Southland v Auckland



  • Auckland named.
     
    So Visinia got injured first game back (and Nanai is injured too).
     
    Anyone have any idea how long foodbill Blake Gibson is out for?
     
    Will be most interested in how Rieko goes at 13.

    Auckland team to face Southland
    1.    Ofa Tu’ungafasi (Grammar TEC)
    2.    Greg Pleasants-Tate (Ponsonby)
    3.    Charlie Faumuina (Papatoetoe)
    4.    Scott Scrafton (Grammar TEC)
    5.    Patrick Tuipulotu (Ponsonby)
    6.    Joe Edwards (Pakuranga)
    7.    Akira Ioane (Ponsonby)
    8.    Steven Luatua (University)
    9.    Leon Fukofuka (Marist)
    10.    Simon Hickey (Grammar TEC)
    11.    Pryor Collier (Ponsonby)
    12.    Vince Aso (Ponsonby)
    13.    Rieko Ioane (Ponsonby)
    14.    Joe Ravouvou (College Rifles)
    15.    Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (University)
    16.    Kurt Eklund (University)
    17.    Tom McHugh (Grammar TEC)
    18.    Marcel Renata (University)
    19.    Michael Fatialofa (Ponsonby)
    20.    Taleni Seu (Grammar TEC)
    21.    Jono Hickey (Grammar TEC)
    22.    Latiume Fosita (Papatoetoe)
    23.    Pasqualle Dunn (College Rifles) *debut



  • It's going to be a very good Auckland side V Lima Sopoaga.



  • It's going to be a very good Auckland side and Simon Hickey V Lima Sopoaga.

    Fixed



  • It'll be interesting to see how our back 3 go as we are beginning to scrape the barrell a bit. Suprised Fosita didn't manage to get a start in there somewhere.
     
    Rieko Ioane coming back makes the backline look a bit bigger. Without him we would have a backline that would make a case for one of the shortest backlines ever led by everyone's favourite midget Simon Hickey.



  • Auckland 9-6 at halftime. Southland defending well so far and coming away with points whenever they get in Auckland's half.



  • beautiful pass form Lima to Reiko to give Auckland thier 1st try



  • RC time?



  • nope, TMO recommended penalty only.
     
    Lucky, needed at least a YC



  • Southland lose a man to a YC for a very cynical play after a Reiko break.



  • messy scrum by Auckland there....end up with a fair penalty although I thought it should be for a different offence (not releasing the tackled man as opposed to playing on the ground)



  • Lima gone for a 10 minute rest after repeated infringements.



  • haha, Auckland almost butcher another try with a dodgy call on a forward pass, this time with a 2 man advantage.
     
    23-9



  • Lima gone for a 10 minute rest after repeated infringements.

    What was the infringement? Looked like he was on his feet before the ruck formed and the Auckland player didn't release



  • I missed it, but Marshall said he woulda been ok on the old rules, but then that is Marshall who thought the first YC looked like the guy was trapped



  • Auckland gotta be spitting at that, conceding a try under the posts to a 13 man Southland.



  • haha Jimmy Cowan



  • Good on Jimmy Cowan for letting Akira know what's up. Bout time.
     
    And no surprise Akira isn't man enough to follow through on all his chest-thumping.



  • shitty slow 8-9 move by Auckland there as Hickey (9) is bundled into the corner



  • Good on Jimmy Cowan for letting Akira know what's up. Bout time.
    And no surprise Akira isn't man enough to follow through on all his chest-thumping.
    Are you kidding me! What did you expect, do you think he was gonna thump him, this is rugby



  • What a frustrating game against a negative disruptive Southland team.


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