Reds v Chiefs



  • Chiefs

    1. Kane Hames (5)  2. Nathan Harris (19)  3. Atu Moli (7)  4. Dominic Bird (7)  5. Taleni Seu (14)  6. Tom Sanders (11)  7. Lachlan Boshier (4)  8. Sam Cane (78) co-captain
    2. Tawera Kerr-Barlow (63)  10. Aaron Cruden (69) co-captain  11. James Lowe (33)  12. Anton Lienert-Brown (20)  13. Seta Tamanivalu (19)  14. Toni Pulu (9)  15. Damian McKenzie (29)
       
      RESERVES:
    3. Hika Elliot (100)  17. Siegfried Fisi’ihoi (7)  18. Siate Tokolahi (27)  19. Mitchell Brown (2)  20. Liam Messam (144)
    4. Brad Weber (38)  22. Andrew Horrell (54)  23. Sam McNicol (8) 
       
      ( ) = Gallagher Chiefs caps in brackets
       
      Not considered for selection:
      Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Johan Bardoul, Glen Fisiiahi, Maama Vaipulu, Michael Allardice, Mitchell Graham, Michael Leitch, Chase Tiatia, Charlie Ngatai, Brodie Retallick, Augustine Pulu (All Blacks Sevens).
       
      http://www.chiefs.co.nz/news/news/latest-news/233-gallagher-chiefs-team-named-to-play-reds-in-brisbane?utm_content=buffer88c25&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


  • So the Japanese prop finally dropped?
     
    Donald dropped too? I thought he played really well last week?



  • Reds

    1. James Slipper (c)  2. Andrew Ready  3. Greg Holmes  4. Cadeyrn Neville  5. Kane Douglas (run-on debut)  6. Hendrik Tui  7. Liam Gill  8. Curtis Browning
    2. Nick Frisby  10. Duncan Paia’aua (run-on debut)  11. Eto Nabuli  12. Henry Taefu  13. Samu Kerevi  14. Chris Kuridrani  15. Jack Tuttle 
       
      Reserves:
    3. Matt Mafi  17. Sef Fa’agase  18. Taniela Tupou  19. Lukhan Tui  20. Leroy Houston  21. James Tuttle  22. Anthony Fainga’a  23. Campbell Magnay
       
      http://www.redsrugby.com.au/News/NewsArticles/tabid/581/ArticleID/17407/St-George-Queensland-Reds-side-to-play-Chiefs-in-Indigenous-Round-match-at-Suncorp-Stadium.aspx


  • So the Japanese prop finally dropped?
     
    Donald dropped too? I thought he played really well last week?

    The Japanese prop has actually been in the team on merit for a few games now.
     
    Rennie didn't wait long to rush Messam back into the team - although I expect he's been doing a bit of training with them!



  • That's an interesting loose forward mix for the Chiefs - Cane at 8 and two loose forwards on the bench. Who is covering lock?



  • Donald dropped too? I thought he played really well last week?

    Donald went off in Suva with a hamstring twinge so might not be 100%.  He would have only been on the bench.

    Rennie didn't wait long to rush Messam back into the team - although I expect he's been doing a bit of training with them!

    Only in the last week I think but Rennie indicated earlier in the week he would be in the 23.  Messam has played for Hautapu in the last 2 weekends but hasn't played a full 80 mins yet.

    That's an interesting loose forward mix for the Chiefs - Cane at 8 and two loose forwards on the bench. Who is covering lock?

    Brown I would think but Sanders could be an option too.  I will have to go to a practice to see if Tucker is fit.  Nothing has been said about his unavailability for the last 3 games.



  • The Chiefs can bank this as a win. The only considerations will be bonus point and injuries.



  • nah, the Reds are always a challenge for us, especially in Brisbane. Reds weren't complete rubbish last week either.



  • nah, the Reds are always a challenge for us, especially in Brisbane. Reds weren't complete rubbish last week either.

    This.  The Chiefs have had some good wins in Brisbane but also some terrible loses.  IIRC in the last game there the Chiefs got penalised a lot in the scrum.
     
    Good to read we're taking our own ref (Briant) with us.  😉



  • nah, the Reds are always a challenge for us, especially in Brisbane. Reds weren't complete rubbish last week either.

    They were well beaten by the Brumbies.



  • yes, but they weren't terrible, they were in the game for a long while.
     
    I expect us to win, and if i was still tipping it would be a big margin, but i don't think it is a given, and i wouldn't consider it a shock if we got tipped over



  • The Reds drew to the Blues and beat the Landers in Brisbane. Chiefs red hot favourites but they still have to turn up.



  • Good to see Cane  in starting lineup  2  weeks in a row for the Chiefs



  • On the news, Rennie said that Messam told him he can cover centre if they need him to.  :lol:



  • On the news, Rennie said that Messam told him he can cover centre if they need him to.  :lol:

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    These jokes never get old.



  • What do people make about Kane Douglas playing this match. There is a wee chance the Reds could win the battle of the packs (Given no Retallick etc).Obviously the Chiefs backline is all class.



  • Time for the Chiefs to pick up where the Blues left off.



  • Good start lol



  • Clinical



  • Great call.... they should all be policing that