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PostSubject: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 6:39 am

Let's try to make a XV of players who were good->great Super 12/14/15 players but just couldn't make the step up to Test level, either by never getting selected or failing when given a chance. Put a few in to start with.

1. Jamie Mackintosh
2. Jason Rutledge
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9. Jason Spice
10. Stephen Donald
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 6:56 am

Tamati Ellison
Craig Newby
Kevin O'Neil
Wyatt Crockett
Sione Lauaki
Leila Masaga
Roger Randle
Alando Soaki
Joeli Vidiri
Thomas Waldrom

just a few names that come to mind

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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 6:57 am

Nice ones
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 6:58 am

that's it? no debate haha

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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 7:09 am

Sorry - just a bit busy at work - taking time out for TFW action Wink

I thought Joeli Vidiri had a pretty reasonable AB period didn't he?

How about Josh Blackie? Surely he's most deserving of the #7 jersey here.

Quite a few props - Mackintosh, Crockett, Schwalger, and who that was other guy picked at around the same time...think he was a highlander too...
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 9:40 am

Vidiri played like 2 games...he had to become eligible first then he got some Kidney problems I think and it cut his AB career short.

Agree with Josh Blackie he can have the 7 ahead of Soaki.

Are you thinking of Clarke Dermody? I'd prob have Mackintosh and Crockett ahead of him even though I thought Dermody was the man!

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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 10:54 am

Dermody - that's the one Smile

Trouble with mackintosh and crockett is that they're both loosehead specialists...
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 10:59 am

ah yes very true.

I remember when Dermody got caught out on the wing in a Air NZ cup game for Southland. The first five saw an opportunity out wide thinking he had a winger out there, he put up this awesome kick just outside the try line that any winger would have caught and scored on. Unfortunately for him it was just Dermody out there and he did this mean dive but couldn't pull it in.

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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 am

lol Smile

We can always include a bench - crockett can hit the bench since he's still very much in with a chance of AB-hood...
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 11:05 am

yip sounds good. I like the loose forward trio of...

6. Lauaki
7. Blackie
8. T. Waldrom

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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 11:16 am

Australian - Elton Flatley
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 11:20 am

Waldrom over Mose Tuiali'i...?

Locks - Kevin O'Neil and Isaac Ross? Ross Filipo?
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 11:21 am

Ross hasn't even proved himself at Air NZ Cup level imo. I'd take Filipo.

Waldrom is a TANK!!

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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 12:06 pm

This would be bloody easy to do for New Zealand cricket haha! But the ones that come to my mind straight away are Stephen Donald, Isaac Ross and Ralph obviously as they are the players around when I started taking a real interest in rugby union. Tamati Ellison should have stuck around in the New Zealand Rugby as he was pretty close to making the All Blacks before he left.
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 12:31 pm

Ellison had already made the ABs Wink

Ross had a good run before he fell to sh!t - I just happened to think of him before Filipo. Paul Tito's another option - Fish!!!

Jared Payne's another option in the midfield, and Casey Laulala
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 12:37 pm

Oh has Tamati Ellison, for some reason I just can't remember him playing mate. Oh well he should have stayed, was in line for more caps. Obviously he thinks the money is more important than playing more games for the All Blacks. I hope Jared Payne gets a call up this Tri Nations. He deserves it, he has been one of the Blues most consistent this year plus he is very versatile.
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 12:41 pm

He went on the NH tour - think it was the same one Ben Smith went on...

He would've been in line again due to Nonu's injury but had already signed overseas - he would only ever have been a bit-part AB anyway unfortunately.

As for Payne - no way he'll get in as he's already signed overseas.
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 3:15 pm

oh wow, i was ignored...haha i guess thats what i get for posting in Rugby Union
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeWed Jun 15, 2011 11:23 pm

Brendan Laney. awesome Otago NPC wing/FB but absolutely sucked in super12
yeah blackie would be the best 7 that never played for the ABs
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2011 12:56 am

Hank Moody wrote:
oh wow, i was ignored...haha i guess thats what i get for posting in Rugby Union

Lol - this thread is all Kiwi boyo! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2011 6:18 am

12. Keith Lowen
13. Regan King

I remember they carved up in the super 12 one year, got there shot and was never seen again. Actually liked King too, is he still playing? Japan or somewhere?
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2011 6:37 am

Regan King - two of a kind with Kahui really Smile

Last I heard he's in the UK...

There was also that Hurricanes midfielder, Paul something, he made the ABs (surprising everyone) and played like 5 minutes Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2011 6:43 am

Steinmetz Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2011 6:44 am

Paul Steinmetz? I liked him too, but yeah he couldnt step up to rep level either.
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PostSubject: Re: Never-Made-It XV   Never-Made-It XV Icon_minitimeThu Jun 16, 2011 6:51 am

We've got the makings - some positions probably lend themselves to having more options than others - midfield being a classic example.

Some other possible players (looking through the single-digit-tests club)

Tom Willis
Danny Lee
David Holwell
James Ryan
Ben Atiga
Isa Nacewa
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