Internationals Kiwis vs Tonga 2022

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usually but not all the time, unless its Oz lol ill bag the losing team.... but you just got to say the Tongan people a gracious in defeat..... sure there were some drunk dicks but what got me the most and i suppose its still a gripe of mine.... Taumalolo basically said at after game interview for the kiwi Samoan players to do what he did and swap allegiance.... what a douche bag... glad the kiwis kicked his ass
 
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Taumalolo basically said at after game interview for the kiwi Samoan players to do what he did and swap allegiance...
No worries, we are not paying his wages, and although he is a stunning athlete I would not want him at the Warriors.
 
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That is it in a nutshell, so either we are well prepared for Australia, or we aren't...serious comment if you get what I mean :rolleyes:
For sure. I wouldnt be reading too much into last nite's game in that regard......Tonga werent able to apply any sort of the amount of pressure the Kangaroo's would.

Dont know the international itinerary but hopefully its part of a series when we play Aussie next......we all know the Kiwi's hit their straps in a series as opposed to 1 off's.
 
Yeah for sure, looking like there's is not a lot they can do about it either, the team is very composed.

Madge learned a valuable lesson too, he was right to choose players on form and not past experience.

Maumalo and the small Bromwich (he played well, useful test match grinder) were the only sentimental picks.

No retarded bench use like SK or petting ergo Tommy L. type favoritism.

Future looks bright if Madge keeps going off form and club combos.
Kenny Bromwich is an effort player, never let's the jersey down, a real footballer.
 
These games have the potential to rival or be better than origin.
I wish the NZRL pushed through Auckland v Tye Heartland when that was spoken about over 10 years ago that could have been a rivalry by now
I remember my school library had an issue of Rugby League Week or some magazine from 2011 or 2012 that had an article on an ‘NZ Origin’ and I would reread it every single week lol

Anyway.. I put these sides together late last night so I just used the Kiwis extended squad from this past weekend, and the Wider Squad from last November without much amount of extra thought, so there may me people missing but honestly, could you imagine these two teams going at it??? Auckland would probably get hammered but it would be a great game to watch

AUCKLAND
1. C Nicoll Klokstad
2. R Mulitalo
3. M Niukore
4. P Hiku
5. K Maumalo
6. K Foran
7. S Johnson (gk)
8. J Bromwich (c)
9. B Smith
10. M Leota
11. I Papali’i
12. K Bromwich
13. I Liu
14. E Clark
15. B Hamlin-U
16. R Faitala-M
17. C Harawera-N
18. C Harris-T

‘THE HEARTLAND’
1. J Manu
2. D Watene-Z
3. M Harper
4. J Isaako
5. J Rapana (gk)
6. D Brown
7. J Hughes
8. N Asofa-S
9. J Marshall-K
10. J Fisher-H
11. B Nikora
12. J Riki
13. J Tapine (c)
14. T Martin
15. G Neame
16. J Waerea-H
17. T Harris
18. K Nikorima

I didn’t realise how many guns there were from out of Auckland- Kind of gives me more faith that an 18th team based in Wellington could work.. (Though I absolutely think that Abdos talk of a second NZ team is just lip service, and the 18th team should be in Perth)
 
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usually but not all the time, unless its Oz lol ill bag the losing team.... but you just got to say the Tongan people a gracious in defeat..... sure there were some drunk dicks but what got me the most and i suppose its still a gripe of mine.... Taumalolo basically said at after game interview for the kiwi Samoan players to do what he did and swap allegiance.... what a douche bag... glad the kiwis kicked his ass
It would be interesting if he was eligible for SOO if he would be keen to express that Because they definitely dangled the carrot to sway him away from Kiwis before he defected to Tonga. I get his sentiment and he is right if the Samoan Kiwis did the same International game would definitely be a lot stronger.

And he is right. But then the NRL and the IRLB would need tonplace importance on it. And Aussie just aint up to that.
 
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