Team List Godinet & Fisiiahi included in 19 man squad flying out to Melbourne

Dankokoro 2.0

Dankokoro 2.0

To be honest, I don't expect him to succeed on the wing. But given our wingers are hardly setting the world on fire, and both seem to be rewarded with re-selection despite having absolute shockers, I can't see any reason why he shouldn't be given a shot. Our wing stocks are actually pretty shit as they are. And I don't see Manu version 2.0 on the horizon - Bill is the best winger our 20's have produced.

Harsh on little bill i reckon.. has he had any shockers this year? (besides dropping the ball over the line that time and a few bad reads) I didn't think he'd been too bad this season. I reckon we need to keep playing Manu and hope he comes right. He could still play a big part for us later in the year.. plus we need his metres atm.. After those two it has to be Inu.. In fact based on current form Inu is probably our best winger right now.. He was so good for us on the wing last year..

But yeah, I'm not against Fish playing on the wing, even though i don't think he'd make a great winger, but i am definitely against him being put there when we have a much better option..
 
a.c.e

a.c.e

what a spot light Godinet finds himself in again. Everyones watching. The boys should win this one.
 
Spence

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
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When Kiwi debutant Shaun Johnson writhed around the Eden Park turf during the Anzac league test last Friday night, it was doubtful he would be forced to face the short turnaround between playing for country and club.
Johnson's test debut for New Zealand was one minute old and his shoulder looked to be in a world of pain following a less than successful attempt to halt flying Australian winger Akuila Uate.
At that point, tomorrow night's Warriors' clash with Melbourne would have been the last thing on Johnson's mind. But the 21-year-old got to his feet, his international bow continued and he's now eagerly awaiting the first double duty of his burgeoning career.
"I feel good," Johnson said. "I had a couple of days to get over it and I'm just looking forward to Wednesday night."
The halfback acknowledged copping some stick from his teammates after spending more of the opening minutes of the Kiwis' loss to Australia prone on the field than darting through holes. But Johnson didn't shirk the opportunity to return serve.
"Manu [Vatuvei] seems to be giving me the most grief and I think he stayed down from a little ankle complaint, so I don't know what he's going on about. It's just all part of it and I was just happy that I could play the rest of the game."
Johnson went on to be one of the better-performed Kiwis during their 20-12 loss in the Anzac test, marking his debut with an intercept try to bring his side within two points early in the second half.
Already appearing a player brimming with belief in his abilities, Johnson thought a boost in confidence was his main takeaway from a taste of the international game.
"Knowing that I could play at that top level against the best of the best and get through the game - I'll just be confident in my ability [after] what I gained throughout the week."
Speaking yesterday before flying out to Melbourne, Johnson said he had yet to notice any mental fatigue following his big week and he hoped Wednesday night would feel the same as any other NRL game.
"It was an awesome week in camp with the Kiwis but we're just back to normal now. I watched the boys train yesterday while we rested up, but we're all back on the same page."
One difference from an average NRL game is the opposition. The unbeaten Melbourne Storm have set the benchmark early in the competition and Johnson - who got a good look at several Storm players on Kangaroos duty on Friday - counts himself among their admirers.
"I've watched them for a number of years but they still seem to be the pinnacle in terms of the way they're playing at the moment," he said. "They're very consistent and when the big three - Cronk, Slater and Smith - jump back into that Storm side they just go up another level.
"They all know each other's game so well and they're going to be very hard to stop."
But that is the mission for the three-win four-loss Warriors, with the Storm proving the ultimate litmus test as to whether they have turned the corner after an indifferent start to the season. One advantage for the Warriors is a battle-hardened playmaker who experienced, and eventually thrived in, the highest level of the sport.
"The NRL is very tough but you play test footy and you understand that you're playing the best of the best - Australia's top players in all one side.
"[But] I've got no doubt that this Wednesday night's going to be very tough."

Source: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10801056
 
Tyrael

Tyrael

Storm lineup:

1. Billy Slater
2. Matt Duffie
3. Dane Nielsen
4. Will Chambers
5. Justin O'Neill
6. Gareth Widdop
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith (c)
10. Bryan Norrie
11. Kevin Proctor
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Todd Lowrie

Interchange (from): Ryan Hinchcliffe, Rory Kostjasyn, Siosaia Vave, Jason Ryles, Anthony Quinn
From nrl.com

This team looks beatable on paper. Obviously they've been winning with most of these players too. I'm looking forward to this game.
 
Tonbridge (Swanley)

Tonbridge (Swanley)

2 to 5 for the storm are very average....

Just shows having a good 1, 7 and 9 can do to a team
 
Spence

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
10-17 isn't really that flash either, to be honest. I think it more shows what I good coach can do. We'll see that soon enough when Bluey hits his straps. ;)
 
fanrrior

fanrrior

I like Duffie tbh. His name reminds me of that song that encourages kids to read. which I just found btw
I'm going to read my way around the world
Jump on a dream and go real far
I'm a Duffy kid so I'm a star
And I read about it

And when I tell my story, then I know I'll have the words
And when I tell my story, then I know I will be heard.
Going to read it. Read about it.
I'm a Duffy kid and so proud of it
You can do it. Nothing to it.
I can help you if you want me to.
Tall as a Totara Duffy Kids will read around the world

If you want to know what makes things go
If you want to know how the flowers grow
If you want to learn how to be the best you can
You just read about it.

And when I tell my story, then I know I have the words.
And when I tell my story, then I know I will be heard.

Going to read it. Read about it.
I'm a Duffy kid and so proud of it
You can do it. Nothing to it.
I can help you if you want me to.
Tall as a Totara Duffy Kids will read around the world

Going to read it. Read about it.
I'm a Duffy kid and so proud of it
You can do it. Nothing to it.
I can help you if you want me to.
Tall as a Totara Duffy Kids will read around the world
Those were the days:)
 

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