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The TRUTH

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Originally posted by Groen_en_Goud@Jan 27 2006, 04:28 PM
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I can't wait for the Force to run out in front of the Melbourne crowd!!!! I hope they kiss the emblem and hand out free Western Force tee shirts.

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robotic69

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Does anybody know the starting line up for the crusaders vs the cheethas game in Melboure. R the big guns for the crusaders playing?
 
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Serge

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Originally posted by robotic69@Jan 27 2006, 09:30 PM
Does anybody know the starting line up for the crusaders vs the cheethas game in Melboure. R the big guns for the crusaders playing?
It was in the press today, can't remember it though, I do recall:
9 Keven Senio
10 Dan Carter
11 Stephen Yates
12 Aaron Mauger
13 ?
14 ?
15 Scott Hamilton

8 Brad Mika
7 McCaw

Looks like most if not all the big guns are there. Interesting to see Mika at 8. I would not of thought he had enough gas to be at the back.
 
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THE CHIROPRACTOR101

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gas?....do you mean as endurance throughout a game becoz he scored a 50 metre try last year and showed great speed in other trys and runs

he is in a funny position..i was hoping he stayed in auckland..hes too small for a lock on the international scene but dam hes very versitile..great if not the best ball handling forward in new zealand and has great step..also makes crunching tackles and rarely misses a any..hes missing something tho
 
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Zambaman

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Originally posted by Serge+Jan 27 2006, 08:59 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Serge @ Jan 27 2006, 08:59 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-robotic69
@Jan 27 2006, 09:30 PM
Does anybody know the starting line up for the crusaders vs the cheethas game in Melboure. R the big guns for the crusaders playing?
It was in the press today, can't remember it though, I do recall:
9 Keven Senio
10 Dan Carter
11 Stephen Yates
12 Aaron Mauger
13 ?
14 ?
15 Scott Hamilton

8 Brad Mika
7 McCaw

Looks like most if not all the big guns are there. Interesting to see Mika at 8. I would not of thought he had enough gas to be at the back. [/b]
Just checking the Sport section for today, and it looks like:
1 Somerville
2 Kopelani
3 Johnstone
4 Filipo
5 Jack
6 Thorne
7 McCaw ©
8 Mika
9 Senio
10 Carter
11 Yates
12 McIntyre
13 Ralph
14 Gear
15 Hamilton.

Reserves: Paulo, Crockett, O'Neil, Tanerua Latimer, Ellis, Mauger, Steven Brett, Ben Franks, Mulipola, Craig Clarke, Tim Taylor.

Taylor and Mulipola play for Nelson Bays don't they?
 
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THE CHIROPRACTOR101

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yeh..i guess rico brang some friends..by that i mean the cantab scouts
 
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nik

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The Hurricanes have kicked off their pre-season Super 14 campaign in style by beating the Brumbies 40-7 in Masterton, scoring six tries to one.

Jason Eaton, Lome Fa'atau, Jimmy Gopperth, Conrad Smith and Hosea Gear crossed the line for the Hurricanes. Gear scored twice.

Coach Colin Cooper says while it is pleasing to have his players involved in a game situation, there are several things they need to work on. He says protection of the ball is one area, as they turned it over too often.

The Hurricanes led 14-nil at halftime.

http://xtramsn.co.nz/rugby/0,,12416-5317305,00.html
 
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..::ERIC::..

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It was a pretty scrappy game really. The Hurricanes seemed to defend, defend, defend and then score brilliant 70m tries from handling errors by the Brumbies.
 
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rugged

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So what are the Reds doing this weekend and who is going?

I think Miller will give Barnes first priority at five eighth this year. Didn't he play five eighth in all the games in South America?
 
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nik

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western force team to take on crusaders

Western Force squad

J.Hilgendorf, C.Shepherd, S.Staniforth,T.Mailata, G.DeBartolo, D.Ioane, H.Sare, S.Daruda, B.James, L.MacKay, C.O'Young, M.Henjak, T.Davidson, S.Fava, M. Hodgson, R.Brown, L.Doherty, M.Windle, D.Pusey, N.Sharpe, J.Welborn, P.O'Connor, D.Te Moana, D.Fitter, T.McIsaac ©, L.Holmes, B.Cannon, G.Hardy, A.Scott

http://www.globalsuper14.com/news/show_art...sp?id=405&cat=4

EDIT...not sure if this is the actual line up...but these are the players that will be playin in the game
 
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The TRUTH

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Emirates Western Force go down to Crusaders in Melbourne
Saturday, 28 January 2006
RugbyWA


The Emirates Western Force have gone down to Super 12 champions, the Crusaders, at trial game at Olympic Park in Melbourne before a crowd of 11,557.
On a wet track and in muggy conditions, with both sides dropping their fair share of ball, the New Zealanders - boasting All Blacks Richie McCaw, Dan Carter, Reuben Thorne, Greg Somerville, Aaron Mauger, Chris Jack and Rico Gear - defeated the Perth team 36 to 19.
The Emirates Western Force were the first to score in a mistake-ridden first half. Awarded a penalty, the forwards drove to within inches of the try line, from the resulting lineout, then threw the ball wide to Scott Staniforth who'd joined the backline from his blindside wing. The try was converted by Brock James. Score 7-0.
In the 8th minute, a kick-through from Crusader flyhalf Dan Carter was lost by the Emirates Western Force and the ball was swung first to the right, and then to the left, with Steven Yates going over for the try. The score was not converted. Score 7-5.
The Crusaders next score came from a kick-through and chase in the 20th minute, with the slippery ball evading the grasp of two Emirates Western Force defenders, allowing Yates to post his second. Try converted by Dan Carter. Score 7-12.
The New Zealanders were quickly back on the attack, and from a lineout in the 26th minute, they drove forward with captain Richie McCaw peeling from the maul and scoring in the corner. The try was not converted. Score: 7-17.
In the 34th minute, Emirates Western Force number eight Tim Davidson grubbered the ball through for flyer Scott Staniforth, who beat his Kiwi defender in the chase to post his second five-pointer. The try was not converted by Brock James. Score 12-17.
Half time: 12-17.
After half time, Nathan Sharpe, Scott Fava, Brennan Cannon, David Fitter, Digby Ioane, Lachlan MacKay and Cameron Shepherd joined Matt Henjak and Scott Staniforth (who both started the game) in making their debut for the Emirates Western Force but couldn't stop the Crusaders, who seemed far more comfortable with the slippery ball as the game wore on.
In the 44th minute, Crusader Aaron Mauger charged down a clearance kick from Lachlan MacKay to score the New Zealanders' fourth try. It was converted by Dan Carter. Score 12-24. Another chargedown by the Crusaders almost led to another try in the 48th minute.
When referee Brett Browden missed a Scott Yates knock-on in the 53rd minute, and the visitors momentarily paused for the whistle, Crusaders fullback Scott Hamilton crossed the line after a series of passes. The try was converted by Stephen Brett. Score 12-31.
In the 69th minute, Emirates Western Force prop Angus Scott scored a pushover try from a lineout taken by lock Pat O'Connor. The try was converted by Lachlan MacKay. Score 19-31.
In the 73rd minute, Crusaders Tim Taylor broke through for the Crusaders sixth try. The try was not converted. Score 19-36.
FINAL SCORE: Emirates Western Force 19 - Crusaders 36 at Olympic Park, Melbourne.
Emirates Western Force: Tries - Staniforth 2, Scott 1. Conversions - James 1, MacKay 1.
Crusaders: Tries - Yates 2, McCaw, Mauger, Hamilton, Taylor. Conversions - Carter 2, Brett 1.
Crowd: 11,557
 
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Groen_en_Goud

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At Sun City

1st Match
SHARKS defeated BULLS 13 - 10

2nd Match about to start...
 
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nik

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Talent-rich NSW gave Waratahs coach Ewen McKenzie some selection problems as his Super 14 team defeated a star-studded Blues combination 28-21 in a trial match at Central Coast Stadium.

The Waratahs scored three tries to two and actually expanded their 13-7 lead in the second half when the Blues fielded their stronger line-up.

The visitors fielded ten All Blacks in the second half, but made few in roads against an NSW combination which included just five Wallabies.

Prize NSW recruit Wendell Sailor had few opportunities on the wing during the first half, but displayed neat footwork on the occasions he got the ball and also came infield looking for work.

It was the Waratahs' second straight trial win following their 21-5 conquest of the Brumbies last week, while the Blues, coached by former Brumbies mentor David Nucifora slipped to another defeat following a loss to Queensland last week.

Fullback Peter Hewat gave NSW a 3-0 lead with an early penalty, but the Blues hit back with a converted try to halfback John Senio.

NSW retaliated through a try to centre Morgan Turinui off a pass from five-eighth Sam Norton-Knight.

Hewat added the only points of the second quarter with a 47 metre penalty after the siren.

The Waratahs' second half line-up started in perky fashion, with Rocky Elsom, who had been switched from flanker to lock, crossing off a pass from young fullback Daniel Halangahu.

All Blacks speedster Joe Rokocoko squeezed over in the left hand corner to help cut the deficit to six points.

However a Tim Donnelly penalty and a try to Stephen Hoiles gave the Waratahs an imposing 28-14 lead.

The only score of the final quarter was a try after the fulltime siren to inside centre Luke McAllister who converted his own five-pointer.

While NSW looked lively in the third quarter it spent much of the fourth under pressure, with its lineout not functioning smoothly.

After the game McKenzie was reluctant to nominate impressive youngsters, but lock Will Caldwell and Halangahu were among the less experienced members of the squad to turn in decent performances.

"We did better on the scoreboard in the second half, but we probably fell down technically speaking, particularly in the forwards with the lineouts and the kick-offs," McKenzie said.

"I think we started the second half well and looked good but we fizzled a little bit towards the end and they started getting repeated possession."

Asked about Sailor's impact on debut, McKenzie said: "It was difficult, he didn't have much ball, so when he did get it he was getting it with the opposition at the same time."

Former Queenslander Sailor said the Blues were probably the quickest team the Waratahs would play against and added he would probably continue to move into inside centre occasionally.

But wasn't getting carried away with the Waratah's pre-season success.

"I've won a lot of trials before with Queensland and it didn't really work (in the season proper)," Sailor said.

Nucifora said he thought his team had the better of the second and fourth quarters, whilst giving the Waratahs the upper hand in the first and third.

"They exposed us a couple of times in a few areas, which is good, that's what you want, you want to be exposed at this time of the year, all in all it was a very worthwhile performance from both teams," Nucifora said.

He added he wasn't disappointed with where the Blues were at as he had been pushing his players hard at training.
 
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sanzar

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It's only the trials, so we shouldn't read too much into it, but it's a good sign that a Tah's outfit like that could beat a Blues line up with 10 All Blacks.
 
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rugged

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How bout Dell getting all upset at the Reds for doing a campaign to boo Wendell.

Geez, as if the QLDers wouldn't boo him anyway.

Maybe he's feeling a bit traiterous.
 
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sambãd5

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Originally posted by rugged@Jan 29 2006, 09:55 PM
How bout Dell getting all upset at the Reds for doing a campaign to boo Wendell.

Geez, as if the QLDers wouldn't boo him anyway.

Maybe he's feeling a bit traiterous.
how much stick did he get once he turned to the greater code?
 
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Wally

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As much as I like Dell, he still turned his back on Queensland. I hope he dislocates his thumb. Twice.
 

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