Round 9: Blues v Stormers

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dumbo, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Well then… the Blues (11th on the ladder) take on the Stormers (10th). Stormers won last week by the slimmest of margins whilst the Blues took it to the Bulls.
    Crucial to this game is selection… Lavea has made no friends at all…
     
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  3. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Hopefully the Backline will be something along the lines of :

    9. Senio
    10. Nacewa
    11. Rocokoko
    12. McAlister
    13. Tuitavakie
    14. Howlett
    15. Brent "Better then Dumbo" Ward
     
  4. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Easy tiger... but yup agree that’s the backline I'm hoping to see.
    Has there been any rumours of McAllwayshurt being back from injury?
     
  5. mcallister has recovered from his broken jaw, but noosie doesnt want to rush him back into the lineup because oh his lack of game-time/fittness. tuituvaki however, has had a colision with a goal post, and will most likely miss the match. macdonald is out injured, and braid is also still on the injury list.

    most likely, you will see 10) mcallister/necawa 11)rokococo 12)necawa/mcallister, 13) tupoki, 14) howlett/mr W 15 ward.
     
  6. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Rua at 13? yup... would like to see that.
     
  7. Hmm..ima pick the blues for this one...it'll be a close game.
     
  8. Any news on the Stormers team yet?

    I'd back them to win by 7.
     
  9. Stormer

    Stormer Guest

    I would go same as last week with maybe Joe van Niekerk starting at no.8 instead of Adri Badernhorst.
     
  10. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    yeah go the stormers
     
  11. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Go the Blues... if they win this one and Lavea isn't playing at 1st5 then he may be out for good. If that happens then the Blues could be a player towards the end of the competition.

    Don't underestimate the Blues... there's a lot of talent in that side, a lot.
     
  12. esoj

    esoj Guest

    well braid howlett and macdonald are all out for the blues. macAlister might be back but not confirmed yet.

    in training nacewa was at 10 rua at second five and macAlister was in the opposing group.

    info take from http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/488120/695699


    I think the blues will just be too good again and should win this fairly easily
     
  13. Rassie

    Rassie Guest

    Stormers lost all their home games (well, they have a draw but in `point` terms it`s a defeat, you can have 2 points even if you lose ) but they won vs Cats at Ellis and vs Western Force !

    I think it will be a close call ! Being a SA team i`ll pick them to win!
     
  14. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Head to Head:
    Blues: 1 - Tony Woodcock, 2 - Kevin Mealamu (Captain), 3 - John Afoa, 4 - Greg Rawlinson, 5 - Ali Williams, 6 - Troy Flavell, 7 - Onosai'i Tololima Auva'a, 8 - Nick Williams, 9 - John Senio, 10 - Isa Nacewa, 11 - Joe Rokocoko, 12 - Rua Tipoki, 13 - Anthony Tuitavake, 14 - Viliame Waqaseduadua, 15 - Brent Ward.
    Reserves: 16 - Tim Dow, 17 - Saimonie Taumoepeau, 18 - Kurtis Haiu, 19 - Regan Tamihere, 20 - Junior Poluleuigaga, 21 - Luke McAlister, 22 - Ben Atiga.

    Stormers: 1 - JD Moller, 2 - Hanyani Shimange, 3 - Eddie Andrews, 4 - Andries Bekker, 5 - Gerrie Britz, 6 - Luke Watson, 7 - Schalk Boof Burger, 8 - Adri Badenhorst, 9 - Bolla Conradie, 10 - Naas Olivier, 11 - Marius Joubert, 12 - Jean De Villiers, 13 - De Wet Barry (Captain), 14 - Tonderai Chavhanga, 15 - Joe Pietersen.
    Reserves: 16 - Schalk Brits, 17 - Neil Fullard, 18 - Henk Eksteen, 19 - Joe Van Niekerk, 20 - Neil De Kock, 21 - Peter Grant, 22 - Jongi Nokwe.
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    Woohoo... Lavea didn't even make the bench!
     
  15. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Dumbo where do you get your team lineups from?

    I cant decipher half the dribble on the SA sites ....... so i find it hard to get there lineups
     
  16. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    From allblacks.com, only problem is they only focus in on Kiwi's sides.
    For the others I go to planetrugby.com, it's a bit of a **** around cause you they don't list it head to head (just got to bring both teams up and copy and paste)
     
  17. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Now can I safely call Truth an idiot for saying that all the Force backs were better then Nacewa?
     
  18. nik

    nik Guest

    Nacewa is one of the most quality players in the blues squad and the most valuable...i dont know why wayne pivac doesnt select him to play for fiji....
    if nacewa was eligible for the allblacks then henry would have selected him and their would be no need to develop isaih toeava....
     
  19. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I thought Nacewa played fullback for the All Blacks on the end of season tour last year?
     
  20. nik

    nik Guest

    nope....nacewa played a few minutes for fiji in last the world cup...

    it was isiah toeava who played for the allblacks at FB against scotland last year
     
  21. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Interesting game... Fiji could have a serious 1st5... that’s gonna be real good for the islands...

    Number 6 is interesting.... keen, strong, hungry but the discipline thing...
    Flavell really must be in contention for the All Black 6 jersey... If any ones been watching Collins of late will now that he's been not 110% of his normal self...

    Can Flavell play lock?
     
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