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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:41 am 
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Kicks off with the Maori-Fiji game in Suva next week, not including TRC and PNC (they will have their own threads)
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Props: Leeroy Atilifo, Campese Ma’afu, Eroni Mawi, Peni Ravai, Manasa Saulo, Luke Tagi, Kalivati Tawake, Joeli Veitayaki.
Hookers: Mesulame Dolokoto, Samuel Matavesi, Tuvere Vugakoto.
Locks: Tevita Cavubati, Leone Nakarawa, Api Ratuniyarawa, Tevita Ratuva, Albert Tuisue, Sevanaia Galala, Levani Botia,
Backrow: Johnny Dyer, Semi Kunatani, Viliame Mata, Nemani Nagusa, Mosese Voka, Dominiko Waqaniburotu, Peceli Yato
Halfbacks: Frank Lomani, Nikola Matawalu, Henry Senioli, Serupepeli Vularika
First five –eighth: Ben Volavola, Alivereti Veitokani
Centres: Levani Botia, Sevanaia Galala, Semi Radradra, Jale Vatubua,
Utility Back: Josh Matavesi
Wingers: Vereniki Goneva, Filipo Nakosi, Waisea Nayacalevu, Patrick Osbourne, Eroni Sau, Josua Tuisova.
Fullbacks: Kini Murimurivalu, Seta Tuicuvu.


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Hookers:
Ash Dixon (Ngati Tahinga) Hawke's Bay/Highlanders
Nathan Harris (Ngati Apakura/Tainui) Waikato/Chiefs

Props:
Tyrel Lomax (Ngai Tuhoe/Muaupoko) Tasman/Highlanders
Ben May (Ngati Maniapoto) Hawke's Bay/Hurricanes
Marcel Renata (Ngati Whanaunga/Ngai Takoto) Auckland/Blues
Ross Wright (Ngati Whatua/Ngati Porou) Northland/Blues

Locks:
Tom Franklin (Ngati Maniapoto) Otago/Highlanders
Pari Pari Parkinson (Te Whanau a Apanui) Tasman/Highlanders
Isaia Walker-Leawere (Ngati Porou) Hawkes Bay/Hurricanes

Loose Forwards:
Whetukamokamo Douglas (Ngati Porou/Ngati Whakaue) Canterbury/Crusaders
Elliot Dixon (Ngapuhi) Southland/Highlanders
Akira Ioane (Ngapuhi/Te Whanau a Apanui) Auckland/Blues
Mitchell Karpik (Rongomaiwahine/Ngati Kahungunu) Bay of Plenty/Chiefs
Reed Prinsep (Te Rarawa) Canterbury/Hurricanes

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Halfbacks:
Bryn Hall (Ngati Ranginui) North Harbour/Crusaders
Jonathan Ruru (Ngati Kahungunu/Rongomaiwahine) Auckland/Blues
Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (Ngati Pikiao) Taranaki/Chiefs

First five-eighths:
Otere Black (Ngai Tuhoe/Te Whanau a Apanui/Ngati Tuwharetoa) Manawatu/Blues
Jackson Garden-Bachop (Ngati Awa) Wellington/Hurricanes
Fletcher Smith (Ngati Kahungunu) Waikato/Hurricanes

Midfielders:
Alex Nankivell (Ngapuhi) Tasman/Chiefs
Rob Thompson (Ngati Kahungunu/Nga Rauru) Manawatu/Highlanders
Teihorangi Walden (Te Atiawa) Taranaki/Highlanders

Outside backs:
Jordan Hyland (Ngai Tahu) Northland/Highlanders
Shaun Stevenson (Ngapuhi) North Harbour/Chiefs
Sean Wainui (Ngai Tuhoe/Ngati Porou) Taranaki/Chiefs


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:32 am 
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speaking of, any news whether this will be televised or not? the last time Maori or AB's classic played here it was shown live locally but no mention of this game.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 am 
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fiji and maoris named
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:09 pm 
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fiji looking good in their first PNC match

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:12 am 
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Argentina v Randwick in September


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:17 am 
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grievous wrote:
Argentina v Randwick in September


yeha too chicken to play fiji :/


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:16 am 
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Samoa pips Tonga 25-17 in Rice Paddy Fields (formerly known as Apia park)


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:40 am 
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Japan leading Fiji 29-14 at half time..., the referee is so blind that its obvious he is english..


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:37 am 
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comets wrote:
Japan leading Fiji 29-14 at half time..., the referee is so blind that its obvious he is english..


Well I've only watched the first 20 so far, but he seems pretty spot on. He's a very good ref, only potential weakness is not referring to the TMO enough at times.

Japan are playing at a crazy pace, and their 2nd try was a beauty.

EDIT -Third not bad either!


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:50 am 
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So what exactly had Pearce missed by halftime?

Neither teams maul/maul defence is particularly good. Some of Japans defenders seem to just drop of tackles, though it is the Fijians, so it could be genuine tackle breaking carriers.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:26 am 
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he missed 6 forward passes by japan, 2 led to tries..he didn't miss any from fiji...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:44 am 
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Japan-USA coming up in 2 hours to decide the Pacific Nations Cup.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:25 am 
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Japan up 20-13 at the half. Japan got out to a 17-0 lead early, but the Eagles fought back well. Scrum has been solid for the US but the lineout has been a disaster. Hard to see Sosene-Feagai playing his way into the RWC squad on this performance. USA definitely missing Civetta's presence in the lineout too. Definitely going to need him back healthy for the RWC.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:31 am 
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it scares me that Japan in playing more like Fiji used too..Joseph's influence has been good, eddie Jones focused more on NH style rugby, Joseph brought in the island style to Japan rugby..


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:04 am 
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comets wrote:
it scares me that Japan in playing more like Fiji used too..Joseph's influence has been good, eddie Jones focused more on NH style rugby, Joseph brought in the island style to Japan rugby..


Can't say it looks that way to me. Eddie got them running good lines, and playing fast. They're still doing that, but adding in more and more soft touches before contact, out the back, complex moves etc. I may be wrong, but for me, island (and especially Fiji) is more offloads after contact, whereas Japan are avoiding major collisions where they can with smart passing. Evolution of what Eddie built into them rather than revolution.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:11 am 
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3-3 half tiem fiji-samoa... yikes, kovana would be unhappy, their shit 10 missed 32 penalties and 1 drop goal


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:26 am 
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comets wrote:
it scares me that Japan in playing more like Fiji used too..Joseph's influence has been good, eddie Jones focused more on NH style rugby, Joseph brought in the island style to Japan rugby..


He did no such thing, he devised a fairly unique game plan for Japan based upon the fact previous coaches tried and failed to copy the All Blacks.


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