North Harbour vs Tasman



  • https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/provincial/106624415/mitre-10-cup-talking-points-tasman-the-big-winner-with-abs-released-for-round-three

    Handy news - Tasman is getting Tim Perry and Shannon Frizell released this week.

    Also...

    Liam Coltman is set to front for the blue and golds for the first time in almost two years, when they visit Manawatū.

    Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (Taranaki), Ardie Savea (Wellington), Luke Whitelock (Canterbury) and Nehe Milner-Skudder (Manawatū) will also play.



  • @chris-b Yep. Yet Richie apparently doesn't need a run. Grr. Now let everyone whinge about a Cantab wanting a player released....



  • @shark seems daft he hasnt been released, but on the flipside, does that mean he will be starting the next test, coming in off a 5? week break since his last game (maybe he shoulda been released to Canterbury last week and back into camp this week?)



  • @taniwharugby Surely going to feature in the 23 next week? Question of whether he starts or is on the bench.

    I'm gonna bet on Beaudy getting dropped! After all, Hansen was a second five, so he knows what it's like to be stuck outside a glory seeking hungus who scores all the tries himself! 🙂



  • Tasman

    1 Tim Perry
    2 Andrew Makalio
    3 Tyrel Lomax
    4 Quinten Strange
    5 Pari Pari Parkinson
    6 Ethan Blackadder
    7 Jed Brown
    8 Shannon Frizell
    9 Finlay Christie
    10 Mitchell Hunt
    11 Solomon Alaimalo
    12 David Havili
    13 Levi Aumua
    14 Tima Faingaanuku
    15 Will Jordan

    Reserves:
    16 Ray Niuia
    17 Wyatt Crockett
    18 Issac Salmon
    19 Mike Curry
    20 Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta
    21 Jack Grooby
    22 Tim O’Malley
    23 Alex Nankivell

    .

    Frizell at 8. Interesting.



  • @stargazer That will be interesting to watch. Blackadder can play 8, but I don't really recall Shannon playing there. Some size and power if he can get the rest of the game right.

    That team is getting close to the strongest we could field. Fredericks, Ainley, Havili and Guyton possibly in the mix in the strongest team - given we're unlikely to see Squire or Hames.



  • Harbour are Tasman's bogey team.....

    Friggin Hansen releasing AB's after I'd done my tips!



  • 1 Chris Eves
    2 James Parsons (cc)
    3 Sione Mafileo
    4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti
    5 Ben Nee-Nee
    6 Glenn Preston
    7 Dillon Hunt
    8 Kuki Moala-Liava'a
    9 Bryn Hall
    10 Bryn Gatland
    11 Tevita Li
    12 Harrison Groundwater
    13 Loketi Manu
    14 Matt Duffie (cc)
    15 Shaun Stevenson

    16 Luteru Tolai
    17 Mike Tamoaieta
    18 Lua Li
    19 Jacob Pierce
    20 Sione Teu
    21 Lewis Gjaltema
    22 Daniel-Hilton Jones
    23 Mark Telea



  • Apart from a good 15 minute spell last week, North Harbour have been poor to start off the season. They tend to play to the level of their opponents so I expect a good performance from them tonight.



  • @chris-b said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @stargazer That will be interesting to watch. Blackadder can play 8, but I don't really recall Shannon playing there. Some size and power if he can get the rest of the game right.

    That team is getting close to the strongest we could field. Fredericks, Ainley, Havili and Guyton possibly in the mix in the strongest team - given we're unlikely to see Squire or Hames.

    Direction from Hansen for Tongan Frizell to play 8? Got to find somewhere to put him because even the lock from his franchise looks a better prospect at 6.

    I expect him to play like a man amongst boys in this match with his hype/reputation.



  • @nepia said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @chris-b said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @stargazer That will be interesting to watch. Blackadder can play 8, but I don't really recall Shannon playing there. Some size and power if he can get the rest of the game right.

    That team is getting close to the strongest we could field. Fredericks, Ainley, Havili and Guyton possibly in the mix in the strongest team - given we're unlikely to see Squire or Hames.

    Direction from Hansen for Tongan Frizell to play 8? Got to find somewhere to put him because even the lock from his franchise looks a better prospect at 6.

    I expect him to play like a man amongst boys in this match with his hype/reputation.

    Haha you are starting to get to Davidav vs Toeava levels with your anti Frizell campaign. Im looking forward to actually seeing him play. I wonder if he is any good.

    Hansen did mention that Frizell was an option to cover 8 back during the French series so you might be right about the message being passed down the levels.



  • @pukunui said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @nepia said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @chris-b said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @stargazer That will be interesting to watch. Blackadder can play 8, but I don't really recall Shannon playing there. Some size and power if he can get the rest of the game right.

    That team is getting close to the strongest we could field. Fredericks, Ainley, Havili and Guyton possibly in the mix in the strongest team - given we're unlikely to see Squire or Hames.

    Direction from Hansen for Tongan Frizell to play 8? Got to find somewhere to put him because even the lock from his franchise looks a better prospect at 6.

    I expect him to play like a man amongst boys in this match with his hype/reputation.

    Haha you are starting to get to Davidav vs Toeava levels with your anti Frizell campaign. Im looking forward to actually seeing him play. I wonder if he is any good.

    Hansen did mention that Frizell was an option to cover 8 back during the French series so you might be right about the message being passed down the levels.

    Hell yeah, that's the plan!



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  • @nepia said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @pukunui said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @nepia said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @chris-b said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @stargazer That will be interesting to watch. Blackadder can play 8, but I don't really recall Shannon playing there. Some size and power if he can get the rest of the game right.

    That team is getting close to the strongest we could field. Fredericks, Ainley, Havili and Guyton possibly in the mix in the strongest team - given we're unlikely to see Squire or Hames.

    Direction from Hansen for Tongan Frizell to play 8? Got to find somewhere to put him because even the lock from his franchise looks a better prospect at 6.

    I expect him to play like a man amongst boys in this match with his hype/reputation.

    Haha you are starting to get to Davidav vs Toeava levels with your anti Frizell campaign. Im looking forward to actually seeing him play. I wonder if he is any good.

    Hansen did mention that Frizell was an option to cover 8 back during the French series so you might be right about the message being passed down the levels.

    Hell yeah, that's the plan!

    My anti Michael Collins game really needs some work if im even going to compete for the knight in rusty armour award.



  • @pukunui said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @nepia said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @pukunui said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @nepia said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @chris-b said in North Harbour vs Tasman:

    @stargazer That will be interesting to watch. Blackadder can play 8, but I don't really recall Shannon playing there. Some size and power if he can get the rest of the game right.

    That team is getting close to the strongest we could field. Fredericks, Ainley, Havili and Guyton possibly in the mix in the strongest team - given we're unlikely to see Squire or Hames.

    Direction from Hansen for Tongan Frizell to play 8? Got to find somewhere to put him because even the lock from his franchise looks a better prospect at 6.

    I expect him to play like a man amongst boys in this match with his hype/reputation.

    Haha you are starting to get to Davidav vs Toeava levels with your anti Frizell campaign. Im looking forward to actually seeing him play. I wonder if he is any good.

    Hansen did mention that Frizell was an option to cover 8 back during the French series so you might be right about the message being passed down the levels.

    Hell yeah, that's the plan!

    My anti Michael Collins game really needs some work if im even going to compete for the knight in rusty armour award.

    Also, you have about 10 competitors at any given time on a Blues thread when it comes to Collins.

    The odd ascension of Tongan Frizell almost went unremarked before I heroically hoisted my rusty sword.

    TBF my interest in this game is way higher than it would be otherwise.



  • @pukunui You've got every Blues fans on here competing for the anti Michael Collins award.



  • Great team try from Taskman. Fainga'anuku finishes a Tasman attack with great offloads from several players. Makalio, Hunt, very good. Hunt converts via the upright. 10 - 3 Tasman



  • Cowley-Tuioti with the try for Harbour. 10 all.
    Entertaining game thus far.



  • Wow, another try. Line-out, Finlay to Frizell to Fainga'anuku to Jordan.

    Tasman leads again: 17 - 10.



  • Try Frizell!


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