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2/14/11 5:25 PM
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LOL@using the 'last ten years' (ie: only TWO of the six World Cups) as criteria...



England's conversion ratio of pre-tourney favourites to eventual winners = 100%


Now you're REALLY grasping for straws.
2/14/11 5:30 PM
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There's no arguing with the stats.......

and that stat says the Kiwis are chokers
2/14/11 5:56 PM
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The stats say England has a 17% record against New Zealand and haven't won a game against them since 2003.
2/15/11 10:53 AM
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 I am going to use my magic crystal ball now to create a picture of Richie McCaw facing the domestic press after the semi-final.......




2/15/11 1:36 PM
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Oh, man.


Jerome Kaino
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Full name Jerome Kaino
Date of birth April 6, 1983 (1983-04-06) (age 27)
Place of birth Tutuila, American Samoa


Mils Muliaina
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Full name Junior Malili Muliaina
Date of birth July 31, 1980 (1980-07-31) (age 30)
Place of birth Salesi, Western Samoa


Isaia Toeava
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Full name Isaia Toeava
Date of birth January 15, 1986 (1986-01-15) (age 25)
Place of birth Moto’otua, Samoa

Josevata Rokocoko
Full name Josevata Taliga Rokocoko
Date of birth June 6, 1983 (1983-06-06) (age 27)
Place of birth Nadi, Fiji


2/15/11 5:28 PM
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 Junior Malili Muliaina (born 31 July 1980), better known as Mils Muliaina, is an international rugby union player for the New Zealand All Blacks. He was born in Salesi, Western Samoa, but moved with his family to Invercargill, New Zealand at the age of 2.

...and the the rest of them moved to new Zealand at a young age and played all their senior Secondary School and Representative  Rugby in the New Zealand system.
2/15/11 5:38 PM
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New Zealand are famous for it.

They should just rename themselves the Pacific Islands and be done with it.
2/15/11 6:23 PM
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Because Pacific Islanders are born in New Zealand or move there as small children?

It's not like they're abusing the residency rule to poach B-level players from other countries like Shontayne Hape, Lesley Vainikolo and Riki Flutey.
2/15/11 6:36 PM
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LordSeano - New Zealand are famous for it.

They should just rename themselves the Pacific Islands and be done with it.

 I'm not even sure Squattie is from NZ anymore.  He's probably from Tasmania or PNG or someplace like that.
2/15/11 7:08 PM
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He was probably born on American Samoa but "went through the school system"........
2/15/11 7:14 PM
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So if someone comes to New Zealand as a two-year old, that makes them ineligible for residency and national sporting teams, while England poaching B-grade players by using the three-year loophole is perfectly okay?
2/15/11 7:22 PM
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 Junior Malili Muliaina (born 31 July 1980), better known as Mils Muliaina, is an international rugby union player for the New Zealand All Blacks. He was born in Salesi, Western Samoa, but moved with his family to Invercargill, New Zealand at the age of 2.

Josevata Taliga Rokocoko, more commonly known as Joe Rokocoko, is one of the most lethal finishers in the game and combines blistering speed and deceptive power to often devastating effect. Born in Fiji, he moved to Auckland in New Zealand with his family when he was 5-years-old.


Damn the NZRFU for poaching pre-schoolers for the All Blacks!
2/16/11 5:00 AM
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 Here's the head of All Blacks Youth Development, fresh fromhis tour of the Pacific Islands.


2/16/11 11:22 AM
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2/16/11 5:12 PM
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England embarks on another recruiting drive for their national side:

"Not good enough to play for the All Blacks? We have a place for you on the England team!"













LOL!
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 Does anyone know if BBC America is carrying the 6 Nations this year?  Last year they showed one match a week, but I can't find anything online that says they are going to carry the 2012 competition.
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 BBC America is televising Scotland v. England this weekend and France v. Ireland next weekend.
1/31/12 1:36 PM
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 i always have to buy it off Setanta because BBC america doesn't really follow Wales
1/31/12 10:04 PM
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seg -  BBC America is televising Scotland v. England this weekend and France v. Ireland next weekend.


I'm sure Scotland vs. England will be an exhilarating try-fest.
2/3/12 5:43 AM
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It was Wales' for the taking, but injuries have hit us hard.

Lost both our 1st choice 2nd rows and Gethin Jenkins.

That's 3 missing from our front five.
2/3/12 7:24 AM
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Good old england.

So who do we have at fly half to lead out the 'new-look' england.

Charlie 'Please daddy the mean australians are making me cry' Hodgson.

Dear God.
2/8/12 6:29 AM
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seg -  BBC America is televising Scotland v. England this weekend and France v. Ireland next weekend.


I'm sure Scotland vs. England will be an exhilarating try-fest.
Any American viewers that tuned into watch that as their first game of rugby will never watch another match.  Utterly pathetic.
 
2/8/12 5:08 PM
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 yeah it was awful.

Scotland can't seem to get it together at teh moment
2/8/12 9:26 PM
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Rugby: Stephen Donald (already) wants to return to NZ

 

 
 
 
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Stephen Donald wants to play Super Rugby again.

The World Cup-winning first five says he's struggling to adapt to the conservative English game.

Donald has told Radio Sport he will return to New Zealand to play again after his two-year contract with Bath expires.

He says he will only be 29 when he finishes at Bath and there will be plenty of rugby left in him.

Donald says it's enjoyable living in another country but the rugby is a bit different at the moment.

2/8/12 10:55 PM
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 I don't think its the rugby, its probably more like he should be in NZ fighting for his AB jersey.  I guess he thought Carter would ride the world cup but with injury Donald gets WC glory.

Donalds a great player. We're luckyin the US Fox Soccer Plus carries so many Bath games.  Bath have possibly the most attractive English style. Lots of running.

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