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  • Jack Goodhue, Billy Harmon and Mitchell Dunshea have re-signed with the Crusaders for 2020.



  • @Stargazer spoke to Jack Goodhue’s oldest brother this afternoon about a possible move up to the Blues after his time is up at the Saders.
    A lot would depend on whom the next Saders coach is, has a great relationship with Razor ,but will be keeping his options and at some stage would love to run out in the same team again with his brother Josh.
    Jacks brother would also love to see Jack running around for the Blues and if that’s the case..they need to get pro active ..
    Take out of that what you like.



  • @Steven-Harris Interesting Razor has re-signed for 2020 & 2021 unless he gets the AB's Job unlikely. as they will go with Foster if History repeats.



  • @Chris The All Blacks go backwards if they appoint Foster.



  • @Canes4life I agree don't rate him at all but they like the old succession. idea.



  • @Steven-Harris yeah cant see him getting any time in the NOrthland jersey again with Josh anytime soon, so means he needs to go to the Blues...



  • @taniwharugby Josh to the Crusaders sounds like a better idea.



  • @Crazy-Horse or that!



  • I see the ex Harbour player Matt McGahan is making his debut for the Reds this weekend



  • Four players have re-signed with the Hurricanes:

    Reed Prinsep (2021), Kane Le'aupepe (2021), Jackson-Garden Bachop (2020) and Jonah Lowe (2020).

    https://www.hurricanes.co.nz/news/article/hurricanes-confirm-another-four-players-for-2020-roster/



  • @Crazy-Horse That Seems more likely Reading This Article It seems Jack Goodhue is staying long term at the Crusaders
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  • Different from last week:



  • Did I just hear that correctly when watching the Breakdown? John Kirwan saying by accident that Scott Scrafton has signed with the Hurricanes?



  • @Stargazer Bugger!

    Nit surprising though, hasn't had enough game time this year.



  • From a South African newspaper site:-
    Rasta Rasivhenge and Marius Jonker appear to have been punished for questionable decisions they arrived at in last weekend’s Super Rugby matches at Ellis Park and Newlands respectively.

    Referee Rasivhenge and television match official (TMO) Jonker were both set to do duty this weekend at Newlands where the Stormers host the Highlanders but both have disappeared off the list of match official appointments.

    Australia’s Nic Berry takes control of the match instead of Rasivhenge‚ while TMO duties now fall to Christie du Preez‚ who is no stranger to controversy.

    Du Preez has been used sparingly since the Stormers’ victory over the Lions in round two when he was roundly criticised for not flagging an obvious infringement from the hosts.
    Two match officials confirmed Rasivhenge and Jonker had been removed from this week’s list of appointees‚ directly as a result of their performances last week.

    Rasivhenge invoked the ire of the Highlanders who were on the wrong side of a 12-3 penalty count at Ellis Park.

    Unrelated perhaps‚ a week earlier‚ the Lions enjoyed a 13-3 penalty count in their favour against the Waratahs with Egon Seconds in charge.

    Seconds is in Australasia where he will be confined to assistant refereeing duties in three matches.

    Jonker had the Crusaders fuming at Newlands when he intervened and ruled a forward pass in move that in all probability would have had a direct impact on the result of the match.
    After their review his bosses apparently arrived at a different view and Jonker was told so.

    Being yanked from this week’s action is quite a step back for Jonker who is one of only two South African match officials‚ along with Jaco Peyper‚ earmarked for Rugby World Cup duty later this year.

    TimesLIVE approached SA Rugby for comment but referees high performance manager Mark Lawrence passed the enquiry on to Sanzaar officials based in Sydney.

    At the time of writing no response had been received.



  • Apparently neither Handre Pollard (injured) or Duane Vermeulen (Bok squad rest) are coming to NZ with the Bulls. A bit of a plus for the Blues and Highlanders.



  • @Daffy-Jaffy said in Super Rugby News:

    Seconds is in Australasia where he will be confined to assistant refereeing duties in three matches.

    Efficient use of resources.



  • Un-Foo Kin- believable that one of the supposed best referees in the rugby world is not even good enough to make TMO decisions, cut and dried ones, too. All the time he wants and still listens to the home fans moaning.



  • @Machpants said in Super Rugby News:

    Un-Foo Kin- believable that one of the supposed best referees in the rugby world is not even good enough to make TMO decisions, cut and dried ones, too. All the time he wants and still listens to the home fans moaning.

    There should be examples so egregious that simple standing down doesn't apply. No retraining or further opportunities. Just sack the clown and send a good message to the rest of them to learn their craft to an acceptable standard for an international professional sport.



  • Nic Berry would have got a lot of credit if he'd stood up to Marius with a "Sorry Marius, that looks like it's gone back to me - it's certainly not clear and obvious".

    That was my immediate reaction - no worries with that, we'll get that try.


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