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    Because Donald isn't in the UK yet. Apparently. His NZRU contract goes through to November.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Because Donald isn't in the UK yet. Apparently. His NZRU contract goes through to November.
    Oh. That's surprising. I'm sure I'd read that he'd already left - I know there were problems with his visa - not having played enough games for the ABs or something, maybe that's delayed his departure enough to allow the call-up.
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    whats donald like? is he better than slade, weepu and co..

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    No. No, he is not.


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    Donald? Pfft, call up Barrett.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Agree about Gear, should have been there in the first place truth be told. Let's face it, Slade's injury was a blessing in disguise for mine. I'm not a big fan of Gruden or Donald for that matter, but both give me more confidence than Gruden.

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    I reckon if Slade wasn't injured for the next game Cruden would probably end up starting. If that were the case I'd prefer Slade on the bench than Donald.

    Ah well hopefully it won't be too much of an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zinzan12 View Post
    Agree about Gear, should have been there in the first place truth be told. Let's face it, Slade's injury was a blessing in disguise for mine. I'm not a big fan of Gruden or Donald for that matter, but both give me more confidence than Gruden.
    Gruden?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    I am interested in who will play fullback - Gear can't play there - presumably he will go to wing and Jane will go to fullback -

    Plan A is for Dagg to play I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane View Post
    I am interested in who will play fullback - Gear can't play there - presumably he will go to wing and Jane will go to fullback -

    Plan A is for Dagg to play I guess.
    I'd imagine it'll be Cory Jane at 15 if Dagg's still unable to play; I'd say Dagg will be fit to play though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    Don't think they had much choice but to call up Donald. Needed to be a reserve 10, and all of the other options like Delany, Brett, Evans and McAlister are based overseas. Would've been foolish to pick someone like Anscombe, Barrett, Sopoaga, etc and potentially through them into a WC semi-final.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Gruden?
    I'll claim it was a joke (and not a typo)

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    Love that Cruden's now 1st choice 1st 5. I saw him at the Wales v SA game last month in the crowd, and he was pissed off his nut. What a champ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bahnz View Post
    Love that Cruden's now 1st choice 1st 5. I saw him at the Wales v SA game last month in the crowd, and he was pissed off his nut. What a champ.
    Appropriate, seeing as he only has one.

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