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2016 Four Nations

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The 2016 Four Nations tournament has now been confirmed. It is the second biggest international Rugby League tournament to come to the UK in five years which features host nation England, World Cup holders Australia, No.1 ranked team in the world New Zealand and Scotland.

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Six venues will be used during this year’s Four Nations including KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull, The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Zebra Claims Stadium, Workington, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London – with the final being played at one of the most iconic stadiums in world sport, Anfield.


Adult tickets from £20 and concession tickets from £10.

https://www.rugby-league.com/tickets/fournations

 
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My squad for this years Four Nations

First choice selections then potential replacements due to injury.

1.Kahu - Lolo/DWZ/Fusitua
2.Rapana - DWZ/Feki/Fusitua
3.SKD - Beale/Simona
4.Rona - Beale/Simona
5.Nightingale - DWZ/Feki/Fusitua
6. Leuleuai - Martin/Nikorima/Higano/Lino
7. SJ - Martin/Nikorima/Higano/Lino
8. Bromich
9.Luke - Nikorima/Levi/Cherrington
10.Moa
11. Harris
12. Proctor
13. Mannering

14. Matulino - Solomona/JWH/Liu
15. Taumalolo - Taukeiaho/Fischer Harris/Tapine/Glenn/K Bromich
16. Taupau - Taukeiaho/ Fischer Harris/ Tapine/Glenn/K Bromich
17. Eastwood- Blair/Fischer Harris/ Tapine/Glenn/ K Bromich
18. Nikorima

19.Taukeiaho
20.Martin
21.Fischer Harris
22.Simona
23.Blair

Rapana is going to be the nightingale of the next decade, he has developed so well and needs a genuine shot at starting winger this four nations.

Rona has been fantastic at centre, want to see him there on tour if he doesnt go to union, otherwise would love simona to get a shot.

Leuleuai and Sj to help win this four nations is critical. but we need another young half to go on tour and experience, that spot is for either Martin or Higano. Im saying Martin.

Second row is insane but needs variety, hard to select a balance of power, experience, offensive ability, and defensive solidity.

Looking forward to selections but i must say ive lost trust in kearneys selections of late, hope its sorted for this tour.
 
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The Kiwis have now lost three of their four last test matches. This can be attributed to a lot of injuries to key players but I think some of the blame has to be placed on Kearney and his insistence on playing players out of position, Hiku, Brown and K Bromwich etc.

That's why I think this tournament is important in helping the Kiwis build momentum towards next years world Cup. Hopefully Kearney will stop selecting players out of positions for the tournament allowing the Kiwis to win the Four Nations.
 
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Apparently there was wider squad of Four Nations hopefuls gathered together by Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney in Sydney earlier this month. Anyone know who was invited?
 
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  2. Nightingale
  3. SKD
  4. Kahu
  5. DWZ
  6. KNikorima
  7. Johnson
  8. JBromwich
  9. Luke
  10. Blair
  11. Proctor
  12. Harris
  13. Mannering
  14. Taumalolo
  15. Taupau
  16. Eastwood
  17. Moa
  18. LBrown
  19. Beale
  20. Ma'u
  21. Fisher-Harris
  22. NAS
  23. TKO
 
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Apparently there was wider squad of Four Nations hopefuls gathered together by Kiwis coach Stephen Kearney in Sydney earlier this month. Anyone know who was invited?
SBW lol
 
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If te maire isnt available. I would take Higano on this tour. Nikorima isnt a 6. my first option is tommy at 6 then martin then higano.
 
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I know JWH was a part of the get together that they had:

Martin should be available he's being playing NSW cup the last few weeks.
 
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1. Kahu
2. Rapana
3. SKD
4. Ma'u
5. Fusitua
6. Martin
7. Johnson
8. Bromwich
9. Luke
10. Blair
11. Proctor
12. Mannering
13. Taumalolo

14. Leuluai
15. JWH
16. NAS
17. Taupau

Notably I've got Manu Ma'u in at center, I thought he was good there filling in for Parra.

Te Maire Martin because I'm tired of us using makeshift halves, we'd have leuluai as back up off the bench if needed.

probably getting ahead of myself with NAS when we have guys like Eastwood/Kasiano/Moa around but hey it wouldn't be a Kiwi's side if someone wasn't making his debut.
 
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do you think that they will push a martin or higano this four nations as opposed to tommy at 6 in order to blood these guys potentially for world cup if kieran doesnt come through?
 
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do you think that they will push a martin or higano this four nations as opposed to tommy at 6 in order to blood these guys potentially for world cup if kieran doesnt come through?
I would play Leuluai against Australia and England and have TMM against Scotland.

But as we know, Kearney would probably play Harris at 6 before TMM or Hingano
 
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yeah
I would play Leuluai against Australia and England and have TMM against Scotland.

But as we know, Kearney would probably play Harris at 6 before TMM or Hingano
yeah kearney will over complicate things as usual.
 
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yeah

yeah kearney will over complicate things as usual.
If Kearney wants to give the Kiwis the best shot at winning the World Cup next year he has to give opportunities to the likes of TMM, Levi and Cherrington in my opinion.

We can't go into next year's World Cup having the likes of Harris, K Bromwich and Brown as back ups for 6 and 9.

We are starting to develop depth in the spine positions. Kearney has to start using and trusting that depth in my opinion.
 
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If Kearney wants to give the Kiwis the best shot at winning the World Cup next year he has to give opportunities to the likes of TMM, Levi and Cherrington in my opinion.

We can't go into next year's World Cup having the likes of Harris, K Bromwich and Brown as back ups for 6 and 9.

We are starting to develop depth in the sound positions. Kearney has to start using and trusting that depth in my opinion.
Yeah definitely. You cant leave it till next year. I say against scotland you go

6. Martin
7.Higano
9.Levi
11. Fischer Harris
14. Cherrington.

Nearly every future kiwi should be playing in that game against scotland.

i think 2 of those should even be playing in the perth game against the kangaroos off the bench somewhere.
 
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2016 Four Nations

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The 2016 Four Nations tournament has now been confirmed. It is the second biggest international Rugby League tournament to come to the UK in five years which features host nation England, World Cup holders Australia, No.1 ranked team in the world New Zealand and Scotland.


Six venues will be used during this year’s Four Nations including KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull, The John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, Zebra Claims Stadium, Workington, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London – with the final being played at one of the most iconic stadiums in world sport, Anfield.


Adult tickets from £20 and concession tickets from £10.

https://www.rugby-league.com/tickets/fournations

Why don't they let as Scotland play their games in Scotland?
 
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That England forward pack is going to be hard and sharp.
Whitehead and Hodgson are two of Canberras best
Add Sam Burgess , the twins , Hardacker and the best playing ESL.
They should go well.
 
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1. Jordan Kahu
2. Curtis Rona
3. Brad Takairangi
4. SKD
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Thomas Leuluai
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jessie Bromwich
9. Kodi Nikorima
10. Adam Blair
11. Simon Mannering
12. Tohu Harris
13. Jason Taumalolo
14. Lewis Brown ( Utility )
15. JWH
16. Martin Tapau
17. Kevin Proctor
18th Man , Sio Suia Taukeiaho

REST OF SQUAD AND DEVELOPEMENT : ( Prop ) Nelson Asofa Solomaona , Addin Fonua Blake , Sam Mataora . ( 2nd Row ) James Fisher Harris.
Kenny Edwards , Joseph Tapine , Bodene Thompson. ( Hooker ) Nathaniel Roache , Manaia Cherrington ( Halves ) Te Mare Martin , Tui Lolohea . ( Centres / Wing ) Taane Milne , Solomone Kata , David Fusitua.

Danny Levi - Was mentioned he is going into end of season surgery.
DWZ - Good player , plays with too many errors. Will make Stephen Kearneys squad though.
Bolters : Kenny Edwards - Playing good footy with The Eels. Highly skilled genuine ball playing backrower with a big frame . Nathaniel Roache :
If Kodi Nikorima misses out it would be our young man with his utility value.
 
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