Internationals 2017 ANZAC Test

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    2017 ANZAC Test

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    International Rugby League is coming to Canberra!

    The Australian Kangaroos will take on the New Zealand Kiwis in the mid-season Test Match on Friday May 5 at GIO Stadium, Canberra. The Kangaroos will be looking to build on their 2016 success after winning the Four Nations tournament in the UK, while the Kiwis will be seeking redemption.

    Before the Kangaroos do battle with the Kiwis, the Harvey Norman Jillaroos will take on the Kiwi Ferns in a much-anticipated clash of the best female Rugby League players in Australia and New Zealand.

    Don’t miss out on seeing the greatest International Stars, playing for the top two Rugby League Nations do battle in preparation for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

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    Really? Is he the second best hooker going?
     
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    Hope the boys can get up, I'm just not sure they can. We can't ambush them anymore, we've got to outplay them for the full 80.

    Go hard and physically dominate the first 20, consolidate and don't burn out by the 60th minute.
     
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    Only other Kiwi hooker playing first grade at the moment is Mcilwrick at the Tigers. Doubt Kidwell would wanna play two rookie hookers.

    Others like Cherrington, Nikorima and Tevaga are playing reserve grade. And we all remember how poor Lewis Brown was playing hooker in last years Anzac test.
     
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    If kidwell picks on form it would be

    RTS
    Rapana
    Whare
    Takairangi
    Vunivalu
    Martin
    Johnson
    Bromwich
    Levi
    Matagi
    Proctor
    Mannering
    Taumalolo

    Taupau
    Packer
    Blair
    Paasi
     
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    Possible junior kiwis side to play junior kangaroos . Haven't watched much Holden cup this year so a bit of a stab in the dark.


    Marsters
    Smith
    Leleisiuao
    Herbert
    Hiroti
    Hingano
    Luai
    Pere
    Clarke
    Mafi
    Going
    Talakai
    Papali'i

    Hunt
    Tupounuia
    Dawson
    Pinnock

    Didn't bother to include ponga as I think he'll make himself unable for the match
     
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    Does Vunivalu qualify? He'd be worth sounding out if he does.
     
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    Believe I've read that he wants to play for the kiwis. He went to school in Auckland.
     
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    If DK has the same one out get eaten up game plan.
    No real use selecting a great team that is going to be nullified so easily.
    Sorry Kiwis , still hurting from the lack of game plan we had and surprised England were the same.
    Meninga is streaks ahead.
     
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    Yep agree totally. Kidwell is the weak link in the kiwis
     
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    Spot on! I still can't believe David Kidwell played 6 rookies against Scotland, when we all know that in a tournament, the more our combinations play together the better they get. And to top it off he doesn't play Te Maire Martin in the final and plays Tohu Harris who is found wanting in the speed department. Also I can't believe that Steven Kearney was not kept on in an advisory position, to be contacted for advice. For once we had been dominate of the Kangaroos and we get someone in the job of coaching our side who was clearly out of his depth.
     
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    Predicted Junior Kiwis side:
    1. Caleb Aekins (Panthers)
    2. Greg Leleisiuao (Eels)
    3. Reimis Smith (Bulldogs)
    4. Patrick Herbert (Dragons)
    5. Lewis Soosemea (Warriors)
    6. Logan Spaander (Raiders)
    7. Jarome Luai (Panthers)
    8. Cruz Topai-Aveai (Rabbitohs)
    9. Erin Clark (Warriors)
    10. Kenese Kenese (Warriors)
    11. Siosifa Talakai (c) (Rabbitohs)
    12. Reuben Porter (Roosters)
    13. Isaiah Papalii (c) (Warriors)

    14. Kalani Going (Raiders)
    15. Lopeti Mafi (Bulldogs)
    16. Emry Pere (Cowboys)
    17. Sitili Tupouniua (Roosters)
     
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    That forward bench would sure bring some serious aggression. I like your choice of Paasi. He would go HAM if selected and bring just as much agro as the other two...
     
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    Exactly my reasoning... plus, I think he actually deserves it on merit. Has had some genuinely good form
     
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    Why Luke?
     
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    Dont let your opinion of his last game in the black jersey twist you up. He is still head and shoulders the best Kiwi hooker in the game. Whoever you choose wont be an 80 minute player so will need a substitute on the bench. You gonna seriously go for a combination of Lewis Brown, Siliva Havili, Kodi Nikorima, Jazz Tevaga, Nathaniel Roache, Te Maire Martin, Danny Levi or Matt McIlwrick with no Issac Luke???
     
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    Seumanufagai underated player. Would be more noise around him if he played for a bigger club.

    Would be surprised if he was selected by the Kiwis. But hopefully he's chosen to play for Toa Samoa vs England. Should have played for Samoa last year his form was that good.