RE: SuperXV whats not happening in 2013
January 30, 2013, 16:52:19
im expecting more of the smae from the blues in 2013, especially as the squad jk has opted for indicates they have sacrafised short term success for long term strength.
but still, when i was picking the best team IMO from their squad, i was very surprised to see that is was a lot stronegr than i first thought,,,,
1 t mccartney
2 k mealamu
3 c faumuina
4 a borric
5 a williams
6 s luatua
7 l braid
8 p saili
9 p weepu
11 r ranger
12 j williosn
13 f saili
14 f halai
15 c piutau
16 q mcdonald, 17 a taavao, 18 l moli, 19 k barret, 20 b hall, 21 noakes/kerr, 22 m mackenzie
4 current All Blacks, 2 former All Blacks a host of ITM stars and players who whave played good spXV rugby like f saili, c piutau, j wilison.
they asl have NZ7s star frank hala, super quick and strong and his style plus piutau are going to be wuite lethal.
blues seeason is really going to depend on how well they do early on and if they can gather momentum to aid their confidence, otherwise,,,,,,,
they should do really well agaiunst the other confercne teams though, and i wouldnt be surprised to see them scalp the hurricane s and highlanders if the latter two arent careful, but hard to see them taking out the comps top dogs.
pretty BS how they miss out on force and the kings, but NZ knows this conference is as much about helping the OZ teams as it isnegating the NZ superiority, lolz :oP