Northland v Manawatu
- Luatangi Li (Debut)
- Jordan Olsen (Captain)
- Tyler Kearns (Debut)
- Sam Caird
- Josh Goodhue
- Tom Robinson
- Kara Pryor
- Sam McNamara
- Sam Nock
- Dan Hawkins (50th Game)
- Jordan Hyland
- Jack Goodhue
- Rene Ranger
- Pisi Leilua
- Scott Gregory
16. Ben Tou (Debut)
17. Ross Wright
18. Coree Te Whata-Colley
19. Temo Mayanavanua
20. Matt Matich
21. Harrison Levien
22. Wiseguy Fiane
23. Tamati Tua
Head Coach: George Konia
Assistant Coach: Graham Dewes
Assistant Coach: Tui Raeli
Hmmm, Debut starting props (both with differign experience levels) Hawkins starting, Gregory at 15, thought Pryor was only in dev side?
Bench looks pretty good though.
Ben Tou, bench hooker is the only one I hadnt heard about
Massive congratulations to Dan Hawkins on reaching 50 games. A brilliant servant to the Northland team!
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Awesome to see Tom Robinson back.
That front row despite the 'greenhorns' should be pretty good at set peice, Olsen and Kearns are pretty mobile, Kearns looks a strong defender too, not seen Li but has pretty decent wraps on him (debut for us, but played for NH) from club footy
Goodhue & Caird, solid locks, our lineout seems to function best with Goodhue, and Cairds height, hopefully we can use this.
LIke the look of our loose trio, Matich possibly unlucky not to get the nod at 7, assume Jacobson is injured again unless Pryor leapfrogged both him and Matich? McNamara there for a bit of size at 8 though, Robinson, nuff said.
Nock, hopefully can build on his performances in the Blues.
Hawkins, well known I'm not a fan (as a player, the few times I have interacted with him off the field, seems a real GC though) only been a few games I can say I was impressed with his play, but hopefully his 50th is one we remember for the right reasons.
Liking that mid-field.
Hyland is a vital part of our back division whenever we are needing to get go forward! Leilua, showed glimpses last year, may have been carrying an injury.
Not sold on Gergory at 15 (struggled for us last year there and had a forgettable game for the Highlanders there too) possibly better to put him at 12, Goodhue to 13, and Ranger to 14 with Leilua at 15 which I believe is his preferred position?
Bring it on and those 6 x 100 person bubbles at the game
@taniwharugby Where’s the info about the bubbles? Last thing I saw was so bloody woolley I had no idea what they were doing?
@Machpants I only know as I saw the CEO on the news on Wed night, not sure how they determine who gets into the bubbles.
ALl season ticket holders have been (or will be) refunded for the season, which to me indicates no dropping levels in the immediate future.
@taniwharugby Yeah I saw the refund, and thought that’s it no one’s watching
@Machpants TBH I reckon they could do way more than 6 bubbles, but issue woudl be managing them.
Assume boxes could still be used as well?
Shit situation all round, I reckon with the double header of the mens and womens games, with BF's and Goodhue. Robinson, we woulda had some good numbers turn up!
with BF's and Goodhue. Robinson, we woulda had some good numbers turn up!
Excuse my ignorance, but what is BF's?
@Gunner Black Ferns, playing for Northland
Te Rangatira Waitokia
- *First Mitre 10 game
- +First game for Turbos
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1 Tietie Tuimauga+
2 Sam Stewart
3 Michael Alaalatoa
4 Sam Liebezeit*
5 Teofilo Paulo+
6 Liam Mitchell
7 Micaiah Torrance-Read+
8 Brayden Iose
9 Jamie Booth*
10 Ben Wyness
11 Adam Boult
12 James Tofa
13 Josiah Maraku
14 Newton Tudreu
15 Te Rangatira Waitokia
16 Siua Maile*
17 Paulo Leleisiuao
18 Kyle Stewart+
19 TK Howden*
20 Tyler Laubscher
21 Aaron Smith
22 Stewart Cruden
23 Nehe Milner-Skudder
Smith's first Turbos game since 2011
This would normally be the least interesting game of the round for me, but I can't wait!!!
Jack Goodhue has finally had a haircut.
Poor kick from Goodhue
Average ref. Goodhue wasn’t tackler and pinged for not releasing.
Gregory average kick. He needs to be more accurate.
My combined XV out of these squads:
Scratchy start all round...Hawkins call 50-50
And they score. Body positions too high. Average.
@taniwharugby they need to do little things well.
Ben Wyness: another off the CBHS 10 production line...
@kev need to get their hands on the ball and settle down
We looking like a pre-season match
@taniwharugby just giving away possession.
So passive everywhere
Gotta say that is a shit call, no matter what the rules say, Booth twists under and wins a pen
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What on earth does Sam Nock have on his head? There's a whole new level of bleaching, geez.
@taniwharugby full of errors.
Man Ranger looks to have lost alot of pace.
Made hard work of that, but good try
Hawkins should have been quicker
Surely 8 green should get a YC? Infringed but as always, try means you ignore it
Manawatu getting smashed by the ref now
Pen advantage and 2 more pens and still nothing after a warning
Scott Gregory full of errors .
I can't tell Gregory and Robinson apart. They all look the same to me.
Gregory makes too many errors to be fullback. He should be a winger at this stage of his career
Ranger needs to pull his head in.
At least we’ll get to have a good look at Wiseguy today. Hawkins not coming back
Ok back in it now.