Ultimate NPC: - Taranaki



  • Anyone out there want to play?



  • As I figure no other bastard will bother, I put in some VERY cursory research,
    added to my low level of rugby knowledge,
    to come up with this list,
    which I'm sure will be ripped to shreds for all sorts of people playing out of position, and what-not.
    But, in advance...FYA.

    1 Mark/Bull Allen
    2 Andrew Hore
    3 Gordon Slater
    4 Ian Eliason
    5 Paul Tito
    6 Alastair Scown
    7 Graham Mourie
    8 Peter Burke
    9 Dave Loveridge
    10 Beauden Barrett
    11 Waisake Naholo
    12 Bryce Robins
    13 Charlie Ngatai
    14 Gus Hart
    15 Kieran Crowley

    16 Mick Cain
    17 Ash Gardiner
    18 John McEldowney
    19 Alistair Scown
    20 Colin Cooper
    21 Kevin Briscoe
    22 Seta Tamanivalu
    23 Jordie Barrett

    I threw Jordie in there, as I figure Canterbury isn't going to want him anyways.



  • Jarad Hoeata?



  • @Kruse could argue for Charlie Ngatai aswell for Wellington. also go could you forget Lilley



  • Did Jazz Muller make it through until the start of the NPC in 1976? If so he would be a starter in a province that seemed to have a production line of props there for a while. He certainly played later the Messrs Burke and Briscoe mentioned in Kruse's team.



  • Burke and Muller are before the NPC.

    Jason Eaton as a possibility at lock.



  • Yeah - there's a fair few players there from pre-NPC... I just threw the list together without reading any of the evolving rules (or even, the actual 'competition' title)... as I figured nobody else would be bothered with the poor 'Naki.
    So - feel free to correct, update, improve.



  • Another attempt...
    1 Mark/Bull Allen
    2 Andrew Hore
    3 Gordon Slater
    4 Jason Eaton
    5 Paul Tito
    6 Colin Cooper
    7 Graham Mourie
    8 Jarrad Hoeata
    9 Dave Loveridge
    10 Beauden Barrett
    11 Waisake Naholo
    12 Bryce Robins
    13 Charlie Ngatai
    14 Seta Tamanivalu
    15 Kieran Crowley



  • Some good names to look at listed in here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Taranaki_rugby_union_players

    Kurt Baker
    Michael Bent
    Lachlan Boshier
    Craig Clarke
    Shane Cleaver
    Mitch Crosswell
    Jayden Hayward
    Gavin Hill
    Census Johnstone
    Lefeimi Mafi
    James Marshall
    Chris Masoe
    George Pisi
    Keith Robinson
    Mark Robinson
    Andre Taylor
    Scott Waldrom



  • @Bones Thanks mate I was trying to think of the loosie that played 7 for Canes early 2000s and it was Masoe.



  • Keith Robinson might be required if they draw Manawatu.
    Plenty would pay to see Robinson v Cowboy Shaw in a dust up.



  • Looking at those other players you would probably select Masoe or Andy Slater over Hoeata at no.8.



  • @Crucial said in Ultimate NPC: - Taranaki:

    Keith Robinson might be required if they draw Manawatu.
    Plenty would pay to see Robinson v Cowboy Shaw in a dust up.

    Robin Brooke might think twice about any niggle...



  • @Bones The old man played Cowboy Shaw in an Ranfurly shield match when he was playing for Horowhenua my old man picked him up and dumped him over the sideline, Cowboy said after the game, I’m impressed a tiny winger could do that, it’s the highlight of my dads career



  • @mikey07 said in Ultimate NPC: - Taranaki:

    @Bones The old man played Cowboy Shaw in an Ranfurly shield match when he was playing for Horowhenua my old man picked him up and dumped him over the sideline, Cowboy said after the game, I’m impressed a tiny winger could do that, it’s the highlight of my dads career

    I would have told that story a thousand times if that was me!



  • Surprisingly no love for John McEldowney here.



  • @Hooroo he has he’s told a lot of people down the local rugby club.


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