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AFB rep eligibility

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by R3, May 12, 2016.

  1. R3

    R3 Bird gang affiliate

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    Since Adin got pulled out of the City Origin Team for playing for the junior kiwis, has anyone seen or heard an update on his intentions for senior rep footy going forward?
    I know he was born in Sydney and played in SG ball, Harold Matts, Jersey Fleg sides and ticks all the right boxes otherwise.
    So I'm wondering if he ticks 6/7 boxes roughly, can the matter be fixed so we might see him possibly earn a sky blue or kangaroos jersey one day?
    I feel like he's rightly entitled to play for his country of birth and even his Maori Mum and or Dad would be just as proud and understanding..

    This is a lot for an opening post sorry, but I'd love to see a 2017 starting prop pairing of James Tamou and AFB with Vave and Lawrence and Knight backing up from the bench.
    I rate AFB verrry highly as you can probably tell, but imagine that prop pairing! Marty and Symmonds on the edges and Jake T at lock ??:party:
    I'm enjoying 2016 and not looking that far ahead all the time, just having a moment @:blush:

    :whew::whew:
     
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  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    If Semi can play for Australia then could be eligible for anything he wants - however that would probably be Qld
     
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  3. R3

    R3 Bird gang affiliate

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    Funny but scary point! I've just been hoping to hear some follow up news on the whole issue.
    Big Mal and the QLD selection team make anything seem possible
     
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  4. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Any eligible player can change once 2 years have elapsed of their last rep game.

    Joey and Freddy are pushing to change thisfor Emerging Nations - NZ,UK and Oz excluded.

    Currently, if Semi is not picked as a Roo, he can not then be chosen for Fiji till 2018.
     
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  5. R3

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    Thanks @HappilyManly that gives me some hope he can still turn out for City,NSW and Aus :thumbsup:
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    There will still be roster changes till 30 June at any rate across all cubs

    I don't know why SBW would want to come back to league. He got the Premiership and now he wants the Olympic Medal.
     
  7. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Am I the only one that thinks a 4 nations with Aus/NZ/GB & Pacific Islands would be a cracker?
     
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  8. Fluffy

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    AFB gone for SBW??
     
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  9. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Don't understand your point.:think:

    Just like I don't get the man love for that self serving SBWurst :sick:

    AFB played for the Junior Kiwis, therefore he can not represent any other Country for 2 years.
     
  10. sean john

    sean john Haters gonna hate..

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    Where did this come from
     
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  11. Hgbcds

    Hgbcds Well-Known Member

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    Yes you probably are
     
  12. Enigma

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    I haven't seen such a promising forward for a long time and it is such a relief to have some forwards who are able to punch thru the defence after the last year or two where players tried hard but did not have the size and strength to make an impact. I actually believe this current pack has much more punch than the golden era pack from recent years. I think that team did incredibly well with mateship and tenacity with a will to win unmatched by any Manly team I have seen and maybe by any team full stop. The way they stood up to the giants of Easts , Souths And Dogs and then intimidated them along with the backs was amazing. I think the current lot have a lot going for them and if they can tap into the Manly ethos of recent years
     
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  13. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    then I am lost on your point about strong roster changes before June 30. Seemed you were suggesting AFB would be gone given that is who this thread is about. The only other player mentioned was SBW
     
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  14. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The roster of every Club does change right up to 30 June.

    My point was merely that as Fans, we are served up a roster that we can not influence.
     
  15. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I thought that it was DCE gone for SBW?
     
  16. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    New Zealand?

    That's in Queensland!
     
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  17. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    AFB shouldn't be eligible to play for MANLY let alone rep sides. Plodder - at best. You guys watch these Broncos forwards coming off the bench, and revert back to this post game.
     
  18. Garts

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    @Ryan I suspect you will be eating your words in the future. This kid has star written all over him. For Christs sake you had Cuthbo as a winger at one point :) Clearly no idea. haha. Although I did think Ash Alberts was a star and Matai was rubbish, so what would I know.
     
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  19. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    We all thought that, don't worry. I'll never forget some of the things Matabele was screaming at Matai in a trial against The Chooks at Gosford.
     
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