Preseason  Wild Knights v Chiefs (Feb 4th)

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Chiefs announced their travelling squad a few days ago:
1. Naitoa Ah Kuoi
2. Kaylum Boshier
3. George Dyer
4. Samipeni Finau
5. Luke Jacobson
6. Hamilton Burr
7. Simon Parker
8. Manaaki SelbyRickit
9. Bradley Slater
10. Samisoni Taukei’aho
11. Tevita Ofa
12. Jimmy Tupou
13. Tupou Vaa’i
14. Malachi Wrampling
15. Sione Ahio
16. Liam CoombesFabling
17. Tom Florence
18. Josh Ioane
19. Kauvaka Kaivelata
20. Anton LienertBrown
21. Peniasi Malimali
22. Damian McKenzie
23. Rameka Poihipi
24. Cortez Ratima
25. Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi
26. Xavier Roe
27. Daniel Rona
28. Wallace Sititi
29. Quinn Tupaea
30. Cody Nordstrom
31. Josh Jacomb
32. Millennium Sanerivi
33. Tana Tuhakaraina
34. Riley Hohepa
35. Aidan Ross
36. Jared Proffit
37. Reuben O’Neill
38. Ollie NorrisThe CrossBorder games will be played over normal 40minute halves, but the Chiefs were successful with their request for the teams to field expanded matchday squads of 27, and therefore allowing for 12, as opposed to eight, substitutions

@DaffyJaffy Yeah, no.8 is definitely Wrampling's best position. I've seen him play there since his time at St Paul's. He is young enough to still play for the NZ U20s this year.
I assume Parker starts next weekend.

Wild Knights team 
1 Keita Inagaki
2 Atsushi Sakate （C）
3 Taiki Fujii
4 Esei Haangana
5 Lood de Jager
6 Shota Fukui
7 Lachlan Boshier
8 Jack Cornelsen
9 Taiki Koyama
10 Rikiya Matsuda
11 Marika Koroibete
12 Damian de Allende
13 Dylan Riley
14 Tomoki Osada
15 Ryuji Noguchi16 Shota Horie
17 Craig Millar
18 Shouhei Hirano
19 Liam Mitchell
20 Itsuki Onishi
21 Keisuke Uchida
22 Vince Aso
23 Yamasawa Kyohei24 Seijun Kawasaki
25 DanielPerez
26 Kazuma Shimane
27 Mark Abbott
28 Xavier Stowers 
@DaffyJaffy said in Preseason  Wild Knights v Chiefs (Feb 4th):
Wild Knights team 
1 Keita Inagaki
2 Atsushi Sakate （C）
3 Taiki Fujii
4 Esei Haangana
5 Lood de Jager
6 Shota Fukui
7 Lachlan Boshier
8 Jack Cornelsen
9 Taiki Koyama
10 Rikiya Matsuda
11 Marika Koroibete
12 Damian de Allende
13 Dylan Riley
14 Tomoki Osada
15 Ryuji Noguchi16 Shota Horie
17 Craig Millar
18 Shouhei Hirano
19 Liam Mitchell
20 Itsuki Onishi
21 Keisuke Uchida
22 Vince Aso
23 Yamasawa Kyohei24 Seijun Kawasaki
25 DanielPerez
26 Kazuma Shimane
27 Mark Abbott
28 Xavier StowersConsidering they are one of the top teams in Japan, I'm surprised by the lack of superstar names (apart from Koroibete of course).

@LABCAT said in Preseason  Wild Knights v Chiefs (Feb 4th):
@DaffyJaffy said in Preseason  Wild Knights v Chiefs (Feb 4th):
Wild Knights team 
1 Keita Inagaki
2 Atsushi Sakate （C）
3 Taiki Fujii
4 Esei Haangana
5 Lood de Jager
6 Shota Fukui
7 Lachlan Boshier
8 Jack Cornelsen
9 Taiki Koyama
10 Rikiya Matsuda
11 Marika Koroibete
12 Damian de Allende
13 Dylan Riley
14 Tomoki Osada
15 Ryuji Noguchi16 Shota Horie
17 Craig Millar
18 Shouhei Hirano
19 Liam Mitchell
20 Itsuki Onishi
21 Keisuke Uchida
22 Vince Aso
23 Yamasawa Kyohei24 Seijun Kawasaki
25 DanielPerez
26 Kazuma Shimane
27 Mark Abbott
28 Xavier StowersConsidering they are one of the top teams in Japan, I'm surprised by the lack of superstar names (apart from Koroibete of course).
de Jager and De Allende aren't awful

Tough test first game back for Tupaea, marking a quality midfield of De Allende and Riley.

I only watched a bit, what I saw it looked a typicl preseason game, no real connections in defence etc, almost like the team has just been concentrating on fitness etc at training?? Over the years I must admit the number of preseason hit outs that have looked impressive are pretty low in number.