If NZ undertook a 10 match tour of UK/ Ireland....???

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If NZ undertook a 10 match tour of UK/ Ireland....???

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Schedule as follows

Sat: Glasgow. (Best Scottish side)
Tues: Exeter. (English champs)
Sat: WALES
Tues: Leinster. (Best Irish side)
Sat: SCOTLAND
Tues: Saracens (Euro champs)
Sat: IRELAND
Tues: Scarlets. (Celtic champs)
Sat: ENGLAND
Sat: Barbarians.

All club/provincial/regional sides at full strength
Barbarians = Lions test side with one uncapped player (James Davies at 7??)

The Lions managed W 5 D 2 L 3.
Could the ABs do better??
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You mean like a grand slam tour?

Won the last three of those so shouldn't be a problem

We also get to take Pocock, van Renshurg, Folau, Isa et al for the midweek side for a proper comparison :thumbup:
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We'd smesh you on Seturdee and Wedensdee.
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please let us face Munster too
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naki wrote:You mean like a grand slam tour?

Won the last three of those so shouldn't be a problem

We also get to take Pocock, van Renshurg, Folau, Isa et al for the midweek side for a proper comparison :thumbup:
You don't think the NZ dirt trackers would be tested by Saracens and Leinster???
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naki wrote:You mean like a grand slam tour?

Won the last three of those so shouldn't be a problem

We also get to take Pocock, van Renshurg, Folau, Isa et al for the midweek side for a proper comparison
I dunno, the ABs don't really look that good, very beatable as Ireland & the Lions have showed.
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A combined SANZAR side would be the only equivalent
Not having played together before. Etc.
Then you'd need P Divvy in charge picking majority quota players.
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dynamo_kev wrote:
naki wrote:You mean like a grand slam tour?

Won the last three of those so shouldn't be a problem

We also get to take Pocock, van Renshurg, Folau, Isa et al for the midweek side for a proper comparison :thumbup:
You don't think the NZ dirt trackers would be tested by Saracens and Leinster???
The other SANZAAR members providing the majority of those dirt trackers might but there's no way they would only win two of those games
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Flametop wrote:A combined SANZAR side would be the only equivalent
Not having played together before. Etc.
Then you'd need P Divvy in charge picking majority quota players.
6 weeks together for quality players and you should be firing...like the likns
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At end of th ur season against teams who are in their stride. Would be a challenge especially if SANZAR
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Rugby2023 wrote:
naki wrote:You mean like a grand slam tour?

Won the last three of those so shouldn't be a problem

We also get to take Pocock, van Renshurg, Folau, Isa et al for the midweek side for a proper comparison
I dunno, the ABs don't really look that good, very beatable as Ireland & the Lions have showed.
They've lost one game in Europe in the last 10 years.

It's a doddle :thumbup:
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Leinster best team in Ireland on what metric? Number of lost semis?
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Assuming the conditions would be the same as this Lions series so that's 4 tests 3 with Southern Hemisphere refs and 1 Northern Hemisphere ref ..... likely a Frenchie.

I'd go 7 wins 2 losses and a draw.
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naki wrote:They've lost one game in Europe in the last 10 years. It's a doddle
They're looking kinda weak atm, particularly with those objective French refs. :)

I'd take England at Twickenham over them at present.
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dynamo_kev wrote:
naki wrote:You mean like a grand slam tour?

Won the last three of those so shouldn't be a problem

We also get to take Pocock, van Renshurg, Folau, Isa et al for the midweek side for a proper comparison :thumbup:
You don't think the NZ dirt trackers would be tested by Saracens and Leinster???
These sides are capable of beating anyone
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Rugby2023 wrote:
naki wrote:They've lost one game in Europe in the last 10 years. It's a doddle
They're looking vulnerable, particularly with those objective French refs. :)
Of course they look vulnerable, most of the backline are children.

Building nicely for a RWC fourpeat👌
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Saracens would give our second string side a good go.
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Flametop wrote:A combined SANZAR side would be the only equivalent
Not having played together before. Etc.
Then you'd need P Divvy in charge picking majority quota players.
A combined sanzaar side would be the kiwis with a couple of injury replacements - an SA forward and an ozzie back.
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dynamo_kev wrote:Schedule as follows

Sat: Glasgow. (Best Scottish side)
Tues: Exeter. (English champs)
Sat: WALES
Tues: Leinster. (Best Irish side)
Sat: SCOTLAND
Tues: Saracens (Euro champs)
Sat: IRELAND
Tues: Scarlets. (Celtic champs)
Sat: ENGLAND
Sat: Barbarians.
All club/provincial/regional sides at full strength
Barbarians = Lions test side with one uncapped player (James Davies at 7??)

The Lions managed W 5 D 2 L 3.
Could the ABs do better??
Chiefs and Hurricanes were at full strength?
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Taurua wrote:Saracens would give our second string side a good go.
They'd presumably be missing a bunch of their own internationals, so I'd still have the All Blacks to win by at least 10, but it would be an interesting game. If the ABs got tricked into thinking they could play Super Rugby because it's a club side I could see them getting strangled out of the game.
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