Super 14 Trial Matches

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by riders of the storm, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Strong looking Auckland side, being very close to full strength. Clinton Schifcofske will start at Fullback as expected.

    Blues: 15 Ben Atiga, 14 Doug Howlett, 13 Anthony Tuitavake, 12 Sam Tuitupou, 11 Isa Nacewa, 10 David Holwell, 9 Steve Devine, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Onosai Tololima-Auva'a, 6 Justin Collins, 5 Troy Flavell (captain), 4 Greg Rawlinson, 3 Nick White, 2 Derren Witcombe, 1 Saimone Taumoepeau.
    Replacements: 16 Chris Heard, 17 Sam Biddles, 18 Anthony Boric, 19 Angus Macdonald, 20 Daniel Braid, 21 David Gibson, 22 Isaia Toeava, 23 Rudi Wulf, 24 George Pisi, 25 James Somerset, 26 Taniela Moa.

    Reds: 15 Clinton Schifcofske, 14 Brando Va'alu, 13 Henari Veratau, 12 Lloyd Johansson, 11 Peter Hynes, 10 Berrick Barnes, 9 Will Genia, 8 John Roe, 7 David Croft, 6 Tom McVerry, 5 Ed O'Donoghue, 4 Cameron Treloar, 3 Herman Hunt, 2 Sean Hardman, 1 Ben Coutts.
    Replacements: 16 Ole Avei, 17 Geoff Abram, 18 Gavin Warren, 19 AJ Gilbert, 20 Nic Berry, 21 Quade Cooper, 22 Andrew Brown, 23 Charlie Fetoai

    Date: Wednesday, 17 January
    Venue: Whangarei
    Kick-off: 18.00 (05.00 GMT)

    I think the Blues will win this one, but the Reds will go down fighting. Blues by 12.
     
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  3. Well, the Reds have lost 38-9.
     
  4. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    latham being out must have had a huge impact on this game
     
  5. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Well they were also without C.Brown,Tune,Blake,Holmes,Cordingley,McMenimen,Chapman,Moore,Horwill and Nicholas.

    The Reds have pretty poor depth and that Blues team looks very good (backline almost full strength) so i wouldn't have expected anything less than a convincing win for the blues.


    I hope you dont mind Rider, but i've changed the title of this thread so we can post all the trial results,line-ups etc.. in here.
     
  6. melon

    melon Guest

    I'm going to Force vs. Crusaders on friday (or saturday night??) during my venture to Melbourne. It should be a great game, however, apparently the all blacks players arent playing? Oh well im off to Melbourne in literally 5 mins...9 hour drive from the middle of nsw!!!
     
  7. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    Teams for the Force v Crusaders trial in Melbourne

    Crusaders:
    15.Paul Williams,14.Scott Hamilton,13.Casey Laulala,12.Rua Tipoki,11.Caleb Ralph,10.Stephen Brett,9.Andy Ellis,8.Jake Paringatai,7.Jonathan Poff,6.Kieran Read (captain, first half),5.Kevin O'Neill,4.Ross Filipo,3.Ben May,2.Ti'i Paulo,1Ben Franks.

    Reserves: Corey Flynn, Wyatt Crockett, Craig Clarke, Isaac Ross, Kevin Senio, Tusi Pisi, Tim Bateman, Brent Ward, Johnny Leo'o, Michael Paterson, Mose Tuiali'i, Peter Nixon, Campbell Johnstone


    Force:

    BACKS

    Brett Stapleton, Cameron Shepherd, Chris O'Young, Digby Ioane, James Hilgendorf, Junior Pelesasa, Matt Henjak, Ryan Cross, Scott Daruda, Scott Staniforth

    FORWARDS

    AJ Whalley, Brendan Cannon, Pek Cowan, David Pocock, David Pusey, Gareth Hardy, Luke Doherty, Matt Hodgson, Pat O'Connor, Richard Brown, Rudi Vedelago, Scott Fava ©, Tai McIsaac, Troy Takiari

    I'd expect that team to line-up something like this..

    1.Hardy
    2.Cannon
    3.Whalley/McIsaac
    4.Pusey
    5.Vedelago
    6.Brown
    7.Hodgson
    8.Fava
    9.Henjak
    10.Hilgendorf
    11.Ioane
    12.Staniforth
    13.Pelesasa/Cross
    14.Stapleton
    15.Shepherd

    Force should win by plenty
     
  8. -JJ-

    -JJ- Guest

    Reds v Blues game - Reds scoring was via 2 penalties and a drop goal. Who does that in a trial match..?
     
  9. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    'Canes go down in first season hit-out
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/3932881a1823.html

    to lazy to post the full article, but the canes lost. to the chiefs none the less.

    i would have gone for the cheifs anyway :)
     
  10. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest

    Pre-season game results should not be taken seriously. It gives no real indication of the teams form except that it gives the Coach the chance to see which players make the bench when the regular season kicks-off.
     
  11. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    we all know that, was just posting results and a corresponding arcicle :)
     
  12. I think the worst thing about that result was Eddie Jones' post match comments. He says that the only score that matters in a trial match is the halftime score :huh: The Reds were down 10-6 at halftime.

    Anyway, the Bulls have named their two sides for when they meet the two Lions sides on Saturday naming Richard Bands and Anton Leonard in the two sides. Richard Bands is a former Springbok prop who scored an awesome try against the All Blacks in 2003.

    Bulls (18.00 kick-off): 15 Johan Roets, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JP Nel, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Derick Hougaard, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Anton Leonard, 7 Wikus van Heerden, 6 Pedrie Wannenburg, 5 Victor Matfield ©, 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Rayno Gerber, 2 Gary Botha, 1 Jaco Engels
    Replacements: 16 James van der Walt, 17 Wessel Roux, 18 Danie Thiart, 19 Francois van Schouwenburg, 20 Adriaan Fondse, 21 Derick Kuün, 22 Nicholas Eyre, 23 Morné Steyn, 24 Wayne Julies, 25 Marius Delport, 26 Rocco Jansen

    Bulls XV (16.00 kick-off): 15 Stefan Basson, 14 Rocco Jansen, 13 Frikkie Welsh, 12 Dries Scholtz, 11 Marius Delport, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Nicholas Eyre, 8 Dewald Potgieter, 7 Deon Stegman, 6 Adriaan Fondse, 5 Francois van Schouwenburg, 4 Cliffie Milton, 3 Danie Thiart, 2 Derick Kuün, 1 Wessel Roux ©
    Replacements: 16 James van der Walt, 17 Richard Bands, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Gerhard Human, 21 Emile Verster, 22 Gerrie Odendaal, 23 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 24 Braam Gerber, 25 John Mametsa

    Lions Red XV: 15 Earl Rose, 14 Louis Ludik, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Doppies la Grange, 11 Colin Lloyd, 10 Louis Strydom, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Ernst Joubert (captain), 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Anton van Zyl, 4 Cobus Grobler, 3 Kenny McKenzie, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Heinke van der Merwe
    Replacements: Rest of squad

    Lions Blue XV: tbc

    Date: Saturday, 20 January
    Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
    Kick-off 1: 16.00 (14.00 GMT) - Referee: Willie Roos (SARU)
    Kick-off 2: 18.00 (16.00 GMT) - Referee: Mark Lawrence (SARU)

    Note: The Bulls play Lions Red, the Bulls XV play Lions Blue.
     
  13. 187

    187 Guest

    richard bands? is he that prop that ran like 20m or whatever to score? i can vaguely remember him scoring against the all blacks but i'm not sure if i'm imagining it or i hav the wrong guy
     
  14. Yep, I'm pretty sure that's him.
     
  15. The Crusaders again showed their class and depth with a 28-12 victory over the Force in Melbourne. It was 14-12 at halftime, but two late tries gave the Crusaders victory.

    Crusaders 28 (Jake Paringatai, Scott Hamilton, Brent Ward, Isaac Ross tries; Stephen Brett 2 cons, Brent Ward 2 cons) defeated Force 12 (Ryan Cross, Cameron Shepherd tries; Cameron Shepherd con)

    Crusaders: 15 Paul Williams, 14 Scott Hamilton, 13 Casey Laulala, 12 Rua Tipoki, 11 Caleb Ralph, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Andrew Ellis, 8 Jake Paringatai, 7 Jonathan Poff, 6 Kieran Read (captain, first half), 5 Kevin O'Neill, 4 Ross Filipo, 3 Ben May, 2 Ti'i Paulo, 1 Ben Franks.
    Replacements: 16 Corey Flynn (captain, second half), 17 Wyatt Crockett, 18 Craig Clarke, 19 Isaac Ross, 20 Kevin Senio, 21 Tusi Pisi, 22 Tim Bateman, 23 Brent Ward, 24 Johnny Leo'o, 25 Michael Paterson, 26 Mose Tuiali'i, 27 Peter Nixon.

    Force: 15 Drew Mitchell, 14 Digby Ioane, 13 Ryan Cross, 12 Junior Pelesasa, 11 Cameron Shepherd, 10 Jimmy Hilgendorf, 9 Chris O'Young, 8 Scott Fava ©, 7 Richard Brown, 6 David Pusey, 5 Rudi Vedelago, 4 Luke Doherty, 3 Troy Takiari, 2 Tai McIsaac, 1 Gareth Hardy
    Replacements: 16. Brendan Cannon 17. AJ Whalley 18 Matt Hodgson 19. David Pocock 20. Matt Henjak 21. Scott Daruda 22. Pek Cowan, 23 Scott Staniforth

    Onwards we move to tommorow's games and Samoa have named their XV for their clash with the Queensland Reds on the Gold Coast. Samoa will be hoping to improve on their 78-15 loss to the Cheetahs.

    Samoa: 15 Keli Ateria, 14 Mikaele Senio, 13 Pati Fetuiai, 12 Jerry Meafou, 11 Timoteo Iosua, 10 Lolo Lui, 9 Junior Poluleuligaga, 8 Ray Stark, 7 William Brame, 6 Justin Purdie, 5 Barry Papalii, 4 Mike Sala, 3 Pena Falefa, 2 Silao Vaisola, 1 Donald Kerslake (captain),
    Replacements (from): Loleni Tafunai, Iakopo Eti, Luti Pese, Ulia Ulia, Filisoa Faaiu, Marlon Solofuti, Notise Tauafao, Doug Sanft, Uale Mai, Asalemo Malo, Willy Lafaele.
     
  16. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    :(
    I know it's only a trial, but thats not the most encouraging sign if we cant put away a depleted side like that with the team we selected.
     
  17. -JJ-

    -JJ- Guest

  18. Keep in mind that they were still missing some players and that they were playing in Melbourne as well. I think some of the backline still needs more time to gel ;)
     
  19. Ah, what's in the news today...

    Well, the Queensland Reds got their first win of the year, with a 31-3 win over a young Samoan side last night on the Gold Coast. They lead 12-3 at halftime and put on 3 more tries in he 2nd half.

    Queensland Reds 31 (Roe, Genia, Veratau, Hynes, Croft tries; Schifcofske 3 cons) defeated Samoa 3 (Lui drop goal)

    The Waratahs got their year underway with a tight win over an undermanned Brumbies side, but lost 3 players to knee injuries Matt Dunning, Al Kanaar and Dave Dennis. The Waratahs lead 7-0 at halftime and scored another try in the 2nd half to secure the win.

    NSW Waratahs 12 (Kurtley Beale, Lachlan Turner tries; Daniel Halangahu con) defeated ACT Brumbies 0
     
  20. Juggernaut

    Juggernaut Guest


    That's the guy. He actually ran more 20m...it was about 45m. Abig solid unit.
     
  21. BokMagic

    BokMagic Guest


    That's the guy. He actually ran more 20m...it was about 45m. Abig solid unit.
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    Yup, it`s him alright- but it was only 22m, straight over Carlos Spencer. Encouragingly, did much the same in the warm-up game vs. the Lions with his 1st touch of the ball in more than 12 months.
     
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