Internationals Kiwi v England 2018 Denver, USA

Discussion in 'International/Representative League' started by drake83, May 6, 2018.

  1. drake83
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    drake83 1st Grade Fringe

    Have only really caught the warrior games this season so dont know much about the other kiwi talent going around in the NRL. What is the consensus team every one is thinking of for this test hopefully it doesnt involve too many warriors.
     
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    None of the current warriors have been good enough to warrant a spot. I’d go with every good kiwi player from other clubs - preferably the Storm, Dragons and And anyone else in the top 8
     
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  4. ¿N. ig-mah¿
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    No Warriors. Team shoukd be selected on last years form
     
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    This really makes you think how big of a underperforming club we’ve been. If any other NRL club had 8-9 guys which were lock ins for Aus reps it would almost be unfair.
     
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    Going to be very interesting to see how former Kiwi coach Kearney handles this. Withhold players or not? They'll be players pressured not to play by clubs for sure...
     
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    camt see Kearney being untrue to his former Kiwi role.

    Bellamy and Bennett are pro Rep footy.

    Bye bye Warrior performers.
     
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    Danpatmac Warriors 1st Grader

    My Kiwi team based on the first 9 rounds

    1. RTS
    2. Isaako
    3. Marsters
    4. Whare
    5. Hiku
    6. Marshall
    7. Johnson
    8. Blair
    9. Griffin
    10. Taupau (c)
    11. Harris
    12. Tapine
    13. Fisher-Harris
    14. Luke
    15. Asofa-Solomona
    16. Fonua-Blake
    17. Liu
    The Tongan defectors are obviously not there.
     
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    Wonder if they will even be approached? Probably only Jason Taumalolo and David Fusitua would be in line for selection...
     
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    I'm not leaving them out... I got the impression they were full time Tongans now, right?
     
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    Neither have confirmed anything just yet. Asked Fusitua and he said he was still thinking about it. The new Kiwi coach will definitely be checking with Taumalolo...
     
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    They made their bed. I say let them stay Tongan. In the World Cup, they should have been Kiwis, and played for Tonga in Pacific comps only.
     
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    It comes down to this. If they want to play for Kiwis then they have to be 100% committed not chop and change as it suits them. All or nothing otherwise we go with someone else.
     
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    This is the only time I’m in favour of Mason Lino being picked in a team ahead of Johnson.
     
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    Yeah, it is one of those questions like 'do you love me?'

    if they hesitate at all, it is a no.
     
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    I wish they wouldnt.
    Have the Kiwis no shame ?

    These blokes made a brave decision from the colonial status quo...they walked away from the money and brought to the world the new fourth power.

    Why the ......would you want to ever risk not seeing those crowd scenes in your piss ant little sport in future ?

    Backward thinking NZ Aus colonial banjo inbreds scared of expansiom
     
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    Problem is Jason Taumalolo is still the best forward in the world.

    Rather welcome him back then Jesse Bromwich or Kevin Proctor. What they did was worse IMO...
     
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    I got no problem with his right to play my issue is with the Kiwis chasing him. But in the world I live in the Kiwis would not have been too scared to accept the challenge from Tonga to play this year...that is a better game than this fluff.
     
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    interesting.

    I'm not sure I agree... they fucked up big time and took the jersey for granted and ended up spilling cocaine on it... but Taumalolo wiped his arse with it
     
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    They are Tongans now .
    That's their team .