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NZ back row

Postby Tom » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:35 pm

Any speculation on the identitiy of this "young nz back row" rumoured to be signing?

to start it off

http://www.chiefs.co.nz/The-Team/Player ... am-Messam/

(well he's got a reasonably Irish name.)
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Re: NZ back row

Postby GerryO' » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:19 pm

Red Hand Hero wrote:Messam sounds Irish :?

Has played NZ 7's so if the rumour that we're signing a player potentially qualified then he ain't the bloke.

Surely 7s doesn't disqualify; only full and A international.
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Re: NZ back row

Postby Ball Boy » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:48 pm

Played for NZ Maori. Doesn't look very Irish.

http://rugbydump.blogspot.com/2007/06/l ... er-in.html

Maybe his granny's from Carnlough!
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Re: NZ back row

Postby GerryO' » Thu Apr 17, 2008 2:50 pm

that is him out of the frame then
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Re: NZ back row

Postby cables » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:16 pm

A few short extracts GerryO.

Regulation 8 ELIGIBILITY TO PLAY FOR NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS

8.2 A Player who has played for the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the senior National Representative Sevens Team of a Union is not eligible to play for the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the senior National Representative Sevens Team of another Union.

DECLARATION OF PLAYER
I have not played for the senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or the senior National Representative Sevens Team of any other Union.
If a Player has played for another Union’s senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or next senior fifteen-a-side National Representative Team or senior National Representative Sevens team, this must be stated on this declaration form. For the avoidance of doubt, Players would only be eligible to play for a second Union if they can demonstrate that they allowed 36 consecutive months to elapse before they played for a second Union and that they played for that second Union before 1 January 2000. Any such Players should submit in writing the circumstances of such participation on a separate sheet.

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Re: NZ back row

Postby GerryO' » Thu Apr 17, 2008 3:39 pm

Well, it's a bad day when you don't learn something!
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Re: NZ back row

Postby bigchiefally » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:38 pm

Where did this NZ Young Back rower rumour actually come from?

Those dogs on the street again?
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Re: NZ back row

Postby Windeos » Thu Apr 17, 2008 6:13 pm

Stuff the guessing game of the young back row, lets sign Joe Rokocoko who by looking at the above article is looking a contract. So sign Rokocoko, Evans and Botha plus this young NZ back rower and that will do thanks Mr Williams :D
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Re: NZ back row

Postby ColinS » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:09 pm

I'd rather have more homegrown players in the backrow so that they can compete for Ireland.
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Re: NZ back row

Postby fuzzylogic » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:46 pm

In a perfect world we could and would be signing Jerome Kaino, probibly the 3rd best 6 in the world unfortunatly or maybe fortunatly hes being kept out of the all blacks shirt by Collins.

I suspect it could be any of these guys . . . Stephen Setephano (8), Scott Waldrom (7), Tim Boys (7) or Daniel Braid (7)

All guys languishing away in the Jnr AB's just not quite making the cut fo the big boys and all in there 20s so they can either give up on there AB dreams and come here or else use a move north to gain a little more experience!

As must as id like to see it i dont see Ulster landing a McCaw or Collins or Masoe!!!
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Re: NZ back row

Postby cables » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:16 pm

I believe the rumour was first posted by Heres me WHAATT! on another thread Bigchiefally.
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Re: NZ back row

Postby DHK » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:35 pm

fuzzylogic wrote:In a perfect world we could and would be signing Jerome Kaino, probibly the 2nd best 7 in the world unfortunatly or maybe fortunatly hes being kept out of the all blacks shirt by McCaw.


Pretty certain Kaino's a 6
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Re: NZ back row

Postby ColinM » Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:57 am

Colzo wrote:I'd rather have more homegrown players in the backrow so that they can compete for Ireland.


Me too, N Best and Roger spring to mind. sickened they're off after putting in good performances last night. Ulster have developed these players and now they're hitting their straps and in their prime letting them go.
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Re: NZ back row

Postby Ball Boy » Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:11 am

Colzo wrote:I'd rather have more homegrown players in the backrow so that they can compete for Ireland.


Agreed in theory but I can't help feeling the rot set in when our best players started disappearing off on international duties in big numbers. There's an element of swings and roundabouts.
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