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New Zealand Rugby Team Watch

Discussion in 'Rugby Discussion' started by Hugh Jarse, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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  2. ruggy Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Sorry its been a while! Had problems sorting out my internet! Hope you enjoy
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  3. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    Well I have to say after the first couple of weeks of Super rugby there a couple/few players I am hoping to see more of over next few years, and could grow into ABs, couple of likely looking young flankers from Crusaders jump to mind, Cullen Grace if he carries on and puts on a little beef maybe one to look for in 2-4 years, have to say I like the cut of Tom Christie the balding 20yo 7 from down there , I been interested in Lachlan Boshier for a year or two also, so there could be interesting times ahead. I will say, I know it very early and get pretty pissed at how easy some players are annointed the next great thing in some countries and how they will be great, But these boys could just develop ok with good sound coaching and in Grace's case a bit more beef. He went ok as lock at U20 level ,but seems to look like he could be ok at 6! I watch Hoskin Sotutu with interest too, another who is a few years away but has a good base I think!
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  5. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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    ha "New Zealand Rugby Team Watch" thread reminds me, national coach is such a sweeeeeeeeet gig, fat guts Fozzie must be LOVING it, fuck yeah, here I am, I made it, got the job thru a friend at NZRFU bloody months ago and still havent had to do a stroke of work, and, get this, I've got 5 more bloody months of basically paid leave till I even have to lift a goddamn finger and even then by July the NZ public will have picked the XXIII for me as per usual, praise the lord, pass the pies and god bless this motherfucken gravy train.
  6. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Rennie, meanwhile - "I'm fucking staying over here in Europe as long as fucking possible and getting Scott McJohnson to make it up for me, so I don't have to deal with the misery of Aussie teams finding new ways to kick themselves in the nuts, if they can kick at all, before I have to decide which busted-arse OK Boomers I have to pick from Europe and put on a fucken diet because anyone half-capable here is fucken broken, and the Aus public, all 39 of them that give a rats, have picked 72 players from Shute Shield and QPR who look handy, and by the way , where's that fucken gravy, Fozz?"
    JOC Unleashing a Torp

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  7. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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    Rennie, thinking outside the box.

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  8. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Might be confusing when we play The Pumas. Although the diving....
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  9. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Confirmed as Wales on 14/11:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...es-in-cardiff-in-november-as-tour-takes-shape

    Baptism of fire for new Wales coach Pivac with matches v all the current top 10-ranked sides other than Aus, and Fiji (11th) in a 12-match season. RWC draw to be done immediately afterwards so it's gunna be tough for Wales to break into the top-4 Band A from their current fifth place. Upside is that a win v SA or NZ would gain them a shit-ton of ranking points.
  10. Dctarget Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Never capped for NZ you say? We'll bloody take him. Surely he has some Aussie in him somewhere.
  11. Braveheart81 Rocky Elsom (76)

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    He played years of NZ 7s so he is locked in with NZ. Just never played for the All Blacks.
  12. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Loving Jack Goodhue's work at 12 & have always felt AL-B is best utilised at 13 outside a straight-running, offloading 12 (Exhibit A: Charlie Ngatai). Should be the starting AB midfield for the July Internationals IMO.
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  13. Slim 293 George Gregan (70)

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  14. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    ^ he was also 100% giving Rio a crack. Until he didn't.
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  15. Dan54 Paul McLean (56)

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    To be honest, i would not be surprised if he did, his body won't last a hell of a lot longer with his style of play.
  16. Dismal Pillock Peter Sullivan (51)

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    sounds like NZRFU firing up NZ B again. Except they can never call it that. So it'll be some feelgood "NZ A" or "Junior All Blacks" or worst of the lot, "All Blacks XV" bollocks.
    read; "would everyone please stop fucking off to Japan for 5 fucking minutes, could you please fucking do that, fucking please?"
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  17. zer0 Alan Cameron (40)

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    Only took a few years to realise that obnoxiously excluding many/most players from playing for the second national team was a f*cken stupid idea.

    EDIT: No doubt the Celts will snort/choke with indignation into their morning pint of Guinness/Brains/Irn Bru.
  18. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    AL-B re-signs through to 2023 RWC:

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby...gns-with-new-zealand-til-2023-rugby-world-cup

    I'd like to see him play exclusively at 13 as I think he's far more effective there esp if his 12 is running straight or even ins, which a bloke by the name of Goodhue is doing rather well ATM. Laumape on the bench, if it's AL-B's turn for the early shower JG just shifts out one, or a straight swap if JG gets subbed first. Sorry, Rieko, it's 11 or the stands for you.
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    I’d love a backline of

    9. Smith
    10. BB
    11. Ioane
    12. Laumape
    13. Goodhue
    14. Reece
    15. McKenzie

    21. Perenara
    22. Mo’unga
    23. Lam/Bridge
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  20. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    My preference would be:
    9. Smith
    10. Mo'unga
    11. Rieko if he gets his shit together, Bridge if he doesn't
    12. Goodhue
    13. AL-B
    14. Reece
    15. Beaugan

    21. TJP
    22. Laumape
    23. DMac
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