Friday, June 08, 2007

Weekend test slaughter previews

NEW ZEALAND ALL BLACKS vs. FRANCE

New Zealand: 1. Tony Woodcock, 2. Anton Oliver, 3. Carl Hayman, 4. Keith Robinson, 5. Ali Williams, 6. Jerry Collins, 7. Richie McCaw (captain), 8. Rodney So'oialo, 9. Byron Kelleher, 10. Nick Evans, 11. Sitiveni Sivivatu, 12. Luke McAlister, 13. Isaia Toeava, 14. Joe Rokocoko, 15. Leon MacDonald. Reserves: 16. Keven Mealamu, 17. Neemia Tialata, 18. Chris Jack, 19. Chris Masoe, 20. Brendon Leonard, 21. Ma'a Nonu, 22. Doug Howlett.

France: 1. Christian Califano, 2. Sebastien Bruno, 3. Olivier Sourgens, 4. Pascal Papé (captain), 5. Julien Pierre, 6. Damien Chouly, 7. Olivier Magne, 8. Sébastien Chabal, 9. Nicolas Durand, 10. Benjamin Boyet, 11. Jean Francois Coux, 12. Lionel Mazars, 13. Arnaud Mignardi, 14. Julien Laharrague, 15. Thomas Castaignède. Reserves: 16. Raphaël Ibañez, 17. Nicolas Mas, 18. Olivier Olibeau, 19. Fulgence Ouedraogo, 20. Michael Forest, 21. Nicolas Laharrague, 22. Benjamin Thiéry.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2007
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Kick-off: 19:35 (07:35 GMT) 03:35 AM ET (Toronto, New York)
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Touch judges: Stuart Dickinson (Australia), Paul Marks (Australia)
Television match official: Matt Goddard (Australia)
Assessor: Brendan McCormick (Australia)

Rugby Planet preview - click here.
Rugby Planet prediction: All Blacks by 38 points.

All Blacks vs. France test match available LIVE on Mediazone Rugby Channel. Click here. Kick-off at 03:35 AM ET (Toronto, New York).


AUSTRALIA WALLABIES vs. FIJI

Australia: 1. Matt Dunning, 2. Adam Freier, 3. Al Baxter, 4. James Horwill, 5. Dan Vickerman, 6. Mark Chisholm, 7. Phil Waugh (captain), 8. David Lyons, 9. George Gregan, 10. Stephen Larkham, 11. Lote Tuqiri, 12. Scott Staniforth, 13. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 14. Drew Mitchell, 15. Julian Huxley. Reserves: 16. Stephen Moore, 17. Benn Robinson, 18. Stephen Hoiles, 19. George Smith, 20. Sam Cordingley, 21. Sam Norton-Knight, 22. Stirling Mortlock.

Fiji: 1. Graham Dewes, 2. Sunia Koto, 3. Henry Qiodravu, 4. Ifereimi Rawaqa, 5. Kele Leawere, 6. Apolosi Satala, 7. Akapusi Qera, 8. Alifereti Doviverata (captain), 9. Moses Rauluni, 10. Jo Tora, 11. Isoa Neivua, 12. Gabiriele Lovobalavu, 13. Vereniki Goneva, 14. Mosese Luveitasau, 15. Marika Vakacegu. Reserves: 16. Bill Gadolo, 17. Apisai Turukawa, 18. Wame Lewaravu, 19. Tomasi Soqeta, 20. Vitori Buatava, 21. Jack Prasad, 22. Taniela Rawaqa.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2007
Venue: Subiaco Oval, Perth Kick-off: 18.05 (20.05 AEST; 10.05 GMT) 06:00 AM ET (Toronto, New York)
Referee: Bryce Lawrence (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Paul Honiss (New Zealand), Mark Lawrence (Scotland)
Television match official: Jonathon White (New Zealand)
Assessor: Andrew Cole (Australia)

Rugby Planet preview - click here.
Rugby Planet prediction: Wallabies by 50 points.

Wallabies vs. Fiji test match available LIVE on Mediazone Rugby Channel. Click here. Kick-off at 06:00 AM ET (Toronto, New York).


SOUTH AFRICA SPRINGBOKS vs. SAMOA

South Africa: 1. Os du Randt, 2. John Smit (captain), 3. BJ Botha, 4. Johan Ackermann, 5. Albert van den Berg, 6. Luke Watson, 7. Danie Rossouw, 8. Bob Skinstad, 9. Ricky Januarie, 10. Derick Hougaard, 11. JP Pietersen, 12. Wayne Julies, 13. Waylon Murray, 14. Ashwin Willemse, 15. Frans Steyn. Reserves: 16. Gary Botha, 17. Deon Carstens, 18. Johann Muller, 19. Pedrie Wannenburg, 20. Ruan Pienaar, 21. Jaque Fourie, 22. Percy Montgomery.

Samoa: 1. Justin Va'a, 2. Mahonri Schwalger, 3. Census Johnston, 4. Kane Thompson, 5. Filipo Levi, 6. Daniel Leo, 7. Justin Purdie, 8. Semo Sititi (captain), 9. Steven So'oialo, 10. Loki Crichton, 11. Alesana Tuilagi, 12. Seilala Mapusua, 13. Anitelela Tuilagi, 14. Lome Fa'atau, 15. Gavin Williams. Reserves: 16. Muliufi Salanoa, 17. Donald Kerslake, 18. Iosefa Tekori, 19. Alfie Vaeluaga, 20. Junior Poluleuligaga, 21. Elvis Sevealii, 22. David Levi.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2007
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT) 09:00 AM ET (Toronto, New York)
Referee: Malcolm Changleng (Scotland)
Touch judges: Hugh Watkins (Wales), Simon McDowell (Ireland)
Television match official: Ed Murray (Scotland)
Assessor: Steve Hilditch (Ireland)

Rugby Planet preview - click here.
Rugby Planet prediction: Springboks by 30+ points.

Springboks vs. Samoa test match available LIVE on Mediazone Rugby Channel. Click here. Kick-off at 09:00 AM ET (Toronto, New York).


ARGENTINA PUMAS vs. ITALY

Argentina: 1. Pablo Henn, 2. Pablo Gambarini, 3. Omar Hasan, 4. Ignacio Fernández Lobbe, 5. Manuel Carizza, 6. Martín Durand (captain), 7. Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe, 8. Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 9. Nicolás Fernández Miranda, 10. Marcelo Bosch, 11. Francisco Leonelli, 12. Manuel Contepomi, 13. Martín Gaitán, 14. Horacio Agulla, 15. Federico Serra. Reserves: 16. Eusebio Guiñazú, 17. Santiago González Bonorino, 18. Rimas Álvarez, 19. Martín Schusterman, 20. Nicolás Vergallo, 21. Juan Fernández Miranda, 22. Tomás De Vedia.

Italy: 1. Andrea Lo Cicero (captain), 2. Fabio Ongaro, 3. Carlos Nieto, 4. Carlo Antonio Del Fava, 5. Valerio Bernabò, 6. Josh Sole, 7. Roberto Mandelli, 8. Robert Barbieri, 9. Pablo Canavosio, 10. Christopher Burton, 11. Matteo Pratichetti, 12. Cristian Stoica, 13. Alessio Galante, 14. Kaine Robertson, 15. David Bortolussi. Reserves: 16. Carlo Festuccia, 17. Matias Aguero, 18. Fabio Staibano, 19. Antonio Pavanello, 20. Silvio Orlando, 21. Paul Griffen , 22. Ezio Galon.

Date: Saturday 9 June 2007
Venue: Estadio Malvinas Argentinas, Mendoza
Kick-off: 14.00 (local time), 19.00 (Italian time) 13:00 / 01:00 PM ET (Toronto, New York)
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Kelvin Deaker (New Zealand), Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Tappe Henning (South Africa)

Rugby Planet preview - click here.
Rugby Planet prediction: Pumas by 10 points.

Pumas vs. Italy test match available TAPE DELAY on Setanta Sports (NA) Broadband One on Sunday, June 10th at 08:00 AM ET (Toronto, New York). Click here for details.


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1 Comments:

At 6:00 AM , Anonymous advanced-pondlife said...

"Slaughter Previews" !! Blimey ! thank goodness England weren't playing, and i thought we English, had problems until i discovered your blog...and to that I should add France, as that is where I now live...

I doubt I'll see the Canada - All Black game unless Sky shows it, and so to any Canadian Rugby fans that might read this... Good Luck. Of course you'll need it, but I like your attitude, and for me this is what rugby is really all about. The smaller rugby minnows having a chance against the bigger fish. It's the opportunity to meet, get down dirty and bruised, and then share a few beers afterwards... and hopefully a few laughs. Go Canada, if only to bruise those bastard All Blacks, who now hate all us English when we supported the French against them and an unfair English ref!!!

 

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