Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc



  • @shark Oof my bad



  • I doubt they'll play, but good to see Tepasu Thomas and Gibson Popali'i get shown some recognition with good club form. Thomas is in the Romano mould where he's very strong in the tight and Popali'i can play at 10 or 12 and has been one of Linwood's best this year. I was impressed with his distribution and especially his running game from what I've seen of him.

    Could do with some more New Brighton players however haha.



  • @African-Monkey yeah great to see club form recognised to be honest I will not be sorry to see Maddock gone after this season



  • @Stargazer said in Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc:

    Tasman HP squad for the preseason game in and against Wellington on Wed 3 July:

    Central Rugby Club
    Braden Stewart, Timoci Tavatavanawai

    Marist Rugby Club
    Samiuela Moli, Leopino Maupese, Julius Togafau, Jacob Norris, Taina Fox-Matamua, Sam Briggs, Jamie Spowart

    Moutere Rugby Football Club
    Ben Finau

    Nelson Rugby Football Club
    Kershawl Sykes–Martin, Sosefo Vaka, Isaac Salmon, Isaiah Miller, Willi Havili, Tima Faingaanuku, Nick Foxley

    Renwick Rugby Club
    Mike Vaeno, Quinn Harrison-Jones

    Stoke Rugby Club
    Blair Prinsep, Te Ahiwaru Cirikidaveta, Anty Burnett, Declan Smith

    Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club
    Campbell Parata, Michael Stringer

    Waitohi Rugby Club
    Taine Cragg-Love, Fetuli Paea


    So, despite being spotted in Auckland, Willi Havili is still with Tasman.
    Tima Fainga'anuku has returned from France.

    I can’t recall his name so don’t know if he’s listed above....that Kiwi-cum-Aussie-cum-Kiwi first five that’s in the Crusaders development system?



  • @shark Cambell Parata. no hes not in that squad



  • @Chris said in Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc:

    @shark Cambell Parata. no hes not in that squad

    Uhm, he is. Look again, under Waimea Old Boys Rugby Club



  • @Stargazer I though he meant the Canterbury WTS I see he is in the Tasman HP



  • Hopefully he gets some solid game time so we can check him out.



  • @shark yeah I haven’t seen him play would like to see why we picked him up from Aussie





  • Not unexpected



  • Northland have announced a group of signings for the 2019;Mitre 10 Cup Season

    Mathew Johnson OBM. (Midfielder)
    Pisi Leilua. Waipu (Fullback)
    Tom Smith.Kerikeri(First Five)
    Corey Taylor. Kerikeri (Halfback)
    Jonty Rae. OBM (Fullback/Wing)
    Paddy Jo Atkins. Wellsford. (Hooker/Prop)
    Nikau Graham. Kamo (First Five) Apprentice Program

    Blake Hoahaia has extended his contract through until the end of 2020 season .

    Really excited about having Mathew Johnson (Former Southland and Blues Midfielder part of the Taniwha set up)
    Pisi Leilua is in the Solomon Alaimalo mould is a very big quick fullback ,played sevens for Auckland
    I especially like the look of Jonty Rae, tall rangy player who can play fullback or wing with a super big left foot, similar to James Lowes ,great for exits
    One things for sure Northland will probably be fielding one of the biggest backlines in the Mitre 10 Cup.

    Fantastic to see the highly promising first five Nikau Graham bought in on an Apprentice programme, this kid looks the goods, played for the Northland under 19s last year .

    Only 3 places to fill,
    Tight head Prop,Lock and another midfielder



  • Is this guy the next Beaudy? Anyone from Manawatu seen this kid play?



  • @Canes4life I watch as much schoolboy rugby as I can and I can't remember him. I think if he would have been the next BB, I would have noticed, but obviously, I may be wrong. Stewart Cruden definitely isn't the next Aaron Cruden, just in case someone is wondering.

    It looks like Wellington is poaching talent from other provinces again, having a fuller bank account than its fellow Hurricanes provinces. 🤮



  • @Stargazer Interesting, I guess we will see how he develops.

    Rich coming from Hawkes Bay who signed nearly every promising Wellington school kid a couple of years back.



  • @Canes4life They signed a few Wellington school kids that the Wellington Lions didn't want. Big difference. We get the leftovers only. And often, they aren't good enough to make the Magpies.



  • @Canes4life said in Mitre 10 Cup - news, injuries etc:

    @Stargazer Interesting, I guess we will see how he develops.

    Rich coming from Hawkes Bay who signed nearly every promising Wellington school kid a couple of years back.

    Can you give us this list? They made such an impact I can't think of any.



  • @Stargazer If we have poached so many players, who are they? Last I looked the likes of Aumua, Fidow, Numia, Savea, Perenara, Garden Bachop (brothers), Umaga Jensen (twins), Proctor, Coles, Toomaga Allen, Goosen all grew up in Wellington. I really don't get your point. I think you just like having a whinge.



  • @Nepia the NOBM four of Jack Nelson Murray, Zach Donaldson, Michael Buckley and Hanon Brighouse are all from Wellington.



  • @Canes4life I'm not talking about the Canes, but about Wellington poaching players. I can't be bothered to go through the squad lists of recent years (I have better things to do), but from last year, Sheridan Rangihuna and yes, Isaia Walker-Leawere (from Gisborne, that's our backyard, not Wellington's) spring to mind.

    I know Leo and Tyrone Thompson's father also played for MSP, but I've also heard from a good source that Wellington offered them money that the Bay didn't have.


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