North Island XV vs South Island XV

North Island XV vs South Island XV

Post by Javed Hamid » Mon, 10 Apr 2000 04:00:00



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> This is done by place of birth.

> North Island Legends

<snipped three quarters>

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> First Five:  Carlos Spencer

        Does this player deserve any international jersey?? LOL! Orene Ai'i
would be a
better choice.

<snipped forwards>

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> South Island sad little men 15

        It appears that this team would have to look to RL ranks to be
competitive (invariably), if what Bobs & others suggest. There are a few
international players from the South Island who would bppst the team's
prospects.

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> Fullback:  Jeff Wilson
> Wing:  Brendan Laney (LOL)
> Centre:  Daryl Gibson
> Centre:  Mark Robinson
> Wing : ???? (LOL, couldn't find ANY)

        Parramatta Eels Junior Kiwi fullback David Vaealiki (from Canterbury
province) would have to enter the team, & Wilson would need to go to the
wing, if indeed there are no others. He could do with more sprint & speed
training, but he his strong in defence & running, & safe under the high ball
& in positioning.
        The Eels' current Kiwi Right Centre David Kidwell (from Canterbury)
could be especially strong on the right wing.

First Five:  Tony Brown

        BTW Manuel Edmonds could be from South Island, but don't know
whether he'd be eligible for any NZ rep team.

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> No 8:  Paul Miller

        Brisbane & Maroons centre/backrower Tonie Carroll is from
Christchurch, committed in defence & powerful in attack. Could be a dope No.
8.

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> Flank:  Reuben Thorne
> Flank:  John Blaikie

        Former Kiwi captain & hitman Quentin Pongia is a Greymouth product,
& Kiwi no nonsense prop Terry Hermannson is from Christchurch. Both could
play No 8 or openside flanker, I guess.

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> Lock:  Chris Jack (LOL)

        I think you wil find that the Otago Rugby Union are in negotiations
with Brisbane & Kangaroo giant second row/prop Brad Thorn to return to his
native Dunedin. He has a hankering to play for the All Blacks.
        In terms of ability he is tall enough & has the game to handle lock,
& has had his best year of League ever. Amazingly, he has put in two cross
field kicks from first receiver (!) to set up match winning tries, as well
as sprinting 40m from the base of the ruck to score an scorching try for a
forward.
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> Lock:  Todd Blackadder (c)
> Prop:  Davin Heaps
> ***  Mark Hammett
> Prop:  Dave Hewett (LOL, sad but true)

> http://SportToday.org/

> Comments: NI team will win easy. Simply throw it out wide or keep it in
> the forwards and the NI team will put 30-40 on them. Only place where it
> is equal is in the midfield and the only place where the SI team have
> the edge is the inside backs.

 
 
 

North Island XV vs South Island XV

Post by Roger Kippenberg » Tue, 11 Apr 2000 04:00:00

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>This is done by place of birth.

So what you're showing us is a sort of reverse urban drift of the
countries best rugby talent? Now why would that be?

 
 
 

North Island XV vs South Island XV

Post by John Cawsto » Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:00:00

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> >This is done by place of birth.

> So what you're showing us is a sort of reverse urban drift of the
> countries best rugby talent? Now why would that be?

Because, down South, they care more for the game.

JC

 
 
 

North Island XV vs South Island XV

Post by Gerr » Wed, 12 Apr 2000 04:00:00

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> >South Island sad little men 15

> >Centre:  Mark Robinson

He's from the 'Naki