Round 2: Chiefs v Hurricanes

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dumbo, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Both losers from last week at the hands of the Aussies now play each other in Hamilton.
    One thing I’d like to see from both teams is for their 1st5’s to step up and start making an impact as they are starting to look pretty ordinary compared to players from the other side of the Tasman.
    For the Hurricanes they will be without centre and captain Conrad Smith who’s out with injury and the Chiefs can breathe a sigh of relief as they will be without Lavea.
    Not sure if at this stage if Keith Robinson, Sione Lauaki or Richard Kahui will be cleared to play for the Chiefs.

    After last week who do I predict to win? Not sure.
    The Chiefs didn’t get to overshadowed by the Brumbies last week while the Canes really didn’t fire against the Reds (all credit to the Reds for their win as well, looks like a change in coaches is doing them well).
    If the Chiefs can field Robinson and Kahui I’m going with them in a ‘fingers crossed’ running game of rugby with few mistakes.
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  3. hey this an awesome chance for the canes to experiment there young guns!! i said the chiefs backs look

  4. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Head to Head:

    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/Tony Penn
    16 Mahonri Schwalger
    17 Penn/Anthony Perenise
    18 Brad Mika
    19 Hayden Hopgood
    20 Chris Smylie
    21 David Smith
    22 Shannon Paku.

    15 Sosene Anesi
    14 Lelia Masaga
    13 Niva Ta'auso
    12 Tane Tu'ipulotu
    11 Roy Kinikinilau
    10 Steve learn to kick Donald
    9 Brendon Leonard
    8 Liam Messam
    7 Marty Holah
    6 Steven Bates
    5 Jono Gibbes ©
    4 Toby Lynn
    3 Nathan White
    2 Tom Willis
    1 Craig West

    16 Aled de Malmanche
    17 Simms Davison
    18 Kristian Ormsby
    19 Tanerau Latimer
    20 Jamie Nutbrown
    21 Murray Williams
    22 Dwayne Sweeney.
  5. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    I think they should put corey Jane at wing imo hes more effective in that position. Put david smith as wing as well instead H Gear. Gear is alright but isnt that great (hes pretty powerful runner though) But yea go hurricanes!
  6. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    And bring Paku back to 15?
  7. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    interesting clash this one. both teams coming off a loss and a few changes for both teams. I think this will be quite high-scoring as both teams have backs that love to run and score tries. I will back the chiefs to win at home by 7 points
  9. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    I fully agree with a Paku, Jane, Smith back three...
    Jane is a fantastic winger... Paku when on form is great as well. Smith is too good to leave out as well. Hosea Gear has potential, but he doesn't fire as much consistently (when he plays <_< )
  10. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Half-Time 19-15 Canes

    Chiefs must have butchered at least 3 tries in the first half and have given away(softly) just as many.

    Still confident the Cheifs can pull out the win, they do look alot more dangerous than the Canes.
  11. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    26-18 Canes

    Can someone please teach the Cheifs how to tackle, Anesi in particular.
  12. Canes 29 Chiefs 25 cmon you chiefs!. :bravo:
  13. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    32-32 8 minutes left!!!

    GO CHEIFS!!!!!!!
  14. chiefs 32 29 canes

    32 all fark im nervous. :(

    Ive got 120 riding on this GO YOU CHIEFS! :)
  15. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Anesi you fcukwit!! :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
  16. :angry: WTF where they doing?!.I personally want to shoot whoever did that i was going to win $120 bucks. :wall:
  17. Fulltime at Hamilton.

    Hurricanes 39 (Matthewson, Lilo, Nonu, Umaga, Tito tries; Gopperth 3 cons, 2 pens) Chiefs 32 (Leonard, Messam, Kinikinilau, Willis tries; Donald 3 cons, 2 pens)
  18. what a crazy game!!!....

    world....masaga and smith...smith and masaga..this is the world...
    now entertain them!!!

    oh yeh and on that similar note...hosea gear > rico gear!!!..hosea is a MONSTER!!!..hes faster than his older brother too..looks a lot stronger
  19. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest


    Not a good effort really from the Chiefs, again poor positional play...
    Got to admit Hosea looks like a giant, 2nd game he's pushed through the first line of defence... great effort.
  20. nik

    nik Guest

    really enjoyed watching this game...loads of tries...bonus points for both teams. david smith needs to be starting i reckon. ma'a nonu doesnt seem to be in form at the moment. lelia masaga and david smith looked pretty even...smith possibly has a broader skill set
  21. hey! dont forget about hosea gear..his brother was a late bloomer in the test level frame..his brother fits that mold hes stronger and faster..but has a worse case of the "dropsies" as his brother hahaha..

    EVERYONE SEE UMAGA'Z STEP??..poor all blacks for you
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