Tasman vs North Harbour



  • Tasman Makos

    Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Trael Joass, Alex Nankivell, James Lowe, Mitch Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Pete Samu, Ethan Blackadder, Pari Pari Parkinson, Shannon Frizell, Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry

    Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Siua Halanukonuka, Isaac Salmon, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Tone Ng Shiu, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, James Hawkey.


    North Harbour

    Matt Duffie, Shaun Stevenson, Matt Vaega, Shaun Treeby, Tevita Li, Ben Volavola, Chris Smylie; Josh Tyrell, Taramai Murphy, Brandon Nansen, Jarrad Hoeata, Shane Neville, Michael Tamoaieta, Steven Misa, Chris Eves

    Reserves: James Parsons, Karl Tuinukuafe, Sione Mafileo, Glenn Preston, Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, Lewis Gjaltema, Dan Hilton-Jones, Bryn Gatland




  • Lots of changes for harbour in what looks like a banana skin game to me



  • Tasman resting or otherwise missing a few as well - notably Ainley and Strange in the second row and several from outside the squad on the bench - Ng Shui, Cirikadiveta and Hawkey.

    Harbour is a team we don't have a good record against.



  • @chris-b This is indeed quite a list, but not the result of resting players:

    There are several enforced changes to the side involved in the previous match. Locks Alex Ainley and Quinten Strange are out of commission, the latter with what could be a long-term shoulder injury. Flanker Vernon Fredericks sustained a head knock against Taranaki and is also unavailable. In the backline, winger Viliami Lolohea, sent off against Taranaki, has been suspended for three games, while veteran Robbie Malneek is injured.
    


  • @jk plus NH seem to have got a few wobbles in the past few weeks, I guess oyu could still drop this game though and be sweet.



  • @taniwharugby said in Tasman vs North Harbour:

    @jk plus NH seem to have got a few wobbles in the past few weeks, I guess oyu could still drop this game though and be sweet.

    Yeah think we are pretty safe from relegation



  • @jk ha I was more meaning making the top 4!



  • @stargazer Yeah - I hadn't seen any news on injuries etc, so "resting or otherwise missing".

    Tima is a decent replacement for Lolohea (who I would have dropped anyway if he wasn't suspended). Not surprised Malneek is out injured - he hobbled off right in front of us after the last play of the game looking like he'd torn a calf or similar.

    The two locks are the most significant losses - along with Aumua still being suspended.



  • Stupid ill-discipline from Harbour, giving away a penalty try. It's not surprising that Hoeata was one of the culprits. He's a penalty magnet the way he plays.



  • Christ - how's that a yellow card?

    Duffie purposefully put himself in a dangerous position.

    Bollocks!!!!!@



  • Geezus, I can't believe Joass got yellow for that. It's very similar to the Dunedin test where Retallick stood up and the Aussie player who was leaning over him fell off and landed dangerously.
    This was totally Duffie's own fault. Stupid from Nutbrown to fall for that and hand out a YC.



  • The TMO is busy tonight.



  • @stargazer think refs are over using TMOs these days, often for shit they have seen but dont want to make calls on.



  • I try not to whinge about the reffing, but that's a try saving tackle that's gone up around the neck and then Li has dived on the player on the ground.

    And all we get is a penalty.

    FFS Nutbrown and the guy running the far touchline!



  • @chris-b Doesn't sound like Harbour are going to give you much trouble anyway. 😞



  • @chris-b I actually though Li diving on the player on the ground was worse than the tackle that slipped up to the neck. Dirty.



  • @taniwharugby said in Tasman vs North Harbour:

    @stargazer think refs are over using TMOs these days, often for shit they have seen but dont want to make calls on.

    Agree, nutbrown is one of the worst offenders



  • @stargazer said in Tasman vs North Harbour:

    @chris-b I actually though Li diving on the player on the ground was worse than the tackle that slipped up to the neck. Dirty.

    Could easily have carded both of them and awarded a penalty try!

    We should probably be up by 35 points - but for terrible reffing.



  • Despite that we're up 21-0 and had a penalty try awarded, we've been shafted by the refereeing in this half.

    Come on Marlborough wind - do your bit and die down!!!



  • Hunt looks like a better version of Bernard Foley. This kid can play.