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New Zealand Barbarians v British & Irish Lions
3 June 2017
KO: 19:35 NZST (8.35am BST)
Toll Stadium, Whangarei, North Island

Live on Sky Sports, Sky Sports HD and SkyGo

Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Touch judges: [tbc]
TMO: [tbc]

A. FORM:

These teams have not played each other before.

B. TEAMS:

New Zealand Barbarians 
1. Aidan Ross (Bay of Plenty)
2. Sam Anderson-Heather - captain (Otago)
3. Oliver Jager (Canterbury)
4. Josh Goodhue (Northland)
5. Keepa Mewett (Bay of Plenty)
6. James Tucker (Waikato)
7. Lachlan Boshier (Taranaki)
8. Mitchell Dunshea (Canterbury)

9. Jack Stratton (Canterbury)
10. Bryn Gatland (North Harbour)
11. Sevu Reece (Waikato)
12. Dwayne Sweeney (Waikato)
13. Inga Finau (Canterbury)
14. Sam Vaka (Counties Manukau)
15. Luteru Laulala (Counties Manukau)

16. Andrew Makalio (Tasman)
17. Tolu Fahamokioa (Wellington)
18. Marcel Renata (Auckland)
19. Matt Matich (Northland)
20. Peter Rowe - vice captain (Wanganui)
21. Richard Judd (Bay of Plenty)
22. Jonah Lowe (Hawke's Bay)
23. Junior Ngaluafe (Southland)

British & Irish Lions
15. S Hogg (Scotland)
14. A Watson
13. J Joseph
12. B Te'o (all Eng)
11. T Seymour (Sco)
10. J Sexton (Ire)
09. G Laidlaw (Sco)

01. J Marler (Eng)
02. R Best (Ire)
03. K Sinckler (Eng)
04. A Jones (Wal)
05. I Henderson (Ire)
06. R Moriarty
07. S Warburton
08. T Faletau (all Wal)

16. J George
17. M Vunipola (both Eng)
18. T Furlong (Ire)
19. G Kruis (Eng)
20. J Tipuric
21. R Webb (both Wal)
22. O Farrell (Eng)
23. J Payne (Ire)


C. PREVIEW



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Post by Scottrf on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:54 am

lostinwales wrote:
RDW_Scotland wrote:We're looking pretty blunt in attack - we're just doing one out passes and running into them!

Hmmm, its not like any of the home teams play like that Headscratch
None of that!

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:55 am

I know you've got to build a lead but will we really learn anything by kicking for goal?

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:56 am

What a waste from the Barbarians but what a cover tackle from Falatau thumbsup
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Post by Scottrf on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:56 am

Fantastic from Faletau! Not just the tackle but holding him up

Pass should have come earlier

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:57 am

Great work by Faletau.

Laidlaw's box kicking has been fantastic we're just not doing anything with it!

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:57 am

Great tackle that by Faletau, Hogg did well there too.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:58 am

I'm surprised as I was reading that hogg couldn't tackle.

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:59 am

Need to wake up. We look half asleep at the moment.

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:59 am

Hammersmith harrier wrote:Great tackle that by Faletau, Hogg did well there too.

Yeah Hogg didn't panic by committing too early.

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:00 am

Sexton hasn't had a good 20 minutes.

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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:02 am

He hasn't been the worst!

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:03 am

AWJ and Henderson are not working defensively. Sexton looks blank in attack and should be replaced by Farrall at 1/2 time.

The lions being out played by the NZPB's here and now they score...
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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:03 am

We're very much 2nd best with the aerial battle which is a worry given NZ are the best in the world at it!

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Post by nathan on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:03 am

Henderson hasn't had a great start

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Post by carpet baboon on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:05 am

Warbs injured?

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:08 am

Shocker from Hogg there

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:10 am

Nice mini break by Hogg but a poor pass to Watson then messing up on halfway.

We need to calm down across the park!

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:11 am

Cool heads required which is why I feel Farrall should come on in the second half. Sexton still looks to be carrying a niggle.

Seems very little on field leadership, only Faletau looks to be in control.
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Post by Scottrf on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:12 am

Teo is looking like a threat.

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:12 am

Much better from the Lions

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:13 am

Lions centers are very robotic and uninspiring, Laidlow just keeps kicking the ball away, Hogg as always good with ball in hand but everything else bang average, Sexton playing himself out of a test start, Henderson is missing tackles and restarts.

All in all, pretty uninspiring so far. Crying or Very sad

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Post by Scottrf on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:14 am

LordDowlais wrote:Lions centers are very robotic and uninspiring, Laidlow just keeps kicking the ball away, Hogg as always good with ball in hand but everything else bang average, Sexton playing himself out of a test start, Henderson is missing tackles and restarts.

All in all, pretty uninspiring so far. Crying or Very sad
You reckon? Teo has taken the ball with pace a couple of times carrying hard with good distribution when needed.

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:15 am

Sinckler, Watson, Teo and Faletau have all started well but it is only 30 minutes in. Henderson and AWJ quickly playing themselves out of contention, falling off tackles all over the place.

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:16 am

Scottrf wrote:
LordDowlais wrote:Lions centers are very robotic and uninspiring, Laidlow just keeps kicking the ball away, Hogg as always good with ball in hand but everything else bang average, Sexton playing himself out of a test start, Henderson is missing tackles and restarts.

All in all, pretty uninspiring so far. Crying or Very sad
You reckon? Teo has taken the ball with pace a couple of times carrying hard with good distribution when needed.

Teo has been poor. As has Joseph, we need some inspiration in the center, not this turgid stuff.

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:17 am

I'd actually forgotten how good Faletau is, he'd been so poor the past year but looks back to his best now.

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:18 am

That wasn't even close from Sexton

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:18 am

Stand out Lions so far:-

Moriarty
Faletau
Seymore


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Post by No 7&1/2 on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:18 am

Te'o and Joseph poor? Dear me ld talks tripe.

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:19 am

Faletau has been superb, country mile the best player on the field. Cemented as test starting 8.

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 am

We are playing headless rugby not heads up rugby. Trying to force it.
Warbs on the line running into his own man. Losing the ball in contact just now.

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 am

Worst Lions so far:-

Hogg
Sexton
Henderson

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 am

Te'o is the Lions second best player so far and is making yards every time.

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Post by compelling and rich on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:20 am

extremely poor first half from the lions, with hogg, sexton and warburton being the worst for me. warbs coming off a injury so maybe give him a slight pass

only positives so far would be teo, and toby looking sharp

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:22 am

Nobody is nailing a spot after this performance so far. Te'o and Moriarty have looked handy, Hogg looks nervous.

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:23 am

Faletau
Sinkler
Te'o
Moriarty

All very good.
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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:24 am

Sexton needs to be hooked at halftime!

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:25 am

Who's on the bench?

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:25 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:Sexton needs to be hooked at halftime!

Along with a few others.

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Post by BigTrevsbigmac on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:25 am

Hammersmith harrier wrote:Who's on the bench?

Half the test starters

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Post by RDW on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:26 am

I'm amazed the ref hasn't gone to the tmo once given how many times we got over the line.

Poor half!

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Post by compelling and rich on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am

yeah would add moriarty as a positive. only two forwards who have impressed is him and toby. warbs been non existent, two second rows been poor and front row havent got much going against a small pack

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Post by eirebilly on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am

Farrall surely has to come on for Sexton now. Been poor from Sexton who I feel must be carrying a niggle.

AWJ and Henderson have been very poor defensively, especially Henderson and Warburton has just not got into the game.

On the positives, Watson has looked a big threat in attack, Te'o has made ground everytime he has touched the ball and Faletau has been superb.

Composure needed in the second half.
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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:27 am

Who are the replacement backs ?

At the moment we need to up our game at 9,10,13,15.

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Post by nathan on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:29 am

Laidlaw isn't looking up, the amount of times he's passed instead of running through a gap

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:29 am

nathan wrote:Laidlaw isn't looking up, the amount of times he's passed instead of running through a gap

This.100%

He also kicks far too much.

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Post by compelling and rich on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:29 am

kruis tips and farrell are the obvious choices to come on

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Post by LordDowlais on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 am

compelling and rich wrote:kruis tips and farrell are the obvious choices to come on

Is Webb on the bench ?

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Post by Hammersmith harrier on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:30 am

Sinckler has been good in the loose but do agree that the scrum has been as dominant as it should be.

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Post by mikey_dragon on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:31 am

RDW_Scotland wrote:I'm amazed the ref hasn't gone to the tmo once given how many times we got over the line.

Poor half!

I'm not watching... I did warn folk about NZ refs last season though.

Is it this bad? Hopefully we come to life in this half.

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Post by nathan on Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:31 am

it's a typical first lions performance. ref has been fine really

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