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Ryno
Warriors
Weno
Wrighty
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Last round - pick a player AND a coach
 
Hey guys, here are my two picks again with updated team lists.

First pick is John Timu at 3, was also one of my favourite All Blacks growing up.

Also with a reshuffle i was also able to get two center / wing pairings in Timu and Halligan, and Mannering and Vatuvei.

1.
2. Halligan (gk)
3. Timu
4. Mannering
5. Vatuvei
6. Hohaia
7. Fien
8. Pongia
9.
10. Tamati
11. Wiki
12. Kearney
13. Nikau

I wanted to have some more flair in the halves so my next pick is Fred Ah Kuoi, will also shift Lance Hohaia back to Fullback

1. Hohaia
2. Halligan (gk)
3. Timu
4. Mannering
5. Vatuvei
6. Fred Ah Kuoi,
7. Fien
8. Pongia
9.
10. Tamati
11. Wiki
12. Kearney
13. Nikau
 
Hey guys, here are my two picks again with updated team lists.

First pick is John Timu at 3, was also one of my favourite All Blacks growing up.

Also with a reshuffle i was also able to get two center / wing pairings in Timu and Halligan, and Mannering and Vatuvei.

1.
2. Halligan (gk)
3. Timu
4. Mannering
5. Vatuvei
6. Hohaia
7. Fien
8. Pongia
9.
10. Tamati
11. Wiki
12. Kearney
13. Nikau

I wanted to have some more flair in the halves so my next pick is Fred Ah Kuoi, will also shift Lance Hohaia back to Fullback

1. Hohaia
2. Halligan (gk)
3. Timu
4. Mannering
5. Vatuvei
6. Fred Ah Kuoi,
7. Fien
8. Pongia
9.
10. Tamati
11. Wiki
12. Kearney
13. Nikau

Welcome back Ryno! Timu was a nice choice.
 
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The 1994 raiders premiership winning team included Meninga, Daley and Stuart at their peak, Jason Croker, Ken Nagas, David Furner, Bradley Clyde, Steve Walters and Brett Mullins, yet it was John Lomax who was named their player of the year. Tough, uncompromising and pushed the limits, a dominant prop and my pack leader. Captained NZ for 3 tests.

So my next choice John Lomax as prop

Goal kicker - with a highly respectable 82.76% kicking record for the kiwis is Stacey Jones.

1- Brent Webb
2- Sean Hoppe
3- Steve Matai
4- Dean Bell (c)
5- Francis Meli
6- Kieran Foran (Manly era)
7- Stacy Jones (gk)
8- John Lomax
9- Howie Tamati
10-
11- Marty Taupau
12- Tohu Harris
13- Jason Taumalolo
 
Are these the latest teams?

Wizards RageWrightyWenoWarriorsRynoDefence
1Brent WebbDallin Watene-ZelezniakDave WatsonMathew Ridge (gk)Lance HohaiaRoger Tuivasa Shek
2Sean HoppeJason NightingaleRichie BarnettJordan RapanaDaryll Halligan (gk)David Fusitua
3Steve MataiKevin IroJarrod McCrackenNigel VaganaJohn Timu
4Dean Bell (c)James LeuluaiClinton ToopiRichie BlackmoreSimon ManneringJoseph Manu
5Francis MeliKrisnan InuLesley VainakoloManu VatuveiShaun Kenny-Dowall
6Kieran ForanShaun Johnson (gk)Frano Botica (gk)Thomas LeuluaiFred Ah KuoiOlsen Filipaina
7Stacey JonesGary Freeman (c)Clayton FriendBenji MarshallNathan FienRobbie Paul
8John LomaxJesse BromwichBrent StuartBrent ToddQuintin PongiaJared Waerea-Hargreaves
9Howie TamatiDuane MannBrandon SmithIsaac LukeHenry Paul
10Nelson Asofa-SolomonaJames Fisher HarrisKevin TamatiNathan Cayless
11Marty TaupauMark SorensonDavid KidwellRuben WikiFrank Pritchard
12Tohu HarrisMark GrahamTony PuletuaAli Lauiti'tiStephen KearneySonny Bill Williams
13Jason TaumaloloJoseph TapineGreg EastwoodHugh McGahanTawera NikauTonie Carroll
 
The 1994 raiders premiership winning team included Meninga, Daley and Stuart at their peak, Jason Croker, Ken Nagas, David Furner, Bradley Clyde, Steve Walters and Brett Mullins, yet it was John Lomax who was named their player of the year. Tough, uncompromising and pushed the limits, a dominant prop and my pack leader. Captained NZ for 3 tests.

So my next choice John Lomax as prop

Goal kicker - with a highly respectable 82.76% kicking record for the kiwis is Stacey Jones.

1- Brent Webb
2- Sean Hoppe
3- Steve Matai
4- Dean Bell (c)
5- Francis Meli
6- Kieran Foran (Manly era)
7- Stacy Jones (gk)
8- John Lomax
9- Howie Tamati
10-
11- Marty Taupau
12- Tohu Harris
13- Jason Taumalolo

Lomax is a good choice! I'm interested to see who your last prop ends up being. Hopefully we are not after the same player but as you said there are a few options.
 
Big fan of this guy.
For my last wing spot I couldn’t decide between him, Fusitua, ken and vanikolo.
I looked up all their stats and that’s what got Fusitua over the line. I also felt like dallins best games have been at fullback (I’m surprised no one picked him there).
Funny how we look at different generations. We generally are harder on current players because all there negatives are still fresh. As time goes by we tend to look back more fondly.

I personally seem to favour players in the 90s as that was my teenage years and suppose I was more emotionally connected back then.

One day we may look back on Blair as a legend!
 
Funny how we look at different generations. We generally are harder on current players because all there negatives are still fresh. As time goes by we tend to look back more fondly.

I personally seem to favour players in the 90s as that was my teenage years and suppose I was more emotionally connected back then.

One day we may look back on Blair as a legend!

I actually feel sorry for Blair not getting picked haha.
The last few years have dimmed his light a bit but he was red hot back in his Melbourne days.
300 gamer...
 
Well my last pick- not really what I was looking for but can’t believe this beast is still up for grabs so I’m gonna squeeze him in....
13 Sio Siua Taukeiaho a driving force in the roosters back to back titles.

Final line up

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2 SKD
3 Carroll
4 manu
5 Fusitua
6 Filipaina (GK)
7 R Paul
8 JWH
9 H Paul
10 Cayless (C)
11 Pritchard
12 SWB
13 Taukeiaho


I really wanted to pick a kiwi coach but... we’ll yeah...
Kearney won the World Cup but Bennett was the puppet master so...

Coach: Wayne Bennett.

It’s been fun folks.
 
Well my last pick- not really what I was looking for but can’t believe this beast is still up for grabs so I’m gonna squeeze him in....
13 Sio Siua Taukeiaho a driving force in the roosters back to back titles.

Final line up

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2 SKD
3 Carroll
4 manu
5 Fusitua
6 Filipaina (GK)
7 R Paul
8 JWH
9 H Paul
10 Cayless (C)
11 Pritchard
12 SWB
13 Taukeiaho


I really wanted to pick a kiwi coach but... we’ll yeah...
Kearney won the World Cup but Bennett was the puppet master so...

Coach: Wayne Bennett.

It’s been fun folks.
Love the back row Defence.
Nice team all up.
 
Well my last pick- not really what I was looking for but can’t believe this beast is still up for grabs so I’m gonna squeeze him in....
13 Sio Siua Taukeiaho a driving force in the roosters back to back titles.

Final line up

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2 SKD
3 Carroll
4 manu
5 Fusitua
6 Filipaina (GK)
7 R Paul
8 JWH
9 H Paul
10 Cayless (C)
11 Pritchard
12 SWB
13 Taukeiaho


I really wanted to pick a kiwi coach but... we’ll yeah...
Kearney won the World Cup but Bennett was the puppet master so...

Coach: Wayne Bennett.

It’s been fun folks.

I was considering him at prop. Really good tough player.