Waikato vs North Harbour



  • The Waikato team has been named. Finally Landsdown gets a start.

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  • North Harbour:
    1Chris Eves, 2.James Parsons (co-captain), 3.Mike Tamoaieta, 4.Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 5.Jarrad Hoeata, 6.Glenn Preston, 7.Murphy Taramai, 8.Kuki Moala-Liava'a,
    9 Bryn Hall, 10.Bryn Gatland, 11.Tevita Li, 12.Shaun Treeby, 13.Matt Vaega, 14.Shaun Stevenson, 15.Matt Duffie (co-captain).

    Reserves:
    16 Steven Misa, 17.Adrian Smith, 18.Karl Tu'inukuafe, 19.Brandon Nansen, 20.Connor Collett, 21.Chris Smylie, 22.Dan Hilton-Jones, 23.Ben Volavola.



  • Should be a good clash at 8 today. Might be playing for a contract with the Blues.



  • I noticed that Sky showed a Waikato team line-up with Antonio Mikaele Tu'u on the bench. I assume that was instead of Tavuyara? Is this Antonio's Waikato debut or has he played for them before?

    Will be interesting to see how Marino's twin goes.



  • Ouch, that injury to Treeby looked painful.



  • Ref got that wrong.



  • Manihera taken out in the air (landing awkwardly), after a high tackle on another player, and only a penalty to Waikato? Harbour lucky not to lose someone to the bin.



  • Reece, what a tool. Diving on a player on the ground, shoulder first, after the Waikato try has been scored and then doesn't want to listen to the ref explaining why he gets yellow. Dumb.



  • McDermott has now totally lost it. Tucker to the bin and Waikato playing with 13 players.



  • Try Duffie; looked great, but tainted by that yellow that shouldn't have been a yellow. 11-10 Waikato.



  • An Waikato lucky it is not a third player in the bin after that no arms shoulder charge by their number 10 trying to stop that Matt Duffy diving try



  • Reece back on.



  • Geez, doesn't Harbour have a better kicker? He missed two important kicks and that may cost Harbour the game.



  • Now that was a scrum.



  • Wow, three easy kicks missed that should have won the game for either side, two by Volavola and one by Reece



  • And another chance for Volavola to win it for Nth Harbour from 40 odd metres out on the five metre line after the hooter



  • That kick could have saved Auckland.



  • And it's there after the touchies take an eternity to raise their flags Waikato 11 - 13 North Harbour



  • Good kick, and Harbour win. Disappointing for Waikato that - over the full 80 minutes - probably deserved it more. Reece hopefully regrets his stupidity now. Without his yellow, Duffie might not have scored that try.



  • that was very dumb by the Waikato guy on that tackle, probably should be cited too.