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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby Russ » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:17 pm

damianmcr wrote:Peter-Steph du Toit. Sharks lock.

So we will sign him up this week
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby damianmcr » Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:18 pm

Sounds about right.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby damianmcr » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:45 am

Did anyone else just see the yellow card for the Crusaders winger for tackling Le Roux in the air? He got of very lightly there surely?
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby damianmcr » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:54 am

Crusaders with 4 tries in the second half already and 18mins in.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby lw7 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:51 am

damianmcr wrote:Did anyone else just see the yellow card for the Crusaders winger for tackling Le Roux in the air? He got of very lightly there surely?


Fonotia looked at Le Roux and should have dipped his shoulder sideways to avoid the contact (minimal). Guilty as charged.
The fact that Fonotia lead with his shoulder made it look even worse.
Obviously if you're not in a position to equi-challenge for the ball in the air best to wait and hussle for the ball when receiver has landed back down.
What made the collusion spectacular was the forward 'high jump' twist in the air that Le Roux employed.
If Fonotia had moved sideways, Le Roux would likely have fallen off his feet into a pile on the ground anyway.
Le Roux contributed something to the collusion with an unorthodox daring jump.
In real time it looked reckless but he did catch the ball in the process.

Would have been a straight red in Bloemfontein >EW
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby McMahon » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:26 am

Fotonia's collision with Le Roux was worse than Payne's episode. Crusaders 14 had his eyes on the man from yards out. Straight red if you're north of the line but yellow south? Le Roux didn't make a meal of it to be fair. Refs need to sort it before the WC.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby lw7 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:39 pm

Nehe Milner-Skudder. Another young NZ outside back destined for great things.
This Canes backline is frighteningly good..
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby lw7 » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:14 pm

Two of the best disallowed tries so far this season were 'scored' this past week..
The Smith > Naholo > Coltman > Smith > Sopoaga > Osborne touch down set the tone for the Highlanders.
Greg Inglis 90 m solo in Origin game 2 last Wednesday. Pulsating game at the MCG.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby againstthehead » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:41 am

lw7 wrote:Nehe Milner-Skudder. Another young NZ outside back destined for great things.
This Canes backline is frighteningly good..


He was electric tonight. Haven't seen quick feat like his in a while and the Savea brothers were outstanding. Hats off to Nonu though - playing like a 24 year old - what a beast.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby Snipe Watson » Sat Jun 27, 2015 12:19 pm

Rod Kafer is full of mad dog. He was lucky not to get a red for that assault.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby lw7 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 11:15 pm

againstthehead wrote:
lw7 wrote:Nehe Milner-Skudder. Another young NZ outside back destined for great things.
This Canes backline is frighteningly good..


He was electric tonight. Haven't seen quick feat like his in a while and the Savea brothers were outstanding. Hats off to Nonu though - playing like a 24 year old - what a beast.



Talking about real quick footwork, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck will be returning to NZ next year to play for the Auckland Warriors @ Mt Smart.

Finally getting to play in a Championship contending team has done wonders for Nonu's interest in Super Rugby :stir:
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby damianmcr » Sun Jun 28, 2015 1:37 am

Skudder has looked fantastic from what I've seen and deserves his call up to the AB's.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby Snipe Watson » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:02 pm

damianmcr wrote:Skudder has looked fantastic from what I've seen and deserves his call up to the AB's.

The ABs have an embarrassment of riches in the back 3. Downright unfair one could say. Just think of the quality of players they will have to leave out.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby Cap'n Grumpy » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:35 pm

Snipe Watson wrote:The ABs have an embarrassment of riches in the back 3. Downright unfair one could say. Just think of the quality of players they will have to leave out.

That's because they don't know what a back 3 player is ...

.... most Kiwi FB's are really centres but only a decent team like Ireland would recognise that.
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Re: Super Rugby 2015

Postby lw7 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:43 pm

damianmcr wrote:Skudder has looked fantastic from what I've seen and deserves his call up to the AB's.


We will get to read his interesting back story if he can squeeze into the 31 man AB squad I'm sure.
That would start with being fit for & turning in another strong performance in the Super Final.

From the disappointment of a RL career curtailed in Australia, coming back to NZ & reprogramming to Union from scratch, dealing with injury and eventually getting onto the senior panel of the Canes this year >appl

The staggering competition for AB squad slots & his lack of big game experience are against him. Has he played at centre this year?
Very similar player to Cory Jane. Upright runner and stepper, great awareness, nerveless...
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