The Blues WILL win Super 14 2006

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by Ripper, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    5 Weeks into the NPC and Im already going to say it.

    THE BLUES WILL WIN THE FIRST SUPER 14.

    There is no way we can lose it, we are stacked at every single postion, bar possibly Fly Half, but we have Luke McAlister, and quite frankly, thats all you need.

    The Line Up we will be able to pull out next year will make the 2003 Team look like a Manawatu Practice Squad.

    1. Woodcock
    2. Mealamu
    3. Afoa/Mr T
    4. Rawlison/Mika
    5. A. Willaims
    6. Kaino
    7. Braid
    8. Williams

    9. Devine/Moa

    10. McAlister
    11. Rocokoko
    12. Sam
    13. Atiga/Nacewa
    14. Howlett
    15. Ward/Nacewa (Depending if he wants to go to the Canes)

    In every postion we will have either current or former All Blacks (Williams and Ward will be on the end of year Tour mark my words), Rawlison apparently was approached by Jake White, and Nacewa wouldve pushed for an end of year spot if he hadnt played for a couple of seconds for Fiji in the 03 RWC.
     
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  3. koonwaiyou...tipoki...on the bench
     
  4. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Big call this far out, but not that unreasonable...........

    I rate Tuitavake better then the two possible centres you have included, hopefully he can be convinced/is selected in the Blues squad next year.......Tipoki would be an excellent back utility bench player as well.

    .......also like the look of the new Auckland halfback, appears to have a good pass and sound option taking.

    Not so convinced as you on how good Ward is though - he has never really captured that top form he produced a few years ago when Auckland won both NPC and Ranfurly shield.

    That could have been due to the fact both Auckland and the Canes started to use him more on the wing rather then his preferred fullback slot - I'll watch him with interest, he appears to me to be a player that plays better when he is also the goalkicker............his main problem for me is his knack of taking some poor options in attack and in turn he too often gets turned over of possession/penalised for not releasing the ball.
     
  5. Zambaman

    Zambaman Guest

    LOL, did you see Taranaki? I wouldn't be crowing too early if I were you.
     
  6. umosay

    umosay Guest

    Yeah, what happened Auckland?

    Chiefs will hammer the Blues again..
     
  7. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Minor setback, we had to lose sometime.

    Chiefs hammer the Blues? I suppose just like the way Waikato and BOP hammered Auckland...
     
  8. yeah, i would bet money on auckland winning.

    wookcock
    mealamu
    afoa
    macdonald/ rawlanson / hatu / mika
    williams
    collins
    braid
    kaino

    moa
    mcallister
    rocokoko
    tuitupo (very good form at the moment)
    tupuki ©/ tuitavaki
    howlett / koonyaoo / tupuki
    ward / nacewa / howett


    as for cheifs beating us, didnt north harbor thrash bop this week, and auckland thrash waikato last?
     
  9. rc_souljah

    rc_souljah Guest

    What about Holwell, surely he's in the mix?
     
  10. i think hes retired from super 12/14. well thats what someone said before.

    if he is available however, i would move mcallister over to 2nd 5/8 and have howell in 1st 5/8
     
  11. esoj

    esoj Guest

    not sure about holwell he is playing for northland in the npc but don't know if he will play next year in super 14.
     
  12. 187

    187 Guest

    this is a HUGE call to make like NZL Fan said... no doubt u guys will hav a good team stacked wit good players but that doesn't mean you'll win the Super 14.
    I'm not sure if this is a similar situation but do u remember our wellington lions team or hurricanes team when we had the best backline in the world on paper that is...

    9. Jason Spice
    10. David Holwell
    11. Jonah Lomu
    12. Pita Alatini
    13. Tana Umaga
    14. Lome Fa'atau
    15. Christian Cullen

    our forwards weren't too bad either.. and yet we only ended up winning the NPC once.
     
  13. our best backline on paper would destroy that team

    9.devine
    10.spencer
    11.caucau
    12.tuitupou
    13.gear
    14.howlett
    15.muliaina

    with rokocoko on the bench!!!!
    DAMMMM I LOVED 2003!!!


    anyways looking at both auckland and nth harbour we have a strong chance of winning the super14

    forwards:
    afoa
    tamoepeau
    woodcock
    mealamu
    witcombe
    dow
    ali williams
    rawlinson
    collins
    mcdonald
    mika
    braid
    harding
    nick williams
    kaino

    backs:
    devine
    polegagagagagaga..the dude wit the long name
    the reserve auckland npc halfback
    gibson
    mccalister
    howell
    lavea
    tuitupou
    tuitevake..if he wants to stay home this year
    tipoki
    atiga
    the new auckland fullback!!!!<the samoan guy..hes AWESOME!
    ward
    waqueseduadua
    rokocoko
    howlett
    koonwaiyou
    necewa

    look at the talent pool!!!!
    cant wiat till next years very first super14!
     
  14. loratadine

    loratadine Guest

    my moneys on the crusaders again.
     
  15. u dont have any money...your welsh
     
  16. scot

    scot Guest

    A New South Wales / Auckland grand final is probably not unlikely. Imagine 80, 000 people at Telstra Stadium to witness the biggest ever provincial game in the Southern Hemisphere in the Super 14's inaugral year.

    1. Dunning
    2. Frier
    3. Baxter
    4. Kanaar
    5. Vickerman
    6. Elsom
    7. Waugh
    8. Lyons
    9. Whitaker
    10. Norton-Knight
    11. Hewat
    12. Turinui
    13. Tuqiri
    14. Sailor
    15. Rogers

    1. Woodcock
    2. Mealamu
    3. Afoa/Mr T
    4. Rawlison/Mika
    5. A. Willaims
    6. Kaino
    7. Braid
    8. Williams
    9. Devine/Moa
    10. McAlister
    11. Rocokoko
    12. Sam
    13. Atiga/Nacewa
    14. Howlett
    15. Ward/Nacewa

    Now that's class.
     
  17. thats right u guys got sailor!!!

    i like em.even tho people talk nonsense about him here...
    he usually steps up his game when he is teamed with tuqiri as we have seen in the internationals...so i guess this would do him some good
    im hoping to see tuqiri at 13 with sailor outside him....there little rivalry on who can get the better..will only strengthen both players

    tuquri at centre!!!!!!!!....him and sailor will make a very dangerous combo on both defence and attack
     
  18. Dumbo

    Dumbo Guest

    Yup
     
  19. kaftka

    kaftka Guest

    And with just six words, a young relatively unknown Welshman dooms an entire professional rugby team more than 20,000kms away.
     
  20. its so true!!!!
     
  21. its going to be played at eden park...
     
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