Chiefs v Reds

  • Chiefs

    1 Atu Moli (34)
    2 Nathan Harris (55)
    3 Nepo Laulala (28)
    4 Jesse Parete (20)
    5 Tyler Ardron (22)
    6 Sam Cane (107) (c)
    7 Lachlan Boshier (40)
    8 Pita Gus Sowakula (11)
    9 Brad Weber (68)
    10 Marty McKenzie (27)
    11 Etene Nanai-Seturo (10)
    12 Alex Nankivell (19)
    13 Tumua Manu (12)
    14 Shaun Stevenson (40)
    15 Solomon Alaimalo (34)

    16 Samisoni Taukei’aho
    17 Aidan Ross (21)
    18 Sosefo Kautai (10)
    19 Daymon Leasuasu**
    20 Mitchell Karpik (19)
    21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (28)
    22 Jack Debreczeni (3)
    23 Sean Wainui (23)

    () = Gallagher Chiefs caps in brackets
    *denotes Gallagher Chiefs debut
    **denotes Investec Super Rugby debut

    Unavailable for selection:
    Angus Ta’avao, Anton Lienert-Brown, Brodie Retallick, Damian McKenzie, Fin Hoeata, Kane Hames, Laghlan McWhannell, Liam Polwart, Luke Jacobson, Michael Allardice, Mitchell Brown, Reuben O’Neill, Sam McNicol, Taleni Seu, Tevita Mafileo and Tiaan Falcon.

    Head coach Colin Cooper has reshuffled his forward pack after Mitchell Brown sustained a knee injury against the Blues and Angus Ta’avao is on All Blacks leave. Nepo Laulala will start at tighthead, with Sosefo Kautai joining the bench as cover in jersey number 18. Tyler Ardron combines with Jesse Parete in a formidable locking duo. Sam Cane will start at six and Lachlan Boshier at seven, moving Mitchell Karpik to the bench in jersey number 20. Pita Gus Sowakula will complete the forward pack starting at number eight.
    The only change to the exciting Gallagher Chiefs backline sees Alex Nankivell starting at second five eight in lieu of Anton Lienert-Brown who earns a week off with All Blacks leave. 
    On the reserves bench, Samisoni Taukei'aho moves onto the bench in place of Liam Polwart who has been ruled out with concussion. Counties Manukau lock Daymon Leasuasu is set to make his Investec Super Rugby debut off the bench in jersey number 19. Utility back Jack Debreczeni returns to the fold alongside Sean Wainui named on the bench in jersey 22 and 23 respectively. Loosehead prop Aidan Ross and halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi retain their positions in the reserves. 

  • "Tyler Ardron combines with Jesse Parete in a formidable locking duo."

    That's an interesting description for "two-thirds of the Bay of Plenty 2017 loose forward trio now find themselves locking the Chiefs scrum"....

  • Chiefs NPC team are digging deep in the depth chart again this week.

  • I've just whacked some money on the Reds at $3.85 head to head. That Chiefs team is all sorts of ordinary

  • @Nepia the chiefs named would struggle against the injured and unavailable list team..!,just saying

  • Reds aren't bringing Kerevi over.

  • Only going to the game because I want the last program, I have every other one from this year and it'd piss me off to not have them all. Already looking to next year tbh.

  • @Yeetyaah said in Chiefs v Reds:

    Already looking to next year tbh.

    Have they announced new coaches? 😉

    I assume that Retallick will be on sabatical or something next season.

  • @Tim Why you gotta hit me with that man.

  • @Tim said in Chiefs v Reds:

    I assume that Retallick will be on sabatical or something next season.

    Or at this rate, still on the Food Bill.

  • @Donsteppa said in Chiefs v Reds:

    @Tim said in Chiefs v Reds:

    I assume that Retallick will be on sabatical or something next season.

    Or at this rate, still on the Food Bill.

    He's not on the food bill. He's been sent away to get bigger and badder before the real games start.

  • Chiefs skipper Sam Cane has confirmed today that he will start at openside flanker for the Waikato franchise in their Super Rugby match against the Reds tomorrow at FMG Stadium in Hamilton.
    Cane was named yesterday to initially start at blindside flanker.
    "I wouldn't read too much into the six-seven thing, to be fair it is probably just the way the team got announced," said Cane.
    "As soon the team came out me and Lockie [Lachlan Boshier] talked and Neil Barnes [Chiefs assistant coach] came over [and said] - 'I don't care which jerseys you wear, you sort it out.'
    "I'll probably wear seven tomorrow."

  • Referee: Angus Gardner
    AR1: Ben O'Keeffe
    AR2: Dan Waenga
    TMO: Glenn Newman

  • @Stargazer Good to not see Glen Jackson on that list. Gardner has arguably been one of the more consistent refs in the past few years.

  • Great decision. Clear double movement.

  • Faaaaaaarrrrr out.....

  • That is awful decision against the Chiefs. One of the worst you will see.

  • @KiwiMurph un far&$#n believable

  • Oh here we go again Glen Newman great decision on the Reds no try but The Chiefs seemed to have scored

  • How the hell is that a knock on? That's ridiculous. I take back what I said about Gardner.

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