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Post by TightHEAD on Sun 11 Jun 2017, 7:36 am

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Highlanders British & Irish Lions
13 June 2017
KO: 19:35 NZST (8.35am BST)
Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

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A. FORM:

18 June 2005: Otago 19 - 30 British & Irish Lions

5 June 1993: Otago 37 - 24 British & Irish Lions

8 June 1977: Otago 17 - 12 British & Irish Lions

B. TEAMS:

Highlanders 
01. Daniel Lienert-Brown
02. Liam Coltman
03. Siate Tokolahi
04. Alex Ainley
05. Jackson Hemopo
06. Gareth Evans
07. Dillon Hunt
08. Luke Whitelock (C)

09. Kayne Hammington
10. Lima Sopoaga
11. Tevita Li
12. Teihorangi Walden
13. Malakai Fekitoa
14. Waisake Naholo
15. Richard Buckman

16. Greg Pleasants-Tate
17. Aki Seiuli
18. Siosuia Halanukonuka
19. Josh Dickson
20. Jimmy Lentjes
21. Josh Renton
22. Marty Banks
23. Patrick Osborne

British & Irish Lions
15 Jared Payne – Ulster, Ireland, #830
14 Jack Nowell – Exeter Chiefs, England, #828
13 Jonathan Joseph – Bath Rugby, England, #809
12 Robbie Henshaw – Leinster, Ireland, #824
11 Tommy Seymour – Glasgow Warriors, Scotland, #813
10 Dan Biggar – Ospreys, Wales, #821
9 Rhys Webb – Ospreys, Wales, #820

1 Joe Marler – Harlequins, England, #811
2 Rory Best – Ulster, Ireland, #793
3 Kyle Sinckler – Harlequins, England, #814
4 Courtney Lawes – Northampton Saints, England, #826
5 Iain Henderson – Ulster, Ireland, #808
6 James Haskell – Wasps, England, #823
7 Sam Warburton (capt) – Cardiff Blues, Wales, #800
8 CJ Stander – Munster, Ireland, #831

16 Ken Owens – Scarlets, Wales, #829
17 Jack McGrath – Leinster, Ireland, #827
18 Dan Cole – Leicester Tigers, England, #794
19 Alun Wyn Jones – Ospreys, Wales, #761
20 Justin Tipuric – Ospreys, Wales, #786
21 Greig Laidlaw – Gloucester Rugby, Scotland, #810
22 Owen Farrell – Saracens, England, #780
23 Elliot Daly – Wasps, England, #822

Warbs is fit!
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by Exiledinborders on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:53 am

Three dropped balls from Payne. Not Lions standard.

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Post by Rugby Fan on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:54 am

We need an Irish try now for a Home Nations full house.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:54 am

Biggar needs to come off, his passing is starting to go everywhere

Henderson though with some big carries in the build up to that try, having a pretty good game so far

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Post by BamBam on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:54 am

LordDowlais wrote:Dan Cole and Ken Owens on, what an upgrade to have on the bench.

Given the form of the starters, that's debatable, especially at tighthead

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:54 am

That has to be Payne no not seen as a test 15 for the Lions...
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:56 am

BamBam wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:Dan Cole and Ken Owens on, what an upgrade to have on the bench.

Given the form of the starters, that's debatable, especially at tighthead

Not to mention that the scrum which the Lions had the advantage in is now starting to go backwards

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:57 am

Outstanding from Henderson clap
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:57 am

Too many pens given away by Lions but great rucking on 5m line turnover & kicked out by Laidlaw.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by robbo277 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:58 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:Some people say interceptions are lucky but Tommy Seymour gets a ridiculous number of them - great to hear he's got one today

Eddie Jones would disagree with the first statement. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/01/21/eddie-jones-expects-visual-awareness-coach-bring-bryan-habana/

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:58 am

Pen given away at lineout by awj

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:59 am

And that leads to good push over try by Highlanders forwards

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by BamBam on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:59 am

Great from Henderson, its excellent to have a second row on the field who can hit with real power at the ruck

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by Gooseberry on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:59 am

eirebilly wrote:
owen10ozzy wrote:Slow out of the blocks.....ball given away cheaply (another intercepted pass) during our first real attackinh break...Getting knocked on our arse plenty in the tackling...

That about sums it up so far...also can someone enlighten me as to what Jack Nowell brings to the team?  He seems like the James Milner of International Rugby...i.e. works hard but brings little else to the table...

Nowell is a very hard working winger. I think he offers a lot in attack.

This looks a try for Webb at the least, maybe for Seymour as well...

Nowell does have good all round attributes and is an attacking threat ...but he isnt one of thos eplayers who can just make tries out of relatively inoucuous situations through sheer pace, skill and reading the game like Watson, Seymour, Daly and Hogg. Those are the sorts of players the Lions will have to look to if they are going to match the All Blacks on the try count rather than choking the game and having 3 goal kickers argue over who takes the penalties.
The backs have got into this game at least and kept the scoreboard operator awake, but its relied on individual brilliance as much as any coached plan or well executed passages of play.

Some positive signs but there needs to be another step up for the tests.

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:00 am

Converted 20-22

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:01 am

Wow...hammered again! Our pack has been decimated at times today...physically in the ruck..maul and the tackles we have been 2nd best! Isnt that supposed to be our strength?

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:01 am

robbo277 wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:Some people say interceptions are lucky but Tommy Seymour gets a ridiculous number of them - great to hear he's got one today

Eddie Jones would disagree with the first statement. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/01/21/eddie-jones-expects-visual-awareness-coach-bring-bryan-habana/

Worth saying I'm not 'some people' - I think it is all about skill and anticipation and Seymour is fantastic with it. He has a ridiculous number of interceptions for both Glasgow and Scotland, and is rarely caught in no mans land by going for ones he was never due to get.

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:02 am

Scrum pen given against a puzzled Cole

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:02 am

Dare I say that the front row has looked poor without Best and Sinckler?
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by robbo277 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:02 am

I think the players to go off early are being looked at for the bench this weekend and possibly the test bench? So Sinckler, Best and Webb will probably be on the bench for the Maori, so Gatland wants to rest them up now.

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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:03 am

LordDowlais wrote:Dan Cole and Ken Owens on, what an upgrade to have on the bench.

This upgrades working a treat Rolling Eyes

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:03 am

Daly on for Payne takes a catch over his head & calls mark

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:06 am

Some good pressure & handling from 3/4s earns a pen for the Lions

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:07 am

I am sorry Welsh fans but Dan Biggar really is theatrical...
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by BamBam on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:07 am

marty2086 wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:Dan Cole and Ken Owens on, what an upgrade to have on the bench.

This upgrades working a treat Rolling Eyes

Laugh


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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:08 am

Bad miss for Farrell. Not like him at all.
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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:08 am

Tips on for Warbs, Farrell for Biggar.

Farrell takes kick & the jeers from the crowd see it just miss

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:08 am

I would be mightly worried if I was Gatland that we have been outmuscled today and mostly during key moments in the game...although that said it isnt our straight starting front row.

Since Webb went off we have looked all at sea for the most part..Laidlaw im afraid wont be getting near the test sides.

We are now almost at the conclusion of the 4th game and I have to say the improvements arent coming quick enough for me in terms of getting to the 1st test in good enough form to trouble NZ.

Whilst many will say we have yet to line up with our full 15 its also important to remember that each of our opponents have lined up without their 1st teams yet all have given us extremely tough games and troubled us far too often.

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Post by alfie on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:09 am

Shocked to see Farrell miss that !

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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:09 am

I see the V2 trolls are out again. Rolling Eyes

I was only pointing out the quality we have on the bench, yet you two just want to troll rather than talk about the game.

Typical. Rolling Eyes

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:09 am

BigTrevsbigmac wrote:Scrum pen given against a puzzled Cole

Bizarre decision with the Highlands LH going straight to the deck unable to support his own weight, I can see why he's aggrieved. Payne and Henderson very average by standards needed (sorry Ulster fans).


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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:09 am

AWJ carries into trouble & maul forms & he is turned over.

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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:10 am

Scott Quinell saying Warburton has had a good game Laugh

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Post by BamBam on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:10 am

owen10ozzy wrote:I would be mightly worried if I was Gatland that we have been outmuscled today and mostly during key moments in the game...although that said it isnt our straight starting front row.

Since Webb went off we have looked all at sea for the most part..Laidlaw im afraid wont be getting near the test sides.

We are now almost at the conclusion of the 4th game and I have to say the improvements arent coming quick enough for me in terms of getting to the 1st test in good enough form to trouble NZ.

Whilst many will say we have yet to line up with our full 15 its also important to remember that each of our opponents have lined up without their 1st teams yet all have given us extremely tough games and troubled us far too often.

I agree with much of this, but both the Blues and Crusaders had their first choice sides out, this is the first game where the All Blacks have been pulled out of the squad (Maori squad members too)

Not sure that makes it any better!

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Post by BamBam on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:11 am

LordDowlais wrote:I see the V2 trolls are out again. Rolling Eyes

I was only pointing out the quality we have on the bench, yet you two just want to troll rather than talk about the game.

Typical. Rolling Eyes

No, you were being snide and it backfired

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:11 am

Really could have done with that penalty

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:11 am

marty2086 wrote:Scott Quinell saying Warburton has had a good game Laugh

No surprises there & no surprise to hear Barnes the Buffoon agreeing with him

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Post by kingelderfield on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:12 am

Lions trying to give this away......

Also we'll need replacements;

Launchbury and Care

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Post by robbo277 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:12 am

owen10ozzy wrote:I would be mightly worried if I was Gatland that we have been outmuscled today and mostly during key moments in the game...although that said it isnt our straight starting front row.

Since Webb went off we have looked all at sea for the most part..Laidlaw im afraid wont be getting near the test sides.

We are now almost at the conclusion of the 4th game and I have to say the improvements arent coming quick enough for me in terms of getting to the 1st test in good enough form to trouble NZ.

Whilst many will say we have yet to line up with our full 15 its also important to remember that each of our opponents have lined up without their 1st teams yet all have given us extremely tough games and troubled us far too often.

I know what you mean. Saturday will be the real acid test. Near enough a Lions test 23 against tough opposition a week before the test series. It will be the tests guys last run-out, less than a good-looking win for the Lions will be a worry.

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:13 am

BigTrevsbigmac wrote:
marty2086 wrote:Scott Quinell saying Warburton has had a good game Laugh

No surprises there & no surprise to hear Barnes the Buffoon agreeing with him

He was very quiet in the first half but he was certainly very good for the time he was on in the second half.
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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:13 am

BigTrevsbigmac wrote:AWJ carries into trouble & maul forms & he is turned over.

It only becomes a maul though when Cole joins though which is utter stupidity

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Post by ebop on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:13 am

Lol

Lions get tickled up in the scrum and throw their toys
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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:13 am

Big scrum for the Highlanders there turnover & pen

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:13 am

Dan Cole has again been outmuscled. He has had no impact since he came on.
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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:14 am

eirebilly wrote:
BigTrevsbigmac wrote:
marty2086 wrote:Scott Quinell saying Warburton has had a good game Laugh

No surprises there & no surprise to hear Barnes the Buffoon agreeing with him

He was very quiet in the first half but he was certainly very good for the time he was on in the second half.

No he was visible in the second half, its only in comparison to the first half was he very good

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Post by alfie on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:15 am

Frustrating ... Two tries to one since HT but behind now with five minutes left...

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:15 am

23-22 with 6 to go

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:15 am

The Highlanders replacements having far more impact than the Lions replacements.
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Post by kingelderfield on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:15 am

Too many mistakes by the Lions. Just not clinical enough.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:17 am

BamBam wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:I see the V2 trolls are out again. Rolling Eyes

I was only pointing out the quality we have on the bench, yet you two just want to troll rather than talk about the game.

Typical. Rolling Eyes

No, you were being snide and it backfired

FFS.
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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 10:17 am

I'm still struggling to understand how AWJ is on tour instead of Launchbury.

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