2022 RL world cup

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Magic, Sep 21, 2022.

  1. Magic AJ Parker

    Now that my side has been knocked out of the NRL I thought I would start a thread to deflect all my emotional denial into.
  2. Magic AJ Parker

    Samoa backline looking class with the Penrith boys + Suaalii

    1. Stephen Crichton
    2. Taylan May
    3. Joseph Suaalii
    4. Izack Tago
    5. Brian To'o
  3. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Have those guys all confirmed they don't want to play for Australia instead if selected? Some of them would be good chances....
  4. Magic AJ Parker

    Crichton, Suaalii and To'o all have committed publicly. Not sure about May and Tago but I don't see either being in contention for Aus.
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  5. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Is Lane a smokey for Australia?
  6. AVA T Delonge

    100% he makes the squad I would say, based on media hype alone.
  7. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I honestly haven't noticed any media hype.
  8. Magic AJ Parker

    Confirmed Samoa squad

    1 Joseph Suaalii
    2 Brian To’o
    3 Stephen Crichton
    4 Izack Tago
    5 Taylan May
    6 Jarome Luai
    7 Anthony Milford
    8 Josh Aloiai
    9 Danny Levi
    10 Josh Papali’i
    11 Kelma Tuilagi
    12 Jaydn Su’A
    13 Tyrone May
    14 Fa’amanu Brown
    15 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
    16 Junior Paulo
    17 Marty Taupau
    18 Chanel Harris-Tevita
    19 Spencer Leniu
    20 Oregon Kaufusi
    21 Luciano Leilua
    22 Mat Feagai
    23 Braden Hamlin-Uele
    24 Royce Hunt

    Not my starting 17 btw, copy & pasted from https://www.theroar.com.au/2022/09/...ii-at-fullback-and-the-biggest-pack-possible/

    Most well rounded Samoan squad I've ever seen.
  9. AVA T Delonge

    Most of the media discussion I've seen has been panels/post-game stuff, so yeah maybe not the most hype. And tbf I have nfi who is on the selection panels so not sure if those having those discussions have any swing whatsoever.
  10. Cribbage RG Cribb

    We have a real dearth of standout second rowers at the moment, and its a very dependant position at the best of times, so starting there in a grand final team is almost an automatic ticket to a WC squad no matter which team you play for. It's the sort of charity they absolutely always give to 'meh players in good teams'.

    To be entitely fair though Lane has been legitimately (and totally randomly :laugh:) awesome this year.
  11. AVA T Delonge

    Yeah, which is why I can definitely see him making the squad, but the team itself will depend on form/coach preference. I'm still waiting for the shoe to drop and for him to go back to being a plodder. It's such a random improvement that I still don't 100% trust isn't a hoax.
  12. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I think we will most likely see Mal pick Murray and Nanai on the edges, maybe even Fifita for his cheer-ness.
  13. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Lane has had spatterings of really high quality games for years tbh. However, it has to be said that he has definitely managed to raise his floor this season.
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  14. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    That side is scary. Only real weakness I can see is the hooking stocks and the fact that the chance of the halves performing is a coinflip.
  15. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    They played for Samoa in June, does that count for anything here?
  16. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Pretty sure the Panel is Mal, Freddy, Slater and V'landys. I can only really see Mal and to a lesser extent; V'landys, pushing for Fifita out of those 4.
  17. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Nah it doesn't.
  18. Tartmaster AJ James

    Didn't Freddy and Slater pull out of the Aus selection gig?
  19. Magic AJ Parker

    Yeh Slater and Freddy both pulled out and were to be replaced by one representative from QLD & one from NSW but doesn’t look like they ever announced who they were. Lockyear and Daley are still selectors but we might find out who the other two are tonight because pretty sure the Australian selectors still vote on the CCM.

    Mal doesn’t get a vote & V’landys is only there because it’s written into his job description, was written into the role when they formed the independent commission.
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  20. AVA T Delonge

    I don't think I've heard of a dumber change than the current WC jersey numbers.

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