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    NZ team for 2019

    We are all just playing for the opportunity to lose to them in the final, a team with this depth of talent, skill and ability will be impossible to beat.

    Mckenzie / Barrett at 10?

    their options in the back 3 are crazy.
    Ben Lamb
    alaimalo
    reiko ioane
    julian savea
    milner skufder
    other Barrett brother
    dagg




    https://youtu.be/VnRajUUszGI
    Last edited by lawrence; 16th-April-2018, 20:41.

    #2
    Originally posted by lawrence View Post
    We are all just playing for the opportunity to lose to them in the final, a team with this depth of talent, skill and ability will be impossible to beat.

    Mckenzie / Barrett at 10?

    their options in the back 3 are crazy.
    Ben Lamb
    alaimalo
    reiko ioane
    julian savea
    milner skufder
    other Barrett brother
    dagg




    https://youtu.be/VnRajUUszGI
    Nice to meet you

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      #3
      Originally posted by lawrence View Post
      We are all just playing for the opportunity to lose to them in the final, a team with this depth of talent, skill and ability will be impossible to beat.

      Mckenzie / Barrett at 10?

      their options in the back 3 are crazy.
      Ben Lamb
      alaimalo
      reiko ioane
      julian savea
      milner skufder
      other Barrett brother
      dagg




      https://youtu.be/VnRajUUszGI
      Reminds me of the early Pro Evo days before they had rights to the player's names. Ryan Greggs and Paul Once gracing United's midfield!

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        #4
        To the brave and the faithful nowt is impossible
        Gwan Joe!!

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          #5
          Their latest outing, hammering a wounded Australian side. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kdyoUjKRPA

          Luampe and Goodhue in Midfield look well able, the clear out by luampae at 12:30 on the match clock is something to behold, had to watch it a few times, we have backrow players that would struggle to do that. SBW and Leinert-Brown not a back option as back-up.

          The Barrets offering two playmakers makes attack very potent, and Mckenzie coming on when the game is opening up almost guarantees he will do damage.

          Beauden looks to be maturing and coming into his peak, he is every bit the player Dan Carter was at that age / caps.

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            #6
            Thats a big blow for NZ ,Damien McKensie ruptured ACL at weekend out of world cup
            Last edited by theghost; 15th-April-2019, 07:27.
            Still there's a light I hold before me
            You're the measure of my dreams
            The measure of my dreams.

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              #7
              Big loss alright, great player to have on the bench, probably not going to start but can cover 10 and play 15 as another playmaker when the game is breaking up.

              They have better options at 15 in Barrett and smith but McKenzie was sure to be on the bench

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                #8
                https://i.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/al...eam-discussion


                Looks very likely that Sevu Reece will see game time in the championship and give him a big chance to make a solid claim for the Right wing with Naholo not included.

                With SBW coming back from injury Laumape and ALB looks the most likely pairing with Ma’Nonu unable to reverse the aging process and get selected.

                A few injuries over the course of the championship could well even the playing field for Japan yet.
                Last edited by lawrence; 2nd-July-2019, 09:43.

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                  #9
                  Reece was on his way to Connacht until the domestic violence issues afaik.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by kahalui View Post
                    Reece was on his way to Connacht until the domestic violence issues afaik.
                    It’s sad to think the best thing he ever did for his rugby career was rough up his missus.

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                      #11
                      Fiji (who were missing plenty of front liners) dominated the Maori ABs this morning... offloading skills are on another level. They’ve been putting a lot of work into improving their set piece and defense over the last couple of seasons, so it’ll be interesting to see how they get on at the WC.

                      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BEqWYDeults
                      Last edited by kahalui; 13th-July-2019, 15:27.

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                        #12
                        Some serious depth being developed by NZ on the trip to Argentina.


                        15. Ben Smith
                        14. Sevu Reece
                        13. Anton Lienert-Brown
                        12. Ngani Laumape
                        11. Jordie Barrett
                        10. Beauden Barrett
                        9. Aaron Smith
                        8. Ardie Savea
                        7. Sam Cane (c)
                        6. Vaea Fifita
                        5. Patrick Tuipulotu
                        4. Brodie Retallick
                        3. Angus Ta'avao
                        2. Dane Coles
                        1. Ofa Tuungafasi


                        Nice to be able to leave Reid, Whitelock, franks, Crotty or moody out for this one, and give Reece a start over Reiko Ioane.



                        Last edited by lawrence; 18th-July-2019, 08:29.

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                          #13
                          ABs are strong favorites with bookies. I sense a Puma ambush... this is a great chance to get their first win over them and have a crack at winning the championship. Their only away game this year is against Aus.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by kahalui View Post
                            ABs are strong favorites with bookies. I sense a Puma ambush... this is a great chance to get their first win over them and have a crack at winning the championship. Their only away game this year is against Aus.
                            The bookies will give you 13 points

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                              #15
                              Really generous odds taking into account the lack of caps on the bench...
                              16. Liam Coltman (4)
                              17. Atu Moli *
                              18. Nepo Laulala (17)
                              19. Jackson Hemopo (3)
                              20. Luke Jacobson *
                              21. Brad Weber (1)
                              22. Josh Ioane *
                              23. Braydon Ennor *

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