Aman

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 9, 2016
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I've had a go at picking the end of year Kiwi squad for the GB tour.

With Roger expected to be out for the birth of his second child I haven't included him. Am picking there will likely be a couple of other players that will be also unavailable that I'm not aware of - there usually is.

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (c)
2. Jordan Rapana
3. Esan Marsters
4. Joseph Manu
5. Ken Maumalo
6. Benji Marshall
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Brandon Smith
10. Jared Warea-Hargreaves
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Briton Nikora
13. James Fisher-Harris
14. Jahrome Hughes
15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16. Lesson Ah-Mau
17. Kenny Bromwich

18. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
19. Reimis Smith
20. Kodi Nikorima
21. Isaac Liu
22. Zane Tetevano
23. Kevin Proctor


Is that the lowest warrior count ever?
 
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jonesy101

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Aug 28, 2016
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If not he could end up in a green and gold jersey like Tamou.
Thankfully unlike Tamou could at the time, Brown doesn't qualify for Origin so they can't lure him with that as an option. There was a lot of backlash when Radradra got selected a couple of years ago, so I don't think it would be a popular move on the Kangaroos part to entertain that possibility again.
 
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warriors55

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 12, 2017
1,667
I've had a go at picking the end of year Kiwi squad for the GB tour.

With Roger expected to be out for the birth of his second child I haven't included him. Am picking there will likely be a couple of other players that will be also unavailable that I'm not aware of - there usually is.

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (c)
2. Jordan Rapana
3. Esan Marsters
4. Joseph Manu
5. Ken Maumalo
6. Benji Marshall
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Brandon Smith
10. Jared Warea-Hargreaves
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Briton Nikora
13. James Fisher-Harris
14. Jahrome Hughes
15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16. Lesson Ah-Mau
17. Kenny Bromwich

18. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
19. Reimis Smith
20. Kodi Nikorima
21. Isaac Liu
22. Zane Tetevano
23. Kevin Proctor

Great team! I agree with pretty much all of your selections. I made a team a month or so ago which is very similar to your one.

Fullback is a toss up bewteen Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and CNK. Since Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was captain last time and there is no Roger Tuivasa-Sheck we will probably stick with Dallin Watene-Zelezniak.
I would maybe give Kenny Bromwich a starting spot.
 

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I've had a go at picking the end of year Kiwi squad for the GB tour.

With Roger expected to be out for the birth of his second child I haven't included him. Am picking there will likely be a couple of other players that will be also unavailable that I'm not aware of - there usually is.

1. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (c)
2. Jordan Rapana
3. Esan Marsters
4. Joseph Manu
5. Ken Maumalo
6. Benji Marshall
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Brandon Smith
10. Jared Warea-Hargreaves
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Briton Nikora
13. James Fisher-Harris
14. Jahrome Hughes
15. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16. Lesson Ah-Mau
17. Kenny Bromwich

18. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
19. Reimis Smith
20. Kodi Nikorima
21. Isaac Liu
22. Zane Tetevano
23. Kevin Proctor
I like the team. I would have Kenny Bromwich start ahead of Tapine(To the bench). And Isaac Liu replace Ah Mau. Offers a lot more.
And isn't Dallin Watene-Zelezniak injured ? I know he said in an article that he's hoping to come right by the test matches. I'd rather have a fIt & battle hardened CNK and bring in Dallin Watene-Zelezniak later on.
 

Weno

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 3, 2012
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I like the team. I would have Kenny Bromwich start ahead of Tapine(To the bench). And Isaac Liu replace Ah Mau. Offers a lot more.
And isn't Dallin Watene-Zelezniak injured ? I know he said in an article that he's hoping to come right by the test matches. I'd rather have a fIt & battle hardened CNK and bring in Dallin Watene-Zelezniak later on.
I would have Liu in the mix as well.
Hughes is such avaluable utility he is quality at the back,halves and hooker.
I guess with Rapana heading to union,it could open the door for Remis Smith.
Dylan Brown has time on his side but needs to be in the squad to learn off Benji and even Shaun Johnson.
 
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jonesy101

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 28, 2016
1,107
Here's my go at the Kangaroos end of year squad. The only one I know that is out for a certainty with injury is Tom Trbojevic. There are rumors that Payne Haas is going to get picked so have included him on the bench.

1. James Tedesco
2. Dane Gagai
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. Cameron Munster
5. Josh Ado-Carr
6. Luke Keary
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Josh Papalii
9. Damien Cook
10. David Klemmer
11. Boyd Cordner
12. Felise Kaufusi
13. Jake Trbojevic
14. Kaylan Ponga
15. Payne Haas
16. Paul Vaughan
17. Wade Graham

18. Jack Wighton
19. Blake Ferguson
20. Ben Hunt
21. David Fifita
22. Tyson Frizell
23. Cameron Murray (I can't see how they can go past this guy as his form has been amazing, but wouldn't be surprised if they went for Jai Arrow instead)
 

jonesy101

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 28, 2016
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playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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Hoping CNK stays with the Cook Islands.
 

Horriors2013

1st Grade Fringe
May 24, 2013
2,121
See Esarn Marsters is out due to ankle surgery.

Guessing Hiku would get the nod for the center spot,especially with big Ken on the outside.

Whare and Kahu should not even be a thought for the Kiwis, no disrespect,
They can't offer what Hiku can do on attack.
Considering he hasn't played for weeks, this announcement at this time seems a bit coincidental. Took this long?
 

Weno

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Nov 3, 2012
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CHURCUZ

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2017
114
Alternate Kiwi Squad v Aussie

I think I read CNK wasn't playing any test maches after a long and hard year of FG so minus him, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, the injured blokes and the suspended Tapine the team should look like this IMO...

1. J Hughes
2. R Smith
3. D Whare/J Kahu/B Takairangi
4. J Manu
5. K Maumalo
6. B Marshall
7. S Johnson
8. J Bromwich
9. B Smith
10. J Warea-Hargreaves
11. B Nikora
12. K Bromwich
13. J Fisher-Harris
14. K Nikorima
15. N Asofa-Solomona
16. I Liu
17. L Ah Mau
 

Damo

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 11, 2019
353
Alternate Kiwi Squad v Aussie

I think I read CNK wasn't playing any test maches after a long and hard year of FG so minus him, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, the injured blokes and the suspended Tapine the team should look like this IMO...

1. J Hughes
2. R Smith
3. D Whare/J Kahu/B Takairangi
4. J Manu
5. K Maumalo
6. B Marshall
7. S Johnson
8. J Bromwich
9. B Smith
10. J Warea-Hargreaves
11. B Nikora
12. K Bromwich
13. J Fisher-Harris
14. K Nikorima
15. N Asofa-Solomona
16. I Liu
17. L Ah Mau
You haven't even got the captain in there brother! Heard he may not play anyway due to minor knee surgery.
 

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