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.



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

    Dodging your round already?



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

    we know, you hate fun at the rugby



  • we know, you hate fun at the rugby

    No alcohol
    No Mexican waves
    No costumes
    No cheering loudly.
     
    I'm like the new Wellington 7s rules.



  • I think we can win this. As long as we don't have a 15 mins spell like we did to start the game last week, we'll do well. Particularly when you consider that the Crusaders forward pack is much better than the Chiefs.



  • No alcohol
    No Mexican waves
    No costumes
    No cheering loudly.
     
    I'm like the new Wellington 7s rules.

    Fark you are boring.
     
    The only one I agree on is no Mexican waves, ban them



  • I think we can win this. As long as we don't have a 15 mins spell like we did to start the game last week, we'll do well. Particularly when you consider that the Crusaders forward pack is much better than the Chiefs.

    Your scrum was much better than I expected last week. Can definately dominate the chiefs up front



  • No alcohol
    No Mexican waves
    No costumes
    No cheering loudly.
     
    I'm like the new Wellington 7s rules.

    Kids? Surely they must annoy you too!



  • No mention of playing songs at every break in play?



  • Make it like the Sistene Chapel and have someone SHHHHH the crowd on a regular basis?



  • My advice if you're going: get there early. Swans game on (sold out apparently, which the Tahs game won't be), some form of concert at Hordern Pavilion, and Vivid Festival starts tonight I'm told.
     
    Moore Park is going to be fucked up as usual with commuter traffic, and then they're going to put another 60,000+ people on top of that (assuming 45k at Swannies, another couple of thousand at concert or just milling about).



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

    Yep, I'm going, check your PM's



  • $16 bucks for a couple of Monteiths mid strengths at the cake tin, cos y'know, wouldn't want any hops, alcohol or flavour to seep in and get people pissed during a 90 minute window would we ?
     
    Fuck you fun police.
     
    Mind you makes the already good Panheads, Parrrot Dogs etc that you have after the game taste like beer of the gods in comparison I guess.
     
    In saying that I hear tonight is a sellout.



  • $16 bucks for a couple of Monteiths mid strengths at the cake tin, cos y'know, wouldn't want any hops, alcohol or flavour to seep in and get people pissed during a 90 minute window would we ?
     
    Fuck you fun police.
     
    Mind you makes the already good Panheads, Parrrot Dogs etc that you have after the game taste like beer of the gods in comparison I guess.

    We get, Golden lager, American Pale Ale, Pointers Pale Ale, Pilsner, and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.



  • We get, Golden lager, American Pale Ale, Pointers Pale Ale, Pilsner, and a few others I can't remember off the top of my head.

    Yeah but you have to live in Christchurch :fishing:



  • Fark you are boring.
     
    The only one I agree on is no Mexican waves, ban them

    Forgot to add farking Cantabs to the list as well. 😉

    No mention of playing songs at every break in play?

    Ah definitely, too the list it goes.

    Kids? Surely they must annoy you too!

    Nah, kids are all good, but we can add grumpy old men to the list - although TBF, I'm likely only a few years away from being one of those providing I can avoid the inevitable heart attack.

    Make it like the Sistene Chapel and have someone SHHHHH the crowd on a regular basis?

    That would be a better use of the drongo More FM announcer they use to try and hype up the crowd.



  • Chiefs by 22.



  • Yep Suncorp in Brisbane have some idiot screaming into the mike "we are reds" ffs,if the crowd decide to chant let them do it by themselves!!



  • Cruden looking dangerous.



  • gee Mckenzie has some ticker



  • Tahs looking for niggle


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