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01 Jan 1970 12:00PM

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Noitall

Noitall

I hope if Nikorima doesn’t step up in the upcoming weeks, they consider playing Reece Walsh at five eighth if that’s his second position. If he did happen to make a go in that position there would still be some good fullbacks on the market to replace Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
 
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Gen. Melchett

Gen. Melchett

Is there anyone he can even bring in to that backline? Apart from Turner for Kodi.
Why is brown persisting with Kodi, in his current form Turner is no worse an option. The only thing is goal kicking who could cover that without Kodi, surely Browns not keeping him there for goal kicking only................?

Brown needs his head read if he cant see that!
 
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Billyspleen75

Billyspleen75

Why is brown persisting with Kodi, in his current form Turner is no worse an option. The only thing is goal kicking who could cover that without Kodi, surely Browns not keeping him there for goal kicking only................?

Brown needs his head read if he cant see that!
I think Pompey is the next option. He was given a go a couple weeks ago and shanked the shit out of it
 
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Makasene

Makasene

You guys have no faith at all.

Right from the start you all write them off.

Give the guys a chance.

The Dragons used to be our bogey team but the last few years we've beaten them.

Is this the Warriors forum or the No Faith in the Warriors Forum?

Geez.

I don't know man, all I know is if before the Grand Final against Manly in 2011, someone would tell me we will play just one more finals game in the next decade - I would have called him a fool.
 
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bangbros18

bangbros18

I hope if Nikorima doesn’t step up in the upcoming weeks, they consider playing Reece Walsh at five eighth if that’s his second position. If he did happen to make a go in that position there would still be some good fullbacks on the market to replace Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.
I hope having reece forces others to step up. We need our whole squad firing.
 
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Sup42

Sup42

You guys have no faith at all.

Right from the start you all write them off.

Give the guys a chance.

The Dragons used to be our bogey team but the last few years we've beaten them.

Is this the Warriors forum or the No Faith in the Warriors Forum?

Geez.
I am worried about this particular game more than any so far, more than the Roosters and Canberra.

But overall I agree with your sentiment. I think every time we get a new coach we need to reset our expectations.

I know a lot of people don't like hearing that, but any NRL team that really stinks for decades should accept a reality reset every time the coach changes.

I am philosophical about this year, all I want to see is us building. Changing the rot over time finding out who can learn and who needs to go.

It seems unreasonable and unrealistic not to give the new coach a year to sort that out.

We have one thing going for us, we are starting to catch up with other teams in the recruitment stakes.

We have made one half of the machine good, very good, the forwards when fit were matching any and all packs they faced including Canberra and the Roosters.

Now we have to fix the backs, so I watch every week waiting to see what Hiku and Aitken in the same team can do, what PT might have to offer, whether Sean O'Sullivan can improve his tackles....whether people will run off him.

There is in other words plenty to enjoy if you have the right attitude about what you are supporting here. The future. The fix. Change. Teething pains and growth of character...all cool things to see a team that sucks confront and overcome.

The Warriors biggest battle has always been with themselves.
 
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1995Warriorsfan

1995Warriorsfan

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Rugby league: Warriors coach Nathan Brown reveals why he dropped gun NRL second rower Eliesa Katoa


By: Michael Burgess
Sports writer for NZME
@mikeburgess99

Warriors coach Nathan Brown has confirmed that gun second rower Eliesa Katoa has been dropped due to form reasons, with the hope he can develop his game in reserve grade.

After starting the first five games this year, Katoa didn't even make the extended bench for the team named to face the Dragons on Sunday, and will play in the second-tier competition this weekend.

It's quite a turnaround, but not entirely unexpected.

Katoa was a revelation in his rookie season last year and quickly became one of the first picked every week.

Injuries meant he played only 13 games, but the 1.93m, 110kg former Tamaki College 1st XV product was an intimidating weapon on the edge, with six tries and three line breaks. He averaged 100 running metres, from a heavy workload of almost 70 minutes a match.

This year has been different.

Like many before him, Katoa has struggled to replicate the same impact in his second season. A cheekbone injury compromised his pre-season, while his output since has been down, as opposition teams have targeted his threat.

"He is a young fella and people tend to forget he has probably only played 20 odd rugby league games in his whole career," Brown told Newstalk ZB.

"I've thought for a while it would be good for Eli to play some [Queensland] Cup this season. Learning your trade in the NRL – that's the hardest spot you can learn it.

"I've coached lots of young kids and sometimes you just drop them back for a couple of games; it's just how you develop as a player. It's the best way you develop, rather than forcing them to play NRL every week."

A dejected-looking Eliesa Katoa. Photo / Photosport
A dejected-looking Eliesa Katoa. Photo / Photosport
Brown suggested that it wouldn't be a long apprenticeship.

"He'll get to play a lot of minutes back there," said Brown. "I don't think he will be gone for too long. It will be just nice for him to play at a bit of a different pace, different level and work on a couple of small things to come back up and continue to grow his game."

Brown is optimistic about the prospects for wing David Fusitua, who has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

"It's more of a short term one, we believe at this stage," said Brown. "We will wait and see how he progresses through his rehab. It's certainly not a long term one, but how long he will actually be we are not 100 per cent sure."

Centre Marcelo Montoya has so far passed his concussion protocols, after a head knock in the second half of last Friday's 13-12 loss to the Sea Eagles and is expected to play.

Prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown has been named on the extended bench but may come into the equation.

"We are going to make up our mind on our 17 or 18 over the next couple of days," said Brown. "We've got a good long week of training to see where blokes are at"

Warriors coach Nathan Brown. Photo / Photosport

Adding more punch to their attack is a major focus, after a dreadful offensive display last Friday, where they couldn't make the most of long periods inside Manly territory.

"We need to look at what we are trying to do there," said Brown. "That goal-line attack is where we are obviously not getting it quite right at the moment. Do we tinker with it, or do we keep working hard at what we are doing?

"We are working hard, like all sides, on our defence. Sometimes when you have a lot of focus on one thing, you do take your eye off the ball elsewhere. So it is about getting both parts of the game right.

"But if you are not defending well you are in trouble, so we need to keep improving that part of our game whilst we work out which is our best way to attack inside that red zone."

Brown suggested that the injury enforced changes to combinations hadn't helped, allied with poor option taking on the field last Friday.

He has faith in the current spine and said "chopping and changing" would be counterproductive.
 
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mrblonde

mrblonde

Your Rabbitohs squealed like little girls as the Warriors rained try after try on them.

And Warriors fans laughed with pleasure as your Rabbitohs played like crap. Again. And again. And again.

Month off might be what Fusitua needs to get himself back together...Think Hiku and Pompey will swap positions.
 
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mrblonde

mrblonde

So both attack and defence are problematic, in other words...lol
Old sports joke:

I resent it when fans from other teams tell me that my team have heaps of problems. That's BS. They've only got one! Namely, that they're crap.
 
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bangbros18

bangbros18

Your Rabbitohs squealed like little girls as the Warriors rained try after try on them.

And Warriors fans laughed with pleasure as your Rabbitohs played like crap. Again. And again. And again.

Month off might be what Fusitua needs to get himself back together...Think Hiku and Pompey will swap positions.
He had a year to do that last season if I remember correctly.
 
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