mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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2017 ANZAC Test

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Rotang

Rotang

Hope the boys can get up, I'm just not sure they can. We can't ambush them anymore, we've got to outplay them for the full 80.

Go hard and physically dominate the first 20, consolidate and don't burn out by the 60th minute.
 

Selector

Really? Is he the second best hooker going?

Only other Kiwi hooker playing first grade at the moment is Mcilwrick at the Tigers. Doubt Kidwell would wanna play two rookie hookers.

Others like Cherrington, Nikorima and Tevaga are playing reserve grade. And we all remember how poor Lewis Brown was playing hooker in last years Anzac test.
 
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Selector

Possible junior kiwis side to play junior kangaroos . Haven't watched much Holden cup this year so a bit of a stab in the dark.


Marsters
Smith
Leleisiuao
Herbert
Hiroti
Hingano
Luai
Pere
Clarke
Mafi
Going
Talakai
Papali'i

Hunt
Tupounuia
Dawson
Pinnock

Didn't bother to include ponga as I think he'll make himself unable for the match
 
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Weno

Weno

If DK has the same one out get eaten up game plan.
No real use selecting a great team that is going to be nullified so easily.
Sorry Kiwis , still hurting from the lack of game plan we had and surprised England were the same.
Meninga is streaks ahead.
 
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Brother Faisal

Brother Faisal

If DK has the same one out get eaten up game plan.
No real use selecting a great team that is going to be nullified so easily.
Sorry Kiwis , still hurting from the lack of game plan we had and surprised England were the same.
Meninga is streaks ahead.
Yep agree totally. Kidwell is the weak link in the kiwis
 
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Raw Power

Raw Power

If DK has the same one out get eaten up game plan.
No real use selecting a great team that is going to be nullified so easily.
Sorry Kiwis , still hurting from the lack of game plan we had and surprised England were the same.
Meninga is streaks ahead.
Spot on! I still can't believe David Kidwell played 6 rookies against Scotland, when we all know that in a tournament, the more our combinations play together the better they get. And to top it off he doesn't play Te Maire Martin in the final and plays Tohu Harris who is found wanting in the speed department. Also I can't believe that Steven Kearney was not kept on in an advisory position, to be contacted for advice. For once we had been dominate of the Kangaroos and we get someone in the job of coaching our side who was clearly out of his depth.
 
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Five&Last

Five&Last

Predicted Junior Kiwis side:
  1. Caleb Aekins (Panthers)
  2. Greg Leleisiuao (Eels)
  3. Reimis Smith (Bulldogs)
  4. Patrick Herbert (Dragons)
  5. Lewis Soosemea (Warriors)
  6. Logan Spaander (Raiders)
  7. Jarome Luai (Panthers)
  8. Cruz Topai-Aveai (Rabbitohs)
  9. Erin Clark (Warriors)
  10. Kenese Kenese (Warriors)
  11. Siosifa Talakai (c) (Rabbitohs)
  12. Reuben Porter (Roosters)
  13. Isaiah Papalii (c) (Warriors)

  14. Kalani Going (Raiders)
  15. Lopeti Mafi (Bulldogs)
  16. Emry Pere (Cowboys)
  17. Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters)
 
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Danpatmac

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That forward bench would sure bring some serious aggression. I like your choice of Paasi. He would go HAM if selected and bring just as much agro as the other two...

Exactly my reasoning... plus, I think he actually deserves it on merit. Has had some genuinely good form
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Why Luke?
Dont let your opinion of his last game in the black jersey twist you up. He is still head and shoulders the best Kiwi hooker in the game. Whoever you choose wont be an 80 minute player so will need a substitute on the bench. You gonna seriously go for a combination of Lewis Brown, Siliva Havili, Kodi Nikorima, Jazz Tevaga, Nathaniel Roache, Te Maire Martin, Danny Levi or Matt McIlwrick with no Issac Luke???
 
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Selector

this is MY team, I know they won't pick it

  1. Tuivasa-Sheck
  2. Rapana
  3. Hiku
  4. Whare
  5. Watene-Zelezniak
  6. Foran
  7. Johnson
  8. Bromwich
  9. Levi
  10. Seumanufagai
  11. Proctor
  12. Mannering
  13. Taumalolo
  14. Luke
  15. Taupau
  16. Paasi
  17. Ma'u

Seumanufagai underated player. Would be more noise around him if he played for a bigger club.

Would be surprised if he was selected by the Kiwis. But hopefully he's chosen to play for Toa Samoa vs England. Should have played for Samoa last year his form was that good.
 
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