Pumas v All Blacks



  • According to Stuff, Kaino could travel to Argentina but Aaron Cruden (and Cane) won't be in the travelling squad:



  • Does anyone know whether they will officially name a travelling squad, and if so, when?
    And when will they jump on the plane to Argentina?



  • @Stargazer it's in the article you posted 😉

    "Having already won the Rugby Championship title with two games remaining, the All Blacks fly out for Buenos Aires on Friday to prepare for their next test against the Pumas on October 2, followed by their final game of the tournament against South Africa in Durban a week later."



  • @taniwharugby said in Pumas v All Blacks:

    @Stargazer it's in the article you posted 😉

    "Having already won the Rugby Championship title with two games remaining, the All Blacks fly out for Buenos Aires on Friday to prepare for their next test against the Pumas on October 2, followed by their final game of the tournament against South Africa in Durban a week later."

    Ah, yes, that indeed answers my second question. I knew I should have read that article again!



  • I know DMac is going and expect him to get a trot



  • @WillieTheWaiter I'm not so sure.
    Listening to Grant Fox before the Hamilton game and he implied it would be the EOYT when DMac gets his run.

    Looking forward to this team naming, as there is sure to be some talking points after Shag all but said there will be changes.

    When is the team named BTW?



  • @Gunner it never gets old 🙂



  • @Hooroo said in Pumas v All Blacks:

    @Gunner it never gets old 🙂

    Forget about when the team is named, I just want to know from now when will the travelling squad be named?



  • Oh man! I just realised that we have a weekend off International Rugby!



  • @Hooroo said in Pumas v All Blacks:

    Oh man! I just realised that we have a weekend off International Rugby!

    Which is totally shit. Daughter has dance championships on this weekend (start of school holidays) which is a massive downer from rugby.



  • But at least it doesn't interfere with Rugby this weekend.



  • It's more the rugby doesn't interfere with the dance championships, which is great for daughter, not so great for Dad.



  • Yeah. The whole dance thing is lovely when your daughter is the age of mine (nearly 9) and you can appreciate the effort and talent for those who have it (she does).

    But once they start hitting 16+ and its a troupe of gyrating young women in the latter stages of physical development that it gets uncomfortable. One year the dance school concert started with the Open Girls (various ages from about 16-22) dancing in French Maid outfits.

    Lot of VERY uncomfortable Dads in the audience that day...



  • @NTA said in Pumas v All Blacks:

    Yeah. The whole dance thing is lovely when your daughter is the age of mine (nearly 9) and you can appreciate the effort and talent for those who have it (she does).

    But once they start hitting 16+ and its a troupe of gyrating young women in the latter stages of physical development that it gets uncomfortable. One year the dance school concert started with the Open Girls (various ages from about 16-22) dancing in French Maid outfits.

    Lot of VERY uncomfortable Dads in the audience that day...

    ......and creepy, bald Australians fapping away too.



  • @NTA said in Pumas v All Blacks:

    Yeah. The whole dance thing is lovely when your daughter is the age of mine (nearly 9) and you can appreciate the effort and talent for those who have it (she does).

    But once they start hitting 16+ and its a troupe of gyrating young women in the latter stages of physical development that it gets uncomfortable. One year the dance school concert started with the Open Girls (various ages from about 16-22) dancing in French Maid outfits.

    Lot of VERY uncomfortable Dads in the audience that day...

    And a lot of very uncomfortable Mum's later that night.



  • All Blacks travelling squad:

    Hookers: Dane Coles, Liam Coltman and Codie Taylor.
    
    Props: Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Owen Franks, Joe Moody and Ofa Tu'ungafasi.
    
    Locks: Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Patrick Tuipulotu and Sam Whitelock.
    
    Loose forwards: Elliot Dixon, Jerome Kaino (South Africa only), Kieran Read, Ardie Savea, Liam Squire and Matt Todd.
    
    Halfbacks: Tawera Kerr-Barlow, TJ Perenara and Aaron Smith.
    
    First five-eighths: Beauden Barrett, Damian McKenzie and Lima Sopoaga.
    
    Midfielders: Ryan Crotty, Malakai Fekitoa, Anton Lienert-Brown and George Moala.
    
    Outside backs: Israel Dagg, Waisake Naholo, Julian Savea and Ben Smith.
    



  • they gonna leave Ofa in Argentina to learn how to scrum?



  • OK, so is Parsons injured, or been dropped for Coltman?

    Other than that, zero talking points really.

    Hopefully we see some rest and rotation: Tuipolotou, Elliott, Sopoaga, Moala, Naholo into the 23 please.



  • @Billy-Tell said in Pumas v All Blacks:

    OK, so is Parsons injured, or been dropped for Coltman?

    Other than that, zero talking points really.

    Hopefully we see some rest and rotation: Tuipolotou, Elliott, Sopoaga, Moala, Naholo into the 23 please.

    Wow, what a turn around from 2007, when people despised the words rest and rotation to now, when we're actually hoping for it.

    You're right though, time to give others a trot.



  • @Gunner Needs a happy medium: not the "different starting XV each week" style of 2006 (?), but as the coaches have already said last week, to keep people fresh for the duration of the season - especially that last test on the end of year tour (?France), where fatigue tends to make the match closer than it should be.