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    All Blacks centre Ma'a Nonu has dropped a bombshell on the rugby world by saying he would be willing to switch codes and play rugby league in Australia after next year's World Cup.
    Nonu was in Sydney at the weekend for a charity beach-football competition featuring a host of rugby stars, and after rubbing shoulders with some of the best players in the National Rugby League, the All Blacks centre told reporters he would be interested in playing the game professionally in Australia.
    'I watch a lot of rugby league and really love the game,' Nonu told The Daily Telegraph.
    'I will have to see how it goes back home. I am contracted to the All Blacks until next year but I am willing to talk to (NRL) clubs.'
    Nonu, 24, who has family in Sydney, is rated as one of the most damaging outside backs in world rugby, but has played league in the past and could fill several different positions.
    'I played a bit of league back in school but it is not big over there (New Zealand),' he said.@@@@/SPAN>
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    #2
    go nonu go now
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      #3
      Isn't it funny how he mentions this while angling for a new contract with the All Blacks. Aussies in both codes have been doing the same for years.

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        #4
        TBF he is a league fan and did play in a touch tournament at the weekend

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          #5
          One player we can safely say would lose out to his irish equivalent in a head to head!

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            #6


            Originally posted by blackadder
            One player we can safely say would lose out to his irish equivalent in a head to head!

            TBF, he can't get on in his position for the Lions

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              #7


              Nonu, please stay! BOD would fillet you five different ways in the RWC.


              His defence against England was a laugh - Jamie effin' Noone scored twice!


              But if Nonu does leave, the ABs will still be short of talent at 13. Anyone know of a midfieldopposition that can take advantage?[img]smileys/cool.gif[/img]

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                #8
                Who cares?Good luck to him, give me more money please.
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                  #9
                  conrad smith is probably their first choice no.13,to be fair nonu is good at what he does.he caused havoc with ball in hand during the autumn internationals
                  g\'wan bruff!!

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                    #10
                    He prefers second/outside centre, but most see his future (if he has one in union) on the wing

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                      #11
                      I wonder if theres any possibility of Regan King going back to play for the all blacks?

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                        #12
                        Let him go if he wants to, there'll be loads to fill his boots. Would be hard for King to play with the All Blacks based in the northern hemisphere

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                          #13
                          It would be impossible to play while based in Wales but if Graham Henry sent out the word to him he'd have to consider going back down there with a Super 14 club

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                            #14
                            Would be a pity to lose him from the league if that happened. I havnt read or heard of any rumblings in that direction though

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                              #15


                              Nonu. Max Factor v L'Oreal. Decisions, decisions.


                              Could care less if I tried, I suppose. Just can't be bothered.

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