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ryno

1st Grade Fringe
May 8, 2012
2,855
Ayshford with Maumalo makes a lot of sense to me as he can mentor him a bit. Kata is just so one dimensional and has been a liability on defense, he also isn't a great communicator so Maumalo struggles outside him.
 
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Maddog

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 12, 2013
235
Thought CNK has done enough to keep his spot and Kata needs to earn his back. For mine Kata has been below average all year.

The reason must be that Kearney and co, are concerned about the attacking threat of Jennings and Semi. CNK and Fusi were badly exposed by the Dragons and with playing away expect the Eels to have more possession than the Broncos did last week.
 

Jordan G

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Have to say, not overly enthused about the team but let's see what they produce on the field.

Hope CNK has a blinder in ISP. Didn't deserve to lose his place IMO. 4 tries in 4 games, inches from a 5th. Just knows where to be.
 
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Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,037
Thought CNK has done enough to keep his spot and Kata needs to earn his back. For mine Kata has been below average all year.

The reason must be that Kearney and co, are concerned about the attacking threat of Jennings and Semi. CNK and Fusi were badly exposed by the Dragons and with playing away expect the Eels to have more possession than the Broncos did last week.
I don't think Jennings is playing - still have Takarangi and Auvau'a in the centres - not a bad combo still.
 

eric

1st Grade Fringe
May 27, 2015
1,023
GC
Not upset about the team. CNK has been impressive, but he hasn't been so good that Kearney can't say no to him. That's like Shaun Johnson circa 2011 form. He'll get another shot.

Bodene, though. Must be his last chance.
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
10,602
I don't think Jennings is playing - still have Takarangi and Auvau'a in the centres - not a bad combo still.
You're right, according to the NRL injury list, Norman and Jennings are both still out and haven't been named in the 21 man squad.

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tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,546
Sydney
I don't think Jennings is playing - still have Takarangi and Auvau'a in the centres - not a bad combo still.
The Taka/Semi combination is more dangerous as Jennings is prone to have Kataitis and looks to run rather than pass.

Bodene again...ughhhh
 

Afakasi247

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 5, 2014
3,190
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
He does deserve his spot.

But I'm not opposed to him being moved aside for Kata.

Kata didn't lose his spot. He got injured.

Maumalo is lucky he played a blinder last week. Is the more experienced head.

Therefore the greenest makes way.

That's the SK way - and it isn't a bad thing.

As Mt Welly said - the back line will be on notice.

Including Kata.

Kata hasn't had a flash start but he has 2 seasons on CNK.

He gets the benefit of the doubt.

CNK looked gased in the 1st half last week.

Because he was busy.

But it highlighted that he needs to be more conditioned to the pace of 1st grade.

Now he has the opportunity to go back to ISP with work ons.

He will be better for it.

He will get another opportunity.

In the mean time I'm looking forward to seeing how Kata responds. He can play at a high level and needs to get back there.

And then some.
 

tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,546
Sydney
Kata didn't lose his spot. He got injured
How exactly does one lose their spot in a Kearney team? According to him if a try is scored on your side or via a defensive lapse, its due to have originated far further infield. That explains why Bodene will not get dropped. If we win itll be the same team next week. If we lose, itll be the same team next week as the 'players showed they can get the job done when following the process' two/five weeks ago. Little accountability in that.
 
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tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,546
Sydney
Um, did i miss something......................

Warriors looking to build on success
6:17 PM Tuesday May 30, 201

Captain Ryan Hoffman is confident his team can build on last week's win and take some momentum into Friday's game.........:oops::oops:
Nz Herald bro. Fact checking is optional.
 

The Cheap Seats

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2015
331
I was wondering how long it would take for Kearney to give CNK a week off.
Although it seems like he is hard done by to be left out, I think that it is a great idea to give him a week at a lower intensity.

There has been talk on this forum before about player fatigue for guys in their first year of first grade. I don't want to see CNK go down the Tui route and get messed up.
Smalls steps.
 

bruce

Warriors 1st Grader
Contributor
Sep 1, 2015
20,867
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...
I don't think CNK did anything wrong, it is just that SK has plenty of backs to choose from, nice problem to have, if only the forwards were as difficult.
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.
Bodene's defence was very sound last week. In this side that counts for a lot. As for his go forward, that is why Ken keeps getting picked, Mannering makes the tackles, Ken makes the yards
 

WellingtonOrca

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 14, 2012
1,641
Ayshford with Maumalo makes a lot of sense to me as he can mentor him a bit. Kata is just so one dimensional and has been a liability on defense, he also isn't a great communicator so Maumalo struggles outside him.

Nah, it'll be back to the same combinations as earlier in the year I reckon, Kata/Ken on left and Ayshford/Fusitua on right. I can't see them bringing Kata back and also asking him to switch sides.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Quite enjoyed watching the Eels game last week. They play a quick expansive style and like to go sideline to sideline. Semi Radradra is in fine form and will be looking to get some revenge after being shut out earlier this year against us. Really hope we can keep pace. Gonna be back to square one if we lose this one as a depressed fan...
 

eudebrito

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Contributor
May 21, 2013
3,841
I thought the eels were pretty ordinary when they came to Mt Smart 6 weeks ago. Michael Jennings being out is good, he was dangerous.

Also we never seem to play at the Olympic stadium, but its better than Parramatta stadium, bad rd 1 memories at that place.
 
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matiunz

This year yet?
Contributor
Jul 15, 2013
8,954
Sydney
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.

Tend to agree
Kata should come back via reserves
Maumalos performance saved him last week, would be unfair to drop him after he played like he did.
CNK a bit unlucky, had a bit of a lapse against the dragons but hast otherwise put a foot wrong
Would have gone with;
2.CNK
3.Ayshford
4.Fusitua
5.Ken
 

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