Internationals 2014 Anzac test

Thought id create a thread for this even though its early. Can the kiwis win one? Some redemption for a pathetic WC final.

Who's in your kiwi team?
 
Fb. Hoffman, Hiku, Locke
Wing. Manu, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Perret
Centre. Goodwin, Whare, Skd, Hurrell, Ropati, Inu
Halves. S.J, Foran, T.L
Back row. Mannering, Pritchard, Harris, SBW, Smith, Taumalolo, Marquee
Props. Mutts, Raps, Bromwich, JWH, Moa, Mckendry
Hooker Luke

Anyone else with a shot?
 
Fb. Hoffman, Hiku, Locke
Wing. Manu, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Perret
Centre. Goodwin, Whare, Skd, Hurrell, Ropati, Inu
Halves. S.J, Foran, T.L
Back row. Mannering, Pritchard, Harris, SBW, Smith, Taumalolo, Marquee
Props. Mutts, Raps, Bromwich, JWH, Moa, Mckendry
Hooker Luke

Anyone else with a shot?

I know it's only early days but if Ma'u can continue the sort of form he showed last week he could be a real smokey....
 
The look of the team will depend on how serious Kearney will be about only picking blokes who have the right attitude/desire. That could rule out some pretty big names if the rumours are true.
 

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Now that Kearney’s job is safe he should start mixing in some youngsters for the next world cup, Matai, SBW, Nightingale players who won’t be part of it, leave them out. Though if he did leave sonny out, he’d probably declare himself available on the eve of test and they’d cave and include him.

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - the roosters have been giving him some time at the back, hoffman got supplanted by locke as WC fullback, enough said.
2. T.Simona - Lock in his eligibility now, played on the wing a bit for the tigers last year.
3. SKD – Still only 26, improved player
4. D.Whare
5. J.Hoffman – or Pita Hiku, Manu unlikely to be a winger in 3 years time, and from a selfish warrior perspective keeping him in cotton wool
6. K.Foran
7. S.Johnson
8. JWH – Plays harder for the Roosters than he did the kiwis, more needed.
9. T.Leuluai – By default
10. J.Bromwich
11. F.Pritchard – might be winding down, but no real replacement for him.
12. J.Taumalolo – doubt they would actually start him, but for the youth movement…
13. S.Mannering

14. M.McIlwrick, need a specialist hooker to spell TL, young player, no idea if he is actually any good, adds ethnic diversity.
15. S.Kasiano (if can show fitness and cope with new rules)
16. B.Matulino (Rapira going better, but Ben 2 years younger)
17. T.Harris

18. E.Taylor
19. P.Hiku
 
Now that Kearney’s job is safe he should start mixing in some youngsters for the next world cup, Matai, SBW, Nightingale players who won’t be part of it, leave them out. Though if he did leave sonny out, he’d probably declare himself available on the eve of test and they’d cave and include him.

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - the roosters have been giving him some time at the back, hoffman got supplanted by locke as WC fullback, enough said.
2. T.Simona - Lock in his eligibility now, played on the wing a bit for the tigers last year.
3. SKD – Still only 26, improved player
4. D.Whare
5. J.Hoffman – or Pita Hiku, Manu unlikely to be a winger in 3 years time, and from a selfish warrior perspective keeping him in cotton wool
6. K.Foran
7. S.Johnson
8. JWH – Plays harder for the Roosters than he did the kiwis, more needed.
9. T.Leuluai – By default
10. J.Bromwich
11. F.Pritchard – might be winding down, but no real replacement for him.
12. J.Taumalolo – doubt they would actually start him, but for the youth movement…
13. S.Mannering

14. M.McIlwrick, need a specialist hooker to spell TL, young player, no idea if he is actually any good, adds ethnic diversity.
15. S.Kasiano (if can show fitness and cope with new rules)
16. B.Matulino (Rapira going better, but Ben 2 years younger)
17. T.Harris

18. E.Taylor
19. P.Hiku

Marquee can play hooker.