Internationals Score Update - Kiwis vs GB

MiXmasterreece_old

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Half Time :

Great Britain: 18
Tries: Danny McGuire, James Graham, Sean Long
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 2/2

New Zealand: 4
Tries: Lesley Vainikolo
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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52 Mins

Great Britain: 30
Tries: Keith Senior, Danny McGuire, James Graham(2), Sean Long
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 4/4

New Zealand: 4
Tries: Lesley Vainikolo

We are not playing well at all...
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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56 minutes

Great Britain: 36
Tries: Keith Senior, Danny McGuire(2), James Graham(2), Sean Long
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 5/5

New Zealand: 4
Tries: Lesley Vainikolo
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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62 minutes

Great Britain: 36
Tries: Keith Senior, Danny McGuire(2), James Graham(2), Sean Long
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 5/5

New Zealand: 10
Tries: Iafeta Paleaaesina, Lesley Vainikolo
Goals: Stacey Jones 1/1

The Great Britain defence held firm, but on attack Adrian Morley fumbles the ball straight to Iafeta Paleaaesina. "Feka" is able to crash over the line and claim a much-needed Kiwi try.
Stacey Jones kicks the conversion.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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68 Minutes

Great Britain: 40
Tries: Keith Senior, Danny McGuire(2), James Graham(2), Ade Gardner, Sean Long
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 5/6

New Zealand: 10
Tries: Iafeta Paleaaesina, Lesley Vainikolo
Goals: Stacey Jones 1/1


Great Britain continue to swing the ball from sideline to sideline - and this time, Ade Gardner takes advantage of some space created by Martin Gleeson to cross untouched in the corner. Sean Long's conversion from out wide is waved away.
Great Britain 40-10
 

jahc_old

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I think this is the first kiwis/warriors game I havent watched entirely in years.

I've got it on in the background and I'm doing other things while its on. I usually give the nz teams my full attention for the whole 80 minutes. The last time I switched off early was back in the Mark Graham days I think.
 

David James_old

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I managed to see the second half up until the Feka try.

From what I saw there were few who seemed to be really putting passion into the jersey:

Vinnie Anderson
Stacey Jones
David Kidwell
Feka

A lot of the rest seemed absent.

Especially it seemed Toopi on Defence. Maybe it is due to his lack of time at fullback in recent years, but when a bust was made by the BG side they always seemed to have a clear path to the line.

Kav, maybe it would have worked with time, but on the display I saw today Toopi at Fullback for the Warriors could have been a disaster.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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77 minutes

Great Britain: 46
Tries: Keith Senior, Danny McGuire(2), James Graham(2), Ade Gardner, Sean Long(2)
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 6/7

New Zealand: 10
Tries: Iafeta Paleaaesina, Lesley Vainikolo
Goals: Stacey Jones 1/1

Sean Long kicks deep, and the chasers are put onside by a Kiwi touch. Leon Pryce is then able to chip infield, and Stuart Fielden shows some remarkable soccer skills to get the ball around Robbie Paul. From there, Sean Long picks up the scraps and slides in for his second try.
Long converts.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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80 minutes

Great Britain: 46
Tries: Keith Senior, Danny McGuire(2), James Graham(2), Ade Gardner, Sean Long(2)
Goals: Paul Sculthorpe 1/1, Sean Long 6/7

New Zealand: 14
Tries: Henry Fa'afili, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Lesley Vainikolo
Goals: Stacey Jones 1/1



It took another 77 minutes, but another Kiwi attacking raid has finally paid off! Following a scrum win, the ball finds its way to Ali Lauitiiti who creates space for his outside men with a nice offload. Henry Fa'afili is backing up and scores in the corner. Motu Tony takes the conversion attempt, but it's waved away.
Great Britain 46-14
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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FULLTIME: Great Britain 46 New Zealand 14

I know we only had a couple of days to prepare and we were without 90% of our first choice players but I expected alot more atleast in the commitment of the players.

Alot seemed to be playing without any passion and played with very little pride in the black Jersey.

To add to that we really need to find another fullback option, perhaps motu tony should be the backup from now on, Toopi is not the answer.
 

David James_old

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MiXmasterreece said:
FULLTIME: Great Britain 46 New Zealand 14
I expected alot more atleast in the commitment of the players.

Alot seemed to be playing without any passion and played with very little pride in the black Jersey.

To add to that we really need to find another fullback option, perhaps motu tony should be the backup from now on, Toopi is not the answer.

I agree on each of these.
 

KeepingTheFaith_old

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Can't say I'm surprised. GB aren't that far behind NZ and Australia and to have a full strength team go up against a second string team was always going to be rough.

There'd only be 3-4 players who I'd have in a full strength Kiwi line up so it's no surprise we struggled.
 

danco_old

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we were a discrace,we had too front a second rate team but some of these so called kiwis wouldnt get into the rabbitos team/ passion doesnt win games. If we cant play our first pick players we shouldnt play. the poms now think they are the team to beat,except for a couple of superleague players leave the rest behind.I am not going to name any players but a lot of them are past test football. a bloody disgrace///
 

one-eyed-warrior_old

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I dont think we should hold this event next year if we are going to put second-third string teams in like that. If we continue doing that we are only bumping the GB stats on test wins. If the brits wanna practice for the tri nations, let them practice on france or wales, not the black jersey.
 

MiXmasterreece_old

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To be honest the only players I would look at for the Tri Nations from the side that took the field today are:

Hape, Volcano, Roberts, Jones, Ali, Solomona and Kidwell

Noone else, Feka is far behind alot of the kiwi NRL props in my eyes.

Maybe Hansen on the future, but right now he's got alot of contenders infront of him.
 

MarkW_old

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I didn't manage to catch the game on tv, but by all accounts it didn't sound too flash to watch.

I was reading some of the post on the pommy rlfans.com forum, and no-one really seemed particularly excited about the win either.
It was a joke to call it a test match from the outset. I think it would have served both countries better to have the match as more of a trial game for developming and fringe players - such as a GBXIII vs NZXVIII.

I really don't understand the deal with clubs releasing and not releasing players either. Why is it that Kidwell was available from the Storm but Wiki wasn't from the Warriors? Why is Price available for Queensland but Webby told to stay put and not represent the Kiwis?
It's becoming a bewildering prospect trying to get a full strength Kiwi side together.
 

Kiwi League_old

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My thoughts:
This team was on a hiding to nothing thanks to the worst sporting body in the world: the NZRL.
This was a joke test match - all our UK based blokes had to play on the weekend, and Kidwell in the NRL.
WHAT ABOUT A STAND-DOWN - LIKE ORIGIN??????????????????????????
WHAT ABOUT HAVING CALL ON OUR AUSSIE BASED PLAYERS??????????

This match demeans international football, and it tells the rest of the rugby league world that our administrators are weak, drop-your-nuts idiots.

Still, they are probably getting a nice payout to invest in pubs, AND LOSE.
Just like they did before.
 

danco_old

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one-eyed-warrior said:
I dont think we should hold this event next year if we are going to put second-third string teams in like that. If we continue doing that we are only bumping the GB stats on test wins. If the brits wanna practice for the tri nations, let them practice on france or wales, not the black jersey.
one-eyed-warrior
you are so right, even stacy looked bad behind that lot and he is playing good for his catalan dragons. I repeat myself a bloody disgrace.
 

Kiwi League_old

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I saw plenty of pride...the people selected did their best.....they had 2 training sessions together. I repeat, 2 training sessions. The NZRL sent them to the slaughter.
Kidwell was great, Solomona was great. I can't believe someone bagged Feka - some huge runs from the big man.

Our bench was Monty Betham, Robbie Paul, Harrison Hansen, Vinnie Anderson.
Betham was packing into the scrums at prop; Paul was playing like a 2nd rower.
That is not an international bench, but the players selected did their best.

Get serious people. Get real.
 

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