Region Of Origin SR Teams



  • On the back of where I was taking the Chiefs vs Crusaders thread, how about a compilation of regional SR sides based on provincial origins? I listed around 18 players I’m pretty certain are current Crusaders from the catchment, plus another group from the region playing for other SR sides. No doubt the Blues will kill this. Here’s my Crusaders team:

    15 David Havilii
    14 Will Jordan
    11 Solomon Alaimalo
    13 Ryan Crotty
    12 ALB
    10 Richie Mo’unga
    9 Mitchell Drummond
    8 Elliott Dixon
    7 Matt Todd
    6 Ethan Blackadder
    5 Brodie Retallick
    4 Luke Romano
    3 Owen Franks
    2 Ash Dixon
    1 Joe Moody

    Bench

    Tim Perry
    DLB
    Cupboards a little bare at hooker currently, so Brodie McAlister maybe
    Quentin Strange
    James Lentjes
    Halfback same as hooker so maybe Connor Collins
    Josh McKay
    Tim Bateman

    A pretty handy 23 at the moment, albeit with a couple of holes. No doubt at times in the past it may have been stronger, and also weaker (mid to late 90s for example). Plenty of outside back talent at the moment with Ngani Punivai and Leicester Fainga’anuku waiting in the wings and open side flankers to burn (Billy Harmon as well). Depth at 10 is light and I have McKay covering here rather than picking Fletcher Smith, compared to the days of Mehrts, DC, Slade, Taylor and even Brett and Bleyendaal.



  • @shark Probably Mitch Hunt as reserve first five - or Marty Banks - or even James Marshall, or Fletcher Smith. We've got lots of Tasman first fives!

    No idea who Connor Collins is, so Jack Grooby at halfback.



  • Hurricanes

    1 Atu Moli
    2 Codie Taylor/ Dane Coles
    3 Jeff To'omaga-Allan
    4 Isaia Walker-Leawere
    5 Sam Whitelock
    6 Liam Squire / Luke Whitelock
    7 Ardie Savea
    8 Gareth Evans
    9 Aaron Smith / TJ Perenara
    10 Otere Black
    11 George Bridge
    12 Ngane Laumape
    13 Rob Thompson
    14 Matt Proctor
    15 Nehe Milner-Skudder

    Bench:
    16 Dane Coles / Codie Taylor, with Asafo Aumua waiting in the stands; James Parsons will be there, too)
    17 Kane Hames / Xavier Numia / Donald Brighouse
    18 Alex Fidow
    19 Jackson Hemopo / Michael Allardice (James Blackwell and Kane Le'aupepe in the stands)
    20 Luke Whitelock / Liam Squire/ Marino Mikaele-Tu'u (Liam Mitchell in the stands)
    21 TJ Perenara / Aaron Smith / Brad Weber (Kayne Hammington sitting in the stands)
    22 Stephen Perofeta / Tiaan Falcon (Brett Cameron and JGB sitting in the stands)
    23 Ma'a Nonu / the Umaga-Jensen twins / Jonah Lowe / Salesi Rayasi / Billy Proctor / Sam McNicol

    Many variations in the outside backs are possible; also some swaps possible in the midfield.
    FYI, Moli is from Gisborne, Perofeta from Whanganui. Allardice is from Taihape (so Wanganui).
    No doubt, I forgot a few players.

    Several young hookers and props with Mitre 10 Cup experience coming up in the Bay (Kereru-Symes, Devery / Farrell, Rakete-Stones, Tavita-Metcalfe); first five-eighth McClutchie; now if the Canes would sign and develop them, there could be more depth in those positions in the future ... Of course, Danny Toala and Devan Flanders have already been signed.

    Also a possibility: Vilimoni Koroi (Whanganui)



  • Good luck trying to pull together a Landers team.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Region Of Origin SR Teams:

    Good luck trying to pull together a Landers team.

    15 Ben Smith

    There's my contribution! 🙂



  • @Yeetyaah Yep, scraping the barrell here, stealing players from the Sunwolves:

    Highlanders
    1 Craig Millar
    2 Sam Anderson-Heather
    3
    4 Josh Dickson
    5 Manaaki Selby-Rickit
    6
    7
    8
    9 Josh Renton
    10 Marty McKenzie
    11 Matt Faddes
    12 Hayden Parker
    13 Sio Tomkinson
    14 Ben Smith
    15 Damian McKenzie

    Bench:
    16 Flynn Thomas
    17
    18
    19 Tom Rowe
    20
    21
    22 Josh Timu
    23 Michael Collins



  • Damian McKenzie as reserve fullback. It's looking f*cking strong so far! 🙂



  • Alright here's my crack at a Chiefs contracted XV

    1. Aidan Ross
    2. Nathan Harris
    3. Nepo Laulala
    4. Lachlan Boshier (because I couldn't think of another lock)
    5. Scott Barrett
    6. Luke Jacobson
    7. Sam Cane
    8. Kieran Read (if he counts, signed for Counties but originally for Canterbury)
    9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
    10. Beauden Barrett
    11. Waisake Naholo
    12. Sonny Bill Williams
    13. Sean Wainui (naturally a midfielder)
    14. Sevu Reece
    15. Jordie Barrett

    Reserves:
    16. Ricky Riccitelli
    17. Ayden Johnstone
    18. Josh Iosefa-Scott
    19. Laghlan McWhannell
    20. Mitchell Brown
    21. Augustine Pulu
    22. Beaver Donald
    23. Etene Nanai-Seturo

    Locks were a hard one. Also midfielders was a bit of a mish.



  • @Yeetyaah

    Anton Lienert-Brown and Tom Franklin would fill those slots. James Tucker and Kane Leaupepe also contenders. Atu Moli and Toby Smith might go in as props and Solomon Alaimano as back 3. Pretty strong combo.



  • Chiefs

    1. Atu Moli
    2. Nathan Harris
    3. Jeff Thwaites
    4. Scott Barrett
    5. Tom Franklin
    6. Luke Jacobson
    7. Sam Cane
    8. Kieran Read
    9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
    10. Beauden Barrett
    11. Sevu Reece
    12. Teihorangi Walden
    13. Sean Wainui
    14. Waisake Naholo
    15. Jordie Barrett

    Off the top of my head could be wrong on some and missed others



  • @ARHS Didn't inlcude ALB as he was in the Crusaders one as he's from Canterbury, same with Alaimalo. Didn't go with Tucker coz he's not contracted in SR.



  • @ARHS Lienert brown from CBHS



  • @Yeetyaah It's about "origin", so not where they are currently playing NPC or SR. I've gone with where players were born, or if that was unclear, where they went to school.

    Kieran Read is from Papakura, not Canterbury.
    Nepo Laulala wasn't born in NZ, so can't be in any NZ line-up.
    Same for Naholo and Sevu Reece, who were born in Fiji.

    Looked it up, and Sean Wainui is from Whatatutu (north of Gisborne), so the Canes can claim him.
    SBW is from Auckland, you'll have to take him off the list, too.

    Riccitelli was born in South Africa.

    @ARHS ALB and James Tucker are from Canterbury

    @Yeah-The-Boys Moli isn't from the Chiefs catchment



  • @Stargazer

    All good. Just referring to players contracted to Chiefs 4 provinces



  • @Stargazer Alright mine is shite then. Wasn't sure of the rules of where they are from as opposed to what Mitre 10 team.



  • Let's try again.

    1. Ayden Johnstone
    2. Nathan Harris
    3. Josh Iosefa-Scott
    4. Lachlan Boshier
    5. Scott Barrett
    6. Luke Jacobson
    7. Sam Cane
    8. Kieran Read
    9. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
    10. Beauden Barrett
    11. Teihorangi Walden
    12. Jordie Barrett

    Reserves:
    16. Liam Coltman
    17. Reuben O'Neill
    18.
    19. Laghlan McWhannell
    20. Mitchell Brown
    21. Augustine Pulu
    22. Beaver Donald
    23. Etene Nanai-Seturo

    Edit: Removed Sevu Reece, Waisake Naholo, Nepo Laulala, Aidan Ross, Ricky Riccitelli and Sean Wainui.

    Thought about Gatland at 12 and Walden at 13 but meh. Cant think of any more.



  • @Stargazer I reckon someone like Riccitelli, who moved here as a four year old, should be eligible.

    But not the kids from the Pacific Islands who came to school here on rugby scholarships.



  • @Yeetyaah said in Region Of Origin SR Teams:

    I'd make a few changes:

    Chiefs

    1 Ayden Johnstone
    2 Nathan Harris
    3 Josh Iosefa-Scott
    4 Lachlan Boshier Scott Barrett
    5 Scott Barrett Pari Pari Parkinson
    6 Luke Jacobson Whetu Douglas
    7 Sam Cane
    8 Kieran Read
    9 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
    10 Beauden Barrett
    11 Regan Ware
    12 Teihorangi Walden
    13 Quinn Tupaea
    14 Beaudein Waaka
    15 Jordie Barrett

    Reserves:
    16 Liam Coltman (Liam Polwart sitting in the stands)
    17 Reuben O'Neill / Jeff Thwaites
    18 Sosefo Kautai (not sure where he was born)
    19 Tom Franklin / Mitchell Dunshea / Laghlan McWhannell / Jesse Parete
    20 Luke Jacobson / Lachlan Boshier / Du'Plessis Kirifi / Mitchell Brown / Sam Henwood / Mitch Jacobson / Jimmy Tupou
    21 Richard Judd (I think the Blues of Origin can claim Augustine Pulu?)
    22 Bryn Gatland / Beaver Donald
    23 Kaleb Trask / Ngarohi McGarvey-Black (Etene Nanai-Seturo, same as Augustine Pulu?)

    Have stolen some players from Sevens, because it seems the Chiefs catchment area is light on outside backs.



  • @Chris-B said in Region Of Origin SR Teams:

    @shark Probably Mitch Hunt as reserve first five - or Marty Banks - or even James Marshall, or Fletcher Smith. We've got lots of Tasman first fives!

    No idea who Connor Collins is, so Jack Grooby at halfback.

    My bad! The next kid to come through the NZ U20s, ex CBHS, will add to the depth too!



  • @Stargazer Lentjes is from Leeston and went to St Bedes.


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