Post Match NRL 2020 - Round 5 - Warriors vs Cowboys Post Match Discussion

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01 Jan 1970 12:00
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pompower

pompower

Good result, strong performance all things considered. With everything that's going on, every win feels like a massive upset. It looked like we grew into the game and that period in the second half where we completely shut them down was hugely satisfying. We had a bit of luck on our side but we took advantage of it and stayed on them -- everyone worked really hard again.

That said, we're still the same team we were last week. The Cowboys were pretty poor, down two players, and we still let them back into the game. In the first half especially it was way too easy for them to work their way up-field, which seems like a problem that's been plaguing us all year. Luckily they fluffed it on many occasions and were just as soft themselves, but Souths won't let us get away with that.

Overall though, can't complain. You can only play what's in front of you. Nikorima was oustanding when he got his hands on the ball but I'd still like to see him inject himself a little more. Clearly when he plays well it gives Green more space to work -- he was much, much better last night, especially in the second half. Egan's little kick for Hiku was a really nice touch; he's clearly a smart player, but he's so one-dimensional. If he's not going to run, let's at least bring on Lawton for a couple of spells rather than just the last 20 minutes (max).

Backline was solid outside of a couple of defensive slip ups. Hat trick for Hiku on his first game back, makes it easy to forgive the rough start. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck strong as always. Really rate Herbert, but he's definitely a centre. Beale was serviceable and Pompey is 2020's Patrick Ah Van. The future looks much brighter replacing those two with Ken and Fusitua (who will hopefully shift back to wing).

Pack was much better than last week. Blair's best game in ages. A lot to like about Jamayne Tounua-Brown. Poasa looks a decent get, hope we can hold onto him. Honestly not seeing anything special about King and Murchie yet, but they've played their role, much like Burr. Hopefully Paasi can come in for one of those three next week. Katoa is a super talent. Harris immense as usual.

But most importantly, we're all going to have a nice weekend.
 
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Weno

Weno

Great game of rugby league that could of gone either way.

Greatful we came out on the winning side.

Happy for another week.

Starting to see what Egan brings now.
His game management and direction is really helping Green and Kodi out.
Will get more from him as season progresses.
Was impressed in a way and with the change up of Lawton it catches opposition out.

Said last week Beale dosen't get credit he deserves.
Watched replay twice and thought he was awesome.
Rock solid,did some good things,strong in post meters.
Allowed his mate on the otherside to show up his Kiwi opposite and do all the attack.
Great to have Hiku back.
Even with his moment of dumb.

Got them up the middle.
Lead by Jamayne Tounua-Brown,Blair and even Burr.
When they were spelled after there awesome work.
Murchie,Poasa and King made it look like a knife through butter.
When Jamayne Tounua-Brown and Blair came back for there next spell.
They were on another level and it was good to see the Melbourne Storm Blair in our team.
Jamayne Tounua-Brown is looking like a surprise pack leader.

2nd row is our prized jewel.
Tohu Harris is Boss,one of the comps premiere players
Krakatoa,need we say more..
Scary thing is,he is going to get better and the growth from his strip attempts and dummy half scoop shows us theres more to come.

Kodi is magic when given time.
Kodi,Katoa and Hiku had Kiwi International Essarn Marsters in a bad way.
On the front foot Kodi comes to play.
Greens kicking game was back,what we haven't seen it for a long time.
Kicks to the wing ground banana kicks,chips,was awesome.
Just proving slow on defence, needs to be sorted.

Hope Fusitua is back next week to relieve Pompey.
Burr did well,has a good work ethic.
But his lack of dominance and mongrel should see Paasi come back in.

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is the man.
That's It.
 
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Raw Power

Raw Power

Some Great comments and much appreciated...
Didn't see this one coming and said so... but Immensely enjoyed the win!

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Old Sid

Glad we won! Awesome boys. Especially to rub in it to the noses of a select few on here who death ride us to lose every week! Up your arse fuckers 🖕🏿🖕🏿🖕🏿 😂
Absolute classic post! Thank you Uncmase, deserved to be said.
 
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dantheman

We were the better team, take away our stupid errors out of our own end and the Cowboys would have scored way less.
 
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warriorsfan92

I’ll potentially get a lot of backlash from this statement, but it’s my honest opinion.

Tohu Harris is are most important player. Closely followed by Roger, but what Tohu Harris brings is immense. His linkage plays, he’s balls skills, his soft touches are class. He’s a rock in defence, averaging over 40 tackles, minimal missed tackles & over 180m per game. He is simply class. We really really missed him last year.

Kodi also had his best game in a warriors jersey. Our backline looks absolutely lethal with Ken & Fusitua back. Man, our pack looks strong too with the inclusion of Jazz, Paasi, Ah Mau, who are expected back this year.

And once again, likely to get grilled on this. But Adam Blair has been quality. We’re seeing a player that closely resembles a kiwis or Melbourne Adam Blair, each week. High work rate, big metres & tackles. He’s a fucking middle, clearly! Minimise his role, hit & tackle and he’s quality. Don’t you dare ever stick him on the edge again.

And Katoa, wow. I don’t even know what to say. But we have found an absolute gem on him. His ball skills and draw pass, his line running, his awareness on D, his work ethic... we have a good one here. Lined up for rookie of the year imo
 
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Fearmuss

Fearmuss

Agreed, Blair’s strength has always been as a hitman in the middle: he has so much sting in his contact.
 
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PullinTeeth

PullinTeeth

Tried keeping an eye on Egan in attack last night, one thing I did notice was when we did get the Cowboys on the back foot, he would go to dart out of dummy half but then look up for support runners but he never had any, so he'd just shovel it along.
I think getting Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Kodi or Jazz (when back) to start pushing up when we get on a roll will really bring out Egans attacking game.
 
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Geoff Public

Geoff Public

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Kearney and his team deserve credit for our win. We had a lot of young inexperienced players and came away with the points. It was a hell of a tussle and our team showed great strength of character to hang in there. Most commentators expected the Cowboys to win. I know there will be other weekends where that youth and inexperience may catch up with them, but I'm proud of them.
 
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Run_it_str8

Run_it_str8

He just keeps bringing it .
Hed be my first prop picked every week
He knows the opportunity he has and has done what I wish all our players would do..........grab it with both hands and do your best. He's putting and i can see him developing and moving to the sharks soon. Hahaha
 
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Off The Bench

Off The Bench

He knows the opportunity he has has done what I wish all our players would do..........grab it witu both hands and do your best. He's putting and i can see him developing and moving to the sharks soon. Hahaha
Still to soon my man still to soon. Sob
 
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Swanny

Tried keeping an eye on Egan in attack last night, one thing I did notice was when we did get the Cowboys on the back foot, he would go to dart out of dummy half but then look up for support runners but he never had any, so he'd just shovel it along.
I think getting Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Kodi or Jazz (when back) to start pushing up when we get on a roll will really bring out Egans attacking game.

Yeah i saw Kodi stand a bit flatter on occasions and it allowed him to take that first step forward and draw the markers out. Everything flowed a lot better when they played flatter and faster, rather than a couple of deep and slow passes two wide. I was hoping to see Roger push up flat as a first receiver but unfortunately didn't happen too often
 
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Aman

Aman

I’ll potentially get a lot of backlash from this statement, but it’s my honest opinion.

Tohu Harris is are most important player. Closely followed by Roger, but what Tohu Harris brings is immense. His linkage plays, he’s balls skills, his soft touches are class. He’s a rock in defence, averaging over 40 tackles, minimal missed tackles & over 180m per game. He is simply class. We really really missed him last year.

Kodi also had his best game in a warriors jersey. Our backline looks absolutely lethal with Ken & Fusitua back. Man, our pack looks strong too with the inclusion of Jazz, Paasi, Ah Mau, who are expected back this year.

And once again, likely to get grilled on this. But Adam Blair has been quality. We’re seeing a player that closely resembles a kiwis or Melbourne Adam Blair, each week. High work rate, big metres & tackles. He’s a fucking middle, clearly! Minimise his role, hit & tackle and he’s quality. Don’t you dare ever stick him on the edge again.

And Katoa, wow. I don’t even know what to say. But we have found an absolute gem on him. His ball skills and draw pass, his line running, his awareness on D, his work ethic... we have a good one here. Lined up for rookie of the year imo

Katoa been playing league for less than a year. Is that a sign of class or an indictment on some of current and mostly senior players?
 
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wellyboy

wellyboy

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Why the Burr disses today gents?

33 minutes
11 runs
107 metres
0 errors including handling errors
81% tackling efficiency
1 penalty

Not great stats but not shabby either. He adds experience on the field.
I have no problem with him. Great numbers for 33 minutes
 
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Run_it_str8

Run_it_str8

Katoa been playing league for less than a year. Is that a sign of class or an indictment on some of current and mostly senior players?
Yes as well as his raw ability. Look after his family in Tonga and he'll run over the whole Rooster pack to say thank you.
 
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Weno

Weno

I’ll potentially get a lot of backlash from this statement, but it’s my honest opinion.

Tohu Harris is are most important player. Closely followed by Roger, but what Tohu Harris brings is immense. His linkage plays, he’s balls skills, his soft touches are class. He’s a rock in defence, averaging over 40 tackles, minimal missed tackles & over 180m per game. He is simply class. We really really missed him last year.

Kodi also had his best game in a warriors jersey. Our backline looks absolutely lethal with Ken & Fusitua back. Man, our pack looks strong too with the inclusion of Jazz, Paasi, Ah Mau, who are expected back this year.

And once again, likely to get grilled on this. But Adam Blair has been quality. We’re seeing a player that closely resembles a kiwis or Melbourne Adam Blair, each week. High work rate, big metres & tackles. He’s a fucking middle, clearly! Minimise his role, hit & tackle and he’s quality. Don’t you dare ever stick him on the edge again.

And Katoa, wow. I don’t even know what to say. But we have found an absolute gem on him. His ball skills and draw pass, his line running, his awareness on D, his work ethic... we have a good one here. Lined up for rookie of the year imo
Nah for getting grilled on Blair bro.
He been awesome.
He is smashing cats on that pitch and putting in the yards.
Leading by example and finally earning his cheque.
 
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