Internationals All Stars 2019

Discussion in 'International/Representative League' started by playdaball, Apr 15, 2018.

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  1. playdaball
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    playdaball Heritage Member

    The NRL have dumped the NRL All Stars team replacing them with a Maori All Stars team ... good move. Who'd be in the Maori side?

    1, Ponga
    2, DWZ
    3, Whare
    4,Beale
    5, Rapana
    6, Benji
    7, Nikorima
    8, Bromwich
    9, Luke
    10, Packer / Tamou
    11, Proctor
    12, CHN / JFH
    13, Taylor

    I'm sure I've left out some decent players!!
     
  2. matiunz
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    Probably better opponent than the All stars that didn’t really have the same passion as the Indigenous team.
    In saying that I’m still against any team that racially excludes players, call it “positive discrimination” if you like but it’s still discrimination
     
  3. Fazz
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    Fazz 1st Grade Fringe

    Thurston would have qualified if he weren't retiring. Eastwood might sneak onto the bench. I'm sure there are a ton of other guys with small amounts of Maori blood playing over in Aussie.
     
  4. Johnnyray
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    That's awesome news ! I'm totally stoked as I know that it was something alot of people were calling for.

    Still wish instead of Maori All Stars Vs Indigenous All Stars they call it Dream team Vs Dreamtime instead ...

    ;)
     
  5. Stone
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    I'd be down for this but only if Jason Nightingale has some Maori lineage & is in the team ... just to see the Happy Haka one more time

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  6. Diesel
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    What fraction of heritage can include someone to that race? 1/32?
     
  7. Stone
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    As a man with significant Maori lineage I will give my qualified answer

    If you can do a half decent pukana & don't have a rampantly thick skippy accent you're in :p
     
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  8. Tragic
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    What about Napa, I would pick him.
     
  9. ¿N. ig-mah¿
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    ¿N. ig-mah¿ Warriors 1st Grader

    I disagree with this team. To be fair to the race with the biggest input, i would have a P.I. team as opposed to NZ Maori. No 1 Island nation has enough to make the team, but combined the far outweigh any other racial group in the NRL.
     
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    Im pretty sure the NZ government classification for what constitutes a Maori is anyone who considers themselves to be Maori. I dont think there is a requirement of any proof of heritage to be classified as such. I thought internationally, the rough rule is 1/8th gives you the right to call yourself that race. I personally consider it should be the majority of your bloodline is your race, if you feel the need to classify yourself. Myself, i am virtually all Irish, but i am simply a Kiwi or New Zealander, as several generations of my family were born here before me, abd i have never lived in or visited Ireland or Europe, so refuse those titles.
     
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    razzrillinger 1st Grade Fringe

    Has there been an official announcement for this?
     
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    Tri series...
     
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    Cook Islands, same as Gelling.
     
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    Triple M website
     
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    Being Maori I really feel proud when our team is allowed to play something.

    That doesn't change the way I feel about my Whanau that aren't Maori one little bit, Love both lots just the same.

    That's being Maori as I've understood and lived it my whole life.
     
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    I think Ponga was picked to play for NZ Maoris in a game late last year and pulled out as he decided to push his cause for Queensland instead!
     
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    Tamou ? the guy that turned his back on us to play for Oz

    Should never be picked to play for kiwis let alone NZ Maori !
     
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    Hard bro ... way worse than Taumalolo & Co

    At least they jumped ship to represent their lineage & families

    Aussie Jim sold out purely for the $$$
     
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    Selector 1st Grade Fringe

    He's played for NZ Maori previously.
     
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    He was injured but stayed on as water boy.