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mt.wellington

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NRL 2017 - Round 16 - Warriors vs Bulldogs Post Match Discussion
New Zealand Warriors ? vs ? Bulldogs
Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland


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Thread to share your thoughts on the Round 16 game between the New Zealand Warriors and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs after the match. Name your Man of the Match, discuss the coach, captain, starting team, bench, opposition, game tactics, substitutions, errors (or lack thereof), penalties (or lack thereof) highs, lows, refs etc.

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jonno

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Good win.

Fought hard against a bigger forward pack. Smashed Reynolds. Can't ask for more.
 
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Danpatmac

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pretty happy with the win. We are a different team when the forwards man-up and run with some energy.

Mannering was enormous, one of his best games in weeks in my opinion. He handled their big dudes really well and ran with real purpose. Gavet makes our pack so much more formidable.
Ayshford was busy and Roache looks like a pretty handy replacement for Luke if he is out long term. Still confused by the bench rotations tonight. Hardly saw vete and others played really short stints at a time.

I don't have a problem with CNK's performance. Slippery conditions and he came back well from his early errors. Thought his no try deserved a second look by the bunker. Maumalo is a real improver and while I would like to see Bodene go looking for more work during the times we were under the pump, he went ok with ball in hand.

My only genuine query is Johnson's line kicking... why when kicking for touch from a penalty does he not look for more distance? He is consisitently much, much shorter in the distance he looks for than pretty much every body else in the NRL. I just don't get it.
 
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ramps

ramps

Good effort by the boys today. Liked the impact that came off the bench. Maumalo finding some confidence now. Josh Jackson is a beast
 
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FAN

FAN

Gave it a C

Like always they let in an easy try right at the last minute.....makes all the good stuff they did for 78 minutes forgotten.
 
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WarriorBall

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Mannering 15 runs, 153 meters + 60 tackles, no misses = Legend.
 
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Stalefish540

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How come Hingano can take control of Tonga well, but want to be non existent, then average when visible when he partners Shaun Johnson?? Like his defence though, for only 19 odd gets his body infront well for the most part.
 
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Defence

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Great game. Our best performance of the year for sure; especially without Foran and Luke.
The bulldogs were coming to get us in the second half but if hang in there eventually the momentum will turn and we did and it did.
I actually thought the bulldogs were really good- ESP their defence- we created enough opportunity to score 40.
Simon mannering is a legend- straight up. His defense was unreal- he did a real number on klemmer- got graham a couple of times too.
Actually hoff and bodene were good too- best performance from our backrow this year.
Cnk had a horror night- happens.
Gotta love gavet and maumalos try.....
My glass is officially half full :)
 
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Mr Frank White

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Good game, not great. Dogs were rubbish. Think we were robbed on Malos 2nd, Fusitua was never involved in the play, and we have had worst given against us.

Gavet was a beast on both sides of the ball. Great one on one stops and the best charges of the contest.

Shaun Johnson was solid but again not taking the line which is cutting the options.

Roache looks like genuine 1st grade, just needs to take the line on more and support the runners
 
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W.A warrior

W.A warrior

Positives

Maumalo - Really has improved out of site.
Roache - First time I have seen him for a long period. Man very impressive
Gavet - We have our enforcer. Gets better every week.
Matulino - Played like we know he is capable tonight.
The forward pack in general was awesome. We haven't made metres like that for a bloody long time
 
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Mr Frank White

Mr Frank White

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Ohh and Hoff and Lillyman stood up big time as well!
 
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Matulino's Left Shoulder

Matulino's Left Shoulder

pretty happy with the win. We are a different team when the forwards man-up and run with some energy.

Mannering was enormous, one of his best games in weeks in my opinion. He handled their big dudes really well and ran with real purpose. Gavet makes our pack so much more formidable.
Ayshford was busy and Roache looks like a pretty handy replacement for Luke if he is out long term. Still confused by the bench rotations tonight. Hardly saw vete and others played really short stints at a time.

I don't have a problem with CNK's performance. Slippery conditions and he came back well from his early errors. Thought his no try deserved a second look by the bunker. Maumalo is a real improver and while I would like to see Bodene go looking for more work during the times we were under the pump, he went ok with ball in hand.

My only genuine query is Johnson's line kicking... why when kicking for touch from a penalty does he not look for more distance? He is consisitently much, much shorter in the distance he looks for than pretty much every body else in the NRL. I just don't get it.

Cause he's a fucking pussy and mentally can't handle a scenario where the kick doesn't go dead.
 
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eudebrito

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Back up hooker good. Back up half ehhhh.

Some good stuff but it still smells like mid season false hope.

Johnson has the yips throwing any pass longer than a metre.

Bulldogs did turn up, but haslers game plan is so strange. It's basically relying on the opposition to fuck it up.

Ken Manu aye.
 
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WarriorBall

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Good for those that haven't seen much of Roache to get a decent look at him, hopefully puts any debate about his quality to rest.
 
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WarriorBall

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Still confused by the bench rotations tonight. Hardly saw Vete and others played really short stints at a time.

Noticed SK held Vete back until Des brought Beastwood on, same with Kasiano's second stint with 10 minutes to go SK brought Gavet back, trying to dull their bench impact, not silly IMO.
 
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DavidMcKay1974

DavidMcKay1974

Awesome to get the win off the back of a bye and then from a win before that. We just need to keep on going forwards. I'm happy with tonights win.
 
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