North Harbour v Magpies



  • Magpies

    1 Jason Long
    2 Ash Dixon (c)
    3 Pouri Rakete-Stones
    4 Michael Allardice
    5 Geoff Cridge
    6 Hugh Renton
    7 Tony Lamborn
    8 Marino Mikaele-Tuú
    9 Brad Weber (vc)
    10 Ihaia West
    11 Mason Emerson
    12 Richard Buckman
    13 Jonah Lowe
    14 Cardiff Vaega
    15 Tiaan Falcon

    Reserves
    16 Jacob Devery
    17 Tim Farrell
    18 Jarvy Aoake
    19 Josh Eden-Whaitiri
    20 Fa'alemiga Selesele
    21 Ellery Wilson
    22 Pasqualle Dunn
    23 TJ Vaega



  • North Harbour

    1 Karl Tu'inukuafe
    ​2 James Parsons (CC)
    3 Sione Mafileo
    4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
    ​5 Jarrad Hoeata
    ​6 Glenn Preston
    7 Connor Collett
    ​8 Hapakuki Moala-Liava'a
    9 Bryn Hall
    10 Bryn Gatland
    11 Tevita Li
    12 Shaun Treeby
    13 Matt Vaega
    14 Matt Duffie (CC)
    15 Shaun Stevenson

    Reserves:
    16 Adrian Smith
    17 Chris Eves
    18 Mike Tamoaieta
    19 Brandon Nansen
    20 Murphy Taramai
    21 Chris Smylie
    ​22 Dan Hilton-Jones
    23 Ben Volavola

    http://www.harbourrugby.co.nz/news/qbe-north-harbour-team-to-play-hawkes-bay/

    This will be another massacre. 😣



  • HB clearly not a spectator drawcard looking at the crowd that looks to be about five or six hundred.



  • Goodness Nth Harbour have started like one of the Nth Korean missiles fired off in the last month or so, fast, powerful and with plenty of speed but not hitting their targets. We are lucky not to be two tries down already. And as I write that Harbour knock over a penalty to take the lead.



  • West not taking the Seta tactic of jumping into any ball you need to catch



  • Think we might have 'em guys with Ash Dixon scoring a try sees the lead change hands Nth Harbour 03 - 07 Hawkes Bay after about ten minutes



  • Fuck that was a ruck - Treeby was offside



  • Haven't seen you waving your flag yet '86. Give us a wave and I am bound to spot it given there are not many spectators for the cameras to hone into for crowd shots.



  • Unfortunately I am home sick - not even enough energy to yell at the tv



  • that PT was inevitable, the HB 9 shoulda been done the scrum before.



  • @stockcar86 said in North Harbour v Magpies:

    Unfortunately I am home sick - not even enough energy to yell at the tv

    Going to the game probably will not do much for your recovery so just keep sticking the pins into that Philpott doll from the warmth and comfort of your lounge!



  • @taniwharugby said in North Harbour v Magpies:

    that PT was inevitable, the HB 9 shoulda been done the scrum before.

    It could be a long night after seeing the way Harbour have dealt to my guys scrum on more than a couple of occasions.



  • Bugger! Ash Dixon Dixon denied his second try for the night after a spectacular intercept right on the Harbour dead ball line



  • That should be a penalty try and yellow card for high tackle on Dixon



  • We need someone to nobble Philpott so he can't give his usual inspirational speech at half time



  • Only delays the inevitable though with Dixon running powerfully from the restart and sets up C Vaeaga (the ogre for his knock on that cost Dixon his try moments before) for a try in the right hand corner Nth Harbour 13 - 17 Hawkes Bay after 28 minutes.



  • What the fuck was that call. NH player goes to catch kick, fumbles, gets tackled, meanwhile, NH teammate has collected the ball and taken off....ref blows the whistle and incorrectly penalises HB player for tackling without the ball. Idiot.



  • These Harbour players look well coached. Can we get Tom Coventry back?



  • Why were commentators saying it was Renton with the HIA when it clearly was Lamborn?



  • Looks like a much better Hawkes Bay line-up tonight.

    Moala-Liavaa is a promising player, but he really needs to work on his ball skills if he wants to play eight at Super Rugby level.