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Luke is nursing a calf injury.

Pita on the bench would be most expendable if Luke's not fit by game time.

Can understand with Luke's worn out body this year why Tevanga does so much running.
 
Luke is nursing a calf injury.

Pita on the bench would be most expendable if Luke's not fit by game time.

Can understand with Luke's worn out body this year why Tevanga does so much running.
Agreed, as awesome as Luke has been this year, their are times where he just doesn't seem to have the energy to make it too dummy half
 
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With an eye on next week its a nice change of pace that the Panthers got rid of their coach now instead of right before going up against the Warriors. I swear that in the past whenever a team shat itself it was right before their match with us and they'd come out enthused.

I'm quietly nervous that the Warriors will dissappoint me against the Knights somehow. The Titans really did temper my expectations.
 

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What's that 2 from 2 at the judiciary this season, cudos to the club for knowing when to appeal the match review committee's rulings.

Noticed the tackle at the time it happened and didn't think it was too bad.
 
Luke set for 250th in Women in League clash
Author Richard Becht & Photosport.nz
Veteran hooker Issac Luke is set to bring up his 250th career appearance when he lines up in an unchanged starting side for the Vodafone Warriors’ Harvey Norman Women in League clash against Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday night (8.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Harvey Norman).

The 31-year-old Luke, who has been in outstanding form this season, was on target to achieve the 250-game milestone against St George Illawarra last weekend until a calf injury side-lined him for the Gold Coast defeat on July 29.

Returning for his 249th game last weekend, Luke produced another stellar performance in the memorable 18-12 win over the Dragons. He scored a try – his fifth of the season – made five dummy half runs and came up with 49 tackles.

The 43-Test Kiwi plays his 62nd game for the Vodafone Warriors on Friday after moving to Mount Smart Stadium in 2016 following 188 games for South Sydney since his debut in 2007.

Luke will take his place in a starting line-up unchanged from the one used in the club’s first win over the Dragons in 11 attempts at Wollongong’s WIN Stadium.

Adam Blair will again be on the right edge this week with Simon Mannering at loose forward for his 297th NRL appearance.

Bunty Afoa has been included on the bench with the club hoping to overturn a one-match suspension he’s facing for a dangerous contact charge from Saturday’s match.

Also listed in the four frontline choices on the bench are utility Jazz Tevaga – coming off an exceptional 56 tackles on Saturday – plus Leivaha Pulu and utility back Peta Hiku.

The other four players completing the extended bench are centre Anthony Gelling, back rower Joseph Vuna, prop Chris Satae and hooker Karl Lawton.

Friday’s night encounter is the only meeting between the Vodafone Warriors and the 11th-placed Knights this season.

Having achieved the best away record in the club’s history last week – 8-3 with one game to go – the Vodafone Warriors go into the match in eighth spot on 26 points. A win in this match would give them their 13th victory of the year, their best regular-season return since 2011.

In 38 matches so far, the Vodafone Warriors have a 19-18 edge over Newcastle with one match drawn.

The Knights won the last time the teams met in Newcastle last year following four wins on end by the Vodafone Warriors. The Vodafone Warriors have won 11 of the last 12 matches against the Knights in Auckland, their last loss coming in 2012.

Hopefully he brings up 300 here too.
 
How the fuck did that get sent to the judiciary? I can just imagine it now Warriors make the final but will be without Blair, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Johnson found guilty at judiciary
It was a tackle on AuMau.
Funny thing , just watching it - his head sslips under buntys right arm , bunty realises and releases him without letting mannering squash them. Can see how he escaped, really surprised he got charged though.
 
It was a tackle on AuMau.
Funny thing , just watching it - his head sslips under buntys right arm , bunty realises and releases him without letting mannering squash them. Can see how he escaped, really surprised he got charged though.
Yeah.

It turns out they alleged a crusher tackle on Ah Mau,

Just to Clarify for those asking about the other Tackle....the Tackle on Vaughn was Agnatius Paasi.
 
Cameron G was on the wireless.

The Friday double header starts at 6pm with the Warriors Womens (they are officially called the Warriors and a full fledged Warrior branded team) the game is a preseason trial match against Auckland (Sorry Warriors I will be barracking for Auckland lol same dif if the Warriors mens play Auckland...home town team first Jafa hard).

Negotiations with Luke's managers sound more concentrated on finding a Warriors agreement (purely based on George making no comments about Luke's other options this time around / no mention of testing the market...all about negotiations and the cap).

George said the stay over in Australia was in hindsight unquestionably a great move, he mentioned with management (himself included) staying on with the team, things were pretty transparent after the Titans game).

Leading into this week and for the rest of the season 'there is no turning back (after the Dragons game) the team are going after a winning finish now (to be expected but you definitely hear a change from 'we are just focused on this weeks gamed' to going all out for the sprint home).

Picking a Warriors slaughter of the Knights this week. I get it wrong every time I call it this season....I'm due you bastards...do your bit.
 
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