Team List NRL 2015 Round 24 - Warriors vs Cowboys

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01 Jan 1970 12:00PM

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Inruin

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I think some of you are going to see the gap between NSW cup and first grade. I'm sure Lino will do his best, but he is in for a tough day. Chad has been playing injured for a number of weeks so doesn't surprise me he is injured for this game. As far as combos between Lolo and Lino, I don't think there will be many opportunities to see it and the U20's doesn't count for much IMO. Cowboys 13+ easy. We will struggle to hold the ball and create any pressure, and they will roll through both sides of us instead of just the right like it has been all season.
 

eudebrito

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Now slightly more interested in this game.

I think there are 2 possible outcomes, Lino does quite well and unequivocally demonstrates how horrific Townsend has been over the past month, or Lino sucks too, and anyone who is tasked with leading these blokes around is on a hiding to nothing.

Also, do we have any other fullback options? How many halves would have to go down before tomkins is placed there?
 
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I think some of you are going to see the gap between NSW cup and first grade. I'm sure Lino will do his best, but he is in for a tough day. Chad has been playing injured for a number of weeks so doesn't surprise me he is injured for this game. As far as combos between Lolo and Lino, I don't think there will be many opportunities to see it and the U20's doesn't count for much IMO. Cowboys 13+ easy. We will struggle to hold the ball and create any pressure, and they will roll through both sides of us instead of just the right like it has been all season.

shhhhhh your killing my hope. Be a fan!!!
 
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matiunz

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Lino to make NRL debut


Halfback Mason Lino has been called up to make his NRL debut in the Vodafone Warriors’ 24th-round encounter with North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow (7.30pmkick-off; match day theme: Members’ Appreciation Day; game day sponsor: Woodstock).

The 21-year-old Marist junior will become Vodafone Warrior No 202 as a late replacement for standoff Chad Townsend, who has been unwell all week and was admitted to hospital on Tuesday night.

Chad hasn’t trained all week and he’s still not right so we made the call to bring in Mason,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden.

“He has been doing a terrific job for (coach) Stacey Jones in our New South Wales Cup side and deserves this.

“It’s a massive moment and opportunity for him. We had his mum and dad in this morning to present his first jersey to him and tomorrow he has the chance to make his debut in front of them as well as the rest of his family and friends plus our members and fans.

“We’re all excited for him in what will be our last home game of the season.”

Lino was co-captain when the Vodafone Junior Warriors won the NYC premiership last year. He finished his time in the competition with a record 503 points from 62 appearances (only Ben Henry with 64 and John Palavi with 63 have played more NYC games for the club).

The Avondale College old boy was set to take up a contract with AS Carcassonne in France last year but ultimately needed shoulder surgery instead and was given an opportunity to remain with the Vodafone Warriors.

After a long recovery, he made his first NSW Cup appearance of the year against Manly in May. He had his 12th outing of the campaign in Saturday’s 20-16win against Wests Tigers, scoring a try and kicking four goals from four attempts – and being named man of the match – to take his tally for the season to 90 points.

Lino is the fifth member of last year’s NYC premiership-winning side to appear for the club’s NRL side this year. He’ll team up in the halves with fellow Marist club-mate Tuimoala Lolohea (they were paired in last year’s NYC grand final win) while the other 2014 NYC graduates have been Solomone Kata, Sam Lisone and Ken Maumalo.
 
Lino obviously gets a shot because he's the reserve grade halfback, but he is going to get found out big time as he's not first grade talent...that said, a half that is limited talent wise can still build a career by focusing on the absolute basics of the position and becoming robotic in their execution, but that takes time and needs some serious talent around him.
 
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Inruin

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woooo them fighting words.

I'm actually glad Lino's has been given a shot, might as well blood him in now, since our seasons over, cant be any worst then what the Chads be serving lately.
wait and see I guess. Chad has been playing like shit, but I think Lino will struggle, particular considering how the team has been going. Hope I'm wrong because I like Lino and the effort he brings to the sides he is in.
 
I think some of you are going to see the gap between NSW cup and first grade. I'm sure Lino will do his best, but he is in for a tough day. Chad has been playing injured for a number of weeks so doesn't surprise me he is injured for this game. As far as combos between Lolo and Lino, I don't think there will be many opportunities to see it and the U20's doesn't count for much IMO. Cowboys 13+ easy. We will struggle to hold the ball and create any pressure, and they will roll through both sides of us instead of just the right like it has been all season.
I think you would see the gap between these two teams even without Lino but at least they are trying something different even if it was forced on them
 

Inruin

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I think you would see the gap between these two teams even without Lino but at least they are trying something different even if it was forced on them
yeah, I agree. Just a bit disappointed that Lino will have to be the main guy instead of being able to ease in to a first grade halves role. Lolohea won't offer anymore than he has so far IMO. Never know, Lino might grab the opportunity and play out of his skin.
 
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