Only two halfbacks with Slade standing in v one or both minnows, this to allow for an extra outside back; that being:
Waisake Naholo who'll possibly be fit for the third & subsequent matches.
My guesses are three locks yes, two halfbacks no (so no Slade, either) & Naholo also no as the initial "miracle recovery" story hasn't really been followed up on.]
DP, I think I have seen at least 2 of your wives in the notoriously competitive and brutal Sth Auckland UFC competitions.
They look like they might turn professional at any moment.
Easily. And guess who the punching bag is. They've honed all their signature moves on my face, neck, head and brain regions. The Hauraki Plain Reverse Brain Combine Harvest. The Fosbury Fecal Fore Lock Flop (what a mess this one is). The jeez do we really have 5 more hours to the squad announcement.
The Old Boy George Michael Jackson Brown Sugar Ray Charles Manson Prison Sentence
The Onehunga Pall Mall Bearer (flash name but its really just lit smokes chucked towards my head)
the incredible psychological importance this squad announcement has for the people of NZ.
.....I just don't see the point in Naholo's selection. If we can't win this thing with Savea & Milner- Skudder on the wings what difference will Naholo make? If he were fully fit & been playing then OK but he's not & hasn't been so IMO he waits until next year & Piutau goes instead.
I haven't been onto their forum but PlanetRugby's front page is going off already, much of it unfavourably, take this guy for example:
"quotas rear it's ugly head, predictable, and dispicable, GO ALL BLACKS, screw the quota boks, and i don't care if it's only two quotas, one is too much"
And it has escalated rather quickly:
“The participation of the non-representative and racially exclusionary national team of South Africa in favour of the minority section of the country’s population in the rugby World Cup is inconsistent with our Constitution and ought not to be permitted to represent South Africa,”
Africans are in the majority at just over 41-million, making up 79.2% of the total population.
"As Independently Appointed Ombudsman for this case, and in light of the statistical data at hand, I, Gene Gunston esq, officially hereforth and thereafter forevermore decree that the South African Rugby Football national starting 1st XV should comprise no less than 12 black jokers at any one time. Good-o. --Genus."