Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc



  • @tim Those odds will change by the end of the round!



  • Ere Enari is back:

    Halfback Ere Enari has recovered from his second broken leg in the space of two years, and will play his first Mitre 10 Cup game in more than a year.

    Enari, who is contracted to the Crusaders next year, played 50 minutes for Canterbury B against a Wellington development side last week, and has been named on the bench.



  • I'm surprised a few more ABs haven't been released to play this round. The Poo are the biggest winners but players like JB and TTT could do with a game.



  • @bovidae Hansen doesn't want his house besieged by irate Counties and Wellington fans!

    Will be interesting to see who gets released for the play-off games.

    In my view, no-one should - unless they've played some threshold number of games. I don't think Hansen should get to influence who wins the title.

    If ABs need some gametime they should organize some sort of game of three halves fixtures.



  • @bovidae just what Southland needed too!

    HAve any others aside form those 3 been released?



  • @chris-b It was purely coincidence that both players I listed are from the Naki, as they are two that haven't played in a while. Coltman would be another. If Wellington can't beat Taranaki they don't deserve to make the SFs. I'm not suggesting any ABs are involved beyond this week.

    Waikato could find a place for DMac at fullback though. 😉



  • @taniwharugby I don't think so. @Stargazer is up with the official press releases.



  • @bovidae we could do with Goodhue, might plug some gaps in our defence for the probable rematch with Waikato.



  • @bovidae Haven't seen the release of other players than those 3 Turbos. Obviously, there's the return of Moody and Nepo Laulala from injury.

    I'd expect a few more, but they seem to drip-feed the info. I'll have another look at the media releases to see if there are any updates.



  • @bovidae Some probably will be though (released next week).

    There's quite a few who haven't played a lot of footy in recent times and several coming back from injury.



  • @chris-b said in Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc:

    @bovidae Hansen doesn't want his house besieged by irate Counties and Wellington fans!

    Will be interesting to see who gets released for the play-off games.

    In my view, no-one should - unless they've played some threshold number of games. I don't think Hansen should get to influence who wins the title.

    If ABs need some gametime they should organize some sort of game of three halves fixtures.

    Yeah. It has been a bugbear of mine in the past when a team is suddenly bolstered in the finals by players who are playing two levels down. The NPC is a comp for learning and developing now. Very happy for players to slide back down to this level for a season or two and teach the youngsters but it is detrimental to the integrity of the comp if flooded with ABs for a game or two



  • Good news for Southland fans: lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit has re-signed with the Stags for 2 more years.

    One of the best players, if not the best, in that Southland squad.

    http://www.rugbysouthland.co.nz/newsarticle/69168



  • @stargazer said in Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc:

    Good news for Southland fans: lock Manaaki Selby-Rickit has re-signed with the Stags for 2 more years.

    One of the best players, if not the best, in that Southland squad.

    http://www.rugbysouthland.co.nz/newsarticle/69168

    Good news for them. They were good today against a very good Manawatu team on paper and could easily have won if Lambourn didn't drop the ball and if their exit strategies were a bit better from kickoffs. I'm confident that the Stags will get back on track next year they've still been very competitive in a lot of games this year and will continue to get stronger.



  • @african-monkey the Stags were bloody unlucky today,I actually thought they were the better team for long periods,could not catch a break,the horrible bounce Tony Lamborn got summed their game up..it bounces away from both a Manawatu player and the onrushing Southland player only for Lamborn who was the next player to get a cruel bounce,
    When your lucks not in,I guess it sums up their year..



  • Mitre 10 Cup Semi-finals:

    Mitre 10 Cup Premiership semifinals
    Tasman v Canterbury, Friday 19 October, kick off 7.35pm at Trafalgar Park, Nelson
    Auckland v Wellington, Saturday 20 October, kick off 5.05pm at Eden Park, Auckland

    Mitre 10 Cup Championship semifinals
    Waikato v Northland, Saturday 20 October, kick off 2.35pm at FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton
    Otago v Hawke’s Bay, Saturday 20 October, kick off 7.35pm at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin



  • Farah Palmer Cup Premiership - results semi-finals

    Canterbury v Manawatu Cyclones : 31 - 12
    Waikato v Counties Manukau Heat : 14 - 24

    Relegation match:
    Bay of Plenty v Auckland : 25 - 22

    Auckland Storm relegated to the Championship

    Farah Palmer Cup Championship - results semi-finals

    Wellington Pride v Harbour Hibiscus : 33 - 7
    Otago Spirit v Hawke's Bay Tui : 34 - 10

    Farah Palmer Cup Premiership final
    Canterbury v Counties Manukau, Saturday 20 October, kick off at 12.05pm at Rugby Park, Christchurch

    Farah Palmer Cup Championship final (kick off TBC)
    Wellington v Otago, Saturday 20 October at Porirua Park, Wellington

    Mitre 10 Heartland Championship - Meads Cup semifinals (venue and kick offs TBC)
    Wanganui v Thames Valley, Saturday 20 October
    South Canterbury v King Country, Saturday 20 October

    Mitre 10 Heartland Championship - Lochore Cup semifinals (venue and kick offs TBC)
    Horowhenua Kapiti v Mid Canterbury, Saturday 20 October
    Wairarapa Bush v North Otago, Saturday 20 October



  • TAB Odds:

    1 Canterbury 3.50
    2 Wellington 4.75
    4 Tasman 3.20
    6 Auckland 2.90





  • @stargazer

    "The walnut had been cracked through the cracker"

    Nooooooooooooooooo 😯



  • Following the naming of the AB squad Tasman have become favourites at the TAB.

    1 Canterbury 3.25
    2 Wellington 4.50
    4 Tasman 3.00
    6 Auckland 3.25