Internationals Volcano out of the tri-nations

Swanley_old

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watch the bulls v the reds last night and it was abbounced the leslie will be haivng another knee operation after the finls. Meaning no tri-nations.

3rd time in 3 years.

on a different note, would be very surprised to not see hape in the final 17.

played really well and scored 4 trys.
 

Jesbass_old

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Swanley said:
watch the bulls v the reds last night and it was abbounced the leslie will be haivng another knee operation after the finls. Meaning no tri-nations.

3rd time in 3 years.

on a different note, would be very surprised to not see hape in the final 17.

played really well and scored 4 trys.

*sigh*

Brian Noble is still the coach at Bradford, correct? I hope this time it's genuine - if it isn't, I would expect Vainikolo to stand up for himself. I hear that several players are doing that now, in the light of what the Kiwis achieved in 2005.

Great to hear that Hape is still performing really well.

Any news on how Palea'aesina is going, Swanley?
 

*Kimmy*_old

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I heard this, this morning..I bet he is fine..every club does this..whether nrl or esl.
 

blez_old

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Go_The_Doggies said:
I heard this, this morning..I bet he is fine..every club does this..whether nrl or esl.

Noble is definitely a dodgy character, and the Doggies and their Aussie doctor have long done it. Even Benji is supposedly ready, but theres no way Sheens will let him go away.
 

warriors4life_old

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Sh!t, not again, we've only seen him in 1 game in 2 years of Tri-Nations and now it is about to be 3.

That makes a few wingers ruled out for the Kiwis now: Webster, Ah Van and the Volcano.
 

blez_old

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I hope Toopi's name is crossed of the "potential candidates list'

I was just watching that Leeds - Warrington replay. Toopi had an absolute shocker - about 27 errors, couldn't tackle to save himself.

Lauititi didn't cover himself in glory aswell.

On the other side, Logan Swann (remember him) played pretty well
 

Wiki_old

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All good, we got enough cover. Would have been nice to see him but if New Zealand is good at anything, its producing quality wingers :).
 

kiwi man_old

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actually id imagine that this knee op is genuine, brian noble is no longer the bradford coach and also lesley has stated a number of times that he is no-where near full fitness, resulting in his poor form. tame tupou and manu vatuvei should be the wingers. and hape should definately be in the centers, he is on fire atm.
Also on paleasena i watched a wigan game vs hull 2 weeks ago and feka looks like he is in good shape, he scored a barnstorming try and rolled a few defenders every time he hit it up, was good to watch and imo he should be on the bench but if he will be is yet to be seen.
a side note: every time feka hits it up the crowd goes balistic and they chant his name, he enjoyed it and was clapping his hands above his head!
 

commonsense_old

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Jesbass said:
Swanley said:
watch the bulls v the reds last night and it was abbounced the leslie will be haivng another knee operation after the finls. Meaning no tri-nations.

3rd time in 3 years.

on a different note, would be very surprised to not see hape in the final 17.

played really well and scored 4 trys.

*sigh*

Brian Noble is still the coach at Bradford, correct? I hope this time it's genuine - if it isn't, I would expect Vainikolo to stand up for himself. I hear that several players are doing that now, in the light of what the Kiwis achieved in 2005.

Great to hear that Hape is still performing really well.

Any news on how Palea'aesina is going, Swanley?

brian noble coaches wigan now.

but man thats disappointing that vainikolo is out.

i guess the 2 wing spots are gonna be fought out btw vatuvei, tupou and utai, or even hape. shontayne hape is a quality player and is just as comfortable on the wings.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Wiki said:
All good, we got enough cover. Would have been nice to see him but if New Zealand is good at anything, its producing quality wingers :).
Yeah i agree mate. There is cover for vanikolo
 

Jesbass_old

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commonsense said:
Jesbass said:
Swanley said:
watch the bulls v the reds last night and it was abbounced the leslie will be haivng another knee operation after the finls. Meaning no tri-nations.

3rd time in 3 years.

on a different note, would be very surprised to not see hape in the final 17.

played really well and scored 4 trys.

*sigh*

Brian Noble is still the coach at Bradford, correct? I hope this time it's genuine - if it isn't, I would expect Vainikolo to stand up for himself. I hear that several players are doing that now, in the light of what the Kiwis achieved in 2005.

Great to hear that Hape is still performing really well.

Any news on how Palea'aesina is going, Swanley?

brian noble coaches wigan now.

but man thats disappointing that vainikolo is out.

i guess the 2 wing spots are gonna be fought out btw vatuvei, tupou and utai, or even hape. shontayne hape is a quality player and is just as comfortable on the wings.

Ah well, I can take solace in the reality that this is probably a genuine injury, then. Thankfully it isn't a political thing for once.
 

*Kimmy*_old

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blez said:
Go_The_Doggies said:
I heard this, this morning..I bet he is fine..every club does this..whether nrl or esl.

Noble is definitely a dodgy character, and the Doggies and their Aussie doctor have long done it. Even Benji is supposedly ready, but theres no way Sheens will let him go away.
Ah yes I know the Doggies have done it, they do it with Matt Utai...
 

2big2strong_old

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why do we constantly get shafted? Why is Rugby League the most backward sport in the world when it comes to the priority of their teams.....

...Can't play test football.....because they'll miss club football????????????????????????????

Test football is where it's at, it should get first priority over everything. you would never see Daniel Carter missing the Tri-nations because Canterbury needs him to be fit for NPC.

Does anyone else agree that this is ridiculously backwards???

I'd love nothing more then the NRL season to be shortened and the Test season lengthened. I love nothing more than watching my countrymen play for the pride of my country, knowing that it's that underdog flightless bird, up against that big talking bling blinging dum kangaroo.
 

Jesbass_old

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I agree that it's back to front. The problem is that the clubs pay their wages. That's where the problem lies, in my opinion.

What FIFA has done, is they've set in place a ruling whereby international selection supercedes club selection. So if two coaches, (one international, and one club), want the same player to play for their respective sides, the international coach gets his way. I assume FIFA reimburses the club side for their loss. I don't know if that's a financially feasible option for rugby league, but I'd like to see it happen nonetheless.
 

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