Tasman vs. Auckland



  • Auckland match-day 23 for Tasman

    Sunday October 8, 2.35pm, Trafalgar Park, Nelson:

    15 Melani Nanai (Manukau, 22)

    14 Tumua Manu (College Rifles, 3)

    13 Vince Aso (Ponsonby, 36)

    12 TJ Faiane (Pakuranga, 15, c)

    11 Joe Ravouvou (College Rifles, 6)

    10 Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (University, 😎

    9 Jono Hickey (Grammar TEC, 30)

    8 Akira Ioane (Ponsonby, 25)

    7 Blake Gibson (Ponsonby, 19)

    6 Taleni Seu (Grammar TEC, 19)

    5 Ben Nee-Nee (Pakuranga, 13)

    4 Samuel Slade (Ponsonby, 4)

    3 Marcel Renata (University, 19)

    2 Kurt Eklund (University, 30)

    1 Sam Prattley (Pakuranga, 41)

    Reserves:

    16 Greg Pleasants-Tate (Ponsonby, 23)

    17 Isi Tu’ungafasi (Suburbs, 18)

    18 Dexter Fa’amoana (College Rifles, 3)

    19 Sinclair Dominikovich-Murray (University, 6)

    20 Dalton Papali’i (Pakuranga, 2)

    21 Nico Costa (Eden, 1)

    22 Harry Plummer (Grammar TEC, 1)

    23 George Moala (Grammar TEC, 51)

    Injured/unavailable: Tom McHugh (season), Jamason Fa’anana-Shultz (season), Scott Scrafton (season), Leon Fukofuka (season), Michael Fatialofa (season), Daniel Bowden, Malakai Fekitoa, Jamie Lane, Caleb Clarke

    All Blacks: Rieko Ioane, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Jerome Kaino, Patrick Tuipulotu



  • Should be a good game. Auckland looking to avoid relegation and Tasman trying to make the semis. Im glad they havent tried to shoehorn Moala into the backs. Auckland is seriously low on locks.



  • Makos Team: Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Levi Aumua, Trael Joass, James Lowe, Mitch Hunt, Billy Guyton; Jordan Taufua, Vernon Fredericks, Ethan Blackadder, Pari Pari Parkinson, Shannon Frizell, Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry.

    Reserves: Ti'i Paulo, Siua Halanukonuka, Isaac Salmon, Alex Ainley, Pete Samu, Finlay Christie, Tim O'Malley, James Hawkey.

    Aumua back from suspension, Fredericks back from injury - as is Ainley (named on the bench).

    Fourth game in 15 days for Tasman - might be a bridge too far.

    It's also likely to be pretty wet at least underfoot. It's raining steadily here and not supposed to stop for a couple of days.



  • I'm still surprised to read that George Moala had gout.



  • @tim said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    I'm still surprised to read that George Moala had gout.

    How come?



  • @mimic I thought that was a disease of old age and poor diet.



  • @tim said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    @mimic I thought that was a disease of old age and poor diet.

    It's quite common amongst islanders (I think it's genetic), mainly due to our diet. Different foods trigger it for different people that I know. One of my mates had to give up doing calf raises or any exercises that put pressure on the joint cos it could trigger an attack lol



  • @tim said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    @mimic I thought that was a disease of old age and poor diet.

    I think that's a bit of a myth. I sometimes get it from eating rich foods/too much seafood. I think it is a genetic thing because my dad and uncles do too.

    As for Moala, as far as i know a lot of pacific islanders get it. Probably due to genetics.

    Bloody painful.

    Edit: beat me to it.



  • Cheers dudes, I'll look into the literature.



  • It's basically excess Uric acid forming crystals within joints (often in your foot).
    My last severe bout was after eating Beef cheeks slow cooked in guinness, a pile of smoked mussels and cheese and a few glasses of wine straight after a flight. Pretty much the perfect storm. Felt like I had a nail driven through the middle of my foot for a week.



  • @pukunui that's a like just for the epic gluttony.



  • @mimic said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    @tim said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    @mimic I thought that was a disease of old age and poor diet.

    It's quite common amongst islanders (I think it's genetic), mainly due to our diet. Different foods trigger it for different people that I know. One of my mates had to give up doing calf raises or any exercises that put pressure on the joint cos it could trigger an attack lol

    I’ve heard it refered to as ‘Samoan cancer’. I know a number of Samoans that suffer from it. It can be managed through dietary choices.



  • The turf in Nelson; no drainage?



  • Nelson need to sort out this shithouse field if they are hosting an ABs game.

    Will Jordan looks every inch a future AB.



  • Yep, appalling poor ground for 1st class rugby.

    Jordan certainly looks classy.



  • Territory very important - Auckland are gonna struggle when they have garbage halves - Elkington-Macdonald is some shithouse player



  • You whinging Auckland feckers.

    Traf. Park is usually excellent. It's been pissing with non-stop rain for the past two days.



  • @chris-b It's thoroughly shit. A disgrace.



  • @chris-b said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    You whinging Auckland feckers.

    Traf. Park is usually excellent. It's been pissing with non-stop rain for the past two days.

    And most obvious reply of the day goes to...



  • Haha if that doesnt sum up Auckland's season - Auckland steal the lineout and Tasman score!



  • Bloody hell, Lose is spewing nonsense again. Clearly not grounded.



  • @chris-b said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    You whinging Auckland feckers.

    Traf. Park is usually excellent. It's been pissing with non-stop rain for the past two days.

    Even with a little bit of surface water lying on it the ground has not turned to a mud heap in spite of a curtain raiser having been played on it so the ground cannot be that bad. Would they play a curtainraiser at Eden Park if the same amount of rain had fallen in Auckland as Chris B insists Nelson has had?



  • Geez, that was an awesome team try from Jordan!



  • Little bit of surface water - haha there are enormous puddles everywhere.

    Please dont mix this up with comments on the teams on the field - Tasman on the field are a far superior side and deservingly putting this rubbish Auckland team to the sword.



  • Tii Paulo channelling Nick Phipps and biffing boots haha



  • @stargazer
    As well as being a piss poor commentator is anyone else annoyed as me with nearly all the commentators spouting useless statistics and comments. Has no one told them that viewers can see and that for them less is better.a



  • @kiwimurph LOL, I was thinking the same thing. Only difference that Paulo didn't try to throw it into the crowd.



  • Nice skills by Seu for the lineout win and then try. Tasman's defense has been really good.



  • Jordan is the best player on the field - possible end of year smokey?



  • Pleasants-Tate has been dreadful this year.



  • @kiwimurph said in Tasman vs. Auckland:

    Jordan is the best player on the field - possible end of year smokey?

    Not sure about him being the best player on the field, but definitely the best back. Several forwards have also had great shifts, like Frizell, Taufua and Blackadder.

    Don't see Jordan in the AB frame yet; way too early (like Bridge).



  • That scrum must have the Auckland scrum coach grimacing with embarrassment



  • @higgins if only their coach was a prop...oh wait...



  • Sorry, just noticed Isi Tu'ungafasi is on so that is probably not helping matters



  • Auckland are the Premiership version of the Magpies. Heaps of excellent players, but totally ineffective. Coaching a huge factor in the failure of both teams.



  • Auckland looked really good in patches but some brilliance by Tasman particularly some slick passing punished them at every turn.



  • Tasman way too good. Deserved semi finalists.

    The only positives for Auckland was gametime for youngsters Plummer and Papalii who were both pretty good when they came on.



  • Really good effort by Tasman.

    Auckland - apparently used to practicing on their miraculous insta-drain soils - unable to deal with it being a little heavy underfoot. 🙂

    Jordan is fucking good. With a long queue of fullbacks, I don't really see them using the apprentice slot for him, but he's surely the rookie of the year?

    And a provincial note - for 10 minutes this morning there were three Makos on the field together for the All Blacks. If I'd even thought of that happening five years ago I would have assumed I was drunk! 🙂



  • @kiwimurph Plummer does a bit too much sideways running when passing.



  • @stargazer
    Agreed but hard to know whether the score would be 0-0 or 50-50.


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