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    Pieman

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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:08 pm

    I would just like to see blokes who deserve the jersey get picked is all, especially for a 1 off exhibition game, which is essentially what this is.


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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:08 pm

    clearly he knows what he is doing though and who am I to criticise it when he gets results

    Out of curiosity, Is Mick Hagan the assistant coach?
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by dasherhalo on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:16 pm

    Very Happy

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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Oz Sport Mad on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:25 pm

    Pieman wrote:I would just like to see blokes who deserve the jersey to be picked is all, especially for a 1 off exhibition game, which is essentially what this is.

    Ideally they should just fuck this game off.

    Until then, incumbency just shouldn't apply to a few of those blokes that were 8th string call ups because the end of year international games are treated with such disdain.

    Having said that, Thaiday is in fine form and is certainly not one of those blokes.
    That is merely Pieman being the moronic simpleton that he undoubtedly is.
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:47 pm

    With Papalii and Friz both 1. in better form and 2. in the side there is just no reason for him to be there.
    He most certainly isnt in the top few players in the comp any more either.

    The fact that someone like fifita or wade graham misses out because of him is just disgusting

    in saying that there are also 5 or so other blokes who shouldnt be there so oh well
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by No Worries on Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:29 pm

    Pieman wrote:clearly he knows what he is doing though and who am I to criticise it when he gets results

    Out of curiosity, Is Mick Hagan the assistant coach?
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Dip on Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:29 am

    Wade Graham is over-rated. There, I said it.
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:20 am

    Considering he has only played 1 meaningful rep game, I think it's safe to say he is highly underrated

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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by leaguegod on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:28 am

    Samoa squad

    Leeson Ah Mau – St George Illawarra Dragons
    John Asiata – North Queensland Cowboys
    Fa’amanu Brown – Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
    Herman Ese’ese – Brisbane Broncos
    Sam Kasiano – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    Tim Lafai – St George Illawarra Dragons
    Joseph Leilua – Canberra Raiders
    Isaac Liu – Sydney Roosters
    Josh McGuire– Brisbane Broncos
    Peter Mata’utia – Newcastle Knights
    Sione Mata’utia – Newcastle Knights
    Suaia Matagi – Parramatta Eels
    Anthony Milford – Brisbane Broncos
    David Nofoaluma – Wests Tigers
    Kaysa Pritchard – Parramatta Eels
    Sauaso Sue – Wests Tigers
    Antonio Winterstein – North Queensland Cowboys

    Mate Ma’ Tonga Squad

    1. Will Hopoate – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    2. Daniel Tupou – Sydney Roosters
    3. Brenko Lee – Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
    4. Michael Jennings – Parramatta Eels
    5. Jorge Taufua – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
    6. Tuimoala Lolohea – New Zealand Warriors
    7. Ata Hingano – New Zealand Warriors
    8. Andrew Fifita – Cronulla Sutherland Sharks
    9. Siliva Havili – St George Illawarra Dragons
    10. Leilani Latu – Penrith Panthers
    11. Sika Manu (c) – Hull FC
    12. Felise Kaufusi – Melbourne Storm
    13. Sio Siua Taukeiaho – Sydney Roosters
    14. Sione Katoa – Penrith Panthers
    15. Joe Ofahengaue – Brisbane Broncos
    16. Siosaia Vave – Parramatta Eels
    17. Addin Fonua-Blake – Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
    18. Samisoni Langi – Penrith Panthers
    19. Patrick Kaufusi – North Queensland Cowboys
    20. Leivaha Pulu – Gold Coast Titans
    21. Sione Vea – Tongan Rugby League




    Samoa and tonga squads just keep getitng better

    jennings & Fifita playing for tonga is unreal, samoa a big chance V's england, milf gives them the play maker they have lacked in past games


    these teams consistently improving makes it a very exciting period for international league

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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Dip on Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:08 am

    Pieman wrote:Considering he has only played 1 meaningful rep game, I think it's safe to say he is highly underrated

    I think he's a terrific player, but I'm hearing a lot of comments on Facebook about how he should be a certainty in the test team. Personally I don't have him on the same level as Papalii, Gillett, Cordner, Klemmer, and Frizell, and have him the next rung down (which is still a fantastic player). In the NRL, other players I'd have in front of him in the back row include Taumololo, Burgess, and Gallen. In my books that puts him a fringe top 10 backrower with the likes of Lewis, Merrin, Thaiday, McGuire, Cooper, Whitehead, Jackson, Harris, Cartwright, Taupau etc. He is undoubtedly a better ball player than all those guys, but not as good a ball runner.

    At 26 years old, having played 1 Origin and no tests is about right imo.
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:30 pm

    I reckon he is clearly better than a couple of those guys you mentioned, I dont think he demands a starting spot in the aus team or even the NSW team.
    Bench nsw, definitly. Starting, maybe - yep.
    bench for aus - he certainly wouldnt be out of place.
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Mighty Fishes on Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:14 pm

    With these injuries this weekend its a shame that two SOO players are playing for other countries instead of us
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Mighty Fishes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:12 pm

    Looks like Tonga will without Fifita as he's been called into the Kangaroos squad.
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:23 pm

    It's also a travesty that Trbo bro's arent in the aus team. Fuck me they are good to watch.

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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by leaguegod on Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:58 pm

    Jake t is in now
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Finch on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:12 pm

    Ugh Packer.

    Honestly, I'm expecting to lose (Not that we ever win anyway) but because Kidwell just isnt a good coach.
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Mighty Fishes on Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:54 pm

    Finch wrote:Ugh Packer.

    Honestly, I'm expecting to lose (Not that we ever win anyway) but because Kidwell just isnt a good coach.

    Really? I was thinking this is your best chance in a while!

    I'm sure Packer would be 18th man or something but Thurston hast played in a few weeks Cronk has been pretty ordinary for his standards and we don't have any good props apart from Turbo and Boyd. I would say Fifita is a good prop but I worry about him giving away stupid penalties or stupid errors
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Finch on Mon May 01, 2017 5:05 am

    Mighty Fishes wrote:

    Really? I was thinking this is your best chance in a while!

    I'm sure Packer would be 18th man or something but Thurston hast played in a few weeks Cronk has been pretty ordinary for his standards and we don't have any good props apart from Turbo and Boyd. I would say Fifita is a good prop but I worry about him giving away stupid penalties or stupid errors

    Pretty sure Packer will be in the 17. He just doesn't do it for me, doesn't have that X-Factor. Too slow, what does he offer in attack?

    Why the fuck do we have Brandon Smith in the squad? For experience I know, but realistically he isn't going to get a run, not now, not in the World Cup. Luke is #1, followed by Nikorima, followed by Levi.

    Once again, Kidwell has no idea what he is doing. "Hmmm I know, let's pick a guy yet to make his NRL debut in the squad just because he might play for us in 3 years"

    If we are doing that, what about Matt Mcwillrick from the Tigers.

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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Finch on Mon May 01, 2017 5:06 am

    @MF

    In expecting to lose because we never win these games really. I'll gladly be proven wrong Very Happy
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    Re: May 5 test

    Post by Pieman on Mon May 01, 2017 8:44 pm

    Haha hey guys, Pieman here.
    Ive been on the piss all weekend and have come back to see Jordan Mclean in the aus squad photo?
    Now, if its even in a 18th man role.... what the fark is going on????

    Why is this guy wearing the australian jersey????

    Pieman does not understand.

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