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Australian team for October 14 test Vs NZ

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    The team
    Brett Stewart,
    Greg Inglis,
    Mark Gasnier,
    Justin Hodges,
    Jarryd Hayne,
    Greg Bird,
    Cooper Cronk,
    Brent Kite,
    Cameron Smith (capt),
    Petero Civoniceva,
    Nathan Hindmarsh,
    Ryan Hoffman,
    Paul Gallen.
    Kurt Gidley,
    Willie Mason,
    Steve Price,
    Michael Crocker.

    Congrats Brett Stewart and Brent Kite

  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,392 /402
    Full strength, this would be my Australian side:-

    01. Karmichael Hunt
    02. Israel Falou
    03. Justin Hodges
    04. Mark Gasnier
    05. Greg Inglis
    06. Darren Lockyer
    07. Johnathan Thurston
    08. Willie Mason
    09. Cameron Smith
    10. Steve Price
    11. Nathan Hindmarsh
    12. Ryan Hoffman
    13. Luke O'Donnell

    14. Danny Buderus
    15. Luke Bailey
    16. Brent Kite
    17. Andrew Ryan

    so the side they have listed is a joke !
  3. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +844 /25
    Smith is a 80 minute player so Buderous is a waste on the bench. I would have Stewart over Hunt myself but the selectors would not.
  4. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

    +9,392 /402
    Minichello will be back totally firing next year anyhow...so both Hunt and Stewart will probably be playing Club footy i'd say mate.
  5. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +844 /25
    I dont think he will be the same player again. Alot of people seem to not give Stewart the recognition he deserves, he has the most complete game of all the fullbacks running around at the moment and is only getting better.
  6. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

    +29 /1
    Watmough really played himself out of a spot on Sunday night.
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,608 /80
    Says a lot about what the selectors think of Inglis as a 5/8 when they are picking a backrower ahead of him in that spot for the national team. Actually says a lot about the quality of 5/8's in general. I thought the Inglis/Cronk combo would have been a perfect one.
  8. SilentBob

    SilentBob Well-Known Member

    +4 /0
    Can't believe Kite is starting ahead of Price, Price has been awesome this year.
    Watmough lost his spot to Crocker after last nights effort.

    Glad to see Smith get the captiancy, hopefully it's a nod to the future, I would hate to see us Thurston leading the national side.
  9. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

    +1,324 /37
    Yeah, Australian selectors wanted someone who can take out the strike weapons in the NZ squad.
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    And get sent off ? Inglis would have been picked other than Stuart has his hands up bird's arse..
  11. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +109 /2
    Australian coach Ricky Stuart said grand final performances were an integral part of the selection making process.

    ``Obviously last night (Sunday) was a big part for the selectors to sit down and watch and make a decision on,'' he said yesterday.

    Hah! So players like Watmough that can make the GF get over-looked for big-match players like Gallen. What is a big match for Gallen, avoiding the wooden spoon for the Sharks who will never get near a GF. Stuart is a wanker.

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