Auckland 2018



  • @kiwimurph haha

    Along with Loketi Manu, Cardiff Vaega and Stacy Ili are other midfield options.

    I was thinking of locks and forgot about Slade.

    There's our loosehead. I forgot Eves was a Henderson boy.



  • @nepia Team didn't look as cool without them ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Poo would be decent, but would they have enough players to fill out a XV?



  • @dice said in Auckland 2018:

    @nepia Team didn't look as cool without them ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Poo would be decent, but would they have enough players to fill out a XV?

    You'd have to fill it out with current Poo players. But a few years back they could have rolled out a team that started with three Whitelocks, Smith, Cruden, Squire and Hadleigh Parkes. ๐Ÿคฃ



  • @dice Out of interest, where did those non PI St Kents players originally come from?

    You could select Carlos Price at halfback, another ex St Kents player, but he's from BOP I believe.



  • @nepia The Poo could claim Codie Taylor as well.



  • @bovidae Hmmm, he's from Levin (Horowhenua-Kapiti). Does that make the Poo his Mitre 10 Cup province?



  • @stargazer Spent time at Fielding HS. That's enough isn't it? ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @bovidae said in Auckland 2018:

    @stargazer Spent time at Fielding HS. That's enough isn't it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    That's like the southern states of the Poo.

    Who am I kidding, the entire Poo is the southern states.



  • @bovidae I'd say anywhere from the upper North Island, including Auckland.



  • @dice It wasn't really a dig at St Kents, just wondering if your Auckland XV was based only on those players who were born in Auckland, or educated there too. Hence my suggestion of Price as the halfback. To be honest I've never heard of Tayler Adams. I see he plays for Southland so that's why. ๐Ÿ™‚



  • @bovidae Adams played for them for a few seasons a little while back and even managed a SR contract with the Rebels this year.



  • Auckland B team to play Counties Manukau B:

    Franck Friconnet (Eden)
    Leif Schwencke (Suburbs)
    Herman Huch (Ponsonby)
    Max East - Captain (Pakuranga)
    Jamie Lane (Ponsonby)
    Waimana Riedlinger-Kapa (Ponsonby)
    Adrian Choat (Waitemata)
    Ezra Meleisea (Pakuranga)
    Pele Cowley (Suburbs)
    Harry Miller (University)
    AJ Lam (Grammar TEC)
    Nikolai Foliaki (GRammar TEC)
    Tevita Latu (University)
    Hawaii Ahokovi (Pakuranga)
    Freedom Vaha'akolo (Ponsonby)
    Te Ariki Te Puni (University)
    Jerry Samania (Pakuranga)
    AJ Sagaga (Waitemata)
    Aleks Dabek (Ponsonby)
    Desma Liaina (Eden)
    TBC
    Caleb Clarke (Suburbs)



  • Not sure where to post this, but what has happened to the Auckland women's team? Last year was the first time they failed to make the final after being winners from 2007-15.

    This year they've been thrashed by Manawatu and today Waikato beat them 45-14.



  • @tim spoke to Auckland B assistant coach Tani Fuga,reckons the red headed lock Max East is the real deal,very similar to Northland Lock Tom Robinson,very physical at breakdown,heโ€™s on Aucklandโ€™s radar ,also Adrian Choat the Waitemata loose forward, former NZ under 20s has been outstanding ..also Waimana Reidlinger Kapa has been very good, but is a Northland boy and with Auckland very strong in the looseforward area,the Taniwha might be a good fit for the young man



  • @steven-harris Nice. East is a young captain for Pakuranga, and looked pretty good in the game I watched this year.



  • @tim good to see the Dev processes are starting to show through.



  • Bovidae said:

    Not sure where to post this, but what has happened to the Auckland women's team? Last year was the first time they failed to make the final after being winners from 2007-15.

    This year they've been thrashed by Manawatu and today Waikato beat them 45-14.

    I have the impression - rightly or wrongly - that there have been major player movements in the women's NPC the last few years, with some Black Ferns 7s players moving closer to their sevens base in Mt Maunganui (BOP has mainly benefitted from this), but also some players moving back to their home province.

    I could be wrong, but maybe Auckland have lost a few players?

    Or maybe other provinces are finally catching up in player development? Auckland always had a better competition and better development programme for female players (helped by a larger player pool as well). With NZR investing more in grassroots women's rugby now also in other regions, there may more development opportunities outside the big smoke? I have no proof of this; it's just an impression.



  • @kiwimurph the irony,there were not as many Blues players that White had to deal with..if you know what I mean..



  • @stargazer

    No idea who played for them today but a lot of the Black Ferns starting XV are from Auckland. I read that Charmaine Smith moved across the bridge too.



  • @bovidae I just looked at the Auckland Storm line-up for today's game and their tight five are all Black Ferns! Their 10 and fullback, too. I only recognise one BF in the Waikato squad, their 10 (who usually plays in the midfield)!


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