Sione Lauaki

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by bates, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. bates

    bates Guest

    Morning all,

    After NZ winning the TNC my weekend started just fine, especailly cause most of the time some of the AB are playing for the Chiefs :D .
    I mean Richard Kahui, Sione Lauaki, Mils Muliaina and Sitiveni Sivivatu.

    But my favorite stays Lauaki, when you see him play for the Chiefs he sometimes has some true highlights, but when playing for the AB it seems he's not really delivering. Reffering to the TNC were he made so many handling errors <_<

    So what's your opinion about him and his capacities?

    At moderators, I 'm not going to start a topic about every AB ;)
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  3. Haysie

    Haysie Guest

    That's why he's seen as such of a star by the mooloos and not when he plays for the AB's. He's too much of an individual player to excel at such a top level. I see him chip-kick and goose-step and do stupid things all the time at both levels, but at the Super 14 and ANZCup level he can get away with them more often because he is contesting at a lower standard of competition.
  4. bates

    bates Guest

    True, you have a point there.
    But as the Chiefs are seeing as a team that normally ends in the middle of the S14, there's not that much pressure and sometimes he really brings some added value, but idd talking about the AB, I agree he can't handle it.
  5. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    Not a fan. He frustrates me whenever he runs with the ball. You watch him, he is as upright as a flagpole. Every. Time. He has no concept of gravity or motion. He very rarely makes ground when running at international level. He also has a very poor work rate for a loosie. He's an All Black because of his supposed impact, but whenever he is on the field the guys around him just have to work that much harder.
    He can get away with it at provincial/Super 14 level, or takes on smaller guys. Then he has a real impact on a game. He's just not up to International standard though. And I don't know if he ever will be. Seems to struggle with basic skills too. Holds the ball like a handbag. That's why he drops it half the time.

    Not a bad player for Waikato. When he's at his best he's great to see.
  6. Charles

    Charles Guest

    Maybe they should swap with his brother, he seems a lot more serious ...
  7. candybum

    candybum Guest

    hmm sometimes when Lauaki has the ball its seems like hes dropping his nuts ay like he runs it up like a b*t*h. But yeahin saying that, as you said, he has provided some quality highlights because when hes "switched on" hes a great player to watch. Unfortunately hes an inconsistent player, so when hes off... dude he needs to be subbed!
  8. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    lauaki is alright at provincial level, but i reckon he's a player who's better suited to league.
  9. he scored some good trys in the 3N this year tho....
  10. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    what to say?

    He loves to take a breath [​IMG]

    Is all Maori guy [​IMG]

    Owns self web page

    Is great player [​IMG]

    Guess injured this guy [​IMG]

    And is 5 years older than me

    He is great brother, I agree your taste
  11. That was Kahui who buggerd Matt Tait.

    I like to watch him, im a genuine fan, powerful players are great to watch but when this guys off form hes unbearable.
  12. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Surely. Rugby is associated to huge strong men

    And it is one of the leading charms of this amazing play


  13. candybum

    candybum Guest

    He's not Maori is he?
  14. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    For example look at this picture

    So strong, so heavy, so sluggish, so dynamic and so fascinating!

    I would call this picture Titans

  15. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (LeksoRugby @ Sep 19 2008, 06:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I'd call that picture '10 minutes in the bin'
  16. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (candybum @ Sep 19 2008, 09:12 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Nah he's Tongan but just has Maori tatoo on his arms. Alot of players have heaps of tatoo from different cultures these days thou, so it's sometimes hard for people to distinguish from what ethnicity the person wearing the tatoo are affiliated.
  17. bates

    bates Guest

    True, he's Tongan.

    But Most of the Pacific Islands have their own Tattoos, example Samoa, Tonga, NZ ( Maori) due to their Polynesian roots.
  18. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    Ooo I was judging from his tattoos

    Well, he's Tongan and plays for NZ

    I guess it is frequent thing, as Tana Umaga also was Tonga based NZ

    O I like Tana very much, he was my favorite foreigner


    And he gently gently gestures ME :D :lol: :p :lol: :p :p :p

  19. bates

    bates Guest

    Currently you have 2 big immigrations waves in NZ : Asians and Pacific Islanders.

    Most players ask for NZ nationality and the play for the AB, like Sitiventi, Lauaki, Umaga etc...
  20. candybum

    candybum Guest

    Tana is samoan
  21. Charles

    Charles Guest

    and he was born in NZ as well.
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