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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
NRL 2020 - Round 2 - Warriors vs Raiders Post Match Discussion
New Zealand Warriors vs Canberra Raiders
CBUS Stadium, Gold Coast


round 2 warriors nrl 2020 raiders

Thread to share your thoughts on the Round 2 game between the New Zealand Warriors and Canberra Raiders 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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zaggo

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 19, 2016
227
Good:
- Goal line defence was pretty good. Their tries came from kicks and exploiting our lack of speed.
- We finally got a try, although even then it took the bunker to give it to us.
- AK looked good at times. Him on one side and Hiku on the other would be a nice combo.
- Katoa is an absolute gem. I hope he gets as many minutes as we can throw at him.

Bad:
- Blair. This guy is trash, and the sooner we get rid of him the better.
- Fusitua desperately needs to move back to wing. He does not have the skillset needed to be a centre, him and Pompey/Herbert offers no variation on attack when paired together.
- Offence. We're still doing one out run it up the guts, which simply doesn't work with the troops we have. When we finally started chucking it around in the last 5 minutes we actually looked OK.
 

DallyM

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 21, 2016
758
really like whats coming through with the youngsters, thought Tohu tried hard but no back up as usual .... we really need to drop Green and Blair moving forward they dont offer anything that someone like AK and Papalii can already do.....
 

Raw Power

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 30, 2016
658
Brisbane
Good:
- Goal line defence was pretty good. Their tries came from kicks and exploiting our lack of speed.
- We finally got a try, although even then it took the bunker to give it to us.
- AK looked good at times. Him on one side and Hiku on the other would be a nice combo.
- Katoa is an absolute gem. I hope he gets as many minutes as we can throw at him.

Bad:
- Blair. This guy is trash, and the sooner we get rid of him the better.
- Fusitua desperately needs to move back to wing. He does not have the skillset needed to be a centre, him and Pompey/Herbert offers no variation on attack when paired together.
- Offence. We're still doing one out run it up the guts, which simply doesn't work with the troops we have. When we finally started chucking it around in the last 5 minutes we actually looked OK.
I'd add to Bad... RTS slowly disintegrating before our eyes
 

Afakasi247

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 5, 2014
2,455
I'm a believer now that Sk should go.

We looked better with Niko out there - I've give it to Green, he's a workhouse but he just doesn't suit the make up of this team. We need to play quicker and up tempo but he slows everything down.

CHT was quiet although he started the game well.

Katoa is definitely a beast.

The whole selection of this team is off - Blair I do feel bad for because he tried hard but his handling errors fucked us bad.
Fusitua at centre just isn't working - hes a threat on the wing and we're a team that needs points.
Maumalo got shown up today - he only looks good with Hiku outside of him.
Why did Mooks choose King for the bench? Young fella has a couple handling errors but was otherwise busy, but with a team lacking experience in the forwards surely Pulu would've been a better option?
Think we miss Paasi as well - when he's back I'd be keen to see either Blair or Papal'ii flicked.

This season will be a write off - based in Aussie, bad coaching with an inevitable coach axeing iminent - may as well back some youth and guys like ATG to come in and stake their claim.

It's imperative that our Mohawk owner drives some aggresive recruiting for next season - starting with bringing SJ back home...
 

Falcon

1st Grade Fringe
May 29, 2012
1,001
Sydney
Kattttoooooaaa.

The one positive.

The best player on the field, a rookie of 6(?) rugby league games.

The Fusitua to centre experiment is a failure.

AK was the NSW cup centre of the year, he held his own and can stay there.

And our dear veterans - Green and Blair are a retirement fund.

Blairs dropsies today were inexcusable (yes, even after a head knock), Katoa went off with a head knock and came back on the field playing with the same intensity before he went off (yes, fan boy here).

And finally....

Fuck off with the "participation award" we deserver better.
 

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