Waikato v Tasman



  • That yellow has been very costly. Two tries.



  • Good finish.

    Sevu Reece outstanding for Waikato. Will Jordan very classy for Tasman.



  • And ... it almost cost Tasman the game.

    Great game from Guildford; Reece also among Waikato's best, TKB had a good run, too. Taufua very good for Tasman, with Jordan and Havili also among their better players today.



  • Tasman survive some suicidal impulses.

    Well in control and then they decide to run the subs bench and pull Taufua and Havili.

    Yellow card for Lowe. Hunt knocks a ball on in the backfield, then kicks it out on the full. And with 30 seconds left they decide to run some elaborate crashball play - turn it over and let Waikato go upfield for three minutes to score...

    Luckily the Waikato kicker sprays it and we sneak home.

    Crucial points!!!



  • @Chris-B. Also lucky that the ginga got away with putting the kicker off by charging the conversion early 😉

    Was a fun game to watch for a neutral.



  • @Nepia Pah - if you're going to have a foot tap as part of your routine you'd better get on with the rest of it. 🙂



  • @Chris-B. pretty annoying that the entire crowd knows you're not allowed to charge again if you've been pulled up on it but the ref doesn't.



  • @WillieTheWaiter For you guys! 🙂

    I take your point, but the ref seemed to think the Tasman guys had a point that the kicker had moved his foot and hence started his approach. Might have been a bit lucky to be allowed to take the kick again.

    I was just watching the flags!



  • @WillieTheWaiter said in Waikato v Tasman:

    @Chris-B. pretty annoying that the entire crowd knows you're not allowed to charge again if you've been pulled up on it but the ref doesn't.

    I thought it was smart of the Tasman players to fully commit even once it was apparent it was an early charge and actually knock it off the tee, not abandon it like naughty boys being harangued by teacher .... and let the kicker have 2 un-pressured attempts.

    Weird the ref let them charge a second time though. Got himself mixed up.

    There is some pretty hopeless reffing in our sport now that reffing has become a refereeing/in-game coaching hybrid.



  • @Rapido said in Waikato v Tasman:

    @WillieTheWaiter said in Waikato v Tasman:

    @Chris-B. pretty annoying that the entire crowd knows you're not allowed to charge again if you've been pulled up on it but the ref doesn't.

    I thought it was smart of the Tasman players to fully commit even once it was apparent it was an early charge and actually knock it off the tee, not abandon it like naughty boys being harangued by teacher .... and let the kicker have 2 un-pressured attempts.

    Weird the ref let them charge a second time though. Got himself mixed up.

    There is some pretty hopeless reffing in our sport now that reffing has become a refereeing/in-game coaching hybrid.

    If I was the Mooloo kicker I would've gone and punched that Makos player that picked the ball up. It was clear that he hadn't started his approach. Ref bottled it big time.


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