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Re: Taumalolo Dumps NZ

Unread post by tiger05premier » Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:53 pm

Good


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Unread post by diedpretty » Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:59 pm

diedpretty wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:46 pm
Wow i didn't see this coming - apparently upset at Proctor and Bromwich being dumped by Kidwell - has opted to play for Tonga.
Also wants to help Tonga as an emerging nation.

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Unread post by tiger05premier » Wed 04 Oct, 2017 6:05 pm

diedpretty wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:59 pm
diedpretty wrote:
Wed 04 Oct, 2017 5:46 pm
Wow i didn't see this coming - apparently upset at Proctor and Bromwich being dumped by Kidwell - has opted to play for Tonga.
Also wants to help Tonga as an emerging nation.
That's good to see but without the help of the best pacific islanders from all small countries NZ grow weakerand Aus chances of winning easily grow.

Not that the aussies really looked like struggling in the 1st place

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Unread post by wt00 » Wed 04 Oct, 2017 6:06 pm

Good choice
The star of the team is the team.

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Wed 04 Oct, 2017 6:20 pm

Imagine how good the Aussies would be with Taumalalo!

We would then have the best player in every position=Unbeatable


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Unread post by wt00 » Wed 04 Oct, 2017 7:32 pm

Apparently the kiwis told JWH last week he was in then to change their mind a week later... Shambles
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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 11:47 am

Kiwi WC Squad (or what's left of them)

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
Dallin Watene Zelezniak (Penrith Panthers)
Jason Nightingale (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Jordan Rapana (Canberra Raiders)
Gerard Beale (Cronulla Sharks/Warriors)
Brad Takairangi (Parramatta Eels)
Dean Whare (Penrith Panthers)
Peta Hiku (Warrington Wolves)
Shaun Johnson (Warriors)
Thomas Leuluai (Wigan Warriors)
Kodi Nikorima (Brisbane Broncos)
Te Maire Martin (North Queensland Cowboys)
Danny Levi (Newcastle Knights)
Adam Blair (Brisbane Broncos/Warriors) captain
Martin Taupau (Manly Sea Eagles)
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Sydney Roosters)
Russell Packer (St George Illawarra Dragons/Wests Tigers)
Addin Fonua-Blake (Many Sea Eagles)
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Melbourne Storm)
Simon Mannering (Warriors)
Kenny Bromwich (Melbourne Storm)
Joseph Tapine (Canberra Raiders)
Isaac Liu (Sydney Roosters)
Elijah Taylor (Wests Tigers)

Congrats Elijah and Russell....
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Unread post by swag tiger » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 12:10 pm

Thursday 5th October 2017
10:59am
Fifita, Taumalolo in Tonga World Cup squad

Star forwards Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo headline an impressive 24-man Tongan squad named for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

The addition of the representative middle men bolsters an already impressive squad, with all 24 men either currently playing in the NRL or with previous NRL experience.

Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou, David Fusitu'a, Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell, Solomone Kata, Mahe Fonua and Manu Vatuvei will fight for places across the backline, while Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Sika Manu, Joe Ofahengaue, Tevita Pangai Jnr and Sam Moa will complement the go-forward Taumalolo and Fifita provide.

Tonga will start their campaign against Scotland in Cairns before travelling to Hamilton to face fierce rivals Samoa and New Zealand in successive weeks.

Tonga 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad
Andrew Fifita
Mahe Fonua
David Fusitu'a
Siliva Havilli
Ata Hingano
Will Hopoate
Konrad Hurrell
Michael Jennings
Solomone Kata
Sione Katoa
Samisoni Langi
Tuimoala Lolohea
Sika Manu
Manu Ma'u
Sam Moa
Ben Murdoch Masila
Joe Ofahengaue
Tevita Pangai Jnr
Ukuma Ta'ai
Sio Siua Taukieaho
Jason Taumalolo
Peni Terepo
Daniel Tupou
Manu Vatuvei

http://www.nrl.com/fifita-taumalolo-in- ... fault.aspx
I have family in Balmain and the Western suburbs so i guess that makes me a Balmain Westie

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Unread post by Harvey » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 12:23 pm

Hopefully Tui & Fonua can sell the tigers to some of their teammates

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Unread post by avocadoontoast » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 12:34 pm

swag tiger wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 12:10 pm
Thursday 5th October 2017
10:59am
Fifita, Taumalolo in Tonga World Cup squad

Star forwards Andrew Fifita and Jason Taumalolo headline an impressive 24-man Tongan squad named for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.

The addition of the representative middle men bolsters an already impressive squad, with all 24 men either currently playing in the NRL or with previous NRL experience.

Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou, David Fusitu'a, Will Hopoate, Konrad Hurrell, Solomone Kata, Mahe Fonua and Manu Vatuvei will fight for places across the backline, while Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Sika Manu, Joe Ofahengaue, Tevita Pangai Jnr and Sam Moa will complement the go-forward Taumalolo and Fifita provide.

Tonga will start their campaign against Scotland in Cairns before travelling to Hamilton to face fierce rivals Samoa and New Zealand in successive weeks.

Tonga 2017 Rugby League World Cup squad
Andrew Fifita
Mahe Fonua
David Fusitu'a
Siliva Havilli
Ata Hingano
Will Hopoate
Konrad Hurrell
Michael Jennings
Solomone Kata
Sione Katoa
Samisoni Langi
Tuimoala Lolohea
Sika Manu
Manu Ma'u
Sam Moa
Ben Murdoch Masila
Joe Ofahengaue
Tevita Pangai Jnr
Ukuma Ta'ai
Sio Siua Taukieaho
Jason Taumalolo
Peni Terepo
Daniel Tupou
Manu Vatuvei

http://www.nrl.com/fifita-taumalolo-in- ... fault.aspx
That's a pretty darn good squad.

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Unread post by innsaneink » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm

Roos: Boyd out...Mansour in

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Unread post by Fraze23 » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 1:40 pm

Surprised Matulino didn't get picked for the Kiwis.

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Unread post by Toowoomba Tiger » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 2:03 pm

WOW! Boyd out and Mansour in over Tedesco.

I think Teddy will be blaming his team mates and the Tigers poor season for his non selection, but I think there is more to Maniga's decision. I think he might have seen what most of us Tigers fans saw and that was a season from Teddy that was well below the previous couple of years.

No doubt Teddy tried his guts out, but he was also guilty of stifling the attack and seems to have lost that passing game he had to setup his outside men. Sure he made plenty of metres and a gazillion tackle breaks but they rarely led to points.
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Unread post by innsaneink » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 2:12 pm

I think Boyd was selected as a winger, and replaced with a winger

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Unread post by GoldXR50Leroy » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 3:12 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 1:24 pm
Roos: Boyd out...Mansour in
So that now weakens Lebanon with Mansour being chosen......................

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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 4:45 pm

Fifita OUT..Campbell-Gillard..IN..

Fifita's papers should be stamped..never again..
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Geo nailed it...

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Unread post by will1999 » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 5:57 pm

how many tigers players are in the world cup

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Unread post by Geo. » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 6:18 pm

will1999 wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 5:57 pm
how many tigers players are in the world cup
So far

Elijah Taylor (NZ)
Russell Packer (NZ)
Mahe Fonua (Tonga)
Tuimoala Lolohea (Tonga)
Nathan Milone (Italy)

Squads have until 13th October to be named..
Ivan's Laws

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2. The Star of the Team is the Team
3. Be the player your teammates want to play with..
Tiger Watto wrote:
Fri 03 Nov, 2017 8:07 am
Geo nailed it...

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