Chiefs vs Rebels



  • Ngatai out with concussion:



  • Nuts, but glad it is for this game as we have:
     
    Rebels Home - We should win
    Tahs Away - Tough
    Crusaders home - Tough
    Reds away - We should win
    Highlanders Away - Tough



  • It doesn't say what caused it. Anyone recall an incident?



  • It doesn't say what caused it. Anyone recall an incident?

    I remember a big Highlander forward taking a flying somersault leap at his head....



  • It doesn't say what caused it. Anyone recall an incident?

    Put his head gear on too fast?
    He must be the most fragile player in super rugby. Shame as he's in top form.



  • I remember a big Highlander forward taking a flying somersault leap at his head....

    Well Treason did suggest he shoulda copped a ban for his actions...



  • Chiefs don't have much luck with very good centres do they?



  • Nuts, but glad it is for this game as we have:
     
    Rebels Home - We should win
    Tahs Away - Tough
    Crusaders home - Tough
    Reds away - We should win
    Highlanders Away - Tough

    I wonder if Rennie is doubting the wisdom of playing that Crusaders' game in Fiji?
     
    With Nadolo, Macilai and Volavola in the Crusaders' squad I reckon we'll have a decent portion of the crowd on our side.



  • It wasn't Rennies choice was it??



  • It wasn't Rennies choice was it??

    Nope.  The Chiefs must have received a deal they couldn't refuse (made easier to accept because of the Wales game).  Both teams only get a % of the ticket sales, but the Chiefs receive more as it's a "home" game.



  • A warm dry evening in a tropical winter instead of a wet, foggy or dewy Hamilton. Sounds like a good fit for the Chiefs to throw it around against an AB's forward pack fresh off three test matches.



  • I can't imagine the ticket sales would out stripp Waikato Stadium??



  • Chiefs by a THOWWWWWWSAND!



  • A warm dry evening in a tropical winter instead of a wet, foggy or dewy Hamilton. Sounds like a good fit for the Chiefs to throw it around against an AB's forward pack fresh off three test matches.

    I'm ever-hopeful that Toddy, having done an excellent job of managing his AB forwards' workloads, will have that favour returned by Hansen - i.e that Steve won't thrash the shit out of Franks, Whitelock and Read in particular.



  • I can't imagine the new captain of the All Blacks will miss much of his first three tests



  • I can't imagine the ticket sales would out stripp Waikato Stadium??

    You thinking of Lisa Lewis again?



  • I can't imagine the new captain of the All Blacks will miss much of his first three tests

    He's already done the job 9 times - he can be rested for the game we lose so that he's not "the first since 1953".  🙂



  • You thinking of Lisa Lewis again?

    Bless her



  • Crusaders' front row better watch out. Noted scrum expert Ross Karl of newshub sport came down to Hamilton and officially announced our scrum had gotten better.
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  • Chiefs team has been named:

    1. Mitchell Graham (21)
    2. Nathan Harris (16)
    3. Hiroshi Yamashita (5)
    4. Dominic Bird (3)
    5. Brodie Retallick (65)
    6. Taleni Seu (10)
    7. Sam Cane (75) co-captain
    8. Michael Leitch (22)
    9. Brad Weber (34)
    10. Aaron Cruden (66) co-captain
    11. James Lowe (29)
    12. Anton Lienert-Brown (16)
    13. Seta Tamanivalu (16)
    14. Toni Pulu (5)
    15. Damian McKenzie (26)
       
      RESERVES:
    16. Hika Elliot (96)
    17. Kane Hames (2)
    18. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (3)
    19. Michael Allardice (15)
    20. Tom Sanders (6)
    21. Kayne Hammington (4)
    22. Andrew Horrell (51)
    23. Sam Vaka (1)

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