Internationals Why no Wai ?

ozbash_old

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its beyond comprehension.
the guy is one of the few performers this season.

skinner....... ?
 

jules_old

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Here Here I agree. Said I wouldnt watch the game if he wasnt in it .... Very disappointed !!!!
 

big taniwha styles_old

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its a pretty stacked forward pack, it would be hard to sqeeze him in
 

Kiwi League_old

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OK, so Wai is a 'consistent performer' for the Warriors.
So???
The test selectors are not looking to pick 'the most consistent Warriors players' first, & then aussie based players 2nd. The Warriors are languishing near the bottom of the table; there are more dynamic players out there: big guys who punch a hole in the defensive line & can throw an off-load. The selectors went for those sort of guys and who can blame them. Louis Anderson was lucky to get in.
 

Skinner_old

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ozbash said:
its beyond comprehension.
the guy is one of the few performers this season.

skinner....... ?

No idea - gee, he'd have consider himself dead unlucky. I don't think
there is any bad blood.

I reckon he would grow another leg if he pulled the black jumper on.
 

big taniwha styles_old

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kiwileague is on the money, wai has not outplayed any other forwards that made the test squad. So the question is why should he be in the test squad?
 

Skinner_old

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big taniwha styles said:
kiwileague is on the money, wai has not outplayed any other forwards that made the test squad. So the question is why should he be in the test squad?

So, you reckon Louis Anderson has gone better.....I don't think so mate.
 

2big2strong_old

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ok, wairangi is one of the 'warriors' best back rowers, not one of the 'kiwi's' best, have a look at the eligible kiwi's back rowers and tell me where he'd fit in.

Sonny Bill Williams
Frank Pritchard (in great form)
David Kidwell (nearly man of the series last year)
Tony puleatua
Joe Galavauo
Ali Lauiti'iti
David Solomona

etc.

Wai is great, but not better than most of these boyz.
 

Skinner_old

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2black2strong said:
ok, wairangi is one of the 'warriors' best back rowers, not one of the 'kiwi's' best, have a look at the eligible kiwi's back rowers and tell me where he'd fit in.

Sonny Bill Williams
Frank Pritchard (in great form)
David Kidwell (nearly man of the series last year)
Tony puleatua
Joe Galavauo
Ali Lauiti'iti
David Solomona

etc.

Wai is great, but not better than most of these boyz.

TP, Joe, Ali and David.......no mate, not at all.
 

big taniwha styles_old

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Skinner said:
big taniwha styles said:
kiwileague is on the money, wai has not outplayed any other forwards that made the test squad. So the question is why should he be in the test squad?

So, you reckon Louis Anderson has gone better.....I don't think so mate.

Anderson is not a second rower, I thought that would be obvious...
 

Skinner_old

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big taniwha styles said:
Skinner said:
big taniwha styles said:
kiwileague is on the money, wai has not outplayed any other forwards that made the test squad. So the question is why should he be in the test squad?

So, you reckon Louis Anderson has gone better.....I don't think so mate.

Anderson is not a second rower, I thought that would be obvious...

No
 

tmaster_old

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He might not be dynamic player as the ones that 2black2strong suggested but that's my point. He is a different type of player than them at that to me makes him stand-out. He is the type a player that every team needs a worker, a 80 minute man, the first person there to back up, does all the little things right, dependable, will not let you down.

Those attributes I think are something that would complement the more dynamic forwards in the team. Plus in the last 18 months i think he has shown a huge improvement in attack considering the lack of play that goes his way.

Here's a couple of stat for you to prove it:
2006
Warriors top try-scorring forward so far Wairangi Koopu 3 tries.(2nd in the team)

2005
Wairangi Koopu 9 tries (2nd in the team)
Louis Anderson 1 try
Sonny Bill Williams 1 try
Tony Puleatua 1 try
Frank Pritchard 1try
David Kidwell 4 tries
Joe Galavao 0 tries

Tires don't mean everything but at least it's something that can be measured and I think it's a fantastic effort considering that he gets way less touches than most if not all those guys in scoring situation.

It's looks to me that he just doesn't push Bluey's buttons the right way. I can stomach it for this test but if he continues to play at this level he has to be included in the Tri-Nations squad.
 

Skinner_old

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tmaster said:
He might not be dynamic player as the ones that 2black2strong suggested but that's my point. He is a different type of player than them at that to me makes him stand-out. He is the type a player that every team needs a worker, a 80 minute man, the first person there to back up, does all the little things right, dependable, will not let you down.

Those attributes I think are something that would complement the more dynamic forwards in the team. Plus in the last 18 months i think he has shown a huge improvement in attack considering the lack of play that goes his way.

Here's a couple of stat for you to prove it:
2006
Warriors top try-scorring forward so far Wairangi Koopu 3 tries.(2nd in the team)

2005
Wairangi Koopu 9 tries (2nd in the team)
Louis Anderson 1 try
Sonny Bill Williams 1 try
Tony Puleatua 1 try
Frank Pritchard 1try
David Kidwell 4 tries
Joe Galavao 0 tries

Tires don't mean everything but at least it's something that can be measured and I think it's a fantastic effort considering that he gets way less touches than most if not all those guys in scoring situation.

It's looks to me that he just doesn't push Bluey's buttons the right way. I can stomach it for this test but if he continues to play at this level he has to be included in the Tri-Nations squad.

On the nail there tmaster. I just don't understand it. If he's not
there for the TN series, then the question will be louder.

Cheers
 

ozbash_old

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agree, tell you what,, thursday nights 'code' on MTV is going to be very interesting.


Kiwi League, last years tri nations,, just about every rugby league commentator who had half a clue was questioning wai's omission.

the only player i think is even remotely close to him is kidwell.
you wont see SBW start at 2nd row. maybe 13.
 

Kiwi League_old

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Like I said, Loius Anderson was lucky. I wouldn't have had a problem if Wai had been selected.

The thing is, a very strong side has been selected.

And there are a lot of good players would didn't make it.

You can only pick 17.
 

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