Chiefy, on 20 April 2012 - 11:30 AM, said:
Frank Roberts played well for Mangonui in the Harding Shield too bro. Stuck out like dogs balls in the Mangonui team. Hopefully more players make themselves available for the next round of games!! I think he used to play for Mid Northern down here, or am I thinking of someone else?
I still can't believe Waipap and Awanui have had to combine Senior teams, that's absolutely crazy!! Sign of the times though I suppose. Good to see Aupouri back!
I might be a cynic but I can't see that Ahipara/North Hokianga sustaining 3 teams. Good luck to Ngaru Roa but I just don't see them, Te Rarawa and Motukohu all having the resources to manage a whole season. Especially as I have heard the new Rugby League team has been quite proactive with Union players up there.
I read the Northland Age article Justin and they're saying that new centre could have an impact on the comp like Tom Iosefo...still a joke that Northland never showed any interest in that bloke. Anyone that's seen him on the International 7s circuit for Samoa will know he could have been good for Northland.
Isn't the Devt officer Peter Nock? Heard he's good but surely he would be focussing more time on the BoI being based there
Spot on with all that bro.
Yeah I think Nock is an RDO up these ways, but as you say mate, he's probably more focussed on the Mid-North more than anything, we could be wrong, but thats the impression so far. Be good if we had two RDO's for the Far North, due to the geographical expanse. Hell, I'd do it in Mangonui for free if it meant more players getting a look in up here! haha.
yep, the talk around is this kid is another Tom Iosefo, I'm heading to watch Kaitaia v Rarawa tomorrow, so will report what I see..
Yeah the League club (who incidentially are quite good) have had a bit of an impact on the clubs, especially Waipapakauri and Awanui, who in turn have had to join forces..
But, I guess with Aupouri coming back from the dead, you could argue my last point a bit..
As to Roberts playing with MN, I'm not sure, have heard he may have played for Northland B before. Apparently he's played over in Europe too.