All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson



  • Pretty stoked for Nelson to get a test match! When is the team named?

    Chocolate fish for the poster that can name the starting 15, 10 days out



  • Nelson is a test match venue. jesus christ. what a disgrace



  • Not a strong endorsement of Argentina...



  • I would think something like this-
    15 Jordie Barrett
    14 milner skuddar
    13 Jack goodhue
    12 ngani laumape
    11 waisake Naholo
    10 richie mounga
    9 tj perenara
    8 Kieran Reid
    7 ardie savea
    6 shannon frizell
    5 sam whitelock
    4 scott Barrett
    3 owen Franks
    2 nathan Harris
    1 joe Moody

    Replacements-
    Karl tuuinukuafe
    Ofa Tu’ungafasi
    Cody Taylor
    Brodie retallick
    Luke whitelock
    Te taraua tahuriorangi
    Damian McKenzie
    Anton Lienert-Brown



  • @mariner4life said in All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson:

    Nelson is a test match venue. jesus christ. what a disgrace

    It's only a bunch of dagos. Fuck them. They should be thankful it's not Levin or Gore



  • @allblacksfan72 would be interesting given of that line up Ardie, Nehe, Frizzel, TTT and TJ all playing M10 cup this weekend...whereas Mounga not, and he hasnt played since the final.

    Would think ALB in line to start too, and isnt SBW due back?



  • @allblacksfan72 Sam Whitelock has played a lot of minutes this year and I think they will play him off the bench as a result. They should have selected an extra lock in the squad imo so that we could have given both our rock star locks some time off during the RC.



  • @akan004 hasn't Retallick had a fair bit of time off already? He's in fantastic form, will be world player of the year easy at this rate. Don't rest him!



  • The word is Rieko will be back but SBW is targeting the next weekend vs Boks.



  • Personally I'd pick only one of Mo'unga and TTT in the XXIII.

    I'd lean towards starting Richie outside Smith.

    Haven't given a lot of thought outside of that.

    Maybe start Savea to give Cane a rest and have Squire cover the loosies from the bench. Don't see a need for an out and out 7 on the bench.



  • @booboo Smith seems the most similar to Hall so that may work well.

    My concern would be the Argie loosies were beasts in their last game, so maybe only rest Cane.



  • @bones assuming Cane is ok, for me, he falls in same category as Crotty given he has had numerous head knocks..granted some knocks he has passed the HIA, but he also chose not to come back on on 2 occasions IIRC.

    For me, he shouldnt play next week.



  • @taniwharugby yeah definitely. That's why I wouldn't want to rest Squire also. If only they'd selected Gibson we could have rested the whole loose trio and just played him.



  • @bones said in All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson:

    @akan004 hasn't Retallick had a fair bit of time off already? He's in fantastic form, will be world player of the year easy at this rate. Don't rest him!

    This is the perfect game to rest Whitelock. Start Barrett and have Hemopo on the bench.



  • @mariner4life said in All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson:

    Nelson is a test match venue. jesus christ. what a disgrace

    Yeah I agree. Where next; Wanganui, Gisborne, or maybe Timaru??



  • Actually, why shouldn't we do a Cricket Australia and relegate our neighbours to second tier venues for 30 years or so? We should in all seriousness send a message to the ARU and host the Wallabies next year in Invercargill.



  • @shark said in All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson:

    Actually, why shouldn't we do a Cricket Australia and relegate our neighbours to second tier venues for 30 years or so? We should in all seriousness send a message to the ARU and host the Wallabies next year in Invercargill.

    Christchurch might be easier to get to for fans.



  • @mariner4life said in All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson:

    Nelson is a test match venue. jesus christ. what a disgrace

    GFY.

    Invented rugby in New Zealand - you'd be watching soccer or handball (probably maypole dancing if it had been left to the Waikato) if it weren't for the farsighted Nelsonians.

    Been a test venue since the RWC in 2011.



  • My team:

    Moody, Taylor, Franks, Retallick, BarrettS, Squire, Savea, Read, Smith, Mo'unga, Ioane, Laumape, Goodhue, Naholo, BarrettJ

    Tu'inukuafe, Harris, Tu'ungafasi, Hemepo, WhitelockL, Perenara, Lienert-Brown, DMac



  • @akan004 said in All Blacks v Argentina - Nelson:

    @allblacksfan72 Sam Whitelock has played a lot of minutes this year and I think they will play him off the bench as a result. They should have selected an extra lock in the squad imo so that we could have given both our rock star locks some time off during the RC.

    I'd pick Fifita. He ticks all the boxes and then some with his raw athleticism....but then there's the glaring fact he won't get picked at lock cos he said he doesn't want to be a lock.