Tasman v Wellington



  • Tasman

    1 Tim Perry
    2 Andrew Makalio
    3 Issac Salmon
    4 Alex Ainley ( c )
    5 Shannon Frizell
    6 Ethan Blackadder
    7 Vernon Fredericks
    8 Jordan Taufua
    9 Billy Guyton
    10 Mitchell Hunt
    11 James Lowe
    12 Alex Nankivell
    13 Levi Aumua
    14 Tima Faingaanuku
    15 Will Jordan

    Reserves:
    16 Ti’i Paulo
    17 Tom Hill
    18 Ryan Coxon
    19 Quinten Strange
    20 Pete Samu
    21 Finlay Christie
    22 Tim O’Malley
    23 Trael Joass



  • @Stargazer Still no Halanukonuka and no Hames, though Makalio made a difference coming off the bench last week. Bench props look weak. Salmon went OK last week, though - for a rookie. Same lineout that struggled in the first half.

    Aumua needs to step up to replace Havili, who made a big difference last week. Wonder why we're not allowed him this week.

    Faingaanuku could also do with a big game. He's not looked close to the class of Will Jordan. I'd sign the latter for the Crusaders, but probably not the former on what I've seen so far.



  • Ben Lam, Julian Savea, Wes Goosen, Regan Verney, Losi Filipo, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, Brad Shields (c), Du'Plessis Kirifi, Will Mangos, James Blackwell, Sam Lousi, Alex Fidow, Leni Apisai, Tolu Fahamokioa

    Reserves: Asafo Aumua, Sitiveni Paongo, Ha'amea Ahio, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Mateaki Kafatolu, Sheridan Rangihuna, Dan Kirkpatrick, Levi Harmon



  • Fidow is special ball in hand. Good game this.



  • Be good if Tasman can do us a favour and tip Wellington over. Don't want them getting too much of a lead on the Championship ladder.



  • @Gunner They'll have to learn to fucking tackle if they're going to do anything other than get relegated.

    I'm inclined to think I should be paid to watch them at the moment - rather than vice-versa.

    Lessons in incompetence!



  • @Gunner cant see it, Wellington looking pretty sharp this year.



  • Nice jynx lads - Tasman are storming home. Wonder if 3rd game in a short time will see Wellington fade.



  • Savea looking big and slow



  • @canefan I thought he showed a bit of toe on the Goosen break that Lam scored from motoring up the left, so probably a bit more to do with laziness??



  • @taniwharugby said in Tasman v Wellington:

    @canefan I thought he showed a bit of toe on the Goosen break that Lam scored from motoring up the left, so probably a bit more to do with laziness??

    I dont think its laziness at all - he's just not the same athlete he was.



  • @KiwiMurph said in Tasman v Wellington:

    Nice jynx lads - Tasman are storming home. Wonder if 3rd game in a short time will see Wellington fade.

    Ran out of gas a bit, but also ran out of good players. Bench didn't seem to offer much and Tasman started to hold onto the ball, which meant they weren't missing tackles.

    More crucial points, but far from convincing. Tim Perry probably MoM, with Blackadder Jr. and Mitch Hunt close behind. James Lowe pretty handy, as well.



  • Thanks Tasman, next round is on me...



  • @KiwiMurph said in Tasman v Wellington:

    I mean in that play he looked to have gas while tracking toward where Goosen was, but if he looks slow elsewhere it is laziness.



  • @taniwharugby said in Tasman v Wellington:

    @canefan I thought he showed a bit of toe on the Goosen break that Lam scored from motoring up the left, so probably a bit more to do with laziness??

    When Tasman chipped behind him for the try it was like watching the Titanic turn