2017 New Zealand U20s



  • Coaches
    New Head Coach (replacing Scott Robertson): Hawke's Bay Head Coach Craig Philpott.
    Assistant Coaches: Taranaki’s Willie Rickards (re-appointment) and Otago Head Coach Cory Brown (new appointment).
    Scrum coach: Dave Hewett

    First development camp in preparation of the JWC 2017 (Georgia)
    The first camp will be held from 1-7 December 2016.

    New Zealand U20 will hold further camps in March and April next year, before taking part in the Oceania Tournament on the Gold Coast in April and May. A squad of 28 will be selected to go to the Under 20 World Championship in Georgia from 25 May – 18 June 2017.
    

    Players group
    The following players have been selected for the first development camp:

    Forwards
    Asafo Aumua (Wellington)
    Ben Power (Wellington)
    John (JP) Sauni (Auckland)
    Chris Cairns (Manawatu)
    Pouri Rakete -Stones (Hawke’s Bay)
    Alex Fidow (Wellington)
    Jerry Samania (Auckland)
    Ben Aumua Peseta (Wellington)
    Sitiveni Paongo (Wellington)
    Ezekiel Lindenmuth (Auckland)
    Harrison Allan (Canterbury)
    Afioga Ielemia (Auckland)
    Sam Caird (Waikato)
    Jacob Pierce (Auckland)
    Isaia Walker-Leawere (Wellington)
    Shineil Singh (Waikato)
    Will Tucker (Canterbury)
    Samuel Slade (Auckland)
    Luke Jacobson (Waikato)
    Sione Tuipulotu (Counties Manukau)
    Tom Christie (Canterbury)
    Slade McDowall (Otago)
    Adrian Choat (Auckland)
    Du'Plessis Kirifi (Waikato)
    Brayden Iose (Manawatu)
    Josh Brown (Wellington)
    Dylan Lam (North Harbour)
    Marino Mikaele-Tuu (Hawke’s Bay)
    Isaiah Miller Tasman)

    Backs
    Caleb Korteweg (Waikato)
    Lewis Gjaltema (North Harbour)
    Kemara Hauiti –Parapara (Wellington)
    Carlos Price (Wellington)
    Tiaan Falcon (Hawke’s Bay)
    Matt Lansdown (Waikato)
    Orbyn Leger (Counties Manukau)
    Matt McKenzie (Taranaki)
    Braydon Ennor (Canterbury)
    Tamati Tua (Northland)
    Lester Maulolo (Wellington)
    Nikolai Foliaki (Auckland)
    Tima Faingaanuku (Tasman
    Josh McKay (Canterbury)
    Caleb Clarke (Auckland)
    To'o Vaega (Auckland)
    Sheldon Tovio (Waikato)
    Tyler Campbell (Waikato)
    Josh Buchan (Otago)
    Will Jordan (Canterbury)

    Not considered due to Super Rugby Commitments were:
    Jordie Barrett (Hurricanes)
    Peter Umaga Jensen (Hurricanes)
    Stephen Perofeta (Blues)
    Eri Enari (Crusaders)

    Players not considered due to injury were:
    Thomas Umaga Jensen (Otago)
    James Little (North Harbour)
    Otumaka Mausia (Auckland)
    Dalton Papalii (Auckland)
    Ryan Coxan (Waikato)

    Ten of these players were involved in last year’s campaign.
    

    http://www.allblacks.com/News/30143/exciting-squad-named-for-nz-under-20-development-camp



  • Selected players by province:

    • Auckland (10): John (JP) Sauni, Jerry Samania, Ezekiel Lindenmuth, Afioga Ielemia, Jacob Pierce, Samuel Slade, Adrian Choat, Nikolai Foliaki, Caleb Clarke, To'o Vaega

    • Canterbury (6): Harrison Allan, Will Tucker, Tom Christie, Braydon Ennor, Josh McKay, Will Jordan

    • Counties Manukau (2): Sione Tuipulotu, Orbyn Leger

    • Hawke's Bay (3): Pouri Rakete -Stones, Marino Mikaele-Tuu, Tiaan Falcon

    • Manawatu (2): Chris Cairns, Brayden Iose

    • North Harbour (2): Dylan Lam, Lewis Gjaltema

    • Northland (1): Tamati Tua

    • Otago (2): Slade McDowall, Josh Buchan

    • Taranaki (1): Matt McKenzie

    • Tasman (2): Isaiah Miller, Tima Faingaanuku

    • Waikato (8): Sam Caird, Shineil Singh, Luke Jacobson, Du'Plessis Kirifi, Caleb Korteweg, Matt Lansdown, Sheldon Tovio, Tyler Campbell

    • Wellington (10): Asafo Aumua, Ben Power, Alex Fidow, Ben Aumua Peseta, Sitiveni Paongo, Isaia Walker-Leawere, Josh Brown, Kemara Hauiti–Parapara, Carlos Price, Lester Maulolo

    • BOP: -

    • Southland: -



  • Hmm, no Wiseguy Faiane.



  • Chris Cairns lying again, about his age this time...guffaw





  • Winning is obviously not a priority with Philpott as the new coach. 😃



  • @Bovidae said in 2017 New Zealand U20s:

    Winning is obviously not a priority with Philpott as the new coach. 😃

    He's so shit he couldn't even shoehorn a few more Hawkes Bay players into the squad like other coaches do ....



  • Plummer is not among the 49. Is he too old to be considered ?



  • @cgrant said in 2017 New Zealand U20s:

    Plummer is not among the 49. Is he too old to be considered ?

    No, he's from 19/06/1998



  • @cgrant He's probably only 18.



  • No Sevu Reece, is he inelligible?



  • @Tim.... and no Losi Filipo, 😁



  • @Hooroo

    "The rugby-playing Cairns was nicknamed "The Match Fixer" by his Old Boys-Marist club-mates this year and he hasn't been able to shake it."

    😆 🤣



  • This team used to be the place our best coaches went to for a taste of international tournaments.

    Philpott?



  • I see the name "Shineil Singh" from Waikato. I don't know of him (don't follow rugby below SR level) but isn't it interesting and extremely welcome to see an Indian player coming through? Is he the first Indian to achieve this status?

    I presume he is Punjabi, who tend to be larger than your average Indian. Back in India they are men of the land, and often soldiers, defending the border against Pakistan (their home state is on the border). In NZ there is a decent sized dairy farming population. More recently, they've often had to learn to defend themselves against criminals in the independent liquor retail business.

    Sounds like he can handle himself.



  • Or he is Fijian.....



  • @Tregaskis Shneil Singh plays for Morrinsville Sports. He's a lock so likely a Fijian Indian as @Hooroo says.



  • June 8th Kutaisi stadium, Kutaisi
    Ireland U20 vs New Zealand U20

    The baby blacks will be up for that match! 😉



  • @Bovidae said in 2017 New Zealand U20s:

    @Tregaskis Shneil Singh plays for Morrinsville Sports. He's a lock so likely a Fijian Indian as @Hooroo says.

    Jeez - yiz are poaching Indians now?

    There's only another 1,336,286,255 of them left now...



  • @Nepia said in 2017 New Zealand U20s:

    He's so shit he couldn't even shoehorn a few more Hawkes Bay players into the squad like other coaches do ....

    He left plenty of space for it - with only 10 players from the four South Island unions.


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