New Zealand squad for next test

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New Zealand squad for next test

Unread post by Tacky » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 6:58 pm

Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich (c), Kenny Bromwich, Kieran Foran, David Fusitu’a, Shaun Johnson, Jordan Kahu, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Kodi Nikorima, Russell Packer, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana, Brandon Smith, Jason Taumalolo, Martin Taupau, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Whare

That's a really strong squad. Should be a good game.
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Unread post by Sabre » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 7:01 pm

Brandon Smith

NZ squad always throws up an unusual selection.
Melbourne Storm backup hooker apparently. Matt McIllwrick can consider himself unlucky.

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Unread post by Nelson » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 7:05 pm

Tacky wrote:
Sun 30 Apr, 2017 6:58 pm
Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Adam Blair, Jesse Bromwich (c), Kenny Bromwich, Kieran Foran, David Fusitu’a, Shaun Johnson, Jordan Kahu, Issac Luke, Simon Mannering, Kodi Nikorima, Russell Packer, Kevin Proctor, Jordan Rapana, Brandon Smith, Jason Taumalolo, Martin Taupau, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Whare

That's a really strong squad. Should be a good game.
Yeah it's a really good squad, although the centres and second row will be well behind Australia. I'd expect something like this:

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Jordan Rapana
3. David Fusitu’a
4. Dean Whare
5. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
6. Kieran Foran
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jesse Bromwich (c)
9. Issac Luke
10. Martin Taupau
11. Kevin Proctor
12. Simon Mannering
13. Jason Taumalolo

14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
15. Adam Blair
16. Russell Packer
17. Kodi Nikorima

Big bodies up the middle all game...

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Unread post by Tacky » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 7:11 pm

Sabre wrote:
Sun 30 Apr, 2017 7:01 pm
Brandon Smith

NZ squad always throws up an unusual selection.
Melbourne Storm backup hooker apparently. Matt McIllwrick can consider himself unlucky.
He's probably there just to gain some experience. I doubt he'll get any game time. Mcilwrick is probably a bit too old to fill that kind of role.
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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Sun 30 Apr, 2017 7:42 pm

Here's a second NZ team:

1. Peter Hiku
2. Jason Nightingale
3. Konrad Hurrell
4. Kirisome Auva'au
5. Sosaia Feki
6. Te Maire Martin
7. Corey Norman
8. Jared Warea-Hargreaves
9. Matt McIllwrick
10. Ben Matulino
11. Manu Mau
12. Bodene Thompson
13. Elijah Taylor

14. Suaia Matagi
15. James Fisher-Harris
16. Sauaso Sue
17. Brad Takaurangi
I will support Wests Tigers through thick or thin
I will be cheering when they win
I will love the Tigers Till I Die
With loyal supporters we will fly
I love the Tigers with my heart and soul
I just love the club as a whole
If the Wests Tigers believe
We will Unite, Commit and Achieve
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