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Kiwis V Oz

Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by ozenzud, Sep 28, 2018.

  1. ozenzud

    ozenzud Juniors

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    Any vibes/news about how this test match is selling? Only two weeks away. I have this terrible feeling that the world cup hangover and lack of real promotion is going to see it be a very disappointing crowd, which the NZRL really doesn't need.

    Was thinking of going up to it myself but in the end didnt sort.
     
  2. kiwileaguefan

    kiwileaguefan Juniors

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    9k at the start of the week
     
  3. Burns

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    16K would be good. The Tonga match sold out.
     
  4. Blair

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    Playing a league test in October is hopeless, once the NRL GF is done and dusted the season feels over.

    It's different for the Tongans, that's all about their intense national pride and spirit. We don't have that on their level. Well, not in such a motivational and expressive way. Their test is like a festival for them, and the rest of us are allowed to join their party.
     
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  5. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    Will the junior kiwis be playing the junior kangaroos beforehand?? Love seeing the new up and coming talent and future superstars of the game on show.
     
  6. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    I actually quite fancy the kiwis chances in this one. Do the kiwi public have a history of turning up on the day rather than buying tickets in advance??
     
  7. Walter sobchak

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    What’s the weather usually like in Auckland during October??
     
  8. Walter sobchak

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    Wasn’t it 9k the week before?
     
  9. Blair

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    *national pride and spirit*.

    Weather in Auckland in October? From memory, cool with showers, with intermittent warm, dry spells!
     
  10. Walter sobchak

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    Ok. Cool.

    I guess I should have asked are kiwis put off by the cold and wet weather for outdoor sporting events ??
     
  11. SpaceMonkey

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    Rain will hurt attendance, same as most places.
     
  12. Rich102

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    Possibly why pre-sales are down.
    Either that or nobody cares.
     
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    I noticed you didnt have an avatar. You should consider the pic below.
    220px-Patrick_Star.png
     
  14. playdaball

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    I’ve Supported the Kiwis since attending games at Carlaw Park with my Dad back in the 70s. Some of my best RL memories relate to the Kiwis e.g. 1985, 3rd test, 18-0, 1991 victory in Melbourne, WC victory in Brisbane, 2008 plus other games. After last year’s performance, many fans are still not happy with our national team.
     
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    Yep. Its a triple header. Jr kiwis first then Kiwi ferns then Kiwis.
     
  16. Matua

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    Yep, last year has left a stain ... not so much the players but the organisation, for hiring an inept coach and then letting him run the team into the ground.
     
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  17. Walter sobchak

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    With there being no more Holden cup I’m not sure of who the standout players are for the junior kiwis. Heard a lot about tavita-Harris and Tom ale and a few kids from souths like Patrick Herbert and mawane hirtoi(think that’s his name). Any others to keep a lookout for??
     
  18. Blair

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    Don't forget the sensational '83 upset at Lang Park. Our '87 win there, with a young side, was totally unexpected.
     
  19. Walter sobchak

    Walter sobchak First Grade

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    I remember the 1995 RLWC semi-final at Huddersfield against the Aussies and watching you beat the kangaroos at north stadium in either the late 90’s or early 00’s I think. The Paul brothers were immense that night.
     
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    A win against the Aussie’s would rectify that and then some with a exciting young kiwi side.
     

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