Chiefs vs Force



  • Also not available:
    Tawera Kerr-Barlow (concussion)
    Anton Lienert-Brown (knee)



  • Siegfried Fisi'ihoi....now that is a name!
     
    #22 people! The Man! The Beaver!



  • Beaver's back, it's all going to be good now



  • Hammington eh? The Chiefs really are stockpiling halfbacks.



  • Hammington eh? The Chiefs really are stockpiling halfbacks.

    Manawatu halfback Kayne Hammington has been called into the squad and onto the bench for a potential Super Rugby debut. The Chiefs had had Samoan international Pele Cowley training with them but he has since got injured.
     
    He would be no.5 in the pecking order.



  • Hammington has (for the last couple of off seasons) been driving up the Hamilton to take part in Chiefs trainings off his own back. Good on him for trying to force his way in. He got a few minutes last year as well.



  • Force:

    1. Pekahou Cowan  2. Heath Tessmann  3. Tetera Faulkner  4. Ross Haylett-Petty  5. Adam Coleman  6. Brynard Stander  7. Matt Hodgson (C)  8. Angus Cottrell
    2. Alby Mathewson  10. Peter Grant  11. Semisi Masirewa  12. Solomoni (Junior Rasolea)  13. Ben Tapuai  14. Marcel Brache  15. Dane Haylett-Petty
       
      Reserves
    3. Chris Heiberg  17. Nathan Charles  18. Jermaine Ainsley  19. Sitiveni (Stevie) Mafi  20. Ben McCalman  21. Ryan Louwrens  22. Ian Prior  23. Albert Nikoro


  • TKB is injured...jeez, when is the Chiefs bye?
     
    Was listening to Rennie on the radio today, he reckons Pulu is probably one of the quickest in NZ rugby right now.



  • TKB is injured...jeez, when is the Chiefs bye?
     
    Was listening to Rennie on the radio today, he reckons Pulu is probably one of the quickest in NZ rugby right now.

    Force, Brumbies, Blues and then the bye. After that it's only three games to the next bye and only two games to the June test break.
     
    Gutted TKB and ALB are out but at least both replacements are quality. Hopefully TKB comes back real soon though, as I think the TKB and Weber combo is pretty fantastic. They compliment each other really well, whichever one starts, the other changes things up once they come on and can catch defences unaware.
     
    And, of course, stoked to see Donald on the bench.



  • The Force will be gutted to see no Yamashita there.



  • The Chiefs bench does not exactly fill any opposition with any trepidation. The injury toll has certainly cut really deep into their playing stocks.



  • Here's an article about Hammington.  In this instance he cut short a holiday in Melbourne - respect.  I didn't realise he is a similar size to Weber.
     
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/super-rugby/78226672/manawatu-halfback-kayne-hammington-eyeing-up-second-time-lucky-for-chiefs



  • So who's going to do the commentary for me tonight?
    What sort of shit public health system do we have when the tight arses won't fork out for sky tv....



  • No score.  Force had the ball for a year and a day and nothing happened.



  • 11 gone and the Chiefs look like they just got back from flying around the world.
    As I say that they go the length of the field and Mckenzie scores 🙂



  • Possibly a score however suspect it will go to the TMO for a review of a forward pass?  Great work by McKenzie.



  • Force couldn't capitalize early, and it's 5-0 after 13.



  • 11 gone and the Chiefs look like they just got back from flying around the world.
    As I say that they go the length of the field and Mckenzie scores 🙂

    Will defer to you Gt12



  • Possibly a score however suspect it will go to the TMO for a review of a forward pass? Great work by McKenzie.

    About 3 of those passes could have been checked 🙂



  • Will defer to you Gt12

    Always better with two 🙂


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