Otago vs. Auckland
Tim last edited by Duluth
Auckland match-day 23 for Otago
Thursday September 21, 7.35pm, Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin:
15 Jordan Trainor (Ponsonby, 5 Auckland caps)
14 Vince Aso (Ponsonby, 34)
13 Malakai Fekitoa (Pakuranga, 28)
12 George Moala (Grammar TEC, 50)
11 Melani Nanai (Manukau, 20)
10 Tyrone Elkington-MacDonald (University, 6)
9 Jono Hickey (Grammar TEC, 28)
8 Jerome Kaino (University, 58)
7 Blake Gibson (Ponsonby, 17)/Sinclair Dominikovich-Murray (University, 4)
6 Akira Ioane (Ponsonby, 23)
5 Ben Nee-Nee (Pakuranga, 11)
4 Patrick Tuipulotu (Ponsonby, 20, c)
3 Marcel Renata (University, 17)
2 Greg Pleasants-Tate (Ponsonby, 21)
1 Sam Prattley (Pakuranga, 39)
16 Kurt Eklund (University, 28)
17 Emersen Tamura-Paki (College Rifles, 5)
18 Isi Tu’ungafasi (Suburbs, 17)
19 Jamie Lane (Ponsonby, 0) +
20 Sinclair Dominikovich-Murray (University, 4)/Dalton Papali’i (Pakuranga, 1)
21 Lisati Milo-Harris (Grammar TEC, 5)
22 TJ Faiane (Pakuranga, 13)
23 Latiume Fosita (Mt Wellington, 12)
+Potential Auckland debut
Injured/unavailable: Tom McHugh (season), Jamason Fa’anana-Shultz (season), Scott Scrafton (season), Leon Fukofuka, Michael Fatialofa, Daniel Bowden, Samuel Slade, Dexter Fa’amoana, Taleni Seu
All Blacks: Rieko Ioane, Ofa Tu’ungafasi
A midfield with no balance and who can't distribute in a game under the roof which is guaranteed to be up-tempo.........great.....
Geez we're light on locks once Patrick leaves.
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1 Aki Seiuli, 2 Sam Anderson-Heather, 3 Donald Brighouse, 4 Josh Furno, 5 Blair Tweed, 6 Adam Knight, 7 James Lentjes, 8 Sione Teu, 9 Josh Renton, 10 Josh Ioane, 11 Jona Nareki, 12 Teihorangi Walden, 13 Patelesio Tomkinson, 14 Mitchell Scott, 15 Fletcher Smith
Reserves: 16 Sekonaia Pole, 17 Craig Millar, 18 Hisa Sasagi, 19 Tom Rowe, 20 Slade McDowall, 21 Jonathan Ruru, 22 Leroy van Dam, 23 Vilimoni Koroi
Beautiful pass by the Auckland midfield........straight to Otago.
What's the ruling on that tackle? Is a clear high tackle allowed if contact is from the tackler's head? Shouldn't that be a red card?
I have liked the look of this Josh Ioane this season - I see he's from Auckland meanwhile Auckland are stuck with Tyrone Elkington-Macdonald - FFS.
Some huge hits out there.
Prattley gets blown off the ball by a winger....if he fucking gets a Blues contract....
Pleasants-Tate's throwing has been awful of late.
@african-monkey How the hell did GPT win 3 points for the Duane Monkley medal last week?
@kiwimurph Maybe he set a record for most crooked throws in a match?
Just fucking clear it you retard.
All started from yet another shit Pleasants Tate throw. We may as well give up with our lineout.
Moala has had the ball ripped straight off him at least twice. Otago's back play is on a different to Auckland. I like how the commentators sound surprised at how shit Auckland are haha.
Absolute bullshit decision by hometown.
@kiwimurph Yep, absolute shit. Not quite up there with the "you can't give away a penalty if you tackle with your head rule".
Fuck me what a rabble we are just put us in the Championship already so we can battle it out with Southland and Hawkes Bay to see who the worst Mitre 10 Cup team is.
It might be an idea for the commentator not to laugh when Auckland makes a mistake, Justin.
That's the last time I watch Auckland this year. An un-coached rabble.
If their isn't a vicious backlash against Nick White and the Auckland Rugby Union, then Auckland rugby is well and truly fucked.
Faiane played well. About the only back who can say that.
Im glad I tip with my head not my heart.
That missed conversion from Milo Harris could prove costly at the end of the season (not that we deserve to survive).
@african-monkey Dumb play from a dumb team.
Stargazer last edited by Stargazer
@tim Your frustration levels must be as high as mine.
@stargazer May we both get new coaches!!!!
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@tim Yeah, although the thought of us swapping coaches gives me nightmares.
It's been a monumental fall from grace by us these last two years. We looked like we had something special brewing after that 2015 season. We had a young and exciting team that was only a hair away from winning a title. With all the young talent we had, it appeared we were poised to be perennial contenders for many years. I seriously didn't think any coach could stuff it up, but here we are.