Round One: Chiefs v Brumbies

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Dumbo, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Not a game to bet on.
    Could be a bloody good match here, although the Chiefs will most probably be missing two key players and the Brumbies should be able to pick their best squad.
    Still, the Chiefs have shown a lot of heart in the NPC so this could be a bit closer than expected.

    BUT then again the Chiefs have Lavea, I say no more.
     
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  3. -JJ-

    -JJ- Guest

    Should be interesting. Think Chiefs will miss David Hill a lot this year but hopefully will be able to step it up a little and make up for it in other areas. Feels extremely weird to be going to the rugby this early.
     
  4. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Also feels strange to have Lavea lurking out there somewhere ready to destroy years of pride...
    Any idea out there about just what the Chiefs backline is going to be?
     
  5. no mills and no sivi...but damn if you watched npc for the past 2 years and you watched counties then you know you have a gem in yound samoan wing "masaga"...slick mover allright!!..hes like anesi with sivivatus agility..how about that for a combo...also it would be good to see lauaki in full flight action!!!...go chiefs!
     
  6. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Lauki's out for the first couple of games after breaking his wrist in the warm up against the Blues, Messam to cover.
     
  7. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Messam isnt a bad replacement. His perfomance in the NPC had people talking about him in the All Blacks frame right after the RWC.

    He's got strength, skills, power and the speed to do well....after all he was the captain of the NZ 7s team.

    Lauaki is out of the first 4 rounds so that was a huge blow.

    Likely Chiefs lineup.

    1. Ben Castle
    2. Tom Willis
    3. Nathan White
    4. Jonno Gibbes [C]
    5. Keith Robinson
    6. Liam Messam
    7. Marty Holah
    8. Steven Bates
    9. Jamie Nutbrown
    10. Stephen Donald
    11. Lelia Masaga
    12. Tane Tuipulotu
    13. Richard Kahui
    14. Roy Kinikinilau
    15. Sosene Anesi

    16. Aled de Malmanche
    17. Simms Davison
    18. Kristian Ormsby
    19. Tanerau Latimer
    20. Brendon Leonard
    21. Tasesa Lavea
    22. Dwayne Sweeney


    Well, that would be the team I picked if I was Ian Forster but then again...



    P.S: Look out for Lavea this year.. :p
     
  8. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    I'm thinking...

    1. Ben Castle
    2. Tom Willis
    3. Nathan White
    4. Jonno Gibbes [C]
    5. Keith Robinson
    6. Liam Messam
    7. Marty Holah
    8. Steven Bates
    9. Jamie Nutbrown
    10. Stephen Donald
    11. Lelia Masaga
    12. Tane Tuipulotu
    13. Richard Kahui
    14. Roy Kinikinilau
    15. Sosene Anesi

    16. Aled de Malmanche
    17. Simms Davison
    18. Kristian Ormsby
    19. Tanerau Latimer
    20. Brendon Leonard
    21. Murray Williams ???
    22. Dwayne Sweeney

    Ball boy: Tasesa Lavea
     
  9. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Larkham will miss this match to be home with his expecting wife

    Heenan is also out

    They should lineup like this...

    1.Hendo
    2.JP
    3.Shep
    4.Campbell
    5.Chisolm
    6.Hoiles
    7.Smith
    8.AWH

    9.Gregan
    10.Huxley
    11.Rathbone
    12.Fairbanks
    13.Mortlock
    14.Gerrard
    15.AAC


    I have a feeling the Cheifs might win this one but it will be close.... match of the round for me!
     
  10. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    It will be a very interesting match, this one. I'd expect the Brumbies to come out on top, but only just.

    Team should look like:

    1. Nic Henderson
    2. Jeremy Paul
    3. Guy Sheperdson
    4. Al Campbell
    5. Mark Chisholm
    6. Dan Heenan/Stephen Hoiles
    7. George Smith
    8. Stephen Hoiles/Jone Tawake

    9. George Grean
    10. Julian Huxley
    11. Mark Gerrard
    12. Gene Fairbanks
    13. Stirling Mortlock
    14. Mark Gerrard
    15. Adam Ashley-Cooper

    Reserves:
    John Ulugia, David Palavi, Adam Wallace-Harrison, Jone Tawake/Julian Salvi, Patrick Phibbs, Christian Lealifaano, Peter Playford.

    That's a good team on paper - keep an eye on Playford.

    Not sure whether Dan Heenan is injured or not.
     
  11. GO BRUMBIES

    should be a good close match too bad i dont have pay tv. :(
     
  12. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    BRUMBIES TEAM

    1 Nic Henderson
    2 Jeremy Paul
    3 Guy Shepherdson
    4 Alister Campbell
    5 Mark Chisholm
    6 Julian Salvi
    7 George Smith
    8 Stephen Hoiles

    9 George Gregan
    10 Julian Huxley
    11 Mark Gerrard
    12 Gene Fairbanks
    13 Stirling Mortlock
    14 Clyde Rathbone
    15 Adam Ashley-Cooper

    16 Saia Faingaa
    17 Salesi Ma’afu
    18 Adam Wallace-Harrison
    19 Jone Tawake
    20 Richard Stanford
    21 Tim Wright
    22 Matt Carraro
     
  13. I think we're in with a good with a good chance. :)
     
  14. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    Where the hell is Dan Heenan?? Is he still injured?
     
  15. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    CHIEFS:
    15 Dwayne Sweeney
    14 Sosene Anesi
    13 Niva Ta'auso
    12 Tane Tu'ipulotu
    11 Anthony Tahana
    9 Jamie Nutbrown
    10 Chicken Legs Bates (???)
    8 Liam Messam
    7 Marty Holah
    6 Steven Bates
    5 Kristian Ormsby
    4 Jono Gibbes ©
    3 Nathan White
    2 Tom Willis
    1 Simms Davison

    Reserves:
    16 Aled de Malmanche
    17 Ben Castle
    18 Toby Lynn
    19 Tanerau Latimer
    20 Brendon Leonard
    21 Tasesa Lavea
    22 Lelia Masaga

    Bit more experiance than I figured for the Chiefs... as Lavea's on the bench there's still a chance...
     
  16. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Yep, still recovering from the same injury... and it looks like Frankie and A.Faingaa are also injured.

    The interesting thing about that Brumbies team is that there is no backup scrum half :blink: , they obviously dont plan on Gregan getting injured.



    I just noticed that the Chiefs have picked up Latimer, why the hell did the Crusaders let him go?
     
  17. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    Yeah, Luke Burgess is on stand-by as 23rd man and he's over there with the squad. He's not on the bench though and anyway a rate Phibbs much higher than Burgess.
     
  18. I hope the Chiefs win by 12 and under. :)

    I want maximum points dammit!!
     
  19. phoenix

    phoenix Guest

    @ The Truth
    Latimer plays for the Bay of Plenty, so the Chiefs got to pick him first. Last year he was with the Crusaders only because he was picked up in the draft.
     
  20. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Ahh i see, thanks.
     
  21. Fulltime in Hamilton.

    Brumbies 21 (Stirling Mortlock, Clyde Rathbone tries; Mortlock conv, pen, Huxley 2 pens) Chiefs 15 (Sosene Anesi 2 , Tane Tu'ipulotu tries)
     
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