Hurricanes v Stormers



  • Hurricanes:

    1 Fraser Armstrong, 2. Ricky Riccitelli, 3. Ben May, 4. James Blackwell, 5. Liam Mitchell, 6. Vaea Fifita, 7. Ardie Savea, 8. Reed Prinsep,
    9 Richard Judd, 10. Beauden Barrett (c), 11. Ben Lam, 12. Jordie Barrett, 13. Matt Proctor, 14. Wes Goosen, 15. Chase Tiatia

    Reserves:
    16. James o'Reilly, 17. Xavier Numia, 18. Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen, 19. Isaia Walker-Leawere, 20. Sam Henwood, 21. Finlay Christie, 22. Fletcher Smith, 23. Danny Toala

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2019/03/super-rugby-hurricanes-rest-all-blacks-trio-for-clash-with-stormers.html



  • Thats a weird team

    JB at 12?? be interesting.



  • Awesome, Danny Toala on the bench! It will be interesting to see whether he'll get more than (injured?) Jonah Lowe's 11 minutes.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel may need a bit of alone time when he reads this.

    It'll be very interesting to see how he goes there.



  • Worst tight five in New Zealand?

    @Darren-Nicholson said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    Thats a weird team

    JB at 12?? be interesting.

    Supposed to be his best position.



  • Jordie must be getting dizzy from being moved around the team like that. Next time, the 10 jersey? Lock?



  • @Stargazer said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    Jordie must be getting dizzy from being moved around the team like that. Next time, the 10 jersey? Lock?

    Too tall to be a lock for the Canes.



  • @antipodean said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    @Stargazer said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    Jordie must be getting dizzy from being moved around the team like that. Next time, the 10 jersey? Lock?

    Too tall to be a lock for the Canes.

    I'm still astounded there is a guy only a little taller than me playing lock at professional level.



  • Stormers:
    15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 SP Marais, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies,
    8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Chrisvan Zyl, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

    Replacements:
    16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Jaco Coetzee, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Dan du Plessis, 23 Damian Willemse.



  • @Stargazer said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    Awesome, Danny Toala on the bench! It will be interesting to see whether he'll get more than (injured) Jonah Lowe's 11 minutes.

    That's awesome for Toala, I'm surprised he's come through so quickly.

    I see the midget lock is still starting and there's going to be a few posters whacking one out at the sight of Jordie in the midfield.



  • About farking time 🎉

    I've put my cock on the block for you Giraffe, now don't fuck this up.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel too bad our forward pack will get munted and he won't get any pill to showcase his 12 prowess.



  • Take out Savea and B. Barrett, and that really is a team of no names. Mid-table at NPC level.



  • @Tim said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    Take out Savea and B. Barrett, and that really is a team of no names. Mid-table at NPC level.

    it's like I'm on a Chiefs thread



  • The funny thing is, the Canes still haven't posted the line-up. Has Newshub broken embargo?



  • @mariner4life Don't worry, I'm preparing an article for the front-page about exactly how many Chiefs are going to jump ship this year.



  • @Stargazer said in Hurricanes v Stormers:

    The funny thing is, the Canes still haven't posted the line-up. Has Newshub broken embargo?

    The Canes can't find a photo of Glen Osborne for their website so that's no surprise.



  • Alot of talent not playing that would make that 23: Aso, Laumape, Coles, Perenara, Aumua, Fidow, Smith (our best prop), Evans, B Proctor, Umaga Jensen, Cridge, Milner Skudder, Rayasi, Lowe, Kirifi, Marshall.

    We just need to keep edging these tough games and hopefully some of those players above will boost our chances later in the season when they finally make an appearance or two.



  • Beauden Barrett to captain Hurricanes against Stormers

    Hurricanes centurion Beauden Barrett will take over the captaincy for Saturday's Investec Super Rugby match against the Stormers at Westpac Stadium.
    
    Barrett, who has made 116 appearances for the Hurricanes and scored more than 1150 points, will have younger brother Jordie immediately outside him after the latter was named to start in the No 12 jersey.
    
    Last year's top try-scorer Ben Lam returns on the left wing which sees Wes Goosen move to the right from last week's match against the Chiefs.
    
    There will be a first start for Richard Judd at halfback for what will be his fifth appearance for the Hurricanes since making his debut against the Crusaders last year.
    
    Threee changes have been made in the forward pack with Liam Mitchell returning at lock while Vaea Fifita moves back to the side of the scrum.
    
    The other changes up front are at hooker where Ricky Riccitelli returns to the starting side in place of Dane Coles, who is unavailable for the match along with TJ Perenara and Ngani Laumape, while Fraser Armstrong comes in for Toby Smith who has an ankle injury.
    
    There is a fresh look to the bench with Hurricanes head coach John Plumtree returning experienced prop Jeff To'omaga-Allen to the match day squad along with lock Isaia Walker-Leawere and utility back Fletcher Smith.
    
    2018 Hurricanes squad member James O'Reilly has also been named on the bench with Asafo Aumua unavailable due to concussion.
    
    Exciting Hawke's Bay midfielder Danny Toala could make his Hurricanes debut if he comes off the bench.
    
    "As we have said all year we are looking to trust the depth of our squad and give players opportunities and Saturday's match against the Stormers will provide that," Plumtree said.
    
    "The Stormers have built a good record so far this season and we know exactly how tough and direct they will be and that means we are going to have to play really well to maintain our proud home record."
    


  • Stormers by 10-15. This Hurricanes pack will be destroyed, particularly in the static phases. I can't see it counter the Stormers forwards in the rolling mauls either.



  • @cgrant who knows with the Canes. I thought the Brumbies were going to smack us in the mouth and that didn't eventuate. We seem to be a different beast at the Cake Tin so hopefully we can pull it out of the bag once again.

    That Barrett combo will be crucial without Perenara's leadership at the base.


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