Chiefs 2018



  • @arhs said in Chiefs 2018:

    @stargazer

    I thought in 2nd half yesterday that Marty M was being prepared to start v Brumbies next week.

    That’s them fucked then.





  • I've just watched a story on TV3. Tu’inukuafe said he is keen to stay at the Chiefs as loyalty is a big thing for him, and they gave him his chance. But he wants to be based in the same place all year so if he goes to the Highlanders then NH could lose him too. Would the Blues make a play for him?

    I'm not sure what the situation is with Mitchell Graham and his contract, and then there is the concussion problem hanging over Hames. Graham could be at risk as Ross has youth and potential on his side.



  • More info in the Stuff article.

    The Chiefs had six contracted props at season's start, with Nepo Laulala and Atu Moli locked in till the end of the 2020 season, Kane Hames and Sefo Kautai signed till 2019, with Mitchell Graham and Aidan Ross off contract after this campaign.



  • Laulala's return 'delayed'. Anyone got further info?



  • @crucial said in Chiefs 2018:

    Laulala's return 'delayed'. Anyone got further info?

    I think his fractured forearm hasn't healed as quickly as they hoped.



  • Sorry, but I’d be booting Mitchell and trying to keep the moustacheoud man mountain.



  • @gt12 said in Chiefs 2018:

    Sorry, but I’d be booting Mitchell and trying to keep the moustacheoud man mountain.

    Absolutely.
    We also don't know as much about Moli as the selectors do. The longer his problems continue the longer you'd have to think he will need to retire.



  • We are pleased to announce that Alex Nankivell, Sean Wainui and Liam Polwart have re-signed through with the Gallagher Chiefs until the end of the 2020 season.

    Wainui must be Ngatai's replacement.



  • One minor correction, Messam was born in Blenheim not Rotorua.

    We'll have to acknowledge Liam when he comes onto the field instead of at the end of the match.



  • @stargazer said in Chiefs 2018:

    Chiefs U18 2018
    8th July – 14th July 2018 St Paul’s Collegiate, Hamilton

    Here is the team selected to play the Crusaders U18s at St Paul's Collegiate School tomorrow. Kickoff is 2:45pm. I might wander down to watch if the weather is good.

    1. Pou Sorenson (Rotorua Boys High School)
    2. Bernie Hati (Rotorua Boys High School)
    3. Connar Brunton (Hamilton Boys High School)
    4. Josh Lord (Hamilton Boys High School)
    5. Thomas Martin (Hamilton Boys High School)
    6. Simon Parker (St Peter’s School)
    7. Jake Russ (Hamilton Boys High School)
    8. Andrew Viane (St Peter’s School)
    9. Cortiz Lee Ratima (Hamilton Boys High School)
    10. Rivez Reihana (St Kent’s, Waikato)
    11. Peni Lasaqa (Bay of Plenty)
    12. Lukas Halls (Kings College, Taranaki)
    13. Gideon Wrampling (St Paul’s School)
    14. Valynce Te Whare Crosby (St Paul’s School)
    15. Selesitino Ravautaumada (Rotorua Boys High School)
    16. Corrigan Miller (New Plymouth Boys High School)
    17. Keelan Holten McMullen (Hamilton Boys High School)
    18. Zac Ririnui (Rotorua Boys High School)
    19. Alex McRobbie (St Kent’s, Counties)
    20. Shi Jie Yong (Tauranga Boys College)
    21. Thor Manase (Wesley College)
    22. Manu Paea (Rotorua Boys High School)
    23. Daniel Rona (New Plymouth Boys High School)
    24. Paula Mahe (St Peter’s School)
    25. Blair Murray (New Plymouth Boys High School)


  • Whats the deal with players going to school in Auckland but making a chiefs team? Are they playing for their home province/where family live or are they signed up ?



  • I presume St Paul's School is St Paul's Collegiate.

    Not many kids there from small schools. If selections only pick from the "name" schools it destroys the chances of them to compete.



  • I'm following this game on Facebook, where they are posting clips of the game: https://www.facebook.com/pg/hstop200/posts/?ref=page_internal

    According to that page, it's currently Chiefs U18 10 - 18 Junior Knights



  • It's now 17 - 18 to the Junior Knights. I find it easier to follow on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealhstop200/



  • Apparently, it's full time. Final score: U18 Chiefs 22 - 18 U18 Crusaders



  • @mikedogz said in Chiefs 2018:

    Whats the deal with players going to school in Auckland but making a chiefs team? Are they playing for their home province/where family live or are they signed up ?

    The latter. A couple of Auckland-schooled boys in the Crusaders too I'm told.



  • @chester-draws said in Chiefs 2018:

    I presume St Paul's School is St Paul's Collegiate.

    Yes. That was a typo on the Chiefs website.

    Not many kids there from small schools. If selections only pick from the "name" schools it destroys the chances of them to compete.

    I am sure the selections still have a lot to do with what school you go to. Lincoln Combined are 3rd in the UC Championship but have only 3 players in the Crusaders squad.



  • @bovidae said in Chiefs 2018:

    @chester-draws said in Chiefs 2018:

    I presume St Paul's School is St Paul's Collegiate.

    Yes. That was a typo on the Chiefs website.

    Not many kids there from small schools. If selections only pick from the "name" schools it destroys the chances of them to compete.

    I am sure the selections still have a lot to do with what school you go to. Lincoln Combined are 3rd in the UC Championship but have only 3 players in the Crusaders squad.

    I assume that would be true in some cases, but in others the better players just gravitate to the the better schools. Havelock North High School isn't going to have mauch representation in the Canes schools team because good rugby players are going to choose to go to Hastings Boys or Napier Boys.



  • @stargazer said in Chiefs 2018:

    Apparently, it's full time. Final score: U18 Chiefs 22 - 18 U18 Crusaders

    The Chiefs scored 2 tries in the last 5 mins, the winner from Ravautaumada who ran down the sideline from 40 m out with 1 min to go. He took the ball from a ruck in front of where I was sitting and beat the defenders with pace.

    As to the game, the Chiefs' backs were much more dangerous but made too many handling errors and struggled to win many of their own lineouts, including a couple from 5 m out. The Crusaders were well drilled so made less errors and used their lineout drive to good effect. You could say that the Chiefs were lucky to come back to win but if they had taken their earlier opportunities could have scored 3 or 4 more tries.

    A good game to watch and a decent-sized crowd to support both teams.