Rocky Elsom (76)
Close to my team as well.26 Only then I drop Dion TAUMATA (Queensland Country), and Jarome McKENZIE (NSW Country Eagles) from my previous squad
Here's my 2015 NRC Barbarians Touring Squad.
Haydn HIRSIMAKI (Queensland Country)
Jed GILLESPIE (Rams)
Luke HOLMES (North Harbour Rays)
Robbie ABEL (Canberra Vikings)
Taniela TUPOU (Queensland Country)
Tom ROBERTSON (Sydney Stars) (If he in Team Rehab which I suspect he is then Jermaine AINSLEY (Spirit) )
Matt PHILIP (Sydney Stars)
Phil POTGIETER (Queensland Country)
Ned HANIGAN (NSW Country Eagles)
Harry BERGELIN (North Harbour Rays)
Maclean JONES (Queensland Country)
Boyd KILLINGWORTH (North Harbour Rays)
Mark BALDWIN (NSW Country Eagles)
Jack CORNELSEN (Queensland Country)
Pom SIMONA (Melbourne Rising)
Josh HOLMES (North Harbour Rays)
Jake GORDON (Sydney Stars)
Hamish ANGUS (North Harbour Rays)
Reece HODGE (North Harbour Rays)
Henry TAEFU (Brisbane City)
Ed STUBBS (NSW Country Eagles)
Paul ASQUITH (Greater Sydney Rams)
Harry JONES (Sydney Stars)
Junior LALOIFI (Brisbane City)
Maalonga KONELIO (Perth Spirit)
Tom KINGSTON (Sydney Stars)
The New Zealand Heartland XV squad for 2015 is:
Cole Baldwin (Wanganui)
Jackson Donlan (Mid Canterbury)
Matt Fetu (South Canterbury)
Ralph Darling (North Otago)
Timaru Tafa (South Canterbury)
Kurt Simmonds (Wairarapa Bush)
Adam Ross (Mid Canterbury)
Craig Moore (Buller)
Eric Duff (Mid Canterbury)
Fraser Hammond (Wanganui)
Bryn Hudson (Wanganui)
Peter Rowe (Captain) (Wanganui)*
James Goodger (Wairarapa Bush)
Hayden Anderson (Thames Valley)
Lindsay Horrocks (Wanganui)
Zayn Tipping (King Country)
Stephen Perofeta (Wanganui)
Tim Priest (Wairarapa Bush)
Moss Doran (Thames Valley)
TK Moeke (East Coast)
Lemi Masoe (North Otago)
Lance Easton (Thames Valley)
Tyrone Keith (Thames Valley)
James Hemara (King Country)
Mike Tambour (Horowhenua – Kapiti)
Wanganui flanker Peter Rowe returns as captain for a fifth time after having been at the helm in 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Mid Canterbury’s Grant Keenan and Poverty Bay’s Mutu Ngarimu will coach the team. Keenan said they had the right blend of skill and experience for the team to be competitive in the upcoming series.
“Mutu and I are very excited with the squad that’s been selected. Each player has excelled for their respective province and deserves their selection in the side.
“We’ve selected a blend of youth and experience within the backline and a forward pack which will provide a strong set piece and physicality in the breakdown area.
“As a coaching group, we’re well aware of the quality of athletes that the touring Australian Barbarians will bring and understand that we each need to be at our very best during the upcoming matches in Levin and Wanganui.
Can someone explain to me the criteria for squad selection?
I was under the impression it was for players who were not contracted to a super rugby franchise in 2015. Correct me if i'm wrong, but wasn't Rod Iona contracted to the Brumbies this year?