Round One: Reds v Hurricanes

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

  1. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Reds take on the Canes in Brisbane... going to go with the Canes on this one but expect the Reds to put in a good performance.
    Again would be nice to see who’s playing.
     
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  3. DAVID SMITH!!!....DAVID SMITH!!!...DAVID SMITH!!!...
     
  4. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    How'd he not end up playing for the Blues? (other than having players like Doug Howlett and Josevata Rokocoko).

    Still would be good to see the lineups
     
  5. GO THE CANES!!

    w00t im quite excited :D

    *waits for the line-up's to be named and released*
     
  6. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Reds will be without Cordingley,Latham,C.Brown :angry: Johansson(dropped for showing up late to training) and Cooper (dropped for the same reason as Lloyd)

    Thats 4 of their starting backline players.

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    The big news in Wellington this week is.....

    Who stole captain Hurricanes Hurriplane???

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    He doesn't look to happy about about it

     
  7. Wally

    Wally Guest

    Quade Cooper wouldn't have started and Johansson's shithouse form from last season had carried over into this year's trials. Still, the Reds had little backline depth to begin with so losing any player is going to have a negative impact.

    Possible Queensland XXII

    1. Greg Holmes*
    2. Sean Hardman*
    3. Rodney Blake*
    4. James Horwill^
    5. Hugh McMeniman*
    6. Mitchell Chapman
    7. David Croft*
    8. John Roe* ©
    9. Nic Berry
    10. Berrick Barnes
    11. Peter Hynes
    12. Andrew Brown
    13. Ben Tune*
    14.
    15. Clinton Schifcofske

    16. Stephen Moore*
    17. Ben Coutts/Anthony Mathison^
    18. Ed O'Donoghue/Cameron Treloar
    19. Tom McVerry/AJ Gilbert
    20. Will Genia
    21. Ryan Nicholas
    22. Henari Veratau

    * denotes Australian representation, ^ denotes Australian A representation

    Arguably the competition's best young forward pack, but they are inexperienced and still a few years away from peaking. Could have done with a Sharpe or Kefu around to lead the way but ah well. At this stage the backline lacks any real penetration so they'll be relying on some decent ball from the forwards this year so their kickers Berrick Barnes and Schif have some room to breath. Under Eddie Jones this Queensland teams, like all good Queensland teams, will look to be very strong defensively.
     
  8. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Hey Wally, whats the story with Nicholas? i heard he was still in Japan and wouldn't be available for the first month or so.
     
  9. Wally

    Wally Guest

    I wasn't aware dude. That could well be right and is probably the reason his name hasn't been thrown up for a starting birth with the suspension of LJ. He certainly took no part in any of the trials.
     
  10. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Last I heard Nicholas wont be coming over anymore. He seemed to have snubbed the Reds...and I dont blame him.
     
  11. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Red's centre Lloyd Johansson and rookie fly-half Quade Cooper out for not turning up to practise on time.
     
  12. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Welcome to the other day mate :p
     
  13. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Whoops
     
  14. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Head to Head:
    REDS:
    15 Clinton Schifcofske
    14 Henari Veratau
    13 Ben Tune
    12 Andrew Brown
    11 Peter Hynes
    10 Berrick Barnes
    9 Nic Berry
    8 John Roe ©
    7 David Croft
    6 Mitch Chapman
    5 Hugh McMeniman
    4 James Horwill
    3 Rodney Blake
    2 Sean Hardman
    1 Greg Holmes
    Reserves:
    16 Stephen Moore
    17 Ben Coutts
    18 Ed O'Donoghue
    19 AJ Gilbert/Tom McVerry
    20 Will Genia
    21 Charlie Fetoai, 22 Brando Va'alu.

    HURRICANES:
    15 Cory Jane
    14 Hosea Gear
    13 Conrad Smith ©
    12 Ma'a Nonu
    11 David Smith
    10 Jimmy Gopperth
    9 Chris Smylie
    8 Thomas Waldrom
    7 Nili Latu
    6 Luke Andrews
    5 Bernie Upton
    4 Paul Tito
    3 Neemia Tialata
    2 Tone Kopelani
    1 John Schwalger
    Reserves:
    16 Mahonri Schwalger
    17 Tim Fairbrother
    18 Bradley Mika
    19 Serge Lilo
    20 Alby Mathewson
    21 Tamati Ellison
    22 Tana Umaga.

    Not looking good for the Reds at all...
     
  15. DAVID SMITH!!!! DAVID SMITH!!!! DAVID SMITH!!!!...and corey jane at fullback??..thats pretty cool coz if he can cover that as well as he played wing last year then we have another utility back for the allblacks...

    id like to see mika at 8 and waldrom at 6 tho..but what a turn of events for nili latu..one of the most ruthless losse forwards in new zealand joins the gang of sooialo,masoe and jerry collins....OUCH!!!..when those fellaz come back...oh hell..
     
  16. Wally

    Wally Guest

    What's your home address?
     
  17. I'm sooo excited :D

    WE'RE GUNNA ROLL THE REDS..lmao.

    I'm really really interested in seeing how ol Clinton Schifcofske goes!
     
  18. Wally

    Wally Guest

    1 Greg Holmes
    2 Sean Hardman
    3 Rodney Blake
    4 James Horwill
    5 Hugh McMeniman
    6 Mitch Chapman
    7 David Croft
    8 John Roe ©
    9 Nic Berry
    10 Berrick Barnes
    11 Peter Hynes
    12 Andrew Brown
    13 Ben Tune
    14 Henari Veratau
    15 Clinton Schifcofske

    16 Stephen Moore
    17 Ben Coutts
    18 Ed O’Donoghue
    19 Tom McVerry
    20 Will Genia
    21 Charlie Fetoai
    22 Brando Va'alu

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    If the Reds are to win this one it will be through the forwards - solid set pieces - and on the back of some hard, gutsy defence. In the backs watch out for Genia, Fetoai, Va'alu - Queensland's next wave of Wallaby potential talent - and ofcourse Berrick Barnes and Schifcofske. Also keep an out out for the two props and Hugh McMeniman, they may well be starting Wallabies come World Cup time.
     
  19. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Should be a good match up front with Tialata, Kopelani and Schwalger vs Holmes, Hardman and big Rodney Blake... both offer a lot of muscle.

    Be good to watch.
     
  20. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    For some reason that just seems like a promotional competition thing........ :eek: Surely if someone has taken it they'd be locked up? No?
     
  21. Yep, I heard that the Reds are going to focus on playing 10 man Rugby to win this game, trying to use their forwards to beat the Hurricanes pack. Should be interesting...
     
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