Northland v Magpies



  • Houston, we have a problem ... mostly at lock, but also no Bucky!

    Magpies

    1 Jason Long
    2 Ash Dixon (c)
    3 Pouri Rakete-Stones
    4 Josh Eden-Whaitiri
    5 Nick Palmer
    6 Hugh Renton
    7 Tony Lamborn
    8 Marino Mikaele-Tuú
    9 Brad Weber (vc)
    10 Ihaia West
    11 Mason Emerson
    12 Pasqualle Dunn
    13 Jonah Lowe
    14 Cardiff Vaega
    15 Tiaan Falcon

    Reserves
    16 Jacob Devery
    17 Tim Farrell
    18 Jarvy Aoake
    19 Ben Parsons
    20 Fa'alemiga Selesele
    21 Ellery Wilson
    22 Hayden Hann
    23 TJ Vaega



  • Northland

    1 Ross Wright
    2 Matt Moulds (c)
    3 Ropate Rinakama
    4 Josh Goodhue
    5 Tim Bond
    6 Murray Douglas
    7 Dan Pryor
    8 Matt Matich
    9 Sam Nock
    10 Peter Breen
    11 Matt Wright
    12 Jack Goodhue
    13 Rene Ranger
    14 Jordan Hyland
    15 Solomon Alaimalo

    Reserves:
    16 Jordan Olsen
    17 Phil Kite
    18 Chris Apoua
    19 Michael Faleafa
    20 Kara Pryor
    21 Emil Pittman
    22 Dan Hawkins
    23 Tamati Tua.



  • So that's Ben May, Michael Allardice, Geoff Cridge, Gareth Evans, Sam McNicol, Richard Buckman out - all current Super Rugby players.

    Add in Brendon Edmonds and Andrew Horrell, and that's half a starting fifteen.



  • The Magpies need to be more disciplined than previous games, considering Peter Breen's excellent kicking this season. That midfield combo of Ranger and Goodhue is going to be a big challenge with Buckman out and Lowe maybe not being 100% (not sure how bad his ankle was last week and what caused it). With two locks from our development team, the second row is also going to be a weak spot for us. Our injury list has become longer again this week. I'll try making an update of our injury list again.



  • So indeed, new injuries to Buckman and Cridge, and an aggravated old injury to Allardice. Six of our Super Rugby players are injured. We're doomed. Again.

    I posted an updated injury list in the the Magpies 2017 thread.



  • the Mitre 10 Cup preview says Buckman is being rested...

    Michael Allardice (rib) and Geoff Cridge (shoulder) are the latest in a fairly packed Hawke's Bay medical ward, while Richard Buckman has been rested to allow Pasqualle Dunn a rare start at second five-eighths.



  • @taniwharugby They've had it wrong before. According to our local paper, Buckman was meant to start at fullback this week. I'd hardly call that resting. They say he suffered a leg injury at training this week. Although they're not flawless either, I tend to believe that more than what somebody writes for that Mitre 10 Cup website. Cridge also doesn't have a shoulder injury, but a knee injury. Out for 12 months, apparently.



  • @stargazer wasnt saying it was right or wrong, just thats what they said.

    Pretty much sums up the quality of most of the stuff we get in the media these days, opinion and speculation.



  • Not long to go guys, just finished my pre-match buildup with couple of practice waves of my flag and a got my jersey tucked into my shorts. Sadly the fridge hs only a couple left in it so will have to pace myself. Surely today will be better than what we have seen for most of the season so far?



  • Northland in for a try all ready ... @Higgins Higgins, you best send out for more beers!



  • Well perhaps it won't with Northland scooting in under the posts in the first few minutes to lead seven nil



  • Haven't noticed it in previous games but have Northland worn those milk bottle like socks all season?



  • Take the easy three points guys, might be the only chance we get to get off zero!



  • Please take note Northland RFU white numbers are almost invisible to read on a Cambridge blue jersey. In the meantime HB scored sixth tackle type try after Ihaia West grubbered it through. The Northland defender had an airshot trying to ground the ball and C Vaenga dived on it for the try After 25 minutes the score remains Northland 07 - 07 Hawkes Bay. Notably Peter Breen has fluffed two penalty kick from reasonable distance out but close to the line of the posts.



  • Solomon Alamaio makes mincemeat of an attempted tackle by a HB midfield back to scamper the best part of 60 metres to set up what should have been a try but for a number of penalty infringements by HB



  • Only delays the inevitable with Northland scoring from the resultant tap penalty. Just before halftime Northland 17 - 07 Hawkes Bay



  • Where was the penalty for Vaega being held back after that break by West?



  • Hi there '86, did you catch the Bathurst classic races? There were some gorgeous cars there racing including a couple of early seventies Mustangs and some real nice early 70s Falcons, even a couple of Chargers and what looked to be VJ Valiant and another that might have been a Valiant Pacer amongst others. On the other side there were also a number of Holdens!



  • @stockcar86 The ref missed more offending by Northland. And also, why re-setting the scrum after scrum when Northland takes it down, and penalising the Bay after just one mistake by Long?



  • @higgins said in Northland v Magpies:

    Hi there '86, did you catch the Bathurst classic races? There were some gorgeous cars there racing including a couple of early seventies Mustangs and some real nice early 70s Falcons, even a couple of Chargers and what looked to be VJ Valiant and another that might have been a Valiant Pacer amongst others. On the other side there were also a number of Holdens!

    Been working today, so seen no tv until 1/2 hr into Magpie game