snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
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According to the herald the train on squad will consist of 36 players total, and will be whittled down to 24 players for the Four Nations.
https://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11705168


Meaning there's are only 12 more players to be selected from finals teams.

So my guess for the remaing 12 would be
Proctor
Harris
J Bromwich
Taumalolo
Kahu
Eastwood
Blair
Glenn
Rapana
Tapine
Fisher-Harris
Beale
Good spotting on the amount of players remaining. Ok that is basic mathematics so congrats on that to.;)

Ideally we would be picking on form and a lot of guys from the teams remaining in the comp. Guys that are still playing and match hardened. The Aussies usually like to select that way.

Anyone know how long Nikorima is injured for?
Is he a chance to be available?
 

Swanley

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Apr 13, 2012
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Never even heard of that ground - is it new?
It's the home of Wasps.....

The Ricoh Arena is unlike any other venue in the UK. A pioneer in the world of business, entertainment and sport.

Home to Premiership Rugby team Wasps and Coventry City Football Club, this world-class destination in Coventry, has provided a catalyst for urban regeneration and economic development since it opened in 2005.

The award-winning venue has a mix of state-of-the-art conference, training, banqueting, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities. It has become a firm favourite in the UK for music promoters as well as business and sports event organisers.

There is over 20,000 sqm of space along with 2,000 onsite car parking bays, two restaurants, hotel and one of the UK’s largest casinos which is perfect for post-event entertainment.

The Ricoh Arena partners with some of the UK's leading companies such as Ricoh, Ericsson and E.ON as well as tenants Grosvenor Casino.
 
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Selector

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Apr 2, 2015
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Anyone know his eligibility? Must be a shoe in if he's eligible? Played for both NSW 20s and Samoa though

Yeah I posted about this in the Kiwi eligible thread. According to what i've read and quotes that have been attributed to him, he moved over to Sydney Australia when he was 13. According to ARLC rules you have to have being living in NSW or Queensland before your 13th birthday. Therefore if he did move to Australia at the age of 13, an according to ARLC rules in regards to SOO eligibility he isn't eligible for NSW.

Anyway what i posted in the Kiwis eligible thread including links, which in my opinion show that show he should not be eligible for NSW and Australia below.

Thought this was really interesting. Junior Paulo is eligible for the Kiwis but played for NSW at under 20 level so I always assumed his preference was to play for NSW, but looking at the State of Origin eligibility rules he isn't actually eligible for NSW, unless i'm reading the rules wrong.

So according to eligibility rules if you were not born in NSW or Queensland you must have resided in either state prior to your 13th birthday. Source below stating this..
https://www.nrl.com/portals/nrl/Rad...AboutUs/StateofOriginEligibilityExplained.pdf

In the article below Junior Paulo states that he moved to Australia in 2007.
https://www.nrl.com/junior-paulo-i-...suncorp/tabid/10874/newsid/83284/default.aspx
Which would put him at either 13 or 14, according to his wikipeida page he was born on 20 November 1993.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Junior_Paulo_(rugby_league_born_1993)

Now the eligiblilty rules came into place in December 2012 and he played u20s SOO in 2013. So based on the eligibility rules he inst eligible for SOO as he did not move to NSW before the age of 13. Anyway thought it was interesting and wonder if he could be in contention for Kiwis selection this year.

https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/list-of-kiwi-eligible-players-in-the-nrl-nyc-2016.45893/page-2#post-56957


What's funny too is that Addin-Fonua Blake was selected to play for city in the city vs Country game earlier this year, got to camp and had to leave as they actually found out realised that he had played for Junior Kiwis previously.
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...s/news-story/7d4ee164876d759bf53eb7535df49b27
 
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Selector

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Apr 2, 2015
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Good spotting on the amount of players remaining. Ok that is basic mathematics so congrats on that to.;)

Ideally we would be picking on form and a lot of guys from the teams remaining in the comp. Guys that are still playing and match hardened. The Aussies usually like to select that way.

Anyone know how long Nikorima is injured for?
Is he a chance to be available?

He's out for the rest of the season.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
According to the herald the train on squad will consist of 36 players total, and will be whittled down to 24 players for the Four Nations.
https://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11705168


Meaning there's are only 12 more players to be selected from finals teams.

So my guess for the remaing 12 would be
Proctor
Harris
J Bromwich
Taumalolo
Kahu
Eastwood
Blair
Glenn
Rapana
Tapine
Fisher-Harris
Beale
One report I read said there are still 31 Kiwi eligible players playing during the finals. For all we know only 5 of the current lot will be there in a months time. I remember Solomone Kata being there at the start of training but dropped out once other players became available...
 
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eric

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May 27, 2015
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How good is it that the final is at Anfield? Well done to whoever pulled that off. An international league match has never been held there before.
 
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Horriors2014

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Mar 16, 2014
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According to the herald the train on squad will consist of 36 players total, and will be whittled down to 24 players for the Four Nations.
https://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11705168


Meaning there's are only 12 more players to be selected from finals teams.

So my guess for the remaing 12 would be
Proctor
Harris
J Bromwich
Taumalolo
Kahu
Eastwood
Blair
Glenn
Rapana
Tapine
Fisher-Harris
Beale

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak instead of Beale. And I think the last spot will be one of Tapine, Fisher-Harris and Kasiano will drop out. Imagine having Bromwich/Matulino/JWH/Tapau/Kasiano together. I'd be tempted to have Matulino in second row with Blair and Taumalolo with Eastwood on the bench..whoa..
 
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Horriors2014

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Mar 16, 2014
1,315
Kearney is giving Ben and Manu unrealistic and undeserved selections..it pisses me off, in their minds they're playing good enough to make the national team..in my eyes they shouldn't even make our club side..

No wonder they're perceptions of their own abilities are so distorted

Manu was MOM in 2 of the last 3 v Aussie. And Warriors were crap the whole time..
 

W.A warrior

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J Taumalolo
S Mannering
K Proctor
A Blair
I Luke
J Bromwich
S Johnson
T Leuluai
J Rapana
S Kata
S Kenny Dowall
S Vunivalu ( If eligible )
D Fusitua

K Nikorima
J Warea Hargreaves
M Taupau
T Harris

B Matulino
M Mau
J Tapine
E Taylor
T Martin
J Kahu
D Watene Zelezniak

My Squad
 

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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Quick read of the thread regarding the inclusion of some Warriors:

Why Manu ?

The answer is.....when paired with an excellent center, and when doing hit ups with Martin Tapau, Many is incredibly destructive....while also proving sound defensively.

I get why some think Luke and Johnson need resting.

But so do many other players from other clubs.

The national team has lifted the bar of the profile of the game here, where the NRL side has failed, in some ways....our Warriors need the Kiwi boost more than they need rest for their depressing day jobs.

Country 1st club 2nd.

Kearney has forgiven JWH.

That interests me.

TL and Shaun Johnson will be the halves by the looks, SK is likely to employ four distributors on field at one time, I could see a weird selection of X2 TLs one Isaack Luke, and Shaun Johnson on field at the same time.

Kara's selection just proved in the minds of the selectors that he has a better mentality than Hurrell.

I don't agree with pinching all these players from P.I. representation.

But if Kata makes it, I'd be fascinated if he were picked at Wing.

Out of all our young backs I hope Fusitua makes it.
 
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davewjnz

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Mar 10, 2013
593
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Quick read of the thread regarding the inclusion of some Warriors:

I get why some think Luke and Johnson need resting.

Would rather see Shaun Johnson go under the knife if that's what's required.
I certainly agree with country 1st but we're talking an injury that practically had him running on 1 leg that won't mend going to the 4 nations.

Isn't it world cup next year?

Regardless I would sacrifice this 4 nations, a fit Shaun in 2017 is way more important. There will be other 4 nation tournaments.
 
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Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

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Apr 30, 2012
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It's the home of Wasps.....

The Ricoh Arena is unlike any other venue in the UK. A pioneer in the world of business, entertainment and sport.

Home to Premiership Rugby team Wasps and Coventry City Football Club, this world-class destination in Coventry, has provided a catalyst for urban regeneration and economic development since it opened in 2005.

The award-winning venue has a mix of state-of-the-art conference, training, banqueting, exhibition, hotel, music and sports facilities. It has become a firm favourite in the UK for music promoters as well as business and sports event organisers.

There is over 20,000 sqm of space along with 2,000 onsite car parking bays, two restaurants, hotel and one of the UK’s largest casinos which is perfect for post-event entertainment.

The Ricoh Arena partners with some of the UK's leading companies such as Ricoh, Ericsson and E.ON as well as tenants Grosvenor Casino.

As little as I know about English club rugby, I thought Wasps were from London?

It's a shame that Highfield Road is no longer - I was once arrested there!
 

6 Again

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Sep 29, 2015
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Would rather see Shaun Johnson go under the knife if that's what's required.
I certainly agree with country 1st but we're talking an injury that practically had him running on 1 leg that won't mend going to the 4 nations.

Isn't it world cup next year?

Regardless I would sacrifice this 4 nations, a fit Shaun in 2017 is way more important. There will be other 4 nation tournaments.

There was no rupture so going under the knife for a 1st degree thigh strain would be unheard of.

With a 3 week recovery time he'll be fully fit by the end of the finals series and I see no reason why he wouldn't be chomping at the bit to play a test match after crashing out of the Nrl Finals.
 
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Swanley

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Apr 13, 2012
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As little as I know about English club rugby, I thought Wasps were from London?

It's a shame that Highfield Road is no longer - I was once arrested there!
yeah they relocated a few years back...

Indecent Exposure is still a crime, hope you've cleaned up your act, or at least wash it first.
 

Swanley

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Apr 13, 2012
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Tonbridge, Kent, UK
Would rather see Shaun Johnson go under the knife if that's what's required.
I certainly agree with country 1st but we're talking an injury that practically had him running on 1 leg that won't mend going to the 4 nations.

Isn't it world cup next year?

Regardless I would sacrifice this 4 nations, a fit Shaun in 2017 is way more important. There will be other 4 nation tournaments.
It's only a thigh strain....all it takes is rest, physio and loads of stretching to get right....he should be fine for the kiwis. playing week in and week out, gives it no time to heal fully.
 

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