Tuesday, 2 October 2007

kiwis name squad

NZ have announced their squad for the upcoming test in wellington against the aussies.

so here it is

Kiwis squad:- Backs: Krisnan Inu (Parramatta), Luke Covell (Cronulla), Taniela Tuiaki (Wests Tigers), Chase Stanley (St George-Illawarra), Shontayne Hape (Bradford), Paul Whatuira (Wests Tigers), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Steve Matai (Manly), Ben Roberts (Bulldogs), Jeremy Smith (South Sydney).

Forwards: Roy Asotasi (captain, South Sydney), Jeff Lima (Melbourne), Fuifui Moimoi (Parramatta), Sam Rapira (Warriors), David Faiumu (North Queensland), Dene Halatau (Wests Tigers), Louis Anderson (Warriors), Frank Pritchard (Penrith), Jeremy Smith (Melbourne).

the confirmation of Taniela Tuiaki & Fuifui Moimoi in the NZ ranks has caused much consternation in international RL circles because both players played for Tonga last year in the World cup qualifiers and the 4 team, federation shield in england,which tonga reached the final against england with tuiaki & moimoi playing staring roles....

regardless of the fact that tuiaki & moimoi are eligible for NZ, tuiaki by birth & moimoi by residency (he is tonga born ) both have already played test matches for Tonga,that in itself should rule them out of ever playing international RL for anyone else.not to mention the NZRL complete disregard for the development of international RL by raiding the tonga squad for players they don't really need..

the RLIF are meeting sometime this week so hopefully they will see sense and tell the NZRL to de-select tuiaki & moimoi...

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