Team List NRL 2017 Round 16 - Warriors vs Bulldogs TEAM LIST

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NRL 2017 Round 16 - Warriors vs Bulldogs TEAM LIST


NZWF Official thread for the 2017 Round 16 Warriors team list and discussion...

The official team list will be posted as soon as it becomes available...
 

1995Warriorsfan

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Foran only 50/50 for Friday nights game per JD.

I suspect he will be named in the 13 and Ata will be cover.
 
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rugged

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How likely are the Bulldogs players to back up from origin? Pretty big ask to back up less than 48 hours later
 
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Sup42

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Overall Foran and Gavet have been very consistent.

One is a superstar, the other has every reason to believe he could be a star forward in the right pack....and on our small stage he has been a Star performer.

If they are out I'm really struggling to see how we win.

A Warriors pack without it's strongman and a Warriors back line without its organiser.

It's possible Matulino on a good day could negate the loss of Gavet.

Its also possible Johnson goes nuclear and has one of his classic game breaker performances

So this game could come down to SJ, Mutts and Lillyman .....playing like a senior leadership group in a team....backing their young Captain who deserves support.....

Yeah Tui add.....but hey there is always Mannering.....the man who puts the other high salary boys to shame.....no matter who we are playing....no matter who is coaching....no mattter where we are playing.....no matter who's missing from his team.
 

Afakasi247

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If Foran isnt fit I'm keen to see how Ata goes, now he's all but confirmed for the #6 jersey next season.

Last week there was article saying what we all hoped...that he was being personally mentored by Foran, that he's trying to emulate how he plays etc.

In Ata's cameo vs. Titans he looked pretty good....put Maumalo away for a try (bull shit forward pass call), ran a good line off the sweep play to get In for his try...

He's always had a knack for tacking on the line - needs to do so more effectively. His kicking game is relatively sound...

He's had indifferent form in ISP since his 3 game stint in FG. Maybe the future was on his mind.

Pretty much will give a better insight into life without Foran 2018 onwards if, ironically, Foran is out Friday night.
 

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Maybe we should play them in Basketball instead, the boys seem confident.
 
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1995Warriorsfan

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VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

8.00pm, Friday, June 23

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
3 BLAKE AYSHFORD
4 DAVID Fusitua
5 KEN MAUMALO
6 KIERAN FORAN
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 JACOB LILLYMAN
9 ISSAC LUKE
10 BEN MATULINO
11 BODENE THOMPSON
12 RYAN HOFFMAN
13 SIMON MANNERING

14 NATHANIEL ROACHE
15 SAM LISONE
16 ALBERT VETE
17 BUNTY AFOA
18 JAMES GAVET
20 MANU VATUVEI
21 LIGI SAO
22 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY
 
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Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has made two personnel changes and a positional swap for Friday night’s 16th-round NRL clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

Solomone Kata is unavailable after being given bereavement leave to fly home to Tonga following the sudden death of his older brother yesterday.

David Fusitua moves in from the wing to replace Kata in the centres while 2017 NRL rookie Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been called up for his fifth first-grade appearance.

The other change is on the bench with hooker Nathaniel Roache returning. Sam Lisone, Albert Vete and Bunty Afoa are again listed in jerseys 15-17 with James Gavet, Manu Vatuvei, Ligi Sao and Ata Hingano rounding out the extended bench.

“Our hearts go out to Sol and his family at this time,” said Kearney.

“We’re all thinking of him and send our deepest sympathies to the family.”

Kata appeared in the last two matches against Parramatta and Gold Coast after being sidelined with an injury. His return saw Nicoll-Klokstad drop back to the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side after his first four NRL outings against the Sydney Roosters, Penrith, St George-Illawarra and Brisbane.

This week’s encounter – the Vodafone Warriors’ fifth Friday night game this season – follows a bye round for both the home side and the Bulldogs. They’re also both coming off wins, the Vodafone Warriors accounting for Gold Coast 34-12 on June 10 and the Bulldogs stopping St George Illawarra 16-2.

Second rower Ryan Hoffman will have his first outing back home after his unforgettable 300thcareer appearance in Robina when he scored the Vodafone Warriors’ opening try and completing their scoring with a sweetly-struck conversion of Hingano’s late try.

The two teams both have 6-8 win-loss records with the Vodafone Warriors sitting 11th on the table on points for and against and Canterbury-Bankstown 12th. They’re two points outside the top eight.

After St George Illawarra and Manly, the Bulldogs rank as the Vodafone Warriors’ third toughest opponents since entering the competition in 1995. The win-loss ledger reads 20-13 in Canterbury-Bankstown’s favour while there have been two draws.
 
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