General 2016 Warriors NSW Cup Reserve Grade

diehard

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Jan 27, 2016
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At worst he still a better option than Wright, assuming it has something to do with salary cap restrictions perhaps?
I just think that when opportunities open up, and guys are playing well on the B team, they should play FG. Like Wells, Ata, maybe Ali. Doesn't have a problem putting his Aussie bros in in a heartbeat. If they don't play well, then you know they're not worth saving for next year.
 
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Trugoy

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Apr 3, 2016
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Hard to see Lane hanging around, unless he starts seeing some regular first grade.He said as much when he signed that it'll probably be very short term.
Would've liked to have seen Wells get a crack in FG too.
Can't see that happening though.
 
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6 Again

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Sep 29, 2015
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Sounds like the cup side did well to grind out a 12-8 win against the competition front runners this arvo, Ata Hingano set up both the Warriors tries by the sounds.

Stacey's got them competing hard these past few games, good to see a Warriors side staying in the grind and credit to many of our NYC players who stepped up and played.

https://nrlportal.com/vodafone-warriors-win-tense-isp-tussle/

Anyone catch the game at all?
 
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Lets Gone

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Aug 22, 2015
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Sounds like the cup side did well to grind out a 12-8 win against the competition front runners this arvo, Ata Hingano set up both the Warriors tries by the sounds.

Stacey's got them competing hard these past few games, good to see a Warriors side staying in the grind and credit to many of our NYC players who stepped up and played.

https://nrlportal.com/vodafone-warriors-win-tense-isp-tussle/

Anyone catch the game at all?
anywhere we can watch highlights?
 

mrblonde

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Apr 14, 2012
4,116
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So the clubs best hopes of a Trophy are the NSW Cup and - if we win that - the NRL State Championship.

Can't say I'd be crying into me beer if that was the end result of 2016.

Certainly Mr Jones is building up his coaching CV very nicely.
 

diehard

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Jan 27, 2016
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Nothing on the Warriors home page until after they won. Not even the line-ups for the B team. Guess someone in website central went to sleep during the bye.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Just trying to catch up with this thread so we have a record of the team lists. Warriors website deletes all old post after a couple years. Missing a few Rounds.

THIS IS NOT THIS WEEKS TEAM LIST...

ISP team named for 17th round
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Tue 28th June, 07:19PM
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Upu Poching. NSW Cup. Vodafone Warriors v Wentworthville, NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 3 June 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Captain John Palavi and prop Upu Poching will make their 50th Intrust Super Premiership appearances for the Vodafone Warriors in Saturday’s 17th-round encounter with Wests Tigers at Mount Smart Stadium (2.40pm kick-off).

They’re the first players to reach the mark since the club took over the side at the end of the 2013 season.

Palavi started the 2016 campaign with 40 games while Poching had 37 appearances in the last two seasons of the competition previously known as the New South Wales Cup. They also both appeared for the now-defunct Auckland Vulcans in earlier yeare while Poching also turned out for the Auckland Lions when they first appeared on the secen in 2007 before becoming the Vulcans.

Palavi’s run of games for the second-placed Vodafone Warriors this year has been broken by his call-up to the NRL squad and injury while Poching has also spent time on the sidelines.

The Stacey Jones-coached side has won eight of its last nine matches to lie top equal on the ladder with the Mounties but second on points for and against.

Jones has made some adjustments to the line-up which ground out a 15-14 win over North Sydney on Saturday.

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been switched to fullback with Tomas Aoake going to the wing while Jonathan Wright comes into the centres.

In the only change to the starting pack, Bunty Afoa comes into the second row with Ofahiki Ogden going to the bench.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
2.40pm, Saturday, July 2


VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
2 VILIAMI KAVEINGA
3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD
4 JONATHAN WRIGHT
5 TOMAS AOAKE
6 ATA HINGANO
7 MASON LINO
8 JAMES GAVET
9 JAZZ TEVAGA
10 UPU POCHING
11 BUNTY AFOA
12 SHAUN LANE
13 JOHN PALAVI (c)

14 JAMES BELL
15 OFAHIKI OGDEN
16 ALI LAUITIITI
17 PATRICK SIPLEY

COACH | STACEY JONES

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/06/28/isp_and_nyc_teams_na.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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No late ISP win this time
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Sat 2nd July, 05:00PM
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Erin Clark makes a break for the Warriors in the NSW Cup Warriors v Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday, 2 July 2016. Auckland, New Zealand. © Copyright Photo: Fiona Goodall / www.photosport.nz

A last-gasp victory for the second week running was just out of reach for the Vodafone Warriors when they were forced to settle for a 16-18 loss to Wests Tigers in their 17th-round Intrust Super Premiership clash at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday.

Last week a late Mason Lino field goal had broken a deadlock to hand the Vodafone Warriors a 15-14 win over North Sydney.

Fast forward seven days and they were just two points down with plenty of time – and openings – to find a winner but couldn’t find a way to carry it off against a gritty Tigers outfit.

After forward Wesley Lolo had opened the scoring for the Tigers, the Vodafone Warriors found their rhythm with two Lino-inspired tries.

He punched through an angled grubber which bounced wickedly for Josh Addo-Carr for right wing Tomas Aoake to collect for a try Lino couldn’t convert.

Not long after Lino had the touch right again as centre Jonathan Wright raced onto a perfectly-weighted kick. With Lino’s conversion the home side had a 10-6 lead but couldn’t build on it for want of execution.

Back came the Tigers in the 31st minute with the first of wing Addo-Carr’s two tries as he went long range to make it 10-10.

The Vodafone Warriors should have had the lead close to halftime when fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad burrowed over for a try he was certain he’d scored, as were team-mates in the vicinity at the time. Somehow referee Daniel Olford didn’t think so and the home side was denied a critical go-ahead try.

Instead the Tigers took a 12-10 lead into the break with a late penalty.

Just eight minutes after the break there was no denying the Vodafone Warriors as standoff Erin Clark stepped off his right, ran hard at the line and stretched out to plant the ball for a great try. Lino converted for a 16-12 lead.

It might have been the springboard to go on to a ninth win in 10 matches but instead the Tigers struck through Addo-Carr to grab an 18-16 lead.

Late in the contest Nicoll-Klokstad was seemingly try-bound again only to have the ball ripped from his grasp leaving the Vodafone Warriors ruing their second loss in three games.

They remain on 24 points but are now third behind Illawarra and the Mounties, who both had a bye this weekend. Next up they face the competition-leading Illawarra at Mount Smart Stadium #2 next Saturday.

Match details | Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 16 (Tomas Aoake, Jonathan Wright, Erin Clark tries; Mason Lino 2 conversions).

Wests Tigers 18 (Josh Addo-Carr 2, Wesley Lolo tries; Veiru Mapesone 2 conversions, penalty).

Halftime: 12-10 Tigers.

Referee: Daniel Olford.

Vodafone Warriors | Tomas Aoake; Viliami Kaveinga, Matt Allwood, Marata Niukore, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad; Mason Lino, Ata Hingano; James Gavet, Jazz Tevaga, Upu Poching; Ofahiki Ogden, Shaun Lane; John Palavi (c). Interchange: Jeff Robson, James Bell, Ali Lauitiiti, Patrick Sipley.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/07/02/no_late_isp_win_this.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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ISP team named
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Tue 5th July, 05:50PM
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Junior Pauga takes the ball up for the Warriors in the NYC Warriors v Titans at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday, 2 July 2016. Auckland, New Zealand. © Copyright Photo: Fiona Goodall / www.photosport.nz

Debutants Junior Pauga and Lewis Soosemea are among seven NYC-eligible players included in a 19-man Vodafone Warriors squad for Saturday’s 18th-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with competition leader Illawarra on Mount Smart Stadium #2 (1.00pm kick-off).

Centre Pauga and wing Soosemea have been in impressive form in the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ run of three straight NYC victories.

After making 217 metres against the Sydney Roosters and 215 against Cronulla, Pauga broke new ground with a whopping 312 metres from 23 runs in Saturday’s hard-fought 14-12 win over Gold Coast.

Soosemea also topped 200 metres against the Sharks and has scored nine tries so far this season. Pauga and Soosemea have appeared in all 16 NYC games to date.

With the club’s NRL and NYC sides having byes this weekend, Pauga and Soosemea have been promoted to play their first ISP matches this weekend.

Also in the side are NYC-eligible Ata Hingano, Nathaniel Roache and Bunty Afoa while Ofahiki Ogden and Erin Clark are included on a six-man bench.

Hingano, an ISP regular this season, was 18th man for the NRL side last weekend. He hasn’t been used at NYC level this year.

Roache and Afoa were both used in the Vodafone Warriors’ NRL line-up in last week’s 27-18 win over the Titans, Afoa impressing on debut as Vodafone Warrior #213 when he packed 24 tackles without a miss, 50 metres from six runs and no errors into his 35 minutes on the field. Ogden was in the second row for the ISP side against Wests Tigers while Clark returned to the team to replace Hingano in the halves, scoring a second half try.

Pauga comes into the centres for veteran Jonathan Wright, who is suspended after being charged with a lifting tackle in last Saturday’s 16-18 loss to Wests Tigers.

After seven straight wins, the Vodafone Warriors have lost two of their last three games against Newtown and the Tigers to slip to third on the ladder, two points behind the Cutters and the Mounties.

Entry is free to Saturday’s match. Car parking is available by using the O’Rorke Road entrance.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v ILLAWARRA CUTTERS
Mount Smart Stadium #2, Auckland
1.00pm, Saturday, July 9


VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
2 VILIAMI KAVEINGA
3 JUNIOR PAUGA
4 MATT ALLWOOD
5 LEWIS SOOSEMEA
6 ATA HINGANO
7 MASON LINO
8 JAMES GAVET
9 NATHANIEL ROACHE
10 JOHN PALAVI (c)
11 BUNTY AFOA
12 SHAUN LANE
13 JAZZ TEVAGA

14 JAMES BELL
15 UPU POCHING
16 ALI LAUITIITI
20 OFAHIKI OGDEN
21 ERIN CLARK

22 PATRICK SIPLEY

COACH | STACEY JONES

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/07/05/isp_team_named.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Vodafone Warriors win tense ISP tussle
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Sat 9th July, 03:22PM
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Loose forward Jazz Tevaga was one of the Vodafone Warriors' two try scorers in their hard-earned ISP win over Illawarra on Saturday. Image | www.photosport.nz

With a line-up including seven NYC-eligible players, the Vodafone Warriors have muscled up to take out a tense contest 12-8 over competition leader Illawarra in today’s 18th-round Intrust Super Premiership clash at Mount Smart Stadium #2.

The result created a three-way tie on 26 points at the top of the table with the Vodafone Warriors joining Illawarra and the Mounties following their 11th win of the season.

It lasted only a few hours, though, with the Mounties taking the competition lead outright after their 33-22 win over Newcastle.

It was the third time in four weeks that the Vodafone Warriors had been involved in an arm wrestle after beating Newcastle 34-32, losing to Wests Tigers 16-18 and now taking out a low-scoring affair by just four points.

It was a terrific result for a young Vodafone Warriors side against in-form Illawarra.

Coach Stacey Jones had two more NYC players in his line-up with centre Junior Pauga and wing Lewis Soosemea making their ISP debuts alongside other NYC-eligible players Ata Hingano, Nathaniel Roache, Bunty Afoa, Ofahiki Ogden and Erin Clark. Roache and Afoa have both made their NRL debuts this season, Afoa called up for his first match just last week.

It was clear from the outset that this would be a a grinding affair with neither side able to break through in the opening quarter although the Vodafone Warriors applied ample goal-line heat in the early stages.

It was the 23rd minute before the deadlock was broken with Dunamis Lui going across for a try Levi Dodd converted.

The Vodafone Warriors returned serve when loose forward Jazz Tevaga went over from close range following a great break by Hingano. Mason Lino converted to leave the teams level 6-6 at the break.

The visitors nudged ahead 8-6 with a Dodd penalty in the 54th minutes and there the score stayed closing in on the last 10 minutes.

Then the breakthrough for the Vodafone Warriors, wing Viliami Kaveinga collecting a short kick over Illawarra’s defensive line to go over in the corner. Lino’s conversion was brilliant and the home side had a 12-8 advantage.

The Cutters applied plenty of pressure in the tense final minutes, going close only for centre Taane Milne to loose possession near the line.

They couldn’t find a way through, the Vodafone Warriors holding on for a meritorious victory against a side including former Vodafone Warriors hooker Siliva Havili.

Match details | Mount Smart Stadium #2, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 12 (Jazz Tevaga, Viliami Kaveinga tries; Mason Lino 2 conversions).

Illawarra Cutters 8 (Dunamis Lui try; Levi Dodd conversion, penalty).

Halftime: 6-6.

Referee: Shane Rehm.

Vodafone Warriors | Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad; Viliami Kaveinga, Junior Pauga, Matt Allwood, Lewis Soosemea; Ata Hingano, Mason Lino; James Gavet, Nathaniel Roache, John Palavi (c); Bunty Afoa, Shaun Lane; Jazz Tevaga. Interchange: James Bell, Upu Poching, Ofahiki Ogden, Erin Clark.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/07/09/vodafone_warriors_wi.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Rounds 12,13,14 and 15 have been added to InsideBall InsideBall post just after Round 11. Sorry for the hijacking bro. All up to date now. Dont forget you can use the Thread Highlights to go back to each Round...

https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/2016-warriors-nsw-cup-reserve-grade.46273/page-19#post-589479

ISP team named
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Tue 12th July, 09:21PM

Front rowers Ligi Sao and Toafofoa Sipley return from injury to bolster the Vodafone Warriors’ resources for their 19th-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with Manly at Brookvale Oval on Sunday (1.00pm kick-off local time; 3.00pm NZT).

The 21-year-old Sipley made his second NRL appearance in the Vodafone Warriors’ 12-10 win over the Sydney Roosters on June 19, again providing impact from the bench.

Sao's comeback from a patella injury coincides with an outing against his old Manly side. He has made two NRL appearances for the Vodafone Warriors since returning home from three seasons at Manly.

Sipley is named to start in the front row with veteran ISP-New South Wales Cup forward Upu Poching alongside 2016 NRL rookie hooker Nathaniel Roache.

Sao is on a bench including Ali Lauitiiti, John Palavi, James Bell and Patrick Sipley.

Two changes have been made in the backline with former Vodafone Junior Warriors centre Semisi Tyrell replacing last week’s debutant Junior Pauga who will turn out for the club’s NYC side in Sunday’s curtain raiser at Brookvale Oval. The other change is in the halves with Erin Clark named at standoff for Ata Hingano, who is sidelined for three weeks with a leg injury.

The Vodafone Warriors are third on points for and against heading into this contest against the 11th-placed Sea Eagles. Former Vodafone Warriors Isaac John, Pita Godinet and Feleti Mateo are listed in Manly’s side.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MANLY SEA EAGLES
Brookvale Oval, Sydney
1.00pm, Sunday, July 17


VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
2 VILIAMI KAVEINGA
3 SEMISI TYRELL
4 MATT ALLWOOD
5 LEWIS SOOSEMEA
6 ERIN CLARK
7 MASON LINO
8 UPU POCHING
9 NATHANIEL ROACHE
10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY
11 OFAHIKI OGDEN
12 SHAUN LANE
13 JAZZ TEVAGA

14 JAMES BELL
15 LIGI SAO
16 ALI LAUITIITI
17 JOHN PALAVI (c)

20 PATRICK SIPLEY

COACH | STACEY JONES

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/07/12/isp_and_nyc_teams_na.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 
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InsideBall

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Rounds 12,13,14 and 15 have been added to InsideBall InsideBall post just after Round 11. Sorry for the hijacking bro. All up to date now. Dont forget you can use the Thread Highlights to go back to each Round...

Haha, all good.

Man, that was a ridiculously young side that beat the form team in the NSW Cup... Pretty damn impressive.

You've got to hand it to Stacey - the man is no fluke, he knows how to coach... For real. There's no doubt he has an innate ability to get the best out of players, who - it seems to me - love playing under him.

I'm sure one day we'll see him as the head coach of this club, and I really truly hope he can get the ring as a coach that he so deserved as a player.
 

Freddie Futler

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 10, 2013
2,235
Tauranga
Anyone go to the game on Saturday? Just want to know how Junior went?
Definitely some good young talent coming through and I am liking the way that both Stacey and Cappy are blooding these guys slowly and getting them used to the increase in pace of ISP and first grade while they are still NYC eligible.

Also interesting to see that Havili has not pushed on as some here predicted he would and Isaac John, Pita Godinet and Fatty Patato are in the Manly ISP team.
Seems like the coaching staff are getting a few correct calls.
 

6 Again

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 29, 2015
1,333
You've got to hand it to Stacey - the man is no fluke, he knows how to coach... For real. There's no doubt he has an innate ability to get the best out of players, who - it seems to me - love playing for under him.

I'm sure one day we'll see him as the head coach of this club, and I really truly hope he can get the ring as a coach that he so deserved as a player.

I'd strap my boots back on and play for him if he asked ... joking, I was terrible but he's just such a genuine and like-able guy, not to mention he's a legend of the game and knows a thing or two about footy I'd say he's got a very bright future if he decides he ever want's to coach first grade.
 
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bruce

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I was terrible but he's just such a genuine and like able guy, not to mention he's a legend of the game and knows a thing or two about footy
His late grandfather Maunga Emery was one of the toughest ever Kiwi props, back in the days when there was no limit on tackles so the ball had to be held like the crown jewels. There was no TV either so when Maunga took a hit up against the Poms or the Aussies he would have been hit high and low and from all angles. Scrums were a real battle, the put in went to the team on attack and the defending team got the loosehead no matter who knocked on. The front row was a war zone, fists, headbutts, boots, biting, eye gouging. Modern front rowers have it easy in comparison.
 

6 Again

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 29, 2015
1,333
His late grandfather Maunga Emery was one of the toughest ever Kiwi props, back in the days when there was no limit on tackles so the ball had to be held like the crown jewels. There was no TV either so when Maunga took a hit up against the Poms or the Aussies he would have been hit high and low and from all angles. Scrums were a real battle, the put in went to the team on attack and the defending team got the loosehead no matter who knocked on. The front row was a war zone, fists, headbutts, boots, biting, eye gouging. Modern front rowers have it easy in comparison.

A rich family tradition there, yep it was a different game back then, I don't think limited tackle came in until the mid sixties so trying to smash the ball carrier by any means possible would've been the status quo, Turning up to work on a Monday morning would've been a struggle.

Today's Origin by comparison is soft as butter.
 

bruce

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A rich family tradition there, yep it was a different game back then, I don't think limited tackle came in until the mid sixties so trying to smash the ball carrier by any means possible would've been the status quo, Turning up to work on a Monday morning would've been a struggle.

Today's Origin by comparison is soft as butter.
When limited tackles were first brought in it was a four tackle set followed by a scrum, not a handover. The put in rules were the same as before so the scrums were still vital. Hookers and props were genuinely tough, no such thing as a lightweight back going into hooker.

Funny thing anybody who remembers Maunga Emery will know there is a strong resemblance to Stacey. Maunga was taller but very stocky.
 

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