Brumbies vs Hurricanes



  • Nehe Milner-Skudder, Julian Savea, Jordie Barrett, Ngani Laumape, Ben Lam, Jackson Garden-Bachop, TJ Perenara (c), Gareth Evans, Sam Henwood, Reed Prinsep, Sam Lousi, Michael Fatialofa, Jeffery To’omaga-Allen, Ricky Riccitelli, Toby Smith

    Reserves: James O’Reilly, Chris Eves, Marcel Renata, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Blade Thomson, Jamie Booth, Ihaia West, Wes Goosen

    foxsports

    The Hurricanes will be without Test stars Beauden Barrett, Ardie Savea, Vaea Fifita and Brad Shields for Saturday’s visit to GIO Stadium.
    
    Barrett, Savea and Fifita all suffered injuries during the All Blacks’ series against France while captain Shields missed England’s final Test against the Springboks with illness.
    


  • 15 Tom Banks, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tevita Kuridrani, 12 Kyle Godwin, 11 Andy Muirhead, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Joe Powell, 8 Isi Naisarani, 7 David Pocock, 6 Tom Cusack, 5 Blake Enever, 4 Rory Arnold, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Folau Faingaa, 1 Scott Sio

    Reserves: 16 Connal McInerney, 17 Nic Mayhew, 18 Les Leuluaialii-Makin, 19 Richie Arnold, 20 Darcy Swain, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Wharenui Hawera, 23 Lausii Taliauli

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/brumbies-to-unleash-in-form-back-line-despite-missing-forward-stars-20180628-p4zo8e.html



  • Oh dear, from Beaudy to JGB is a huuuuuuge drop, I think we'll struggle



  • @machpants said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    Oh dear, from Beaudy to JGB is a huuuuuuge drop, I think we'll struggle

    Bugger. I'll be at the miserable hole in the ground for that as part of our traditional curtain raiser fixture. I'd only stick around to watch the Brumbies lose.



  • @machpants said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    Oh dear, from Beaudy to JGB is a huuuuuuge drop, I think we'll struggle

    Don’t stress. You have West on the bench. 😉



  • 🤮 blergh



  • Shit, time to revisit my tipping.



  • Can't wait to find out who the Canes are going to sign as a replacement for West. Good 10s are hard to find, especially if you let your best back-up options (Black, Falcon) go to other franchises.



  • @stargazer Better not be Perofeta! 😠



  • Trask, for next year.



  • @tim No, that wouldn't improve much at the Canes. 🎣 😈

    Trask is a good prospect, but maybe a bit too early to have him as BB's back-up @cgrant? But yeah, there aren't many (more) experienced players to pick from. There aren't too many good retirees like Delany, who are still up to it, either.



  • Apparently Shields lost 7kg through his illness in SA.
    Must have been one hell of a chip buttie.



  • @crucial said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    Apparently Shields lost 7kg through his illness in SA.
    Must have been one hell of a chip buttie.

    Maybe it was just an operation to remove the tits from his hands



  • @majorrage said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    @crucial said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    Apparently Shields lost 7kg through his illness in SA.
    Must have been one hell of a chip buttie.

    Maybe it was just an operation to remove the tits from his hands

    😄

    That's a decent cup size.



  • @crucial said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    Apparently Shields lost 7kg through his illness in SA.
    Must have been one hell of a chip buttie.

    Stuff

    Shields and Barrett were never in contention to play, with their respective bouts of gastroentiritis and concussion only cementing decisions that were made some weeks back. Skipper Shields arrived back England duty in South Africa early on Tuesday morning, having sat the third test of that series out with illness.
    A stomach bug saw Hurricanes captain Brad Shields lose seven kilograms on England duty
    "He lost seven kilos in three days. He was quite sick, got hospitalised with dehydration," Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd said on Thursday.



  • JGB 👍 West has been awful so thank the lord they have moved on. If JGB is crap then the backup 1st has to be Jordie

    Also good to see Isaia Walker-Leawere in the reserves. We need more punch coming on so hopefully he can provide this. Shame that Aumua and Fidow and both out. I assume Fidow is out for the year

    I would have liked to see Goosen at center though and Jordie back at FB.

    Stuff
    *Wes Goosen wore the 13 jumper in last week's friendly game against the Chiefs, but it's Jordie Barrett who'll start in that spot against the Brumbies. He'll also do the goalkicking.

    "Wes will come into the game and I think it's most likely he'll come into the game at centre," said Boyd, before adding Goosen is "a genuine option there*



  • I read that Shields wasn't going to play in Canberra as the Hurricanes wanted him to play his 100th SR game at home.



  • @winger I rate Goosen on the wing but he's on the small side for 13 imo - even though he's listed at 180cm and 92kg 🤔

    Would never fault his effort but I've seen plenty of occasions where he loses the contact battle and either turns over the ball or it results in a really messy ruck.



  • @paekakboyz said in Brumbies vs Hurricanes:

    @winger I rate Goosen on the wing but he's on the small side for 13 imo - even though he's listed at 180cm and 92kg 🤔

    Would never fault his effort but I've seen plenty of occasions where he loses the contact battle and either turns over the ball or it results in a really messy ruck.

    OK. But he's supposed to be the same size as Proctor. I thought he was good in lasts years NPC at center. Still more to learn but he improved a lot during the year

    And what about
    TJ Va'a First five-eighth

    to replace West. (asked below)
    Bio

    Knee injuries have sidelined Va’a for most of the last three seasons, but still only 21 years old the former New Zealand age grade star has plenty of rugby ahead of him and has worked tirelessly to get himself back to fitness.



  • @winger ha ha we know how accurate rugby 'stats' are. I think we really need to compare both Goosen and Proctor to Ardie if we really want to establish how big/tall they are!

    I would put Proctor streets ahead of Goosen in terms of dominating contact and physical play. But to be fair we haven't seen enough of Goosen at 13 to judge if he has it in him.


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