Potential Auckland Nines Squad?

The Auckland Nines might have crept up on a few people, but with January racing by, the start of the season is almost here. The squad is due to be out in the next week or so, but in the meantime, here’s a look at who I’d like to see run out onto Eden Park on 31 January.


Sam Tomkins — The hot-stepping Englishman who came with a huge reputation. Although he started the season with a few errors, he improved with every week in the NRL and will be looking to have a massive year in 2015.

Konrad Hurrell — I’ve checked the weather report and it looks like a Category 5 Hurrellcane is due to hit the Mt Eden area the weekend of 31 Jan­–1 Feb. According to the Saffir-Sampson Hurricane Wind Scale, that means catastrophic damage for anything that crosses the Hurrellcane’s path. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. But, in all seriousness, who wants to tackle this guy? Continue reading Potential Auckland Nines Squad?


Easy Draw?

Despite stuff.co.nz reporting that the Warriors have a tough start to NRL season (http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/64169618/new-zealand-warriors-handed-tough-start-to-2015-nrl-season), most other pundits have labelled the draw as one of the easiest and I tend to agree.

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