Battle of the Bays



  • aka Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty

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    Bay of Plenty Steamers:

    1 Solomona Sakalia (36)
    2 Tom Crozier (1)
    3 Ross Geldenhuys (3)
    4 Kane Le’aupepe (2)
    5 Baden Wardlaw (2)
    6 Tanerau Latimer (81) ©
    7 Mitch Karpik (9)
    8 Hoani Matenga (3)
    9 Richard Judd (13)
    10 Mike Delany (75) ©
    11 Mathew Garland (5)
    12 Terrence Hepetema (22)
    13 Liam Steel (7)
    14 Fa’asiu Fuatai (3)
    15 Chase Tiatia (29)

    Reserves:
    16 Angus MacDonald (3)
    17 James Lay (13)
    18 Jeff Thwaites (24)
    19 Aaron Carroll (3)
    20 Hugh Blake (21)
    21 Luke Campbell (19)
    22 Jason Robertson (1)
    23 Trael Joass (3)

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    McMillan has made only one change to the starting forward pack with Kane Le’aupepe returning to start for lock Tyler Ardron whom is on leave.
    
    The backline sees a reshuffle with Liam Steel back to start at centre with Trael Joass moving to the bench. Mathew Garland returns to the left wing combining with Fa’asiu Fuatai on the right and Chase Tiatia slotting into fullback once more.
    
    The remaining changes to the 23 will see Hugh Blake return from injury to pull on jersey number 20 and Jason Robertson secures his spot in jersey number 22.
    

    http://www.boprugby.co.nz/news--information/bay-of-plenty-steamers-named-for-macraeshelford-bay-cup-defence/



  • @Stargazer Zero points for Thread title!

    This is BATTLE OF THE BAY!! For 'The Bay" naming rights!!

    Not just a mere hawkes bay vs bay of plenty.......
    🙂



  • JJ Taulagi, Jonah Lowe, Stacey Ili, Sasa Tofilau, Mason Emerson, Tiaan Falcon, Brad Weber, Gareth Evans, Josh Kaifa, Marino Mikaele-Tu’u, Michael Allardice, Tom Parsons, Ben May, Ben Power, Mark Braidwood

    Reserves: Kianu Kereru-Symes, Joe Apikatoa, Pouri Rakete-Stones, Geoff Cridge, Will Tremain, Folau Fakatava, Pasqualle Dunn, Michael Buckley



  • @duluth Wow, another U19 making his debut! Kereru-Symes not off to Taupo (like Fakatava), but Flanders might be.

    I prefer Dunn at 12 instead of Tofilau, who's a bit of a ball hogg.



  • Odd that Flanders is off to the 19s, he's looked good when he comes on - I guess Tremain covers the reserve loosie spot though and Flanders helps out chances at U19 level.

    @Stargazer As Hooroo notes, you should rename this thread the Battle of the Bays.



  • @nepia I was just about to post that that's not the case. He's been given a rest or is injured. I'll post the U19 squad in the rep thread in a minute.



  • @stargazer said in Hawke's Bay v Bay of Plenty:

    @nepia I was just about to post that that's not the case. He's been given a rest or is injured. I'll post the U19 squad in the rep thread in a minute.

    Ah right, I just assumed he was with the 19s as he's on that squad list in the 19s thread and Fakatava isn't.



  • @nepia And I am totally wrong. Damned dyslexia.He is in the U19s. I think Tremain is too old btw.



  • Shit, I hope HBT got it wrong where they're saying that Dixon has "a possibly season-ending knee injury"! He's been massive in the first few games.

    This article gives a bit more info about young lad Kereru-Symes.



  • Our local news in Tauranga for the game today



  • Awesome! BOP coach said not only playing for a trophy between the two teams but also it’s for the right to be called the real bay!!!!

    Who is the current The Bay at the moment???



  • @hooroo said in Battle of the Bays:

    Awesome! BOP coach said not only playing for a trophy between the two teams but also it’s for the right to be called the real bay!!!!

    Who is the current The Bay at the moment???

    Sadly it's those miscreants up north, however, now that we have an actual coach I think we'll be regaining our title this year or next (we might be a little too inexperienced this year).



  • @hooroo The wrong Bay 😁



  • Five nil surely to the good guys



  • Indeed it is as Higgins gives his flag a massive wave in support of the Magpies as Mr. Kelly takes an eternity to confirm what I knew the instant Johan Lowe got his mits onto the ball.



  • I wish the Magpies stopped kicking possession away.



  • Garland didn't do anything like that when playing for Magpies.



  • Geez, we'll now have to play with a 19-year-old debutant at hooker for 50 minutes of the game. Way too soon. Hope he goes well.



  • And to make it worse not finding touch from a penalty ends up costing three points as Mr. Kelly awards the visitors yet another penalty.
    Hawkes Bay 05 - 06 Bay of Plenty after about thirty minutes. HB with a good breeze behind them



  • If Ben Power's injury is serious and he can't play on Wednesday, I guess Jacob Devery will have to come back from the U19s.


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