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Post by George Hotel1895 Wed 20 Dec 2017, 1:28 am

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Post by Scottrf Wed 20 Dec 2017, 8:46 am

Are you asking if Savea is any good? Incredibly good, one of the best try scoring records in international rugby.

But the All Blacks are blessed and he's been struggling to make the team since Ioane's breakthrough.

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Post by Rugby Fan Wed 20 Dec 2017, 1:45 pm

Scottrf wrote:Are you asking if Savea is any good? Incredibly good, one of the best try scoring records in international rugby.

But the All Blacks are blessed and he's been struggling to make the team since Ioane's breakthrough.

I think he was even having trouble getting into the Hurricanes match day squad. That was probably just a question of game time and conditioning but he should keep all option open while his career is a bit up in the air.

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Post by yappysnap Wed 20 Dec 2017, 7:36 pm

Crazy really when you think how dangerous he is. I would have him as third choice wing after Ioane anf NMS

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Post by Gwlad Thu 21 Dec 2017, 1:46 am

Just another example of the mercenary way in which these NZ players are treated, trucked in, used up and discarded for the next new thing.

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Post by Taylorman Thu 21 Dec 2017, 2:39 am

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Scottrf wrote:Are you asking if Savea is any good? Incredibly good, one of the best try scoring records in international rugby.

But the All Blacks are blessed and he's been struggling to make the team since Ioane's breakthrough.

I think he was even having trouble getting into the Hurricanes match day squad. That was probably just a question of game time and conditioning but he should keep all option open while his career is a bit up in the air.

Yes he went off a bit so struggled to make both sides. His straight line speed was down fro previous years and he was struggling to beat players on the outside, a wingers must.

Is keen as now and looked very sharp in his more recent games, much of the pace is back. He's gone off his game a few times in the past but the current reality is he'll be looking at options, League obviously one of them. Reiko's pushed him for his spot and deserves it, though I think Hansen will start looking at Reiko at 13 next year, leaving Savea an option.

SBW, Reiko, Naholo and Savea looks a bit too on the heavy side for me so Barrett, Ben Smith add more agility in there. Crotty and L. Brown will clutter up the midfield options, as will Dagg and Milner Skudder, DMac on the outsides.

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Post by aucklandlaurie Thu 21 Dec 2017, 6:17 am

I cant help but think this is a bit of noise.

 He has good straight line pace, but to foot it in the NRL he would be in footraces with many of the Fijian wingers, and those guys have serious wheels, and Superleague isnt a lot slower.

 To me this reminds me of Inga going to Wigan.

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Post by Taylorman Thu 21 Dec 2017, 9:19 am

aucklandlaurie wrote:I cant help but think this is a bit of noise.

 He has good straight line pace, but to foot it in the NRL he would be in footraces with many of the Fijian wingers, and those guys have serious wheels, and Superleague isnt a lot slower.

 To me this reminds me of Inga going to Wigan.

Yep, cant see his heart being in League either. The world cup in Japans gotta be a draw for him still surely.

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