General Team For 2014 + 2014 Spine Poll

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Preferred 1 7 6 and 9 for 2014

  • 1 Tomkins 7 Johnson 6 Locke 9 tl

    Votes: 44 22.8%
  • 1 Tomkins 7 Johnson 6 locke 9 friend

    Votes: 5 2.6%
  • 1 Tomkins 7 Johnson 6 Townsend 9 tl

    Votes: 34 17.6%
  • 1 Tomkins 7 Johnson 6 TL 9 friend

    Votes: 58 30.1%
  • 1 Locke 7 Johnson 6 Tomkins 9 tl

    Votes: 17 8.8%
  • 1 Locke 7 Johnson 6 Tomkins 9 friend

    Votes: 4 2.1%
  • 1 Locke 7 Johnson 6 Townsend 9 tl

    Votes: 5 2.6%
  • 1 Locke 7 johnson 6 TL 9 friend

    Votes: 10 5.2%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 Tomkins 9 tl

    Votes: 8 4.1%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 Tomkins 9 friend

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 Locke 9 friend

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 Locke 9 tl

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 Townsend 9 tl

    Votes: 3 1.6%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 townsend 9 friend

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1 fish 7 Johnson 6 tl 9 friend

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Somerhong else

    Votes: 2 1.0%

  • Total voters
    193
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Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Mod Edit: I have amended this thread to include the Spine for 2014 thread and the 2014 Team thread as they both regularly cross topics.

1) Locke
2) Laumape
3) Hurrell
4) Neilson
5) Vatuvei
6) New Signing - someone fucking awesome!
7) Johnson
8) Rapira
9) Leuleui
10) Matalino
11) Mannering
12) New Signing - someone fucking awesome!
13) Lowery

14) Godinet
15) Benry
16) Packer
17) Lilliman

Ropati, the Lousi's, Topou etc to Vulcans.

Mateo, Taylor etc can bugger off. Friend can leave with his head held as high as his little body will allow.
 
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ramps

ramps

1) Locke
2) Laumape
3) Hurrell
4) Neilson
5) Vatuvei
6) New Signing - someone fucking awesome!
7) Johnson
8) Rapira
9) Leuleui
10) Matalino
11) Mannering
12) New Signing - someone fucking awesome!
13) Lowery

14) Godinet
15) Benry
16) Packer
17) Lilliman

Ropati, the Lousi's, Topou etc to Vulcans.

Mateo, Taylor etc can bugger off. Friend can leave with his head held as high as his little body will allow.


12. SBW would be mean
 
jsmooove

jsmooove

12. SBW would be mean
hes worth the million in my opinion. Id rather him over tomkins.

anyone know the go with friend. I assume it was a 2 year deal with an option for a third. anyone know who the option is in favour of? if he starts running from dummy half id happily take up the option with him
 
Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

We could afford Tomkins and SBW - the problem is persuading them to come to a losing team.
 
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Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

anyone know the go with friend. I assume it was a 2 year deal with an option for a third. anyone know who the option is in favour of? if he starts running from dummy half id happily take up the option with him

He's getting on a bit though.
 
Sup42

Sup42

We have Money....we're going all the way to England to buy the best , I'm ok with buying the Best.

We need to keep pumping the big money at out spine players.

Another top half

A World class Hooker...

Buy a Goal kicker......make up the rest from local players.

The Storm model.
 
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bigstu

bigstu

would anyone here think Tim Nanai-Williams would be be a good buy. me personally i think he could a super star
 
ShaunJohnson7

ShaunJohnson7

would anyone here think Tim Nanai-Williams would be be a good buy. me personally i think he could a super star

Yeah, he would be an excellent signing but I think he is perhaps not too far away from an All Blacks jersey.
 
¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

1 Locke
2 Fish
3 Hurrel (with better hands, otherwise Neilson)
4 Laumape
5 Manu
6 Godinet (but perhaps Tomkins if we can sign him)
7 Johnson
8 Rapira (would prefer we found a prop made of something a bit tougher than glass though)
9 Friend (if he retires or goes to ESL then TL)
10 Packer
11 Benry
12 ??? a new signing probably (otherwise Lowrie)
13 Mannering

14 Mutts
15 Lillyman
16 Sam Lousi
17 Carlos

So only Tomkins, a prop and a second rower needed, plus a lot of depth forwards.
 
Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Even if we sign Tomkins, move Locke to 6 and Leuleui to 9, we need more than just Bakuya to shake up the forwards.
 
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ShaunJohnson7

ShaunJohnson7

1. Locke
2. Fish
3. Laumape
4. Hurrell
5. Vatuvai
6. Tompkins
7. Shaun Johnson
8. O'Meley
9. Friend
10. Mutts
11. Buyuka
12. Henry
13. Mannering
14. TL
15. Packer
16. Lillyman
17. Ikahihifo

Rotate Nielsen with Laumape and Hurrell, keep the young guys fresh and reduce wear and tear etc to preserve them long term.

Look to some more bigger forwards.
 
Hitman82

Hitman82

New first graders:
Jayson Bukuya (second row)
Chad Townsend (half)
Sam Tomkins (fullback-standoff-halfback) (tbh but I'm treating it as legit)

New Depth:
Some ESL prop

We're losing:
Elijah Taylor

Unsure:
Nathan Friend
Alehana Mara
Jerome Ropati
Steve Rapira

My predicted/preferred teams for 2014:

1 Sam Tomkins
2 Glen Fisiiahi
3 Koneleti Hurrell
4 Dane Nielsen
5 Manu Vatuvei
6 Shaun Johnson
7 Chad Townsend
8 Sam Rapira
9 Thomas Leuluai
10 Russell Packer
11 Jayson Bukuya
12 Feleti Mateo
13 Simon Mannering

14 Kevin Locke
15 Sam Lousi
16 Jacob Lillyman
17 Ben Matulino

Vulcans:

1 Vulcan / NYC upgrade
2 Bill Tupou
3 Ngani Laumape
4 (Jerome Ropati) Sio Siua Taukeiaho
5 Vulcan / NYC upgrade
6 Carlos Tuimavavae
7 Pita Godinet
8 Charlie Gubb
9 (Nathan Friend) Siliva Havili (Alehana Mara)
10 Suaia Matagi
11 Ben Henry
12 Sione Lousi
13 Todd Lowrie

14 (Steve Rapira) Albert Vete
15 Dominique Peyroux
16 (Sio Siua Taukeiaho) David Bhana (some ESL prop)
17 Sebastine Ikahihifo

In my opinion, the only possible changes to the preferred first grade squad could be Laumape, Lowrie, Lousi and Henry.
 
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Miket12

Miket12

It wouldn't surprise me if Steve Rapira isn't let go and replaced by either Vete or Glenn Riley (young prop from Warrington, who we have rumored to have signed) in the Vulcans.
 
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