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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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NRL 2017 Round 13 - Eels vs Warriors TEAM LIST

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Makasene

Makasene

Kata returns to face Eels in Sydney

Centre Solomone Kata returns from a two-game injury-enforced absence for the Vodafone Warriors’ 13th-round NRL encounter with the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Friday night (7.50pm kick-off NZT; 9.50pm NZT).

The 22-year-old Kiwi and Tonga international has been sidelined with a calf injury he picked up late in the 10th-round loss to Penrith.

He missed the defeat by St George Illawarra in Hamilton and Saturday night’s 28-10 win over Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium but is now back on the left edge to face the Eels.

Kata’s inclusion results in David Fusitua moving back to the right wing replacing rookie Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad.

It’s the only change to the starting side used in the dominant display against Brisbane, a result which gave the Vodafone Warriors a 5-7 win-loss record leaving them two points outside the top eight.

Head coach Stephen Kearney has listed Jacob Lillyman in jersey #18 with the match against the Eels coming just 48 hours after the veteran prop plays his 14th Origin game for Queensland in the series opener against New South Wales in Brisbane tomorrow night.

“We’ll wait to see how Jake comes through the Origin game tomorrow night,” he said.

“With Sol fit to return we had to make a tough decision about leaving Charnze out. He has done well since being given his opportunity so it’s disappointing for him to miss this game.”

Friday night’s match is the first of back-to-back away games for the Vodafone Warriors, followed by their 14th-round clash against Gold Coast in Robina on Saturday, June 10 (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

It’s just the second outing at ANZ Stadium for the club since playing against Manly in the 2011 NRL grand final. The only other appearance was the final regular season game there against Canterbury-Bankstown in 2015. In their 16 matches at ANZ Stadium, the Vodafone Warriors have won six, drawn one and lost nine.

They face the Eels after their best performance of the season last week, underlined by a raft of impressive statistics.

Among them was a completion rate of 32 from 37 sets (86 per cent) while Brisbane was reduced to 22 from 37 (59 per cent). They made 1849 metres to 1521, missed 25 tackles to Brisbane’s 45 and had only five errors to the visitors’ 15.

It will be the 38th time the two teams have met with Parramatta holding a 20-17 edge overall but a 12-5 advantage at home including two ‘home’ wins in Hamilton.

However, the Vodafone Warriors won the last away meeting 17-13 with a Bodene Thompson golden point try two years ago and four of their five away wins against the Eels have come in the last seven encounters since 2008.

Friday night’s match will be Ryan Hoffman’s 299th career appearance leaving him set to become the 27th player to join the 300 club when the Vodafone Warriors face the Titans on June 10.



VODAFONE WARRIORS v PARRAMATTA EELS

ANZ Stadium, Sydney

7.50pm, Friday, June 2


VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 DAVID Fusitua

3 BLAKE AYSHFORD

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 KIERAN FORAN

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 JAMES GAVET

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 BEN MATULINO

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

14 NATHANIEL ROACHE

15 SAM LISONE

16 ALBERT VETE

17 BUNTY AFOA

18 JACOB LILLYMAN

20 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

21 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

22 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY
 
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Makasene

Makasene

Wasn't sure which way to go with my tip.

I'd like to thank Stephen Kearney, he has made this a much easier pick for me....
 
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edlyons05

Too bad for CNK. He's been one of our best over the past month. I would have seriously considered leaving Kata out and having Fusitua at centre
 
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Salatape

Salatape

How many dicks does Thompson suck each week to get into the side?
 
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Jordan G

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*sigh*

It was bound to happen. Only enough room in the side for one actual winger.
 
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Five&Last

Five&Last

Bodene Thompson in again... :banghead:
Weakest link in an already shit forward pack. Get rid of him.

Unlucky for CNK but Maumalo had a blinder last week, he even picked up a Dally M point.
 
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Makasene

Makasene

Bodene Thompson in again... :banghead:
Weakest link in an already shit forward pack. Get rid of him.

Unlucky for CNK but Maumalo had a blinder last week, he even picked up a Dally M point.

I watched CNK catch a bomb from behind right in front of me, spin and beat five players.

Beat the first man almost every run.

A shame about dropping the ball over the line but was still a top effort.

Thought he deserved his spot
 
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Five&Last

Five&Last

I watched CNK catch a bomb from behind right in front of me, spin and beat five players.

Beat the first man almost every run.

A shame about dropping the ball over the line but was still a top effort.

Thought he deserved his spot
Deserved his spot over who though? He didn't play better than Maumalo and it would be sending the wrong message if they dropped Maumalo after his effort.
Maybe 2. CNK 3. Fusitua 4. Kata 5. Ken ?
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Bit harsh for CNK but one things for sure, everyone on the backline will be on notice. Heres hoping Mooks has given him a clear list of things to work on in ISP...
 
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Inruin

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I like Kata but I would have bought him back through ISP for a game first. Same if Manu comes back. Basically coming back untested and missing a bit of match fitness. Not worth the risk IMO
 
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Stalefish540

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Deserved his spot over who though? He didn't play better than Maumalo and it would be sending the wrong message if they dropped Maumalo after his effort.
Maybe 2. CNK 3. Fusitua 4. Kata 5. Ken ?
I thought Ashford did a solid job on Roberts, one try came from a left edge breakaway and the other was a hail mary kick inside the 20, which if anything Maumalo shouldn't have been jamming so hard. Neither really his fault.
 
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BeastMode

BeastMode

Bodene Thompson in again... :banghead:
Weakest link in an already shit forward pack. Get rid of him.

Unlucky for CNK but Maumalo had a blinder last week, he even picked up a Dally M point.

Maumalo was not tested on defence last week. Its his defence that makes or breaks his confidence. That and his sloppy play the balls.

Weakest link in the pack has to be Hoffman. Offers nothing in attack and very average defender.
 
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Five&Last

Five&Last

Maumalo was not tested on defence last week. Its his defence that makes or breaks his confidence. That and his sloppy play the balls.

Weakest link in the pack has to be Hoffman. Offers nothing in attack and very average defender.
Yeah he basically let in that cross field kick try. But CNK was pretty shocking in defence against Dragons.
Both Hoff and Bodene are shite, no question there. But Bodene doesn't do fuck all ever. His metres per game compared to Hoffman's are way worse. He has the most predictable step. Shaun Johnson needs a bigger body on attack outside him because Thompson can barely get past the opposition halfback.
 
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¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

Dont know what Kearney sees in Kata worth rushing back into first grade. He hasnt been good in a long time - pre-Kearney.

Did I hear them say say Maumalo has only scored 5 tries? We should have Kept CNK then.
 
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