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Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

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)
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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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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:45 am

And that is what irritates me about Biggar. Stop diving, this is not soccer...
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Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:50 am

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...

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:51 am

Webb with a break, he is playing well but great defence from the Highlanders.
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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:53 am

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...
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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:54 am

Webb drops it over the line and knows it but still tries to claim the try...
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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:55 am

eirebilly wrote:Webb drops it over the line and knows it but still tries to claim the try...

Looking his usual sharp self though

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:55 am

So hard working as I said....but saying offers a lot doesnt actually say what he brings...interested in knowing what?

And no try for either...fair calls in both cases.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:55 am

Another potential try so close...

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:58 am

Nowell probably the best all round winger england have. Good across the board with no real weakness.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:58 am

owen10ozzy wrote:So hard working as I said....but saying offers a lot doesnt actually say what he brings...interested in knowing what?

And no try for either...fair calls in both cases.

He is like Earls, hits rucks, is very busy and offers a lot of pace in attack. I think his lines are very good in attack and off the ball makes defences uneasy. I think he is well worth his selection.
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 8:59 am

Did I hear rightly that we had a 6 on 1 yet Stander carried and we gave away a holding on penalty?

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:00 am

Henderson is having a good game.

RDW, no. It was not a 6 man overlap and Stander did not ruin a try scoring attempt. Not sure where you are hearing this...
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:00 am

CJ is having an absolute mare...just isnt at the races at the moment either.

Impressed with Lawes who again continues to show an innate abililty to scrap for every yard available..and Joseph showing his footwork again (also impresses me with his decision making...always seems to know when to just hold onto that ball and not go for the tempting offload)..

Cheers chaps...I like him for England but thats because I feel his industrious nature compliments our squad..not sure same can be said for Lions (and his showing up till now would seem to back that)

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:01 am

eirebilly wrote:Henderson is having a good game.

RDW, no. It was not a 6 man overlap and Stander did not ruin a try scoring attempt. Not sure where you are hearing this...

Talksport commentary said we had a 6 on 1 overlap!

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:02 am

owen10ozzy wrote:CJ is having an absolute mare...just isnt at the races at the moment either.

Impressed with Lawes who again continues to show an innate abililty to scrap for every yard available..and Joseph showing his footwork again (also impresses me with his decision making...always seems to know when to just hold onto that ball and not go for the tempting offload)..

Cheers chaps...I like him for England but thats because I feel his industrious nature compliments our squad..not sure same can be said for Lions (and his showing up till now would seem to back that)

To be fair to him he has put in a lot of minutes since arriving in NZ. Hopefully he improves!

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:02 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:
eirebilly wrote:Henderson is having a good game.

RDW, no. It was not a 6 man overlap and Stander did not ruin a try scoring attempt. Not sure where you are hearing this...

Talksport commentary said we had a 6 on 1 overlap!

It was 3 or 4 on 1 tight to the touchline

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by EST on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:03 am

Nowell is a great player, but lacks top-end speed.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:03 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:
owen10ozzy wrote:CJ is having an absolute mare...just isnt at the races at the moment either.

Impressed with Lawes who again continues to show an innate abililty to scrap for every yard available..and Joseph showing his footwork again (also impresses me with his decision making...always seems to know when to just hold onto that ball and not go for the tempting offload)..

Cheers chaps...I like him for England but thats because I feel his industrious nature compliments our squad..not sure same can be said for Lions (and his showing up till now would seem to back that)

To be fair to him he has put in a lot of minutes since arriving in NZ. Hopefully he improves!

He wasn't fit coming in, he could really have down with a week off to recharge

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:04 am

owen10ozzy wrote:CJ is having an absolute mare...just isnt at the races at the moment either.


3 turnovers already in the game. Not what I would call having a mare.
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by No9 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:04 am

Stander working himself into the mid week team.... He's being hit back time and time again... Really surprising.

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:04 am

EST wrote:Nowell is a great player, but lacks top-end speed.

Tommy Bowe at his peak was one of the best in the world but was never the fastest

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:06 am

That is true RDW...but the worry is...if the minutes are already telling then its only going to get worse...and if he isnt up to speed yet after said heavy workload..when will he be?

Mind its not just him..we are being driven back far to easily across the park..

ANOTHER PENALTY GIVEN AWAY! FRAK SAKE...NZ will kill us just on penalty give aways alone! So so sloppy!

And Lions concede the try...it was coming! LIONS ARE Poopie!

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:07 am

Henshaw shoots so unnecessarily out of the line and Payne does his best but misses the tackle. Try to the Higlanders.
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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by No9 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:07 am

Highlanders making this Lions lineup look average... Rolling Eyes

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:07 am

Was it a fair penalty on the buildup to the try?

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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:08 am

TMO did not even look at that, thats shocking

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Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:09 am

Oh dear..Courtney in trouble!! Just what we didnt need...

One thing that will come from the inquiry that will definitely follow this tour....never should we ever play such a heavy schedule again!

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:09 am

marty2086 wrote:TMO did not even look at that, thats shocking

Look at what, the potential blocking? Never in a million years, was a good try.
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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:09 am

Hope Lawes is ok - he was playing well up to that point

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Post by LondonTiger on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:10 am

owen10ozzy wrote:Oh dear..Courtney in trouble!! Just what we didnt need...


Injured or a card?

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:10 am

Good from Webb & Payne there

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by ebop on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:11 am

Damn, even in slo mo you can see his head snap back

Hope he's ok
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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:11 am

LondonTiger wrote:
owen10ozzy wrote:Oh dear..Courtney in trouble!! Just what we didnt need...


Injured or a card?

Hia- hopefully he will be ok

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Re: Highlanders v British & Irish Lions, June 13

Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:12 am

JJ u beaut! Good from zbiggar to.


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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:12 am

eirebilly wrote:
marty2086 wrote:TMO did not even look at that, thats shocking

Look at what, the potential blocking? Never in a million years, was a good try.

He clearly stepped across to block him, having to go about five feet to the right makes it look like he couldnt get near him

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Post by No9 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:13 am

Stuart Barnes is a real muppet. Has he got a clue when commentating. Last Saturday he said Hogg would take a long range penalty, when Hogg was off the field injured, and just know with the highlanders try he said Warbs missed the tackle, when Warbs wasn't there. I do wish Sky would put him out to grass...

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

JJ in for the try, Stander and Biggar busy in the build up but finished well by JJ. He has not been great in defence but good in attack.
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Post by owen10ozzy on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:13 am

Like a knife through butter! This is terrible to watch as a Lions fan...Seymour missing the catch...then no ability to tackle at all...once we do..we hold and give away the penalty again!

Simply struggling with the pace..and given half of this Highlanders is the 2nd team effectively thats a huge concern.

Joseph showing how big an attribute pace is at this level. Something to shout about anyhow.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:14 am

Talksport man is annoying me with his pronunciation.

He keeps saying High laaanders instead of Highlanders, if get what I mean...

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Post by No9 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:14 am

Biggar taking up the fly half challenge...

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:14 am

marty2086 wrote:
eirebilly wrote:
marty2086 wrote:TMO did not even look at that, thats shocking

Look at what, the potential blocking? Never in a million years, was a good try.

He clearly stepped across to block him, having to go about five feet to the right makes it look like he couldnt get near him

Its a good thing that exaggeration is not part of your vocabulary...
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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:14 am

WE'VE SCORED A TRY THIS IS NOT A DRILL

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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:15 am

No9 wrote:Biggar taking up the fly half challenge...

Not really, hes a mixed bag today

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:16 am

Lawes off permanently now


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Post by LordDowlais on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:17 am

It is going to be an interesting battle for the no.9 jersey between Murray and Webb. Webb is having a sublime game both in defence and attack, as did Connor Murray on Saturday, tough choices for Gatland.

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Post by RDW_Scotland on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:17 am

BigTrevsbigmac wrote:
No9 wrote:Stuart Barnes is a real muppet. Has he got a clue when commentating. Last Saturday he said Hogg would take a long range penalty, when Hogg was off the field injured, and just know with the highlanders try he said Warbs missed the tackle, when Warbs wasn't there. I do wish Sky would put him out to grass...

He also regularly gets player names wrong

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:19 am

First time I've heard Warbs mentioned 34 in

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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:19 am

Great break and pass from Sinkler but poor handling from Payne...
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Post by eirebilly on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:20 am

BigTrevsbigmac wrote:First time I've heard Warbs mentioned 34 in

He really is not in this game, still looks injured.
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Post by marty2086 on Tue 13 Jun 2017, 9:20 am

eirebilly wrote:Great break and pass from Sinkler but poor handling from Payne...

Great pass? billy sort out those eyes of yours

The pass was short Rolling Eyes

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