Japan to play "classic All Blacks" side

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Gavin, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Gavin

    Gavin Guest

    ** Japan will play two matches against a "Cassic All Blacks" side including legends such as Jonah Lomu :bana: and Carlos Spencer :cheers: in May as preparation for the World Cup, Japanese officials have announced.

    The New Zealand side - to be captained by Andrew Mehrtens - will play Japan on May 9th in Kobe and three days later in Tokyo **

    Now this will be a good match, watching the legends of New Zealand rugby getting out together again.. But just thinking who will be playing fly-half, seeing Spencer and Mehrtens are both on the team squad.. :huh:

    Who's coaching this team as well? Maybe another All Black great player or coach..
     
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  3. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    John Kirwan.
     
  4. John Kirwan? a fact or a sarcasm?
     
  5. mimic

    mimic Guest

    John Kirwan is the coach for Japan

    The New Zealand team will also include Justin Marshall and Jeff Wilson.
     
  6. Riot

    Riot Guest

    oh yeah? who else is in the classic team?
     
  7. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

  8. ASHman

    ASHman Guest

    here is a link to all the players going to be in the classic team.

    HERE

    its funny how japan really hates nz for taking the 2011 world cup away from them but now have a kiwi coach and are planning on playing the 'classic' all blacks. they must be kissing some arse now for the 2015 world cup and must be paying the NZRFU a lot of money for this game.

    ashman

    PS コーチ(coach)

    ピーター・スローン (Peter SLOANE)
    ジョン・ハート (John HART)
     
  9. woosaah

    woosaah Guest

    Interesting

    Here is the team if you cant be bothred reading it

    Dave Hewett
    Joe McDonnell
    Gordon Slater
    Matt Sexton
    Royce Willis
    Simon Maling
    Charles Riechelmann
    Scott Robertson
    Sam harding
    Ron Cribb
    Justin Marshall
    Mark Robinson
    Carlos Spencer
    Andrew Mehrtens
    Tony Brown
    Scott Mcleod
    Mark Ranby
    Jonah Lomu
    Eric Rush
    Bruce Reihana
    jeff Wilson

    :)
     
  10. 187

    187 Guest

    it ain't a very exciting team. they coulda selected a better team than that, everyone probably tied up wit club committments
     
  11. Why do every invitational side that have played in recent years insist on using our trio of big-name Kiwi's?

    All of them? Every time?

    There are a few players among the forwards I know little to nothing about, but that set of backs can probably still do quite a job.
     
  12. melon

    melon Guest

    Because they are exciting players and people want to watch them again.

    That's my best guess..
     
  13. ASHman

    ASHman Guest

    you could say that about the England rugby team for the last 100 years.

    ashman
     
  14. you could say that about the England rugby team for the last 100 years.

    ashman
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    It's a thread about New Zealand rugby, so let's take the **** out of England. :huh:

    Figures.

    Back on topic - how old is Eric Rush now? One of the older guys in there surely?
     
  15. melon

    melon Guest

    He turner 42 last month SFW.
     
  16. ASHman

    ASHman Guest

    you could say that about the England rugby team for the last 100 years.

    ashman
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    It's a thread about New Zealand rugby, so let's take the **** out of England. :huh:

    Figures.

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    mate, taking the **** out of england is apart of new zealand rugby.

    if you go here then you will be able to see the players stats.

    ashman
     
  17. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Guy's not sure if anyone noticed but it's a 'classic' All Black side... kinda means that the players are going to be a bit older...

    "it ain't a very exciting team. they coulda selected a better team than that, everyone probably tied up wit club committments"

    Great line there bud, did you think of it all by yourself?
     
  18. melon

    melon Guest

    It seems some people neglect to read the thread heading.
     
  19. Holy cow, did u say Eric is playing??? I met him a few months back when he was here with Austin Healey! man, that guy IS old... :p
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  20. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    He's still fit as though (Rush that is).
     
  21. mimic

    mimic Guest

    Wheres Cullen?

    Sexton wasn't an All Black.. How'd he get there? To make up the numbers?
     
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