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Schuster responds to NZ eligibility by declaring for NSW & Australia. So if NZRL wanted to embarrass themselves mission accomplished.
 
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Jeremiah Nanai poised to pledge Origin allegiance to Morons

The Morons are set to win another representative tug-of-war over New Zealand with boom Cowboys teenager Jeremiah Nanai keen to declare his allegiance to Queensland.

News Corp understands Nanai — rated the Cowboys’ best forward prospect since Jason Taumalolo — is leaning towards the Morons despite being eligible to represent the Kiwis or Samoa at this year’s Rugby League World Cup.

In recent years, fullback superstar Kalyn Ponga and back-rower Jaydn Su’A have knocked back New Zealand to play Origin for Queensland.

Nanai has played just six NRL games and faces the biggest test of his embryonic career on Sunday when he marks Broncos rival Kurt Capewell in an enthralling back-row duel in a derby blockbuster at Suncorp Stadium.

But the pair could eventually be Origin teammates, with Nanai available for the Morons despite not being listed on the Queensland Rugby League’s official register of eligible players on their website.

While the 19-year-old was born in New Zealand, in the Auckland suburb of Henderson, he moved to Australia with his parents and settled in Cairns at the age of 12.

Under State of Origin eligibility laws, NSW or Queensland players must have resided in either state before their 13th birthday, meaning Nanai will avoid a repeat of Ronaldo Mulitalo’s Morons selection debacle last year.

It is understood Nanai has opted to play for Australia in his NRL registration contract, thus making him a Queenslander, but his manager Sam Ayoub said the Cowboys young gun has yet to make a formal decision.

“I’ve spoken to Jeremiah and he has mentioned he would like to play for Queensland, but nothing is official at this stage,” Ayoub said. “Jeremiah’s parents are from New Zealand and Samoa and he wants to talk to them first before making a final decision.

“At the moment, there’s no rush for Jeremiah, his primary focus is playing well for the Cowboys and cementing himself in the NRL before he worries about representative football.”


Source: https://www.townsvillebulletin.com....ws-story/b9f46e1c3d4d6971de36fa2532a0b9c6?amp
 
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News Corp understands Nanai — rated the Cowboys’ best forward prospect since Jason Taumalolo — is leaning towards the Morons despite being eligible to represent the Kiwis or Samoa at this year’s Rugby League World Cup.



haha that’s great journalism calling then them the morons
 
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News Corp understands Nanai — rated the Cowboys’ best forward prospect since Jason Taumalolo — is leaning towards the Morons despite being eligible to represent the Kiwis or Samoa at this year’s Rugby League World Cup.



haha that’s great journalism calling then them the morons
Site feature.......turns out tajhay can perform biblical miracles turning a colour into Morons.
 
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Kiwis V Tonga confirmed yet?

That will be costly to the Warriors but one hell of a test match.

Tonga have a Rolls-Royce forward pack and a small handful of useful backs.

The Kiwis chances will depend very much on clubs making players available, Brownie has committed to supporting internationals so we will lose some guys to both teams, but the bulk of Nzs forwards will come from across the NRL.

Guessing Shaun Johnson and Kodi....Jazz might just squeak in.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak we will lose, Katoa is not good enough to crack Mate Ma Tonga.

Ben Murdoch-Masila might be missing from the Wozzas.

It probably is a good thing the Wozzas are Aussie-afied when you think about it.
 
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While the 19-year-old was born in New Zealand, in the Auckland suburb of Henderson, he moved to Australia with his parents and settled in Cairns at the age of 12.
A bit hard to beat. Henderson family offered a job and a house in Queensland. WTF would you do? Go on...honest answer.
 
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Kiwis V Tonga confirmed yet?

That will be costly to the Warriors but one hell of a test match.

Tonga have a Rolls-Royce forward pack and a small handful of useful backs.

The Kiwis chances will depend very much on clubs making players available, Brownie has committed to supporting internationals so we will lose some guys to both teams, but the bulk of Nzs forwards will come from across the NRL.

Guessing Shaun Johnson and Kodi....Jazz might just squeak in.

Dallin Watene-Zelezniak we will lose, Katoa is not good enough to crack Mate Ma Tonga.

Ben Murdoch-Masila might be missing from the Wozzas.

It probably is a good thing the Wozzas are Aussie-afied when you think about it.
Stand alone rep weekend. There is no way kodi gets pick and Shaun Johnson may be a question mark if we go with Hughes and Dylan Brown in the halves
 
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While they are likely to go with Shaun Johnson in the halves with it being the first game back at Mt Smart I've picked a form Kiwi 17:

1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 Bayley Simonsson
3 Reimis Smith
4 Joseph Manu
5 Jordan Rapana
6 Dylan Brown
7 Jahrome Hughes
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Brandon Smith
10 James Fisher-Harris
11 Isaiah Papalii
12 Kenny Bromwich
13 Joseph Tapine
14 Jazz Tevaga
15 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16 Braden Hamlin-Uele
17 Isaac Liu

18 Josh Aloiai

I'm guessing Taniela Paseka who's ben going pretty well would be playing for Tonga?
 
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While they are likely to go with Shaun Johnson in the halves with it being the first game back at Mt Smart I've picked a form Kiwi 17:

1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 Bayley Simonsson
3 Reimis Smith
4 Joseph Manu
5 Jordan Rapana
6 Dylan Brown
7 Jahrome Hughes
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Brandon Smith
10 James Fisher-Harris
11 Isaiah Papalii
12 Kenny Bromwich
13 Joseph Tapine
14 Jazz Tevaga
15 Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16 Braden Hamlin-Uele
17 Isaac Liu

18 Josh Aloiai

I'm guessing Taniela Paseka who's ben going pretty well would be playing for Tonga?
Is it a comment on the club that only one Warrior is in that team?
 
jonesy101

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Is it a comment on the club that only one Warrior is in that team?
I think its more that the Kiwi talent is dispersed across the entire comp these days. The Warriors dominated Kiwi sides are probably a thing of the past now. In saying that, with the emotion of it being the first Kiwis test back at Mt Smart its highly likely that Johnson and Watene-Zelezniac will get named if they are available for selection.
 
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I think its more that the Kiwi talent is dispersed across the entire comp these days. The Warriors dominated Kiwi sides are probably a thing of the past now. In saying that, with the emotion of it being the first Kiwis test back at Mt Smart its highly likely that Johnson and Watene-Zelezniac will get named if they are available for selection.
Personally if there is one test I want Shaun Johnson to miss it is Tonga. Have they forgotten what happened to Stacey way back at Carlaw Park. Even if you beat MMT you come off sore.
 
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Personally if there is one test I want Shaun Johnson to miss it is Tonga. Have they forgotten what happened to Stacey way back at Carlaw Park. Even if you beat MMT you come off sore.
Different style but I think Jahrome Hughes is better against Tonga anyway. Faster around the ruck and against tiring big men while tactically equal at kicking and game management.
 
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