canterbury for the cross-over match that they got to chose? Nobody in their right mind expects us to beat them, so whyyyyyyyyyy?

    Maybe they are scouting Canterbury B for players for next year



  • Feel for you guys as a Taniwha supporter,when injuries strike,sometimes it's like a horror show..!

    Just a couple of observations from an outsider looking in,one of the positives is seeing Brad Webber back on the field,Chris Eaton this evening as he was against the Bay last week was very poor,his option taking leaves a lot to be desired,and his passing at times is either rocks or diamonds.

    This seems to have transferred on to Ihaia West,hardly seen him take on the line.and one thing I have noticed is the Magpies chase game.at times it's been non existent,and against teams like Canterbury who can make you pay,it's something they will need to sort out.

    Ben Mays injury has not helped,having some promising,but inexperienced props at this level is a tough introduction to Mitre 10 cup..

    Add in some of the basic errors in terms of handling,they are real coach killers when playing the Canterbury teams of this world.

    Mind you,I found myself a bit envious of some of the talent Canterbury have at their disposal..it's frightening to think,whilst the Magpies had injuries of their own,who the cantabs had unavailable

    Hope you guys can get some of your injured bods back on the paddock



  • So glad we can't get relegated from the Championship! I reckon we would end up in the Heartland competition in one season.



  • @Stockcar86 said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    @Stargazer said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    I'm probably repeating myself, but which masochistic fuckwit at the HBRU picked Canterbury for the cross-over match that they got to chose? Nobody in their right mind expects us to beat them, so whyyyyyyyyyy?

    Maybe they are scouting Canterbury B for players for next year

    If you are the last team to pick you obviously have to take whoever is left so you don't get a choice. Maybe it was the situation in this case.



  • @Higgins It seems like they waited until Philpott returned from the U20 World Championship and he obviously had no time for the Magpies before then.



  • @Stockcar86 said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    @Stargazer said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    I'm probably repeating myself, but which masochistic fuckwit at the HBRU picked Canterbury for the cross-over match that they got to chose? Nobody in their right mind expects us to beat them, so whyyyyyyyyyy?

    Maybe they are scouting Canterbury B for players for next year

    Chickens hunting the fox?

    I wouldn't invite those poaching bastards anywhere near my developing rugby teams.



  • @Stargazer said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    I'm probably repeating myself, but which masochistic fuckwit at the HBRU picked Canterbury for the cross-over match that they got to chose? Nobody in their right mind expects us to beat them, so whyyyyyyyyyy?

    Hawke's Bay had no choice.

    In round 2 of the crossover picks, the picks were made by the Championship teams in reverse seeding order for a home game.

    The order of picking was:
    1st - 7 Northland chose waikato
    2nd - 6 Southland chose North Harbour
    3rd - 5 Manawatu chose Tasman
    4th - 4 Bay of Plenty chose Counties Manukau
    5th - 3 Wellington chose Taranaki
    6th - 2 Otago chose Auckland
    7th - 1 Hawke's Bay left with Canterbury



  • @Number-10 Ooops, my bad. My frustration took over. HBRU picked Counties.



  • @Higgins said in Magpies v Canterbury:

    Nepia, I will almost certainly be up in Palmy tomorrow watching a whangai grand daughter playing for St Marys in the Hurricanes Schoolgirls final against a Palmy team at 11.30 so will take in, and give a report from, your outfit against St. Patricks College Silverstream in the boys final if we stick around long enough for that game at 2.30.

    We made it up there in plenty of time, a loud beep on the van horn woke me at 5.52am announcing that my ride was had arrived to pick me up. There was never any danger of arriving too late and missing kick off!!!!!! Sadly our driver decided that the return trip would start immediately after the aftermatch formalities and players feed for his daughter's team was finished so cannot give you anything about HBHS v St. Patricks other than I almost skittled their coach Tim Mannix when our paths crossed and I was not paying that much attention. Fortunately I showed I have lost very little of my twinkle toes as I stepped him nicely.

    In other results
    St. Marys 31 - 10 Manakura in the Hurricanes Girls Final
    Feilding Ag 16 - 11 Porirua College in the Hurricanes Co-Ed Schools Final
    The girls match was never in doubt with St. Marys proving too powerful up front with their front row bulldozering their way forward giving them the all important go forward. Their No.8 looked very useful and scored a lovely solo try directly from the kick off to the second half whilst the number 5 lock, 1st five and centre looked well skilled.

    The co-ed schools match looked to be pretty even with Porirua hitting the front with a beautiful try about dozen minutes from time (in spite of vehement pleading from one supporter for an offside call) only for Feilding to reply with about five minutes to play with converted try out toward the right hand corner. Porirua struck back and got very close to scoring only to lose the ball and that was that.

    It was a typical winters day with the chilly wind taking me back to the days where the hip flask was an essential part of the rugby spectators attire.

    EDIT Go here http://www.clubrugby.co.nz/wellington/story.php?id=2587 for another review of happenings up at the Showgrounds.


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