Manawatu v Northland
taniwharugby last edited by Duluth
Our 2 starters living in Auckland (Hyland & Hallam-Eames) still unavailable, as well as Tu'ungafasi who would likely start.
Have heard Olsen may not be able to travel due to the impending birth of a child, Rob Rush was in a moon boot in some pics I saw earlier in the week, so he will be gone.
Ranger, Tua still unavailable, unsure on Tom, but likely unavailble.
My team, based on assumptions above:
Te Whata-Colley*, Wright, Uluilakepa (although I expect they'll start Wright, Tou, Uluilakepa)
Pryor, McNamara, Maa'u
Macilai, N Cooper, Rush
*I think Te Whata-Colley can play both sides, if not, Li to start there in my team
Northland Team to play Manawatu Turbos
Corey Te Whata Colley
Justin Davies ( Injury cover)
Kalani Going ( injury cover)
Up to 16 players unavailable or injured .
Jordon Olsen ( (maternity leave)
Brady Rush ( back next week)
Jack Goodhue (not available until Feb 2020)
Tamati Tua ( back next week)
Rene Ranger (back next week)
Tom Robinson (possible return towards the end of the Season)
Rob Rush (MCL 4 x weeks)
Isileli Manu (next week suspension)
Dan Hawkin (next week suspension)
Stuck in Auckland due to lockdown
Liam Hallam Eames
George Tuineau (Ongoing HIA)
Part of the squad but not used
Renata Roberts Tenana ( injury cover)
@steven-harris damn, had forgotten about Allan Craig!
Jeez that is a pretty strong list of players unavailable...potentially 8-11 starters!
@taniwharugby that’s a few unavailable, the good news is we should have a few more bods back on deck next week..
Is Tyler Laubscher out for the season ?
Very strong Turbos team ,
Going to be tough day at the office for a seriously depleted Taniwha outfit .
@cgrant Tyler Laubscher has an ongoing groin injury which has kept him out of rugby this year , he’s a real talent , we saw examples of that during his debut season last year.
Tim last edited by
Midfield clash looks interesting.
@tim as long as Hohaia doesnt go lone ranger and break the connection with the men either side of him when he rushes out like he does so often at this level and club footy.
Just seen this will be Josh Goodhues 50th...jeez he's had a few knocks along the way, hope he gets the W to celebrate, ruin that useless Aaron Smiths return haha
Blowing penalties. Stop start.
Jeez that was a tough call on blakes pass
That looked close to a penalty try
@anonymous bit far out, but if in 22 def
Corey putting the heat on his opposite
Manawatu up offside, we flying off our feet...ref needs to take control
Pisi way out of position with 1 man down...Reihana missing another tackle
KiwiMurph last edited by
Reihana has real issues with his defence.
Breakdowns are a free for all, off feet, no clear release.
Lack of accuracy and cohesion
Dice last edited by
Gregory got lost on defense.
@dice usually Hohaia, but that was Gregory lost connection that time
Man this is painful...
@kev sadly no.
Look poorly coached, lack of energy, despite some good players
@kev last year...
Our ball security this year has been atrocious
@kev when you look at our lineup, we should be much better than this, which points to coaching, attitude and morale.