Hurricanes v Brumbies

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by The TRUTH, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Match of the Round

    Both these teams come into this match pretty confident after close wins against tough opposition last week.

    Injuries could decide the winner of this one...

    The Hurricanes

    Nili Latu comes into the team in place of Serge Lilo at openside flanker, who injured his left knee against the Blues.At hooker, Mahonri Schwalger replaces Tone Kopelani for his Hurricanes starting debut, in a straight swap off the bench, and Hayden Hopgood comes into the playing 22 as loose forward cover.

    Hurricanes: 15 Cory Jane, 14 Hosea Gear, 13 Tana Umaga ©, 12 Tamati Ellison, 11 Ma'a Nonu, 10 Jimmy Gopperth, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Thomas Waldrom, 7 Serge Lilo, 6 Luke Andrews, 5 Bernie Upton, 4 Paul Tito, 3 Neemia Tialata, 2 Tone Kopelani, 1 John Schwalger
    Replacements: 16 Mahonri Schwalger, 17 Tony Penn, 18 Bradley Mika, 19 Hayden Hopgood, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 David Smith, 22 Shannon Paku


    The Brumbies will be without their captain Mortlock and vice captain Campbell for this match.Mortlock will miss Friday's match still suffering neck soreness and a bruised jaw, a result of a high tackle from Reds centre Lloyd Johansson, Campbell has also been rested to recover from a foot injury.

    George Smith has been named captain

    Brumbies team has not been named yet but i'd expect it to look something like this...


    bench: 16.S.Faingaa, 17.Maafu, 18.Stanford, 19.Tawake, 20.Phibbs, 21.Carraro, 22.Playford
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  3. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Brumbies looking good for me, although Canes at home. Think I went Brumbies -12.
  4. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest


    Somehow your info is wrong, your Hurricanes lineup still has Lilo & Kopelani in the staring spots.

    Anyway with the current form of Umaga & the Canes backline would be too much to handle for the Bumbies. I dont know why they still leave Smith on the bench when he is clearly the most exciting player....and why did they break up the Nonu / Umaga midfield partnetship??

    Canes by 13.
  5. esoj

    esoj Guest

    canes are in hot form right and I think they can pull off a win. brumbies without some players and will find it hard to match the canes out wide. hurricanes by 12.
  6. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Ta, it's those useless cnuts from Planet Rugby

    Here's the real squad....

    1 John Schwalger
    2 Mahonri Schwalger
    3 Neemia Tialata
    4 Paul Tito
    5 Bernie Upton
    6 Luke Andrews
    7 Nili Latu
    8 Thomas Waldrom
    9 Alby Mathewson
    10 Jimmy Gopperth
    11 David Smith
    12 Ma’a Nonu
    13 Tana Umaga (capt)
    14 Hosea Gear
    15 Cory Jane


    16 Tone Kopelani
    17 Anthony Perenise
    18 Bradley Mika
    19 Hayden Hopgood
    20 Chris Smylie
    21 Tamati Ellison
    22 Shannon Paku
  7. DAVID SMITH!!! DAVID SMITH!!! DAVID SMITH!!! he hasnt scored a try yet and is real naive..thats ok though..while teams focus on shutting him down entirely..the likes of hosea gear and corey jane get to move about while umaga and nonu just do there thing!
  8. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Canes take it out in a close one in the 80th minute.
    Final score was 11-10 to the Canes with big Thomas Waldrom dropping over the line after hooter.

    Shitful game from both teams... Canes had more oppurtunities whilst the Brumbies only looked good for about 20 mins.

    Injuries to Larkham and Umaga (both look to be to serious).

    One thing that both teams can take away from that game is that if they thought they where bad... the ref was worse.
  9. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    I met him randomly last year at a schools rugby tournament where he and other Auckland development players were helping out.....I had no idea who he was as he was unknown then....but when I said hi I could tell he was confident in his abilities cos he immediately said his name like he knew his name would be a star one day and he looked really confident in his speech and was not shy...almost forward he was in his of the guys I met that day I thought I better take note and remember his name.....

    ...though in fairness....I have not really seen him play that much. He kind of reminds me of Toeava.

    Either they sucked or the defence this year is getting better and everyone is following the AB model.

    I would probably say both teams were solid on defence.....they need the AB stars back in the mix to unlock these defences.
  10. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Super 14 has really gone down hill this year..
  11. how so? say give the ab's 2 or 3 games to settle and we will see big change in the score margins...

    they may say nothing bad about nz teams..i dont think the aussie teams have been spectacular and they have all wallabies available barring latham
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