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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:22 am 
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Who misses out for the rwc?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:24 am 
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Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 am 
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At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:29 am 
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Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.


Agree but it was just one game

Also hansen likes jordies utility value

Very difficult selection


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:30 am 
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Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.

I would still go with Ioane instead of Reece.
He is world class when on fire. Maybe sitting out an Eden Park Bledisloe decider has lit some fire up hiss arse


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:31 am 
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At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.

Reiko's form has been shit all year, Reece is the form winger in New Zealand. Bridge is safe at 14.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:33 am 
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Couch wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:
At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.

Reiko's form has been shit all year, Reece is the form winger in New Zealand. Bridge is safe at 14.

No it hasn't. Stop talking shit.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:33 am 
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Yeah I just can't imagine Reiko turning his form around in time, he has been flat all season.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:34 am 
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Couch wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:
At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.

Reiko's form has been shit all year, Reece is the form winger in New Zealand. Bridge is safe at 14.


This. I am really struggling to see how Sevu Reece is going to miss out going into Japan 2019...

The dude cut up the Wobs like Ivan Milat


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Jordie is on the plane. Plays everywhere in the back line and can kick goals from the halfway line.

In fact he is a good shout for top try scorer. He will probably run in a few against the pool stage minnows.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:34 am 
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pigaaaa wrote:
Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.

I would still go with Ioane instead of Reece.
He is world class when on fire. Maybe sitting out an Eden Park Bledisloe decider has lit some fire up hiss arse


I think he will take ioane as well.. Although at this stage he doesnt deserve it and reece does

Maybe reece on standby

I would rather get rid of jordie all together but i doubt hansen will


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:36 am 
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Ben Smith is a bona fide legend but the rest are playing waayyyyyyy better.

Sad but true.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:36 am 
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brat wrote:
pigaaaa wrote:
Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.

I would still go with Ioane instead of Reece.
He is world class when on fire. Maybe sitting out an Eden Park Bledisloe decider has lit some fire up hiss arse


I think he will take ioane as well.. Although at this stage he doesnt deserve it and reece does

Maybe reece on standby

I would rather get rid of jordie all together but i doubt hansen will


I think he will take all his favourites. This is the Hansen's way. Although he surprised me with his selection for todays game.


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pigaaaa wrote:
Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.

I would still go with Ioane instead of Reece.
He is world class when on fire. Maybe sitting out an Eden Park Bledisloe decider has lit some fire up hiss arse


Reece is world class too. Good to see some hungry try scoring wingers in action today.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:38 am 
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I think Ioane will miss out. Him or Reece.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:38 am 
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Yourmother wrote:
pigaaaa wrote:
Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.

I would still go with Ioane instead of Reece.
He is world class when on fire. Maybe sitting out an Eden Park Bledisloe decider has lit some fire up hiss arse


Reece is world class too. Good to see some hungry try scoring wingers in action today.

It was. But i would also wait a bit with those 'world class' ratings until we see how he goes when the pack is beaten like it was last week.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:40 am 
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pigaaaa wrote:
brat wrote:
pigaaaa wrote:
Couch wrote:
Ioane and Jordie

Ben Smith can get through because of experience.

Reece and bridge should be starting XV Wingers.

I would still go with Ioane instead of Reece.
He is world class when on fire. Maybe sitting out an Eden Park Bledisloe decider has lit some fire up hiss arse


I think he will take ioane as well.. Although at this stage he doesnt deserve it and reece does

Maybe reece on standby

I would rather get rid of jordie all together but i doubt hansen will


I think he will take all his favourites. This is the Hansen's way. Although he surprised me with his selection for todays game.


Well he picked naholo in the last rwc and discarded dagg so you never know


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Couch wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:
At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.

Reiko's form has been shit all year, Reece is the form winger in New Zealand. Bridge is safe at 14.


Reece plays 14 and Bridge 11.


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I’m just pleased that we have a dilemma brought about by strong performances this week. For me, the two wings today looked the goods.


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Kiwias wrote:
Couch wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:
At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.

Reiko's form has been shit all year, Reece is the form winger in New Zealand. Bridge is safe at 14.


Reece plays 14 and Bridge 11.


And what a fantastically ungainly white winger at that :o


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:45 am 
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Reece goes.


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Kiwias wrote:
Couch wrote:
Sonny Blount wrote:
At this stage there 1 player nailed on and that is George Bridge.

The player most likely to miss out is currently Sevu Reece, therefore he should be given another start against Tonga to earn his place.

Reiko's form has been shit all year, Reece is the form winger in New Zealand. Bridge is safe at 14.


Reece plays 14 and Bridge 11.

My bad, Reece 14 is nailed on. Bridge was everywhere.


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Reece goes.

... Into your nightmares, Wes craven style


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pigaaaa wrote:
I think he will take all his favourites. This is the Hansen's way.


:nod:

Ae, tautoko.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:47 am 
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There is an effervescent honesty to Reece and Bridge. They chase everything, run hard, and tackle hard.

Ben Smith and Rieko have huge upside, but they have looked ponderous, passive and bereft of confidence.

Ben got beaten to that up and under in Buenos Aires that resulted in a try and went backwards since.
Rieko can't beat a man.


Reece was a terrier on defence, and bridge ran it back hard and straight. He trucked it up full tilt into Kerevi at one stage.
He has a bit of the honey badger about him. Albeit with more class.


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HANDSOMECAKE wrote:
Ben Smith is a bona fide legend but the rest are playing waayyyyyyy better.

Sad but true.


Bender is coming in off the back of a Hammy, almost certainly came back too soon. A player of his experience/quality doesn't turn to mud overnight. Reece will probably be the unlucky one in that he only plays the one position. Huge call to leave Reiko at home but stranger things have happened...


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Yeah I just can't see Ioane being left at home tbf...

What has ungainly George Bridge done for anyone? :((


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HANDSOMECAKE wrote:
There is an effervescent honesty to Reece and Bridge. They chase everything, run hard, and tackle hard.

Ben Smith and Rieko have huge upside, but they have looked ponderous, passive and bereft of confidence.

Ben got beaten to that up and under in Buenos Aires that resulted in a try and went backwards since.
Rieko can't beat a man.


Reece was a terrier on defence, and bridge ran it back hard and straight. He trucked it up full tilt into Kerevi at one stage.
He has a bit of the honey badger about him. Albeit with more class.


Effervescent honesty... Great phrase.


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Yeah I just can't see Ioane being left at home tbf...

What has ungainly George Bridge done for anyone? :((


That'd be the stoli talking.


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It pains me to say it, but the All Blacks need fast strong wings. Ben Smith doesn't cut it there, so he goes as fullback cover or stays home.

It's him or Jordy.

Regardless of opposition, both wings looked like proper wings tonight. I know Ioane is young enough to bounce back, but those two boys out there added a lot tonight.


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brat wrote:
Sorry.. Just thought this might be worthy of a thread

Bridge
Reece
Iaone
Smith

Who misses out for the rwc?

All of them will if my operatives are worth what I'm paying :x


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Couch wrote:
CrazyIslander wrote:
Reece goes.

... Into your nightmares, Wes craven style


he just hates fijians


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When is the team announced?


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It pains me to say it, but the All Blacks need fast strong wings. Ben Smith doesn't cut it there, so he goes as fullback cover or stays home.

It's him or Jordy.

Regardless of opposition, both wings looked like proper wings tonight. I know Ioane is young enough to bounce back, but those two boys out there added a lot tonight.


That's how I see it, take three wings with one who is a fullback/wing and two pure finishers. That leaves the choice out of Bender and Jordie for me.


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its not just the attack you look at, its the deence, the reason why Naholo amde it to teh 2015RWC was cause he brought something special which Savea didn't, Bridge is in essence Dagg of 2015, Sevu is Naholo and Reiko is Julian, Jordie is Bender in 2015 so Bender is what Mils was in 2011, on his way out...defence wise as it stands, bridge, jordie and sevu are ahead of reiko and bender but Reiko is as i said Julian, a specialist 11 who has scored a lot of tries and is likely to score 8 tries at the 2015..i mean 2019RWC so will be going... as it stands, the best player to drop is .......Bender...history is repeating itself....lets hope its not a farce.


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Squad should be named around end of August.
Tonga game 7th September.


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No chance of Ben Smith being cut from squad? Hansen must be contemplating it


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Jeez, who would have thunk it? Bender, the best 15 in world rugby, may not go?


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Maybe they will only take two halfbacks, or two hookers?


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Maybe they will only take two halfbacks, or two hookers?

With the utility that Savea offers, they may go lighter in the loose forwards. Can’t see them taking two halfbacks and unless one of the props can play hooker they certainly need three there.


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