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we still got soft locks! Been like that since last world cup... Also i reckon Tii Paulo should start (10 times better than Schwalger). Even though he is captain there still is enough leadership on the field without him.
And agree that Lemi should def be in team, also Treviranus somewhere as well.
Dont know about Faasavalu yet, League can toughen u up but also make u stupid as u dont need a brain to play that stupid game.lol
Posted 10:33 16th July 2011
mahoni should go, from super 15 performance to the game against fiji he really suck...
Posted 11:37 15th July 2011
@ pogmahon - After years of putting up with the NZ PI player poaching drivel spouted by many a misguided NH and South African journalist and correspondent it is worth noting that the Samoa team consists of many born and bred NZ players plus many who play the game in NZ (e.g. Paul Williams, Seilala Mapusua, Sailosi Tagicakibau, George Pisi, Tusi Pisi, Kahn Fotuali'i, Daniel Leo, Kane Thompson, Mahonri Schwalger etc)
Either way - go Samoa!
Posted 01:13 15th July 2011
Joe Tekori Should be 6 ...as they lack height at present...have a tall 6 will balance it out
and also Cencus should start and Henry Tuilagi of the bench at the 60 min mark.
Posted 16:41 14th July 2011
If Samoa is New Zealand D, is England, New Zealand & South Africa F team ?
Strong team for Samoa but I wonder why Henry Tuilagi, Tekori and Lemi aren't in the team.
And, from a french point of view, I would have put Censtus Johnston in the starting XV. He's one of the very best props of the Top14, a championship wich worths what it worths [I'm not so fond of the overpayed players's competiton it is now] but for scrummaging, it's still one of the best championship of the world.
Australia's scrum will pass an interesting test.
Posted 13:17 14th July 2011
Joe Tekori got injured during the Samoa vs Japan game. Leo is covering for him
Posted 12:42 14th July 2011
So it will appear that Samoa rested their best players during the Pacific Cup... I wonder what Tonga's equivalent of John O'Neil will have to say about that! (I'm not going to let this go...)
Very impressive looking team! Can't wait for this game... I'm looking in my rugby-shaped crystal ball and it says it's going to be veerry interesting!
Posted 10:52 14th July 2011
Those boys are representing their Country. New Zealand D or New Zealand Z.... they are doing a great thing compared to a 1,000,000 of you put together.
have you no honor?
Posted 10:25 14th July 2011
Why are they leaving out Henry Tuilagi? He may be older now but would be some useful experience on the bench
Posted 09:17 14th July 2011
New Zealand D in action again!
Posted 09:07 14th July 2011
If they could hold the Wallabies scrum, they will be able to compete at this level
Good Luck Boys - Ia tafe toto ala o le a tou sopoia aua tapenapenaga mo le ipu o le lalolagi
Posted 09:01 14th July 2011