Wellington vs Tasman



  • http://www.wellingtonlions.co.nz/news/taufale-named-to-lead-lions-against-tasman/

    15 Ben Lam (Tawa)
    14 Losi Filipo (Petone)
    13 Wes Goosen (Old Boys University)
    12 Billy Proctor (Marist St Pats)
    11 Malo Tuitama (Oriental-Rongotai)
    10 Jackson Garden-Bachop (Northern United)
    9 Kemara Hauiti-Parapara (Tawa)
    8 Teariki Ben-Nicholas (Old Boys University)
    7 Du'Plessis Kirifi (Northern United)
    6 Galu Taufale (Poneke) (c)
    5 Isaia Walker-Leawere (Poneke)
    4 James Blackwell (Petone)
    3 Jeff To'omaga-Allen (Marist St Pats)
    2 Asafo Aumua (Avalon)
    1 Xavier Numia (Oriental-Rongotai)

    16 James O'Reilly (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
    17 Tolu Fahamokioa (Tawa)
    18 Joel Hintz (Old Boys University)
    19 Will Mangos (Old Boys University)
    20 Mateaki Kafatolu (Petone)
    21 Carlos Price (Petone)
    22 Thomas Umaga-Jensen (Wainuiomata)
    23 Trent Renata (Oriental-Rongotai)



  • Tasman team video.



  • Will Jordan, Tima Faingaanuku, Levi Aumua, David Havili (c), Solomon Alaimalo, Mitch Hunt, Finlay Christie, Taina Fox-Matamua, Ethan Blackadder, Paripari Parkinson, Quinten Strange, Tyrel Lomax, Andrew Makalio, Wyatt Crockett

    Reserves: Ray Niuia, Ryan Coxon, Isaac Salmon, John Akau’ola-Laula, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Jack Grooby, Timothy O’Malley, Alex Nankivell



  • Great team try from Christie. Apart from that, there's not much between these teams at the moment.



  • @stargazer Loving the contest. The Naki-Harbour games was a non-event where defence was optional.



  • Lovely breakout try to Welly, bad mistake by Tasman - made to pay for leaving the ball unprotected at the back of the ruck



  • Entertaining first half. Great to finally see a game where teams know how to defend.



  • For me Makalio offers more than either Asafo Aumua or Coltman, both in general play and scrummaging



  • @shadowtrooper Yes, agree 100%. Should be on the EYOT, but as we all know, the ABs selectors always find it very hard to drop players, even if they are very average.



  • So far, so good from Tasman - playing into the wind.

    Most things going well and mainly playing with some patience, which has been a problem in previous weeks - too many miracle balls.

    Only thing that really annoyed me was the obstruction penalty on Blackadder when we had formed for the lineout drive. Really? Is someone going to be penalised every time the lifter is upstream from the jumper? Great scoring chance and Tasman gets pinged for something that happens all the time and is almost never called.



  • Lol, Levi Aumua steamrolling one player after the other.



  • @stargazer Yes Chiefs connections; Aumua L, and Alaimalo working pretty well together



  • I'm hoping the Chiefs can attract Levi Aumua back next season, but this time give him some decent game time



  • So much can change in a year. 12 months ago Asafo Aumua was the talk of the comp. A long way off that now.



  • Like that fulla Mangos as well - no matter how you say his nmea



  • Tragedy! Loan player from Auckland scores for he Makos!



  • Great try from the Mako. Wellington not playing as well as in the first half, but full credit to Tasman. Ball handling is great. Hunt struggling with the wind.



  • Deserved win from Tasman but totally shit for my tipping. Another pick I got wrong.



  • Good effort by Tasman.

    Dominant in most parts of the game, but a couple of errors got punished with points and Mitch Hunt had a bit of a dog kicking at goal.

    Left the door open for Wellington, but the last couple of minutes replicated Otago last night and shut them out.

    Hope Jordan's ankle is something that only needs a few days to come right.



  • Really enjoyable game after the 2 blow outs today,Crockett,Lorax and Makaleo outstanding,scrum dominance plYed a huge part in the 2nd half, my MOM was Makaleo..what’s happened to Asafo Amua..?was supposed to be next big thing..!..congratulations to Tasman..,Wellington nowhere near their best but you always felt they were never gonna go away


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