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Hurricanes name S14 squad


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 15 Dec 2008 at 09:37
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Wellington Hurricanes coach Colin Cooper has announced a strong Hurricanes squad for the 2009 Rebel Sport Super 14, including nine new caps.

The Official Hurricanes website reports that Josh Bradnock, Dane Coles, Bryn Evans, Jason Kawau, Daniel Kirkpatrick, Faifili Levave, Karl Lowe, Api Naikatini and Victor Vito. New Zealand Maori representative Kawau is the only player selected from outside the Hurricanes region. 

 The 2009 Hurricanes squad is as follows: 

 

First Name Last Name Position Height Weight DOB Province
Jacob Ellison Prop 1.90m 112kg 25.02.85 Wellington
Tim Fairbrother Prop 1.80m 115kg 12.03.82 Wellington
John Schwalger Prop 1.87m 121kg 28.09.83 Wellington
Neemia Tialata Prop 1.87m 127kg 15.07.82 Wellington
Dane Coles Hooker 1.84m 104kg 10.12.86 Wellington
Andrew Hore Hooker 1.83m 110kg 13.09.78 Taranaki
Jason Eaton Lock 2.02m 111kg 21.08.82 Taranaki
Bryn Evans Lock 1.96m 115kg 28.10.84 Hawke’s Bay
Jeremy Thrush Lock 1.98m 113kg 19.04.85 Wellington
Josh Bradnock Loose Forward 1.81m 97kg 21.12.82 Manawatu
Faifili Levave Loose Forward 1.92m 92kg 15.01.86 Wellington
Karl Lowe Loose Forward 1.81m 101kg 17.09.84 Hawke’s Bay
Api Naikatini Loose Forward / Lock 1.95m 107kg 04.04.85 Wellington
Rodney So’oialo Loose Forward 1.90m 107kg 03.10.79 Wellington
Victor Vito Loose Forward 1.92m 110kg 27.03.87 Wellington
Scott Waldrom Loose Forward 1.82m 95kg 25.07.80 Taranaki
Alby Mathewson Scrumhalf 1.76m 91kg 13.12.85 Wellington
Piri Weepu Scrumhalf 1.78m 94kg 07.09.83 Wellington
Daniel Kirkpatrick Flyhalf 1.82m 90kg 28.11.88 Wellington
Willie Ripia Flyhalf 1.79m 91kg 20.08.85 Taranaki
Conrad Smith Centre 1.86m 95kg 12.10.81 Wellington
Jason Kawau Midfield Back 1.86m 98kg 05.02.81 Southland
Ma’a Nonu Midfield Back / Wing 1.82m 104kg 21.05.82 Wellington
Hosea Gear Wing 1.89m 100kg 16.03.84 Wellington
Zac Guildford Wing 1.85m 93kg 08.02.89 Hawke’s Bay
Cory Jane Wing / Fullback 1.83m 88kg 08.02.83 Wellington
David Smith Wing 1.79m 92kg 12.10.86 Wellington
Tamati Ellison Utility Back 1.87m 97kg 01.04.83 Wellington


30 Comments

  • I actually don’t think this team is that good.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.12.08 09:38:53 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • When they gonna announce the sharks team?

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.12.08 10:27:10 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply
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  • Very strong front row and in the backs from 12 outwards but not to much depth.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.12.08 10:28:00 by MysticShark Reply
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  • I think we are going to see an even weaker bottom 3 or 4 in the Super 14 this coming season.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.12.08 10:30:15 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • this is a kak squad. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.12.08 10:32:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 2) : you already know who’s going to be in it, though…

    1′s: Beast, Deon
    2′s: John, Bis, Skipper
    3′s: Jannie, Pat
    4′s: Sykes, Hargo
    5′s: Muller, Big Al
    6′s: JB, Keegan, maybe Skollie?
    7′s: Wolla, Blignaut
    8′s: Kanko, ???
    9′s: Rocket, McLeod
    10′s: Pienaar
    11′s: JP, Lwazi Mvovo?
    12′s: Fransie, Strauss
    13′s: Adi, Waylon, Swannie
    14′s: Odders, Jordaan?
    15′s: Stef

    I reckon that’s more or less it… give or take a name or two.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.12.08 10:45:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • Watch out for this lad though.

    Victor Vito
    1.92m
    110kg
    27.03.87

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.12.08 10:52:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : oh ho! The 7s whizz has decided to try play with the big boys…

    Let’s see how clever he feels after getting Wolla’d a few times :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.12.08 11:03:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :

    :lol: I think he will get limited time off the bench in his 1st season.

    He is still a youngster, but give him a season or two.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.12.08 11:14:39 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 9) : ok – so still only 21 or 22… he’s the next big thing, isn’t he?

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.12.08 11:16:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) :

    Yes him and also Willie Ripia.

    But they are desperately short on experience in the loosies (Collins’ name is a glaring ommission) and also at lock.

    You can attack their tight 5 I reckon.

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.12.08 12:10:20 by MorneN Reply
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  • @MorneN (Comment 11) : Ripia is still very green, though… ever heard of the other flyhalf?

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.12.08 12:16:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=6&click_id=4&art_id=vn20081215103813124C953724

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.12.08 12:20:10 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) :

    Cant say I have Rob, but then we hardly saw any NPC games this year.

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.12.08 12:21:08 by MorneN Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    That is what they say and was apparently very good in the NPC for Wellington.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.12.08 12:23:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : and Wellington had a very good NPC as well. And we’ve grabbed another of their coaches :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.12.08 12:26:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • I suspect Weepu might get employed at flyhalf on more than just the odd occasion during the season.

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.12.08 12:33:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 16) :

    we have?

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.12.08 12:34:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 18) : Chris Boyd?

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.12.08 12:45:05 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 19) :

    Ah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2008/09/23/sharks-bring-another-kiwi-coach-on-board/

    Our search function works well. :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 15.12.08 12:52:05 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : it does, doesn’t it?

  • Comment 21, posted at 15.12.08 12:53:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • They appear to be missing a couple of guys from this year’s S14: Jerry Collins, Jimmy Gopperth, Chris Masoe, Shannon Paku, Jeremy Thrush, Tane Tuipiluto, Bernie Upton, Thomas Waldrom.

    Only 3 locks, and 8 guys gone from this year is a big change in personnel. I am going to call this team to finish out of the top 4.

  • Comment 22, posted at 15.12.08 13:07:21 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 22) :

    well below the top 4 I think.

    Thrush is there but all the others are gone.

  • Comment 23, posted at 15.12.08 13:10:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : yeah, but this is just a preliminary squad. It really means nothing much

  • Comment 24, posted at 15.12.08 13:12:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : They finished 4th this year with a good squad, I don’t see them making the semis again. Certainly don’t expect them to finish in the bottom 3rd, but certainly around mid to upper table, 5th to 7th. I put Zim$ 100 000 000 000 000 000 (16c) on them to finish 6th.

  • Comment 25, posted at 15.12.08 13:13:47 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 25) : Zim$ 100 000 000 000 000 000 (16c) :lol:

    Gee their currency has gotten stronger suddenly :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 15.12.08 13:16:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : Yeah, apparently there is no more cholera.

  • Comment 27, posted at 15.12.08 13:36:26 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 27) : hey now!

  • Comment 28, posted at 15.12.08 13:47:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : Sorry, was meant as a humorous dig rather than political.

  • Comment 29, posted at 15.12.08 14:29:39 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 29) : no worries, Baldie…

  • Comment 30, posted at 15.12.08 15:05:43 by robdylan Reply
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