Hurricanes 2017 - Can they go back to back?



  • Now that the Canes have got the monkey off their back there is a very good chance they could go back to back.
     
    They will only get stronger with the pending return of Nehe Milner Skudder and Broadhurst coming back into the fray next season.
     
    Boyd and Plum only have a few spots left to fill, though most signings haven't been released I'd expect the squad would look something like this next season:
     
    Props:

    • Loni Uhila
    • Reggie Goodes
    • Chris Eves
    • Jeff Toomaga Allen
    • ?
    • ?
       
      Hookers:
    • Dane Coles
    • Ricky Riccitelli
    • Leni Apisai
       
      Locks:
    • Michael Fatialofa
    • James Broadhurst
    • Isaia Walker-Leawere
    • Sione Lousi
    • Geoff Cridge
       
      Loose Forwards:
    • Ardie Savea
    • Brad Shields
    • Vaea Fifita
    • Blade Thomson
    • Hugh Renton
    • Callum Gibbins
    • Tony Lamborn
    • Marino Mikaele Tu'u
       
      Halfbacks:
    • TJ Perenara
    • Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
    • ?
       
      First Fives:
    • Beauden Barrett
    • Otere Black
    • TJ Va'a
       
      Centres:
    • Ngani Laumape
    • Vince Aso
    • Matt Proctor
    • Pita Ahki
    • Wesley Goosen
    • Jordie Barrett (I am being hopeful that Beaudy gives his young bro the message and tells him to come home where he belongs)
       
      Outside Backs:
    • Peter Umaga Jensen
    • Julian Savea
    • Nehe Milner Skudder
    • Jason Woodward
    • Cory Jane
    • Malo Tuitama


  • Fuck a bit premature for this don't you think?



  • If they decide to create a legacy then they have the personnel to do it. That forward pack is very underrated and will continue flying under the radar. the back line will only get better



  • Fuck a bit premature for this don't you think?

    Stretch the afterglow



  • As someone who waited a long time for his team to win the title:
    FFS!
    Give it at least 72 hours to enjoy this one.



  • Yeah back in your box cane fans. Enough rugby charity for now. 🙂



  • Yeah back in your box cane fans. Enough rugby charity for now. 🙂

    How many super 18 titles has your team won mate?



  • This is why I feared a Canes victory . . .



  • It depends on whether they make a pact or not.



  • The Canes are my team and I've waited a long long time to see them raise the cup.  It feels a bit like RWC11, relief, and I think I'll enjoy the victory rather than think ahead to any sort of dynasty.  The pressure is off next season, if we go well so be it but we'll always have 2016 :drinks:



  • More chance of one of us lacing up the boots for the Canes than Broadhurst. He's gone.
     
    Where's the big Wellington College superstar you were pumping a few months ago ?



  • The Canes are my team and I've waited a long long time to see them raise the cup.  It feels a bit like RWC11, relief, and I think I'll enjoy the victory rather than think ahead to any sort of dynasty.  The pressure is off next season, if we go well so be it but we'll always have 2016 :drinks:

    That's a bit how it felt for some of us landers fans lsat year. A warm glow replacing the fuck will we ecer win this thing? musings
    You've got a serene 12 months ahead



  • More chance of one of us lacing up the boots for the Canes than Broadhurst. He's gone.
     
    Where's the big Wellington College superstar you were pumping a few months ago ?

    Gone from rugby?  Sad for him if true



  • That's a bit how it felt for some of us landers fans lsat year. A warm glow replacing the fuck will we ecer win this thing? musings
    You've got a serene 12 months ahead

    Hardest thing for me was watching my fav team lose to my second team (via uni time spent there).  The Highlanders had suffered their fair share of heartache too and I was happy it was them if anyone. I know what you mean Siam, 2012 was a sweeeet year for me :biggrin:



  • It depends on whether they make a pact or not.
    Journey first. Then pact.



  • I don't think the Canes will do three finals in a row. I think part of this year's success was driven by the disappointment of last year. Not a factor any longer.



  • At least let then get past mad monday before you lock in next years team.



  • Beauden will be good enough to win it on his own next year wont he?

    Journey first. Then pact.

    The journey is a proven fail.



  • Sssssh!



  • Seriously, wtf is the point of this thread?