General 2022 Warriors vs Storm TRIAL GAME 1

Most of top squad named for trial

Richard Becht & photosport.nz
Wed 16 Feb 2022, 03:00 PM

Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown will use almost all of the club’s top-tier players in the opening NRL trial against the Storm in Melbourne on Saturday (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).

Among those included are new signings Ash Taylor, Aaron Pene and Jesse Arthars who will all be making their debuts for the club.

They’re joined by most of the club’s frontline players including Addin Fonua, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Marcelo Montoya, Euan Aitken, Bunty Afoa and Bayley Sironen.

Also making the trip are Kodi Nikorima, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Jazz Tevaga backing up from their impressive efforts in the Māori All Stars’ win over the Indigenous All Stars last Saturday night. However, Indigenous All Stars second rower Josh Curran won’t play after a head knock in the Sydney contest.

While they’ll miss the start of the season proper through suspensions from last season, prop Matt Lodge and fullback Reece Walsh are clear to play in the trials.

aaron-pene-1l.jpg

Named around the seasoned players and others with NRL experience are some of the young guns the Vodafone Warriors have taken to their Redcliffe base – Ali Leiataua and the Kepu twins Otukinekina and Valingi – as well as train and trial players Adam Cook, Garrett Smith and Jayden Corrigan.

Not being used this weekend are returning Vodafone Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and hooker Wayde Egan along with captain Tohu Harris, second rower Jack Murchie and Curran. Brown says Johnson, Egan and Curran are all likely to be used in the second and final trial against Gold Coast at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on February 26.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM​

Casey Fields, Melbourne

4.00pm, Saturday, February 19

VODAFONE WARRIORS

Aaron PENE
Adam COOK
Adam POMPEY
Addin FONUA-BLAKE
Ali LEIATAUA
Ash TAYLOR
Bayley SIRONEN
Ben MURDOCH-MASILA
Bunty AFOA
ChaneL HARRIS-TAVITA
Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK
Edward KOSI
Eliesa KATOA
Euan AITKEN
Garrett SMITH
Jayden CORRIGAN
Jazz TEVAGA
Jesse ARTHARS
Junior RATUVA
Kodi NIKORIMA
Marcelo MONTOYA
Matthew LODGE
Otukinekina KEPU
Pride PETERSON-ROBATI
Reece WALSH
Rocco BERRY
Taniela OTUKOLO
Valingi KEPU
Viliami VAILEA
Head coach: Nathan BROWN

 
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Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown will use almost all of the club’s top-tier players in the opening NRL trial against the Storm in Melbourne on Saturday (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).

Among those included are new signings Ash Taylor, Aaron Pene and Jesse Arthars who will all be making their debuts for the club.


They’re joined by most of the club’s frontline players including Addin Fonua, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Marcelo Montoya, Euan Aitken, Bunty Afoa and Bayley Sironen.

Also making the trip are Kodi Nikorima, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Jazz Tevaga backing up from their impressive efforts in the Māori All Stars’ win over the Indigenous All Stars last Saturday night. However, Indigenous All Stars second rower Josh Curran won’t play after a head knock in the Sydney contest.

While they’ll miss the start of the season proper through suspensions from last season, prop Matt Lodge and fullback Reece Walsh are clear to play in the trials.

aaron-pene-1l.jpg

Named around the seasoned players and others with NRL experience are some of the young guns the Vodafone Warriors have taken to their Redcliffe base – Ali Leiataua and the Kepu twins Otukinekina and Valingi – as well as train and trial players Adam Cook, Garrett Smith and Jayden Corrigan.

Not being used this weekend are returning Vodafone Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and hooker Wayde Egan along with captain Tohu Harris, second rower Jack Murchie and Curran. Brown says Johnson, Egan and Curran are all likely to be used in the second and final trial against Gold Coast at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on February 26.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM​

Casey Fields, Melbourne

4.00pm, Saturday, February 19




VODAFONE WARRIORS

Aaron PENE

Adam COOK

Adam POMPEY

Addin FONUA-BLAKE

Ali LEIATAUA

Ash TAYLOR

Bayley SIRONEN

Ben MURDOCH-MASILA

Bunty AFOA

ChaneL HARRIS-TAVITA

Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

Edward KOSI

Eliesa KATOA

Euan AITKEN

Garrett SMITH

Jayden CORRIGAN

Jazz TEVAGA

Jesse ARTHARS

Junior RATUVA

Kodi NIKORIMA

Marcelo MONTOYA

Matthew LODGE

Otukinekina KEPU

Pride PETERSON-ROBATI

Reece WALSH

Rocco BERRY

Taniela OTUKOLO

Valingi KEPU

Viliami VAILEA

Head coach: Nathan BROWN
Strange at the end it says Murchison won't be part of the first trial and then it doesn't include him with Shaun Johnson or Egan etc...
 

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Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown will use almost all of the club’s top-tier players in the opening NRL trial against the Storm in Melbourne on Saturday (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).

Among those included are new signings Ash Taylor, Aaron Pene and Jesse Arthars who will all be making their debuts for the club.


They’re joined by most of the club’s frontline players including Addin Fonua, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Marcelo Montoya, Euan Aitken, Bunty Afoa and Bayley Sironen.

Also making the trip are Kodi Nikorima, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Jazz Tevaga backing up from their impressive efforts in the Māori All Stars’ win over the Indigenous All Stars last Saturday night. However, Indigenous All Stars second rower Josh Curran won’t play after a head knock in the Sydney contest.

While they’ll miss the start of the season proper through suspensions from last season, prop Matt Lodge and fullback Reece Walsh are clear to play in the trials.

aaron-pene-1l.jpg

Named around the seasoned players and others with NRL experience are some of the young guns the Vodafone Warriors have taken to their Redcliffe base – Ali Leiataua and the Kepu twins Otukinekina and Valingi – as well as train and trial players Adam Cook, Garrett Smith and Jayden Corrigan.

Not being used this weekend are returning Vodafone Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and hooker Wayde Egan along with captain Tohu Harris, second rower Jack Murchie and Curran. Brown says Johnson, Egan and Curran are all likely to be used in the second and final trial against Gold Coast at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on February 26.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM​

Casey Fields, Melbourne

4.00pm, Saturday, February 19




VODAFONE WARRIORS

Aaron PENE

Adam COOK

Adam POMPEY

Addin FONUA-BLAKE

Ali LEIATAUA

Ash TAYLOR

Bayley SIRONEN

Ben MURDOCH-MASILA

Bunty AFOA

ChaneL HARRIS-TAVITA

Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

Edward KOSI

Eliesa KATOA

Euan AITKEN

Garrett SMITH

Jayden CORRIGAN

Jazz TEVAGA

Jesse ARTHARS

Junior RATUVA

Kodi NIKORIMA

Marcelo MONTOYA

Matthew LODGE

Otukinekina KEPU

Pride PETERSON-ROBATI

Reece WALSH

Rocco BERRY

Taniela OTUKOLO

Valingi KEPU

Viliami VAILEA

Head coach: Nathan BROWN
Lol we here thinking it’s gonna be a wider squad trial, Brown goes and names 97% of the top team
 
Brown is overthinking things here just put Dallin Watene-Zelezniak at FB and keep Kodi as 6/14 and keep Curran on the edge stop tinkering can't build continuity
just talk to throw the opposition off i reckon. Even if

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Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown will use almost all of the club’s top-tier players in the opening NRL trial against the Storm in Melbourne on Saturday (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).

Among those included are new signings Ash Taylor, Aaron Pene and Jesse Arthars who will all be making their debuts for the club.


They’re joined by most of the club’s frontline players including Addin Fonua, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Marcelo Montoya, Euan Aitken, Bunty Afoa and Bayley Sironen.

Also making the trip are Kodi Nikorima, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Jazz Tevaga backing up from their impressive efforts in the Māori All Stars’ win over the Indigenous All Stars last Saturday night. However, Indigenous All Stars second rower Josh Curran won’t play after a head knock in the Sydney contest.

While they’ll miss the start of the season proper through suspensions from last season, prop Matt Lodge and fullback Reece Walsh are clear to play in the trials.

aaron-pene-1l.jpg

Named around the seasoned players and others with NRL experience are some of the young guns the Vodafone Warriors have taken to their Redcliffe base – Ali Leiataua and the Kepu twins Otukinekina and Valingi – as well as train and trial players Adam Cook, Garrett Smith and Jayden Corrigan.

Not being used this weekend are returning Vodafone Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and hooker Wayde Egan along with captain Tohu Harris, second rower Jack Murchie and Curran. Brown says Johnson, Egan and Curran are all likely to be used in the second and final trial against Gold Coast at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on February 26.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM​

Casey Fields, Melbourne

4.00pm, Saturday, February 19




VODAFONE WARRIORS

Aaron PENE

Adam COOK

Adam POMPEY

Addin FONUA-BLAKE

Ali LEIATAUA

Ash TAYLOR

Bayley SIRONEN

Ben MURDOCH-MASILA

Bunty AFOA

ChaneL HARRIS-TAVITA

Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

Edward KOSI

Eliesa KATOA

Euan AITKEN

Garrett SMITH

Jayden CORRIGAN

Jazz TEVAGA

Jesse ARTHARS

Junior RATUVA

Kodi NIKORIMA

Marcelo MONTOYA

Matthew LODGE

Otukinekina KEPU

Pride PETERSON-ROBATI

Reece WALSH

Rocco BERRY

Taniela OTUKOLO

Valingi KEPU

Viliami VAILEA

Head coach: Nathan BROWN
Great chance for some fringe players to get a run.
Couple of fullback cover guys in there too with the train and trial guys
 
Not a lot of love for Siro...
I can't remember a time when we had this much competition for spots in the pack...
Yeah you are right...plenty of depth and competition for spots. Depth should help bench strength too so could mean we can out point other teams when their benches come into play...especially in the last 15 of a half, a period we have often struggled over the years.
 
I reckon if they did start with Curran, Aitken & Sironen opposition teams would be slightly relieved. There is not much offensive threat or variation in going with that! They are all good defensively and solid on attack but not going to threaten the defensive line as much as even Addin Fonua-Blake or Lodge.
I could see them running Curran, Aitken and Katoa in conjunction with our main props and thats a pretty well rounded unit.
Katoa and Curran run nice attacking lines and the props have a few offloads in them. Solid defensive unit too
Jazz, Pene and Ben Murdoch-Masila as impact off the bench....offloads a plenty there too,

Not sure about Siro...maybe bench cover? Him and Murchie seem to be too similar to retain both long term? Both can cover Centre off the bench but Aitken already provides that cover
 

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Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown will use almost all of the club’s top-tier players in the opening NRL trial against the Storm in Melbourne on Saturday (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).

Among those included are new signings Ash Taylor, Aaron Pene and Jesse Arthars who will all be making their debuts for the club.


They’re joined by most of the club’s frontline players including Addin Fonua, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Marcelo Montoya, Euan Aitken, Bunty Afoa and Bayley Sironen.

Also making the trip are Kodi Nikorima, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Jazz Tevaga backing up from their impressive efforts in the Māori All Stars’ win over the Indigenous All Stars last Saturday night. However, Indigenous All Stars second rower Josh Curran won’t play after a head knock in the Sydney contest.

While they’ll miss the start of the season proper through suspensions from last season, prop Matt Lodge and fullback Reece Walsh are clear to play in the trials.

aaron-pene-1l.jpg

Named around the seasoned players and others with NRL experience are some of the young guns the Vodafone Warriors have taken to their Redcliffe base – Ali Leiataua and the Kepu twins Otukinekina and Valingi – as well as train and trial players Adam Cook, Garrett Smith and Jayden Corrigan.

Not being used this weekend are returning Vodafone Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and hooker Wayde Egan along with captain Tohu Harris, second rower Jack Murchie and Curran. Brown says Johnson, Egan and Curran are all likely to be used in the second and final trial against Gold Coast at Moreton Daily Stadium in Redcliffe on February 26.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM​

Casey Fields, Melbourne

4.00pm, Saturday, February 19




VODAFONE WARRIORS

Aaron PENE

Adam COOK

Adam POMPEY

Addin FONUA-BLAKE

Ali LEIATAUA

Ash TAYLOR

Bayley SIRONEN

Ben MURDOCH-MASILA

Bunty AFOA

ChaneL HARRIS-TAVITA

Dallin WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

Edward KOSI

Eliesa KATOA

Euan AITKEN

Garrett SMITH

Jayden CORRIGAN

Jazz TEVAGA

Jesse ARTHARS

Junior RATUVA

Kodi NIKORIMA

Marcelo MONTOYA

Matthew LODGE

Otukinekina KEPU

Pride PETERSON-ROBATI

Reece WALSH

Rocco BERRY

Taniela OTUKOLO

Valingi KEPU

Viliami VAILEA

Head coach: Nathan BROWN
Really keen to see Robati and Ratuva in action along with the young fullas
 
From memory i was watching on both pc and laptop but i also watched the all stars game on the same pc and that seemed much better. Pisses me off they don't have sky go on smart tvs( apparently something to do with content provider agreements according to sky but then they allow you to cast from your phone (quality worsens).
Sky now is much better.
They used to give month long free trials couple years ago but i think they caught on to the fact people could get through most of the season with multiple emails lol. Only 1 week trial now.
Last post derailing the thread i promise.
2degrees currently has a deal for new customers where you get 6 months sky now for free if you sign up on a12 month $60+ plans.
Bloody cnts not offering the same deal to old customers. Might cancel my account and put it under Mrs name as we're on a share plan.
6 months should get you through the regular season of you start it from the 1st round
 
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