Internationals 2019 Oceania Cup

Billy Teets James

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Ah yes the year 2000- our 2 biggest ever losses to Australia- those were the days.
Tbh we probably have more depth in the halves now than we've ever had.
Broken Shaun Johnson. Young & inexperienced, Plus broken Dylan Brown. Kodi "Mr Fixit, suited to no real position" Nikorima. Te Maire "Reserve Grade" Martin.....Might have more depth. But right now, it doesn't equate to quality.

Benji is our form half. That says a lot.
 
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Broken Shaun Johnson. Young & inexperienced, Plus broken Dylan Brown. Kodi "Mr Fixit, suited to no real position" Nikorima. Te Maire "Reserve Grade" Martin.....Might have more depth. But right now, it doesn't equate to quality.

Benji is our form half. That says a lot.

Point me to a time when we've had five first choice nrl halves to choose from.
I for one am glad we won't have to fly someone over from England, call up a reserve grader, play someone out of position or pretend some average Aussie had a kiwi grand mother.
I think nostalgia is getting the better of some.
 
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Billy Teets James

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Point me to a time when we've had five first choice nrl halves to choose from.
I for one am glad we won't have to fly someone over from England, call up a reserve grader, play someone out of position or pretend some average Aussie had a kiwi grand mother.
I think nostalgia is getting the better of some.
At present......Like now....You think we have 5 Nrl quality halves? :rolleyes: Lets be honest, Kodi is a utility player. And his best position would be hooker long term. But will probably fill the position for the Kiwis. Scratch Martins name off the list. He is a reserve grader. Dylan could be the next big thing. But he has hardly played 1st grade. He is currently injured. So I will withhold judgement on the young fulla till he gets a few more seasons under his belt.
Foran is busted. Shaun Johnson is in the same boat.

We have 2, Realistically, We have Nikorima & Marshall to call on. 2.....
 
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At present......Like now....You think we have 5 Nrl quality halves? :rolleyes: Lets be honest, Kodi is a utility player. And his best position would be hooker long term. But will probably fill the position for the Kiwis. Scratch Martins name off the list. He is a reserve grader. Dylan could be the next big thing. But he has hardly played 1st grade. He is currently injured. So I will withhold judgement on the young fulla till he gets a few more seasons under his belt.
Foran is busted. Shaun Johnson is in the same boat.

We have 2, Realistically, We have Nikorima & Marshall to call on. 2.....

Foran is in good form- have u been watching him?
Shaun Johnson is expected back this week.
Benji is having his best year in a long time.
Nikorima is a first choice half here just as he was at the broncos.
Brown is a first choice at parra with massive wraps.
5 first choice nrl halves- that's fact.
And that's without having to look at guys like Jerome hughs and te Marie Martin (who would both be starters for the Tongan team btw).
 
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Bolters for me would be outstanding St George wing Jordan Pereira,Raiders CNK,Sharks Briton Nikora.
long shots with big impact Sharks Braden Uele and Tiger Josh aloiai

I'd say nikora would be the most likely- especially if Shaun Johnson plays- that combo was looking lethal before Shaun Johnson done his hammy.
Team them on the right edge with Joey manu and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak- plenty of strike there.
 
Sky Waka

Sky Waka

Bolters for me would be outstanding St George wing Jordan Pereira,Raiders CNK,Sharks Briton Nikora.
long shots with big impact Sharks Braden Uele and Tiger Josh aloiai

But where would you put CNK?

The Cooks have a WC qualifier on the Friday of that weekend against Sth Africa. The winner then plays the US for the final WC spot.

Don't know who the coach is but the Kukis could look something like

CNK
Paul Ulberg
Reubenn Rennie
Geoff Daniela
Kayal Iro
Takairangi
Troy Dargan
Tetevano
Aaron Teroi
Molo
Glenn
Niukore
Moeroa

Moses Noovao-McGreal
Reuben Porter
John Puna
Vincent Rennie

The WC team could include Gelling, Napa, Kenny Edwards and maybe even Rapana.
 
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Boats n Hoes

Boats n Hoes

Just saying if you could train Jahrome Hughes to play a hooking role giving Brandon Smith a short rest, he'd be the perfect number 14.....can play every position in the backline well.....im sure he'd manage it, he's one of those rarities.....a "smart" Kiwi player. He'd be my utility in any Kiwi team selected.

Time to get on the Kiwi's waka, cause the Warriors have well n truly sunk!
 
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CHURCUZ

Just saying if you could train Jahrome Hughes to play a hooking role giving Brandon Smith a short rest, he'd be the perfect number 14.....can play every position in the backline well.....im sure he'd manage it, he's one of those rarities.....a "smart" Kiwi player. He'd be my utility in any Kiwi team selected.

Time to get on the Kiwi's waka, cause the Warriors have well n truly sunk!
He'll be in the squad!
 

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