NPC Week 6 predictions

NPC Week 6 predictions

Post by Craig Spanhake's New » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 08:33:58


Moving through the calender at a cracking pace......

Northland vs Auckland
A vital game for Northland, they need the win (or at least 2 bp's) or they
are out of semi final contention for 2000. N'land have the ability (re: 1999
wins at home over Canty, Waik and Wgtn), it's just whether or not we
perform. We'll miss our suspended players, but 'Big Joe' Vetayki in the
starting 15 was an interesting call (jeez, he's huge, great for defence
though). Auck will expect an easy game, and get a shock. Particularly
Interesting for me, as one of my friends from school last year has made it
into the reserves, hope he gets some game time.
N'land win by 0-7 pts

Taranaki vs Otago
Otago will continue to strive for respect in this 2000 comp. Tara will
perform better than last week, and could take the game, but Otago will
outgun them and outplay a frustrated Taranaki for its third(?) loss in a
row.
Otago win by 7-12 pts

Harbour vs Wellington
Harbour will be annoyed that they lost last week, and tough at home, but
Wellington should pull through a good game to win it and keep in touch with
the top four.
Wgtn win by 7-12 pts

Canterbury vs Southland
Well, what can you say. South shouldn't do too badly as Canty won't really
try at all (do they really need to), but a convincing win to Canty should be
the result.
Canty win by 12+ pts

Counties vs Waikato
Interesting odds at the TAB (Counties at $3.80, thought it would be more).
Counties will put on a show for the home crowd against a team who'll be
trying to protect themselves against their back to back sheild challenges,
but Waikato will easily carry the day. But Counties and Southland (above)
would love to throw a spanner in the works for these two teams, and may try
it.
Waik win by 12+ pts

TOP FOUR PREDICTIONS
1)CANTERBURY
2)AUCKLAND
3)WELLINGTON
4)WAIKATO
Chasers - Harbour, Northland(dependent on tonights form)

Should be another weekend of good rugby, lets hope Northland sends the Aucks
home with their tail between their legs

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CAS

 
 
 

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Post by Euan Kilgou » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 10:56:27


Quote:

> Moving through the calender at a cracking pace......

> Northland vs Auckland
> A vital game for Northland, they need the win (or at least 2 bp's) or
> they
> are out of semi final contention for 2000. N'land have the ability (re:
> 1999
> wins at home over Canty, Waik and Wgtn), it's just whether or not we
> perform. We'll miss our suspended players, but 'Big Joe' Vetayki in the
> starting 15 was an interesting call (jeez, he's huge, great for defence
> though). Auck will expect an easy game, and get a shock. Particularly
> Interesting for me, as one of my friends from school last year has made
> it
> into the reserves, hope he gets some game time.
> N'land win by 0-7 pts

Northland with a depowered forward pack due to injury and suspension
will be overwhelmed by an Auckland side on a roll.

Quote:
> Taranaki vs Otago
> Otago will continue to strive for respect in this 2000 comp. Tara will
> perform better than last week, and could take the game, but Otago will
> outgun them and outplay a frustrated Taranaki for its third(?) loss in a
> row.
> Otago win by 7-12 pts

Otago will have too much class for Taranaki.  Expect a brusing encounter
up front though.

Quote:
> Harbour vs Wellington
> Harbour will be annoyed that they lost last week, and tough at home, but
> Wellington should pull through a good game to win it and keep in touch
> with
> the top four.
> Wgtn win by 7-12 pts

Game of the round.  Difficult to pick with Wellington depleted due to
injury in the key positions of halfback and No. 8.  Harbour will be
trying to bounce back from the loss to Waikato last week, but without
Marc Ellis at first five who has been replaced by Willie Walker.  Matua
Parkinson is out replaced by Blair Urlich and Tipoki may not play due to
a bereavement in his family circle.

Quote:
> Canterbury vs Southland
> Well, what can you say. South shouldn't do too badly as Canty won't
> really
> try at all (do they really need to), but a convincing win to Canty should
> be
> the result.
> Canty win by 12+ pts

Southland may yet hold them to a respectable score, but if they won it
would be upset of the year.

Quote:
> Counties vs Waikato
> Interesting odds at the TAB (Counties at $3.80, thought it would be
> more).
> Counties will put on a show for the home crowd against a team who'll be
> trying to protect themselves against their back to back sheild
> challenges,
> but Waikato will easily carry the day. But Counties and Southland (above)
> would love to throw a spanner in the works for these two teams, and may
> try
> it.
> Waik win by 12+ pts

Counties to play well, but Waikato should be too strong at the end.

Quote:
> TOP FOUR PREDICTIONS
> 1)CANTERBURY
> 2)AUCKLAND
> 3)WELLINGTON
> 4)WAIKATO
> Chasers - Harbour, Northland(dependent on tonights form)

Thats the top six anyway.  Otago to be a spoiler since they are yet to
play Auckland and Canterbury.  A win against either of these two could
see their position on the table become rather shakey.

 
 
 

NPC Week 6 predictions

Post by Craig Spanhake's New » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 23:58:08

Quote:

>> TOP FOUR PREDICTIONS
>> 1)CANTERBURY
>> 2)AUCKLAND
>> 3)WELLINGTON
>> 4)WAIKATO
>> Chasers - Harbour, Northland(dependent on tonights form)

>Thats the top six anyway.  Otago to be a spoiler since they are yet to
>play Auckland and Canterbury.  A win against either of these two could
>see their position on the table become rather shakey.

I think you're right. And if Northland are thumped in tonights game, they'll
drop out of contention, with Otago happily taking their place. Still,
nobody's place is secure just yet.

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Post by Bobs » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 12:21:18

Quote:

> Moving through the calender at a cracking pace......

> Northland vs Auckland
> A vital game for Northland, they need the win (or at least 2 bp's) or they
> are out of semi final contention for 2000. N'land have the ability (re: 1999
> wins at home over Canty, Waik and Wgtn), it's just whether or not we
> perform. We'll miss our suspended players, but 'Big Joe' Vetayki in the
> starting 15 was an interesting call (jeez, he's huge, great for defence
> though). Auck will expect an easy game, and get a shock. Particularly
> Interesting for me, as one of my friends from school last year has made it
> into the reserves, hope he gets some game time.
> N'land win by 0-7 pts

LOL LOL. You can't be serious?
 
 
 

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Post by Craig Spanhake's New » Sun, 17 Sep 2000 00:29:36

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Quote:
>> N'land win by 0-7 pts

>LOL LOL. You can't be serious?

Pre-season game = Auck vs N'land, N'land win 24-6. Ring a bell ???? :-)

1999, rolled three of the eventual top four at home (most at night I think).
Ring a bell ???? :-)

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Post by Dred » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 13:39:20



Quote:
> Moving through the calender at a cracking pace......

> Northland vs Auckland
> A vital game for Northland, they need the win (or at least 2 bp's) or they
> are out of semi final contention for 2000. N'land have the ability (re:
1999
> wins at home over Canty, Waik and Wgtn), it's just whether or not we
> perform. We'll miss our suspended players, but 'Big Joe' Vetayki in the
> starting 15 was an interesting call (jeez, he's huge, great for defence
> though). Auck will expect an easy game, and get a shock. Particularly
> Interesting for me, as one of my friends from school last year has made it
> into the reserves, hope he gets some game time.
> N'land win by 0-7 pts

disagree here, northland have had there fun for the year, auckland should
cleanem up pretty good for a 13+ win

Quote:

> Taranaki vs Otago
> Otago will continue to strive for respect in this 2000 comp. Tara will
> perform better than last week, and could take the game, but Otago will
> outgun them and outplay a frustrated Taranaki for its third(?) loss in a
> row.
> Otago win by 7-12 pts

Taranaki is another team that's had it's fun and otago with there ab's back
should could on from lastweekend for a 13+ win

Quote:

> Harbour vs Wellington
> Harbour will be annoyed that they lost last week, and tough at home, but
> Wellington should pull through a good game to win it and keep in touch
with
> the top four.
> Wgtn win by 7-12 pts

agreed, harbour have done nothing special since round 1 although wellington
don't seem to be able to put anyone away convincingly, unless of course
they're only playing against a 13 man team so wellington 12- is good for me

Quote:

> Canterbury vs Southland
> Well, what can you say. South shouldn't do too badly as Canty won't really
> try at all (do they really need to), but a convincing win to Canty should
be
> the result.
> Canty win by 12+ pts

canterbury should steamroll southland at home, canty 13+

Quote:

> Counties vs Waikato
> Interesting odds at the TAB (Counties at $3.80, thought it would be more).
> Counties will put on a show for the home crowd against a team who'll be
> trying to protect themselves against their back to back sheild challenges,
> but Waikato will easily carry the day. But Counties and Southland (above)
> would love to throw a spanner in the works for these two teams, and may
try
> it.
> Waik win by 12+ pts

waikato will hammer counties, 13+

Quote:

> TOP FOUR PREDICTIONS
> 1)CANTERBURY
> 2)AUCKLAND
> 3)WELLINGTON
> 4)WAIKATO
> Chasers - Harbour, Northland(dependent on tonights form)

1)CANTERBURY
2)WAIKATO
3)AUCKLAND
4)WELLINGTON
Chasers - Otago, Harbour if they're lucky
Quote:

> Should be another weekend of good rugby, lets hope Northland sends the
Aucks
> home with their tail between their legs

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> CAS

 
 
 

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Post by Bobs » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 14:23:21

Quote:


> .
> >> N'land win by 0-7 pts

> >LOL LOL. You can't be serious?

> Pre-season game = Auck vs N'land, N'land win 24-6. Ring a bell ???? :-)

> 1999, rolled three of the eventual top four at home (most at night I think).
> Ring a bell ???? :-)

First of all, you seem to have an unhealthy fixation on bells. Get that checked
out.

Secondly, I know the Auckland team very well. The only way this dodgy Northland
team can win is if the boys play like shit, which is possible, but unlikely when
this is another must win game.They will not lose. I will bet my honour on it.

Quote:

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> CAS

 
 
 

NPC Week 6 predictions

Post by Kees Ech » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 14:39:54



Quote:
> Northland vs Auckland
> N'land win by 0-7 pts

You're too emotionally attached to Northland. Auckland 13+

Quote:
> Taranaki vs Otago
> Otago win by 7-12 pts

Agree

Quote:
> Harbour vs Wellington
> Wgtn win by 7-12 pts

Agree

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> Canterbury vs Southland
> Canty win by 12+ pts

Canty by 70+

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> Counties vs Waikato
> Waik win by 12+ pts

One week out from the biggest game of their season, I think Waikato may
be caught daydreaming. Counties to upset 1-12

Kees

 
 
 

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Post by Craig Spanhake's New » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 11:15:40

Quote:



>> Northland vs Auckland
>> N'land win by 0-7 pts

>You're too emotionally attached to Northland. Auckland 13+

<snip>

Unfortunately you're right, but Northland is "my" province and I back them
even when they've only got a slim chance, unfortunately they've performed
pretty bad in 2000, and so I'm wrong alot..........

Quote:

>Kees