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    All Blacks Vs Wales

    Forwards
    Hookers
    Dane Coles (Wellington, 36 Tests)
    Codie Taylor (Canterbury, four Tests)
    Nathan Harris (Bay of Plenty, two Tests)
    Props
    Wyatt Crockett (Canterbury, 45 Tests)
    Charlie Faumuina (Auckland, 33 Tests)
    Owen Franks (Canterbury, 78 Tests)
    Joe Moody (Canterbury, 11 Tests)
    Ofa Tu'ungafasi (Auckland, new cap)
    Locks
    Brodie Retallick (Hawke's Bay, 47 Tests)
    Luke Romano (Canterbury, 22 Tests)
    Patrick Tuipulotu (Auckland, seven Tests)
    Samuel Whitelock (Canterbury, 73 Tests)
    Loose Forwards
    Sam Cane (Bay of Plenty, 31 Tests)
    Elliot Dixon (Southland, new cap)
    Jerome Kaino (Auckland, 67 Tests)
    Kieran Read, captain (Canterbury, 84 Tests)
    Ardie Savea (Wellington, new cap)
    Liam Squire (Tasman, new cap)


    Backs
    Halfbacks
    Tawera Kerr-Barlow (Waikato, 20 Tests)
    Aaron Smith (Manawatu, 47 Tests)
    First five-eighths
    Beauden Barrett (Taranaki, 36 Tests)
    Aaron Cruden (Manawatu, 37 Tests)
    Lima Sopoaga (Southland, one Test)
    Midfielders
    Ryan Crotty (Canterbury, 15 Tests)
    Malakai Fekitoa (Auckland, 13 Tests)
    Charlie Ngatai (Taranaki, one Test)
    Seta Tamanivalu (Taranaki, new cap)
    Outside backs
    Israel Dagg (Hawke's Bay, 49 Tests)
    Damian McKenzie (Waikato, new cap)
    Waisake Naholo (Taranaki, three Tests)
    Julian Savea (Wellington, 41 Tests)
    Ben Smith (Otago, 48 Tests)
    My computer thinks I'm gay
    What's the difference anyway
    When all the people do all day
    Is stare into a phone

    #2
    So looking at that squad just 4 players over 50 caps, average of 27 caps, 11 players with less than 5 caps (over a third of the squad)
    My computer thinks I'm gay
    What's the difference anyway
    When all the people do all day
    Is stare into a phone

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      #3
      Anyone have a list of the upcoming games/kickoffs handy?
      Marty in the Morning

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        #4
        Same kick off times all three Saturdays, 11th, 18th and 25th, 8.35 in NZ, 11.00 in Aus and 16.00 in SA.


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          #5
          Originally posted by sewa View Post
          average of 27 caps, 11 players with less than 5 caps (over a third of the squad)
          6 new caps! Crazy stuff from the ABs management, how will those players manage to adapt to the 'system' in such a short space of time.

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            #6
            Originally posted by kahalui View Post
            6 new caps! Crazy stuff from the ABs management, how will those players manage to adapt to the 'system' in such a short space of time.
            Are any of those six new caps unable to make the match day 23 of their respective clubs?


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              #7
              Originally posted by the plastic paddy View Post
              Are any of those six new caps unable to make the match day 23 of their respective clubs?


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              No

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                #8
                Has the coach given them 'things to work on'?
                "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                  #9
                  Very dangerous stuff from the ABs. Leaving a lot of guys who just need a run of games to come into form out. Concern too about leaving out guys who have played well against Wales before.


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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
                    Has the coach given them 'things to work on'?
                    I believe the term is 'detail'.
                    Gwan Joe!!

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                      #11
                      Not sure why Ben Smith is there with his standard of 'ruck resourcing'.
                      He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.

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                        #12
                        After losing - Kevin Mealamu, Ben Franks, Tony Woodcock, Ritchie McCaw, Liam Messam, Dan Carter, Colin Slade, Ma Nonu, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Nehe Mile Skudder to a combination of retirement, going abroad, 7's rugby as well as Victor Vito leaving at end of season so not picked it's hardly surprising that they have had to bring in new caps.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by In Joe we trust View Post
                          After losing - Kevin Mealamu, Ben Franks, Tony Woodcock, Ritchie McCaw, Liam Messam, Dan Carter, Colin Slade, Ma Nonu, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Nehe Mile Skudder to a combination of retirement, going abroad, 7's rugby as well as Victor Vito leaving at end of season so not picked it's hardly surprising that they have had to bring in new caps.
                          They haven't called up a second row forward who can't make his club squad though.


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                            #14
                            Reminds me a lot of what Munster was like under Tony McGahan.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by the plastic paddy View Post
                              They haven't called up a second row forward who can't make his club squad though.


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                              what 2nd row would you have picked ahead of him?

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