New Zealand Test squad:
Todd Astle, Tom Blundell, Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Neil Wagner, BJ Watling (wk), Kane Williamson (c)
Posts made by Duluth
RE: New Coach - Northland
Have heard rumours about preferred candidates, but in that, there is a distinct lack of experience in those names at this level
Unfortunately I don't think it's an attractive job to anyone that does have experience
Which old players are involved in the club rugby? Do guys like Gus or Holwell do any coaching?
RE: Blues 2020
The more I look at the balance of the back rowers picked I think you are right that they will use Papalii at 7. I don't think its his best position but it gets all the best players on the park together.
Yeah, there's a lot of 6 cover in the squad so that suggests Papali'i will be used at 7 often
I agree it's not his best position. For some reason his judgement is off and he pushes the refs too hard.. hopefully he fixes that quickly.
I've been saying for a year that I think he's the best blindside in NZ. I hope he still gets significant time in his best spot.
It's more about Gibson fading a little IMO. If it's a choice between Robinson or Gibson in the starting xv, Gibson misses out.
That has implications for the captaincy
Last year it was co-captains: Tuipulotu and Gibson. No captain has been announced yet but I assume it will Tuipulotu on his own
RE: Aussie Cricket 2019/20
A lot of cricket played in Australia yesterday. Not a lot of wickets. Over compensation for the ashes? Flat decks where you can hit through the line the order of the day.
Well that trend ended when Aussie A had a bat
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