General 2015 Warriors U20/Reserve Grade Open Trial

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mt.wellington

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Date: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October 2014
Location:Cornwall Park, Puriri Drive, Auckland

Trials for the Vodafone Junior Warriors 2015 Squad will take place over the Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October at Cornwall Park, Auckland. With selected trialists invited for a closed trial on Sunday. Please fill out the registration form below if you wish to be considered for an opportunity to trial.

Important: Before registering for our trial it is important that you understand the following:
1. With the high level of interest combined you are not guaranteed a place in the trial
2. Any costs relating to travel/accommodation are your responsibility
3. You will be required the sign an indemnity form before playing that includes:
3a. I am of my own undertaking taking part in the trial game and understand the physical nature of the activity and potential of suffering injury.
3b. Understand that I should not take part in the trial game if I have a pre-existing medical condition or injury that may be affected or aggravated by playing in the trial game.

Following the closure of applications, an email confirming your application with further information about the trial will be sent to you. i.e what is required for the day. Applications close Thursday 9 October 2013

If you have any queries or need further information contact
Jordan Friend | Football Administrator
Jordan@warriors.co.nz

*Please note - Only one registration per email address
 
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mt.wellington

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Date: Sunday 2 November 2014
Location:Cornwall Park, Puriri Drive, Auckland

Trials for the 2015 Vodafone Warriors NSW Cup squad will take place on Sunday 2 November at Cornwall Park, Auckland. Please fill out the nomination form if you wish to be considered for an opportunity to trial.

The purpose of the trial is to identify talent ready to join the 2015 Vodafone Warriors NSW Cup squad and play in the NSW Cup competition. We will only accept registration for those players born in 1995 or older.

Before attending the trial, we reiterate our expectations and ask that you bring your best for the day. We want the best, and if that is you, we look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Vodafone Warriors NSW Cup Open trials.

If you do not play for the premier side in your respective competition please do not apply

Important: Before registering for our trial it is important that you understand the following:
1. With the high level of interest combined you are not guaranteed a place in the trial
2. Any costs relating to travel/accommodation are your responsibility
3. You will be required the sign an indemnity form before playing that includes:
3a. I am of my own undertaking taking part in the trial game and understand the physical nature of the activity and potential of suffering injury.
3b. Understand that I should not take part in the trial game if I have a pre-existing medical condition or injury that may be affected or aggravated by playing in the trial game.
4. Players must bring own shorts, socks, mouth guard & boots

Applications close Tuesday 21 October 2014.

You will receive an email by Thursday 23rd October confirming/declining your application to trial.

If you have any queries or need further information about the trial please email the club.
Jordan Friend - Match Day Manager & Football Coordinator
jordan@warriors.co.nz

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Miket12

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Gotta wonder why they are bothering doing this? After all, you only have to look on the site to discover that the Warriors only ever select players from South Auckland, or was it Pt Chev or was it Mt Albert?

Now I'm confusing myself!!!!
 

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I think the 'If you do not play for the premier side in your respective competition please do not apply' bit is interesting.
 
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OMG

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I think the 'If you do not play for the premier side in your respective competition please do not apply' bit is interesting.

Farking idiots running Rugby League that is why we had the pirtek final we had today, how idiotic is it to go watch players in your own backyard that you would be well aware of...

Clever would be having 3 well advertised truly open trials in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch..
 
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Danpatmac

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Farking idiots running Rugby League that is why we had the pirtek final we had today, how idiotic is it to go watch players in your own backyard that you would be well aware of...

Clever would be having 3 well advertised truly open trials in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch..

Yeah,
What if you are a guy playing senior reserves for a rugby club who wants to have a go at a code switch?
 

DANZ

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Aug 3, 2013
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Yeah,
What if you are a guy playing senior reserves for a rugby club who wants to have a go at a code switch?

stupid aye bro, i've heard there's some arrogant and ignorant people involved in the development of our juniors - things like this make me believe it a lot more.

Farking idiots running Rugby League that is why we had the pirtek final we had today, how idiotic is it to go watch players in your own backyard that you would be well aware of...

Clever would be having 3 well advertised truly open trials in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch..

be an awesome idea - you would get so many more rugby players just giving the trial a crack if the trials were in their hood
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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stupid aye bro, i've heard there's some arrogant and ignorant people involved in the development of our juniors - things like this make me believe it a lot more.



be an awesome idea - you would get so many more rugby players just giving the trial a crack if the trials were in their hood

Yes bro, the idea is to make sure it's advertised well, your never going to get the players in the All Blacks system but you will get plenty of interest from the borderline players.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Yeah,
What if you are a guy playing senior reserves for a rugby club who wants to have a go at a code switch?
EXACTLY! Bit shortsighted by the Warriors really. Most the players playing 1st Grade the scouts would have already have on the radar. The way its set up doesnt allow for any out of the blue bolters from other codes including Rugby Union and Touch. If they were genuine in their attempt to sign Reserve Grade players then they would have made it a 3 day festival of sorts and cast their net a lot wider. As it stands you'll only see players from the Pirtek Cup trialing and the whole world of scouts would have seen them display their wares already.

Personally I would have had players sign up to trial and sent them special passes. Then I would have closed the gates on Mt Smart and promised the players that showed up a certain level of anonymity so players worried about any backlash from trialing for the rival code would feel safe. Pretty standard IMO.

In all honesty the Warriors have 99% of the Reserve sown up. They would simply be players from their current stable of players. But as I said the way its set up doesnt allow for bolters who may have not been on anyones radar.

As it stands, the way the trial is geared I dont expect anyone from the trials to pass muster. Warriors really do need to cast their net wider. Especially when the vast majority of talent out there is already in their sights and any new talent is likely to come from another code. Not really rocket surgery is it???
 
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slaughterhouse.sa

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May 26, 2012
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EXACTLY! Bit shortsighted by the Warriors really. Most the players playing 1st Grade the scouts would have already have on the radar. The way its set up doesnt allow for any out of the blue bolters from other codes including Rugby Union and Touch. If they were genuine in their attempt to sign Reserve Grade players then they would have made it a 3 day festival of sorts and cast their net a lot wider. As it stands you'll only see players from the Pirtek Cup trialing and the whole world of scouts would have seen them display their wares already.

Personally I would have had players sign up to trial and sent them special passes. Then I would have closed the gates on Mt Smart and promised the players that showed up a certain level of anonymity so players worried about any backlash from trialing for the rival code would feel safe. Pretty standard IMO.

In all honesty the Warriors have 99% of the Reserve sown up. They would simply be players from their current stable of players. But as I said the way its set up doesnt allow for bolters who may have not been on anyones radar.

As it stands, the way the trial is geared I dont expect anyone from the trials to pass muster. Warriors really do need to cast their net wider. Especially when the vast majority of talent out there is already in their sights and any new talent is likely to come from another code. Not really rocket surgery is it???

At least they are having one - remember last year they had an Aussie coach in Rohan Smith - so he would of had no idea what local players he was picking.
Instead they just go to the same players - Dan Palavi etc.

Yeah right re: top league players most bar Pt Chev play in the national comp.
But they need players who are keen - keen to train and be on standby etc.

There are lots of Kiwi ex-nyc players floating around NSW Cup and Q cup - I would look at them.

Rugby:
The Warriors do a good decent job in rugby scouting etc - they should look at older guys

Touch:
If touch players want to play NSW Cup...they need to be playing Fox or local rugby first.
Which most do anyway
 

slaughterhouse.sa

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May 26, 2012
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Farking idiots running Rugby League that is why we had the pirtek final we had today, how idiotic is it to go watch players in your own backyard that you would be well aware of...

Clever would be having 3 well advertised truly open trials in Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch..

I went to the 20s trials a a few years back (there were kids from Gold Coast & Perth etc)

For NSW Cup - you would be talking about small-ish contracts so they would need to be pretty KEEN and need to reloate to Auckland anyway.

Also places like Wellington its easy to indetify the top talents - in either code.

I am sure - as much crap as I give you there is a few talented players in that bulls team.
Warrior have abbey - but surely that Tofilau can get a nyc contract somewhere.

I know alot of them are older but though Sauni, Weepu & JJ smith went well too.

Lomaloma from Wellington (played mt Albert) if is he young enough could be worth a go too.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
At least they are having one - remember last year they had an Aussie coach in Rohan Smith - so he would of had no idea what local players he was picking.
Instead they just go to the same players - Dan Palavi etc.

Yeah right re: top league players most bar Pt Chev play in the national comp.
But they need players who are keen - keen to train and be on standby etc.

There are lots of Kiwi ex-nyc players floating around NSW Cup and Q cup - I would look at them.

Rugby:
The Warriors do a good decent job in rugby scouting etc - they should look at older guys

Touch:
If touch players want to play NSW Cup...they need to be playing Fox or local rugby first.
Which most do anyway
True. Speaking with some of the players who were being roped in every now and then you do need someone who is really keen. You have to sacrifice time and money to play for the Warriors Reserve Grade. Was told that someone like Upu Poching was giving up $400 a game in the Fox Memorial for $50 a game with the Reserves. Also training is during the day and not the evening as all local clubs do so it doesnt interfere with work.

Early days really and its the Warriors first go at such a thing. Be good if they can expand it in the future...
 

ramraider78

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 24, 2012
1,636
Auckland , New Zealand
Nothing much there today from the trial games that I watched. I heard the skill level from the Saturday lot wasn't good and the 2nd cut was much better. I wasn't wowed by the boys today TBH - BTW there wasn't any 120 kg 6'4 props running around. I did hear one agent going on about a tongan kid trialing that had an ITM cup contract down the line who was real awesome, never watched him play though. The boys find out next week Friday who made it in? If that's right - don't think my Nephew made it.

The Vulcans trial should be better IMO.
 

slaughterhouse.sa

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2012
1,617
Nothing much there today from the trial games that I watched. I heard the skill level from the Saturday lot wasn't good and the 2nd cut was much better. I wasn't wowed by the boys today TBH - BTW there wasn't any 120 kg 6'4 props running around. I did hear one agent going on about a tongan kid trialing that had an ITM cup contract down the line who was real awesome, never watched him play though. The boys find out next week Friday who made it in? If that's right - don't think my Nephew made it.

The Vulcans trial should be better IMO.

Did Lisone trial? probably only 6'1 but definately 120kg lol. I seen him play for tangaroa and he is a beast.
He is probably the closest thing to a bulldogs like prop imo. Will need a big off-season to be considered.

Also rate that big papakura prop Roman cant spell his last name from Papakura. Tall, quick with offseason with weights could have a Jesse Bromwich frame imo.
 

ramraider78

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 24, 2012
1,636
Auckland , New Zealand
Did Lisone trial? probably only 6'1 but definately 120kg lol. I seen him play for tangaroa and he is a beast.
He is probably the closest thing to a bulldogs like prop imo. Will need a big off-season to be considered.

Also rate that big papakura prop Roman cant spell his last name from Papakura. Tall, quick with offseason with weights could have a Jesse Bromwich frame imo.
Yeah he played the last trial game - as I posted earlier , He's hard runner and aggressive but TBH has poor discipline , short fuse like his brother at that age lol , good for 2-3 penalties a half when I've watched him, our tongan boys would talk to him in the scrum and he'd give away a penalty guaranteed lol . Played SG Ball for Perth Pirates this year then went over to Otahuhu - best prop in the last game but I could see he was gased in the 2nd half.

I rate Roman from the Fox games I watched - TBH I think we found a player to develop there.
 

slaughterhouse.sa

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2012
1,617
Yeah he played the last trial game - as I posted earlier , He's hard runner and aggressive but TBH has poor discipline , short fuse like his brother at that age lol , good for 2-3 penalties a half when I've watched him, our tongan boys would talk to him in the scrum and he'd give away a penalty guaranteed lol . Played SG Ball for Perth Pirates this year then went over to Otahuhu - best prop in the last game but I could see he was gased in the 2nd half.

I rate Roman from the Fox games I watched - TBH I think we found a player to develop there.

Yeah however I heard he is a teddy bear off the field.
I think we need that agression on the field and if everybody wants a monster prop then they will have to put up with some slack fitness at first.

The younger lisone could be the next russell packer (in a good way lol).
But he would need to go through a hell of a pre-season and not quit etc.

Yeah that Roman kid looked like a perfect frame and is quick.
 

ramraider78

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 24, 2012
1,636
Auckland , New Zealand
Yeah however I heard he is a teddy bear off the field.
I think we need that agression on the field and if everybody wants a monster prop then they will have to put up with some slack fitness at first.

The younger lisone could be the next russell packer (in a good way lol).
But he would need to go through a hell of a pre-season and not quit etc.

Yeah that Roman kid looked like a perfect frame and is quick.
I agree , junior has Russell's frame but he has way better attitude off the field - we had at hawks for 3 years, good kid.

My thing with a Monster Prop is we don't have a Burgess looking kid coming through the Auckland scene, your right there's a few height wise but fitness issues for all of them.

I rated Sorby Sovea from Otahuhu 20's this year, he trialed I heard but when I saw his photo online at the trials - he's carrying weight again, He can bend the line. Was also trying to find out if Conor Purcell trial another Prop in Russell's frame that has a big motor. They played with Lisone this year but TBH they will be wasted if they stay down in there age group.
 
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