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RL World Cup

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by manlyfan76, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Apparently Bunji has made himself unavailable after being left out of the train on squad! lol. Foz was captain last time and played great and if their forwards get a role on him and Johnston could be a good combo for them. Foz and Shaun Johnson could form a good 1/2- 5/8 combo for them for the next few years.
     
  2. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Watch NZ go without that hack in the team. Johnston and Foran are as good as anything we can put on the field.

    He's been holding that team back for years.
     
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    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Johnson is ordinary at times

      Id hardly say Marshall was holding us back winning a world cup and a 4 nations title
       
    • Lord Eagleton

      Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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      Sky Sports News in the UK is saying he made himself unavailable to concentrate on Union. Sydney media is saying he wasnt picked due to poor form. Which one is it then?
       
    • mozgrame

      mozgrame Well-Known Member

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      It's easier to make yourself unavailable once you haven't been picked. I probably won't even bother watching now. Rugby union requires total concentration, and the ability to conceal your yawns from team mates.
       
    • HappilyManly

      HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Manly will have players in Oz, Nz, Tonga, Samoa, France, Ireland :angel:

      Jorge qualifies for 3, wonder if he will go for Oz?

      Should be an event filled off-season
       
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

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      My Kiwi side

      1. Locke/Hoffman
      2. Vatuvai
      3. SKD
      4. Mannering(c)
      5. Perrett
      6. Foran
      7. Johnson
      8. JWH
      9. Luke
      10. Matalino
      11. Proctor
      12. Horo
      13. Harris - Pending on SBW's decision

      14. Packer
      15. Bromwich
      16. Leulai
      17. If SBW stays Harris onto the bench
       
    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member

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      Good forwards, good half and five-eight, but then the quality suffers when compared to the Australian centres, winger and fullback
       
    • Kiwi Eagle

      Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Hoffman a mile ahead of Locke and will get that spot

      SKD shouldn't be near a centre spot, Inu and Goodwin should be ahead of him, Nightingale is a favourite on the wing as well and I expect him to be above Perrett

      Jeremy Smith is another certainty in the pack if fit, Packer will be behind McKendry, had a pretty ordinary year, would probably guess Elijah Taylor may be ahead of Harris in the pack as well
       
    • DSM5

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      SKD shouldn't be in the team full stop.
       
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

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      It's the make up of the Azzuri that's I'm waiting for.
      Containing the likes of Gower(not ours), Campese, Laffrenchi, Mauro, the Mini brothers etc.

      Biggest disappointment is the idiotic move by Blake Ferguson imho had Hodges even been fit he would've taken his spot if he kept his nose clean, played good footy. Given the Furner's standing within the ARL I'll bet he'll never play for Australia. Also might've met that Jennings and Hayne would've played for Tonga and Fiji.
       
    • eagles2win

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      To me the World Cup has never really been about the big 3 - Australia, New Zealand and England but the 2nd tier nations and minnows.

      2nd tier nations - France, Wales, PNG

      minnows - the rest, I count Tonga, Samoa, Fiji etc in this because unlike the European Countries don't play tests every year.

      The Island nations traditionally struggle in the Northern Hemisphere.
      I also think the Scots will be the surprise packets of this tourny - like Irland and Fiji were in 2008.

      While people will complain about players switching Countries but the rules are the same in other codes of sport.

      Would love to see at the next World Cup this : Emerging Nations Trophy (next 12 best) - winner gets automatic selection into the next World Cup.
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

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      Whare must be a fair chance for the Kiwis.
      And Nightingale.
       
    • Sheikheagle

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      I agree SKD is ordinary at best. I hope we target him Saturday night
       
    • HoldenV8

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      Is Steve Matai in contention for either NZ or Samoa? If the Kiwis are serious about retaining their title then he's got to be a leading candidate for a centre spot, though he hasn't played for them since the 2010 ANZAC test.

      Or has Stevie done a Lyon and retired from rep footy?
       
    • Sheikheagle

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      Stevie got tired of being snubbed by kiwis and declared himself available for Samoa. Good luck to him.
       
    • manlyfan76

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      Ah Kearney... Isn't he doing well as Brisbane's defensive coach these days.
       
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      Italian Squad

      Carlo Napolitano : Head coach


      1. Christophe Calegari : Lezignan Corbieres,
      2. Terry Campese: Canberra Raiders.
      3. Gioele Celerino : North west roosters.
      4. Chris Centrone : North Sydney Bears
      5. Fabrizio Ciaurro : Tirreno sharks.
      6. Cameron Ciraldo: (World Cup vice-captain) – Penrith Panthers
      7. Ben Falcone: South’s Logan Magpies.
      8. Sam Gardel : South’s Logan Magpies.
      9. Aidan Guerra: Sydney Roosters.
      10. Ryan Ghetti : Northern Pride.
      11. Craig Gower: Newcastle Knights
      12. Gavin Hiscox: Central Capras
      13. Anthony laffranchi : St Helens.
      14. Vic Mauro : Salford Reds…
      15. *Anthony Minichiello: ( World Cup captain ) : Sydney Roosters.
      16. Mark Minichiello: Gold Coast Titans.
      17. Joshua Mantellato : Newcastle knights.
      18. Dean Parata : Parramatta EELS.
      19. Joel Riethmuller : North Queensland cowboys.
      20. Brendon Santi: West tigers.
      21. Jason Staltonstall: Warrington wolves
      22. James Tedesco: West Tigers.
      23. Ryan Tramonte: Windsor wolves.
      24. Paul Vaughan: Canberra Raiders.

      Shadow Players
      25. Remi Fontana Carpentras
      26. Jonathon Marcinczak Racing Club Albi
      27. Tim McCann Tweed heads.
      28. Ben Mussolino Manly sea eagles
      29. Nathan Milone West tigers
      30. Dominic Nasso Manly sea eagles
      31. Ray Nasso Avignon XIII
      32. Cedric Prizzon Villefrache en Rouergue.
      33. Ben Stewart Windsor wolves
      34. Dennis Tomarchio Canberra Raiders..
      35. Luke Vescio Parramatta eels
       

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