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Friday, May 27, 2011

Stuff co nz: Proper prop problem for ITM Cup

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Twenty is becoming the new 30 with a new generation of props set to be asked to crouch, touch and engage during the upcoming ITM Cup.
There's been cause for some alarm in past weeks as senior Wellington props Anthony Perenise, John Schwalger and Neemia Tialata have announced overseas contracts.
Their departures come against the backdrop of an International Rugby Board directive that will see ITM Cup sides required to add a 23rd player, a front rower, to their reserves in this year's competition.
It's a situation that raises an obvious question.
Are there 14 more props in New Zealand with the necessary experience and skill to play, and play safely, at ITM Cup level?
Wellington have Hurricanes loosehead Jacob Ellison and have flown back former Lions prop Arden Perrot from Wasps in England, but have no other recognised, provincial-standard props - TOBY ROBSON 5-28-2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Stuff co nz: All Blacks Barometer - Who's in the 30?

After reading Dan Gilhooly's article on his picks for the 30-member squad for the All Blacks, it seems he doesn't like Neemia Tialata. He's spot on with the Franks brothers, Tony Woodcock & John Afoa, which leaves no more for Tialata to break in, I think giving him a 1% chance of World Cup selection is mean.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

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-->Respect to anyone that has kids! Mane I thought being in the front row was tough.. But watching a kid for 4hours is tougher!!

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Haha that's good:) they deserve it. “ u just made a lot of moms happy by tweeting that, lol”

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Neemia Tialata's Photos - Mobile Uploads

Shopping with Katty Perry in Paris... Blahhhh!

Me and my Tattooist/booyah tribe haha....

Taupou Tatau's Photos - FAMILY N FRIENDS OUT N ABOUT!!!

All Blacks Neemia Tialata & huricanes Faifili Levave stopp'n by TAUPOU TATAU SHOP!!!! fa'afetai for the support usos!

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My sister thinks she's funny droppin my liddle neph off to me wearing his South African rugby jersey haha...

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Heard that some French rugby fans want  2 appear in the next Dieux du Stade calendar...LOL!!!!! 

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"Everyday im shuffling"!! in my damn head... I fall more in love with you wellington when you turn the weather on like this...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

stuff co nz: Propping headache heightens for 'Canes
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Neemia Tialata will join the exodus to France at the end of the season as a propping headache for the Hurricanes and Wellington rugby begins to develop migraine proportions.
The big tighthead confirmed last night he has signed with French Top 14 club Bayonne after knocking back an offer to stay from the New Zealand Rugby Union.
But the 28-year-old was also quick to stress he had not given up on adding to his 43 test caps and believed he could still force his way into the All Blacks squad for the Tri-Nations and the World Cup.
That will be cold comfort for Wellington and the Hurricanes who have now lost their three senior props in as many months with John Schwalger and Anthony Perenise also heading offshore - TOBY ROBSON May 18, 2011

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Like this thought:) “:  just chill out, stay home, listen 2 some music, read a book, watch TV, make a baby

Monday, May 16, 2011

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NeemiaTialata‎: would ya? Hahaha “@CoryJane1080: Wow you look hot haha RT @Powza13: After” 20 minutes ago

Stuff co nz: Neemia Tialata signs two-year Bayonne deal
JOHN COWPLAND/Sunday Star Times

Neemia Tialata is the latest All Black to announce his departure overseas, having signed a two-year deal with French club Bayonne.
The versatile Wellington and Hurricanes prop will join Bayonne later this year along with former All Blacks No 8 Sione Lauaki, who leaves fellow French Top 14 club Clermont after signing a three-year contract - JOHN COWPLAND/Sunday Star Times

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NeemiaTialata‎: Can't sleep been up playing this zombies game #scaredycatplus still got diddys damn song playing in my head!!! "I'm coming home"!!#Kefz 3 hours ago

Stuff co nz: French club claims Tialata deal done

JOHN COWPLAND/Sunday Star Times

All Blacks and Hurricanes prop Neemia Tialata has agreed to a move to France after the World Cup, according to the French club Bayonne.
The club, from the south-west of France, said on its website that the 41-test All Black had committed to the club at the weekend and will sign a two-year deal with an option for a third year.
If the deal is confirmed the 28-year-old Tialata will join former All Blacks No.8 Sione Lauaki at the Top 14 club after he confirmed today he had signed for the club - JOHN COWPLAND/Sunday Star Times

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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Got my essentials for the flight time to catch up on some :) whos still got the royal wedding hangover? Haha 
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