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 Post subject: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Is he going to be the next weapon you guys unleash?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pkgP8SPb4


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm 
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MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
Is he going to be the next weapon you guys unleash?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pkgP8SPb4



He might not even make the All Blacks at this point.

He failed to make any impression on Super Rugby during his brief stint before injury this year.

Heres hoping he has a similar Super Rugby highlight video in a few years.


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Sonny Blount wrote:
MunsterMan!!!!! wrote:
Is he going to be the next weapon you guys unleash?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67pkgP8SPb4



He might not even make the All Blacks at this point.

He failed to make any impression on Super Rugby during his brief stint before injury this year.

Heres hoping he has a similar Super Rugby highlight video in a few years.


Certainly has many years to go before he's ready.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:42 pm 
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For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.


Pretty sure this was due to an injury interrupting his pre-season. Not an attitude thing by all accounts coming out of his school was that he is super humble and hard working.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 pm 
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He already has two caps


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.



Sad to see he was not in good shape for pre-season, but hopefully there was a good reason ... And if that is just that he was "unprofessional" in his approach, then "folks" should sit him down and give him the tough love he needs.

If he strays to the outside of the AB system, he will be in the English or French leagues in no time given his incredibly high profile over here for such a young talent ... the Piutau track is still open for folks who decide they may not confidently make the ABs or just prefer the cash on offer in other higher paying jurisdictions ... and though some on the board would locally love that to happen of course, I would like to hear how the talent he displayed to date could not be turned into Dan Coles 2.0 ... for the sake of rugby standards globally ...


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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He already has two caps


not test caps though...


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Vahian wrote:
Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.


Pretty sure this was due to an injury interrupting his pre-season. Not an attitude thing by all accounts coming out of his school was that he is super humble and hard working.


That's a bloody good school so I will take your word on it


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Botha Boy wrote:
Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.



Sad to see he was not in good shape for pre-season, but hopefully there was a good reason ... And if that is just that he was "unprofessional" in his approach, then "folks" should sit him down and give him the tough love he needs.

If he strays to the outside of the AB system, he will be in the English or French leagues in no time given his incredibly high profile over here for such a young talent ... the Piutau track is still open for folks who decide they may not confidently make the ABs or just prefer the cash on offer in other higher paying jurisdictions ... and though some on the board would locally love that to happen of course, I would like to hear how the talent he displayed to date could not be turned into Dan Coles 2.0 ... for the sake of rugby standards globally ...



He's a hooker.

He has to scrum and throw to the lineout at the highest level.

If he can't he's done, no matter his highlight videos.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Vahian wrote:
Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.


Pretty sure this was due to an injury interrupting his pre-season. Not an attitude thing by all accounts coming out of his school was that he is super humble and hard working.


Yep, the not in shape rumour was bunkum. He had an injury to start with, I don't think really recovered before succumbing to a season ending injury. We could have done with him in Coles' absence.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Sonny Blount wrote:
Botha Boy wrote:
Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.



Sad to see he was not in good shape for pre-season, but hopefully there was a good reason ... And if that is just that he was "unprofessional" in his approach, then "folks" should sit him down and give him the tough love he needs.

If he strays to the outside of the AB system, he will be in the English or French leagues in no time given his incredibly high profile over here for such a young talent ... the Piutau track is still open for folks who decide they may not confidently make the ABs or just prefer the cash on offer in other higher paying jurisdictions ... and though some on the board would locally love that to happen of course, I would like to hear how the talent he displayed to date could not be turned into Dan Coles 2.0 ... for the sake of rugby standards globally ...



He's a hooker.

He has to scrum and throw to the lineout at the highest level.

If he can't he's done, no matter his highlight videos.


He's not terrible at either, though his lineout throwing can be a little weak at times. About as good if not better than Coles at the same stage of their respective careers.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Where was he poached from?


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Chilli wrote:
Where was he poached from?


The tiny atoll of Naenae.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Chilli wrote:
Where was he poached from?

Lower Hutt.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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JB1981 wrote:
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Where was he poached from?

Naenae.


That's just what I said. :nod:


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Cullen wrote:
Vahian wrote:
Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.


Pretty sure this was due to an injury interrupting his pre-season. Not an attitude thing by all accounts coming out of his school was that he is super humble and hard working.


That's a bloody good school so I will take your word on it


Its a terrible school.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Seneca of the Night wrote:
Cullen wrote:
Vahian wrote:
Cullen wrote:
For all his power, speed and skill he always looks a smart player, taking the right option and safe with ball in hand.

Which makes it even more disappointing that he presented for the start of Super Rugby training not in shape. Hopefully he has this sort of setback at a (very) young age and approaches the next 10 years professionally.


Pretty sure this was due to an injury interrupting his pre-season. Not an attitude thing by all accounts coming out of his school was that he is super humble and hard working.


That's a bloody good school so I will take your word on it


Its a terrible school.


Ex f’n scuse me? :frown:


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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I heard it's a great school if you're into playing sticky biscuit.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Is that something you kept track of, or...


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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JM2K6 wrote:
Is that something you kept track of, or...


Well, it's not particularly high on my list of requirements but I didn't go to Stream, soo......


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
Is that something you kept track of, or...


Well, it's not particularly high on my list of requirements but I didn't go to Stream, soo......


But you remember Sticky biscuit?
The losers always remember


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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A true Silverstream gent would call it soggy biscuit anyhow, due to the preference for Griffin's Super Wines


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Cullen wrote:
Jay Cee Gee wrote:
JM2K6 wrote:
Is that something you kept track of, or...


Well, it's not particularly high on my list of requirements but I didn't go to Stream, soo......


But you remember Sticky biscuit?
The losers always remember


:lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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deadduck wrote:
A true Silverstream gent would call it soggy biscuit anyhow, due to the preference for Griffin's Super Wines


:lol: I had no idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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A true Silverstream gent would call it soggy biscuit anyhow, due to the preference for Griffin's Super Wines



:lol: x(


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Who is the greatest Stream All Black?

The list of international reps is long, and quite frankly, shite.


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deadduck wrote:
Who is the greatest Stream All Black?

The list of international reps is long, and quite frankly, shite.

Can you post the list so we can argue over it?


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deadduck wrote:
Who is the greatest Stream All Black?

The list of international reps is long, and quite frankly, shite.


Simon Mannix.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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Jay Cee Gee wrote:
deadduck wrote:
Who is the greatest Stream All Black?

The list of international reps is long, and quite frankly, shite.


Simon Mannix.

Must be a really shit list then :twisted:


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I hope Aumua manages to have a long rugby career because he won't earn much outside of rugby. My friend's son who played at Silverstream tells me - and I say this respectfully - that Aumua is as thick as a plank.


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Joe Karam
Simon Mannix
Scott Waldrom
Asafo Aumua

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Thomas Waldrom (ENG)
John Leslie (SCOT)
Martin Leslie (SCOT)
Blair Cowan (SCOT)

Tehui wrote:
I hope Aumua manages to have a long rugby career because he won't earn much outside of rugby. My friend's son who played at Silverstream tells me - and I say this respectfully - that Aumua is as thick as a plank.


My Dad (who taught there) used to say the exact same thing about Thomas Waldrom


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 Post subject: Re: Kiwis - Asafo Aumua
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deadduck wrote:
Joe Karam
Simon Mannix
Scott Waldrom
Asafo Aumua

Also
Thomas Waldrom (ENG)
John Leslie (SCOT)
Martin Leslie (SCOT)
Blair Cowan (SCOT)

Tehui wrote:
I hope Aumua manages to have a long rugby career because he won't earn much outside of rugby. My friend's son who played at Silverstream tells me - and I say this respectfully - that Aumua is as thick as a plank.


My Dad (who taught there) used to say the exact same thing about Thomas Waldrom

Karam then daylight, then some more daylight, then some more, then Mannix.


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