Pick Your Super 14 Squad

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by rc_souljah, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. rc_souljah

    rc_souljah Guest

    Hurricanes:
    24 protected players
    1.Joe McDonnel
    2.Neemia Tialata
    3.Tim Fairbrother
    4.John Schwalger
    5.Andrew Hore
    6.Mahonri Schwalger
    7.Ross Kennedy
    8.Jason Eaton
    9.Paul Tito
    10.Jerry Collins
    11.Ben Herring
    12.Rodney So'oialo
    13.Chris Masoe
    14.Piri Weepu
    15.Danny Lee
    16.Jimmy Gopperth
    17.Ma'a Nonu
    18.Tana Umaga ©
    19.Conrad Smith
    20.Lifeimi Mafi
    21.Hosea Gear
    22.Lome Fa'atau
    23.Roy Kinikinilau
    24.Shannon Paku

    I don't know how many players you get from the draft so i'll just say 5

    Draft Players
    1.Kurtis Haiu(Auckland)/Kevin O'Neill(Canterbury) or that other Cantab lock
    2.Taniela Moa(Auckland)
    3.David Holwell(Northland)
    4.Tim Dow(Northland)
    5.Isaia Toeava(Auckland)/George Pisi(North Harbour
     
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  3. tamoepeau,woodcock,afoa
    mealamu,???...dow?...
    n.williams,a.williams,rawlinson
    flavell,kaino,braid,collins,mcdonald
    devine,gibson,moa
    mccalister,lavea
    tuitupou,tuitevake,tipoki
    rokocoko,howlett,ward

    koonwaiyou
    haui
    waquesaduadua
    howell
    ????....

    i heard latui mite be moving back to auckland?..
    an necewa has signed up for the chiefs?

    any news?...
    we gotta very strong team lead by woodcock who has to be the best attacking scrumager in the world!!..he pummled afoa and mealamu last weekend

    i think dows a good shot at being in with aucklands under protected five,jus needs more direction with ball throwing come line out time
     
  4. Southern man

    Southern man Guest

    You can have as many draft players as you want, and with the portected players it is only a limit you don't have to have 24 protected players.

    Highlanders

    King
    Hayman
    Dermody
    macKintosh

    Oliver
    McDonald

    MacDonald
    Levi
    Ryan
    Donnelly

    Blackie
    Webb
    Newby
    Boys
    Waldrom (draft)

    Smylie
    Cowan

    Evans
    Toeava (draft)

    Mapusua
    Brew
    Tuipolotu/Tuitipou (draft)

    Saunders
    Lotawa

    Te Whare
    Clare
    Horton

    The first two draft players sound like they have been guaranteed, The draft midfielder would be a toos up. We might need another winger though.
     
  5. rc_souljah

    rc_souljah Guest

    It'll be interesting to see who starts at half for the highlanders. Could be another Danny Lee/Kelleher/Jimmy Cowan log jam
     
  6. 1)woodcock
    2)mealamu
    3)afoa
    4)rawlenson/flavel
    5)a.williams
    6)kaino
    7)flavel/braid
    8)n.williams
    9)devine
    10)mcallister/howell
    11)joe
    12)tupoki/mcallister
    13)tuituvaki/tupoki/tuitupo
    14)howlett
    15)ward

    16)mr T
    17)?
    18)macdonald
    19)braid/collins
    20)moa
    21)lavea
    22)necawa
     
  7. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    brumbies

    Bill Young
    Jeremy Paul
    David Fitter
    Al Campbell
    Mark Chisholm
    Daniel Heenan
    George Smith
    Jone Tawake
    George Gregan
    Matt Giteau
    Mark Gerrard
    Gene Fairbanks
    Stirling Mortlock
    Clyde Rathbone
    Adam Ashley-Cooper

    David Palavi
    Nic Henderson
    Julian Salvi
    Adam Wallace-Harrison
    Luke Burgess
    Stepehen Larkham
    Peter Owens
     
  8. Southern man

    Southern man Guest

    Why aren't any of the Blues fans picking Blowers in their squads?
     
  9. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Blues squad (what I think will be picked - not what I want.....ie. I'd have McAllister at first five for instance).

    1)Woodcock
    2)Mealamu
    3)Afoa
    4)Flavell
    5)A.Williams
    6)Kaino
    7)Braid
    8)N.Williams
    9)Devine
    10)Lavea
    11)Rokocoko
    12)McAllister
    13)Tuitavake
    14)Howlett
    15)Ward

    16)Mr T
    17)Rawlinson/Haui (They may try hard to get the one that misses out as part of positions 25-28).
    18)Macdonald
    19)Waquasiduadua
    20)Gibson
    21)Atiga
    22)Necawa
    23)Very young Auckland fullback/first five (name escapes me....)
    24)Blowers - probably Blowers as he must have been guaranteed a start in Super 12 to come back.......

    (I think they may try to get a back up hooker on the draft (Witcombe out) and a fourth prop, Justin Collins may get an exemption to be added as the 25th player like last year.....)
     
  10. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    I think either MacDonald, Blowers or Kaino will start at 8 for the Blues. Williams will struggle at S14 level, he doesn't have the workrate to make it at that level.
     
  11. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Well he had some storming performances at Lock (where he's never played before) last super 12, so I think he might do better in a position he is at least familiar with..........
     
  12. scot

    scot Guest

    1. Greg Holmes
    2. Stephen Moore
    3. Anthony MathisoN
    4. Hugh McMeniman
    5. Mark Connors
    6. Tom McVerry
    7. David Croft
    8. John Roe
    9. Sam Cordingley
    10. Elton Flatley
    11. Henari Veratau
    12. Lloyd Johansson
    13. Ben Tune
    14. Drew Mitchell
    15. Chris Latham

    16. Sean Hardman
    17. Rodney Blanke
    18. Mitchell Chapman
    19. James Sua
    20. Josh Valentine / Tim Atkinson
    21. Julian Huxley / Berrick Barnes
    22. Peter Hynes
     
  13. Southern man

    Southern man Guest

    Toeava, I had him in my Highlanders squad as the word down here is that he won't be protected by the Blues and is the Highlanders top target.
     
  14. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    I thought Blowers went to Counties i.e in the Chiefs Zone.
     
  15. get your own players [​IMG]
     
  16. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    No he signed for Auckland.
     
  17. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    Who would captain that side? Just read an interesting article on Xtra about Collins, who unless he can get an exemption to be a 25th protected player looks set to be dropped. He has been a good leader but nobody elses stands out as good leadership material in the Blues.
     
  18. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Troy Flavell [​IMG] .

    No, I think they would get Collins again....Even though there are much better players in the squad [​IMG]
     
  19. ..::ERIC::..

    ..::ERIC::.. Guest

    Well if they are planning on letting Tuitupou leave the region and get drafted into the Highlanders, why not have the NH 10,12,13 combination with Tipoki as captain? Sure it is a big gamble but they have worked well together, and if most people are wrong and they opt for Tuitupou afterall move Tipoki to centre and still try protect Tuitavake.
     
  20. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    What a dumbarse...

    Why not sign somewhere where he might actually start? Like Wellington.
     
  21. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Good point - for that reason alone they may make McDonald the starting blindside (and captain), with Kaino/Williams being used in rotation at no 8 (remember it is a longer competition with a lot more travelling/time on tour for the New Zealand/Australian teams - rotation will be a must to maintain freshness)......If Collins makes the extended squad he could play and captain whilst resting McDonald.

    Braid would have to be rested as well at times, so McDonald could change to open side to allow both Kaino/Blowers (blindside) and Williams/Blowers (no 8) to start.
     
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