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From the Vulcans facebook page.



1.Kevin Locke
2.Leni Sulusi
3.Rusty Bristow
4.Steve Waetford
5.Willie Peace
6.Willie Stowers
7.Pita Godinet
8.Steve Rapira
9.Aaron Nootai
10.Ukuma Taai
11.Raman Hifo
12.Sam Lousi
13.Sebastine Ikahihifo
14.tbc
15.Daniel Palavi
16.Upu Poching
17.Ivan Penehe
18.Murray Iti

 
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Great to see Poching back! Perfect replacement for Ta'ai next season. *fingers crossed*
 
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Where's he been? France?

I get the logic behind putting Locke in the Vulcans, but man I hope it's only a tune up game. Maybe it'll serve as a boot up the arse too? Last time he was dropped down to Vulcans level he came out firing! (different circumstances this time, but one can hope)
 
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I agree with putting Locke there for one game, assuming it is just one game. He's had a string of injuries and needs to get his mojo back. While he's obviously our number one fullback he isn't yet a seasoned professional that one would chuck back into the team no matter what.
 
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Love to have Locke back. Got to have faith the staff know what they are doing. He has pulled out of a lot of games. Though i thought for sure the two week rest would be enough. Good news to see Poching return. Gavet and Poching were a mean combo last season, i'd be happy with just Poching in the squad. God i hope he peforms well. We need to blood some new props. Just to continue our strong depth into the future.
 
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It was a sternum injury no? Those are probably one of the more difficult injuries due to breathing etc. Vulcans for a game is probably good
 
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Against any other team I would agree, but against the Storm, we need him back now.
 
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And risk him to only last 7 minutes like last time? No thanks. We need him for the rest of the season, and starting him back slowly is the best way to ensure this.

Fish aint too bad as a replacement.
 
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And risk him to only last 7 minutes like last time? No thanks. We need him for the rest of the season, and starting him back slowly is the best way to ensure this.

Fish aint too bad as a replacement.
Fish is just about ready to show his top form first grade!
 
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What was the Vulcans final score?
They went down 32-18.

On a brighter note, Locke played 80 minutes, scored a try and kicked 3 from 3. I think the other tries were scored by Willy Peace and Pita Godinet.

So next week, I hope to see Locke return to first grade with Godinet also taking a bench spot. Forget this 4 forward bench crap.
 
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