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NRL 2017 Round 2 - Warriors vs Storm TEAM LIST

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NZWF Official thread for the 2017 Round 2 Warriors team list and discussion...

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
8.00pm, Friday, March 10

VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 Roger TUIVASA-SHECK (C)
2 Tuimoala LOLOHEA
3 David Fusitua
4 Solomone KATA
5 Ken MAUMALO
6 Mafoa’aeata HINGANO
7 Shaun JOHNSON
8 Albert VETE
9 Issac LUKE
10 Charlie GUBB
11 Bunty AFOA
12 Ryan HOFFMAN
13 Simon MANNERING

Interchange
14 Erin CLARK
15 Jacob LILLYMAN
16 Sam LISONE
17 Bodene THOMPSON
18 Isaiah Papalii
20 James GAVET
21 Manu VATUVEI
22 Mason LINO
 
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Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
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This thread has the potential of breaking the Internet if Tui is dropped with Manu and Ken named on the wings!!!
 

warriorsfan92

1st Grade Fringe
Oct 11, 2013
585
Dunedin, New Zealand
If we can't win this one, at home with the storm missing Slater, Harris, Proctor and Jesse Bromwich..wow.

If Mannering is injured, Lisone to 13, Papalii holds his spot.
If Luke is injured, Clarke on the Bench, Tevaga/Roache (whoever is fit), on to the Bench (Papalii drops off - if Mannering fit)
Afoa to the bench, Thompson to start.

Apart from that, same team. I realise that this is contentious, but i'd personally keep Maumalo. Sure, he made a few errors (2) which were shockers. But i'd give him one more crack. You can't fault his involvement..17 carries for 151m, tough yards too out of our 20. If anyone is to be dropped I'd drop Tui, 6 carries, 30m! And looked disinterested. Sure, Maumalo made mistakes but if you look at his involvement compared to Tui's, and the way he picked himself up from those errors and continued hitting the ball up aggressively with his powerful runs, I'd be guttered for him if he was dropped, put it that way.

This is just my opinion.
 

mani.patel

Waterboy
Jul 30, 2014
4
Afoa to the bench, Thompson to start.
As much as I love Bodene's work rate, I don't think he's ready to start. He didn't have much of a preseason and it was pretty evident he's not match fit just yet. Ideally our second row will be Hoffman, Mannering and Bunty with Bodene coming off the bench.

Pending availability of Mannering and Issac, I'm thinking Kearney will pick the same team that lined up against the Knights.

There has been a bit of mention about Manu, did anyone see the reserve grade game? I didn't get a chance to watch. How'd he go?
 

mrblonde

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 14, 2012
3,465
Auckland
Expecting the same 17, plus Vatuvei, Luke injury cover, Mannering injury cover and one random.

These new team naming rules take a bit of the fun and games out.
At the moment, I prefer them. There was a piece in the SMH that pointed out - fairly - that the NRL can't stop a team from naming a player who's injured and most likely won't play only to scratch him later in the week. The NRL's observation was that the "drop 2 from the 21 24 hours before game time" should give fans a better idea as to what the final 17 will look like - which I prefer to the "aannnnd outta nowhere here comes Billy Slater, back in the 17 to face the Warriors despite not being named in the team during the week!" trick.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
16,500
If we can't win this one, at home with the storm missing Slater, Harris, Proctor and Jesse Bromwich..wow.

If Mannering is injured, Lisone to 13, Papalii holds his spot.
If Luke is injured, Clarke on the Bench, Tevaga/Roache (whoever is fit), on to the Bench (Papalii drops off - if Mannering fit)
Afoa to the bench, Thompson to start.

Apart from that, same team. I realise that this is contentious, but i'd personally keep Maumalo. Sure, he made a few errors (2) which were shockers. But i'd give him one more crack. You can't fault his involvement..17 carries for 151m, tough yards too out of our 20. If anyone is to be dropped I'd drop Tui, 6 carries, 30m! And looked disinterested. Sure, Maumalo made mistakes but if you look at his involvement compared to Tui's, and the way he picked himself up from those errors and continued hitting the ball up aggressively with his powerful runs, I'd be guttered for him if he was dropped, put it that way.

This is just my opinion.
I'm with you on Ken.
I don't like the guy or dislike the guy....so I am not biased in any way.

The Warriors forwards need meters.

Against the Storm our roll on is the only reason we have ever beaten them.

Ken Fucked up, like his Dad Manu fucked up vs the Eels.

Ken is not a great Winger....prolly never will be...

But he troubles the ruck....and is the only player apart from Manu that really can run into the teeth of an NRL defensive line and come out on top.

The solution seems obvious.

Bring back Manu....and find a place for Ken....he is young enough to come off the bench and be an impact Prop the Prop Manu could have been.

He is also young enough to give the benefit of the doubt and place outside SJ and new super center David F.

Our forwards are shit at go forward.....Ken is not....he must play....somewhere...somehow....he is a genuine meter eating big bopper and line bender ffs....

Wot is wrong with you people ? (jokes...and sorta not). Kens is our cheap George Burgess....ball dropping and all....think about them apples.

One hundred and fifty one meters.......against a keen kick chase....make the bastard a forward with exceptional leg drive and leg speed you morons at Mt Smart
 
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1995Warriorsfan

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Feb 22, 2016
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An unchanged starting line-up has been named for the Vodafone Warriors’ first Friday night game at Mount Smart Stadium since 2011 when they host the Melbourne Storm this week (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Woodstock).

The club’s last Friday night home game was against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on July 15, 2011, a match they won 36-12.

The Vodafone Warriors have had only 28 Friday night home games in their history and just eight in the last 15 years.

Head coach Stephen Kearney has retained the same run-on side used in Sunday’s 26-22 breakthrough win over Newcastle, the first time the Vodafone Warriors have won a first-round match since 2009.

Included in the line-up are Simon Mannering, Issac Luke and Charlie Gubb who all came out of the opening encounter with injury concerns.

“Simon will be fine, Charlie has to go through some concussion protocols and we’ll see how Issac is at training over the next couple of days,” said Kearney.

“We’re hopeful all three will be able to play.”

Bodene Thompson has been named in the No 17 jersey after being confirmed as a late interchange inclusion against the Knights.

Listed in the No 14 jersey again is utility Erin Clark (19), who will become Vodafone Warrior No 216 if he makes the final 17 on Friday night.

Added to the extended eight-man bench is veteran wing Manu Vatuvei who marked his first outing of the year by scoring a try and making 116 metres from 12 carries in the Vodafone Warriors’ 52-24 Intrust Super Premiership win over Newcastle on Sunday.

Friday night’s match will deliver the first milestone of the season when right wing Tuimoala Lolohea plays his 50th NRL match since his debut in 2014.

A club record is also a possibility for Shaun Johnson. He sits on 671 points needing just four to go past Stacey Jones’ points-scoring mark of 674.

It will be a unique experience for Kearney in just his second match in charge at Mount Smart Stadium. He has had long playing careers for both sides with 79 appearances for the Vodafone Warriors from 1995-1998 followed by 139 for the Storm from 1999-2004 before serving as an assistant coach with Melbourne under Craig Bellamy.

Kearney isn’t concerned about the significance of the occasion but rather about what he sees as a huge challenge from one of the game’s most successful clubs.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
8.00pm, Friday, March 10

VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 Roger TUIVASA-SHECK (C)
2 Tuimoala LOLOHEA
3 David Fusitua
4 Solomone KATA
5 Ken MAUMALO
6 Mafoa’aeata HINGANO
7 Shaun JOHNSON
8 Albert VETE
9 Issac LUKE
10 Charlie GUBB
11 Bunty AFOA
12 Ryan HOFFMAN
13 Simon MANNERING

Interchange
14 Erin CLARK
15 Jacob LILLYMAN
16 Sam LISONE
17 Bodene THOMPSON
18 Isaiah Papalii
20 James GAVET
21 Manu VATUVEI
22 Mason LINO
 
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