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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Piri Weepu try for the Maoris after a nice run from Hosea Gear

Piri Weepu try for the Maoris after a nice run from Hosea Gear

New Zealand Maori got their Pacific Nations Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 20-9 win over Tonga at Albany Stadium on Saturday.

In a game characterised by heavy tackles and penalty kicks the New Zealanders managed to get the better of their visitors as both teams threw all the weight they possessed at each other.

The try of the match was then scored in the 72nd minute by halfback Piri Weepu after he received an offload from wing Hosea Gear who had busted tackles all the way down the touchline.

Note: We'll bring you highlights of the other internationals from the weekend as soon as we can.

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:52 pm | View Comments (16)

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Blarney92 June 07, 2008 11:04 pm

This was a terrible match- so so many mistakes throughout- this try was one of the few highlights- as well as the attempted decapitation by a tongan to one of the Maori!!!

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Eric June 07, 2008 11:07 pm

Weepu is just too fat... not fast but fat... cant he go on a diet??

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ashen June 08, 2008 12:24 am

two things1. weepu is definitely a mile overweight, they could barely fit him on screen.2. whos the commentator? without doubt the best and most ridculous commentating ive ever heard.

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kvt June 08, 2008 1:23 am

It's a shame Tonga lost this game.Was hoping for an upset. Tonga was trailing 9-13 when they conceded this try that sealed it for NZ Moari.

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Eoghan June 08, 2008 2:29 am

weepu is not fat, he just has a big arse. its like a powerpack that makes him go better.

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te tank June 08, 2008 3:16 am

hey rugby dump ...his name is spelt Hosea Gear.not ''Josea'' Gear.

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Don June 08, 2008 4:55 am

Nice run by Hosea Gear.

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Anonymous June 08, 2008 5:26 am

Leave da kuzzy alone not his fault he has a bubble bum lol.Oh yeah it was recorded on Maori T.V thats probably why the commentating sounds a bit funny.

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Sander June 08, 2008 7:36 am

"2. whos the commentator? without doubt the best and most ridculous commentating ive ever heard."By a country mile! Terrible commentary.

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Peter's mam June 08, 2008 8:22 am

Jesus, how long is the in-goal area in this match????

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Fridge June 08, 2008 9:25 am

Terrible commentry!Good run by the wing tho!

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Anonymous June 08, 2008 11:33 am

mispelt Hosea gear there in the title.

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Rugbydump June 08, 2008 12:52 pm

Typo - my bad. Thanks for pointing it out. Fixed up now. :)

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kvt June 08, 2008 7:58 pm

Commentators were Ken Laban and Richard Turner..and the sideline commentator was Shane Howarth.Who was actually the one commentating in this clip I don't know but it's funny as hell.

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kvt June 08, 2008 8:02 pm

Scratch that...none of them were commentating...the match video I have is differentStill laugh every time I listen to it

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G-unit June 08, 2008 10:54 pm

Must be one of THE biggest in goal areas in world rugby! haha! commentary funny...

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