7: OPENSIDE FLANKER - 100 XV
Apanel of local judges has been selected in order to make a team of the century as Waikato Rugby Union head towards their centenary celebrations (1921-2021). Each week three players will be announced for a single position, one through to 15. In the following week’s edition, the panel’s pick of those three will be announced as the winner of that position. Please note these picks are voted on by the panel and it is their opinion as a group. We invite the public to have their say, although this will not affect the final XV. Waikato Rugby have also started a fan selected Team of the Century on their Facebook page. The fan selections will go up online on Friday mornings. Panel members: Murray Meinung, Kevin Hart, Brian Clarke, David Fox, Jesse Wood and Evan Pegden. PANEL’S BLINDSIDE FLANKER FOR 100 XV: Liam Messam OPENSIDE FLANKER PICKS: MARTY HOLAH BORN: 1976 CLUB: Hamilton Marist WAIKATO CAPS: 87 (1999-2014) WAIKATO POINTS: 50 TOTAL ALL BLACK MATCHES: 39 (2001-2006) TOTAL ALL BLACK POINTS: 20 DUANE MONKLEY BORN: 1966 CLUB: Fraser-Tech, Morrinsville United WAIKATO CAPS: 135 (1987-1996) WAIKATO POINTS: 111 TOTAL ALL BLACK MATCHES: TOTAL ALL BLACK POINTS: - GEORGE NOLA BORN: 1928-2011 CLUB: Hinuera, T S T (Tatuanui, Springdale and Te Puninga) WAIKATO CAPS: 39 (1950-1956) WAIKATO POINTS: 33 TOTAL ALL BLACK MATCHES: TOTAL ALL BLACK POINTS: - Send an email to teawamutu. firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note off to the Te Awamutu Courier office stating who your pick would be and why.