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Cool Super 14 Week 1

Post your plays / thoughts in here boys.

I will be posting my plays, as most will know I don't do writeups.

Schedule of games for week 1 NZ times listed :

Friday 2nd February 2007

Blues v Crusaders Eden Park (19:35)
Western Force v Highlanders (23:05)
Lions v Waratahs (6:10)

Saturday 3rd February 2007

Chiefs v Brumbies Waikato Stadium (19:35)
Reds v Hurricanes Ballymore (21:40)
Sharks v Bulls Kings Park (4:00)
Cheetahs v Stormers (6:10)



Goodluck to all having a go this season!
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 10:59 AM
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Re: Super 14 Week 1

Mate what's the story with the New Zealand lot .. How many players / from what teams, are sitting out these opening rounds of the S14 ..?
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Mate what's the story with the New Zealand lot .. How many players / from what teams, are sitting out these opening rounds of the S14 ..?
Flambo,

I found a link on planetrugby that goes into that.

http://www.planet-rugby.com/Teams/0,18917,9992_,00.html


From there If u click on a Kiwi team it explains the situation there regarding which players are going for the conditioning program, as well as other info like offseason losses and gains.


Also most teams are named Thursday and Friday each week.
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Thanks Dave ..
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Re: Super 14 Week 1

Initial lean for opening night is: Western Force -6.5 ... Should be a much improved team to last years .. they've put in a pretty torrid pre-season and at home in the heat I think they might do a number on the Highlanders who're of course missing their all black contingent (Anton Oliver and Carl Hayman) and key flyhalf Nick Evans is out through injury .. But above all I think this is a big statement game for Force .. They were the whipping boys in their inaugural season and will be revved to prove themselves right from the get go infront of what is certain to be a huge (and optimistic) home crowd .. The warm conditions in Perth should also suit the hosts ..

The main concern I have is the Force being a little down chemistry wise .. Will their impressive new look lineup struggle in it's first major hitout?

Interested to read others' thoughts ...

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Re: Super 14 Week 1

One small one for tonight so far, feel my way in. Like the Highlanders +7 in the late game and may add it. If ever there was a strong case for having mutiple books the opening S14 lines illustrate this, quite big line differences for the opening round :





Crusaders +3.5 over Blues-----------0.5 of a unit








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Re: Super 14 Week 1

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Initial lean for opening night is: Western Force -6.5 ... Should be a much improved team to last years .. they've put in a pretty torrid pre-season and at home in the heat I think they might do a number on the Highlanders who're of course missing their all black contingent (Anton Oliver and Carl Hayman) and key flyhalf Nick Evans is out through injury .. But above all I think this is a big statement game for Force .. They were the whipping boys in their inaugural season and will be revved to prove themselves right from the get go infront of what is certain to be a huge (and optimistic) home crowd .. The warm conditions in Perth should also suit the hosts ..

The main concern I have is the Force being a little down chemistry wise .. Will their impressive new look lineup struggle in it's first major hitout?

Interested to read others' thoughts ...
Leaning towards the same mate,Force needs a win 2nite and hopefully they deliver,Million Dollar Man needs to RISE N SHINE
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Kick off with the late one in Perth

Highlanders to cover +7.5 v Force

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Nice call BG was with ya. Took the ML too.
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Wow didn't see that late game but reads like a typical early season stinker ... Nice call those who took the Highlanders with the points .. Nice also that I let my Force ats lean go through to the keeper ...
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Re: Super 14 Week 1

Reds +5

Brumbies +5

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Brumbies ML
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I'd take the points, but Brumbies are the play IMO

No play for me, too late to get on
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Some rather large line variations here .. My book has the Reds catching 3.5 ...
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Reds +5

Brumbies +5

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