Wellington v Otago
Stargazer last edited by Duluth
15 Trent Renata (Oriental-Rongotai)
14 Julian Savea (Oriental-Rongotai) (c)
13 Thomas Umaga-Jensen (Wainuiomata)
12 Regan Verney (Old Boys University)
11 Ben Lam (Tawa)
10 Jackson Garden-Bachop (Northern United)
9 Kemara Hauiti-Parapara (Tawa)
8 Galu Taufale (Poneke)
7 Du’Plessis Kirifi (Loan Player)
6 Mateaki Kafatolu (Petone)
5 Will Mangos (Old Boys University)
4 Sam Lousi (Marist St Pats)
3 Alex Fidow (Oriental-Rongotai)
2 Leni Apisai (Northern United)
1 Tolu Fahamokioa (Tawa)
16 Asafo Aumua (Avalon), 17 Sitiveni Paongo (Tawa), 18 Joe Apikotoa (Hutt Old Boys Marist), 19 Chris Middleton (Northern United), 20 Teariki Ben-Nicholas (Old Boys University), 21 Sheridan Rangihuna (Hutt Old Boys Marist), 22 Billy Proctor (Marist St Pats), 23 Losi Filipo (Petone).
15 Fletcher Smith, 14 Latu Vaeno, 13 Sio Tomkinson, 12 Tei Walden (captain), 11 Jona Nareki, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Jono Ruru, 8 Mika Mafi, 7 Adam Knight, 6 Josh Furno, 5 Josh Dickson, 4 Blair Tweed, 3 Hisa Sasagi, 2 Sekonaia Pole, 1 Craig Millar.
16 Ricky Jackson, 17 Aki Seiuli, 18 Donald Brighouse, 19 Joke Koroi, 20 Slade McDowall, 21 Josh Renton, 22 Hayden Parker, 23 Vilimoni Koroi.
Has Aumua played more than 60 minutes in a game before during the Mitre 10 cup? With Apisai going off early (I think in 14th minute?), it will be interesting to see if he can play well for that long. I'd expect he can.
Awesome try Ruru.
Sensational play Umaga Jensen.
Julian Savea very nearly butchers the try.
Clear grounding? Bullshit. It just wasn't clear and obvious that it was not grounded.
@kiwimurph And that's the U-J twin that's not in the Canes squad!
@stargazer youd have to think this one will make a wider squad somewhere.
@kiwimurph I remember reading somewhere that he's going back to Dunedin (to study) after the Mitre 10 Cup. Would be nice if there was room for him at the Landers.
Geez, that was almost a certain try to Otago! Nutbrown in the way.
Terrible drop from Savea.
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@stockcar86 Haha, I'd love to see that!
The fact that Wellington is so good this year proves IMO how shit Earl Va'a was as a coach the past few years. There was always the suspicion that his appointment was due to his family ties with Ken Laban, who is/was on the Wellington board, and Wellington's results this year only add to that suspicion.
Awesome try from Koroi! Totally surprised Ben Lam there.
This game deserves a draw ...
Higgins last edited by
I'm a traditionalist and just love the style of jersey that Otago are wearing
taniwharugby last edited by
Both teams did their best to bottle that last few minutes then the ref finishes it....