JinxiboParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 3:00 amPost count: 1202
Let’s have a proper discussion about this…
Dame NT is looking for a group of 17 or 18 players and up to 6 (I think) in the development group who would you pick??JinxiboParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 3:14 amPost count: 1202
Who was it that suggested 6 shooters? have to admit I’m stuck already. I only have Dunn, Eke, Wilson and TPSR. I’m thinking Mes and Faulkner if they still have the accuracy and can get fit.
Further to Al_ex’s comment about “natural” GA’s, what about Hume?
I’m running Wilson and TPSR at GAal_exParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 3:37 amPost count: 1198
Shooters: Wilson, Ekenasio, Dunn, TPSR
Midcourt: Pedersen, Crampton, Langman
Defenders: Burger, Rore, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Fakahokotau
Starting 7: Wilson, Ekenasio, Pedersen, Langman, Burger, Watson, Fakahokotau
Shooters: Nweke, Mes, Bird, Metuarau
Midcourt: Saunders, Poi, Gordon, Souness, Elley
Defence: Burley, Karaka, Tong
Starting 7: Nweke, Metuarau, Gordon, Saunders, Elley, Burley, Karaka
Hume does play like a natural GA. If she can get her shooting from the 50s/60s to the 80s, she’ll put herself in a strong position for higher honours.JinxiboParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 7:27 amPost count: 1202
Interesting squad Alex!
Is your NZA defence strong enough?
I can’t believe Jury didn’t even make your development squad.JinxiboParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 7:43 amPost count: 1202
My middies so far, Pedersen, MRB, Poi, Saunders, Crampton, Langman or Winders.
Elley and Souness are in my development squad.
Rore, Burger, Watson, Karaka, Tom, Sulu
Jury and Burley in developmentJamesParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 10:45 amPost count: 166
Silver Ferns squad
Shooters: Dunn, Ekenasio, Wilson, Bird, TPSR, Metuarau
Midcourt: Langman, Saunders, Crampton, Pedersen, Poi
Defenders: Watson, Burger, Jury, Faka, Rore, Fitzpatrick
Mes, Nweke, Earle, Winders, Burley, FifitaJinxiboParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 12:03 pmPost count: 1202
Do you have a starting 7 James?TBParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 12:12 pmPost count: 1069
I feel like a Watson/Faka combination, works well against NZ style play. I would only take one of them into the Ferns, as I find them to have similar styles at GK.
Defence: Watson Burger Jury and Rore
Midcourt: Langman Crampton Poi and Saunders
Shooters: Wilson Eke TPSR and Dunn/Nweke (whoever wins the fitness test, to go through)
Squad: Dunn/Nweke (whoever doesn’t make the Ferns) Hume Souness Kara Faka Burley
* Mes MSB Fowler Faulkner when running fit, would easily make the squad.
al_exParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 12:33 pmPost count: 1198
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I forgot Jury actually, she would definitely be in my Development Squad.
Out of curiosity, have Watson and Faka ever played together against Australia?JamesParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 1:07 pmPost count: 166
Final 12 would be
Wilson, Ekenasio, Dunn, TPSR
Langman, Saunders, Crampton, Rore
Burger, Jury, Watson, Faka
Wilson, Ekenasio, Crampton, Langman, Rore Burger, WatsonmcleodParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 1:08 pmPost count: 1711
If picking the defenders on ANZ form, I don’t have Rore even close to my squad. Her form is poor, she should be playing WD, that’s the only position she will play in the Ferns.
Poi/Crampton/Saunders/Souness/Langman (if available)Heffernan/Pedersen
Ekenasio/Wilson/Te Paea/Dunn/BirdWaylayParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 1:17 pmPost count: 267
Taurua said an 17 or 18 player Ferns Squad and then a 10 player development team. With Karaka’s pregnancy I think that definitely opens up a spot for Kate Burley.
My 18 player Ferns squad
Dunn, Wilson, Nweke, Ekenasio, Selby-Rickit
Crampton, Pederson, Souness, Saunders, Poi, Langman, Winders
Burger, Burley, Rore, Fakahokatau, Watson, Fitzpatrick
10 player development squad.
Bird, Tui, Metuarau
Toeava, Gordon, Reuleu-Buchanan, Heffernan
Tong, Fifita, Jury.TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 3:19 pmPost count: 455
Keep changing my mind. Hard selection.
Wilson, Dunn, Ekenasio, Selby Ricket, Nweke
Langman, Poi,Souness, Crampton, Saunders, Gordon, Pederson
Watson, Fakahokotau, Burger, Rore,Fitzpatrick, Jury
Nweke isn’t ready, but she needs time in the Ferns environment and there are not many shooters in NZ ready.
Bird, Latu Meafou, Metuarau, Mes
Heffenham, Elley, Kersten, Earle
Burley, SB, Tong
Would not be surprised to see Burley or Heffenham make the Ferns squad.
Fitzpatrick deserves another shot, and has a decent combo with Burger/Rore.
TACTIXSUPPORTERParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 3:22 pmPost count: 455
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Opps, Sam Winders will make the development squad at least.
Grace Kara has had a good return, but time to continue to develop the young guns in Gordon Souness Poi.Angle40ParticipantAugust 18, 2020 at 7:44 pmPost count: 2
Shooters: Maia Wilson, Ameliaranne Ekenasio, Te Paea Selby-Rickit, Aliyah Dunn, Bailey Mes.
Midcourt: Laura Langman, Gina Crampton, Shannon Saunders, Whitney Souness, Kimiora Poi, Maddy Gordon.
Defenders: Jane Watson, Katrina Rore, Karin Burger, Kelly Jury, Sulu Fitzpatrick, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson.
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