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NZ domestic competitions 2018

Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by waiopehu oldboy, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Could well see that WOB, Tana did say that Perofata was supposed to be eased in via 15 this year. Regardless I would think Blues would be reasonably happy with their choice at 10, as Black is playing well.
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  2. KiwiM Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Anything with Collins not in the 23 has my vote. Dreams are free I suppose.
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  3. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    Not sure how widely known it is but all five NZ teams name their 2019 squads on Wednesday. As always it'll be interesting to see which M10 standouts earn a contract & who misses out. In the latter category will be Sevu Reece who also lost his contract with (I think) Munster after being discharged without conviction on a domestic violence charge (onya, Munster or whoever for seeing that for the sham it was) & Jared Hayne who's latest dream is apparently to represent Fiji at RWC. Looks like he'll have to talk to some Frenchman about that.
  4. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I waiting to see who picks up the Canuck that played for Auckland, he the good real honest type player who would be great in any squad.
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  5. Dan54 Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Well there you go noone had room for the Canuck huh? I imagine he may get shopped to Aussie super teams?
  6. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    A few new gongs up for grabs on December 13 & the criteria for some of the existing ones have been tweaked:

    2018 New Zealand Rugby Award nominees
    • Fans' Try of the Year: Kelly Brazier (Black Ferns Sevens), Chris Hala'ufia (St Peter's College), Richie Mo'unga (Crusaders)
    • New Zealand Rugby Referee of the Year: Glen Jackson (Bay of Plenty), Richard Kelly (Taranaki), Rebecca Mahoney (Wairarapa Bush)
    • Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the Year: Irene Eruera-Taiapa (Horowhenua Kapiti), Steve Webling (Taranaki), Kim Wheeler (King Country)
    • New Zealand Rugby Age Grade Player of the Year: Sam Darry (Canterbury), Tom Christie (Canterbury), Risaleaana Pouri-Lane (Tasman), Kaleb Trask (Bay of Plenty)
    • Mitre 10 Heartland Championship Player of the Year: Craig Clare (Wanganui), Brett Ranga (Thames Valley), Willie Wright (South Canterbury)
    • Duane Monkley Medal: TJ Faiane (Auckland), Luke Romano (Canterbury), Fletcher Smith (Waikato)
    • Fiao'o Faamausili Medal: Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury), Krysten Cottrell (Hawke's Bay), Jackie Patea-Fereti (Wellington)
    • National Coach of the Year: Alama Ieremia (Auckland), Kieran Kite (Canterbury women), Scott Robertson (Crusaders)
    • New Zealand Coach of the Year: Allan Bunting (Black Ferns Sevens), Steve Hansen (All Blacks), Clark Laidlaw (All Blacks Sevens)
    • Super Rugby Player of the Year: Solomon Alaimalo (Chiefs), Richie Mo'unga (Crusaders), Matt Todd (Crusaders)
    • Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year: Sarah Goss (Ngāti Kahungunu), Rieko Ioane (Ngāpuhi / Te Whānau ā Apanui), Codie Taylor (Ngāti Raukawa/Muaūpoko)
    • Richard Crawshaw Memorial All Blacks Sevens Player of the Year:• Scott Curry (Bay of Plenty), Vilimoni Koroi (Otago), Regan Ware (Bay of Plenty)
    • Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year: Michaela Blyde (Bay of Plenty), Kelly Brazier (Bay of Plenty), Sarah Goss (Manawatu)
    • New Zealand Rugby Women's Player of the Year: Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury), Aroha Savage (Counties Manukau), Selica Winiata (Manawatu)
    • Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the Year: Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury), Richie Mo'unga (Canterbury), Brodie Retallick (Hawke's Bay), Codie Taylor (Canterbury)
    • National Team of the Year: Auckland, Crusaders, Thames Valley
    • New Zealand Team of the Year: All Blacks, All Blacks Sevens, Black Ferns Sevens

    Expect the women's Sevens to clean up individually & collectively, Team of the Year without doubt as our Olympic & Comm Games Committee have already acknowledged:

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/rugby/news/article.cfm?c_id=80&objectid=12170752
  7. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    Big night for the women including Kendra Cocksedge winning the top award, the first female player to do so.

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    2018 Rugby Award winners:
    Fan's Try of the year:
    Chris Hala'ufia (St Peter's College)

    NZ Rugby Referee of the year:
    Glen Jackson (Bay of Plenty)

    Charles Monro Rugby Volunteer of the year:
    Irene Eruera-Taiapa (Horowhenua Kapiti) *

    NZ Rugby Age Grade Player of the year:
    Tom Christie (Canterbury)

    Mitre 10 Heartland Championship Player of the year:
    Brett Ranga (Thames Valley)

    Duane Monkley Medal:
    Luke Romano (Canterbury) **

    Fiao'o Faamausili Medal:
    Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury) ***

    National Coach of the year:
    Alama Ieremia (Auckland)

    NZ Coach of the year:
    Clark Laidlaw (NZ sevens)

    Investec Super Rugby Player of the year:
    Richie Mo'unga (Crusaders)

    Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the year:
    Codie Taylor (Ngati Raukawa/Muaupoko)

    Richard Crawshaw Memorial Sevens player of the year:
    Scott Curry (Bay of Plenty)

    Black Ferns Sevens Player of the year:
    Michaela Blyde (Bay of Plenty)

    NZ Rugby Women's Player of the year:
    Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury)

    Kelvin R Tremain Memorial Player of the year:
    Kendra Cocksedge (Canterbury)

    National Team of the year:
    Crusaders

    NZ Team of the year:
    Black Ferns Sevens

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12176415

    * during her interview there were references to Playford Park so I'm thinking she's part of the Athletic RFC setup. Dan 54 may be able to confirm.

    ** for M10 Cup matches, voted for by Sky commentators on a 3-2-1 system.

    *** for Farah Palmer Cup matches, I missed who determines this one.

    All of the above was, however, somewhat overshadowed by this News of Great National Importance:

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12176483

    TLDR: Mr & Mrs GOAT now have a baby girl.
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  8. KiwiM Larry Dwyer (12)

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  9. 2bluesfan Nev Cottrell (35)

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    TJ Faiane winner of the M10 Player of the Year? Interesting.
  10. KiwiM Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Deserving winner if ever there was one. He had a heck of a M10 campaign. Made a bloody good fist of captaincy too.
  11. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    I'll see your interesting & raise you an Akira Ioane nominated for POTY :).

    Agreed & it doesn't hurt that Auckland won the Premiership.
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  12. waiopehu oldboy Phil Kearns (64)

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    Just to elaborate on the above re: Akira, I always feel that player's player-type awards (or in this case nomination) tend to go to the guys who do the hard yakka week in, week out rather than producing the occasional moment of genius that grabs the attention of fans, journos & fan-journos. Clearly Akira's peers see at least some of what certain NZR employees don't. Not to say one group is right & the other wrong, but it's odd for the two to hold such differing views.

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