Very odd indeed. I don't understand why the Japanese chased him as what they need is one or two tall locks.
Posts made by cgrant
RE: Crusaders 2019
Remark : So now, you are many who see Goodhue as a second five eight. You all laughed at me when I suggested it a few months ago.
For next year, Mataele will be in the mix too. He was brilliant before his injury.
Allan is not a THP so surely Jager, Isi T or a new recruit on the bench if Perry covers the LH position.
RE: 2019 Rugby Championship
Sparky's All Blacks 23 for Test Vs Argentina in Buenos Aries on 20th July
1 Karl T, 2 Coles, 3 Ofa T, 4 Retallick, 5 Patrick T, 6 Frizzell, 7 Cane, 8 Ardie Savea, 9 Aaron Smith, 10 Josh Ioane, 11 Reiko Ioane, 12 Laumape, 13 ALB, 14 Jordie B, 15 Ben Smith (c),
16 Moli, 17 Coltman, 18 Owen Franks, 19 Hemopo, 20 Papali'i 21 TJP 22 B. Barrett 23 Ennor
It would be surprising if Karl T starts this game for he hasn't played for many weeks. Moli will wear the Nr.1 jersey IMO, with Moody on the bench.
With Ofa T, Laulala and Ta'avao in the squad, I don't see why they would force Franks to make the long trip to Argentina.
RE: Blues 2020
@KiwiMurph I still don't think you can turn shit to gold strange recruitment Christie.
Hooker,Lock,,First five and FB are the areas that need bolstering.The Blues look strong in the Propping, Loose Forward and Wing positions..
Not so much if Ofa T leaves for the Crusaders. Depth in the TH position is a worry IMO.
RE: Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc
Preseason: Hawke's Bay XV v Manawatu Evergreens (Wed 3 July 2019, 6.00pm at McLean Park, Napier)
Hawke's Bay XV squad: see the Magpies forum: https://www.forum.thesilverfern.com/post/340855
Manawatu Evergreens squad:
Andre Taylor (COB), Te Rangitira Waitokia (Varsity), Josiah Maraku (Feilding), Ueta Tufuga (Varsity), Junior Laloifi (FOB), Ben Wyness (Feilding), Atu Henare (Kia Toa); Sione Tu'ipulotu, Rhys Pedersen (OBM), Nick Crosswell (Feilding), Fraser Stone (Kia Toa), Tom Hughes (Varsity), Sam Tufuga (Varsity), Sam Stewart (Te Kawau), Faálelei Sione (Freyberg).
Drew Wild (Feilding), Andre Taylor, Josiah Maraku or Ueta Tufuga, James Tofa, Adam Boult (Te Kawau), Stewart Cruden (COB), Griffin Culver (Feilding), Matene Ruawai (OBM), Johnny Galloway (COB), Doug Juszczyk (Varsity), Mickey Woolliams (Varsity), Nardus Erasmus (FOBO), Sunao Takizawa (COB), Harry Jones (Feilding), Sean Rankin (Feilding).
Andre Taylor ! He was one of the most exciting ball runner in SR a few seasons ago. I hope he can find that form again.