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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 6:19 pm

will1999 wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 5:57 pm
how many tigers players are in the world cup
Depending if you are counting Woods and Tedesco.

We will have Tui, ET, Packer, Fonua, Kev, Aloiai, Sue, Milone, Twal, Tedesco, Woods - 11 players as long as there are no surprise call-ups

Surprised Suli isn't playing for Tonga after he already represented them in May.


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Unread post by diedpretty » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 6:35 pm

avocadoontoast wrote:
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.
That squad will give NZ a run for their money as top of group.

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 7:13 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
1. Hopoate
2. Fusitu'a
3. Kata
4. Jennings
5. Fonua
6. Lolohea
7. Hingano
8. Fifita
9. Katoa
10. Ofahengaue
11. Terepo
12. Ma'u
13. Taumalalo

14. Taukieaho
15. Pantai Jr
16. Manu
17. Moa

I would like to see Suli added to this team but it looks the goods!

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 7:36 pm

Geo. wrote:
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....
1. RTS
2. DWZ
3. Whare
4. Taikarangi
5. Rapana
6. TMM
7. Johnson
8. Packer
9. Levi
10. JWH
11. Taupau
12. Mannering
13. ET

14. A sofa-Solomona
15. Liu
16. Tapine
17. Fonua-Blake

Not bad side but won't be able to challenge the Aussies, Taumalalo was a big blow

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Unread post by Russell » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:30 pm

WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 6:19 pm
will1999 wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 5:57 pm
how many tigers players are in the world cup
Depending if you are counting Woods and Tedesco.

We will have Tui, ET, Packer, Fonua, Kev, Aloiai, Sue, Milone, Twal, Tedesco, Woods - 11 players as long as there are no surprise call-ups

Surprised Suli isn't playing for Tonga after he already represented them in May.
Woods and Tedesco are not Wests Tigers players Ben, as much as some wish they still were.


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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:40 pm

Fifita should never be selected for NSW again after this. Knowing how shoddy the rules are though, I'm sure he'll be one of the first Blues chosen next year.

Matulino has to be unlucky, especially given no Taulmalolo, Bromwich and Proctor. Was one of the Warriors best towards the end of the year. No complaints though, means he will be fresh for us.
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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:42 pm

Russell wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:30 pm
WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 6:19 pm
will1999 wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 5:57 pm
how many tigers players are in the world cup
Depending if you are counting Woods and Tedesco.

We will have Tui, ET, Packer, Fonua, Kev, Aloiai, Sue, Milone, Twal, Tedesco, Woods - 11 players as long as there are no surprise call-ups

Surprised Suli isn't playing for Tonga after he already represented them in May.
Woods and Tedesco are not Wests Tigers players Ben, as much as some wish they still were.
Well the tigers are still congratulating them on their Twitter account, and they haven't congratulated any other Roosters or Bulldogs players.

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:43 pm

WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:42 pm
Russell wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:30 pm
WestsBenTigers wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 6:19 pm
will1999 wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 5:57 pm
how many tigers players are in the world cup
Depending if you are counting Woods and Tedesco.

We will have Tui, ET, Packer, Fonua, Kev, Aloiai, Sue, Milone, Twal, Tedesco, Woods - 11 players as long as there are no surprise call-ups

Surprised Suli isn't playing for Tonga after he already represented them in May.
Woods and Tedesco are not Wests Tigers players Ben, as much as some wish they still were.
Well the tigers are still congratulating them on their Twitter account, and they haven't congratulated any other Roosters or Bulldogs players.
Because they are still paying their salaries. From a playing standpoint, they are gone. No longer Tigers.

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 9:49 pm

Matulino not considered due to injury

im a fan of players selecting 2nd tier countries
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 9:51 pm

GNR4LIFE wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:40 pm
Fifita should never be selected for NSW again after this. Knowing how shoddy the rules are though, I'm sure he'll be one of the first Blues chosen next year.

Matulino has to be unlucky, especially given no Taulmalolo, Bromwich and Proctor. Was one of the Warriors best towards the end of the year. No complaints though, means he will be fresh for us.
yep the rules allow him to choose aus/tonga. he can't choose nz/england and if he did he wouldnt be able to play origin
but why shouldn't he be selected?
My Round 1 Team 2018

1. lolo 2. noffa 3. suli 4. milne 5. fonua
6. reynolds 7. brooks
8. packer 9. ET 10. Twal
11. McQuen 12. Lawrence 13. Eiso
14. Matulino 15. McIllwrick 16. Sue 17. Aloiai
18. Marsters 19. Benji 20. Grant 21. K Naiqama
Next: Liddle, MCK, Felise, MWZ, Thompson, Rochow, Gamble

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Unread post by Byron Bay Fan » Thu 05 Oct, 2017 11:28 pm

Have the Lebanese team caught the last train for the coast?
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Unread post by WestsBenTigers » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 6:53 am

tig_prmz wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 9:51 pm
GNR4LIFE wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 8:40 pm
Fifita should never be selected for NSW again after this. Knowing how shoddy the rules are though, I'm sure he'll be one of the first Blues chosen next year.

Matulino has to be unlucky, especially given no Taulmalolo, Bromwich and Proctor. Was one of the Warriors best towards the end of the year. No complaints though, means he will be fresh for us.
yep the rules allow him to choose aus/tonga. he can't choose nz/england and if he did he wouldnt be able to play origin
but why shouldn't he be selected?
Playing for you country is a higher honour then playing for your state.

If you turn down the opportunity to play for your country, you don't deserve to play for your state.

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Unread post by wt00 » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 11:51 am

Samoa Rugby League World Cup 2017 Squad

Frank Pritchard (c)
Bunty Afoa
Leeson Ah Mau
Faamanu Brown
Herman Ese’ese
Pita Godinet
Joseph Leilua
Ricky Leutele
Sam Lisone
Jarome Luai
Suaia Matagi
Peter Mata’utia
Sione Mata’utia
Ken Maumalo
Tautau Moga
Zane Musgrave
Josh Papalii
Joseph Paulo
Junior Paulo
Ben Roberts
Sam Tagataese
Jazz Tevaga
Young Tonumaipea
Matthew Wright
The star of the team is the team.

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Unread post by will1999 » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 2:02 pm

I think Tedesco will be one of those players who never will make the Australia team because I think Tom Trbojevic is the next fullback

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Unread post by Munk » Fri 06 Oct, 2017 4:48 pm

Tedesco is a one trick pony in the same vain as Pearce. Their natural skill makes them look good at club level where they can exploit the weaknesses of other one trick ponies but they can not adapt their games as required in representative teams. With Slater selected, Tedescos only hope was to sell himself as viavble alternative who can play wing until needed at the back.

People argue that he was great in Origin 1 this year. Thats mostly true but he was against the weakest QLD side in a dozen years. When they got the selections correct in games 2 and 3 he was nullified. Unfortunately, his stint at the rorters will gaurantee NSW selection and just like Pearce, he will fail. He needs to improve all aspects of his game.

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Unread post by will1999 » Sat 07 Oct, 2017 5:49 pm

Kevin Naiqama Caption of Fiji and Taane Miline named also

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Unread post by Geo. » Sat 07 Oct, 2017 5:52 pm

Fiji World Cup squad
1. Kane Evans - Sydney Roosters
2. Salesi Faingaa - Parramatta Eels
3. Jarryd Hayne - Gold Coast Titans
4. Tui Kamikamica - Melbourne Storm/ SC Falcons
5. Villiame Kikau - Penrith Panthers
6. Apisai Koroisau - Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
7. Joe Lovadua - St George-Illawarra Dragons
8. Henry Raiwalui - Mounties RLFC
9. Taane Milne - St George-Illawarra Dragons/ Illawarra RLFC
10. Sitiveni Moceidreke - South Sydney Rabbitohs/ North Sydney Bears
11. Marcelo Montoya - Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
12. Kevin Naiqama (c) - Wests Tigers
13. Ben Nakubuwai - Gold Coast Titans/ Tweed Heads Seagulls
14. Mikaele Ravalawa - Canberra Raiders
15. Junior Roqica - London Broncos
16. Jacob Saifiti - Newcastle Knights
17. Ashton Sims - Warrington Wolves
18. Korbin Sims - Brisbane Broncos
19. Pio Seci - Nabua Broncos
20. James Storer - Port Kembla Blacks
21. Akuila Uate - Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
22. Eloni Vunakece - Sydney Roosters/ Wyong Roos
23. Suliasi Vunivalu - Melbourne Storm
24. Brayden Wiliame - Catalans Dragons
Standby Replacement:
25. Etuate Bola - Nabua Broncos

http://www.nrl.com/hayne-among-nrl-star ... fault.aspx
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Geo nailed it...

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Unread post by Byron Bay Fan » Sat 07 Oct, 2017 7:07 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Thu 05 Oct, 2017 11:28 pm
Have the Lebanese team caught the last train for the coast?
The delay in team announcement is trying to shrink a few heads so capt and VC Capt posi. can be worked out without head butting and ankle twists.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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