RLWC17 squads

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  1. adamkungl

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    Former Tonga coach Jim Dymock has been spotted in the French camp.
    When will the NRL do something about this!
     
  2. morningstar

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    Confirmation squad naming for gameday will follow NRL conventions...

     
  3. Ari Gold

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    Remember when Mark Mexico played for PNG! What a farce #leagueincrisis
     
  4. The Changing Man

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    Au 23/24
    Eng 24/24
    France 24/24
    lebanese 1/24

    NZ 21/24
    Samoa 4/24
    Scotland 0/24
    Tonga 2/24

    Ire 6/24
    PNG 20/24
    Wales 10/24

    Fiji 6/24
    Italy 2/24
    USA 14/24

    Overall...157/336 or 47% homegrown.......better than last time out IIRC. The problem is that if (as I expect) Tonga do really well, it'll mean squat for Tongan domestic RL.....
     
  5. Warriors Fever

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    Tonga have 4 born in their squad
    And Scotland have 1
     
  6. The Changing Man

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    IRONY.......not your strong point eh?
     
  7. Ari Gold

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    The numbers dont tell the full story though... Italy have 3 additional homegrown players travelling and training with the 24 man squad.
     
  8. morningstar

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    Think you are out a little bit with the splits, there are only 334 players as well due to USA & PNG only naming 23 man squads...

    England - 23/24
    Australia - 23/24
    France - 23/24
    Lebanon 1/24 (Ahmad Ellaz, Nick Kassis, Andrew Kazzi, Anthony Layoun, Mitchell Mamary, Bilal Maarbani, Jaleel Seve-Derbas, Elias Sukkar & Jason Wehbe unknown)

    NZ - 19/24
    Samoa - 2/24
    Tonga - 4/24
    Scotland - 2/24

    PNG - 19/23
    Wales - 9/24
    Ireland - 4/24

    Fiji - 8/24 (Joe Lovadua unknown)
    Italy 2/24
    USA 12/23 (Hiko Malu & Samuel Tochtermann-Talbot unknown)
     
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  9. East Coast Tiger

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    Which Australian player is not born and bred in Australia?
     
  10. adamkungl

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    Reducing something like this to pure numbers will never be a completely accurate picture. For example, even the players born in Tonga/Samoa/Scotland/Wales likely came through Australian, New Zealand or English RL anyway and never played in their birth country.
     
  11. The Changing Man

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    151/337....with 12 other possibles who are playing in the lower tiers in Australia.
     
  12. Evil Homer

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    Not true whatsoever for Wales who have great development pathways despite struggles with their clubs at pro levels. The majority of their squad would be WRL products and it would've been even more were if not for injuries to numerous key players.
     
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    Felise Kaufusi was born in Tonga and grew up in Auckland (but played juniors in NQ).
     
  14. The Changing Man

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    Same for the USA.....McDermott has been very brave picking half his squad from the local comp......this will benefit their comp in the long run
     
  15. adamkungl

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    Fair enough
     
  16. East Coast Tiger

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    Why are teams naming 21 when they are already naming their 17? What's the point of naming four blokes who aren't playing?
     
  17. SBD82

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    Same reason as the NRL?
     
  18. Rory

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    nah dude, he was born in Auckland, older bro antonio was born in tonga though
     
  19. Timmah

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    It's the same thing the NRL squads do - the reasoning provided at the start of the season was to avoid last-minute betting plunges when a big name comes into the squad back from injury etc. Designed to combat "insider betting"

    Not sure it's necessary for RLWC but that's how they're doing it. Chop to 19 happens 24h before kickoff, final teams an hour before.
     

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