mapusua gone to saracens

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by esoj, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. esoj

    esoj Guest

    well another promising player is headed up north. he has been a great player for the highlander and otago and I am sure will be missed. he was one of their better players over recent years and will be a big hole to fill

    full story here http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/536641/705630
     
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  3. He was awesome for me back in the day when i was the highlanders in rugby 2005 :p
     
  4. guess we will finally see him wear the manu samoan jersey at the rugby world cup
     
  5. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    I think I see what your talking about, I hope I see what your talking about... think the mapusua story may not be over yet. The guy's to good for the northern hemisphere... Henry's eye's are every where...
     
  6. well hes off...hes tried his luck with the abs and only got as close as the junior abs and the allblack trials..

    and in his interview with tv 3 he said hed play for samoa at the world cup

    mmmmm sounds gravy...brian lima and mapusua in the midfield...with faatau and david lemi on the wings and hopefully loki cricton at fullback
     
  7. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    This deserves a meh.

    Only a loss for Otago.
     
  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    yeah don't think he would have made the abs but he has been at otago for around 5-6 years and too fill a spot with his experince will be very hard to do
     
  9. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Big loss for Highlanders, never really hard a solid backline, and it'll be all the more flimsy without him.

    Always respected him since he score a heap of tries against us (Southland) v Taranaki way back in the late 90s. Will be deserved reward to represent Manu Samoa.
     
  10. ^^^yeh i just hate how they commit themselves to the abs and when they dont make it..."ill jus go play for my island team"...

    that sux....hes a class player,im sure hes been asked before to play for samoa..but wateva
     
  11. Gay-Guy

    Gay-Guy Guest

    He lacked that vital ingredient for a top international midfielder...........pace....
     
  12. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    which seems to be the only thing lacking...
     
  13. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    If he could have offloaded in the tackle during the Tah's game... could have been a big help.
     
  14. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    True, but then the Highlanders only needed to catch the ball 2 more times and they wouldn't have conceded any tries, which were very soft (yeah yeah conditions)
     
  15. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    The Southern boys should have been used to the conditions so I think that game really got away from them... shame about the ball handling... BUT the Tah's I think didn't play that well... and thats really good news.
     
  16. Candyman

    Candyman Guest

    I think this is a big loss to the highlanders it will be hard to replace him in the backline.

    Out of any of you southern guys who do you think would be a good replacement for him in the team???
     
  17. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    From Highlanders region, NZ or overseas?

    Tuitavake?
     
  18. Candyman

    Candyman Guest

    Well i was hoping from the southern region that was a good choice
     
  19. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Jason Kawau did well against the Cats...
     
  20. Candyman

    Candyman Guest

    yes yes he did that another excellent choice dave
     
  21. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Why thank you kind sir, and what a fine gentleman you are. Good day :run:
     
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