Sunday, July 10, 2011

My TriNations Squad

Hookers: Keven Mealamu, Andrew Hore, Hika Elliot

Props: Owen Franks, Wyatt Crockett, Ben Franks, John Afoa (Woodcock injured)

Locks: Brad Thorn, Sam Whitelock, Ali Williams, Tom Donnelly (Borich Hoeta the coming man?)

Loose forwards: Richie McCaw, Jerome Kaino, Kieran Read, Adam Thomson, Liam Messam.

Halfbacks: Jimmy Cowan, Piri Weepu, Andy Ellis.

First fives: Dan Carter, Colin Slade.

Centres: Ma'a Nonu, Conrad Smith, Sonny Bill Williams, Robbie Fruean (Kahui goes close)
Wings: Hosea Gear, Rene Ranger, Corey Jane (Sivavatu or Ranger for the X-factor?  But will Guildford get the recall?)
Fullbacks: Mils Muliaina, Isaia Toeava (Dagg injured)

The real team announced at 4pm today.


Rhett said...

Nice pick on Hoeta...

My World Cup Final team...

Owen Franks
Kevin Mealamu
Tony Woodcock
Brad Thorn
Sam Whitelock
Jerome Kaino
Richie McCaw
Kieran Read
Jimmy Cowan
Hosea Gear
Dan Carter
Ma'a Nonu
Conrad Smith
Sonny Bill Williams
Mils Muliaina

Subs: Andrew Hore, Ben Franks, Ali Williams, Adam Thomson, Piri Weepu, Colin Slade, Isaia Toeava.

Yup, I put SBW on the wing. I want him in the mix and with a classic wing like Gear on the other side, I reckon his gamebreaking ability could be massive.

Unluckiest players IMO: Crockett, Tom Donnelly, Cruden, Fruean.

BJ said...

yup that'll be pretty close, although I watched Williams outplay Whitelock in the lineout a few weeks ago! I suspect Toeva will be the other winger.