nonu signs for auckland

Discussion in 'Super Rugby' started by mania, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. mania

    mania Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    934
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Samoa

  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. TobyBeastTeague

    TobyBeastTeague Senior Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2015
    Messages:
    3,349
    Location:
    Tavistock, Devon
    Country Flag:

    England

    Club or Nation:

    Exeter

    Will he be in RWC contention?
     
  4. mania

    mania Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    934
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Samoa

    he'd be eligible. i didnt even think of that
     
  5. Jabby

    Jabby Senior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,163
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Otago

    i really do find this baffling, his already tried to come and and carry this team once and at least time he was only 30ish, if i was a blues member i'd be demanding to know how much he's getting paid
     
  6. eidde

    eidde Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Messages:
    58
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Hawke's Bay

    I just want to see him and Laumape run into each other at full speed
     
    • Like Like x 4
  7. mania

    mania Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    934
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Samoa

    irresistible force meets irresistible force
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. eidde

    eidde Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Messages:
    58
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Hawke's Bay

    Any word on what province he'll be playing for at npc level?
     
  9. Bean

    Bean Senior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2014
    Messages:
    296
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Chiefs

    That is a big No No.
     
  10. tryscoreblack

    tryscoreblack Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Do you think he will play as a starter?
     
  11. mania

    mania Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    934
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Samoa

    apparently nonu is at the fittest he's ever been and is training well
    looking forward to this
     
  12. Steeler

    Steeler Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2018
    Messages:
    149
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Manawatu

    don't quite believe that at 37 lol

    glad he's in good nick tho, good to see him back
     
  13. Umaga's Witness

    Umaga's Witness Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    303
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Hurricanes

    it's interesting that SBW has been named as "midfield back" on teh blues website, whereas nonu is "second five-eighth", aumua and telea "centre". I'm probably reading more into this than i should but maybe that means they see a nonu 12 SBW 13 combo as an option.

    i think nonu will be there more for a leadership role, particularly off the field. telea, as far as i can tell,is a really modest kinda guy with a good work ethic and would really lap up any lessons he can get. maybe aumua is more the type that could benefit from being humbled a bit and would benefit form a squad where everyone as working hard so its cut and dry that that's how it's done. (disclaimer: i know little about these people, and apologise if i'm wrong and happy to be called out on it).

    in summary, i'm saying a Nonu at the end of his career just adds to the professional role models along with SBW, and could be good for the young centres in particular.

    in terms of whether he starts or not, i'd say they'd want one of SBW and nonu starting (which will be SBW except if he's injured or rested/rotated) with one of the young guys next to him. nonu on the bench probably if SBW is starting.
     
  14. Umaga's Witness

    Umaga's Witness Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2012
    Messages:
    303
    Country Flag:

    New Zealand

    Club or Nation:

    Hurricanes

    i'm talking about the blues there, don't know about auckland
     
Enjoyed this thread? Register to post your reply - click here!

Share This Page