Waikato vs Wellington



  • Waikato:
    Tyler Campbell, Iliesa Ratuva Tavuyara, Bailyn Sullivan, Tevita Taufui, Sevu Reece, Sam Christie, Pele Cowley; Jordan Manihera, Mitch Jacobson, Luke Jacobson, James Tucker (c), Leva Fifita, Atu Moli, Hame Faiva, Ayden Johnstone
    Reserves: Samisoni Taukei'aho, Loni Uhila, Sefo Kautai, Sam Caird, Adam Burn, Pele Cowley, Harrison Levien, Pita Ahki.

    Wellington:
    Ben Lam, Julian Savea (c), Thomas Umaga-Jensen, Regan Verney, Malo Tuitama, Dan Kirkpatrick, Sheridan Rangihuna; Teariki Ben-Nicholas, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Mateaki Kafatolu, Will Mangos, Sam Lousi, Alex Fidow, Asafo Aumua, Sitiveni Paongo.
    Reserves: Leni Apisai, Tolu Fahamokioa, Joe Apikotoa, Chris Middleton, Galu Taufale, Kemara Hauiti-Parapara, Jackson Garden-Bachop, Billy Proctor



  • another 57 nil?



  • @hooroo No, Jackson Garden-Bachop is kicking very well so that should ensure Wellington can get at least three points, even though it might come late in the match when he gets subbed onto the field.



  • Why is Christie still starting? 😠

    I'll go along to the game expecting a thrashing, which means Waikato might even surprise.

    No Beaver for a late cameo though...



  • Two good young 13s - Sullivan and Umaga-Jensen.



  • Umaga-Jemsen brushes off Sullivan for a very good try.



  • Another embarrassing 2nd half from Waikato. I guess the only consolation is at least I'm not supporting Auckland, Hawke's Bay or Southland. 😉

    Sullivan got badly exposed on defence a couple of times but he has talent.

    Savea could have been playing for Waikato based on that performance - poor.