Internationals Rugby League World Cup

All these players have confirmed for Samoa

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2
3 Junior Sau
4 Steve Matai
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6
7
8 Roy Asotasi
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10 Jeff Lima
11 Reni Maitua
12 David Fa'alogo
13

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15
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17

Coach : Steve Price

All for the International game growing, but the switches between nations is a joke
 
All these players have confirmed for Samoa

1
2
3 Junior Sau
4 Steve Matai
5
6
7
8 Roy Asotasi
9
10 Jeff Lima
11 Reni Maitua
12 David Fa'alogo
13

14
15
16
17

Coach : Steve Price

All for the International game growing, but the switches between nations is a joke
Not missing much to be fair...plenty of others to cover those positions...
 
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If the Roosters can keep up this sort of form they'll have a few players in the team imo. JWH is an absolute must based off his start to the year.

8. Matulino
9. Luke
10. JWH
11. Mannering (since he's the captain, sigh)
12. SBW
13. Smith

Could be absolutely lethal.
 
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Far out we got some props- I went with Matulino, bromwhich, jwh and Eastwood but mckendry has been killing it at the panthers and my personal fav Sammy raps is looking better and better. Then there's the likes of Blair and Manu etc.
Damn tamou- its not so much that we miss him but take him out of the Aussie team and they would be looking a pretty thin there.
 
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mt.wellington

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All for the International game growing, but the switches between nations is a joke

I like the fact that players can play for their TRUE cultural teams after playing for the bigger teams. Hate it in Union how a player cant play for the Island teams after playing only one game for the All Blacks or Wallabies.

The biggest joke is actually when the bigger teams select a player who clearly isnt from there. I can understand players like Nightingale or Mateo but players like Uate, Tamou, Hape, Fein, Webb, etc are the real joke...
 
I like the fact that players can play for their TRUE cultural teams after playing for the bigger teams. Hate it in Union how a player cant play for the Island teams after playing only one game for the All Blacks or Wallabies.

The biggest joke is actually when the bigger teams select a player who clearly isnt from there. I can understand players like Nightingale or Mateo but players like Uate, Tamou, Hape, Fein, Webb, etc are the real joke...
I have no issues with Fein or Webb. They waited for the residency eligibility clause to kick in (though Fein did have the Granny-Gate glitch) and have played like proud Kiwis in all appearances for us. I am embarrassed that Hurrel will be a Kiwi when he has already stated the only reason is for career advancement, and not due to loyalties.
 

mt.wellington

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I have no issues with Fein or Webb. They waited for the residency eligibility clause to kick in (though Fein did have the Granny-Gate glitch) and have played like proud Kiwis in all appearances for us. I am embarrassed that Hurrel will be a Kiwi when he has already stated the only reason is for career advancement, and not due to loyalties.

I dont see Hurrell as being any different to Webb. He was never going to make Origin or the Aussies. Watching Webb do the haka was cringeworthy!!!
 
I dont see Hurrell as being any different to Webb. He was never going to make Origin or the Aussies. Watching Webb do the haka was cringeworthy!!!
Most of our players are crap at the haka, but Hurrel said in an interview prior to even being eligible for the Kiwis that he would play for us to advance his worth. That is the wrong attitude for mine. I have no doubt that Webb would not make an Aussie team, but his passion for the jersey was notable and he continued to put his hand up long after leaving our shores. I have no issue with that but Hurrel's statement reminds me of Tamou and Tony Williams.
 
Most of our players are crap at the haka, but Hurrel said in an interview prior to even being eligible for the Kiwis that he would play for us to advance his worth. That is the wrong attitude for mine. I have no doubt that Webb would not make an Aussie team, but his passion for the jersey was notable and he continued to put his hand up long after leaving our shores. I have no issue with that but Hurrel's statement reminds me of Tamou and Tony Williams.

Williams was born in Sydney, the thing with the Island teams is they don't play enough football and players improve when they are playing at rep level, consigning Hurrell to Tonga would effectively limit his ability to reach the peak of his development.
 
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mt.wellington

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Williams was born in Sydney, the thing with the Island teams is they don't play enough football and players improve when they are playing at rep level, consigning Hurrell to Tonga would effectively limit his ability to reach the peak of his development.
Hurrell doesnt have a shit show of making the Kiwis anyway...
 
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