General RLWC 2021 Kiwis Team

Australia have done it by seniority- ie who debuted first.
Problem is they have 13 debutants so have had to do them alphabetically.
I know, and it's weird as I said.
Most other countries will do it like the Super League and have it positionally 1 - 17 for the "top" squad and so on and so forth.
 
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01. Joseph Manu
02. Jordan Rapana
03. Peta Hiku
04. Seb Kris
05. Ronaldo Mulitalo
06. Dylan Brown
07. Jerome Hughes

08. James Fisher Harris
09. Brandon Smith
10. Jarred Waerea Hargreaves
11. Isiah Papali'i
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Joseph Tapine (c)

14. Jeremy Marshall King
15. Moses Leota
16. Nelson Asofa Solomona
17. Marata Niukore
 
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01. Joseph Manu
02. Jordan Rapana
03. Peta Hiku
04. Seb Kris
05. Ronaldo Mulitalo
06. Dylan Brown
07. Jerome Hughes

08. James Fisher Harris
09. Brandon Smith
10. Jarred Waerea Hargreaves
11. Isiah Papali'i
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Joseph Tapine (c)

14. Jeremy Marshall King
15. Moses Leota
16. Nelson Asofa Solomona
17. Marata Niukore
I like this lineup. After missing the next 3 games while serving his ban I don't think JWH is a starting option though as when he returns, a week before quarters, he hasn't played for 7 weeks. Jesse Bromwich is the captain so he starts, JWH competes with Leota & NAS for a bench spot & they both provide more impact for mine
 
01. Joseph Manu
02. Jordan Rapana
03. Peta Hiku
04. Seb Kris
05. Ronaldo Mulitalo
06. Dylan Brown
07. Jerome Hughes

08. James Fisher Harris
09. Brandon Smith
10. Jarred Waerea Hargreaves
11. Isiah Papali'i
12. Kenny Bromwich
13. Joseph Tapine (c)

14. Jeremy Marshall King
15. Moses Leota
16. Nelson Asofa Solomona
17. Marata Niukore
Only change I’d make would me moving Kris out of the team for Niukore as a defensive centre.
Probably bring in Nikora in case of injuries to the backs. Otherwise Sorensen’s a great hard worker.
 
My top 17 would be:

1. Manu
2. Rapana
3. Hiku
4. Niukore
5. Mulitalo
6. Brown
7. Hughes
8. JFH
9. Smith / Marshall-King
10. Leota
11. Nikora
12. Papali’i
13. Tapine

14. Marshall-King / Smith
15. NAS
16. JWH
17. Sorensen

No idea who I’d have as captain, prob Tapine, Hughes or Manu, however JBrom can do a Whizz and stay on the bus.
 
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No idea who I’d have as captain, prob Tapine, Hughes or Manu, however JBrom can do a Whizz and stay on the bus.
Id heard that story, so I asked aaron whitaker about when he took freemans spot on the 93 kiwi tour to the UK and he said whiz was an absolute champion about it- he got the news then went straight to whits room , congratulated him and took him down to the field and the 2 of them done an hour and a half session working on all thing things that had gone wrong in the first test.
Gee he was a good player whiz- bit of a forgotten man for some reason.
 
Id heard that story, so I asked aaron whitaker about when he took freemans spot on the 93 kiwi tour to the UK and he said whiz was an absolute champion about it- he got the news then went straight to whits room , congratulated him and took him down to the field and the 2 of them done an hour and a half session working on all thing things that had gone wrong in the first test.
Gee he was a good player whiz- bit of a forgotten man for some reason.
I always remembered it as being Stacey Jones that was involved in the incident - if indeed it happened, so sounds like I had it all wrong! However agree, Whiz was a brilliant player, that season he won the Dally M was special. Also played in the greatest GF of them all!
 
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I always remembered it as being Stacey Jones that was involved in the incident - if indeed it happened, so sounds like I had it all wrong! However agree, Whiz was a brilliant player, that season he won the Dally M was special. Also played in the greatest GF of them all!
No no the story youre talking about was with stacey so I was expecting whit mightve had a similar story when it was him who replaced whizz but he had the opposite experience.
not sure why he took it so much harder the second time around- maybe it was the way the news was delivered? or maybe he realized that was probably the end for him? idk
 
No no the story youre talking about was with stacey so I was expecting whit mightve had a similar story when it was him who replaced whizz but he had the opposite experience.
not sure why he took it so much harder the second time around- maybe it was the way the news was delivered? or maybe he realized that was probably the end for him? idk
I just remember seeing him on the bus packing the sads, quite funny
 
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