Blues vs. Rebels



  • @nzzp said in Blues vs. Rebels:

    @taniwharugby said in Blues vs. Rebels:

    @chester-draws I think Rennie had served a decent apprenticeship before taking over the Chiefs and was highly rated, plus had a good team around him

    Rennie had a hard time with Wellington at ITM level and got moved on if I recall -- certainly wasn't seen as a world beater or a locked in super coach.

    He was great for Wellington, won the NPC back when it still mattered.

    Then got overlooked for years for higher jobs, eventually went sideways and slightly backwards to coach Manawatu also 'only' at NPC level.

    He was the Wayne Pivac of the Lower North Island.



  • IIRC he wanted the Canes gig and when they gave it to bloody Hammett that was the final straw so he went to the Chiefs and took Cruds with him. Blues management aren't the only incompetent fools, thankfully we lucked out after Hammett with the Boyd-Plumtree combo and haven't looked back.



  • I thought Havili had a very solid debut game. Didn't get much chance on attack, but he got through quite a bit work. His defense in particular was top shelf, notching up a game high 23 tackles with no misses. Backrow should be the least of our worries going forward, there's so much talent to work with in the group.

    Kaino turned back the clock last night. Like Havili, he was everywhere on defense. Easily his best outing of the season.

    Our tight 5 have been a massive disappointment around the park this season.

    Leger has to be the least threatening midfielder in the comp. Per 80 minutes, he has the worst attacking stats of any midfielder in the comp. When I check his game stats each week, I get a bit confused, because you'd think Owen Franks was our centre with how bad his running metres look.



  • @dice Along with his awful kicking game. How many times this year has he kicked the ball out on the full?



  • @dice said in Blues vs. Rebels:

    I thought Havili had a very solid debut game. Didn't get much chance on attack, but he got through quite a bit work. His defense in particular was top shelf, notching up a game high 23 tackles with no misses. Backrow should be the least of our worries going forward, there's so much talent to work with in the group.

    Great numbers considering he only played ~60mins



  • @taniwharugby I don't disagree that Tana should have got the boot at the end of last season. The board should be ashamed of their gutlessness. To keep into next year is ridiculous. Insanity.

    That a replacement isn't obvious is sometimes made. But to my mind that is not relevant. The country is full of good coaches. You might just have to look harder, including the unfancied.



  • Blues should give it to Schmidt in 2020 if he’s interested.


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