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4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugInt » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 12:21

Venue: BCI Stadium in Nikao.
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Cook Islands XV v Tahiti (To be reduced to a squad of 23)
Francis Smith (Arorangi)
Stephen Willis (Arorangi)
Sean Smith (Arorangi)
Mathew Mullany (New Zealand)
Alex Matapo (NZ)
James Kora (Tupapa)
O’Neal Rongo (NZ)
Walter Tangata (Avatiu)
Li Ponini (Avatiu)
Te-Ara Henderson (NZ)
Tiano Arona (NZ)
Rangi Piri (Tupapa)
Greg Mullany (NZ)
Longo Leuta (Titikaveka)
Vatu Sika (Titikaveka)
Ilai Arona (NZ)
K C Kora (Tupapa)
Christian Hosking (Takuvaine)
Davey Mato (Tupapa)
Mana Havi (Takuvaine)
Tupou Faireka (Tupapa)
James Tofilau (Titikaveka)
Alex Olah (Avatiu)
Timothy Tangirere (Titikaveka)
Jamian Iroa (Tupapa)

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Every time I try to add the last member of the above squad, the head coach line and the link I get the permission denied notice.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/ ... as-players

Previous Cook Islands teams of 2013 and 2015 consisted entirely of overseas-based players. Not so in 2017. Article above explains.
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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugInt » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 12:36

Tahiti rugby facebook
https://www.facebook.com/rugbytahitiinf ... f=mentions

No mention of the up coming game. Looks like the club season begins in September!

Here are some photos of the official selection of Tahiti Nui from rugby union.
The Polynesian Rugby Federation has requested the postponement of oceania to xv so that French Polynesia can participate in it. In the meantime, we are continuing our work to create and work a group to prepare short, medium and long-term deadlines.
The group is still open...


This quote is from the Tahiti Facebook page above.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugInt » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 12:46

Training of official Tahiti Nui selections this Thursday, July 6 at 18 pm at the municipal stadium of pirae.
This training is open to everyone.
Come on!
Next practice, this Saturday, July 8, from 15 am to 17 pm, always at the communal stadium of pirae.


well a squad was training on 6 July.

Looks like the club season begins in September!


...and I got that wrong because the Championship ended late June.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugInt » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 13:01

I can't find the squad but this article say 8 france-based players will join the Taihitian squad v Cooks.

http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/ ... rugby-team

This game could be closer than I originally thought.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby victorsra » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 20:09

Lets hope Tahiti and New Caledonia emerge as strong nations, as they are big countries in the region. New Caledonia has many players in France too.

Both countries are among the strongest in regional soccer. Is football really much more popular in those French territory? How popular is rugby there?
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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugInt » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 22:08

Possibly what is holding them back is that, as regions of France, they cannot join the Rugby World Cup family and I don't think they can enter the Olympic games

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby sammo » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 22:54

Are Tahiti not a department of France also?

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby victorsra » Sun, 30 Jul 2017, 23:25

Tahiti can play the RWC, in fact, they are full members of World Rugby and this is a RWC Qualy match. New Caledonia, however, is (AFAIK) just Oceania Rugby member. However, both can play the FIFA World Cup, as they are full members of FIFA (remember Tahiti played the 2013 Confederations Cup). New Caledonia could be a WR full member and play the RWC.

Tahiti (in fact French Polynesia) and New Caledonia are NOT regions of France, like Martinique, French Guyana, Guadeloupe or Reunion. Both have a higher status.
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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Wed, 02 Aug 2017, 12:01

Broadcast details: Live streamed on Oceania Rugby Facebook and www.culture.gov.ck/rugby

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugInt » Thu, 03 Aug 2017, 22:14

Tahiti can play the RWC, in fact, they are full members of World Rugby and this is a RWC Qualy match. New Caledonia, however, is (AFAIK) just Oceania Rugby member. However, both can play the FIFA World Cup, as they are full members of FIFA (remember Tahiti played the 2013 Confederations Cup). New Caledonia could be a WR full member and play the RWC.

Tahiti (in fact French Polynesia) and New Caledonia are NOT regions of France, like Martinique, French Guyana, Guadeloupe or Reunion. Both have a higher status.


Thanks for clarification :thumbup:

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby RugbyLiebe » Fri, 04 Aug 2017, 11:35

Just searched for the results and found out they are on the other side of the international date line :shock:
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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 04 Aug 2017, 11:39

The Tahiti squad, although lacking club info

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby rugby.change » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 03:10

Was that even a rugby game?!!

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby 4N » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 05:34

Result: Tahiti 13 - 9 Cook Islands


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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby olivier » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 06:52

Great. Huge fail from the Cook Islands.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby Hinato » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 07:37

Very very low level. The Asian winner (a priori Hong Kong) will qualify without forcing. Tahiti is expected to take two bags in the Oceano-Asian qualifiers.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 07:51

Pretty lousy weather for the game though.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby olivier » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 10:17

Hinato wrote:Very very low level. The Asian winner (a priori Hong Kong) will qualify without forcing. Tahiti is expected to take two bags in the Oceano-Asian qualifiers.

Not so sure if they get their Top 14 and Pro D2 players.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby victorsra » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 10:18

Well, good for Tahiti. They will go up the rankings. First title?
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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby olivier » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 10:26

victorsra wrote:Well, good for Tahiti. They will go up the rankings. First title?


Well Cook Islands' rating was 47.11. Tahiti was 31.79 ! Tahiti will only gain the maximum 2 points.
Biggest surprise of all time ?

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby olivier » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 11:20

Tahiti line-up vs Cook Islands :
1 Martin Taeae (Valence d'Agen)
2 David Lahille (L'Isle Jourdain)
3 Patrick Tevero (Faa'a, Tahiti)
4 Torea Morou (Cahors)
5 Lehi Tematafa Arere (Chartres)
6 Haley Teuira (RC Pirae, Tahiti)
7 Tunui Anania (c) (Marmande)
8 Manuraii Richmond (Faa'a, Tahiti)
9 Guillaume Brouqui (Périgueux)
10 Andoni Jimenez (Nantes)
11 Vincent Perez (Tournon d'Agenais)
12 Tamahao Opeta
13 Mathieu Taulele (Givors)
14 James Tekurio (Villefranche de Lauragais)
15 Cedric Martin (Castanet)

Bench
Loic Tautu (RC Pirae)
Angus Charles (RC Pirae)
Brandon Tihata (Le Mans)
Andrew Vanaa (Faa'a)
Taitearii Mahuru (RC Pirae)
Ganaham Huuti
Jean Tautu
Teariki Wong Sung (Le Mans)
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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby olivier » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 11:45

Mateata Teamou, Hiro Mati, Tamatoa Huuti, Marwin Scoliege (Besançon), Francois Tardieu (Colomiers !), Ralph Teriitaohia (Rodez), Enoharii Teore, Clyde Mauahiti (Saint Nazaire), Anthony Tesquet (Arcachon), Waikirangi Mairoto (Besançon), Alexis Poutatouki, Kaena Timo (Chateauroux), Vehi Terupe, Tainui Ah-Lo (RC Montauban) weren't called.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby 4N » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 15:22

olivier wrote:Mateata Teamou, Hiro Mati, Tamatoa Huuti, Marwin Scoliege (Besançon), Francois Tardieu (Colomiers !), Ralph Teriitaohia (Rodez), Enoharii Teore, Clyde Mauahiti (Saint Nazaire), Anthony Tesquet (Arcachon), Waikirangi Mairoto (Besançon), Alexis Poutatouki, Kaena Timo (Chateauroux), Vehi Terupe, Tainui Ah-Lo (RC Montauban) weren't called.


So Tahiti should be able to field a stronger side in theory. They should play some warmups in France.

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 17:08

olivier wrote:
victorsra wrote:Well, good for Tahiti. They will go up the rankings. First title?


Well Cook Islands' rating was 47.11. Tahiti was 31.79 ! Tahiti will only gain the maximum 2 points.
Biggest surprise of all time ?


The victory will lift Tahiti three places to 88th – above the Bahamas, Cameroon and Swaziland – when the World Rugby Rankings update at 12 noon UK time on Monday. The Cook Islands will drop eight places to 56th

http://www.worldrugby.org/news/269069

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Re: 4 August: Cook Islands v Tahiti

Postby 4N » Sat, 05 Aug 2017, 22:11

BTW excellent work digging out club info olivier. Don't see this listed elsewhere :thumbup:

Spoiler:
olivier wrote:Tahiti line-up vs Cook Islands :
1 Martin Taeae (Valence d'Agen)
2 David Lahille (L'Isle Jourdain)
3 Patrick Tevero (Faa'a, Tahiti)
4 Torea Morou (Cahors)
5 Lehi Tematafa Arere (Chartres)
6 Haley Teuira (RC Pirae, Tahiti)
7 Tunui Anania (c) (Marmande)
8 Manuraii Richmond (Faa'a, Tahiti)
9 Guillaume Brouqui (Périgueux)
10 Andoni Jimenez (Nantes)
11 Vincent Perez (Tournon d'Agenais)
12 Tamahao Opeta
13 Mathieu Taulele (Givors)
14 James Tekurio (Villefranche de Lauragais)
15 Cedric Martin (Castanet)

Bench
Loic Tautu (RC Pirae)
Angus Charles (RC Pirae)
Brandon Tihata (Le Mans)
Andrew Vanaa (Faa'a)
Taitearii Mahuru (RC Pirae)
Ganaham Huuti
Jean Tautu
Teariki Wong Sung (Le Mans)

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