He's a brave young lad his name must be april fool, both his arms wouldn't equal Sonny's bicep haha.
Sinfield is the real danger in that team, forget a bout Tomkins and Chase or any Prop, get Sinfield he is averaging over 55 touches a game and he tore us apart last time we played too..I Like the intensity I'm hearing coming from the Kiwis camp, from reading an article on stuff.co apparently Hargreaves cut Mannering in half wow! talk about drill your captain!.
We know what Tomkins brings, he has a roving commission and his try assists have been quality, we know the power of the Burgess boys and Graham but for me the key player Kiwis need to target is mr serial sledger Rangi Chase, get Sonny to smash the little hobbit, can't leave it to Isaac Luke he'd just wanna break his leg.
This response from JWH and Locke cracked me up, too funny..He's a brave young lad his name must be april fool, both his arms wouldn't equal Sonny's bicep haha.
Sinfield is the real danger in that team, forget a bout Tomkins and Chase or any Prop, get Sinfield he is averaging over 55 touches a game and he tore us apart last time we played too..
Yep for sure Sinfield is an experienced player, has his hands on the ball more then others and is a real threat but I still think Rangi's gonna be the architect for them in terms of attack and he knows how to get under our boys skin, a real master at the sledge game, Sinfield is more professional then to stoop to the things Chase does.
Bugger , our best forward.Just what we didn't need, Pritchard limps off with hamstring niggle.
League: Pritchard in doubt for World Cup semi - Sport - NZ Herald News
Frank Pritchard has thrown a scare into the Kiwis camp, hobbling off from training overnight (NZT) with a hamstring strain that puts him in doubt for Sunday morning's World Cup semifinal with England.
It comes on top of increasing doubt around winger Manu Vatuvei's involvement in the high-stakes game, with the winger still struggling with the groin strain he picked up late in the 40-4 win over Scotland last weekend.
Pritchard felt tightness in his hamstring during training on a bitterly cold London day that featured heavy rain and even hail. It wasn't known how serious the injury was, partly because he's never had a hamstring injury before, but the 30-year-old was due to go for scans later in the day.
Yes. It doesn't get any better than that aye , we couldn't have scripted a better scenario than Locke and Tomkins going head to head.Locke v Tomkins yea buddy- excited as..
Go the Kiwi's..Smashem-Kia Kaha..
Fullback being such an important position for New Zealand , you can imagine that group of coaches wanting to make sure Kevin Locke didn't fade away back home and not be a long term option for the Kiwis.I have a few comments to make.
I'm happy to be proven wrong and right by the selections.
Firstly I thought Kevin hadn't done enough to convince Kearney but I have a strong feeling that Kearney is trusting cleary big time in this campaign. I was happy for Locke to have the spot but I Hoffman did nothing wrong and is one of Kearneys guys. I think cleary has helped Locke get this spot and he himself has proven enough. Good luck nobby.
I would be happy if Kevin totally outplays Tomkins as he has done to Slater and Barba in the past when at his best. Hopefully that does not involve him breaking Sam's leg!Fullback being such an important position for New Zealand , you can imagine that group of coaches wanting to make sure Kevin Locke didn't fade away back home and not be a long term option for the Kiwis.
Josh Hoffman pulled a sad over being swapped to the wing at the Broncos. I'd love to know what went down with him and Kearney when it came to picking Nightingale , perhaps nothing , perhaps a lot of club politics / conflict of interest.
From a Warriors point of view , Kevs got nothing to lose unlike his opposite lol Imagine if Kev broke Tomkins leg............
I would like to know how many games Kev has played over the last 2 years? im sure its probably around 30 odd, it seemed he was injured but more importantly lost what he had either due to injury or actually loss of ability, confidence, other teams figuring him out e.t.c i think the type of player kev is to me for him to be great the ratio of confidence to physical ability is 60/40. If he can be confident and find more form next year i have no doubt he could out do Tomkins, just stay positive Kev.I would be happy if Kevin totally outplays Tomkins as he has done to Slater and Barba in the past when at his best. Hopefully that does not involve him breaking Sam's leg!
Locke to me is like a flawed genius. When fully fit and on form he can be incredible but he has a fair few brain explosions in him and I hope a cluster does not appear this weekend!