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Australia
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England
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New Zealand
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PostSubject: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 12:11 pm

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Rugby League returns for one last time this year with the annual Four Nations tournament. This edition of the series will be hosted by Australia and New Zealand, the two teams widely tipped to progress to the final on November 13. England can not be counted out after making the 2009 final, but their squad has been weakened and they won't have the advantage of playing in their own country. PNG qualified through the Pacific Cup and are expected to show plenty of spirit, but they are the easily the weakest team and will struggle against the big teams.

Squads:

Australia:
Greg Bird (Titans), Darius Boyd (Dragons), Todd Carney (Roosters), Petero Civoniceva (Panthers), Cooper Cronk (Storm), Robbie Farah (Tigers), Paul Gallen (Sharks), Kurt Gidley (Knights), Jarryd Hayne (Eels), Chris Lawrence (Tigers), Tom Learoyd-Lahrs (Raiders), Luke Lewis (Panthers), Darren Lockyer (capt, Broncos), Brett Morris (Dragons), Nate Myles (Roosters), Matthew Scott (Cowboys), David Shillington (Raiders), Billy Slater (Storm), Cameron Smith (Storm), Brent Tate (Warriors), Sam Thaiday (Broncos), Willie Tonga (Cowboys), Anthony Watmough (Sea Eagles), Dean Young (Dragons).

England:
Ryan Atkins (Warrington), Tom Briscoe (Hull FC), Kevin Brown (Huddersfield), Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs), Tony Clubb (Harlequins), Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield), Leroy Cudjoe (Huddersfield), Gareth Ellis (Tigers), Stuart Fielden (Wigan), Darrell Goulding (Wigan), James Graham (St Helens), Darrell Griffin (Huddersfield), Ryan Hall (Leeds), Ben Harrison (Warrington), Shaun Lunt (Huddersfield), Adrian Morley (capt, Warrington), Sean O'Loughlin (Wigan), Luke Robinson (Huddersfield), James Roby (St Helens), Michael Shenton (Castleford), Joel Tomkins (Wigan), Sam Tomkins (Wigan), Ben Westwood (Warrington), Gareth Widdop (Storm).

New Zealand:
Adam Blair (Storm), Lewis Brown (Warriors), Greg Eastwood (Leeds), Nathan Fien (Dragons), Bronson Harrison (Raiders), Lance Hohaia (Warriors), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters), Thomas Leuluai (Wigan), Issac Luke (Rabbitohs), Simon Mannering (Warriors), Sika Manu (Storm), Benji Marshall (capt, Tigers), Ben Matulino (Warriors), Sam McKendry (Panthers), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Frank-Paul Nuuausala (Roosters), Sam Perrett (Roosters), Frank Pritchard (Panthers), Junior Sa'u (Knights), Jeremy Smith (Dragons), Manu Vatuvei (Warriors), Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters), Antonio Winterstein (Broncos).

Papua New Guinea:
Paul Aiton (capt, Sharks), Dion Aiye (Agmark Rabaul), Makali Aizue (Halifax), Sigfred Gande (Agmark Rabaul), Rod Griffin (Northern Pride), Alex Haija (unattached), Benjamin John (Parkes), Richard Kambo (Newtown), Nixon Kolo (Masta Mak), Johnson Kuike (Masta Mak), David Loko (Enga Mioks), Larsen Marabe (Agmark Rabaul), Michael Mark (Hunslet), Desmond Mok (Ipswich), George Moni (Agmark Rabaul), Glen Nami (Goroka Bintangor), Jessie-Joe Parker (Featherstone), Joseph Pombo (Canterbury Bulls), Rodney Pora (Agmark Rabaul), Elijah Riyong (Mendi Muruks), Pidi Tongap (Agmark Rabaul), Ryan Tongia (Titans), Charlie Wabo (Hunslet), Menzie Yere (Sheffield).

Fixtures:

Round 1:
Saturday, 23 October - New Zealand vs England @ Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Sunday, 24 October - Australia vs Papua New Guinea @ Parramatta Stadium, Sydney
Round 2:
Saturday, 30 October - New Zealand vs Papua New Guinea @ International Stadium, Rotorua
Sunday, 31 October - Australia vs England @ AAMI Park, Melbourne
Round 3:
Saturday, 6 November - England vs Papua New Guinea @ Eden Park, Auckland
Saturday, 6 November - New Zealand vs Australia @ Eden Park, Auckland
FINAL:
Saturday, 13 November @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane


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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 12:11 pm

Since the tournament start in just over a week I thought it was a good idea to put up a thread, to get some chat going in this section. Anyway NZ play Samoa tomorrow at 5:30, will be televised by FS so that could be something to tune in to. Some good players in the Samoan squad, here it is:

Tony Puletua (St Helens), Francis Meli (St Helens), Ali Lauitiiti (Leeds), David Faiumu (Huddersfield), David Solomona (Warrington), George Carmont (Wigan), Harrison Hansen (Wigan), Ben Roberts (Canterbury Bulldogs), Constantine Mika (Newcastle), Mark Taufua (Newcastle), Joseph Paulo (Penrith), Masada Iosefa (Penrith), Terence Seuseu (Manly), Willie Isa (Melbourne), Daniel Vidot (Canberra), Josh McGuire (Brisbane), Taulima Tautai (Cronulla), Quentin Togaga'e (Souths Logan), Frank Winterstein (Crusaders). One to be added from Samoa-based domestic players: Tupu Ulufale, Tanielu Pasene, Vailoa Kereti, David Masoe, Teofilo Lepou.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 12:19 pm

Joshy McGuire! C'arn the Samoans!
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 12:45 pm

Am I the only one that doesn't really care about this? I mean I watch it, I just don't really give a shit
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 1:27 pm

Im actually interested in this series. The competition is going to be greater than ever before and i think that it should be a lot closer than any of the last seasons.

the english forward pack looks strong and the NZ squad is a very strong side while the australian squad doesnt do anything great for me.

so i wouldnt be surprised to see some upsets.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 1:56 pm

Unfortunately, or fortunately whichever way you look at it, I will be overseas when we play England and won't be able to make the game. Pretty disappointed as I was looking forward to seeing it but not to worry.

Australia to beat England in the final
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 2:44 pm

Only watching this to see how Brent Tate, Willie Tonga and Matthew Scott go. Other then that the care factor is pretty low, wouldn't mind seeing a NZ vs. Eng final either.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeFri Oct 15, 2010 3:46 pm

Brenton wrote:
Only watching this to see how Brent Tate, Willie Tonga and Matthew Scott go. Other then that the care factor is pretty low, wouldn't mind seeing a NZ vs. Eng final either.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 9:42 am

well the maoris drew with the poms today 18-18

It was a full strength England side who were up 18-0 at halftime and the maoris could have won it.

Wasnt overlly impressed by England but the kiwis samoa game has just kicked off so we will see how they look, this samoa team is pretty good though (on paper).

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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 10:55 am

New Zealand Raping Samoa atm.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 12:48 pm

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New Zealand produced some razzle dazzle rugby league in the second half to comprehensively beat Samoa 50-6 in a one-off Test match in Auckland on Saturday night.

Having led 16-0 after a scrappy first half, the Kiwis unleashed some slick backline moves to run rampant over Samoa in the first ever Test between the two nations.

New Zealand's backs scored nine of the team's 10 tries, six of which came in the final 30 minutes as the visitors tired after a big defensive effort in the first half at Mt Smart Stadium.

Advertisement: Story continues below Centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall and winger Manu Vatuvei both scored doubles, while halves Benji Marshall, Thomas Leuluai, Nathan Fien, Jason Nightingale and Lance Hohaia all touched down, as did second-rower Frank Pritchard.


http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sport/nz-outclass-samoa-in-oneoff-league-test-20101016-16obg.html
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeSat Oct 16, 2010 9:37 pm

The goalkicking effort was terrible should have been a higher score.

Samoa looked good in parts but the kiwis played very well, looking forward to next week now.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 6:45 am

The only team I can see PNG winning is against the poms. But no chance against the Aussies and the south pacific poms
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 8:00 am

I think with this being down here this year ill be more interested in it, last year I just couldnt be arsed lol.
Aus v NZ final, after that performance against the Maoris I cant see England doing much unfotunately.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 8:48 am

SUGEKNIGHT wrote:
The only team I can see PNG winning is against the poms. But no chance against the Aussies and the south pacific poms

Are you referring to NZ? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 11:08 am

Aussies should shit this in..
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 11:13 am

^Agreed. But we have seen how the Kiwis lift against the Aussies (08 WC and 05 Tri Nations) so I wouldn't count them out totally.

PNG and England don't stand a chance.,
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 11:16 am

I reckon on paper we're as close to Aussies as we've been in ages, even the WC. I reckon we've got the goods to take out this competition.

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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 12:26 pm

Hayne just said on his Twitter page:

Devastated !!!!!! Out 4 the season. 4 nations over !!!!!! Was thought to be a strained hamstring is now a tear.....

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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 12:30 pm

LOL suck shit. Gives someone worthy the chance to show what they have got and keep that hack out of the team.
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 12:47 pm

I wonder who'll replace him? gotta be another winger right?
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 12:57 pm

Gordon seems likely?

I would have liked to see Dugan in there but with Slater and Boyd and Gidley/Carney also able to play there, I highly doubt it.

Smokey = Gasnier.....
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Nah I don't think Gaz is really a chance tbh, I think all we need is the 3 specialist centres and hopefully Tate and Tonga get picked. Wouldn't mind seeing Lawrence get a run though
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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 1:17 pm

1. Slater 2. Boyd 3. Tate 4. Tonga 5. Morris. Already got Lawrence in the team who can cover. Whoever gets called up, I can't see them getting much game time.

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PostSubject: Re: Four Nations Thread   Four Nations Thread Icon_minitimeMon Oct 18, 2010 1:31 pm

Hendo Maroon wrote:
1. Slater 2. Boyd 3. Tate 4. Tonga 5. Morris. Already got Lawrence in the team who can cover. Whoever gets called up, I can't see them getting much game time.

Id rather see Lyon in for Tate if hes available
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