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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again

International Cup 2011

The New Zealand Hawks squad has been named for IC11.

The Kiwis have an impressive history in the International Cup, never finishing lower than 3rd and winning in 2005 (pictured left). It's probably fair to say that they haven't always had the same amount of raw talent across the field that their main competitors Papua New Guinea have, but the Hawks (formerly Falcons) are always fit, strong and well-drilled with excellent structures and some quality key position height.

With the HANZ UP! program in conjunction with the Hawthorn Football Club there's now a new wave of junior talent starting to come through, reflected in the average age of about 23 years. The average height is 184cm (just over 6 foot), with Michael Tagg from Mt Roskill topping the numbers at 196cm (6'5").



2011 AFL International Cup - New Zealand Hawks squad

Coach - Justin Davies (Cant)
Assistant Coach - Andrew Congalton (Auck)
Assistant Coach - Robert Vanstam (Auck)
Runner - Timothy Stevens (Auck)
Manager - Jarrod Darlington (Auck)
Physiotherapist - Jenny Lucy (Waik)


No. Name Club/Region D.O.B. Height (cm) Weight (kg)
1 Vandyn Hartman Manurewa Raiders 5/11/1993 170 66
2 Samiuela Tu'itupou Manurewa Raiders 16/07/1993 173 75
3 Rhys Panui-Leth North Shore Tigers 7/08/1994 190 80
8 Simon Carden Mid Ashburton Eagles 19/08/1988 181 91
10 Chris Mundell University Blues 17/08/1985 192 102
11 Charlton Brown Manurewa Raiders 16/07/1994 187 80
12 Sam Dickson Eastern Blues 28/10/1989 192 92
13 Stanley Chung Eastern Bulldogs 20/05/1987 172 73
14 Steven Howard Mid Ashburton Eagles 23/10/1986 194 101
15 David Rattenbury Waitakere Magpies 16/08/1987 183 82
16 David Cory Toussaint University Blues 5/12/1986 192 87
17 Adam Rice North Shore Tigers 1/06/1990 175 72
18 Michael Tagg Mt Roskill Saints 9/05/1981 196 85
19 Andrew Crighton North Shore Tigers 16/02/1988 182 85
20 Andrui Sucu North Shore Tigers 26/04/1990 188 91
21 Daniel McGregor Waitakere Magpies 29/04/1984 187 92
22 Troy Lavery Hutt Valley Eagles 24/02/1992 180 87
23 Aaron Harris Waitakere Magpies 4/10/1986 187 90
24 Luke Kneebone Hamilton Mavericks 5/11/1983 180 89
25 Justin Clark University Cougars 13/12/1989 191 80
26 Richard Bradley Eastern Blues 21/11/1981 190 88
27 Andrew Christensen University Blues VIC 21/11/1984 180 77
28 Matthew Van Wijk Manunda Hawks 12/12/1984 172 80
29 Andrew Marsden Waitakere Magpies 23/08/1983 182 92
30 Andrew Howison Mid Ashburton Eagles 4/01/1990 187 90
31 Lukas Swart Eastern Blues 29/05/1992 193 84
32 Brendan Clark Pambula Panthers NSW 26/01/1987 190 92
33 Michael Gregson Waitakere Magpies 8/04/1991 180 70
34 Jared Court Eastern Blues 31/01/1988 179 96
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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: tinka13 on Wednesday, August 03 2011 @ 11:59 pm ACST

Pace and Height, if they have that, they will be hard to beat. They have the motivation to go one better than the last IC!

Good to see a great spread of talent from all 4 competitions. The Kiwi talent is getting better and better!

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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Thursday, August 04 2011 @ 08:08 am ACST

Three years ago Liam Ackland was the great young hope of NZ, what has happened to him since?

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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: tinka13 on Saturday, August 06 2011 @ 12:45 am ACST

Liam, may have gone the way of Nick Evans and others before him, back to Rugby or tired of waiting for a chance to trial at an AFL club??? Its tough getting a chance at AFL, ONLY SOME CLUBS TAKE INTERNATIONAL AFL SERIOUSLY!

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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: pants on Saturday, August 06 2011 @ 07:03 pm ACST

 Liam was playing U/18's for Glenelg and broke his nose/jaw/cheekbone (one of those) in agme over there. Went back to NZ and played a few games for Mt Roskill towards the end of last season.

Don't know why he's not in the squad though. 

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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: tinka13 on Wednesday, August 10 2011 @ 11:47 pm ACST

Good Luck NZ!

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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: Troy Thompson on Friday, August 12 2011 @ 11:13 pm ACST

Good article on Kiwi footy and interview with Andrew Crighton - here.

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IC11 Squad - NZ Hawks looking to soar again
Authored by: WFN Administrator on Sunday, August 14 2011 @ 11:12 pm ACST

NZ Herald coverage on NZ Day 1 performance here.

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