Field Theory by Hadyn Green

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Field Theory: The Cup Continues

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  • Emma Hart,

    He also has a complicated fist bump with Zac Guildford.

    Dudes have a secret handshake. And, I am assuming, a clubhouse.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4286 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    Bugger, just noticed that the text on image on the main page covers up Kleeburger and his amazing beard

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2079 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart,

    “I don’t kno-oooOOOOW, why does love, do this to me? I don’t know. I don’t know.”

    In my experience, this is pretty much the one song that every New Zealander will sing the chorus to, no matter the situation. It’s just that catchy, apparently.

    Bugger, just noticed that the text on image on the main page covers up Kleeburger and his amazing beard

    Me and my geeky American rugby-watching friends immediately started referring to him as "Wolverine" the first game we saw him in.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2087 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green,

    More Canadians (some shirtless!)

    Seems like they had a ball here.

    Me and my geeky American rugby-watching friends immediately started referring to him as "Wolverine" the first game we saw him in.

    I thought Wolverine was Maxime Médard?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2079 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to Hadyn Green,

    I thought Wolverine was Maxime Médard?

    Him too. It made us quite happy to think that there was apparently a Wolverine in every game (that we watched).

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2087 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    Gregor Paul suggests Israel Dagg at Five Eighth! We always play someone out of position and lose... but is Dagg the exception?

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2185 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Paul Williams,

    Israel Dagg at Five Eighth! We always play someone out of position and lose... but is Dagg the exception?

    No. He's a brilliant fullback who's never played at first-five. Those Herald sports columnists are trolling on a daily basis.

    And it's too late now, but it does surprise me that Toeava hasn't been developed as a back-up first-five. He played there through age grades (and occasionally even at NPC level, iirc) and has all the requisite skills.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17967 posts Report Reply

  • Hadyn Green, in reply to Russell Brown,

    but it does surprise me that Toeava hasn't been developed as a back-up first-five.

    See I want Weepu in the spot, he's a playmaker and can kick. I think it'd be GENIUS! Of course anything we do at this stage (and indeed at any stage) is a roll of the dice.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 2079 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Hadyn Green,

    See I want Weepu in the spot, he's a playmaker and can kick. I think it'd be GENIUS!

    +1. Cometh the hour, cometh the man (leave it alone).

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2071 posts Report Reply

  • Glenn Pearce,

    See I want Weepu in the spot, he's a playmaker and can kick. I think it'd be GENIUS! Of course anything we do at this stage (and indeed at any stage) is a roll of the dice.

    Shaun Johnson is free this weekend as well.

    Auckland • Since Feb 2007 • 342 posts Report Reply

  • Kyle Matthews,

    And it's too late now, but it does surprise me that Toeava hasn't been developed as a back-up first-five. He played there through age grades (and occasionally even at NPC level, iirc) and has all the requisite skills

    I think he could fill in there at a pinch - lets say if both Slade and Weepu get injured, which is what happened to Carter and Evans in the 2007 quarterfinal that we don't talk about.

    But having gone into the cup with 3 first five options - including Weepu - and now picked up a 4th from the Manawatu, you'd have to hope we're covered.

    Since Nov 2006 • 6145 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I'll take a punt on Piri.
    Man of the Match in one (or more) of the next 3 matches.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams,

    I want to do the decent think and support Slade, not least of all 'cause Carter told us too... but I can't help but think he's short on matches this year.

    When he came on against Australia, a few years ago, for Cruden, he had an immediate positive impact I'm just not seeing that now.

    Weepu has all the big match experience and, probably, a comparable skill set.

    I agree Dagg's the best fullback in NZ, probably in the world, and shouldn't be mucked around, tempting though it is.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2185 posts Report Reply

  • Chris Bowden,

    Piri, Toeava, Dagg(!?!) = panic selections, so I don't think Ted will (or should) go with those.

    In my opinion we need to keep calm and rally behind Colin, a specialist first five who should grow into his game this weekend if given a chance. Paraphrasing JK, now that he is playing with the knowledge that he is now 'the man' and his spot is secure, rather than keeping the spot warm for Carter, might give him a bit more confidence. It seems that the selectors have been trying to boost in confidence in public statements this week. Weepu can take some of the playmaking role on his shoulders from halfback.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2011 • 26 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to Chris Bowden,

    Wise comments Chris... and Russell's too. I confess I've been suckered into the hype. I saw some mention of a "Keep Calm and Colin Carry On" t-shirt. Nice.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2185 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man (leave it alone).

    And within the hour, cometh the woman fivefold, and the groin straineth (couldn't leave it)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8027 posts Report Reply

  • David Cormack,

    Best thing to come from the DC injury (straw clutching here): it's removed all the bold predictions of a certain All Blacks WC victory...which is almost a guarantee of calamity.

    I'd also go for Piri at 1st 5. But he's also the best halfback. So can we have two of the little tubster please?

    Suburbia, Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 216 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Colourful language...
    Just wondering if Maori TV's commentators will be fined
    for ambush marketing?
    I heard one of them describing the crowd at the stadium last night as being "...like one of those Colours of Benetton ads."
    - Kaching!
    Maybe they'll just be issued regulation mouth guards...

    I note that the first semi-final will be a real Scotch broth:
    Cock-a-Leekie as it were...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4220 posts Report Reply

  • 3410,

    Nice job from TV3, missing the start of the second half of France/England.

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Other World Class sporting news you may have missed :
    hoary old chestnut cancelled!
    and
    They also stoop to conquer

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4220 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    I'll take a punt on Piri.
    Man of the Match in one (or more) of the next 3 matches.

    Heh. I gave him 3 games to do it.

    What can I say.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Put yourelves back 10 days.

    "Who wants to bet that we will be using the 4th first five on the rank in the quarter final??"

    Jeez Wayne.........

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • 3410, in reply to Ross Mason,

    My elves?

    Auckland • Since Jan 2007 • 2618 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Fairy nuff.

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1459 posts Report Reply

  • Terry Baucher,

    I blame John Key (and Standards & Poor). Fingers crossed for RIchie that no more potential bad news for the government happens before the semi-final. Hopefully even Murray McCully would have blanched at John and Bill's demands for a ritual sacrifice after the ratings downgrade.

    On second thoughts probably not. Twatcock.

    Devonport • Since Nov 2008 • 84 posts Report Reply

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