General 2013 Vulcans

slaughterhouse.sa

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May 26, 2012
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Yeah what im saying is that ARL have no call over player selections. Clearly the Warriors play there players over Fox players.

Nah, I think the exemption rule is just an old rule.
They must of brought it in a few years back - when players were pulling out of the vulcans towards the end of the year.

Again another corrupt ARL style move - change the rules to suite them lol.

Again - just shows a lack of challenge from the clubs.
If I was a head of a club - I would be all over that and get them to change it.

Anybody from the Vulcans aligned to Mt Albert or Pt Chev could play in the Fox final - having no played one single game all year.
 
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Marlin

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Same at kura last week when still a chance to make semi and down to play Pt Chev. Sio Setefano , who had not played for 6 weeks due to a knee injury but would have played in that last game for Kura, gets a call up to Vulcans. Never played for them all season. The Jones Influence.The next week hes in the kura under 20s side.
 
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ramraider78

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Same at kura last week when still a chance to make semi and down to play Pt Chev. Sio Setefano , who had not played for 6 weeks due to a knee injury but would have played in that last game for Kura, gets a call up to Vulcans. Never played for them all season. The Jones Influence.The next week hes in the kura under 20s side.
Well i've debated a few issues with you this season but at least I can agree with you about the the politics in the back ground with team selections for Vulcans - favours are done for west/central clubs, they'll never come out and admit it - I'm sure Vulcans management are reading this, they must ghost the forum, they still look down on the South Auckland clubs.
 

slaughterhouse.sa

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May 26, 2012
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Same at kura last week when still a chance to make semi and down to play Pt Chev. Sio Setefano , who had not played for 6 weeks due to a knee injury but would have played in that last game for Kura, gets a call up to Vulcans. Never played for them all season. The Jones Influence.The next week hes in the kura under 20s side.

You realise that these Vulcans players - sign contracts and train the whole to get the chance.
At the end of the season the older blokes give up, Setefano, must of kept turning up.

A few injuries and they need a bloke to play.
Papakura got knocked out didn't they week after.

If that was the case then why did Jones allow - the 20s to call up Tama Koopu. One of Pt Chevs best forwards after not getting selected all year.

Im all for conspiracy theories...but doesn't add up.
Who is the Vulcans Management....

Im pretty sure the coach chooses the players they want.
Willie Swann is the coach and clearly he has been told to prioritise warriors players.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Tuimavave returns, Packer out

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Carlos Tuimavave returns to the Auckland Vulcans this week after missing the previous clash through injury, while Russell Packer will miss the game.

Auckland keep the majority of their squad from last week for the trip to Morry Breen Oval, with some players such as Tangi Ropati being asked to switch positions.

Auckland Vulcans Vs Wyong Roos
Morry Breen Oval, August 18
Kick-off: 15.00 AEST


Auckland Vulcans:

1 Carlos Tuimavave
2 Viliami Lolohea
3 Siosiua Taukeiaho
4 Agnatius Paasi
5 Tangi Ropati
6 Steve Waetford
7 Pita Godinet
8 Sebastine Ikahihifo
9 Alehana Mara
10 Charlie Gubb
11 John Palavi
12 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
13 David Bhana

14 Siliva Havili
15 Murray Iti
16 Nathaniel Peteru
17 Albert Vete
18 Atelea Nafetalai
 

mt.wellington

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1. Grant Nelson
2. Jayson Mackenzie
3. Marvin Filipo
4. Dan Phillips
5. Etu Uaisele
6. Brad Bennett
7. Jono Ford
8. Eloni Vunakece
9. Mitch Williams (c)
10. Shaun Boss
11. Nathan Clarke
12. Jay Florimo
13. Brock Molan

14. Lionel O’Mally
15. Simon Hawthorne
16. Junior Tia Kilifi
17. Joel Patterson
19. Wade Kemplen
20. Matt Nelson

COACH: Paul Stringer
 

mt.wellington

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At the ARL (Auckland) awards tonight:

Player of the Year - Suaia Matagi
Runner Up Player of the Year - Tangi Ropati
Rookie of the Year - John Palavi

Well done to Suaia. Been a great break out season for the big guy who has had to overcome a lot of obstacles to make it to the NRL and fulfill his dream. Have spoken to him on a few occasions and he knows how blessed he is to get a second chance and he will fight long and hard to remain in the top grade. Congrats Uso...
 

Miket12

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I think/hope Matagi is going to be a stalwart at the club for a very, very long time!!!!
 
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Defence

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One of the good things about matagi is that his body isn't as bashed up as the likes of rapira and packer who were thrown into first grade as teenagers- getting a late start could turn out to be a blessing in disguise
 

Phantomlock

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Aug 9, 2012
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All three of those players have had an excellent season this year! Especially happy to see Matagi get recognised though.

Pity we lost Manu Ma'u to Parra this year. He, like Suaia, have had to overcome their challenges.

PL
 
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slaughterhouse.sa

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May 26, 2012
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All three of those players have had an excellent season this year! Especially happy to see Matagi get recognised though.

Pity we lost Manu Ma'u to Parra this year. He, like Suaia, have had to overcome their challenges.

PL

Yeah good to se Mau finally get a visa after all those years.
Him and Matagi have been the best domestic players in recent times imo.

However cant expect for the Warriors to sign Matagi, Gubb and Mau.
Im sure they are happy with Matagi & Gubb.

Mau is at a good club - for him. Nobody want to sign there so they will hold on to a few players
 

mt.wellington

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Auckland Vulcans

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VB NSW CUP rd #23 report - Vulcans vs. Roos:

By Andrew Stark at Morry Breen Field

The Auckland Vulcans ran out convincing 38-20 winners over Wyong in a sometimes spiteful encounter at the Morry Breen Field.

Apart from the niggle which saw three Vulcans placed on report and two late send offs, one from either team, this was a game highlighted by a sparkling period of play midway through the first half that yielded three spectacular, razzle dazzle, Auckland tries.

The afternoon’s scoring began in the 9th minute when Vulcan’s second rower Sebastine Ikahihifo sprinted 45 metres down the left touchline after nice lead up from Albert Vete and Alehana Mara. The Roos hit straight back however when nuggety five eighth Brad Bennett burrowed over from close range. Auckland then proceeded to run white hot for a breath taking quarter of an hour of absolute power and skill. Tries in the 17th, 22nd and 29th minutes to Waetford, Lolohea and Mara, each attacking raid a master class in hot potato ball movement as the Steeden simply refused to be locked down.

In warm conditions, starved of possession and trailing 22-6, Wyong looked out on their feet after half an hour yet mercifully the bright Vulcan light began to slowly dull a little as penalties and ill-discipline crept in.

A burst of Roos possession enabled firstly Jono Ford to slice over off Mitch Williams, followed six seconds before halftime by Jayson Mackenzie spearing into the Leagues Club corner to reduce the mid game deficit to 22-14.

The second period couldn’t have started much worse for Wyong. Jono Ford sent the kick off over the side line on the full and the ensuing Auckland attacking raid ended with big Nathaniel Peteru tearing up the middle, bashing and barging his way over through a host of despairing green and gold jerseys.

At 28-14 the game entered an arm wrestle phase. Wyong attacked strongly but were denied by resolute defence and then against the run of play, Pita Godinet dashed away for a four pointer after a dubious Vete offload. This was followed by Albert Vete driving in low for a try of his own and with seven minutes remaining.

The simmering pot then lost its lid. Firstly, Wyong’s Junior Tia Kilifi was sent off for a high tackle. And then from the restart an almighty brouhaha spiraled across field, the culmination of which saw Vulcan’s prop Charlie Grubb marched for punching.

Twelve on twelve for the final 3 minutes, a period in which Dan Phillips was able to sprint over for a consolation try leaving the final ledger reading 38-20 in Auckland’s favour.

Auckland Vulcans (Ikahihifo, Waetford, Lolohea, Mara, Peteru, Godinet, Vete tries: Taukeiaho (5 goals)

Wyong Roos (Bennett, Ford, MacKenzie, Phillips tries: Ford (2 goals)

Half Time: 22 – 14

Full Time: 38 – 20 (Auckland Vulcans)

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https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/NSW-CUP-Wyong-20-Vulcans-38/82227

NSW CUP: Wyong 20, Vulcans 38


Sunday 18 August 2013 9:21 PM

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An injury-ravaged Auckland Vulcans side outpointed Wyong 38-20 today to secure a third straight win and consolidate sixth spot on the New South Wales Cup ladder.

After leading 22-14 at halftime, the Vulcans went 28-14 ahead straight after the break before finding their interchange resources down to one fit player following injuries to Carlos Tuimavave, Sebastine Ikahihifo and Alehana Mara.

Despite being down on troops, they scored two more tries through Pita Godinet and Albert Vete to lead 38-14 before the Roos scored in the final minute.
Match details:

At Morrie Breen Oval, Sydney
Wyong Roos 20 (Brad Bennett, Jono Ford, Jayson Mackenzie, Dan Phillips tries; Jono Ford 2 conversions).
Auckland Vulcans 38 (Sebastine Ikahihifo, Steve Waetford, Viliami Lolohea, Alehana Mara, Nathaniel Peteru, Pita Godinet, Albert Vete tries; Sio Siua Taukeiaho 5 conversions).
Halftime: 22-14 Vulcans.
Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Vulcans: Carlos Tuimavave; Viliami Lolohea, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Agnatius Paasi, Tangi Ropati; Steve Waetford, Pita Godinet; Albert Vete, Alehana Mara, Charlie Gubb; Sebastine Ikahihifo, Raymond Faitala-Mariner; David Bhana. Interchange: Murray Iti, Nathaniel Peteru, Herman Retzlaff, Esera Esera.
 
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mt.wellington

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Palavi brothers return along with Aaron Nootai

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The Auckland Vulcans welcome back powerhouse brothers John and Daniel Palavi this week for the match against Wentworthville.

The pair are a welcome addition to the Vulcans squad who are missing the likes of Sam Lousi through injury.

Also back in the frame for the first time in several weeks is hooker Aaron Nootai who will assume a bench spot.

The former NZ touch representative comes into this match fresh off claiming the Fox Memorial Premiership last weekend with the Pt Chevalier Pirates.

Usual Vulcans centre Jerome Ropati makes a long awaited return to first grade this week after being 18th man last Sunday.

Auckland Vulcans Vs Wentworthville Magpies
Ringrose Park, August 25
Kick-off: 15.00 AEST


Vulcans squad:

1 Tangi Ropati
2 Viliami Lolohea
3 Siosiua Taukeiaho
20 Agnatius Paasi
5 Atelea Nafetalai
6 Steve Waetford
7 Pita Godinet
8 Herman Retzlaff
9 Siliva Havili
10 Charlie Gubb
11 John Palavi
12 Murray Iti
13 David Bhana

14 Aaron Nootai
15 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
16 Nathaniel Peteru
17 Daniel Palavi
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Wentworthville Magpies Vs Auckland Vulcans
Ringrose Park, Sunday, August 25
Kick-off: 3.00pm
Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski


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1. Charlie Herekotukutuku
2. Dylon Gilbert
3. KJ MacKenzie
4. Cecil MacKenzie
5. Domenic Reardon
6. Matthew Place
7. Brendan Waters
8. Lorenzo Ma-afu
9. Brendan McKinnon
10. Taniela Lasalo
11. Pat Mataele
18. Kenny Edwards
13. Danny Howard
14. Dean Parata
15. Walter Vaeau
16. Tim Wynn
17. Daniel Penese

COACH: Brett Cook
 

mt.wellington

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Ikahihifo returns for last home game of the season

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In form forward Sebastian Ikahihifo slots back into the Vulcans this week to face Mounties, in an otherwise familiar looking Auckland side.

Young front rower Albert Vete also rejoins the side after a week out and caps off what is a near full strength team for the final home clash of the year.

Auckland Vulcans Vs. Mounties

Mt Smart Stadium, August 31

Kick-off: 12:50 NZT

1 Tangi Ropati
2 Viliami Lolohea
3 Siosiua Taukeiaho
20 Agnatius Paasi
5 Atelea Nafetalai
6 Steve Waetford
7 Pita Godinet
8 Herman Retzlaff
9 Aaron Nootai
10 Charlie Gubb
11 John Palavi
12 Sebastian Ikahihifo
13 David Bhana


14 Siliva Havili
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5 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
16 Nathaniel Peteru
17 Albert Vete


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mt.wellington

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NSW CUP: Vulcans 48, Mounties 28
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Saturday 31 August 2013 3:59 PM

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Back rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner scored a second half double to help the Vulcans to a big 48-28 win over the Mounties in the New South Wales Cup match at Mount Smart Stadium. Photo: Photosport

A potent second half surge drove the injury-ravaged Auckland Vulcans to a convincing 48-28 victory over the Mounties in today’s New South Wales Cup clash at Mount Smart Stadium.

Fielding just three players from the Vodafone Warriors’ NRL squad and only two with NRL experience, the Vulcans led 18-12 at halftime before bounding out to a telling 36-12 advantage in the third quarter.

In quick succession Tangi Ropati, David Bhana and Raymond Faitala-Mariner all scored to have the Vulcans seemingly in control.

While they allowed the Mounties to score three tries of their own they still finished well to win by 20 points, moving to 29 points on the table and remaining firmly locked in at sixth.

Assured of playing in the finals, the Vulcans finish their regular season campaign against North Sydney next weekend.

Match details:

At Mount Smart Stadium, Aucklland
Auckland Vulcans 48 (Raymond Faitala-Mariner 2, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Herman Retzlaff, Nathaniel Peteru, Tangi Ropati, Viliami Lolohea, David Bhana tries; Sio Siua Taukeiaho 7 conversions; Agnatius Paasi conversion).
Mounties 28 (Matt Allwood 2, Joe Picker, Sam Mataora, Sam Williams tries; Sam Williams 4 conversions).
Halftime: 18-12 Vulcans.
Referee: Daniel Caddy.

Vulcans: Tangi Ropati; Viliami Lolohea, Sio Siua Taukeiaho, Agnatius Paasi, Atelea Nafetalai; Steve Waetford, Pita Godinet; Herman Retzlaff, Aaron Nootai, Charlie Gubb; Murray Iti, Raymond Faitala-Mariner; David Bhana. Interchange: Siliva Havili, Nathaniel Peteru, Albert Vete, Esera Esera.

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Hitman82

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Taukeiaho, Vete and Faitala-Mariner were on fire in this game. Vete is going to bring us some SERIOUS size. He is built like a fucking tank!
 

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