Brent Ward Is Coming Home

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by sambãd5, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. news just in: auckland fullback Brent Ward, who was man of the match against wellington on friday night has decided to take a miss at wellington and stay home in auckland to play for the blues in 2006 super 14.



    SHOT BRENT! - legend

    although for wellington, its not the end of the world, paku has been in very good form...
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  3. Ripper

    Ripper Guest


    9. Moa/Devine

    10. McAlister
    11. Rocokoko
    12. Tuitavike/Wife Basher
    13. Tipoki
    14. Howlett
    15. Ward

    For even having the Words "Lavea" and "Blues Backline" you should slam your head between the oven door, while its on.
  4. toeava,waqueseduadua,gibson,koonwaiyou

    why must we be so greedy!!!!...

    we have great potential for next year no doubt!...its the development and coaching teams thats gonna guide them to sucess

    whos the head coach?...nucifora?
  5. rc_souljah

    rc_souljah Guest

    Some of the youngsters from Auckland will go into the draft. You won't get all of them. Come ooooon Toeava for Wellington.
  6. we dont need them.
  7. all you other franchise just wait for us. to let go of talent aye hahahaha

    u useless punks....we deserve two teams!..

    scrap otago,and give us south auckland pink team!!!!!
  8. Southern man

    Southern man Guest

    Yes we do.

    But alot of the time you guys let the wrong talent go, like Evans and Newby.

    Next year expect Tony koonwaiyou and hopefully Tuitavake to be wearing blue and gold next year.
  9. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    oh no's - how could we let Koonwaiyou go... Why must we keep losers like Joe Rocokoko (30 tries in 25 tests) or Doug Howlett (Must be in the top 5 AB Try Scorers all time now).

    McAlister > Evans
    Kaino > Newby
  10. newby hasnt been much since leaving to otago..harding on the otherhand is doin an outstanding job for north harbour like a slower version of his brother..gud to have a decent 7 back up to braid for next year
  11. Southern man

    Southern man Guest

    Newby had a great game on Saturday lead the boys superbly, was one of our best players on the park.
    Newby has done alot more in rugby than Jerome ''potential'' Kaino, Kaino has showed glimpses of skill but over all he has done sweet FA.

    Harding is very very good around the park but doesn't always get stuck in at the breakdown, doesn't do the work at the breakdown that Newby does. Tim Boys is another otago flamker who will end up a better flanker than Harding, so Harding had to move if he wanted to get super 14 time.
    With Koonwaiyou, well someones trash is someone elses treasure. Sure he wouldin't be a Rokocoko or Sivivatu, but he is what we need a winger with abit of size who can create chances and has alot of pace. Similar to another players we got of Auckland is the late ninties in Romi Ropati. If we had him and Saunders on the wing we would have some pretty decent outwide.
  12. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    Koonwaiyou was arguably the form winger of the first few rounds. He would be an asset to any S14 team. And with regards to Tuitavake, Blues coaches and especially you Blues fans didn't care about him until he went to the Highlanders. The Highlanders made him the player he is, he has only continued this form into the NPC. Now that it looks like you will lose him it seems you want him.
  13. how about we keep all our players and you guys shut the f*** up aye???..

    if i was billionaire i wud buy all the aucklanders back and give them shared gametime and laugh at otago
  14. side note.........kidding

    i love otago!
  15. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    I dont really care if he stay's or goes - Sam is back in form, Rua Tipoki has been one of the form centres in the last 12 months and Atiga and Ward can slot in at 13 nicely. Sure, it would be nice to have him, but it isnt like he would be the one that would hold together and lead the backline.
  16. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    1 woodcock
    2 mealamu
    3 afoa
    4 a.williams
    5 mika
    6 collins
    7 braid
    8 n.williams
    9 devine
    10 lavea
    11 rocokoco
    12 mcalister
    13 tipoki
    14 howlett
    15 ward
    16 whitcome
    17 taumoupeou
    18 a.macdonald
    19 kaino
    20 poluleuligaga
    21 atiga
    22 tuitavake
    23 moa
    24 haiu
    25 ellison(draft)
  17. tupuki as captain?
    i dont think collins is all that, and if he wasnt captain, macdonald and kaino would be alot closer to pushing him out of his spot than they are now. so i dont think he will maek it into the starting 15. braid, kaino, macdonald, harling, williams etc etc. weve got class loose fowards coming out of our ears... any thoughts.

    as for newbie vs kaino, who was called up for the all blacks?
  18. Southern man

    Southern man Guest

    Kaino was.

    But which of the two has played test match rugby?

    Kaino has got alot of ability, but he has struggled to step up in super 12 and really dominated a game.
  19. 25 ellison(draft).......what?..we dont need him..
  20. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Mainly because we have losers like Pat Lam and Peter Sloane playing him out in the wrong jersey, or just not playing him at all.

    At least with Nucifora we finally have someone without any Bias and someone who will play the best players in thier best positons.

    Even despite losing the likes of Newby, Lauaki and Tuiali'li we still have one of, if not the best loose foward trio in the S14 (Kaino, Braid, N. Williams)...

    Each year we lose more and more players who go on to star elsewhere, yet we still just keep rolling out new All Blacks.

    The players I would protect for the 2006 S14

    1. Woodcock
    2. Mealamu
    3. Afoa
    4. Rawlison
    5. A. Williams
    6. Kaino
    7. Braid
    8. N. Williams

    9. Devine

    10. McAlister
    11. Rocokoko
    12. Sam/Tuitavakie
    13. Tipoki ©
    14. Howlett
    15. Ward

    16. Mr T
    17. Whitcombe
    18. Mika/McDonald (Leaning towards Mika for impact)
    19. Harding
    20. Moa
    21. Atiga
    22. Nacewa

    23. A. McDonald
    24. Lavea

    The suppose Tipoki could do as captain, although maybe we could relegate Rawlison and play either Nick Williams or McDonald at lock (preferably McDonald as Williams is a beast at No 8)
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