Predicted Test teams

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  1. Panther_Daz

    Panther_Daz Moderator Staff Member

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    With Fiji v PNG, Samoa v Tonga and England v NZ next month, it would be nice to see some predicted team lists for the Test matches.

    I will start with my predicted Tongan side.

    1. William Hopoate
    2. David Fusitua
    3. Mahe Fonua
    4. Solomone Kata
    5. Robert Jennings
    6. Tui Lolohea
    7. Ata Hingano
    8. Andrew Fifita
    9. Siliva Havili
    10. Joe Ofahengaue
    11. Manu Mau
    12. Tevita Pangai Junior
    13. Jason Taumalolo

    14. Sio Siua Taukeiaho
    15. Peni Terepo
    16. Addin Fonua-Blake
    17. Sione Katoa

    I have left out Michael Jennings and Daniel Tupou (who will be available). Halves are a worry but have to stick with that combination after the WC and let them develop.
     
     
  2. adamkungl

    adamkungl Immortal

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    I reckon half the Kiwi team will dog it. Recent articles throwing big doubts on Marty Tapou and James Gavet
     
  3. Burns

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    That is a mighty Tongan team, as usual the halves are the weakness.

    NZ is a mystery and will depend who is released. I have huge doubt on Issac Luke and Shaun Johnson being released given their ongoing injuries and the Warriors form this season.

    Manly and Roosters having a mighty whinge, could see Ricky Stuart banning his respective players as well.

    While we are at it, Tonga should beat Samoa quite easily. England should beat NZ pretty well. PNG will edge Fiji.
     
  4. titoelcolombiano

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    England:
    1. Tomkins
    2. McGillvary
    3. Watkins
    4. Bateman
    5. Hall
    6. Widdop
    7. Gale
    8. Graham
    9. Roby
    10. Hill
    11. Currie
    12. Whitehead
    13. Burgess
     
  5. BuderusIsaBeast

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    NZ team
    1. RTS
    2. Jamayne Isaako
    3. Peta Hiku
    4. Esan Marsters
    5. Jordan Rapana
    6. Benji Marshall
    7. Shaun Johnson
    8. Jesse Bromwich
    9. Issac Luke
    10. Russell Packer
    11. Tohu Harris
    12. Kevin Proctor
    13. James Fisher Harris
    14. Brandon Smith
    15. Martin Taupau
    16. NAS
    17. Ben Matulino
     
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  6. deal.with.it

    deal.with.it Juniors

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    Only 5 warriors players if LP’s team is selected.
     
  7. Panther_Daz

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    Strong team. Love the bench.

    Not sure about Proctor on current form though?
     
  8. deluded pom?

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    I wish somebody had stopped Stuart from repping for Australia.
     
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  9. BuderusIsaBeast

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    Even with all the guys going to Tonga they have great depth. Probably need to find a spot for DWZ but wanted to give young Isaako ago.

    I’m not sold on him either but couldn’t think of anyone else
     
  10. Coastbloke

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    Hopefully with a coach that has some idea, the Kiwis can get back on track.
    Looking foward to the end of year Test against the 'Roos.
     
  11. NRLMad

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    Isaako has been amazing - came from Nowhere really. DWZ has to make the side so bad luck rapana I think
     
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  12. NRLMad

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    Jaydn Sua?
     
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  13. TheFrog

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    DWZ for Rapana. Also Hiku ahead of Whare leaves a big defensive hole.
     
  14. BuderusIsaBeast

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    I’m not sure if he’s sided with Australia or NZ but if the kiwis he’s worth a shout
     
  15. BuderusIsaBeast

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    Forgot all about Whare that’s a fair call
     
  16. TheFrog

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    Maybe Taylor for Proctor as well. JFH can play wide if necessary.
     
  17. adamkungl

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    Don't bother with the NZ side, the half of them that wouldn't rather be playing for Tonga will cave to their NRL clubs.
    Expect debutants galore, plus old man Benji when SJ pulls out.
     
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  18. Burns

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    Predicted: England 48 - NZ 6
     
  19. IntRLEnthusiast

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    Michael Mcguire is a top notch coach! The NZ team have some quality players even if a few pull out. I doubt England will smash them.
     
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  20. adamkungl

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    Sorry, I just don't believe anymore that Kiwi players hold the jersey in particularly high regard.
    Most of them would rather be playing for the Islands, the All Blacks, or Origin. The rest are doing coke for a laugh after getting flogged.

    Maguire has a huge job on his hands after the RLWC debacle.
     
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