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ALLBLACKS
27-10-05, 09:06 PM
The 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 squads for the five New Zealand franchises have been selected.

The announcement of the squads follows a selection meeting at the NZRU offices in Wellington yesterday, attended by the coaching staff of the five New Zealand franchises.

The 28-strong squads include 28 new Rebel Sport Super 14 players, six each for the Blues, Crusaders and Highlanders and five each for the Chiefs and Hurricanes.

The new Rebel Sport Super 14 players are as follows:

Blues: Northland hooker Tim Dow, North Harbour lock/loose forward Anthony Boric, Auckland lock Kurtis Haiu, North Harbour winger Vili Waqaseduadua, North Harbour prop Mike Noble and North Harbour fullback George Pisi.

Chiefs: Counties Manukau centre Niva Ta’auso (used as a replacement by the Chiefs in 2005), Counties Manukau winger Lelia Masaga, Bay of Plenty winger Anthony Tahana, Waikato loose forward Liam Messam and Waikato prop Nathan White.

Hurricanes: Taranaki lock Jason Eaton, Wellington hooker Luke Mahoney, Wellington prop John Schwalger, Wellington five-eighths Tamati Ellison and Auckland utility Isaia Toeava.

Crusaders: Canterbury props Wyatt Crockett and Ben Franks, Canterbury halfback Andrew Ellis, Canterbury lock Craig Clarke, Canterbury centre/wing Steven Yates and Bay of Plenty openside flanker Tanerau Latimer.

Highlanders: Otago first five-eighths Ryan Bambry, Otago hooker Jason Macdonald, Otago halfback Chris Smylie, Otago utility Callum Bruce, Southland flanker Tim Boys and Southland centre/wing Ben Smith.

New Zealand Rugby Union Deputy Chief Executive Steve Tew passed on his congratulations to the 28 new players on behalf of New Zealand rugby.

“It’s the first major step on the path as a fully-fledged professional player and comes at an exciting time as we kick off the newly expanded Rebel Sport Super 14 competition next year. At the same time, it’s important that we acknowledge those players who have missed out on selection,” he said.

The squads also include 12 draft players.

From Auckland, midfielder Sam Tuitupou has been drafted to the Chiefs, Isaia Toeava will make his Rebel Sport Super 14 debut with the Hurricanes, lock Brad Mika and winger Tony Koonwaiyou are heading to the Crusaders, and loose forward Andrew Blowers, prop Nick White and fullback Paul Williams to the Highlanders.

Canterbury’s Ben Blair and Vilimoni Delasau have been drafted to the Highlanders, Bay of Plenty’s Tanerau Latimer is heading to the Crusaders, Wellington’s Roy Kinikinilau will join the Highlanders and his Wellington teammate Ross Filipo will again be with the Crusaders.

The squads also include nine players returning to Rebel Sport Super 14 rugby who were not selected in 2005. The players are Andrew Blowers, Troy Flavell, Brendan Haami, David Holwell, Roy Kinikinilau, Rua Tipoki, Hale T-Pole, Nick White and Paul Williams.

Mr Tew said the selection process had been very thorough and the selection panel (made up of All Blacks selector Sir Brian Lochore, All Blacks Coach Graham Henry, NZRU President John Graham and NZRU representatives Steve Tew and Steve Lancaster) had been very impressed with the research and preparation done by the coaches.

He said the only selection issue had been over Rua Tipoki, who was excused from the draft due to personal circumstances.

“The selection panel instructed the Blues to include Tipoki in their group of 24 protected players and, as a consequence, the Blues decided to make Isaia Toeava available to the draft. He was subsequently drafted to the Hurricanes,” Mr Tew said.

The 2006 Rebel Sport Super 14 squads are as follows:

¹ indicates new Rebel Sport Super 14 player.
² indicates returning Super 14 player.
³ indicates draft player.

Blues: John Afoa (Auckland), Ben Atiga (Auckland), Anthony Boric ¹ (North Harbour), Daniel Braid (Auckland), Justin Collins (Auckland), Steve Devine (Auckland), Tim Dow ¹ (Northland), Troy Flavell ² (Auckland), David Gibson (Auckland), Kurtis Haiu ¹ (Auckland), Doug Howlett (Auckland), Tasesa Lavea (Auckland), Angus Macdonald (Auckland), Luke McAlister (North Harbour), Keven Mealamu (Auckland), Isa Nacewa (Auckland), Mike Noble ¹ (North Harbour), George Pisi ¹ (North Harbour), Greg Rawlinson (North Harbour), Joe Rokocoko (Auckland), Saimone Taumoepeau (Auckland), Rua Tipoki ² (North Harbour), Anthony Tuitavake (North Harbour), Vili Waqaseduadua ¹ (North Harbour), Brent Ward (Auckland), Ali Williams (Auckland), Nick Williams (North Harbour), Tony Woodcock (North Harbour).

Chiefs: Sosene Anesi (Waikato), Steven Bates (Waikato), Ben Castle (Bay of Plenty), Loki Crichton (Waikato), Simms Davison (Waikato), Stephen Donald (Waikato), Jono Gibbes (Waikato), David Hill (Waikato), Sean Hohneck (Waikato), Marty Holah (Waikato), Byron Kelleher (Waikato), Nili Latu (Bay of Plenty), Sione Lauaki (Waikato), Aleki Lutui (Bay of Plenty), Deacon Manu (Waikato), Lelia Masaga¹ (Counties Manukau), Liam Messam ¹ (Waikato), Malili Muliaina (Waikato), Jamie Nutbrown (Bay of Plenty), Kristian Ormsby (Counties Manukau), Mark Ranby (Waikato), Sitiveni Sivivatu (Waikato), Niva Ta’auso ¹ (Counties Manukau), Anthony Tahana ¹ (Bay of Plenty), Sam Tuitupou ³ (Auckland), Bernie Upton (Bay of Plenty), Nathan White ¹ (Waikato), Tom Willis (Waikato).

Hurricanes: Luke Andrews (Wellington), Jerry Collins (Wellington), Jason Eaton ¹ (Taranaki), Tamati Ellison ¹ (Wellington), Lome Fa’atau (Wellington), Tim Fairbrother (Wellington), Hosea Gear (Wellington), Jimmy Gopperth (Wellington), Brendan Haami ² (Wellington), Ben Herring (Wellington), David Holwell ² (Northland), Andrew Hore (Taranaki), Ross Kennedy (Wellington), Luke Mahoney ¹ (Wellington), Chris Masoe (Taranaki), Joe McDonnell (Wellington), Ma’a Nonu (Wellington), Shannon Paku (Wellington), John Schwalger ¹ (Wellington), Conrad Smith (Wellington), Rodney So’oialo (Wellington), Neemia Tialata (Wellington), Isaia Toeava ¹ ³ (Auckland), Paul Tito (Taranaki), Tane Tu’ipulotu (Wellington), Tana Umaga (Wellington), Thomas Waldrom (Wellington), Piri Weepu (Wellington).

Crusaders: Daniel Carter (Canterbury), Craig Clarke ¹ (Canterbury), Wyatt Crockett¹ (Canterbury), Andrew Ellis ¹ (Canterbury), Ross Filipo ³ (Wellington), Corey Flynn (Canterbury), Ben Franks ¹ (Canterbury), Rico Gear (Nelson Bays), Scott Hamilton (Canterbury), Chris Jack (Canterbury), Campbell Johnstone (Canterbury), Tony Koonwaiyou ³ (Auckland), Tone Kopelani (Canterbury), Tanerau Latimer ¹ ³ (Bay of Plenty), Casey Laulala (Canterbury), Johnny Leo’o (Canterbury), Leon MacDonald (Canterbury), Richie McCaw (Canterbury), Cameron McIntyre (Canterbury), Aaron Mauger (Canterbury), Bradley Mika ³ (Auckland), Kevin O’Neill (Canterbury), Caleb Ralph (Canterbury), Kevin Senio (Canterbury), Greg Somerville (Canterbury), Reuben Thorne (Canterbury), Mose Tuiali’i (Canterbury), Steven Yates ¹ (Canterbury).

Highlanders: Ryan Bambry ¹ (Otago), Josh Blackie (Otago), Ben Blair ³ (Canterbury), Andrew Blowers ² ³ (Auckland), Tim Boys ¹ (Southland), Neil Brew (Otago), Callum Bruce ¹ (Otago), Jimmy Cowan (Southland), Vilimoni Delasau ³ (Canterbury), Clarke Dermody (Southland), Tom Donnelly (Otago), Nick Evans (Otago), Carl Hayman (Otago), Chris King (Otago), Roy Kinikinilau ² ³ (Wellington), Filipo Levi (Otago), Jason Macdonald ¹ (Otago), Hoani MacDonald (Southland), Seilala Mapusua (Otago), Craig Newby (Otago), Anton Oliver (Otago), James Ryan (Otago), Matt Saunders (Otago), Ben Smith ¹ (Southland), Chris Smylie ¹ (Otago), Hale T-Pole ² (Southland), Nick White ² ³ (Auckland), Paul Williams ² ³ (Auckland).

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
27-10-05, 10:20 PM
WOOOOOAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH


there are some very potent backline combos in there...this is amazing tuitupou going to to waikatoz....

and blowers adding to the loosies in otago i say he goes number 8 with blackie and newbs on the sides of the flank

ARRRRGGGHHHHHH....BRADLEY MIKA NOT AGAIN!!!..

WOOP WOOP TIM DOW MADE IT HAHAHAHA..THE FREAK HAS ARRIVED IN AUCKLAND!!!...

chiefs and auckland have the deadliest backlines in the world..look at that

ward,howlett,tipoki,tuitevake,rokocoko,mccalister, devine

muliaina,anesi,ta'usa,tuitupou,sivivatu,donald,kel leher

wud say that cantab and otago hav the forward packs that cud lead them to the top

WOOOOAAAHHHH..WE GONNA OWN THE SUPER12 NEXT YEAR

IT WILL BE A FINALS SERIES DOMINATED BY THESE TEAM....

the variety and depth in nz is unchallenged!!!!!

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
27-10-05, 10:22 PM
heh..i meant super14....f***in perth wannabe rugby playz

Ripper
27-10-05, 10:52 PM
I swore I had apost in here before...

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
27-10-05, 11:12 PM
maybe u shouldnt swear in ya post then....

i told u...ur have lost control of your mod powers and u have gone crazy...shame on you

i know that toeava guy is gonna carve up in wellington..he will be in auckland went brent wards dies off

umosay
27-10-05, 11:24 PM
Before Ripper, your mabye thinking of the other s14 thread???

This was made not long ago

nik
28-10-05, 12:21 AM
a lot of backline combinations for the blues.
i wonder what nucifora will settle with.

stranger
28-10-05, 12:24 AM
how can canterbury drop delasau but pick up Koonwaiyou in the draft. that's ridiculous, the whole idea of the draft was to pick up players in an area where the region is deficient. dropping a player in favor of someone you like better was never the intention of the draft

Ripper
28-10-05, 12:44 AM
Originally posted by umosay@Oct 28 2005, 12:24 PM
Before Ripper, your mabye thinking of the other s14 thread???

This was made not long ago
Yeah, your probably right.

My memory just hasnt been the same since 'Nam.

Dumbo
28-10-05, 01:50 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101@Oct 28 2005, 10:20 AM
there are some very potent backline combos in there...this is amazing tuitupou going to to waikatoz....
What the! how? why? when?

All NZ teams looking good... roll on (get this stupid northern tour out of the way and then into the real rugby)... WAHOOOOO

Wow, good Waikato Team... wahooo... Tuitupou, that's amazing

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
28-10-05, 04:21 AM
Originally posted by Ripper+Oct 28 2005, 12:44 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Ripper @ Oct 28 2005, 12:44 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-umosay@Oct 28 2005, 12:24 PM
Before Ripper, your mabye thinking of the other s14 thread???

This was made not long ago
Yeah, your probably right.

My memory just hasnt been the same since &#39;Nam. [/b]
nam&#39;?....namibia?...u stupid kkk members are goin global now?....hideous lot u are..

ill giv 5 aztec dollars to anyone who can find taranakis centre..mafi in that list?...

id hope auckland wud nab him...or even samoa for this upcoming northern tour...
any players u guys noticed that havent made the cut?

hahaha and look at david holwell in the hurricanes squad..he almost cried when he was suppose to have his last game in welly now he will cry for real when aucklan mash thru him

esoj
28-10-05, 04:28 AM
theres a fair few that missed like mafi and quite a few from the bay like bourke mcQuiod filise grant webb missed out and I think some auckland guys like moa missed out as well.

rc_souljah
28-10-05, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by THE CHIROPRACTOR101+Oct 28 2005, 04:21 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (THE CHIROPRACTOR101 @ Oct 28 2005, 04:21 PM)</div>

Originally posted by Ripper@Oct 28 2005, 12:44 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-umosay@Oct 28 2005, 12:24 PM
Before Ripper, your mabye thinking of the other s14 thread???

This was made not long ago
Yeah, your probably right.

My memory just hasnt been the same since &#39;Nam.
nam&#39;?....namibia?...u stupid kkk members are goin global now?....hideous lot u are..

ill giv 5 aztec dollars to anyone who can find taranakis centre..mafi in that list?...

id hope auckland wud nab him...or even samoa for this upcoming northern tour...
any players u guys noticed that havent made the cut?

hahaha and look at david holwell in the hurricanes squad..he almost cried when he was suppose to have his last game in welly now he will cry for real when aucklan mash thru him [/b]
holwell&#39;s not gonna be starting

Zambaman
28-10-05, 05:08 AM
Hmmm, the Crusaders are going to have 5 locks and 3 Openside Flankers. Seems like an awful lot...

..::ERIC::..
28-10-05, 05:09 AM
Good squads, but some odd drafting.

22&#39;s?

Blues:
Woodcock - Mealamu - Afoa
Flavell - Williams
Collins - MacDonald - Braid
Devine - McAlister - Tipoki - Tuitavake
Rokocoko - Ward - Howlett

Taumoepeau - Dow - Rawlinson - Williams - Gibson - Lavea - Atiga

Chiefs:
Davison - Willis - Castle
Upton - Gibbes
Lauaki - Bates - Holah
Kelleher - Donald - Tuitupou - Tauaso
Sivivatu - Muliaina - Anesi

Lutui - Toleafoa - Hohneck - Messam - Nutbrown - Hill - Tahana

Hurricanes:
McDonnell - Seal Killer - Tialata
Eaton - Kennedy
Collins - So&#39;oialo - Masoe
Weepu - Gopperth - Umaga - Smith
Nonu - Toe&#39;ava - Fa&#39;atau

Mahoney - Schwalger - Andrews - Herring - Haami - Paku - Gear

Crusaders:
Johnstone - Flynn - Sommerville
Jack - Filipo
Thorne - Tuiali&#39;i - McCaw
Senio - Carter - Mauger - Laulala
Ralph - MacDonald - Gear

Kopelani - Crockett - Mika - Leo&#39;o - Ellis - Hamilton - Koonwaiyou

Highlanders:
Dermody - Oliver - Hayman
Ryan - Donnelly
Newby - Blowers - Blackie
Cowan - Evans - Mapusua - Brew
Kinikinilau - Blair - Saunders

MacDonald - King - Levi - T-Pole - Smylie - Bambry - Williams / Delasau

esoj
28-10-05, 05:13 AM
defintely some odd moves going in the draft especially by the highlanders they have made some interesting picks.

..::ERIC::..
28-10-05, 05:23 AM
Originally posted by Zambaman@Oct 28 2005, 06:08 PM
Hmmm, the Crusaders are going to have 5 locks and 3 Openside Flankers. Seems like an awful lot...
Mika will probably be the backup 8 to Tuiali&#39;i and Latimer is more of a 6 even though it says 7 in the article.

stranger
28-10-05, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by stranger@Oct 28 2005, 12:24 PM
how can canterbury drop delasau but pick up Koonwaiyou in the draft. that&#39;s ridiculous, the whole idea of the draft was to pick up players in an area where the region is deficient. dropping a player in favor of someone you like better was never the intention of the draft
yes, good point stranger http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif http://www.therugbyforum.com/forum/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif

Ripper
28-10-05, 07:09 AM
Hopefully Toeava doesn&#39;t get to attached to Wellington... Would&#39;ve protected him instead of useless sack of **** Lavea.

Southern man
28-10-05, 07:50 AM
Originally posted by ..::ERIC::..@Oct 28 2005, 05:09 PM
Toleafoa


Highlanders:
Dermody - Oliver - Hayman
Ryan - Donnelly
Newby - Blowers - Blackie
Cowan - Evans - Mapusua - Brew
Kinikinilau - Blair - Saunders

MacDonald - King - Levi - T-Pole - Smylie - Bambry - Williams / Delasau
Fat barstd didn&#39;t make the Chiefs.

I really don&#39;t want Ben Blair as our fullback, espically after seeing how bdly he got exposed by us in the semi final, just by bonbing him swamp tackling him and forcing him to become isloated and get penalised for holding onto possesion. I would rather we play big Paul Williams who would could have the strength and size to get out of that sort of situation.I just hope he hasn&#39;t lost to much pace, because even before the broken leg he wasn&#39;t the quickest bloke around.


Im abit worried about Coppers new found fasination with HUGE wingers, surely he should just find a happy medium.

Hopefully Blowers can show some abilty at 8, other wise we are fcked. But I wouldin&#39;t mind trying Blackie at 8 and playing Boys and Newbs on the side, as it would be a very very pacey loose forward unit.

rc_souljah
28-10-05, 09:35 AM
Toeava won&#39;t start unless he&#39;s on the wing because he won&#39;t get into the midfield, we&#39;ve got Jimmy at 1st 5 and the best fullback in NZ at the back

THE CHIROPRACTOR101
28-10-05, 10:05 AM
Originally posted by rc_souljah@Oct 28 2005, 09:35 PM
we&#39;ve got Jimmy at 1st 5 and the best fullback in NZ at the back
kids and there drugs these dayz

SaintsFan_Webby
28-10-05, 10:13 AM
Strong looking Chiefs squad this year, particularly their backline.

I guarantee that if Blowers plays half as well as he did for Northampton, then he will prove to be an excellent signing for Otago.

Dumbo
28-10-05, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by Ripper@Oct 28 2005, 07:09 PM
Hopefully Toeava doesn&#39;t get to attached to Wellington... Would&#39;ve protected him instead of useless sack of **** Lavea.
Wahahahahaha

nik
28-10-05, 02:04 PM
can blowers play at no. 8?

SaintsFan_Webby
28-10-05, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by nik@Oct 28 2005, 03:04 PM
can blowers play at no. 8?
Yes. Having watched him first hand in recent years, I personally think his best position is 6, but he&#39;ll still do a great job at 8 given the chance.

esoj
28-10-05, 08:28 PM
highlanders will have a handy loose trio. blackie newby and blowers not the worst going around at all. maybe blackie might get tried at 8 as well as blowers. doubt newby would get shifted there.

Zambaman
29-10-05, 12:06 AM
Originally posted by ..::ERIC::..+Oct 28 2005, 05:23 PM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (..::ERIC::.. @ Oct 28 2005, 05:23 PM)</div>
<!--QuoteBegin-Zambaman@Oct 28 2005, 06:08 PM
Hmmm, the Crusaders are going to have 5 locks and 3 Openside Flankers. Seems like an awful lot...
Mika will probably be the backup 8 to Tuiali&#39;i and Latimer is more of a 6 even though it says 7 in the article. [/b]
Ahhh, well that clears that up.

Southern man
29-10-05, 12:14 AM
Originally posted by esoj@Oct 29 2005, 08:28 AM
highlanders will have a handy loose trio. blackie newby and blowers not the worst going around at all. maybe blackie might get tried at 8 as well as blowers. doubt newby would get shifted there.
Levi is Blowers main back up @ 8, I would like to see Blackie tried if the first two aren&#39;t up to speed, so we could have Newby and Boys on the flanks.

Grant Webb would have made the squad but he was withdrawn due to injury, same with Glen Horton.

..::ERIC::..
14-01-06, 03:28 AM
Gibson out of the Blues, replaced by John Senio from Auckland.

nik
14-01-06, 03:58 AM
geez gibson has been out since the last years super 12....the blues are thin on halfbacks now..steve devine is a pretty fragile player.

esoj
14-01-06, 05:20 AM
why still have 3 and people were complaing that the likes of senio weren&#39;t getting a go. yeah gibson unfortunately need another op on his neck which he injured in the super 12 last year. most of it has healed but there is some that hasn&#39;t so he needs a second up ruling him out for another 4-6 months maybe more