Waikato v Taranaki
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1 Chris Gawler (19 caps)
2 Ricky Riccitelli (24)
3 Donald Brighouse (7)
4 Tupou Vaa’i (7)
5 Mitch Brown (c) (35)
6 Heiden Bedwell-Curtis (7)
7 Tom Florence (16)
8 Pita Gus Sowakula (22)
9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (39)
10 Stephen Perofeta (30)
11 Jackson Ormond (64)
12 Teihorangi Walden (18)
13 Sean Wainui (41)
14 Waisake Naholo (42)
15 Jayson Potroz (11)
16 Bradley Slater (6)
17 Jared Proffit (30)
18 Kyle Stwart (13)
19 Kaylum Boshier (8)
20 Lachlan Boshier (36)
21 Lisati Milo-Harris (6)
22 Daniel Waite (14)
23 Matty McKenzie (4)
Unavailable for selection: Reuben O’Neill (ankle), Jesse Parete (concussion), Kini Naholo (hamstring), Lukas Halls (knee) and Brayton Northcott-Hill (shoulder).
Unavailable for the season: Manasa Mataele (knee) and Fin Hoeata (shoulder).
McWhannell is finally fit again.
Just realised McWhannell is back. Hopefully gets a good run.
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Hugo Nankivell starting at 7 instead of Mitch Jacobson. Alex Nakivell's younger brother right?
Edit: Hugo is the older brother.
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A charge down of the Taranaki conversion attempt that looked suspiciously early. Still exciting to watch and just goes to show you should never give up trying to prevent the extra two points being given up without a fight. The kicker could always take it back a bit further to prevent the defenders getting to the kick. No [point taking it from about seven or eight metres from the posts when taking it back about 15 metres would make the kick no more difficult and would remove the possibility of a charge down to almost nil.
Great try from the Irish Maori
What a dick move from Riccitelli. Should have reversed the penalty. Didn't matter coz Taranaki ballsed up the line out.
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@Yeetyaah Frankly the penalty should have been marched ten metres forward due to the Waikato No 6 interfering with the Taranaki player after the penalty had been awarded in the first place.
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Clear blocking by the Taranaki guard dogs, try should be disallowed.
Fletch is having an average game.
Good stuff Waikato. Don't fuck it up now.
Fuck it's hard watching two games at once. Good try to Tucker.
Waikato running it in now. Alaimalo with a great try.
And the kick. 38-19 Waikato at 74 mins.
A very average 1st half but good to see Waikato finish the game strongly. It's been a while since we've won.
Naholo pretty much anonymous expect for dropping the ball from a kickoff.
@Yeetyaah Did Jacobson pick up a late injury? We were trying to work out who the replacement 7 was, not having paid any attention to the team list on the big screen.
@Bovidae Yeah must have. Hugo Nankivell was the replacement. I didn't go to the game this time, conflicting schedules.
@Yeetyaah Yeah, we worked out it was Nankivell once the app updated the team list.
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