General NRL 2020 Round 17 - General Discussion

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
NRL 2020 Round 17 - General Discussion

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A thread for all 2020 Round 17 team lists, discussions, news and views. Serves as a team list thread and game day discussion for all games through the week.
 

wizards rage

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 18, 2016
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Tauranga
Lets go Knights!!
That’s the key matchup this round for Warriors results. Sharks lose and they face the Warriors, Roosters and Raiders and could conceivably not win another game.

They beat the knights, they are 6 points above the Warriors with a better pd, which is probably good enough to make the finals.
 

jonesy101

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 28, 2016
1,107
How good is Jarome Luai going at the moment! Was terrific again last night.

Does anyone know if he qualifies for NSW? Really hope we can get him in a Kiwis jersey soon, just wont be this year.

It doesn't feel like that long ago where we would struggle to field two halves and would have the likes of Nigel Vagana and Tohu Harris playing a makeshift role.
Now we have so many quality options - Luai, Jahrome Hughes, Shaun Johnson, Kodi Nikorima, Dylan Brown, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Paul Turner showing promise on fg debut. The future is looking bright. Would be great if they could organise a 3 test series next year.
 

wrighty

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How good is Jarome Luai going at the moment! Was terrific again last night.

Does anyone know if he qualifies for NSW? Really hope we can get him in a Kiwis jersey soon, just wont be this year.

It doesn't feel like that long ago where we would struggle to field two halves and would have the likes of Nigel Vagana and Tohu Harris playing a makeshift role.
Now we have so many quality options - Luai, Jahrome Hughes, Shaun Johnson, Kodi Nikorima, Dylan Brown, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Paul Turner showing promise on fg debut. The future is looking bright. Would be great if they could organise a 3 test series next year.
And technically Foran and Marshall if talking about a series in the very near term.
 

bangbros18

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2019
2,645
How good is Jarome Luai going at the moment! Was terrific again last night.

Does anyone know if he qualifies for NSW? Really hope we can get him in a Kiwis jersey soon, just wont be this year.

It doesn't feel like that long ago where we would struggle to field two halves and would have the likes of Nigel Vagana and Tohu Harris playing a makeshift role.
Now we have so many quality options - Luai, Jahrome Hughes, Shaun Johnson, Kodi Nikorima, Dylan Brown, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Paul Turner showing promise on fg debut. The future is looking bright. Would be great if they could organise a 3 test series next year.
He still hasn't decided but has already played for Samoa. I think if Brown, Johnson, and Hughes are fit it will be hard to have luai. I personally hope he chooses Samoa, we need the Samoa to catch up to tonga and do what they are doing.
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
10,580
Will be cheering for the Knights since they have the easier run home. Also with them winning it would make it a much bigger showdown between us and the Sharks next week.
Also the physiological effect on the Sharks knowing they lost to a team which the Warriors had dominated only two weeks before our game against the Sharks.

Too many times the Warriors teams of the past had fallen away on the last regular game of the season. The Sharks lose to the Knights and this game becomes our most important game of the season. And who would have thought we’d be thinking that given the start to the year with injures, players coming back to NZ, borrowed players and coaching changes.

You can’t say that this team doesn’t provide drama.
 
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DallyM

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 21, 2016
904
Also the physiological effect on the Sharks knowing they lost to a team which the Warriors had dominated only two weeks before our game against the Sharks.

Too many times the Warriors teams of the past had fallen away on the last regular game of the season. The Sharks lose to the Knights and this game becomes our most important game of the season. And who would have thought we’d be thinking that given the start to the year with injures, players coming back to NZ, borrowed players and coaching changes.

You can’t say that this team doesn’t provide drama.
Gotta win this weekend but exciting all the same.... And if we do win this weekend do the eels loan us there players back..... at least we'll have Hethering back
 

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