Chiefs 2019



  • I can neither confirm nor deny i will be fucking Monica Belucci this weekend



  • I think there's a good chance he'll still be good enough for that level.

    I don't get the impression he's the 'mentor' type though?



  • Iā€™d prefer Michael little to an aging Nonu at 12.

    Unbelievable that no NZ teams signed him this season.



  • so who was the last player who came back from the NH as good as they were or better than before they left.

    Surely the last few seasons in NZ highlighted a couple of things about Nonu; in that it is usually the ABs that get the best out of him, and the other is that he is a Hurricane, not a Blue or Highlander (or Chief if that is where he is going now)

    I guess the other thing you want from a returnign AB is one to be a mentor for those around him, given what we have heard of Nonu at super rugby level, is he the right person for that, or will he have changed significantly?

    I'd much prefer to retain the impression I have of him in his last season for the ABs where he signed off as one of our greats.



  • Departing: Dominic Bird (Racing 92), Liam Messam (Toulon), Johnny Fa'auli (Toshiba), Charlie Ngatai (Lyon), Tim Nanai-Williams (Clermont).

    Staying: Kane Hames, Sefo Kautai, Nathan Harris, Brodie Retallick, Michael Allardice, Taleni Seu, Mitchell Brown, Tyler Ardron, Lachlan Boshier, Mitch Karpik, Jonathan Taumateine, Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, Tiaan Falcon, Sam McNicol (all 2019), Liam Polwart, Alex Nankivell, Nepo Laulala, Atu Moli, Luke Jacobson, Brad Weber, Anton Lienert-Brown, Sean Wainui (all 2020), Sam Cane, Damian McKenzie, Solomon Alaimalo (all 2021).

    Off contract: Mitchell Graham, Aidan Ross, Samisoni Taukei'aho, Fin Hoeata, Marty McKenzie, Regan Verney, Levi Aumua, Toni Pulu, Shaun Stevenson.

    Weren't in 38-man contracted squad but got game time: Karl Tu'inukuafe, Sam Prattley, Angus Ta'avao, Jeff Thwaites, Matt Matich, Pita Gus Sowakula, Declan O'Donnell, Bailyn Sullivan, Luteru Laulala.



  • Shit - not much room to make improvements.

    Keep Karl T and Stevenson for sure. Or, try to carry 7 and secure them all as mentioned by @Bovidae

    We need a lock - time to go hunt in Canterbury again.

    Is McNicol going to be able to play? Might be time for him to get cut, in which case I'd chase Little (or Nonu!) and another midfielder/wing.



  • im happy where we are at. We need to stock up on wingers and midfield backs. So are pleased that some of them arnt signed for next year.Dont know if we can keep all our props.
    for me re sign Taukei'aho
    hoeata
    Pulu
    Stevenson
    Tu'inukuafe
    Ta'avao
    Sullivan

    Ross unlucky and would be a great pickup for some one else



  • Is Aaron Goile reading the Fern? That list of players looks remarkably like mine in the first post of this thread. He forgot only one name.



  • @stargazer It's more than likely.

    It's been noted by some of the media people who used to post here that a lot of media people do read here.

    So when you're busy saying how much you hate a particular commentator, be aware that they might read about it! šŸ™‚



  • @chris-b Ha, it won't hurt those commentators to read some constructive feedback! šŸ˜ƒ



  • @chris-b said in Chiefs 2019:

    @stargazer It's more than likely.

    It's been noted by some of the media people who used to post here that a lot of media people do read here.

    So when you're busy saying how much you hate a particular commentator, be aware that they might read about it! šŸ™‚

    Marshall? you suck. TJ? You Suck. Smithy? You suck.

    Sumo you're cool though.



  • @chris-b Commentators, please stop telling me what school a kid went to. Especially if he was a poach.



  • Aidan Ross must be signed. He was outstanding before his injury. He is a FAB IMO.



  • @chester-draws said in Chiefs 2019:

    @chris-b Commentators, please stop telling me what school a kid went to. Especially if he was a poach.

    ā€¦...and please, when someone scores a short range try the words 'unstoppable from that close' should only be used when someone genuinely is unstoppable from that close. (hint: think about how next time they try it someone might stop them)



  • @cgrant
    agree but for that to happen either 7 props or hames/moli might have to be moved on



  • I can see him move to the Crusaders where there is a need to replace Wyatt Crockett.



  • @cgrant who wouldn't want to move to the Saders? I know you're back up to Moody but fuck how good will you look



  • @booboo Might not stay a back-up to Moody. It all depends on whether Moody wants to earn some coin in Europe or Japan after the RWC. He's 32 by then and he has already had some injury concerns. Perry will also be 32 by then.



  • @booboo They make the shittest players look like world beaters (Bryn Hall, George Bridge, Heiden Bedwell Curtis etc.) so yes you'd jump at the chance to go there.



  • @african-monkey said in Chiefs 2019:

    @booboo They make the shittest players look like world beaters (Bryn Hall, George Bridge, Heiden Bedwell Curtis etc.) so yes you'd jump at the chance to go there.

    Exactly


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