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    Jaguares only played solidly, used spoiling tactics, basically got away with murder from offside play & at the breakdown... what really killed off the Canes were endless idiotic brain explosions, clearly the worst game we've played this year.

    J.Barrett gave away a stupid penalty try when he only had to force the ball down, Aumua was just as stupid throwing a long one down the back of the lineout when were only a few metres out from our own try line gifting them yet another try, we also lost most of our lineout ball through his atrocious throwing, our general kicking was really aimless, we couldn't even kick the ball out from some of the penalties we received, when we had possession didn't get enough numbers to the breakdown so they stole a fair bit of our ball, a ****in' nightmare performance by Canes.

    One area we did go well was at scrum time, which is normally our achilles heel, so at least that was something to take from the game.

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    Folau sacked by RA

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    Canes lack leadership, we really miss Dane Coles. I think the ref last night was not the greatest (not intentionally), and the argies played to that. We didn't adapt our game play.

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    Obviously J.Barrett could've easily avoided giving away a penalty try by just grounding the ball... but where is the logic where you are not allowed to hit the ball with your hands over your own dead ball line, but at the end of a game a player can turn around face his own goal line & kick the ball over the dead ball line to finish the match, it's total nonsense.

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    Sat 18th May {Auck} - 7.35pm

    https://www.superxv.com/scrafton-sta...gainst-chiefs/

    https://www.superxv.com/cane-returns...against-blues/

    BLUES : 1. Alex Hodgman, 2. James Parsons, 3. Ofa Tuungafasi, 4. Patrick Tuipulotu (co-capt), 5. Scott Scrafton, 6. Dalton Papalii, 7. Blake Gibson (co-capt), 8. Akira Ioane, 9. Jonathan Ruru, 10. Harry Plummer, 11. Rieko Ioane, 12. Ma’a Nonu, 13. TJ Faiane (VC), 14. Caleb Clarke, 15. Melani Nanai.
    Reserves : 16. Matt Moulds, 17. Lua Li, 18. Karl Tu’inukuafe, 19. Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20. Tom Robinson, 21. Augustine Pulu, 22. Otere Black, 23 Matt Duffie.

    CHIEFS : 15. Solomon Alaimalo, 14. Sean Wainui, 13. Tumua Manu, 12. Anton Lienert-Brown, 11. Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10. Marty McKenzie, 9. Brad Weber (captain), 8. Tyler Ardron, 7. Mitchell Karpik, 6. Pita Gus Sowakula, 5. Mitchell Brown, 4. Jesse Parete, 3. Angus Ta’avao, 2. Nathan Harris, 1. Atu Moli.
    Reserves : 16. Liam Polwart, 17. Aidan Ross, 18. Nepo Laulala, 19. Mitchell Jacobson, 20. Sam Cane, 21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22. Shaun Stevenson, 23. Alex Nankivell.

    Referee : Glen Jackson
    Assistant Ref 1 : Nick Briant
    Assistant Ref 2 : Dan Waenga
    TMO : Glenn Newman

    Odds : Blues $1.48 - Chiefs $2.59
    https://www.tab.co.nz/sports/event/1...blues-v-chiefs




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    Sun 19th May {Joburg} - 1.05am

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/...-against-lions

    HIGHLANDERS : Ayden Johnstone, Liam Coltman, Tyrel Lomax, Josh Dickson, Tom Franklin, Luke Whitelock (c), Dillon Hunt, Shannon Frizell, Aaron Smith, Josh Ioane, Patelesio Tomkinson, Teihorangi Walden, Rob Thompson, Jordan Hyland, Matt Faddes.
    Reserves : Ash Dixon, Daniel Lienert-Brown, Siate Tokolahi, Jack Whetton, James Lentjes, Kayne Hammington, Daniel Hollinshead, Waisake Naholo.

    LIONS : 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Courtnall Skosan, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Kwagga Smith, 7. Cyle Brink, 6. Marnus Schoeman, 5. Marvin Orie, 4. Stephan Lewies, 3. Carlu Sadie, 2. Malcolm Marx (captain), 1. Dylan Smith.
    Reserves : 16. Jan-Henning Campher, 17. Sti Sithole, 18. Johannes Jonker, 19. Vincent Tshituka, 20. Hacjivah Dayimani, 21. Nic Groom, 22 Shaun Reynolds, 23. Tyrone Green.

    Referee : Rasta Rasivhenge
    Assistant Ref 1 : Jaco Peyper
    Assistant Ref 2 : Griffin Colby
    TMO : Willie Vos

    Odds : Lions $1.87 - Highlanders $1.89
    https://www.tab.co.nz/sports/event/1...-v-highlanders




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    Sun 19th May {Cape Town} - 3.15am

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/...rmers-take-aim

    CRUSADERS : 15. David Havili, 14. Sevu Reece, 13. Jack Goodhue, 12. Ryan Crotty, 11. George Bridge, 10. Richie Mo’unga, 9. Bryn Hall, 8. Kieran Read, 7. Matt Todd, 6. Ethan Blackadder, 5. Sam Whitelock (captain), 4. Scott Barrett, 3. Michael Alaalatoa, 2. Codie Taylor, 1. George Bower.
    Reserves : 16. Andrew Makalio, 17. Harry Allan, 18. Oliver Jager, 19. Luke Romano, 20. Jordan Taufua, 21. Mitchell Drummond, 22. Mitchell Hunt, 23. Braydon Ennor.

    STORMERS : 15. Damian Willemse, 14. Seabelo Senatla, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Dillyn Leyds, 10. Josh Stander, 9. Herschel Jantjies, 8. Jaco Coetzee, 7. Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6. Siya Kolisi (captain), 5. Cobus Wiese, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Wilco Louw, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 1. Steven Kitshoff.
    Reserves : 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Corne Fourie, 18. Frans Malherbe, 19. Kobus van Dyk, 20. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21. Justin Phillips, 22. Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23. Dan Kriel.


    Referee : Nic Berry
    Assistant Ref 1 : Marius van der Westhuizen
    Assistant Ref 2 : AJ Jacobs
    TMO : Marius Jonker

    Odds : Stormers $4.90 - Crusaders $1.17
    https://www.tab.co.nz/sports/event/1...rs-v-crusaders
    Last edited by signman; 18th May 2019 at 4:29 pm.

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    You know something is wrong when the Blues have such favourable TAB odds in an NZ derby...

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    Absolute bullshit corrupt interference from SA TMO Marius Plonker with less the 5 mins to go! Aussie ref didn't even ask for his input after awarding Reece's try and Marius said it was clearly forward, which it wasn't at all - Ennor's hands were facing backwards as he let go of the pass. Ended up causing a draw, when we would have been winning by 10 - even the SA commentators knew he was wrong

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    Blues showed some real heart and guts. Bloody good win, tuipolotu is such a monster.

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    The Lions now have a 43-6 penalty count in their favour in home games against the Highlanders, Waratahs and Rebels with South African referees in charge.

    The Highlanders became the latest team to get caned in Johannesburg, and after the 38-29 loss coach Aaron Mauger questioned the performance of local referee Rasta Rasivhenge
    That’s insane.

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    Yea it's a lot but it really didn't make much of a difference.

    Mauger just is not ready to be a super rugby coach.

    He has destroyed the Highlanders defence with his complete inability to select a backline.
    Yes injuries haven't helped but he has be so poor with his selections.

    Sio had the game of his life at 12 last week and this week looked terrible at wing because he doesn't have the speed or knowledge for the position. Consistency of selection has been none existent in the mid field mostly due to injuries so now with Thompson healthy why not give him and Sio another chance after how great they played last week.

    Faddes has proven every time he has played fullback that he doesn't understand the position defensively and is much better at 13 or 14.

    Josh McKay who actually plays fullback well can't get a run.

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    HELL KNIGHT wrote:
    Absolute bullshit corrupt interference from SA TMO Marius Plonker with less the 5 mins to go! Aussie ref didn't even ask for his input after awarding Reece's try and Marius said it was clearly forward, which it wasn't at all - Ennor's hands were facing backwards as he let go of the pass. Ended up causing a draw, when we would have been winning by 10 - even the SA commentators knew he was wrong
    Was totally ludicrous they disallowed the try, Crusaders were robbed of the win... the standard of refereeing is poor as it is, sure as hell don't need biased TMOs or refs making the game even more of a mess.

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    A three second video is proof of a homophobic attack by the Crusaders? For some, it seems it is.

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    This says it all about SA refs:
    RugbyPass.com wrote:
    The Hurricanes, Highlanders, and Crusaders all failed to beat South African-conference teams, with the Highlanders and Crusaders left asking questions after both teams were frustrated with calls made by South African referees. It follows frustrations from the Waratahs who were left puzzled last week against the Lions.

    TMO Marius Jonker controversially denied the Crusaders a try in the 75th minute which would have sunk the Stormers while Rasta Rasivhenge pinged the Highlanders 12 times to the Lions’ 3 in Johannesburg. The penalty count against the Highlanders was similar to last week’s Bulls versus Crusaders match under Rasivehenge’s watch, which ended with a 12-4 advantage to the home side in Pretoria.

    The objectivity of South African referees when reffing South African teams at home against non-South African opponents has been called into questions by fans and media alike.


    Twitter wrote:
    J Robertson
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    Come on @SuperRugby you have to reinstate neutral referees. Another visiting team to South Africa gets absolutely caned in the penalty count by a local referee. This is not normal.
    This season international teams have lost the penalty count 96-47 when playing in South Africa against the Bulls, Lions, Stormers, and Sharks with a South African ref.

    When those same South African sides play at home with a non-South African ref against international sides, the count is much more even at 72-66.

    Non-South African teams are getting penalised 33.3% more with a South African ref, while the home teams are getting penalised 28.8% less, resulting in a significant swing advantage in the penalty count to the South African sides.

    Have the Bulls, Lions, Sharks, and Stormers just been far more behaved when a South African referee has the whistle, and conversely are international visitors offending more?

    When ex-Stormers player Egon Seconds has refereed in those fixtures, the penalty count is a staggering 3-31 in favour of South African teams. For every one penalty the opposition is awarded, South African teams are receiving 10. That type of imbalance will kill any contest.

    Seconds was dropped following his performance against the Waratahs which among many things, involved the ref pushing opposition players at the ruck.

    Twitter wrote:
    @FOXRUGBY
    The penalty count was 11-2 against the Waratahs and referee Egon Seconds featured in some truly bizarre moments. 😳😳😳
    Rasta Rasivhenge has a penalty count of 23 against South African teams and 44 against international opposition in games in South Africa.

    An international away side has only won the penalty count once this season in South Africa with a South African ref, when the Chiefs smashed the Bulls under AJ Jacobs at Loftus Versfeld. It has been the only game in these set of circumstances AJ Jacobs has officiated.

    When ex-Australian Sevens player and Brisbane rugby stalwart Damon Murphy reffed the Queensland Reds in Tokyo against the Sunwolves, the visitors ended up with a 11-4 penalty advantage as the Sunwolves were pinged out of the game handing the under-pressure Reds their first win of the season. Murphy’s brother played for the Reds while Damon himself made one non-Super Rugby appearance for the club.

    While the standard of officiating in South Africa is doing little to improve the perception of bias, SANZAAR could eliminate this by ensuring neutral refs are employed for fixtures between non-conference teams whilst also ensuring that ex-players can’t ref their old teams.

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    MXRecord wrote:
    A three second video is proof of a homophobic attack by the Crusaders? For some, it seems it is.
    I'm a Canes supporter, but that was a bloody dreadful piece of officiating, obviously the try should have been awarded, have mentioned before like players the officials have to be held accountable & be punished otherwise they'll keep on repeating the same old crap.

    For years & years the ABs weren't able to win a test series in South Africa because their refs were massively biased, which obviously gave them a big advantage to take out a series.

    In super rugby we need to have neutral officials, then it eliminates all that international bias rubbish, in derby matches if you have officials from your own country doesn't really matter that much, ideally would like to see all the matches involving neutral officials so it takes away bias completely.

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    Speaking of biased refs, just watched the highlights of the Chiefs/Blues. I thought Jackson was a good BOP lad.

    Tongafasi try - clearly lost ball in front of camera with clear view - no dramas, not even checked.

    Soakula try - On Field Try, no clear evidence of ball being lost on camera - no try.

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    There's not only bias involved with officials in a fair few of these matches, also incompetence.

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    SUPER RUGBY STANDINGS :
    http://www.superxv.com/table/


    ROUND 15.
    Fri 24th May :
    CHIEFS v REDS {Waikato} - 7.35pm
    BRUMBIES v BULLS {Canberra} - 9.45pm

    Sat 25th May :
    SUNWOLVES v REBELS {Tokyo} - 5.15pm
    CRUSADERS v BLUES {ChCh} - 7.35pm
    WARATAHS v JAGUARES {Sydney} - 9.45pm

    Sun 26th May :
    STORMERS v HIGHLANDERS {Cape Town} - 1.05am
    SHARKS v LIONS {Durban} - 3.15am

    Bye :
    CANES
    Last edited by signman; 22nd May 2019 at 5:41 pm.

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    With all the drama and the confidence at a high could be a chance of Blues etching out the Saders.

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    They're going to be pissed about that SA TMO costing the win last week and they don't need much incentive anyway against the Blues, especially at home.

    In saying that, the Blues have everything to play for, whereas the Crusaders have already sealed the deal.
    Last edited by HELL KNIGHT; 22nd May 2019 at 10:07 pm.

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    Blues played really well in the 2nd 40 min last week, so Crusaders/Blues match should be a pretty tight one, you hardly ever get a blowout in a NZ derby.

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    Will be interesting to see what comes of this Crusaders stuff. Mo'unga sounds guilty as sin, playing I don't remember card...Of all the countries to go out on the piss, why the hell would you go out in South Africa? I don't even understand why they need to go out and get blindingly drunk mid-season - what's wrong with beers with the boys back at the hotel?

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    signman wrote:
    There's not only bias involved with officials in a fair few of these matches, also incompetence.
    Yea with Glen Jackson it is incompetence for the most part.

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    Fri 24th May {Waikato} - 7.35pm

    https://www.superxv.com/chiefs-shuff...s-in-hamilton/

    CHIEFS : 15. Solomon Alaimalo, 14. Shaun Stevenson, 13. Tumua Manu, 12. Alex Nankivell, 11. Etene Nanai-Seturo, 10. Marty McKenzie, 9. Brad Weber, 8. Pita Gus Sowakula, 7. Lachlan Boshier, 6. Sam Cane (captain), 5. Tyler Ardron, 4. Jesse Parete, 3. Nepo Laulala, 2. Nathan Harris, 1. Atu Moli.
    Reserves : 16. Samisoni Taukei’aho, 17. Aidan Ross, 18. Sosefo Kautai, 19. Daymon Leasuasu, 20. Mitchell Karpik, 21. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22. Jack Debreczeni, 23. Sean Wainui.

    REDS : 15. Matt McGahan, 14. Jock Campbell, 13. Seb Wileman, 12. Duncan Paia’aua, 11. Sefa Naivalu, 10. Bryce Hegarty, 9. Tate McDermott, 8. Angus Scott-Young, 7. Liam Wright, 6. Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5. Angus Blyth, 4. Izack Rodda, 3. Taniela Tupou, 2. Alex Mafi, 1. Harry Hoopert.
    Reserves : 16. Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17. Feao Fotuaika, 18. Ruan Smith, 19. Adam Korczyk, 20. Scott Higginbotham, 21. Scott Malolua, 22. Teti Tela, 23. Liam McNamara.

    Referee : Angus Gardner
    Assistant Ref 1 : Ben O’Keeffe
    Assistant Ref 2 : Dan Waenga
    TMO : Glenn Newman

    Odds : Chiefs $1.22 - Reds $4.15
    https://www.tab.co.nz/sports/event/115639/chiefs-v-reds

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    Good to see Sanzaar have confirmed TMO Marius Jonker was wrong and have given him the weekend off for his shocking call.

    What is the rule regarding the TMO injecting themselves into a match like that though and insisting that their ruling is decisive, when no on field official has asked for their input and overturning the referees decision in the process?

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    HELL KNIGHT wrote:
    Good to see Sanzaar have confirmed TMO Marius Jonker was wrong and have given him the weekend off for his shocking call.

    What is the rule regarding the TMO injecting themselves into a match like that though and insisting that their ruling is decisive, when no on field official has asked for their input and overturning the referees decision in the process?
    It's good that they actually did something against Wanker-Wonker-Jonker, but him missing only one week is very weak punishment, his decision was an absolute joke.

    Too much stuff is open to interpretation in rugby, but surely that bloke on the field called the referee has to be in complete control, therefore he should have the final say about what happens, even the bloody linesmen are given too much power at times.