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Sean Maitland

Sean Daniel Maitland (born 14 September 1988) is a New Zealand born Scottish rugby union player. He plays for Glasgow Warriors in the RaboDirect PRO12, with whom he is contracted until the end of the 2014-15 season.

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.Sean Maitland may be injured for Scotland v Italy but deserves to start anyway as been in great form for
Sean Maitland and Blair Cowan out of Scotland's squad to face Italy
Scotland's Maitland targets semis. . Sean Maitland says Scotland have belief they can defeat Australia and reach the Rugby World Cup semi-fi
As Bill said, this should be interesting. . Give Sean a follow »
Sean Maitland's harsh yellow has given the Wallabies a 'get out of jail card'. Extra man gives Mitchell his second. Even Foley nails con.
46 mins Sean Maitland under the posts for try. Scotland much better now. With conversion from Russell it is Scotland 18 USA 13
Longterm Scotland injury victims Alex Dunbar, Mark Bennett, Sean Maitland all on course to be fit for World Cup,says Gla…
Glasgow for Visser would make sense with both DTH and Maitland leaving. As well as Sean Lamont getting on a bit.
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Disagree that Hogg has no contention on 15. Greig Tonks, Jack Cuthbert. Sean Maitland is also good at FB.
Sean Maitland must've played for the Kiwi U20s
Big Bob Casey making waves . Singed Ben Franks earlier in the week and now a lion in Sean Maitland! http:…
Full London Irish release on signing of winger . Sean Maitland for next season. Big miss or not?
We could just cut them out so we don't have token players like Richie Gray and Sean Maitland.
England got their Six Nations campaign back on track with a crushing 20-0 Calcutta Cup victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday. Luther Burrell and Mike Brown, as they'd done in defeat by France last weekend, both scored tries as the 132nd edition of international rugby union's oldest fixture saw Scotland rendered pointless by England for the first time since a 15-0 loss at Murrayfield in 1978. Had not fly-half Owen Farrell missed several goalkicks, the final scoreline might have been even more lopsided. Scotland made three changes from the side that opened the Six Nations with a 28-6 loss to Ireland last weekend, with Australia coach Scott Johnson controversially dropping captain Kelly Brown and giving his place at openside flanker to debutant Chris Fusaro. Tommy Seymour replaced the injured Sean Maitland while Matt Scott was brought into midfield instead of Duncan Taylor. Scrum-half Greig Laidlaw took over the captaincy from Brown. England, whose first match in charge under coach Stuart Lancaste ...
Ireland v Scotland: Scotland player ratings February 3, 2014 15. Stuart Hogg: 7.5 Hogg looked extremely dangerous in attack which culminated in a couple of half breaks and some impressive offloads. His positioning for opposition attacks was good and a number of times he used fancy footwork to get out of trouble. 14. Sean Maitland: 7.5 Possibly Scotland’s best player until injury unfortunately forced him off around the half-hour mark. He was hungry for the ball, kept popping up in support across the backline and he looked dangerous whenever he received it. 13. Alex Dunbar: 7 He didn’t offer a huge amount in attack but anyone who manages to keep Brian O’Driscoll quiet all match tends to have a good game. He made an inspiring 12 tackles, the majority of which were quite physical. 12. Duncan Taylor: 6 Just like his centre partner, Taylor didn’t offer a lot of options in attack – which is a shame because he impresses for Saracens – but he was fairly solid in defence. Expect Matt Scott to start agai ...
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I see the SRU are being consistent. Ryan Wilson named in 36-man squad today, along with Ryan Grant and Sean Maitland.
Rabo Pro12: Sean Lamont returns for Glasgow side Sean Lamont returns to the Glasgow Warriors side for tomorrow’s 1872 Cup second leg against Edinburgh Rugby at Scotstoun Stadium. The winger, who has been out of action since November with an ankle injury, comes in on the left wing. Stuart Hogg starts at full-back, with Sean Maitland occupying the right wing berth. Byron McGuigan and Alex Dunbar form a new centre partnership, while Ruaridh Jackson and Henry Pyrgos come into the side at fly-half and scrum-half respectively. In the forwards Ryan Grant continues at loose-head, with Dougie Hall coming in for Pat MacArthur at hooker and Ed Kalman replacing Jon Welsh at tight-head. After starting last week’s 20-16 victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield, Tim Swinson and Tom Ryder once again combine in the second row. In the back-row Rob Harley continues on the blind-side, Chris Fusaro comes in at open-side and captains the side, while Josh Strauss replaces Ryan Wilson at number 8. Glasgow Warriors head coach Gr ...
2013 in review: Scotland December 18, 2013 All in all, this has been one of Scotland’s better years in recent memory – if you exclude the percentage of wins, that is. Scott Johnson has come in and tightened everything up and player performances have been, mainly, quite good. It helps that Glasgow have been playing well in the RaboDirect PRO12, and now one of Scotland’s main aims should be to increase the amount of talented young players that are starting to come through. Biggest success Coming third in the Six Nations and winning two out of the five games – Scotland’s best placed finish since 2006. It wasn’t the prettiest of campaigns but wins against Italy and Ireland and clinical finishing from the back three of Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Tim Visser kept Scotland ahead of Italy on points difference. Scott Johnson’s term as interim head coach can be deemed somewhat of a success considering the injuries suffered over the year and the opposition played, and the capture of a world-class co ...
Scotland v Australia: Scotland player ratings November 25, 2013 Jamie No comments denton murray 15. Sean Maitland: 7 Better from the Kilted Kiwi. He got the ball in hand more than in previous games and he offered more in attack. Stable in defence but his kicking game can improve. 14. Tommy Seymour: 7 He looked hungry for the ball and held his own in defence. Won’t be first choice winger but this autumn has proved that he can be relied upon if needed. 13. Nick de Luca: 5.5 Made his tackles but, like previous games, showed no spark or punch in attack. Reiterated the need for a better outside centre. 12. Duncan Taylor: 6 He did nothing wrong but also did nothing spectacular, direct lines were about as good as it got. Could still make it as an international 12 but will be behind Matt Scott and Mark Bennett in the pecking order. 11. Sean Lamont: 6 Came off his wing to carry his fair share of ball but he should have taken his chance in the first half. He lacks the pace of an international winger. 10. Duncan W ...
These commentators making Sean Maitland sound like Christian Cullen. He's good, but not quite in that league.
Heineken Cup 2013-2014: Pool 2 Preview October 8, 2013 Glasgow Warriors This Warriors team is enjoying a rich vein of form at present, sitting atop the Pro12 table after five wins from five games. The balance within the squad is near-perfect, with not only the fine blend of impressive imports and Scotland stars, but also the mixture of experienced pros and hungry youngsters keen to make their mark. Glasgow are excellent defenders, having conceded just two tries in their opening league fixtures, and with a backline boasting the likes of Sean Maitland, Stuart Hogg, Niko Matawalu and DTH Van der Merwe, they are capable of doing some real damage in attack. Though Glasgow are laying down a serious marker for title contention thus far, the squad remains unproven at European level. They are in an undoubtedly strong position heading into the opening round of games, but could come unstuck in such a high-profile arena. Duncan Weir’s return has eased the goal-kicking concerns somewhat, but the Warriors can ill-aff ...
RaboDirect PRO12 Team of the Week: Round 4 September 30, 2013 15. Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors) The “kilted Kiwi” was making his first Pro12 appearance of the season after returning from the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia. He didn’t look to have missed a step, with some intelligent offensive play, and typically accomplished handling. Provided both assists for Byron McGuigan’s tries, the second via well-weighted grubber kick. 14. Alex Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues) Another Lion, the powerful Cuthbert showed both his brawn and pace in attack, standing up Rob Kearney, and powering his way up the touchline to score a brilliant solo try. He almost added another moments later, but Kearney this time was able to bring him down inside the Leinster 22. The Welshman will, however, be disappointed with his missed tackle on Ian Madigan leading to the fly-half’s try. 13. Brian O’Driscoll (Leinster) On his return to the Pro12, the great man showed no signs of rustiness with the sort of classy perform ...
With the 125th anniversary adventure now complete after Saturday's sublime success at ANZ Stadium, let's take a look at the key numbers behind the British & Irish Lions' first southern hemisphere triumph of the 21st century. Here's a few of the stand out digits from across all three Tests in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, some surprising, some less so, but all important when it came to creating history Down Under… 0 - kicks missed by Christian Lealiifano: the Brumbies centre landed eight from eights in Tests two and three 0 - seconds left when Kurtley Beale missed a kick at goal to win the first Test and Leigh Halfpenny did the same in the second 1 - yellow card, to Qantas Wallabies prop Ben Alexander in the third Test 2 - players picked in a Lions Test squad who didn't get on to pick up a cap, Sean Maitland and Ryan Grant 3 - times Australian flanker George Smith was replaced in the third Test, the first with a head knock, the second after Alexander was sin binned and the third with 13 minutes left to ...
Which of the following players was most under - used by the Lions for you? Matt Stevens, Rory Best, Richie Gray, Conor Murray, Owen Farrell, Manu Tuilagi, Ryan Grant, Sean Maitland or Stuart Hogg ? Notice how all the Scots are on that list..
Getting seated and ready to watch my cuz Sean Maitland light up Moore park...
Add Mako Vunipola, Toby Faletau, Manu Tuilagi & Sean Maitland to the team next win & the will win. Honest.
If only Manu Tuilagi, Toby Faletau & Sean Maitland were apart of this..
Lions Squad Analysis for 2nd Test Posted on Jun 27, 2013 The old adage goes that ‘you should never change a winning team’ but clearly this message has been lost on Warren Gatland, who has made five changes to his test XV ahead of the second test on Saturday. In the forwards, Mako Vunipola and Geoff Parling have replaced Alex Corbisiero and Paul O’Connell, both of whom are injured, and Tom Croft, who drops to the bench, has been replaced by Dan Lydiate. In the backs, Ben Youngs and the fit-again Tommy Bowe are preferred to Mike Phillips and Alex Cuthbert, with the winger dropping to the bench at the expense of Sean Maitland. Vunipola was unlucky to miss out on a starting role in the first test after his imperious form in the warm-up games, but ultimately the decision to opt for Corbisiero, a more proficient scrummager, proved to be the right call. The question now is whether or not Gatland should have selected Ryan Grant, who takes his place on the bench, ahead of Vunipola, with the latter resuming h ...
Rebels v Lions: Lions player ratings Posted on Jun 25, 2013 15. Rob Kearney: 7 It was a solid but unspectacular day out for the Irish fullback who managed to make 90 metres but never really threatened too much. Swept up at the back and always looked solid but is in the desperately unlucky situation of having a certain Leigh Halfpenny ahead of him. 14. Sean Maitland: 7 A mixed bag from Maitland who showed his blistering pace at times but was also a little loose. Super support work saw him feature in the build-up to his own try, which he finished well. With Bowe and Tuilagi returning from injury his place in the test squad will be fiercely under threat. 13. Manu Tuilagi: 7.5 Strong surge and deft offload in the build-up to Maitland’s try was one of the highlights of the match but he was well marshalled other than that. Made 11 carries and, more tellingly for Tuilagi, five passes – not a huge number by any means, but enough to be conspicuous for a player who has been accused of just putting his head down ...
The British and Irish Lions warmed up for the second Test against Australia with an ultimately convincing victory over an outgunned Rebels side in Melbourne. Converted tries from Conor Murray and Sean Maitland in a patchy first half gave the tourists a 14-0 lead at the interval. The coaches said there are opportunities and places in the squad. The boys played out of their skin and have put their hands up” Sean O'Brien and Ben Youngs added further scores either side of a penalty try as the Lions pressed home their superiority. Keeping a game and committed Rebels side scoreless was a tribute to the Lions' second string in the final midweek match of the tour. Manu Tuilagi, O'Brien, Ian Evans, Richard Hibbard, captain Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau all put in impressive shifts in a last effort to force their way into Test contention. Whether any player did enough to play their way into the starting side on Saturday is debatable, although Tuilagi proved his trademark power was intact on his return from a shoul ...
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Sean O’Brien, Conor Murray, Ben Youngs and Scotland's Sean Maitland all scored tries in Lions’ win. A penalty try completed the scoring.
What does Sean Maitland say about new roomie Owen Farrell (Kiwi style)?
British & Irish Lions O’Connell ruled out of test series with broken arm Posted on Jun 24, 2013 | 0 comments O'connell Ireland lock Paul O’Connell has been ruled out of the rest of the test series with a broken arm. It is a huge blow for the tourists, who lose a priceless source of on-field leadership. O’Connell was set to feature in his eighth straight Lions test, but instead will watch from the stands. There is no plan to call up a replacement at this stage. Geoff Parling has been stood down from the Rebels match and is likely to take O’Connell’s place in the test side – Ian Evans comes into the line-up for Tuesday, with Tom Croft onto the bench. Flanker Dan Lydiate will captain the side. British and Irish Lions (revised) vs Melbourne Rebels: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Manu Tuilagi, 12 Brad Barritt, 11 Simon Zebo, 10 Owen Farrell, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Toby Faletau, 7 Sean O’Brien, 6 Dan Lydiate (c), 5 Ian Evans, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Dan Cole, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Ryan Grant. Replacement ...
Hate Owen Farrell but him and Sean Maitland need to come on now!
Manu Tuilagi has lost his battle to recover from a shoulder injury in time for the British Lions first test against the Wallabies in Brisbane tomorrow night. However, there will be at least two NESIANS on the bench for the Lions, prop Mako Vunipola (Tongan) and wing Sean Maitland (Maori/Samoan).
I'd be more exercised by Ben Youngs being picked over Conor Murray, and to a lesser extent, Sean Maitland over Simon Zebo
LIONS PROFILE: SEAN MAITLAND - Currently in Australia playing for the British and Irish Lions, we talk to Sean Maitland about his memories of winning the IRB...
Lions Latest Scots miss out as Gatland unveils first Lions test team Scots Stuart Hogg, Richie Gray and Sean Maitland have all missed out on a place in the Lions side for Saturday's opening Test against Australia. Maitland is a substitute, but his Scottish colleagues are sidelined. There is a surprise at loosehead prop, where British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland revealed that Alex Corbisiero's superior scrummaging resulted in his selection ahead of Mako Vunipola. The rampaging Vunipola was expected to feature at the Suncorp Stadium after impressing during his four starts on tour, but he lost out to his England rival. Corbisiero was a late arrival Down Under, re-routing from England's tour of Argentina after Cian Healy and Gethin Jenkins were forced home through injury, and has started only one match, the 64-0 rout of the Combined Country XV. But his 94 minutes of rugby for the Lions convinced Gatland that he is a safer option to start against the Wallabies with Vunipola providing second-half firep ...
Simon Zebo should of definately been in the squad in front of Sean Maitland! Poor choice!
Best of the Weekend: Lions roar, England and Ireland impress Posted on Jun 17, 2013 Lions challenged by Waratahs, but prove too strong The NSW Waratahs may have been missing many key players due to their presence in the Wallaby squad, but they still proved to be a significant step up in quality to the previous opposition the Lions have faced so far on tour. The Lions coped admirably however, and powered their way to a 47-17 victory. The Waratahs were boosted by the return of both Dave Dennis and Rob Horne from the Wallaby squad, and although their class shone through, it wasn’t enough to derail the thus-far undefeated Lions. The likes of Drew Mitchell and Peter Betham also added some real quality to the ‘Tahs back line, and if there was one pertinent criticism of the Lions performance, it was the poor defence of their backs, particularly out wide, with a poor attempted tackle from Sean Maitland in the build up to the ‘Tahs first try, being a prominent example. If they occasionally struggled in defen ...
British & Irish Lions Match Analysis by ESPNscrum's Graham Jenkins Man of the Match: Stuart Hogg was handed the fly-half role for the first time since a club outing for Hawick a few seasons ago and passed the test with flying colours. He may not have been up against the highest quality opposition but his game-management was excellent with the help of some of the experienced heads around him. His ability with the boot was there to be seen - including four conversions - while his pace and vision also carried him to a notable try. Key Moment: This game was always going to be one-sided and while Combined Country will not have held out much hope for a win, they would have set their sights on a try. Midway through the first half, with the hosts trailing just 19-0, it looked like they may get some reward with a sustained spell of pressure inside the Lions' 22. But a turnover gifted possession to the Lions and fullback Sean Maitland and winger George North sped up field for a classic counter-attack score that wil ...
'Sean Maitland is unfazed at the prospect of making his full-back debut at international level for the Lions'-
British and Irish Lions name team to play Combined Country XV Posted on Jun 9, 2013 Warren Gatland has named his team to play a Combined Country XV on Tuesday in Newcastle. Alex Corbisiero is set to make his first start, while fellow injury replacement Ryan Grant is named on the bench. Stuart Hogg gets an outing at fly-half with Sean Maitland slotting in at fullback, while the side is captained by Brian O’Driscoll in the midfield. He links up with 2009 centre partner Jamie Roberts. “The Reds game was always going to be a big challenge, and I was delighted at the victory and the way we were tested,” said Warren Gatland. “It was a very physical match, as we knew it would be. We now move on to Newcastle and another challenge. “This team to play Country includes three players – Richie Gray, Alex Cuthbert and Stuart Hogg – who are starting their second game in a row, plus another, George North, who came off the bench early against the Reds. “This is the nature of Lions tours as we adapt to inju ...
The lads golfing last week at Carton House & Sean Maitland
Grant narrowly missed out when the original squad was named in April but now joins teammates Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg in Australia.
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WAIKATO BOYS IN ACTION OVERNIGHT... Good luck to the Waikato connection in the New Zealand Under 20s team - Hame Faiva, Joe Webber, Adam Burn and assistant coach Chris Gibbes. They start their IRB Junior World Championship campaign in France tomorrow morning (6.45am NZ time vs Fiji, live on Maori Television). Also, their is a Waikato flavour to the British and Irish Lions first tour match in Australia later tonight versus the Force (live on Sky Sport 1). Mooloo Men Toby Lynn and Sam Christie are in the Force line up, while Waikato boy Sean Maitland is on the Lions bench, who are of course coached by Waikato legend Warren Gatland!
Conor Murray the Irish scrum half is growing on me and Sean Maitland,Alex Cuthbert and Justin Tipuric
What an awesome scene for their first lions experience Sean Maitland and big Richie Gray. Amazing!
Warren Gatland has selected 11 Welshmen in his squad to face the BarbariansWales will dominate the opening match of the 2013 British & Irish Lions with nine players selected to start against the Barbarians in Hong Kong. Centre pair Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies continue their winning Test partnership in midfield alongside Six Nations try hero Alex Cuthbert. Three Ospreys forwards will start at Hong Kong Stadium including front-row pair Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard as well as flanker Justin Tipuric who gets the nod after tour captain Sam Warburton was ruled out with a knee injury. Tipuric lines up between Newport Gwent Dragons pair Dan Lydiate and Toby Faletau in an all-Wales back-row in front of scrum-half Mike Phillips. The veteran Test number nine will provide crucial experience for half-back partner Owen Farrell who is joined by Saracens team-mate Mako Vunipola. Scotland's trio of tourists, Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Richie Gray all start while 2009 captain Paul O'Connell will lead the team i ...
i am 100% done with Sean Maitland. just done. i can't. no. please stop.
were am I suppose to meet the youngs brothers sean maitland and Owen Farrell ?
"Leigh and Sean Maitland ya me salieron los colmillos...
Scotland ace Sean Maitland desperate to make his mark with British Lions after 'crazy' six months
I spoke with wingers Tommy Bowe and Sean Maitland today, both disagreed with your "lack of flair" assessment of the squad
our very own kilted Sean Maitland on
Sean Maitland cannot wait for the British and Irish Lions tour to begin to link up with Warren Gatland's squad
Celeb spots 2 and 3 - Sean maitland and Stuart Hogg, Scotland's lions were on my plane!!
First round of golf this year done and dusted with and Sean Maitland. Cheers guys
Should Sean Maitland be going on the tour?
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Sean Maitland was a tactical replacement according to Gregor Townsend
Sean maitland is such an attractive guy wow
Replacement for as Ruaridh Jackson comes on for Sean Maitland
how is Sean Maitland a lion ahead of visser?
Im baffled as to how Sean Maitland is going on the Lions and isnt? Maitland has 0 aerial skills and no defence.
Sean Maitland caught napping out on that wing by Sextons kick!
Great try by sean maitland! Fitting that its a kiwi that scores
It's like 15 teams from New Zealand, Australia and South Africa that all compete, look it up! Sean Maitland use to compete in it
yeah I thought it was Stuart Hogg, Richie Gray, Sean Maitland which are the people who were selected from Scotland !
What is sean maitland doing playing for scotland
I dont see why anyway would say Sean Maitland is a bad pick for the Lions. He's a great player in good form. Very intelligent
Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland return after sitting out Glasgow's victory over Connacht. With the GW looking to make a debut final appearance
Stuart Hogg & Sean Maitland back for Glasgow for Pro 12 SF v Leinster on Sat. Means 8 involved in Dublin - nervous time for coaches
Edinburgh Rugby wing Tim Visser has made the RaboDirect PRO12 ‘Dream Team’ for the fourth successive season, with the highest …Lees verder »
Nice interview with talking to Glasgow, Scotland and now Lions winger Sean Maitland
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A couple of weeks back we interviewed Rugby superstar Sean Maitland:
A couple of weeks ago I interviewed and Sean Maitland:
You were mentioned in Tok's local newspaper in an article they did about Sean Maitland :)
Sean Maitland, ex-Crusader and now Scotland and Lions rugby wing, loves Glasgow and its sporting passion – Scotsman
Seymour Once Again Gets Scotland Invite It looks as if Tommy Seymour will finally earn his first international cap this summer after being included in the Scotland side that will tour South Africa this summer. The Glasgow winger qualifies for Scotland, Ireland, and the United States. He had been called into the Scotland assembly last November but the plethora of options on the wing for Scotland meant that he never saw time with the team. Further, an injury prevented him for appearing for Scotland ‘A,’ which would also have cap tied him. With upcoming matches against Samoa, South Africa, and possibly Italy, and with Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland out with the British & Irish Lions, it appears that Seymour will finally see time...
makes a LOT more sense that sean maitland is actually a kiwi and not a scott. beautiful man
Our Polynesian brothers selected to represent the infamous British & Irish Lions Squad
Good day at the HSBC Rugby 7s today. Managed to meet Scotland Internationals, Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland as well as Mike Myers!
Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Lewis in the Reindeer outfit.. Sae tired.
Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland came off the bench to inspire the visitors.
Scotland's Lions meet the press at Scotstoun. Congrats to Sean Maitland, Richie Gray & Stuart Hogg.
That's why Sean Maitland's a Lion...and Stuart Hogg for that matter. Brilliant try and the conversion wasn't bad either
Glasgow decide to drop Lions pair Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland to the bench, as they travel to Galway to face Connacht.
LIONS SQUAD - The waiting is finally over as Warren Gatland announces his squad for the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia. We've reaction from the event.
Scotland star Sean Maitland: I'm over the moon to be included in... GTNews
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Simon Zebo is unlucky not to get in, but Sean Maitland is a Good pick
Sean Maitland & Manu Tuilagi selected! Could this be the best attacking lineup the Lions have had?
Dan Lydiate is in purely because he's Welsh and Gatland bums him in the showers, Sean Maitland is in because he's Scottish.. Oh wait...
Sean Maitland and Stevens?!? Seriously!!? No Robshaw or wilkinson joke. Far to many welsh based on one good game and more Irish then English
When the Crusaders last played the Force in Perth, they had Sean Maitland, Kahn Fotuali'i, Ben Franks, Sonny Bill Williams and Richie McCaw.
Six Nations 2013 Scotland vs Ireland: Scotland Player Ratings Posted on Feb 25, 2013 15. Stuart Hogg – 7 An excellent defensive display from a player who is increasingly looking like an elite full-back. Stopped anything that came near him with strong tackling while also trying his hardest to get Scotland counter attacking. 14. Sean Maitland – 7 Not able to show much of his attacking threat over the course of the match but did well to stop Ireland from making any major gains. Did excellently to to prevent O’Driscoll cutting through Scotland’s defense. 13. Sean Lamont – 6 Another player who poses a real threat going forward but was mainly used as a defensive blocker, stopping O’Driscoll et al before they could get motoring. Scotland need him to find more gaps and utilise his size and power. 12. Matt Scott – 7 Defended brilliantly, slowing Ireland down and preventing any sort of Irish momentum to gain any speed. Withstood early pressure to hold firm and stop any Irish threats. Scott looked pois ...
On another note from Stevie Ray: Please see below the proposed (almost definite) tour to Malaysia in conjunction with our first XV – 5th to 11th November. Don’t worry, we are not playing the Cobra Tens – this is high quality international standard Tens tourney, we are just playing two friendlies against local ex-pat opposition, and then watching our senior side in the Ten’s (4 years ago they lost in the plate final to a Canterbury side including Sean Maitland, and a few other All Blacks) Total cost will be about R14 000 ex spending money (The airport tax amount shown on the attached can fluctuate), and we already have about 8/9 blokes in as well as keen interest from our Ten's sponsors Please indicate if keen, spectators also welcome, but we need at least 20 players (or more…) Our games will be 15-a-side Once we have the touring group settled, I will call for deposits, probably around R2000 p.p. See you at touch…. COBRA 10’s TOURNAMENT 05 -14 November 2013 05 NOV CAPE TOWN/DUBAI/KUALA LUMPU ...
Terrific start to the second half for Scotland. Sean Maitland breaks, gets the ball away neatly to Matt Scott and the Edinburgh centre does the rest very nicely indeed. First Test score for the Currie product. 20-3 now to the Scots!
Hooker Ross Ford has warned the rest of the Scotland pack SkyBet to expect another test of their physicality and commitment when they take on Italy this weekend. Ford comes into the starting XV, replacing the injured Dougie Hall, for the Murrayfield showdown against an Azzurri side sure to be on a high after their remarkable victory over France. "We won't get it any easier this weekend," warned the 28-year-old. "Italy have a brilliant pack so we need to make sure we front up in the areas England exposed against us. "We've been working in training this week, trying to make sure that doesn't happen again. "We need to put in a performance in those areas that allows us to play the way we want to play, on the front foot." The Scots might have struggled at the breakdown against England but it wasn't all doom and gloom, full-back Stuart Hogg had a fantastic game as did wingers Tim Visser and Sean Maitland on debut.
England v Scotland 6 Nations 2013: Scotland player ratings Posted on Feb 4, 2013 15. Stuart Hogg – 8.5 Scotland’s most impressive performer. He broke the gain-line repeatedly and offered some excellent counter attacking play. Impressive relief kicking and a resilient defender who fought to the last breath. 14. Sean Maitland – 6 Making his debut for Scotland and did not disappoint. Grabbed himself a well-taken try and looked threatening throughout. England tried their best to contain the young winger but his energy, drive and determination were superior to the majority on the pitch. 13. Sean Lamont – 5 In a game which called-out for game changers, Lamont was nowhere to be found. Did his job running the lines and defending but showed little else to spark a Scotland team who needed a leader to take the game to the English. Not one of his best games but not one of the worst – Scotland will need more from the big playmaker. 12. Matt Scott – 6 Performed well, strong in the tackle and ran hard at the ...
Scotland Scotland waiting on Strokosch injury 3 February 2013, 1:18 pmBy Sportsbeat Scotland could be dealt a major blow after it was revealed that Alasdair Strokosch has surfaced a fractured orbit around his eye in the RBS 6 Nations loss to England at Twickenham. The Perpignan flanker lasted just 14 minutes of the clash against Stuart Lancaster’s side before being forced off with the facial injury, to be replaced by David Denton. He then had to sit on the sidelines as Scott Johnson’s men eventually succumbed to a powerful English performance, with tries for debutant Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg providing some consolation in a 38-18 defeat. New Zealand-born winger Maitland had given the Scots the perfect start with his try after just nine minutes as he benefited from a sensational counter-attack by Glasgow teammate Hogg. When Strokosch was forced off, the Scots only trailed 6-5, and they were still in touch at the break despite Chris Ashton’s try giving England an 19-11 lead. However England made t ...
That's Tim Visser. Eye candy alright, but i also really like Sean Maitland, dunno what number is he though
Sean Maitland (NZL) and Tim Visser (NED) are the first pair of non-Scottish born starting Wings representing Scotland in a match.
Scotland Glasgow wing Maitland relishing 'dream' Scotland debut 31 January 2013, 12:30 pm By Ben Baker New Zealand-born Sean Maitland insists he will be as proud as any of his team-mates when he makes his Scotland debut against England in the RBS 6 Nations this Saturday. The Glasgow Warriors wing was born in Tokoroa and played in New Zealand for Canterbury and the Crusaders until moving to the RaboDirect PRO12 outfit at the start of the current season. The 24-year-old qualifies for selection because of his Glaswegian grandparents – who emigrated Down Under in the 1960s – leading to Scotland’s interim head coach Scott Johnson naming him in the starting XV for the Calcutta Cup clash at Twickenham. And Maitland, the only uncapped player in Johnson’s squad, admits it is a dream come true to get the opportunity to represent the country of his ancestors. “I’m very proud to be given the opportunity to start by Johnno – it’s very special and I’m very proud,” he said. “My parents are happy fo ...
Scotland hand Sean Maitland his test debut as Interim head coach Scott Johnson makes six changes. More to follow
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Sean Maitland will make his debut as Scotland seek to end their 30-year Twickenham drought when they play England.
Scotland have named their side to face England in the Calcutta Cup (Kolkata Kup?) Six changes are made by Scott Johnson as they travel to Twickenham with 6 Warriors in the XV and 3 from Edinburgh Rugby (official). Can the uncapped Sean Maitland spring a surprise on the English?
Sean Maitland to make Scotland debut in Six Nations against England - The Guardian: The GuardianSean Maitland to...
Uncapped 10 in Scotland rugby squad - Tue 15th Jan Scotland interim coach, Scott Johnson, has included 10 uncapped players, including fast-tracked former Crusaders back, Sean Maitland, in a 35-man squad for the Six Nations rugby tournament. The Australian was promoted from within the backroom staff after head coach, Andy Robinson, resigned in November after Scotland's morale-sapping 21-15 loss to Tonga in Aberdeen. Johnson's task was complicated last week when veteran scrum-half, Mike Blair, retired from Test duty and experienced centre, Nick de Luca, was sidelined for two months with a fractured eye socket. Now Johnson, who once carried out a similar 'caretaker' role with Wales, has brought in several players yet to experience Test rugby. Among the uncapped players in the squad aside from former New Zealand Under-20 player Maitland are fullback Peter Murchie, wing Tommy Seymour, centres Alex Dunbar and Peter Horne, and scrum-half Sean Kennedy. Up front, among those yet to play an international are back-r ...
SCOTLAND PICKS MAITLANDHAS wasted little time in rushing former Crusaders wing Sean Maitland into its squad to begin preparations for the Six Nations. The 24-year-old is one of 10 uncapped players named in the 35-strong group by new coach Scott Johnson. Maitland has only been in Scotland for three months, but qualifies for immediate selection due to his grandparents being born in Glasgow. He signed with the Glasgow Warriorsafter becoming frustrated with his lack of progression in the New Zealand system. Having starred for the Crusaders and been on the cusp of All Blacks selection, he is almost certain to make the cut when Johnson whittles down his squad following a three-day training camp in Glasgow next Sunday. Scotland finished last in the 2012 Six Nations. Scotland squad Forwards: Alasdair Dickinson, Ryan Grant, Dougie Hall, Pat MacArthur, Ross Ford, Euan Murray, Geoff Cross, Moray Low, Alastair Kellock, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, Grant Gilchrist, Kelly Brown, Robert Harley, Ryan Wilson, Johnnie Beatti ...
Glasgow Warriors and Scottish Rugby have announced that Crusaders full-back or winger Sean Maitland will be joining the RaboDirect PRO12 outfit. The 24-year-old is one of the most highly-rated outside backs in Super Rugby, and qualifies to play for Scotland courtesy of both his paternal Grandparents who were born in Glasgow. Subject to medical and visa, he will join up with the Warriors squad in the coming weeks, having put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at Scotstoun Stadium until at least the May 31, 2015. Since making his Super Rugby debut in 2008, Maitland has scored some 24 tries, equaling the record for the most individual touchdowns in a single tournament game when he crossed the try-line four times against the Brumbies in 2011. He was a part of the New Zealand U19 team that won the World Cup in 2007, and the U20 side that scooped the 2008 Junior World Championship. Maitland scored against Argentina, Ireland and Wales in that latter tournament. In 2010, he represented the New Zealand ...
Here's some of the Tokoroa alumni: Quade Cooper, Keven Mealamu, Richard Kahui, Sean Maitland, Kendrick Lynn. Population just 13,530!
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