Internationals Bluey issues Anzac Test warning

warriors4life_old

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From nzherald.co.nz

Kiwis coach "Bluey" McClennan is looking for the New Zealand players to make an impact in the NRL ahead of the Anzac test in Brisbane, Warriors players included.

"I don't think our guys are going that well at the moment," he said. "They have to perform better than they are. Hopefully they'll improve and start putting their hands up."

McClennan noted that 31 New Zealanders appeared in the NRL last weekend out of the total of 238 players who ran on for 14 teams. "We need everyone playing well," he said.

He was pleased with the performances of Penrith forwards Frank Pritchard and Tony Puletua and with Roosters centre Iosaia Soliola but was quiet on the rest, including 11 Kiwi-eligible Warriors.
 

warriors4life_old

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Bluey is right, we need Kiwi player standing up consistently if they want to make the team.
 

Northern_Union

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Think Bluey would have the balls to pick Bartercard players if the likes of the Warriors players aint up to it???

Anyone know the name of the last player picked from a New Zealand prvinical team and what his local club was??????

Me knows....he was from a great club;)
 

JonB_old

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bartercard cup is miles from NRL, the NRL is below Tri Nations. That would take some big brass balls to select from the bartercard cup.
 

Northern_Union

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miles from NRL?? try again, it aint that far! Seen any Bartercard recently JonB?

So...my question...anyone know?
 

Northern_Union

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warriors4life said:
Nope, but I'm guessing it was at least more than 8 years ago...

Heres a few clues (i'm surprised DMM don't know this) think "the shuffle" think famous American general from WW2 who had soemthing to do with the "battle of the bulge" and think Bob Bailey.
 

Tajhay_old

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thomas leuleuai....he might not have been in bartercard at the time but he was at bartercard cup standard :)
 

Northern_Union

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Ronnie_7 said:
M. Patton?

Damn it woman you looked it up on the net right???

lol yep Mike Patton from the Glenora club was the last player to represent NZ out of a domestic club team....back in 91 i think.
 

AmeriKiwi_old

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LOL!!!! Ronnie didn`t just fall off the turnip cart, that`s for sure! GOOD JOB, ronnie!! Saved me from having to say the name myself... not because I knew the player, just the general RS was hinting about.
 

Ronnie_7_old

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I got it was around '91 then I looked on the net for the WW2 thing to gimme a clue then had a look at my 92 League Annual. LOL.

Mike Patton: Papua New Guinea tour 1990 (1 test)
France in NZ 1991 (2 tests)
Australian Tour 1991 (3 tests)

Shoulda made you think I actually knew.LOL. Looking on the net you can't even get a team list from around that time.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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warriors4life said:
From nzherald.co.nz

Kiwis coach "Bluey" McClennan is looking for the New Zealand players to make an impact in the NRL ahead of the Anzac test in Brisbane, Warriors players included.

"I don't think our guys are going that well at the moment," he said. "They have to perform better than they are. Hopefully they'll improve and start putting their hands up."

McClennan noted that 31 New Zealanders appeared in the NRL last weekend out of the total of 238 players who ran on for 14 teams. "We need everyone playing well," he said.

He was pleased with the performances of Penrith forwards Frank Pritchard and Tony Puletua and with Roosters centre Iosaia Soliola but was quiet on the rest, including 11 Kiwi-eligible Warriors.
Hmm imo Roy Roy(Roy Asotasi) has been playing very very well, even with a heavily strapped leg and a sore neck :)

Bluey was at my school like on monday and he only talked to 10 or 11 people im gutted i never got to meet him, or even see him :evil: :cry:
 

JonB_old

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RS_Dragon said:
miles from NRL?? try again, it aint that far! Seen any Bartercard recently JonB?

So...my question...anyone know?

Some players maybe, I have played with and against some of the canterbury bulls guys. I know atleast two people at my rugby club would would out proform them. ( me not being one of them they are all superior to me)
I beleive it takes huge commitment to make the BC teams especaily because they do it for the jersey no pay for these guys . I admire them, especaily the canterbury team. They have one of the better records of the teams and have a much smaller player base, Phil Prescott has done an outstanding job really I was hoping he would get the kiwis job, not anymore mind you.
 

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