@Chris Yep, it cost the Crusaders 3 points.
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RE: Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc
@matty_kcrams Hi there, welcome to the Silver Fern Forum!
I keep a list of player/coach signings, re-signings, departures etc.. Obviously, it's not complete because not all signings are officially announced and contract durations are also not always published. Unfortunately, I have no information about Manihera still being under contract with Waikato, and am also not sure about his current whereabouts (whether he's still in the USA or not).
Chiefs v Reds
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.
RE: Stormers v Crusaders
Here's the interview from one of the South African complainants.
Uhm, that's what I already discussed & included in my previous post.
RE: Stormers v Crusaders
Interview (from yesterday) with one of the accusers in the alleged MacDonalds incident:
IMO, it seems from this interview that the inteviewee accuses the player/players of lauging & jeering at them and mocking them because of their appearance, but he doesn't say what they actually said that was homophobic. It also seems that only one player was initially filming him and, when asked to delete it, said he had already deleted it, and that it only escalated when the guy who was filmed demanded that the player showed him that he had deleted it and the player responded with "make me". Obviously, he doesn't say whether he himself had a threatening demeanor at that point, but he says that it was then that the other players also started filming him. Given what seemed to be unfolding, I don't think that's so strange. Anyway, it's when this allegedly happened that the security guard stepped in and said something like "these pussies are getting a hiding" (sp), something the interviewee says is very offensive in SA. The players don't seem to be involved at all after that. The so-called limp wrist gesture and use of a high pitched voice was an accusation addressed at the security person, not the players. Also whatever physical altercation there was, also only involved the security person.
So he didn't actually say what was homophobic about what the players said (what words they used). Even if they were laughing about their appearance, I don't see how you can call that a homophobic slur or even behaviour.
Interview with the Crusaders CEO Colin Mansbridge from this morning (RNZ):
Includes an explanation about the procedure, team protocols in general and when touring, what in his view was meant in Mo'unga DM (separating the "not remembering what happened" from him "being intoxicated") etc.
Anyway, the Crusaders are also trying to get the CCTV footage from Maccas.