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mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
NRL 2021 Round 7 - Storm vs Warriors TEAM LIST

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NZWF Official thread for the 2021 Round 7 Warriors team list and discussion...

The official team list will be posted as soon as it becomes available...
 

Fazz

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 12, 2012
4,760
Hamilton, New Zealand
We often get our asses kicked in this fixture, but I think it's one of the most significant for the club. While it doesn't happen as often now, there was a time when we were the boogeymen for the Storm. I think that time has permanently tethered our two clubs together.

Secondary to that, you also have a disproportionately large number of Kiwis in the Storm. They're almost the perfect amalgamation of New Zealanders and Australians, all playing within one successful team. Sounds pretty relevant to ANZAC day, no?

Another reason for the fixture is that we're both young clubs that don't have any geographical rivals like the QLD or NSW teams. Broadcasters love a story and with the above, I think there's enough to sustain this fixture as a meaningful one.
 

matiunz

All Out!
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Jul 15, 2013
8,779
Sydney
We often get our asses kicked in this fixture, but I think it's one of the most significant for the club. While it doesn't happen as often now, there was a time when we were the boogeymen for the Storm. I think that time has permanently tethered our two clubs together.

Secondary to that, you also have a disproportionately large number of Kiwis in the Storm. They're almost the perfect amalgamation of New Zealanders and Australians, all playing within one successful team. Sounds pretty relevant to ANZAC day, no?

Another reason for the fixture is that we're both young clubs that don't have any geographical rivals like the QLD or NSW teams. Broadcasters love a story and with the above, I think there's enough to sustain this fixture as a meaningful one.
It does suck that NZ never gets a game over ANZAC - kinda makes the thing one sided. But understand it’s Melbournes biggest payday but still should be shared.
Must say I’m still shocked at the amount of times I’ve been asked “how come you guys celebrate ANZAC day?” Or had Australians try to explain ANZAC day to me (omitting NZ) While I’ve been in Aus
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,319
We often get our asses kicked in this fixture, but I think it's one of the most significant for the club. While it doesn't happen as often now, there was a time when we were the boogeymen for the Storm. I think that time has permanently tethered our two clubs together.

Secondary to that, you also have a disproportionately large number of Kiwis in the Storm. They're almost the perfect amalgamation of New Zealanders and Australians, all playing within one successful team. Sounds pretty relevant to ANZAC day, no?

Another reason for the fixture is that we're both young clubs that don't have any geographical rivals like the QLD or NSW teams. Broadcasters love a story and with the above, I think there's enough to sustain this fixture as a meaningful one.
All true.

The story of our rivalry is as old as the Storm itself and is more legitimate in it's pedigree than many so called Darby matches.

1998 the Storm launch three years after the Warriors. They were supposed to struggle, for the same reasons the Warriors struggled.

But the Warriors looked on in envy as the Storm landed in their first Warriors clash undefeated.

A sibling rivalry was born, as the Warriors defeated Melbourne....their first ever defeat in the NRL. Typical of the confidence side that the Warriors are, they never held any fear nor respect for the new kids, they just didn't.

The Storm went on from that game to dominate the NRL. Only losing one game before again meeting the Warriors in round 16.

The Storm were ready for the Warriors this time. However the fairly shithouse Warriors won in a thriller 24-21. The Warriors were the first team to score back to back victories of Melbourne.

Then the Michael Moore incident happens at the viaduct, where the Storm manager fell to his death while visiting NZ after the Storm V Warriors. Ever since 2001 the Warriors play the Storm for the Trophy which is presented on ANZAC day by one of the Moore family.

2001

Daniel Andersons nobodies had an unlikely chance of making the Warriors first ever NRL final.

They had to get past the Storm to make it. The Warriors needed a win or a draw.

The game turned out to be the most brutal matches of rugby league ever played. At games end there were players lying on the ground that could not get up to celebrate.

The Warriors were playing with no bench after their replacements were needed due to the violence of that game.

The Warriors clung on to a historic 24 all draw. The match has been archived by the NRL as an NRL official classic match.

Chris Anderson the then Melbourne coach was in his last season.....he commented after the Warriors fifty point hiding in round one of the finals "We did that too them".

To this day Craig Bellamy steers away from talk of the Warriors, he loves to say it is just another game....even though we know....he is full of shit....I give you Ivan Clearys comeback men take the Storm down as Michael Witt plays silly buggers with the ball....or Shaun Johnsons carve up and feed to Lewis Brown in another thriller.

One day we will play the Storm in a GF and they will shit themselves.

Commentators reccon it is our second phase that troubles them. I don't see a lot of second phase when we play the Storm, in fact no jungle ball, we play it tight.

The reason they struggle against us is that our props show up and dummny half run, constantly preventing the Storms wrestles then resets as our guys surrender on their fronts, fast ptb, another DH charge.

The type of game that will suit our new pack....when the dam pack is fully fit.
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
23,319
This is probably going to be like last week plus.....in that we will have silly bugger numbers and reserves and no one will know who is playing where.

It is a crazy situation, we will likely get pumped with our Reserve grade backline.

We could also see some really bizarre formations, with two back rowers in the backline.
 
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Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
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Hell yeah brother - loved reading this, got me absolutely fizzing for the game. Bring on the team list, and then bring on Sunday!

Often the best rivalries are those who share common traits. With the Storm and us it is a common hatred of New South Wales. Till you live there you can't understand the enmity held by Victorians towards NSW.
 
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1995Warriorsfan

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wizards rage

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Apr 18, 2016
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Tauranga

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM​

6.15PM, Sunday, April 25, 2021

AAMI Stadium, Melbourne

VODAFONE WARRIORS


1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 DAVID Fusitua

3 MARCELO MONTOYA

4 JACK MURCHIE

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 KODI NIKORIMA

7 SEAN O’SULLIVAN

8 JAMAYNE TAUNOA-BROWN

9 WAYDE EGAN

10 KANE EVANS

11 JOSH CURRAN

12 BEN MURDOCH-MASILA

13 TOHU HARRIS

Interchange:

14 JAZZ TEVAGA

15 BUNTY AFOA

16 LEESON AH MAU

17 BAYLEY SIRONEN

18 ROCCO BERRY

20 TOM ALE

21 REECE WALSH

22 TANIELA OTUKOLO
As interesting as this is, we still can’t tell what the actual team will be until game day judging by last week.
 

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