View Full Version : Hawke's Bay v Wellington (ITM Cup) - Aug 5th

5th August 2011, 02:43 PM
Location: Napier
Kick-off: 6:05 PM AEST

Hawke's Bay:
Round 1: lost to Manawatu 23-32 (a)
Round 2: beat Southland 29-18 (h)
Round 3: beat Otago 27-13 (h)
Round 4: beat North Harbour 39-10 (a)
Round 5: lost to Tasman 19-21 (h)

Round 1: beat Taranaki 23-5 (a)
Round 2: lost to Auckland 17-21 (h)
Round 3: beat Canterbury 37-28 (h)
Round 4: lost to Bay of Plenty 0-32 (a)

THEY THINK: "With both sides angry about their most recent performances – or if they're not, they should be – this match will have plenty of spice in it. It's hard to pick a winner with any confidence but maybe the week break favours Wellington. That said, only a few points are likely to separate the teams at the end."

Source: http://www.itmcup.co.nz/index.cfm?layout=displayNews&newsArticle=17014

5th August 2011, 03:09 PM
Based on the NZ report it sounds like backing both sides to win by 1-12 is the way to go, but with all the player rotations everyone's too hot and cold at the moment to know what's good value and what isn't. I'm not touching this one.