Internationals Anzac Test Match 2016

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Selector

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Imagine a NZA team
1. Beale
2. Feki
3. Takarangi
4. Simona
5. Winger from Canberra
6. Norman
7. Benji
8. Paasi
9. Mania
10. Frank Paul
11. Suaso Sue
12. Kenny Edwards
13. Tauke'aho
14. Nikorima
15. Lima
16. McKendry
17. Mau

Some depth the also Kenny Bromwich could add in some kiwi born Tongan or Samoan players could almost give Aussie a run I reckon
My NZA squad assuming every player is fit. Also assuming Leuluai and JWH named in the Kiwis squad over Nikorima and Matulino.

1. Hiku
2. DWZ
3. Beale
4. Simona
5. Vatuvei
6. Norman
7. Marshall
8. Matulino
9. K Nikorima
10. Blair
11. Ma'u
12. Glenn
13. Eastwood

14. Cherrington
15. Packer
16. Ah Mau
17. Taukeiaho
 
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drake83

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My NZA squad assuming every player is fit. Also assuming Leuluai and JWH named in the Kiwis squad over Nikorima and Matulino.

1. Hiku
2. DWZ
3. Beale
4. Simona
5. Vatuvei
6. Norman
7. Marshall
8. Matulino
9. K Nikorima
10. Blair
11. Ma'u
12. Glenn
13. Eastwood

14. Cherrington
15. Packer
16. Ah Mau
17. Taukeiaho
Nice depth haven't even touched the likes of Kenny Bromwich Bodiene Thompson. Is Jordan Mclean eligible? Know he's born in Australia but has kiwi heretige
 

Sup42

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Just stirring the Pot here folks.

If you picked a kiwis team on form tomorrow would RTS be an automatic selection ?

Would say Ben Matulino's recent head to head battle with Adam Blair see him picked ahead of Kearney's in house boy ?

I notice Blair's not featuring large in this thread, for mine at least.....for what it is worth.. He has been the form Kiwi forward so far in 2016.
 

Jay M

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Just stirring the Pot here folks.

If you picked a kiwis team on form tomorrow would RTS be an automatic selection ?

Would say Ben Matulino's recent head to head battle with Adam Blair see him picked ahead of Kearney's in house boy ?

I notice Blair's not featuring large in this thread, for mine at least.....for what it is worth.. He has been the form Kiwi forward so far in 2016.
RTS wouldn't be an automatic selection - but given the dearth of kiwi fullbacks in the comp - who else would you pick? Without naming someone in a less preferred position, I think he gets the nod. Plus his running metres are valuable.

Re: Blair vs Matulino - realistically, both will be in the mix somewhere unless injury or suspension kicks in. The more interesting question - will Packer be in the mix somewhere? I'd love to see Rusty and Mutts team up again. Might bring back Matulino's A-game.
 
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eudebrito

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Just stirring the Pot here folks.

If you picked a kiwis team on form tomorrow would RTS be an automatic selection ?
He’s the only kiwi starting every week in the number 1, if that counts for anything.

Hiku isn’t, Josh Hoffman isn’t, DWZ is on the wing for Penrith. Jordan Kahu likewise. Kevin Locke doesn’t have a club.

I can't recall Roger ever having to make a try saving tackle from fullback for the kiwis, he probably has, but the kiwi line isn't breached 2, 3, times in a half like the warrior one is.
 

Jay M

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He’s the only kiwi starting every week in the number 1, if that counts for anything.

Hiku isn’t, Josh Hoffman isn’t, DWZ is on the wing for Penrith. Jordan Kahu likewise. Kevin Locke doesn’t have a club.

I can't recall Roger ever having to make a try saving tackle from fullback for the kiwis, he probably has, but the kiwi line isn't breached 2, 3, times in a half like the warrior one is.
On your last point - go back to the first test match against England end of last season. The English breached our line a few times. RTS made 2-3 really good front on 1 on 1 stops on some of the English players.
 
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Selector

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Nice depth haven't even touched the likes of Kenny Bromwich Bodiene Thompson. Is Jordan Mclean eligible? Know he's born in Australia but has kiwi heretige
Yeah my understanding is that he's eligible for the Kiwis but I think his preference is SOO but don't quote me on that. If you include Kiwi eligible players whose preference is to play SOO but haven't the depth is even more amazing.
 

Weno

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1-RTS
2-Rona
3-SKD
4-Simona
5-Goodwin
6-Norman
7-Marshall
8-Bromwich
9-Halatau
10-Blair
11-Mau
12Harris
13-Mannering

14-Taupau
15-Kasiano
16-Thompson
17-Taia

Just going with the topic,.
Players actually playing right now in the position and doing well.
Foran has just returned so hasn't warranted selection yet. lol
RTS a bit of an exception since he is the only fullback running.

We know this will be nowhere near the team.

Special mentions to Alex Glenn/ Sam Mataora/ FPN
 

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1-RTS
2-Rona
3-SKD
4-Simona
5-Goodwin
6-Norman
7-Marshall
8-Bromwich
9-Halatau
10-Blair
11-Mau
12Harris
13-Mannering

14-Taupau
15-Kasiano
16-Thompson
17-Taia

Just going with the topic,.
Players actually playing right now in the position and doing well.
Foran has just returned so hasn't warranted selection yet. lol
RTS a bit of an exception since he is the only fullback running.

We know this will be nowhere near the team.

Special mentions to Alex Glenn/ Sam Mataora/ FPN

Not bagging you but...

Why are people still picking Norman in these sides?

Isn't he a bonafide Queenslander with no interest in being a Kiwi?
 
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eudebrito

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Not bagging you but...

Why are people still picking Norman in these sides?

Isn't he a bonafide Queenslander with no interest in being a Kiwi?
He hasn’t turned out for them though, and is stuck behind JT, CC, DCE, Hunt, Milford, Morgan…

He’s not getting a game for QLD now or in the future, that might be enough for him to change sides
 

Jay M

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I wouldn't pick someone if that was his reasoning.

but that is just my opinion.
If he wants to play for us - I'm fine with that. If he wants to play for us because he's not getting a shot with Qld/Aus - that's not cool by me.

I now find it ironic that Tamou chose to represent Australia, I was filthy when he made the call, but maybe he was just psychic. I don't know that he'd make the kiwis team even if eligible these days ;)
 
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Weno

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Not bagging you but...

Why are people still picking Norman in these sides?

Isn't he a bonafide Queenslander with no interest in being a Kiwi?
Only because he has a kiwi link.
Foran was great last night so Norman slide off all together.lol
 

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