Waratahs v Chiefs



  • Waratahs:
     
    1. Paddy Ryan (73 caps)  2. Tatafu Polota-Nau (137 caps)  3. Tom Robertson (9 caps)  4. Dave Dennis (v-c) (103 caps)  5. Will Skelton (49 caps)  6. Dean Mumm (97 caps)  7. Michael Hooper (c) (92 caps)  8. Wycliff Palu (131 caps)
    9. Nick Phipps (93 caps)  10. Bernard Foley (73 caps)  11. Zac Guildford (85 caps)  12. Rob Horne (98 caps)  13. Israel Folau (56 caps)  14. Matt Carraro (51 caps)  15. Andrew Kellaway (7 caps)
     
    Reserves:
    16. Hugh Roach (17 caps)  17. Jeremy Tilse (56 caps)  18. Angus Ta’avao (59 caps)  19. Sam Lousi (13 caps)  20. Jack Dempsey (10 caps)  21. Matt Lucas (23 caps)  22. David Horwitz (9 caps)  23. Reece Robinson (9 caps)



  • The Gallagher Chiefs team to play the NSW Waratahs is:
    1.            Mitchell Graham (22)
    2.            Nathan Harris (17)
    3.            Hiroshi Yamashita (6)
    4.            Dominic Bird (4)
    5.            Brodie Retallick (66)
    6.            Taleni Seu (11)
    7.            Sam Cane (76) co-captain
    8.            Tom Sanders (7)
    9.            Brad Weber (35)
    10.         Aaron Cruden (67) co-captain
    11.         James Lowe (30)
    12.         Anton Lienert-Brown (17)
    13.         Seta Tamanivalu (17)
    14.         Toni Pulu (6)
    15.         Damian McKenzie (27)    
     
    RESERVES:
    16.         Hika Elliot (97)
    17.         Kane Hames (3)
    18.         Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (4)
    19.         Michael Allardice (16)
    20.         Lachlan Boshier (1)
    21.         Kayne Hammington (5)
    22.         Andrew Horrell (52)
    23.         Sam Vaka (2)



  • The Gallagher Chiefs team to play the NSW Waratahs is:
    1.            Mitchell Graham (22)
    2.            Nathan Harris (17)
    3.            Hiroshi Yamashita (6)
    4.            Dominic Bird (4)
    5.            Brodie Retallick (66)
    6.            Taleni Seu (11)
    7.            Sam Cane (76) co-captain
    8.            Tom Sanders (7)
    9.            Brad Weber (35)
    10.         Aaron Cruden (67) co-captain
    11.         James Lowe (30)
    12.         Anton Lienert-Brown (17)
    13.         Seta Tamanivalu (17)
    14.         Toni Pulu (6)
    15.         Damian McKenzie (27)   
    RESERVES:
    16.         Hika Elliot (97)
    17.         Kane Hames (3)
    18.         Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (4)
    19.         Michael Allardice (16)
    20.         Lachlan Boshier (1)
    21.         Kayne Hammington (5)
    22.         Andrew Horrell (52)
    23.         Sam Vaka (2)
     
    Not considered for selection: Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Johan Bardoul, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Tevita Koloamatangi, Tawera Kerr-Barlow, Glen Fisiiahi, Charlie Ngatai, Sam McNicol, Chase Tiatia, Michael Leitch, Augustine Pulu (All Blacks Sevens) and Shaun Stevenson (New Zealand U20s).



  • Snap!!



  • Surprised Vaipulu isn't on the bench.



  • Could make a reasonably good team from the hospital list



  • Surprised Vaipulu isn't on the bench.

    Well spotted. He isn't on the injury list.



  • Glen Fisiiahi

    More than half of this guy's pro sports career has been not considered for selection due to injury.
     
    Not sure Harris did enough to warrant another start (he was a bit dicey at lineout time), although Hika wasn't stunning when he came on either.
     
    Leitch is a big loss, he's become the Messam style heart of the team this year.



  • Great to see Tamanivalu's fit. I thought he was a goner for sure.
     
    Leitch is a huge loss though, hopefully Seu and Sanders can both step up. Not sure on Sanders at 8 though, his work off the back of the scrum was atrocious last weekend.



  • Geez bit of a mismatch in terms of caps there.



  • Great to see Tamanivalu's fit. I thought he was a goner for sure.
     
    Leitch is a huge loss though, hopefully Seu and Sanders can both step up. Not sure on Sanders at 8 though, his work off the back of the scrum was atrocious last weekend.

    Sanders wasn't prepared fot that. I guess he must have trained all week to fix it.



  • Sanders wasn't prepared fot that. I guess he must have trained all week to fix it.

    Is his nickname Colonel ? if not it should be.....



  • I'd have though "Bernie" would be more appropriate with the Democratic presidential primaries going on. Mind you, the Colonel is a durable sort of character (and he pipes the fuck out of that smell at dinner time) whereas soon Bernie Sanders will be a footnote in history.



  • Vaipulu was also unavailable for selection - he picked up a head knock playing club rugby last weekend.



  • Jed Holloway not named as he's out for the season. Dislocating his shoulder a couple of weeks back has produced an issue or something.



  • You have to wonder if Holloway was brought back too early - he was originally supposed to be out until the June break, then magically re-appears then re-injures the shoulder...



  • Who's going?



  • Who's going?

    I'm going! You?
     
    We are currently formulating a plan for a pub to meet at beforehand.



  • I hear they only serve mid strength beer at Waratahs games now. 
     
    it's one thing that has dramatically improved at Crusaders games this year, we have a monteiths stall that sells 7 or 8 different brews.
     
    Good riddance to those horrible plastic bottles of tui



  • I hear they only serve mid strength beer at Waratahs games now. 
     
    it's one thing that has dramatically improved at Crusaders games this year, we have a monteiths stall that sells 7 or 8 different brews.
     
    Good riddance to those horrible plastic bottles of tui

    I actually don't drink when watching rugby. But am happy for the drinkers to have better beer inside the ground.