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Reserve Grade Teams

New Zealand v Illawarra
Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 12 July
11:45am (NZST), 9:45am (AEST)
Referee:
Aaron Donald Touch Judges: Chris McMillan, Aaron Kesha

WARRIORS
1 GLEN FISIIAHI
2 VILIAMI KAVEINGA
3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD
4 DOMINIQUE PEYROUX
5 JONATHAN WRIGHT
6 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO
7 MASON LINO
8 SAM LISONE
9 NATHANIEL ROACHE
10 SAM RAPIRA
11 JOHN PALAVI (C)
12 SIONE LOUSI
13 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

14 DAVID BHANA
15 UPU POCHING
16 JAMES BELL
17 ZAC TIPPINS

COACH STACEY JONES

CUTTERS

1 TYRON CRANSTON
2 ELI ROBERTS
3 JUNIOR VAIVAI
4 CHARLY RUNCIMAN
5 KAYNE BRENNAN
6 DREW HUTCHISON
7 BLAKE WALLACE
8 LUKE PAGE
9 CRAIG GARVEY
10 SHANNON WAKEMAN
11 NATHAN GREEN
12 CHRIS LEWIS
13 ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

15 SAM COSTER
16 PENI BOTIKI
17 JACOB HIND
22 TEKINA VAILEA
24 RULON NUTIRA
25 FRAZER ALCOCK

COACH SCOTT LOGAN

NYC U20 Teams

Vodafone Junior Warriors v Melbourne Storm
Sunday 12 July
1:25pmMt Smart Stadium


Warriors
1. Tomasi Aoake
2. Junior Pauga
3. Marata Niukore
4. Semisi Tyrell
5. Levi McBirney
6. Brad Abbey
7. Erin Clark
8. Bunty Afoa
9. Chris Sio
10. Paul Tuli
11. Ofahiki Ogden
12. Matiu Love-Henry
13. Jazz Tevaga

14. Amoni Tufui
15. Tualima Tualima
16. Koli Oneone
17. Tyrone Nathan

Storm
1. Latrell Robinson
2. Tony Tumusa
3. Charnze Nicol-Klokstad
4. Junior Kirisome
5. Chanel Seigafo
6. Zion Ioka
7. Jake Turpin
8. Ben Nakubuwai
9. Connor Donehue
10. John Filipo
11. Joe Stimson
12. Charlie Galo
13. Brendan Frei

14. Aaron Teroi
15. Shae Ah Fook
16. Jamayne Taunoa Brown
17. Josh Kerr
19. Kurt Bernard
 
NRL 2015 - Rnd 18 - Warriors vs Storm Gameday Chatter
Mt Smart Stadium

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Time to get the beers in, put on your favourite jersey and if you're in town get to the park. Its game day.

The Warriors could probably have done without the bye last week, just as they were starting to gather some momentum following back-to-back victories by 22-point margins.

But for Melbourne the rest would have been just what the doctor ordered, allowing them some time to try and regroup after falling to three straight losses for the first time this season.

Both sides will be disrupted by Origin III, with Melbourne naming all three of their Morons stars and the Warriors banking on Jacob Lillyman and Ryan Hoffman being able to back up.

The latter would appear an outside chance of taking the field, after limping off midway through the first half with a calf injury against Queensland.

The home side are unchanged from their victory over the Raiders a fortnight ago, but don't be surprised to see David Fusitua move from 18th man to start at right centre for Konrad Hurrell, who picked up a right shoulder injury at training this week.

For Craig Bellamy's Storm side Jordan McLean is out, which sees Ben Hampton move to the bench.

The inclusion of Cooper Cronk at halfback is the big change, named to play his first NRL game since being injured in Round 13.

Watch out Warriors: The Storm take excellent care of the ball, and are one of the Telstra Premiership's best when it comes to not making errors in attack. Melbourne have completed more sets (averaging 30 per game) than any team bar the Cowboys, and make the least errors (average of eight per game).

The Storm have three key men returning to action who will be high on confidence following Queensland's record 52-6 win on Wednesday night. Centre Will Chambers found plenty of open space to run for 150 metres with a try, while Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk were pivotal figures as the Morons piled on eight four-pointers. The Warriors need to start well and ensure that confidence doesn't carry through.

Watch out Storm: In 2015 the Warriors make more line breaks than any other side in the competition, at an average of 4.6 per game. They have weapons all through their backline and star halfback Shaun Johnson is back to elusive best. Unlike the start of the year the Kiwi side are earning the right to run first, which makes them that much more dangerous.

Coach Andrew McFadden has finally managed to get his side completing at over 80 percent in their last two victories, and it's made a huge difference as they recorded their biggest winning margins in consecutive weeks. If the Warriors can finish their sets at around the same rate this Sunday it will be difficult for the Storm to build any significant pressure.

Key Match-Up: Ben Matulino v Jesse Bromwich. The meeting of two of the world's premier front-rowers will be a feature of this match, with both players enjoying arguably their finest seasons as NRL footballers. This pair make metres for fun, with Bromwich sitting second in the competition, averaging 167 per game, and Matulino fourth with 159 per game. Both are also in the competition's top four in terms of total runs and hit ups. They form a lethal combination together for the Kiwis, but come Sunday afternoon will be sworn enemies.

The History: Played 35; Warriors 15, Storm 18, drawn 2. Widely regarded as the Storm's bogey team, the Warriors enjoy one of their better head-to-head records against Melbourne. In their last five games captain Smith and co. have won three, including a 30-14 victory back in Round 5 this year.

What Are The Odds: It's not the biggest betting game of the round, but perhaps the most difficult to pick, if the money trail with Sportsbet is any guide. Money is split 50/50 in all of the main markets.

Did You Know: The game against Melbourne in Auckland traditionally attracts one of the Warriors' top crowds for the season. In both of their most recent meetings at Mt Smart Stadium the game has been attended by over 20,000 fans and has seen their biggest gate taking for the year at that venue. Indications are that it will be no different this Sunday, with pre-sales well above previous weeks in 2015.

Televised: Sky Sport – Live from 4.00pm NZT. Fox Sports - Live from 2.00pm AEST.

The Way We See It: If the Warriors can carry through their pre-bye momentum they will probably be too good for this Melbourne side, who aren’t the same attacking force without Billy Slater. Having Cronk back certainly helps their cause, but we think they will struggle to control the flair of Johnson and the New Zealand side if they get going. Warriors by four.

Warriors v Storm
Mt Smart Stadium
Sunday 4.00pm (NZT)

Warriors

1 Sam Tomkins
2 Tuimoala Lolohea
3 Konrad Hurrell
4 Solomone Kata
5 Manu Vatuvei
6 Chad Townsend
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Nathan Friend
10 Ben Matulino
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering (c)

14 Siliva Havili
15 Raymond Faitala-Mariner
16 Charlie Gubb
17 Albert Vete
18 David Fusitua

Coach: Andrew McFadden

Storm
1 Cameron Munster
2 Marika Koroibete
3 Will Chambers
4 Hymel Hunt
5 Richard Kennar
6 Blake Green
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Jesse Bromwich
9 Cameron Smith (c)
10 Tim Glasby
11 Kevin Proctor
12 Tohu Harris
13 Dale Finucane

Interchange
14 Ryan Hinchcliffe
15 Kenny Bromwich
16 Ben Hampton
17 Felise Kaufusi

Coach: Craig Bellamy

Match Officials
Referee: Gerard Sutton
Assistant Referee: Chris James
Touch Judges: Nick Beashel and Anthony Eliott
Video Referees: Bernard Sutton and Luke Patten.

https://www.nrl.com/warriors-v-storm-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/87861/default.aspx

Team list accurate at time of posting but likely to change...
 
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I thought the Hoff had injured his calf?
Also, for the older members of this forum, interesting to see Hermans son at fullback for the Storm. :D

Go the Warriors
 
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mt.wellington

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New Zealand Warriors chance to beat a downtrodden Melbourne Storm
SARAH HARVEY
Last updated 05:00, July 11 2015
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The Warriors have the chance to beat a Melbourne Storm team ripe for the picking at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday.

Both teams come off a bye and are sitting on 20 competition points - for the Storm it was a much-needed break to lick their wounds after three straight losses since fullback Billy Slater was ruled out for the season.

For the Warriors it was a chance to focus on the sharp end of the season after five wins from their past seven games, including the past two before last weekend's bye - bizarrely both by 22 points.

If the Storm can take any heart, though, it will be in the form of their trio involved in Queensland's rout of NSW in Wednesday's Origin.

Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk were pivotal figures as the Morons piled on points against the hapless Blues while centre Will Chambers ran 150 metres and scored a try. All three will need to fire to resurrect what has been a flailing Storm attack since the departure of Slater.

Smith will also need to put aside outside distractions after he angrily expressed his disappointment at not being able to air his views in a 60 Minutes programme about the tackle which paralysed Alex McKinnon.

But, Slater or not and distractions aside, Warriors fullback Sam Tomkins said the team were still expecting a strong challenge from the Storm.

"We don't think we are going to turn up and they will be a bad team just because Billy Slater's not in it. They have got some quality players throughout the 17 no matter who they send over.

"He's obviously a character that has been in the team for a long time and a lot of their attack goes through him it's obvious they are going to have to make a couple of changes when he is not there."

Coach Andrew McFadden offered a slightly more optimistic appraisal: "It's obviously a better time to be playing them - with Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith backing up from Origin and missing Billy Slater - there is maybe a better opportunity."

The Warriors are, however, likely to be without second rower Ryan Hoffman who injured his calf during Origin and centre Konrad Hurrell was also in doubt after leaving Tuesday's training with an arm injury.

Jacob Lillyman is expected to back up after a strong Origin performance.

McFadden said this match was very important in terms of their season as it could see the the team either catapult up, or down, the ladder.

"We do say it every week that every match is important but I think it is getting to that time of the year where the ladder is very congested and these points count, especially for us because we are playing teams that are around the same position on the ladder.

"It's almost like a four point game for us. So it is very important, particularly against Melbourne this week. We can certainly surge up, or down.

"It's a very good side in Melbourne, who will be desperate. It will be a great opportunity to see some good football."

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...-chance-to-beat-a-downtrodden-melbourne-storm
 
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Would rather the Dragons won although it doesn't really matter because we still have to play both so still hold our destiny in our own hands in regards to those teams. At this point though a win for us and loss for the Sharks would kick us 4 points clear of 9th.
 
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