@taniwharugby Yep, same rule different interpretation or emphasis....
I can actually remember when we taught to throw a pass backwards at such an angle to allow for the forward momentum..... and yes... the ball was leather and made by Adidas..
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RE: Blues 2017
Thanks for the corrections (that's why I always slip the "E & OE" in).
But didn't Matt Moulds debut in 2015 vs the Stormers?
I'll leave Dan Bowden in the figures because he was contracted to and involved with the Northland squad (despite being injured).
RE: Blues 2017
@rotated wouldn't that also make it curious if you have the most Auckland recruits? And the hurricanes have the most Wellington recruits...
I don't think it's curious at all. Even in an "open market" since the draft was turfed the provinces still are clearly biased towards players (and coaches for that matter) from their franchise partners. Geographic proximity certainly plays a part too - Blues consistently have more Counties players than other non-Chiefs unions for example as Counties got on this great run.
The risks of being myopic are different for the Crusaders deferring to Canterbury reps than the Blues having a quota from the historically poor Northland.
but it's pretty clear if you follow Blues squads dating back to the Toeava exclusion that we will never see a Blues squad without at least 2-3 Taniwha, one will be the captain and the other ~two will always be 5th locks, 3rd hookers, 3rd halfbacks... We have four this year.
A nice theory, but over the last 10 seasons....
Northland Blues ( E& OE)
2007 : Justin Collins (c), David Holwell.
2008: Justin Collins (c), Bronson Murray.
2009: Justin Collins, Rene Ranger.
2010: Rene Ranger, Lachie Munro.
2011: Jarred Payne (c), Lachie Munro.
2012: Rene Ranger, Lachie Munro, Dan Pryor, Cam Goodhue.
2013 Rene Ranger (c).
2015: Daniel Bowden, Jack Ram, Michael Moulds (c)
2016: Kara Pryor, Mike Moulds (c), Namatahi Waa, Sam Nock, Jack Ram.
Loose Forwards = 5, Inside Backs = 3, Outside backs = 2, Props = 2, Halfback =1, Hooker = 1, Locks = 0.
Captains not chosen on merit?.... you decide
RE: New Zealand Heartland XV squad
More in this article on stuff:
I can't see how King Country are a "surprise package" when they won the Lochore Cup last year??.... That will become "back to back" winners on Saturday in Te Kuiti.
A little birdy tells me Pinetree is making an special effort to be at the game, so the team will need no greater motivation....
RE: Fastest AB Backline. Ever.
When Going was dropped for the 3rd Test against the Lions in '77, one Pom journalist suggested the AB no. !0 was in a state of shock during the game - from actually receiving a fast pass from the half-back. Lethal around the pack though and made life for his opposite number a total nightmare.
Sid was quick - anyone who out-sprinted Andy Irvine had serious wheels
Yes, he had very deceptive speed.
I remember watching him playing for his Mid-Northern club rugby after he had retired from representative rugby. He was actually playing on the wing that day.
He proceeded to give a display that any fast, up and coming winger would be proud of. Scored one or two tries and created general havoc from memory.
And a direct quote from our local legend, Pinetree, "Sid was bloody strong!"
RE: Ranfurly Shield Challenge
Caught up with WTW there.
Was a great day out if you were warm and dry! Plenty of quiets chopped, so much so that for the first time in a long time, I have memory blanks. Woke in the morning to see if the Chiefs had won. They hadn't
If Sky would let the unions take the games to the smaller towns, the unions would make so so much more (Well the Waikato union would) Apparently it cost $30k to host the shield and that was covered by corporate tents easily in this case. Massive turnout considering the weather.
I can't say we made to the appropriate marquee as it was far too comfortable in the United Matatmata clubrooms..
Congratulations to all those involved with organising a great day (despite the weather conditions). The hospitality received was of such a high standard that the King Country crew decided it wouldn't be appropriate to abscond with the Log on this occasion (plus we couldn't distract it's minders....)
Our apologies to whoever owns the Okoroire Hotel..... :sorry:
PS. It wasn't a bad game as well.....
RE: Ranfurly Shield Challenge
An experienced King Country Rams team has been named with the bulk of last years Lochore Cup winning team retained :
- Carl Carmichael
- Sean Wandin
- Steve Te Moananui
- Gene Waller
- Aarin Dunster (c)
- Anthony Wise
- Sam Mason
- Rob Sherson
- Zayn Tipping
- Whakataki Cunningham
- Dean Church
- Gilberto Pavan
- Stephan Turner
14. Paul Olsen
- James Hemara
Reserves: Josh Dias, James Ritchie, Adam Morris, Steve Henry, Michael Foden, Kieron Rollerson, Te Waiti Marekura, Thomas Orr.
Unfortunately, the Tree is still not well enough to attend but I'm sure he will be there in spirit.
A large contingent from the King Country are travelling up to Matamata so lock up your wives, daughters and household pets...or whatever you value most...