Sunwolves vs Hurricanes



  • What was the deal with gardner telling them they had to take the lineout at the end there? Surely if time is up and you tap it and kick it out then it is game over. Doesn’t matter when you blew the penalty. Tapping it = game back on.
    He had a few weird calls in this game. Pinging the Canes for offside from a non existent knock on when Parker was a mile offside chasing back was an obvious one.

    Bench made a huge difference. Time to start guys like Aumua and IWL.



  • Hats off to TJP and Goosen, both of whom had very good games. Aumua beginning to deliver at this level on his potential. Otherwise wasn,'t great from the Hurricanes. I think the Hurricanes will make the playoffs but that pack is too weak this year to get anywhere near the final.

    Parker was excellent for the Sunwolves. Hopefully someone will offer him a NPC contract for 2019 as he has All Blacks World Cup potential.

    Great to see a full house and a noisy crowd in Tokyo for this one. Bodes well for a small Rugby tournament coming their way in five months time.



  • @pukunui said in Sunwolves vs Hurricanes:

    What was the deal with gardner telling them they had to take the lineout at the end there? Surely if time is up and you tap it and kick it out then it is game over. Doesn’t matter when you blew the penalty. Tapping it = game back on.
    He had a few weird calls in this game. Pinging the Canes for offside from a non existent knock on when Parker was a mile offside chasing back was an obvious one.

    Bench made a huge difference. Time to start guys like Aumua and IWL.

    That was fair dinkum, IMO. Otherwise he could have penalised us for time wasting.



  • @hydro11 said in Sunwolves vs Hurricanes:

    @pukunui said in Sunwolves vs Hurricanes:

    What was the deal with gardner telling them they had to take the lineout at the end there? Surely if time is up and you tap it and kick it out then it is game over. Doesn’t matter when you blew the penalty. Tapping it = game back on.
    He had a few weird calls in this game. Pinging the Canes for offside from a non existent knock on when Parker was a mile offside chasing back was an obvious one.

    Bench made a huge difference. Time to start guys like Aumua and IWL.

    That was fair dinkum, IMO. Otherwise he could have penalised us for time wasting.

    Which would have been ridiculous because every other penalty in the game was given plenty of time to be taken. I just don’t see how he can add extra time on after the hooter if they had decided to tap it. What if they tapped and ran to the other side of the field?
    He has a history of not knowing when to end the game. I think it was a Highlanders v Brumbies game where he wanted to keep playing on but had to be convinced.



  • @sparky if guys like Coles, Fidow, Evans stay
    injury free for the rest of the campaign we should
    look alot better. I think the problem for the Canes
    atm, especially with that forward pack last night
    is the lack of firepower. Armstrong, Riccitelli, May, Blackwell, Prinsep and Mitchell aren't going to be
    opening defences up with their dynamic play as they
    are all very 1 dimensional. If you add in Coles, Evans
    and Ardie then the whole balance of the pack
    changes and we can start to play ball which will
    provide more space for our outsides. I'd also like
    to see IWL start, not only does he bring size,
    but he also has alot of x factor about him.



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  • @Bones Haha, you can easily post that in every thread.



  • @Stargazer in reply to myself most of the time!



  • Can I make it my sig?



  • That was really my first time seeing Fletcher Smith, thought he looked pretty good.
    Was a very frustrating game to watch, way too many silly mistakes.


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