Counties Rugby 2016



  • The Laulala brothers are coming home.
     
     
    Two players in the Under 20's squad.
     
    The current top four in club rugby are Patumahoe, Karaka, Onewhero and Bombay with Ardmore Marist and Waiuku in touch.



  • Nice signings, watched Luteru play club rugby down here last year, and wondered why I didn't see him last weekend.
     
    Looks like a huge talent at that level.



  • Luteru looked very handy in his time for the NZ U20s also.



  • Fuck. Cowley lost to the mooloos. He looks the goods. Guess he sees Pulu and the new U20s hb at CM and is looking for a regular gig.



  • Below is the Cavaliers Selection squad to prepare for a game against Northland at Wellsford on May 18. This group has been selected from the first 7 rounds of Club Rugby.
     
    May Cavaliers Selection
    Luteru Laulala    (AM)
    Lolohea Loco      (AM)
    Gene Te Amo      (REWA)
    Cardiff Vaega      (KAR)  
    Sepu Taufa           (BB)
    Riley Hohepa       (PATI)
    Liam Daniela         (BB)
    Viliame Taulani    (PATI)
    Fotu Lokotui         (PATI)
    Sione Tangi           (PATI)
    Cameron Skelton     (??)
    Courtney Roberts    (ONE)
    Kalolo Tuiloma        (BB)
    Michael Lea        (REWA)
    Kamaleilei Sakalia      (PATI)
    Joe Reynolds       (PUKE)
    George Maka      (PUKE)
    Patrick Masoe     (BB)
    Joe Ikenasio         (AM)
    George Edwards  (AM)
    Richard Judd        (ONE)
    Logo Fotofili         (KAR)
    Onosa’i Auva’a    (AM)
    Leroy Jack            (ONE)
    Matiaha Martin   (BB)
    Viliame Rarasea   (AM)
    Mokani Fuavao   (PUKE)
    Sione Anaagalaagi     (KAR)
    Sean Bagshaw       (ONE)
    Sam Aiono            (BB)
    Gafatasi Su’a      (PUKE)
    Miracle Tulua      (BB)
    Nathan De Thiery  (PUKE)
    Ki Anufe              (BB)
    Luke Makaris     (ONE)
    Harry Fitzsimons  (KAR)
    Sione Faletau    (PATI)
    Kali Hala            (KAR)
    Desma Liaina   (KAR)
     
    Unavailable
    Jimmy Tupou   (PATI)
    August Pulu  (KAR)
    Orbyn Leger  (KAR)
    Nepo Laulala (AM)
    Maama Vaipulu (PUKE)
    SBW  (PUNI)
    Jonathan Taumateine (AM)
    Pauliasi Manu (KAR)
    Jordan Taufua  (AM)
    Sherwin Stowers  (AM)
    Jonah Refiti  (KAR)
    Sam Henwood (PUKE)
    Piers Francis (BB)
    DJ Forbes  (KAR)
    Jarrod Adams (PUKE)
    Jonathan Kawau (BB)
    Toni Pulu  (BB)
    Alex Samoa (AM)
    Avea Moimoisea (Kar)
    Suliasi Taufalele (AM)
    Sam Vaka  (BB)
    Alamanda Motuga (REWA)
     
    Dan Hyatt (WAI)
    Sione Fifita (PUKE)
    Josh Van Lieshout    (PATI)
     
    Ronald Raymakers (WAI)
    Glen Fisiiahi  Super
    Sione Molia  (KAR)



  • Looks like Kali Hala(Auckland 7s speedster) is trying his hand over there this year.
     
    That's probably George Edwards from MAGS, right? I didn't realize he was back in rugby, as he was in the Warriors U20s not too long ago. He was the 1st 5 for MAGS a couple of years ago.
     
    I thought Ki Anufe disappeared, because he wasn't in the Counties team last year. I thought he went really well as back-up to Kerr in 2014. He's a better 10 than Francis IMO.



  • Ron Raaymakers back. Good.
     
    I assume the bolding of Skelton is because he is related to that big useless lump that plays for the Tahs?



  • He would be his younger brother who was signed by Waikato last year.  A big hua, not fit, hard to tackle.  He played for Waikato development last year.  Waikato must have given up on him or he has wanted to move closer to his Auckland family.



  • He would be young enough to learn how to train professionally.
     
    Him and his brother need trainings tips from this guy



  • Shit, I just looked up google to see how Daniel Adongo was getting on and found this from last year

    Police have twice in the past three months been called to the Fishers' home of former Colts linebacker Daniel Adongo to investigate potential domestic violence, and the NFL confirmed Friday it is investigating Adongo under its personal conduct policy.
    The Colts waived Adongo on Thursday, one week after the second police call on Dec. 10. Adongo was ruled out of Sunday's loss at Jacksonville, though the team did not give a reason for the decision. Coach Chuck Pagano would not comment on whether the decision to waive Adongo was related to the police calls.
    Hamilton County deputy prosecutor Amy Summerfield said in a statement that no charges would be filed and the case is closed.
    On Oct. 24, a woman told police that she was afraid of Adongo and did not want him to return to his residence but "was not forthcoming with any information in reference to these incidents," according to the police report. She indicated that arguments had occurred over the past several months. Adongo went to the Fishers Police Department while officers were speaking with the woman and said he would not stay at the home that evening and was going to end the relationship, according to the police report.

    According to the police report, Adongo said he has an "open case" with the NFL and was limited on what he could say. The report states, "Adongo advised the information (the woman) provided is inaccurate and the NFL Investigators have all the information to prove that." NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy on Friday responded by email to a question from IndyStar regarding the case: "We are aware and it's under review."
    On Dec. 10, police returned to the home after Dawn Monks, who said she is a friend of the woman, told them she had received text messages from the woman reading "911" and "Help." Monks told police that Adongo had previously kicked open the bathroom door, grabbed the woman by the throat and held her underwater in the bathtub, according to the report. She said Adongo had previously punched multiple holes in the walls and damaged appliances, the woman's car, furniture and cell phones.
    When police spoke to the woman, she was covering herself in a blanket. Police noted that she had a black left eye, a large cut on her lip and marks on her lower wrists. The woman said "she caused these marks to herself because she is crazy," according to the police report. Monks later went to the police station, according to the police report, and said the woman had said Adongo had caused the marks.

    I really liked this guy as a player. Bummer.
     
    Can't find anything on what he is up to now. What a waste.



  • Below is the Cavaliers Selection squad to prepare for a game against Northland at Wellsford on May 18. This group has been selected from the first 7 rounds of Club Rugby.

    I suspect that it is likely to be a trial squad, like yours with many players unavailable for one reason or another and some fringe players pushing for a Mitre 10 Cup spot.



  • He would be his younger brother who was signed by Waikato last year.  A big hua, not fit, hard to tackle.  He played for Waikato development last year.  Waikato must have given up on him or he has wanted to move closer to his Auckland family.

    dropped.





  • dropped.

    Willy, slightly off topic, but one of my mates in Waikato club land has told me Waikato has only signed 6 guys for the NPC season, and their delay is causing a heap of guys to sign with other unions? Is that true? And if so, what the fuck?



  • http://steelers.co.nz/news/article/1526/

    Just caught up with reading this and found this quote interesting..

    “Because of the new rules we are looking at how it may change some positions, so for example we played Harry Fitzsimons (Karaka) at openside flanker, he is usually a lock and he went really well, so did Fotu Lokotui (Patumahoe). Basically, the jackling number 7 who gets his hands on the ball at the breakdown is out of the game.

    Not sure if that will change over time as players and coaches adapt even more, but if that gets through to test rugby a certain Mr pocock may need to change his game.



  • Willy, slightly off topic, but one of my mates in Waikato club land has told me Waikato has only signed 6 guys for the NPC season, and their delay is causing a heap of guys to sign with other unions? Is that true? And if so, what the fuck?

    WTW can't remember his password so has to wait until he gets home to answer this...
     
    The massive pork chop!



  • Just got this from WTW
     
    Apparently a few players who had contracts and didn’t front up last year, were told they needed to show some form and attitude in Club Rugby to get back and 6 is a gross understimate of signed contracts



  •  
    AB's to play Counties an Northland
     
    Cavaliers Squad to prepare & play Tasman on Wednesday 29th June
    Luteru laulala  
    Ardmore Marist
     
    Lolohea Loco   
    Ardmore Marist
     
    Viliame Rarasea
    Ardmore Marist
     
    Joe Ikenasio
    Ardmore Marist
    Suliasi Taufalele     
    Ardmore Marist
     
    Sepu Taufa          
    Bombay
    Ki Anufe    
    Bombay
     
    Liam Daniela      
    Bombay
    Kalolo Tuiloma     
    Bombay
     
    Patrick Masoe
    Bombay
    Matiaha Martin 
    Bombay
     
    Josh Allen
    Bombay
    Fotu Lokotui       
    Patumahoe
     
    Viliami Taulani
    Patumahoe
    Riley Hohepa
    Patumahoe
     
    Jamie Metcalfe 
    Manurewa
    Matt Vaai  
    Manurewa
     
    Gene Te Amo    
    Manurewa
    Michael Lea   
    Manurewa
     
    Jarrod Adams    
    Pukekohe
    Joe Reynolds     
    Pukekohe
     
    Mokani Fuavao
    Pukekohe
    Nathan De Theiry
    Pukekohe
     
    Jarrod Stephenson
    Pukekohe
    Cameron Skelton   
    Pukekohe
     
    George Maka    
    Pukekohe
    Gafatasi Su’a
    Pukekohe
     
    Desma Liaina
    Karaka
    Logo Fotofili       
    Karaka
     
    Jamie Gilbert-Clarke
    Karaka
    Asa Lehauli
    Karaka
     
    Cardiff Vaega
    Karaka
     
    Jonah Refiti   
    Karaka
     
    Harry Fitzsimmons
    Karaka
    Courtney Roberts 
    Onewhero
     
    Leroy Jack
    Onewhero
    Luke Makaris
    Onewhero
     
    Sean Bagshaw      
    Onewhero
    Richard Judd
    Onewhero



  • Half time score at Massey Patk is 19 - 5 to the Makos.



  • Half time score at Massey Patk is 19 - 5 to the Makos.

    Are you at the game mikedogz?