Blues v Chiefs



  • Anyone else finding it scary that a guy - who broke his neck while playing - is going back to playing SR again? Obviously, it has to happen at some point, but man, that was a horrible injury to come back from and it could have ended so much worse. I'll be glad to see him walking off the field in one piece after the final whistle. And I'll probably be like that for the next 4-5 games.



  • I wouldn't worry about the minutes Akira is playing, he gets plenty of rest while he is taking his time getting up off the ground.



  • Chiefs FB page said that Luke Jacobson sustained a head knock at training this week.



  • @Stargazer said in Blues v Chiefs:

    Anyone else finding it scary that a guy - who broke his neck while playing - is going back to playing SR again? Obviously, it has to happen at some point, but man, that was a horrible injury to come back from and it could have ended so much worse. I'll be glad to see him walking off the field in one piece after the final whistle. And I'll probably be like that for the next 4-5 games.

    Skalk Burger had the same injury and returned to test rugby



  • @Duluth

    I hope the Eden Park gives Sam Cane an standing ovation when he returns on Saturday. A hard bastard and a great guy.



  • @SammyC said in Blues v Chiefs:

    @Stargazer said in Blues v Chiefs:

    Anyone else finding it scary that a guy - who broke his neck while playing - is going back to playing SR again? Obviously, it has to happen at some point, but man, that was a horrible injury to come back from and it could have ended so much worse. I'll be glad to see him walking off the field in one piece after the final whistle. And I'll probably be like that for the next 4-5 games.

    Skalk Burger had the same injury and returned to test rugby

    As did Liam Squire.



  • Brown - Parete vs Tuipolutu - Scrafton. The Blues have a serious edge on their opponents as far as locks are concerned.
    Karpik - Sowakula vs Papali'i - Gibson : same thing for the backrow.
    I wonder why Nankivell is not in the starting XV. He's been impressive since the SA tour.



  • @cgrant said in Blues v Chiefs:

    Brown - Parete vs Tuipolutu - Scrafton. The Blues have a serious edge on their opponents as far as locks are concerned.
    Karpik - Sowakula vs Papali'i - Gibson : same thing for the backrow.
    I wonder why Nankivell is not in the starting XV. He's been impressive since the SA tour.

    Cooper seems to be trying to outdo Plumtree in the stupid lock selections.

    Nankivell has looked good, even though he's like a prop in the backs. Manu has underwhelmed, but my expectations of him are low anyway.

    @Yeetyaah said in Blues v Chiefs:

    Chiefs FB page said that Luke Jacobson sustained a head knock at training this week.

    Bummer, I saw Jacobson on the bench but didn't realise it wasn't the good one!



  • That Chiefs side is shockingly bad (hoping for a reverse jinx but honestly).



  • @mofitzy_ said in Blues v Chiefs:

    That Chiefs side is shockingly bad (hoping for a reverse jinx but honestly).

    Amazing the difference 3-4 players can make to a side. Means the next tier can work off them rather than carry the can themselves.
    Any Super side with MMac running the cutter is treading water. I think he has done an admirable job in general but, as others have pointed out, not only do you lose the aspect of an attacking 10 you get a handful of wtf moments that can be killers.
    What has been good though is the way the Chiefs have slowly pulled back the season and hung tough despite these problems. I don't think they can sustain it but would be very happy for them to prove me wrong.



  • @Crucial huh, go figure. MMac seems like an attacking 10 whenever I've seen him play this season.



  • MMac has looked better at 10 than DMac did at the beginning of the season. Though that's a pretty low bar.



  • Referee: Glen Jackson
    AR1: Nick Briant
    AR2: Dan Waenga
    TMO: Glenn Newman



  • @Stargazer said in Blues v Chiefs:

    Referee: Glen Jackson
    AR1: Nick Briant
    AR2: Dan Waenga
    TMO: Glenn Newman

    How Jackson can ref the Chiefs beggars belief.



  • @Hooroo It could be worse, like Egon Seconds ...



  • Dang man how does Glen Jackson still have a job at this level.



  • No fan of Jackson, but he is far better than Briant



  • @Duluth And Rasta Rasivhenge



  • I really wanted to tip the Chiefs this week, but then I saw the team lists...



  • @Hooroo said in Blues v Chiefs:

    @Stargazer said in Blues v Chiefs:

    Referee: Glen Jackson
    AR1: Nick Briant
    AR2: Dan Waenga
    TMO: Glenn Newman

    How Jackson can ref the Chiefs beggars belief.

    Which sparked a thought in my mind. What happened to Nutbrown?


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