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Dumbo
14-03-06, 12:41 AM
Brumbies are number 3 on the ladder and the Blues are third to last.
The Blues are at home but do not think this is going to help them at all.
Brumbies are looking the favourite for this one.

Mr. Laxative
14-03-06, 03:59 AM
Yeah, big win for us even without gits. Blues minus roko? and what's with howlett?

Last year blues won 18-0 this year brumbies will win 38-7.

The TRUTH
14-03-06, 07:26 AM
We might finally get to see Fairbanks at 12 this season....... should be good

Brumbies by 10

Dumbo
14-03-06, 08:03 AM
I think your both being very generous to the Blues... very out of character for Australians... very

Rassie
14-03-06, 08:16 AM
Well, let`s see Brumbies in NZ , this is a very exciting match

Dumbo
14-03-06, 08:22 AM
It should be, it has all the potential to be - but the only problem is that when I forget history and look at the Blues current performance all I see is Bernie playing extremely structured robotic rugby and taking the Blues to the cleaners.
The best this about this game for the Blues is that it's another week closer for the return of McAllwayshurt.

Rassie
14-03-06, 09:01 AM
If Blues are going to lose thier chance for a semi will be purely theoretical. They need a win to stay in touch , they have the players in order to achieve it !

Dumbo
14-03-06, 09:08 AM
Players = inderviduals.
Take a look at the Highlanders - nothing to much to offer (easy tigers... Oliver, Hayman, Evans granted)...
Team = 15 Players commited to winning by mutual support... I'll back anyone thats playing as a team.

The TRUTH
14-03-06, 09:38 AM
Hey Jacko said they would win by 31,thats not very generous

I would have picked the Brumbies by more ,but Giteau and Ashley-Cooper aren't playing.

Although on the Brumbies website they reckon Cooper is a slight chance of returning for this game.

Rassie
14-03-06, 09:41 AM
Yeah Dumbo, very true, rugby is perhaps the game where the meaning of a team really counts (it`s not like in soccer or basketball ).

Dumbo
14-03-06, 10:06 AM
AND as this is the Southern Hemisphere part of the forum, more important for us...
There is a roll for everyone to play in this game, the tight five, the loose forwards, the half, inside centres, outside centre, wing's and fullback. Or the fat and slow and the fast and the sleek.

There's a world cup coming up... I think the Northern Hemisphere has really lost the plot on not just the importance of every position playing the game to the mutual support of their team but also the number they wear on their back.

I look forward to seeing this game for one strong reasoning; the Brumbies will play the game with a certain style, structured, calculated, domineering, and possession.
The Blues however will take a different road, unstructured, fast, frenetic, willing and wanting...

Oh and sorry there is a few secondary things Iím interested in, Flavell burying Bernie's ass... serious. Oh yeah and then thereís Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock and Ali Williams who are not going to chill and let their collective buttís be kicked by a bunch of Aussies.

Blues just mayÖ may be interested in winning the game from the front.

Ripper
14-03-06, 07:09 PM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Mar 15 2006, 12:06 AM
AND as this is the Southern Hemisphere part of the forum, more important for us...
There is a roll for everyone to play in this game, the tight five, the loose forwards, the half, inside centres, outside centre, wing's and fullback. Or the fat and slow and the fast and the sleek.

There's a world cup coming up... I think the Northern Hemisphere has really lost the plot on not just the importance of every position playing the game to the mutual support of their team but also the number they wear on their back.

I look forward to seeing this game for one strong reasoning; the Brumbies will play the game with a certain style, structured, calculated, domineering, and possession.
The Blues however will take a different road, unstructured, fast, frenetic, willing and wanting...

Oh and sorry there is a few secondary things Iím interested in, Flavell burying Bernie's ass... serious. Oh yeah and then thereís Keven Mealamu, Tony Woodcock and Ali Williams who are not going to chill and let their collective buttís be kicked by a bunch of Aussies.

Blues just mayÖ may be interested in winning the game from the front.
We lost this game the minute McAlister broke his jaw.

Dumbo
14-03-06, 10:28 PM
Any news on when he's coming back?
Still can't believe that the Blues don't have a quality backup 1st 5

Ripper
14-03-06, 11:17 PM
They go elsewhere where they can start (at least thats what Nick Evans did)

Dumbo
15-03-06, 12:00 AM
Is that what happened with one of the Wellington 1st 5's as well?

Ripper
15-03-06, 12:05 AM
Originally posted by Dumbo@Mar 15 2006, 02:00 PM
Is that what happened with one of the Wellington 1st 5's as well?
You mean David Holwell?

Dumbo
15-03-06, 03:25 AM
Did he play NPC for the Blues?

Ripper
15-03-06, 06:26 AM
Yeah, Northland (In the Blues Region).

But I think it had more to do with loyality to the Canes Franchise, while he played NPC last year for Northland after spending a year in Ireland, he had spent preety much his entire adult career playing for Wellington in the NPC and the Canes in the Super 12.

Toeava's supposed to be a Fly Half (or at least he can play it). I still think it was a mistake letting him go to Wellington... just hope he doesn't stay for good.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
15-03-06, 06:32 AM
we are gonna win..i hope we do hahaha..but we have the players to execute a victory..its time they actually put in work

Rassie
15-03-06, 07:58 AM
Amazing but i have to agree with `the branch manager`, that`s my feeling too, i think Blues will win this one! Close call but i`d pick Auckland

Mr. Laxative
16-03-06, 05:51 AM
Originally posted by The TRUTH!!@Mar 14 2006, 09:38 PM
Hey Jacko said they would win by 31,thats not very generous

I would have picked the Brumbies by more ,but Giteau and Ashley-Cooper aren't playing.

Although on the Brumbies website they reckon Cooper is a slight chance of returning for this game.
ashley-cooper is playing!

Dumbo
16-03-06, 09:43 AM
Head to Head:
Brumbies: 15 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14 Clyde Rathbone, 13 Stirling Mortlock (captain), 12 Gene Fairbanks, 11 Mark Gerrard, 10 Stephen Larkham, 9 George Gregan, 8 Jone Tawake, 7 George Smith, 6 Daniel Heenan, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Alister Campbell, 3 Nic Henderson, 2 James McCormack, 1 Bill Young.

Replacements: 16 Saia Faingaa, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Adam Wallace-Harrison, 19 Julian Salvi, 20 Patrick Phibbs, 21 Joel Wilson, 22 Ben Batger

Blues: 15 Isa Nacewa, 14 Viliame Waqaseduadua, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Rua Tipoki, 11 Joe Rokocoko, 10 Tasesa Lavea, 9 John Senio, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Troy Flavell, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Greg Rawlinson, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tony Woodcock.

Replacements: 16 Tim Dow, 17 Saimone Taumoepeau, 18 Kurtis Haiu, 19 Angus MacDonald, 20 Steve Devine, 21 Ben Atiga, 22 Brent Ward

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
17-03-06, 01:30 AM
dam..tasesa lavea is still alive?..

ripper your useless...giv me my water gun back...

if the blues lose this game!...i will not post in the womens rugby section for a whole 2months!..

Ripper
17-03-06, 03:02 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Mar 17 2006, 03:30 PM
dam..tasesa lavea is still alive?..

ripper your useless...giv me my water gun back...

if the blues lose this game!...i will not post in the womens rugby section for a whole 2months!..
He just wont die.

Ripper
17-03-06, 03:07 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Mar 17 2006, 03:30 PM
dam..tasesa lavea is still alive?..

ripper your useless...giv me my water gun back...

if the blues lose this game!...i will not post in the womens rugby section for a whole 2months!..
He just wont die.

aussie1st
17-03-06, 07:01 AM
Brumbies have had problems winning in Auckland but surely they can win this one. It will be interesting seeing how much the affect of losing Giteau it.

samb√£d5
17-03-06, 09:40 AM
why ward still hasnt got into the 1st 15 baffles me.

The TRUTH
18-03-06, 04:24 AM
Blues in front by 18 at half time

Brumbies should of scored at least 3 or 4 tries but they keep dropping the bloody thing and giving the Blues easy counter attack tries

They need to pull there finger out next half, there embarrassing themselves.

EVOL
18-03-06, 04:46 AM
Originally posted by sambad5@Mar 17 2006, 11:40 PM
why ward still hasnt got into the 1st 15 baffles me.
same here, i think hes a decent player who hasn't been given enough chances

Dumbo
18-03-06, 05:16 AM
Blues 25, Brumbies 15
Shame on you Brumbies, shame on you

The TRUTH
18-03-06, 05:18 AM
Brumbies played so bad they actually made the Blues look half decent (and that aint easy)

Ripper
18-03-06, 06:17 AM
Were the Brumbies really undefeated coming into this game?

I just earnt myself a tidy $20, I love you Nucifora. Towards the end we showed the signs of 2003 again, can't wait till we finally play McAlister at 10 and Lavea ends up in Chiros backyard.

sanzar
18-03-06, 06:28 AM
Originally posted by Ripper@Mar 18 2006, 06:17 PM
Were the Brumbies really undefeated coming into this game?

I just earnt myself a tidy $20, I love you Nucifora. Towards the end we showed the signs of 2003 again, can't wait till we finally play McAlister at 10 and Lavea ends up in Chiros backyard.
I had an incling this one might go against the brumbies... I just wasn't brave enough to pick it with the Blues form. Oh well, I guess that goes to show the value of Nucifora's time with them, there's nothing like an inside man to expose a sides weaknesses.

Mr. Laxative
18-03-06, 06:50 AM
Brumbies just didn't play well, the blues diserved to win, however the ref was a bit shoddy as well.

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
18-03-06, 08:57 AM
mayn...the refs have been useless in all games..

so soft.....and they slow down the whole bloody game..so much for our exciting super 14 first season..the refs have been ruining the action with slow and stupid calls

gud stuff blues....still lavea is like 20seconds slow in knowing what to do with the ball when he gets it...

i like how the aussie guys on inside rugby hyped up tawake only for him to get shutdown every ball carry he had...flavell is making great strides from terrorising japanese players that were calling him "godzillwa"...
our midfield are getting better but real slowly and execution is still looking silly..

all gud tho..im happy

samb√£d5
18-03-06, 09:55 AM
quick poll: is it too late for the blues? round six, not half way, big win over the brumbies.


warratahs, bulls, stormers, force are there next games, so the next two will be very important, and if they win both, they will slaughter the other 2. sharks, cheeters, cats, also very beat-able. cheifs after that, who seem to be the blues bogie team.

imo, if we can beat the tahs and bulls we have a very good chance.

esoj
18-03-06, 10:02 AM
the ref was crap to both teams. it was good to see the blues of old running it with confidence and backing themselves to score. lavea is not a great first five but the forwards got him some nice ball to play with and then guys likt tuitavake did the rest.

ward from what i have heard from a source just came back from injury. hopefully he does start soon though he is a class act. put nacewa at 10 and then bring ward on at fullback.

nik
18-03-06, 11:00 AM
lavea kicked the ball too many times in the 2nd half...the cross kick worked well once only...they should spread the ball more often...they hav one of the most exciting backlines...so why do they do cross kicks so often??
lavea was still crap...the blues forwards did all the hard work and which overshadowed the crap performance by lavea...we need mccalister to play at first five...he will surely give the team some direction.

aussie1st
19-03-06, 05:15 AM
Brumbies should have scored in the first 20, that proved the difference. Blues deserved to win they were clearly the more dangerous side.

Rassie
20-03-06, 08:39 AM
Blues are back in business! Let`s see them next week !