Otago v Wellington





  • Wellington Lions

    1. Vince Sakaria (Marist St Pats)  2. Leni Apisai (Northern United)  3. Chris Baumann (Eastbourne)  4. Hoani Matenga (Wellington)  5. Sam Lousi (Eastbourne)  6. Brad Shields (Petone) (c)  7. Greg Foe (Poneke)  8. Vaea Fifita (Wellington)
    2. Sheridan Rangihuna (Hutt Old Boys Marist)  10. Jackson Garden-Bachop (Northern United)  11. Wes Goosen (Old Boys University)  12. Shaun Treeby (Tawa)  13. Matt Proctor (Oriental Rongotai)  14. Joe Hill (Old Boys University)  15. Peter Umaga-Jensen (Wainuiomata)
       
      Reserves: 16. Asafo Aumua (Avalon) 17. Alex Fidow (Oriental Rongotai)  18. Joe Apikotoa (Hutt Old Boys Marist)  19. Isaia Walker-Leawere (Poneke)  20. Isaac O'Connor (Marist St Pats)  21. TJ Va'a (Wainuiomata)  22. Pakai Turia (Poneke)  23. Mike Lealava'a (Wainuiomata)
       
      Return of Shields and Fifita
      Injured: Taufale (calf), Woodward (back strain)
      Out for personal reasons: Palu
       
      http://www.wellingtonlions.co.nz/news/shields-and-fifita-to-start-for-lions-against-otago/


  • I don't like to talk up Otago (for fear of the mockers), but that's a good side . . . 
     
    Not a bad Wellington side either, mind, so it should be a cracking game under the roof.



  • Interesting that ex Magpies starting at 9 for both sides



  • Gee, Wellington have a prop and a lock that play under 85's. Not looking good for scrums and lineouts.



  • Gee, Wellington have a prop and a lock that play under 85's. Not looking good for scrums and lineouts.

    Sorry for my ignorance but what do you mean ?
     
    Interesting to see that Shields plays 6 and Fifita 8 and not the opposite.



  • Sorry for my ignorance but what do you mean ?
    Interesting to see that Shields plays 6 and Fifita 8 and not the opposite.
    Eastbourne only has an under 85kg rugby team...



  • Goodness the Wellington lineout is awful considering they have three Super Rugby locks (Fifita, Lousi and Matenga) as well as Brad Shields who also jumps being fed by a Super Rugby (and NZ Under 20s captain) hooker (Leni Apisai). At this stage it looks like it is going to be one of those performances only Wellington can conjour up. Fiftten minutes gone and Otago deservedly lead 07 - 00



  • And that becomes fourteen nil a few minutes later as Otago turn down a penalty and kick for touch and expose Lousi awfully in the lineout allowing Tom Franklin to eventually burrow his way over.



  • 21 - 00 to Otago as they lineout drive over for yet another try. This must be getting embarrassing for supporters of the visiting team as the score truely reflects the play to date (23 minnutes) as Otago continue to dominate.



  • Gee Otago are a bloody slick looking team.
    21-0 now, that try scoring movement started with a penalty on their own try line.



  • Oh dear, Jack Wilson gifted an intercept try.
    Soon to be 28-0, almost a point a minute.



  • C'mon Wellington, I said Otago 1-8, not 1-80



  • For fucks sakes .



  • Now 28 - 00 after an intercept try as Wellington's woefulness continues with 32 minutes gone



  • Is it just me or does that Wellington hooker look like Konrad Hurrell on a health kick?



  • Anyone know what the odds were before the game?



  • pretty sure someone on RS morning show picked Otago in thier rambler yesterday morning, but I cant find the meme they usually put up with the odds on it.



  • Sam Lousi looks like he has no idea how to play the game. Someone is going to have to spend an awful lot of time teaching him the basics to get him anywhere near Mitre 10 Cup level much less Super Rugby Level if this is the best he can do.



  • C'mon Wellington, I said Otago 1-8, not 1-80

    That's still much better than my Wellington 1-8.
     
    Wellington is being punished for offending that the ref decided not to penalise last week.