My Ferns Squad 2020

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  • Jinxibo
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    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?? :unsure:

    Jinxibo
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    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 GA

    al_ex
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    Ferns 12
    Shooters: Wilson, Ekenasio, Dunn, TPSR
    Midcourt: Pedersen, Crampton, Langman
    Defenders: Burger, Rore, Fitzpatrick, Watson, Fakahokotau

    Starting 7: Wilson, Ekenasio, Pedersen, Langman, Burger, Watson, Fakahokotau

    Development/NZ A
    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.

    Jinxibo
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    Interesting squad Alex!

    Is your NZA defence strong enough?
    I can’t believe Jury didn’t even make your development squad.

    Jinxibo
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    My middies so far, Pedersen, MRB, Poi, Saunders, Crampton, Langman or Winders.

    Elley and Souness are in my development squad.

    Defenders:
    Rore, Burger, Watson, Karaka, Tom, Sulu

    Jury and Burley in development

    James
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    Silver Ferns squad
    Shooters: Dunn, Ekenasio, Wilson, Bird, TPSR, Metuarau
    Midcourt: Langman, Saunders, Crampton, Pedersen, Poi
    Defenders: Watson, Burger, Jury, Faka, Rore, Fitzpatrick

    NZA
    Mes, Nweke, Earle, Winders, Burley, Fifita

    Jinxibo
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    Do you have a starting 7 James?

    TB
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    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

    Starting 7:

    Wilson
    Eke
    Crampton
    Langman
    Rore
    Burger
    Watson

    * Mes MSB Fowler Faulkner when running fit, would easily make the squad.

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    al_ex
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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?

    James
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    Final 12 would be
    Wilson, Ekenasio, Dunn, TPSR
    Langman, Saunders, Crampton, Rore
    Burger, Jury, Watson, Faka

    Starting 7
    Wilson, Ekenasio, Crampton, Langman, Rore Burger, Watson

    mcleod
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    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.

    So Watson/Temalisi/Burger/Burley/Jury/Fitzpatrick.
    Poi/Crampton/Saunders/Souness/Langman (if available)Heffernan/Pedersen
    Ekenasio/Wilson/Te Paea/Dunn/Bird

    Waylay
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    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.

    TACTIXSUPPORTER
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    Keep changing my mind. Hard selection.

    Shooters
    Wilson, Dunn, Ekenasio, Selby Ricket, Nweke

    Midcourt

    Langman, Poi,Souness, Crampton, Saunders, Gordon, Pederson

    Defenders
    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.

    Development squad

    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.

    TACTIXSUPPORTER
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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.

    Angle40
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    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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