Troy Flavell

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by ALLBLACKS, Sep 18, 2005.



    I think this is a good move for Flavell and NZ rugby,If he can clean up his act and just play rugby instead of always commiting a stupid penalty he can be a great player.

    Flavell considers move to Crusaders
    The Crusaders are one of three New Zealand franchises scrambling for former All Black forward Troy Flavell's services for next year's Rebel Sport Super 14 rugby series.

    Flavell's New Zealand agent, Rob Brady, confirmed last night that Japan-based Flavell had "spoken directly with the Crusaders coaching staff" about a possible move to Canterbury.

    "Troy has come back to me and said he would consider going there," Brady said.

    Canterbury Rugby Union chief executive Hamish Riach and Crusaders coach Robbie Deans declined yesterday to comment about the Flavell bid.

    The Wellington and Auckland unions are also negotiating for Flavell's services, Brady said.

    The former North Harbour blindside flanker-lock played 15 tests for the All Blacks between 2000 and 2001, but was overlooked by John Mitchell and Robbie Deans for the 2003 World Cup.

    Flavell, 28, joined Japanese club Toyota last year despite a plea by new All Blacks coach Graham Henry to stay in New Zealand.

    Brady said Flavell's return was not "a done deal". Terms had yet to be agreed with the New Zealand Rugby Union. The selection deadline for aspiring 2006 Super 14 players is October 11.

    Brady confirmed Flavell felt he had some unfinished business in New Zealand.

    "First and foremost he would be the first to admit that he didn't reach his potential as an All Black, and he wants to come back and do that.

    "Secondly, there's the next World Cup, and thirdly, there's his relationship with Graham Henry."

    Brady said Flavell had had some dialogue with Henry, and "Graham's a guy that Troy would want to play for".

    There had been "extensive interest" in Flavell's services, not only from the five Super 14-base franchises, but also from "teams that are being promoted to the (Air New Zealand NPC) first division".

    Brady said players returning from overseas were a "cost-efficient" option to New Zealand unions because they did not attract the $125,000 transfer fee applied to All Blacks transferring internally between unions.
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  3. nah...

    he shouldnt go to any of the top provinces..he should go back to north harbour

    to much competition in the top provinces!

    look at all there looseys and locks that the top provinces have...its too much competition
    he shud settle in north habour with rawlinson at lock..or at 6

    imagine the combo he and nick williams would form!!!
  4. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    lol, so you would rather have him starting at Harbour and on the bench on the Blues?
  5. where is he gonna fit in the blues?



    Yeah he fits in perfect with Canterbury either replacing Maxwell since hes gone or he can switch places with Thorne.
  7. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Your the one who said he should go to Harbour, which, last time I checked, was in the Blues Zone.
  8. lol, phew, so im not the only one going mad around here!

    yeah no room for him in the blues, but would love to see him team up with williams, if he were to go to harbor (and kaino if he made it into the blues)
  9. do you wanna fight ripper?..
  10. bluesfan

    bluesfan Guest

    Lol TAKE HIM!

    He is a muppet.

    And he is thick.

    Bet you he stomps on someone, or bites, or punches someone, and ends up suspended in the Super 14, till he fades away to obscurity.
  11. mark_shaw

    mark_shaw Guest

    Ive seen troy flavell wondering around grey lynn in central auckland a few times now..could this mean anything?

    also...the guy who posts as 'all blacks'

    whats up with ur players thing like cullen-tongan lomu-tongan etc thing?

    last time i looked cully wasnt an islander mate? and what are u trying to prove
    that tongans and samoans are good at rugby..we already knew that mate.


    I was just pointing out which players had Islander Blood in them.
  13. cavan

    cavan Guest

    Cullen - a Tongan? Are u sure?
  14. nik

    nik Guest

    i thought cullen was samoan, n maori...he played for the NZ maori couple of years ago against england.


    Yea im not too sure,I didnt say he was Tongan,I was just saying he has Tongan Blood in him.

    The NZ Herald and the Taimi Tonga both did family tree studies and found out his Grandmother has Tongan and German lines or something along those lines.
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    woah pretty crowded with andrew blowers about...

    lets see....ali williams,nick williams,angus mcdonald,jerome kaino,daniel braid,troy flavell,curtis haiu(?),gus collins...too much of these guys should sign up wit the new perth team
  17. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    Yeah, bit of a log jam there............

    Looking at it you would obviously have to have Flavell and Ali Williams as locks, and Rawlinson is maybe the form lock of the NPC.

    That leaves a choice between Mika/McDonald/Blowers/Kaino/Nick Williams/Braid/Collins/Curtis..........

    Braid would have to be picked as the only specialist no 7. Blowers wouldn't have signed if he wasn't in the Blues, so consider him in (perhaps more as an impact player unless injuries occur). McDonald covers Lock, both flanks and no 8 - so he must be picked due to versatility. Kaino will not be released.

    That then leaves Mika, Nick Williams, Collins and Curtis going for maybe only 2 positions.

    Collins is gone, unless he can get the exemption mentioned in that article.......

    Nick Williams is the only "true" no 8, and it would be a travesty if he was released -so good selection will see him in the final mix.

    Curtis is an up and comer and I am suggesting he will get the nod over the more experienced, versatile Mika who will be released (unless Auckland can get him back as part of the other 4 squad positions when the super 12 coaches sit down to sort out the player pool).
  18. doesnt flavel also play 7? possibly replace braid actually...
  19. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    No Flav has never played openside, only 6 and lock................Braid is a must for the Blues.........
  20. Ripper

    Ripper Guest

    Dear. God. No.
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