Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2)



  • With poor scheduling from Mitre 10 Cup administrators, this game will clash with the first World Cup quarter-final so I am expecting a fairly poor crowd.

    Anyway the odds are even and tbh I can't pick this one. Wellington probably have a slight edge with their recent history against the Cantabs at home being fairly impressive.

    Teams to be announced soon hopefully.



  • It's such cabbage scheduling. I would've gone but want to watch Eng vs Aus live.



  • @Toddy I think alot of rugby fans will be in the same boat. Such a shame as I would have attended myself if it wasn't for the complete botch up.



  • @Canes4life being a proud Wellingtonian I reckon Canterbury just due to our poor records against them in Finals



  • @mikey07 said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    @Canes4life being a proud Wellingtonian I reckon Canterbury just due to our poor records against them in Finals

    Yup, more often than not the red n blacks outsmart us in finals footy sadly



  • And they get the rub of the green in most cases. πŸ˜›



  • @Canes4life said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    And they get the rub of the green in most cases. πŸ˜›

    I still remember a certain failed shield challenge when they got away with murder



  • 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 2 Shilo Klein, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 7 Billy Harmon, 8 Luke Whitelock, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 10 Brett Cameron, 11 Sam Gilbert, 12 Inga Finau, 13 Braydon Ennor, 14 Dallas McLeod, 15 Josh McKay

    Reserves: 16 Nic Souchon, 17 Harrison Courtney, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Ere Enari, 22 Fergus Burke, 23 Rameka Poihipi



  • https://www.wellingtonlions.co.nz/news/news-single/post/wes-goosen-to-make-50th-lions-appearance-in-semi-final/

    15 Trent Renata (Oriental-Rongotai)
    14 Wes Goosen (Old Boys University)
    13 Billy Proctor (Marist St Pats)
    12 Vince Aso (Paremata-Plimerton)
    11 Ben Lam (Tawa)
    10 Jackson Garden-Bachop (Northern United)
    9 Kemara Hauiti-Parapara (Tawa)
    8 Teariki Ben-Nicholas (Old Boys University)
    7 Du'Plessis Kirifi (Northern United) (c)
    6 Mateaki Kafatolu (Petone)
    5 James Blackwell (Petone)
    4 Vaea Fifita (Wellington)
    3 Alex Fidow (Oriental Rongotai)
    2 Asafo Aumua (Avalon)
    1 Xavier Numia (Oriental-Rongotai)

    16 James O'Reilly (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
    17 Sitiveni Paongo (Tawa)
    18 Sef Fa'agase (Petone)
    19 Naitoa Ah Kuoi (Marist St Pats)
    20 Josh Furno (Western Suburbs)
    21 Connor Collins (Hutt Old Boys Marist)
    22 Peter Umaga-Jensen or Pepesana Patafilo
    23 Connor Garden-Bachop (Northern United)



  • @Duluth said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    1 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 2 Shilo Klein, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 7 Billy Harmon, 8 Luke Whitelock, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 10 Brett Cameron, 11 Sam Gilbert, 12 Inga Finau, 13 Braydon Ennor, 14 Dallas McLeod, 15 Josh McKay

    Reserves: 16 Nic Souchon, 17 Harrison Courtney, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Ere Enari, 22 Fergus Burke, 23 Rameka Poihipi

    .

    Head Coach Joe Maddock has named his side for the knock-out fixture, which includes injury-enforced changes from the team that took the field against North Harbour on Sunday. 
    
    Both Brodie McAlister and Seb Siataga have been ruled out of the Semi Final through injury, which means Shilo Klein will start at hooker and Nic Souchon, who has two caps for Canterbury, has been named on the bench. 
    
    There are two further changes in the backline, with Ngane Punivai (knee) and Tim Bateman (hamstring) both unavailable this week, replaced by Sam Gilbert on the left wing and Inga Finau in the midfield.
    
    Lincoln University's Harrison Courtney is set to debut in the red and black tomorrow night; the loosehead prop replaces Harry Allan on the bench, while Luke Romano will bring up his 50th appearance for Canterbury when he takes the field in Wellington.
    

    http://www.canterburyrugby.co.nz/newsarticle/83374



  • Notable that the imported Italian lock (although he appears to be the reserve loose forward in this game) brought in late in the piece yet again only makes the bench. One must be left to ponder why the WRFU went to the expense to bringing in an outsider bench player at the expense of loyal local players. Has there been any mention that he might be carrying a minor injury?



  • What Rugby World Cup? This is the most important knock out rugby game on this weekend.

    Good Guys by 2.



  • @Stargazer said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    @Duluth said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    1 Daniel Lienert-Brown, 2 Shilo Klein, 3 Owen Franks, 4 Luke Romano, 5 Mitchell Dunshea, 6 Reed Prinsep, 7 Billy Harmon, 8 Luke Whitelock, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 10 Brett Cameron, 11 Sam Gilbert, 12 Inga Finau, 13 Braydon Ennor, 14 Dallas McLeod, 15 Josh McKay

    Reserves: 16 Nic Souchon, 17 Harrison Courtney, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Whetukamokamo Douglas, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Ere Enari, 22 Fergus Burke, 23 Rameka Poihipi

    .

    Head Coach Joe Maddock has named his side for the knock-out fixture, which includes injury-enforced changes from the team that took the field against North Harbour on Sunday. 
    
    Both Brodie McAlister and Seb Siataga have been ruled out of the Semi Final through injury, which means Shilo Klein will start at hooker and Nic Souchon, who has two caps for Canterbury, has been named on the bench. 
    
    There are two further changes in the backline, with Ngane Punivai (knee) and Tim Bateman (hamstring) both unavailable this week, replaced by Sam Gilbert on the left wing and Inga Finau in the midfield.
    
    Lincoln University's Harrison Courtney is set to debut in the red and black tomorrow night; the loosehead prop replaces Harry Allan on the bench, while Luke Romano will bring up his 50th appearance for Canterbury when he takes the field in Wellington.
    

    http://www.canterburyrugby.co.nz/newsarticle/83374

    cannot believe Romano is only bringing up his 50th cap for Canterbury



  • @mikey07 said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    @Canes4life being a proud Wellingtonian I reckon Canterbury just due to our poor records against them in Finals

    Nah surely we have to make it to the final? Always the bridesmaid!



  • @ACT-Crusader said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    What Rugby World Cup? This is the most important knock out rugby game on this weekend.

    No, it's not.



  • @Canes4life said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    With poor scheduling from Mitre 10 Cup administrators, this game will clash with the first World Cup quarter-final so I am expecting a fairly poor crowd.

    The administrators are presumably New Zealand Rugby. As I've been pointing out for a while, when it comes to organizing competitions they are borderline incompetent.

    Super Rugby. Mitre10 Cup. Ranfurly Shield - not often part of sentences that include well-run, fair and balanced competitions.



  • @Chris-B said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    @Canes4life said in Wellington vs Canterbury (Premiership Semi Final 2):

    With poor scheduling from Mitre 10 Cup administrators, this game will clash with the first World Cup quarter-final so I am expecting a fairly poor crowd.

    The administrators are presumably New Zealand Rugby. As I've been pointing out for a while, when it comes to organizing competitions they are borderline incompetent.

    Super Rugby. Mitre10 Cup. Ranfurly Shield - not often part of sentences that include well-run, fair and balanced competitions.

    Yeah exactly, if NZRU say the competition shouldn't clash with the RWC, I'm pretty sure NPC Administrators have to follow suit. This is shit that not only is it still running alongside, but is actually clashing with games, let alone finals games!



  • @Bones Yeah - I hadn't actually compared the kick-off times but for the record...

    This one apparently kicks off at 19.05 (NZT) and England-Australia apparently kicks off at 20.15 (NZT). Because no-one in Wellington or Canterbury wants to watch England play Australia.

    It's bullshit!

    Probably corporate bullshit!

    Edit: And could easily have been played on Sunday afternoon.



  • @Nevorian without seeing the stats I’d say he’s played close to half of those in the last 3 seasons too.



  • @Bones yes true how many finals did we make mid 2000s there was heaps


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