Chiefs vs Highlanders



  • Chiefs team has been named:



  • good to see Ngatai back!



  • Can beleive Yah My Shitta is still having a trot.



  • Nice, great to see Ngatai, Lowe, Vaipulu and Allardice all back. Also great to see Bird and ALB made it through one game without picking up more injuries. Seems like the Chiefs are a Moli and TKB away from their best XV (and 23).
     
    Should be a huge game.



  • Can beleive Yah My Shitta is still having a trot.

    It's really strange they keep picking him.
     
    Offers nothing around the field and hasn't fooled anyone regarding his scrummaging ability.



  • I wish we had fatso Tamiefuna to roll out for 60 minutes .... That pack would be deadly then.
     
    Good backline.



  • guess they don't wanna rush Hames back in (although there is the argument if you are on the bench you should be able to play 80)



  • guess they don't wanna rush Hames back in (although there is the argument if you are on the bench you should be able to play 80)

    Isn't Hames a loosehead?



  • meh, he's a prop!



  • I wish we had fatso Tamiefuna to roll out for 60 minutes .... That pack would be deadly then.

    A fit Laulala would solve all those problems.
     
    Reports say a big crowd is expected.  I'm looking forward to seeing my first game of live rugby in 5 weeks!



  • meh, he's a prop!

    I feel like this has been discussed before?  🙂
     
    Bet he's only listed as looshead on the team list (just in case Rennie needs to go to uncontested scrums)



  • A fit Laulala would solve all those problems.
     
    Reports say a big crowd is expected.  I'm looking forward to seeing my first game of live rugby in 5 weeks!

    Both. Laulala to play 50 and Ben T to come out and squash people for 30.



  • I feel like this has been discussed before?   🙂
     
    Bet he's only listed as looshead on the team list (just in case Rennie needs to go to uncontested scrums)

    very unlikely...



  • Isn't Hames a loosehead?

    Yeah, and Mitch Graham has been playing well so it's not like there's a lot of reason to start Hames.



  • A fit Laulala would solve all those problems.
     
    Reports say a big crowd is expected.  I'm looking forward to seeing my first game of live rugby in 5 weeks!

    Hell, a fit Moli would solve the Yamashita problem but we don't really have that luck at the moment.
     
    I do have to wonder why Yamashita is starting ahead of Tokolahi though. Maybe still not 100%? Or hey, I also wonder if it could be a deliberate tactic, bringing on the stronger scrummager (and ball runner and tackler) late in the game in case they're defending a narrow lead.



  • Are there some injuries in the backs I haven't heard about or is Rennie unimpressed with the young outsides he has been trying? I see Sam Vaka is on the bench.



  • Are there some injuries in the backs I haven't heard about or is Rennie unimpressed with the young outsides he has been trying? I see Sam Vaka is on the bench.

    I assume he's happy with Stevenson as he's given him a couple of starts in decent games..





  • Wow, this looks like a cracker! Glad to see Ngatai and Lowe back for the Chiefs and Tei Walden for the Clan.



  • Naholo back :good1:


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