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Non-Wallaby November Internationals

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Just another Thread to post stuff about all the non-Wallaby Tests. Obviously All Black and Springbok Tests will deserve their own threads as well, but this can be a catch all. Scheduled Games for this year are:

Week 1
29th October:
Namibia vs Germany

1st November;
Japan v Maori
USA v All Blacks
RFU Championship XV v Canada

Week 2
4th November:
Leicester Tigers v Barbarians

7th November:
Canada v Namibia

8th November:
Japan v Maori
Hong Kong v Russia
Georgia v Tonga
Italy v Samoa
England v All Blacks
Wales v Australia
Romania v USA
France v Fiji
Ireland v Springboks
Scotland v Argentina

Week 3
14th November
French Bahbahs v Namibia
Samoa v Canada

15th November
Asia-Pacific Dragons v Maori
Hong Kong v Russia
Italy v Argentina
Romania v Japan
England v Springboks
Wales v Fiji
Tonga v USA
Scotland v All Blacks

16th November
Ireland v Georgia

Week 4
21st November
Fiji v USA

22nd November
Italy v Springboks
Brazil v Uruguay A
Scotland v Tonga
Portugal v Namibia
Romania v Canada
Wales v All Blacks
England v Samoa
France v Argentina
Georgia v Japan

Week 5
29th November
Wales v Springboks
Brazil v Paraguay

The Tongan squad is seemingly the first to be named, with Giant Cheif's Prop Ben Tameifuna joining the squad for the first time.

PROPS
1. Alisona Taumalolo - Ha'akame - Racing Metro France
2. Ben Tameifuna
3. Tevita Mailau - Felemea/'Otea Vava'u - Monte-De-Marsan France
4. Taione Vea - Hihifo Tongatapu - London Welsh UK
5. Sila Paufisi - Ha'ateiho/Mo'ung'one - Gloucester UK

HOOKERS
6. Vaea Taione - Nukunuku - Exeter Chiefs UK
7. Paula Ngauamo - Vaini - Oyonnax France
8. Aleki Lutui - Tofoa - Gloucester UK

LOCKS
9. Tukulua Lokotui - Ha'ateiho/Mo'ung'one - Beziers France
10. Joseph Tu'ineau - Fasi Mo E Afi - Lyon France
11. Lisiate Fa'aoso - Kolonga - Bayonne France
12. Hale Pole - Fua'amotu - Otago, NZ

BACKROWS
13. Nili Latu - Afaa - NEC Rockets Japan
14. Amanaki Lelei Mafi - Ha'asini/Houmakelikao - NTT Com Japan
15. Viliami Fihaki - Nukunuku - Sale Sharks UK
16. Sione Kalamafoni - Matahau - Gloucester UK
17. Maama Vaipulu - Vava'u - Countries Manukau NZ
18. Viliami Ma'afu - Longolongo/Kolovai - Oyonnax France

HALFBACKS
19. Sonatane Takulua - Lapaha/Dargaville - Northland NZ
20. Tomasi Palu - Kolomotu'a - Doncaster UK
21. Taniela Moa - Angaha 'Eua - Pau France

FIRST FIVE
22. Latiume Fosita - Felemea Ha'apai - Northland NZ
23. Kurt Morath - Leimatu'a Vava'u - Taranaki NZ
24. Liueli Simote - Neiafu Vava'u - Toloa Old Boys Tonga

BACKS
25. Sione Piukala - Futu 'Eua/Houma - Perpignan France
26. Siale Piutau - Folaha Kolofo'ou - Yamaha Japan
27. Fetu'u Vainikolo - Ha'alalo - Exeter Chiefs UK
28. Daniel Kiloni - Havelu - Grenoble UK
29. Otulea Katoa - Havelu - Southland NZ
30. David Halafonua - Falaleu Vava'u - Bergerac France
31. Vungakolo Lilo - Koulo/Foa Ha'apai - Tarbes France
 

BabyBlueElephant

Darby Loudon (17)
Excited for Georgia to be playing Ireland, fair play to the IRFU for organising this fixture and trying to bring Georgia into the game a bit more. Hoping Georgia can put up a good show and try to get a result against Tonga.

Particularly interested in England against SA and NZ. Could easily beat both at HQ IMO. Would lay down a mental marker surely.
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
The list above covers most of the top 20 ranked nations in the IRB World Rankings.

Do the countries in 20th-50th play tests during the November International window, and if so is there a draw etc?
 
T

Train Without a Station

Guest
Interesting people saying that if the Wallabies lose to England and Wales that Wales will settle in 4th. Fail to look at the fact they have to play the All Blacks and the Springboks the following weeks.
 

thierry dusautoir

Alan Cameron (40)
This around th etime where we start to see the samoa and tonga squads getting stronger.

More players start realising they aren't goign to recieve caps for NZ or Aus , so they start to go with their country of heritage.

Samoa just selected Alofa Alofa and Albert Anae. I also heard that Leeroy Houston is looking to use the 7s loophole. If they can convince a solid ten like Sopoaga to commit and samoa could surprise in at RWC
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Missed the Samoa Squad too, didn't realise it'd been named.

Samoa squad:

Forwards: Sakaria Taulafo (Stade Français), Logovi'i Mulipola (Leicester Tigers), Anthony Perenise (Bristol), James Johnson (Saracens), Albert Anae (Treviso), Ti'i Paulo (Clermont), Wayne Ole Avei (Bordeaux),Daniel Leo (London Irish), Kane Thompson (Newcastle Falcons), Teofilo Paulo (Cardiff Blues), Faatiga Lemalu (Sanix Blues).Ofisa Treviranus (London Irish), Piula Faasalalele (Castres), TJ Ioane (Otago), Jack Lam (Bristol), Maurie Faasavalu (Oyonnax), Taiasina Tuifua (Bordeaux).

Backs: Kahn Fotuali'i (Northampton Saints), Jack Taulapapa (Wellington), Pele Cowley (Auckland), Tusiata Pisi (Suntory) Michael Stanley (Counties Manukau). Alapati Leiua (London Wasps), Johnny Leota (Sale Sharks), George Pisi (Northampton Saints), Rey Lee Lo (Counties Manukau), Alofa Alofa (La Rochelle), Ken Pisi (Northampton Saints), David Lemi (Bristol), Faatoina Autagavaia (Nevers RC), Ahsee Tuala (Counties Manukau)

Looks good.
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
For good measure, the Fijian squad as well.


Vodafone Flying Fijians Team
1. Campese Ma’afu
2. Jerry Yanuyanutawa
3. Manasa Saulo
4. Taniela Koroi
5. Isei Colati
6. Peni Ravai
7. Tuapati Talemaitoga
8. Viliame Veikoso
9. Api Ratuniyarawa
10. Leone Nakarawa
11. Tevita Cavubati
12. Nemia Soqeta
13. Dominiko Waqaniburotu
14. Nemani Nagusa
15. Akapusi Qera
16. Malakai Ravulo
17. Masi Matadigo
18. Nicola Matawalu
19. Henry Seniloli
20. Nemia Kenatale
21. Jonetani Ralulu
22. Josh Matavesi
23. Nemani Nadolo
24. Vereniki Goneva
25. Asaeli Tikoirotuma
26. Watisoni Votu
27. Alipate Ratuni
28. Timoci Nagusa
29. Metuisela Talebula
30. Lepani Botia
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
The Azzuri too.

I'm way behind.

Backs (14): Andrea Masi, Luke McLean, Angelo Esposito, Simone Ragusi, Leonardo Sarto, Giulio Toniolatti, Michele Campagnaro, Gonzalo Garcia, Kelly Haimona, Luca Morisi, Tommaso Allan, Luciano Orquera, Edoardo Gori, Guglielmo Palazzani.

Forwards (16): Robert Barbieri, Simone Favaro, Francesco Minto, Sergio Parisse, Samuela Vunisa, Alessandro Zanni, Leonardo Ghiraldini, Andrea Manici, Fabio Biagi, Marco Bortolami, Joshua Furno, Quintin Geldenhuys, Matias Aguero, Dario Chistolini, Martin Castrogiovanni, Alberto De Marchi.
 

Highlander35

Paul McLean (56)
Namibia's 29-man squad

Forwards: Rathony Becker, Franklin Bertholini, Morne Blom, Jacques Burger, Tinus du Plessis, Jaco Engels, Nico Esterhuyse, Thomasua Forbes, Rohan Kitshoff, Niel Rautenbach, Johnnie Redelinghuys, Andre Schlechter, PJ van Lill, Tjiuee Uanive, Casper Viviers, Torsten van Jaarsveld.

Backs: Chrysander Botha, Eneill Buitendag, Danie Dames, Darryl de la Harpe, Ryan de la Harpe, Johan Deysel, JC Greyling, Shaun Kaizemi, Theuns Kotze, Malcolm Moore, David Philander, Johan Tromp, Russel van Wyk.
 

USARugger

John Thornett (49)
This around th etime where we start to see the samoa and tonga squads getting stronger.

More players start realising they aren't goign to recieve caps for NZ or Aus , so they start to go with their country of heritage.

Samoa just selected Alofa Alofa and Albert Anae. I also heard that Leeroy Houston is looking to use the 7s loophole. If they can convince a solid ten like Sopoaga to commit and samoa could surprise in at RWC


Houston should just get his act together and come south again, with his current form he could be knocking on the door for Wallaby 8 if he'd get out of friggin' England.
 

Hugh Jarse

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Some more news on the Tonga Team (‘Ikale Tahi) here:
http://matangitonga.to/2014/10/14/jake-white-joins-ikale-tahi-coaching-team


Former Springboks coach, Jake White will be the technical advisor to Mana ‘Otai, the head coach of the ‘Ikale Tahi during their European tour 8-22 November.
In confirming the appointment today, Mana said he was looking forward to meeting him in London when the ‘Ikale Tahi players and the management team gather there on 24-25 November before they depart to Georgia.
Jake White was the Head Coach for the Springboks when they won the World Cup in 2007. He was also the coach for the Super Rugby franchise Brumbies in 2013, and the Sharks in 2014.
There is a speculation that a mixture of South African and Tongan styles rugby is probably what the ‘Ikale Tahi has been waiting for.
That has to be a typo about meeting in London on 24/25 November, and it should read 24/25 October.
 

Omar Comin'

Chilla Wilson (44)
I'm very interested to see how Fiji go against France and Wales. I have a feeling that in 2015 we're going to see a Fiji closer to the 2007 vintage rather than what we saw in 2011.

Outside of the Wallabies games I think I'm most interested in the tier 2 vs tier 1 matches.
 
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