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kiwikid33
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PostSubject: Carter to join the blues?   Carter to join the blues? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 28, 2009 9:09 pm

Hopefully, it isn't too late to roll out the red carpet. A story blew in and out a week or so ago, claiming Dan Carter might consider making Auckland even more of a home by playing for the Blues.
This is just about the best news for rugby in this part of the world since Frank Oliver left (sorry Frank, just kidding, you weren't the only disaster up here, not by a long chalk).
If rugby was truly professional, and the Auckland Rugby Union wasn't run by blokes who are glorified car parking attendants, then Carter should be a cinch for this city's team.
Auckland needs Dan Carter, and New Zealand rugby needs its major region to be invigorated.
The Blues are short of real stars, the sort who get the turnstile clicking and win titles. As long as Carter is fully recovered from a serious leg injury, there isn't a better prospect to fire up the game in this city than the billboard king himself.
Auckland, and even the NZRU, should bust a boiler to get Carter into the Auckland ranks rather than see him return to Canterbury after his injury-ruined sojourn in France.

Source: NZ Herald
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PostSubject: Re: Carter to join the blues?   Carter to join the blues? Icon_minitimeTue Apr 28, 2009 11:34 pm

IMO - not gonna happen. Carters roots in Canterbury are too strong.

Bowden's going up to Auckland, and Gopperth is already settled there - they're both quality, though not remarkable. The only move I DO see happening, is Brett moving to not be stuck behind Carter - especially with the likes of Slade coming through. Brett will be like the invisible middle-child and would do a lot better elsewhere
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PostSubject: Re: Carter to join the blues?   Carter to join the blues? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 29, 2009 2:08 am

Yea I agree, would be nice but cant see it happening. He's pretty much a Cantab boy and from what I've heard still has strong ties to his old Southbridge club too.

McAlister returning and linking up with Bowden already provides plenty of interest for the Blues next year.

And I'd personally like to see Brett move to the Hurricanes if they offered him a full time spot in the 10 jersey. With genuine quality like Nonu & Smith outside him it might finally unlock his considerable potential.

That sort of arrangement would see 4 of our best 10's starting for a S14 team next year which would be ideal leading into 2011
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PostSubject: Re: Carter to join the blues?   Carter to join the blues? Icon_minitimeWed Apr 29, 2009 7:46 am

40/20, that would be soo good if brett came to the hurricanes!!

and bowden and mccalister are gona be a deadly combo!
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PostSubject: Re: Carter to join the blues?   Carter to join the blues? Icon_minitimeFri May 01, 2009 7:30 am

McCalister has just signed with Harbour, confirming he will be at the Blues next year Smile
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