General NRL 2015 - Rnd 18 - Warriors vs Storm Post Match Discussion

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Dec 19, 2012
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New Zealand Warriors 28 vs 14 Melbourne Storm

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Thoughts? Man of the Match? Did we hold or drop the ball? Did the bench work? Charlie Gubb and Raymond Faitala-Mariner step up again? Was Siliva Havili worth a bench spot? Was our defence up to the task? Hows our top 8 prospects looking now?

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Dont forget to rate the players... https://www.nzwarriors.com/matches/nrl-2015-round-18.41/
 
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Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,037
Probably Johnson for MOM as he more than likely won the game with that brilliance - thought Bodene Thompson and Mannering (as usual) were very good. Mention to Nathan Friend who gets 9 out of 10 for difficulty with his gymnastics! LOL
 

Magic Stick

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
2,431
Missed first 20mins watching UFC... but damn what a game, Try of the year, Johnson is on another planet with his skill set, and big ups to Jono Wright man he was solid

Epic afternoon of sport, need to take 5 and watch the Warriors game again in full
 

Horriors2014

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 16, 2014
1,315
thinking he may be better than Hurrell? different styles.
I think Fusitua has improved even more since his initial stint in first grade. The amount of improvement has been compelling. His form says to me he wants to own his spot. But more importantly Hurrell's injuries have slowed his growth.

His impact versus mistakes balance hasn't been good. I'm not saying he's not good enough. It's that, at some point you have to evaluate whether Hurrell's potential for destruction yet lapses in defence are worth waiting for when injured so much. He takes a while to recover and if he has a weight blowout as well we might only see him half a season.

Whereas Fusitua looks rock solid in defence and his attack has gone to another level again (last year I was doubting his pace but he's shown that with injuries aside he is very quick).

On form Fusitua gets the nod IMO.
 

eamon

1st Grade Fringe
May 24, 2012
420
Wellington
that has to be one of the best games I have seen for a very very long time. The result just added to it. So much to be waed by in that game. Well done both teams for contributing to a fantastic game of league. WOW, just WOW
 
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facefacts

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Apr 26, 2012
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Lolohea showing why he needs to be our full time winger.

Fusitua has to keep Hurrell out of first grade on that performance...his defensive combination with Lolo already looks good and will only get better.

Kata seems to be struggling of late which isn't unusual for a rookie, charging out of the line is getting to be a bit of a habit for him...maybe a Hurrell/Wright combo wouldn't hurt.

Our left winger saving four tries in one game!!?? dont think we've had four saved tries from a Warriors left winger in the last 5 years combined.

Muts had a dog of a game handling wise, some poor decisions in our half... still a good go forward game though.

Lousi is dead weight.

Havili is dead weight.

A few too many errors, but not ridiculously so, but incredibly i felt confident when we were defending our line which is an uncommon feeling watching the Warriors.
 

Freddie Futler

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 10, 2013
2,235
Tauranga
Now that my heart has settled down a little (couple of Brandy's medicinal of course) what a game, Warriors of old spinning the ball left right and centre. Friend is awesome, badly hurt after five minutes and carried that sore shoulder through the game. Bodene and Shaun Johnson hard to separate as MOM but great to see Shaun Johnson backing himself.
Lillyman backed up great and Jonno Right with those try saving tackles.
Foo See Two A honourable mention and Sammy is the catalyst.
 
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Maraea

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May 20, 2013
1,021
Melbourne
I think Fusitua has improved even more since his initial stint in first grade. The amount of improvement has been compelling. His form says to me he wants to own his spot. But more importantly Hurrell's injuries have slowed his growth.

His impact versus mistakes balance hasn't been good. I'm not saying he's not good enough. It's that, at some point you have to evaluate whether Hurrell's potential for destruction yet lapses in defence are worth waiting for when injured so much. He takes a while to recover and if he has a weight blowout as well we might only see him half a season.

Whereas Fusitua looks rock solid in defence and his attack has gone to another level again (last year I was doubting his pace but he's shown that with injuries aside he is very quick).

On form Fusitua gets the nod IMO.

it is interesting to watch isn't it. how lucky r we to hav those two vying for a spot. win win warriors. I think Fusitua may have it over Hurrell. Time tells
 
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