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HarryPeters
25-05-08, 08:06 AM
I have heard from a good source that Jerry Collins will retire from international rugby tomorrow, and pursue a career in Europe.

Hense why he took the final kick in the Semi-Final.

If you dont believe me then whatever, you will hear the offical statement tomorrow probably.

Gay-Guy
25-05-08, 08:14 AM
I have heard from a good source that Jerry Collins will retire from international rugby tomorrow, and pursue a career in Europe.

Hense why he took the final kick in the Semi-Final.

If you dont believe me then whatever, you will hear the offical statement tomorrow probably. [/b]

Wow that is big news if that is true! Ok we will wait to see what happens......

Dmx#1
25-05-08, 08:36 AM
I thought he might be retiring by way he kicked the last goal. I thought I might be reading into it too much but you might be right. I hope not. I think some rugby players dont want to play under Graham Henry.....

Gay-Guy
25-05-08, 09:17 AM
Most of them would want to play under the girl in your first pic.



Makes the upcoming test lineups a bit of a hard one to pick.

Dmx#1
25-05-08, 09:31 AM
Most of them would want to play under the girl in your first pic.



Makes the upcoming test lineups a bit of a hard one to pick.

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:lol:

Seriously though does anyone think that some of the players dislike Graham Henry? I hope not the last thing we need is bad morale for this upcoming world cup :wall:

Incredible Schalk
25-05-08, 10:06 AM
:( Makes perfect sense now, its such a shame as Jerry is always a standout player for the All Blacks. I look forward to see him ripping it up in Europe.

gingergenius
25-05-08, 10:16 AM
<div class='quotemain'> Most of them would want to play under the girl in your first pic.



Makes the upcoming test lineups a bit of a hard one to pick.

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:lol:

Seriously though does anyone think that some of the players dislike Graham Henry? I hope not the last thing we need is bad morale for this upcoming world cup :wall:
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upcoming?

i&#39;ll just say that good morale never did you any good...

jawmalawm24
25-05-08, 11:29 AM
Gees by the way Jerry played last night it looked as if he was retiring altogether. I think his mind is already in Europe and he probably doesn&#39;t want the added pressures of the All Blacks affecting his overseas travels.

Well if he does call it quits good luck to him for the future and all the best.

Hamster
25-05-08, 12:09 PM
Thats a pretty big shock. He is only 27 so he has another 4 years/wc in him, would be sad without him, one of my favourite all blacks. Good luck to him, I doubt its for the money because Jerry never played for money, hes turned down sponsorship money, cars etc and always helped the needy, so he must want to wind down in Europe.

Dmx#1
25-05-08, 12:21 PM
Thats a pretty big shock. He is only 27 so he has another 4 years/wc in him, would be sad without him, one of my favourite all blacks. Good luck to him, I doubt its for the money because Jerry never played for money, hes turned down sponsorship money, cars etc and always helped the needy, so he must want to wind down in Europe. [/b]

True, I think Graham Henry has something to do with him leaving. Jerry Collins played Rugby because he enjoys it. I guess he no longer wants to feel the pressure of International rugby. If this is true I wish him well and I hope he has made the decision he feels is right.

Jaco de Beer
25-05-08, 06:49 PM
I have heard from a good source that Jerry Collins will retire from international rugby tomorrow, and pursue a career in Europe.

Hense why he took the final kick in the Semi-Final.

If you dont believe me then whatever, you will hear the offical statement tomorrow probably.
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That would be a great shame for NZ Rugby! Good news for SA! No Collins? Would leave a big gap in NZ loose trio!

danny
25-05-08, 07:44 PM
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I have heard from a good source that Jerry Collins will retire from international rugby tomorrow, and pursue a career in Europe.

Hense why he took the final kick in the Semi-Final.

If you dont believe me then whatever, you will hear the offical statement tomorrow probably.
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That would be a great shame for NZ Rugby! Good news for SA! No Collins? Would leave a big gap in NZ loose trio!
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Dont worry there are always plenty of great back row forwards to take his place in NZ ( as the Lions found out in 2005)

HarryPeters
26-05-08, 02:47 AM
This surely has to open the door for Kerian Read.

fcukernaut
26-05-08, 03:29 AM
This surely has to open the door for Kerian Read. [/b]

Perfect timing for the young man though isn&#39;t it? Enter your prime when one of the greats retires.

darwin_23
26-05-08, 04:23 AM
If the All Blacks selectors stick with So&#39;ioalo at 8 I think Kaino will get the first chance at 6 given he is a better ball runner than Read - they need someone in their loose forwards who can break the line. I&#39;d imagine both Read and Kaino will make the squad though now...

Ripper
26-05-08, 07:22 AM
Kainos probably ahead of Read - Has had experience and has been one of Henry&#39;s pet projects, and IMO he offers more than Read as well as being in better form this year (If Nucifora hadn&#39;t screwed up again and dragged us out of the semi final place he would&#39;ve been getting much more hype)

InsaneAsylum
26-05-08, 07:49 AM
http://www.planet-rugby.com/Story/0,18259,...3611736,00.html (http://www.planet-rugby.com/Story/0,18259,3562_3611736,00.html)

looks like jerry is taking a holiday...

so who&#39;s going to be emptying the garbage cans around wellington? :P

nam97
26-05-08, 08:40 AM
Kainos probably ahead of Read - Has had experience and has been one of Henry&#39;s pet projects, and IMO he offers more than Read as well as being in better form this year (If Nucifora hadn&#39;t screwed up again and dragged us out of the semi final place he would&#39;ve been getting much more hype)
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I disagree. Read has been the shining light in the Crusader loose trio which says something considering McCaw&#39;s presence. Therefore I say Read has the better form.

BUT, I say Kaino at 8 instead of Rodney for the upcoming home series just to see how the 2 go.

Ripper
27-05-08, 01:50 AM
Read has been Rueben Thorne-esque - Soild at best 95% of the time. Kaino on the other hand has been devastating on a regular basis, and offers a hell of a lot more in all aspects of his game - his one thing he lacked before this year was the consitent workrate, which, like Afoa, he has finally figured out.

And why would you play Kaino at 8 just to see how he goes? 6 is his best position and thats the one with the most glaring need, Rodney has argubaly been the best Number 8 in the world for the last 18 months, no worries there.