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Coaches confirmed for ISP and NYC
Richard Becht

Tue 11th October, 03:43PM

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Coaching appointments have been confirmed for the Vodafone Warriors’ Intrust Super Premiership and NYC teams for the 2017 season.

Ricky Henry takes charge of the ISP team following Stacey Jones’ appointment as one of the club’s NRL assistant coaches.

Henry, one of Jones’ assistant coaches for the 2016 ISP campaign, has a long history with the Vodafone Warriors stretching back to development roles he held from 2008-2012. He coached the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup in 2012 before having a stint as a Vodafone Warriors NRL assistant coach in 2013-2014.

Joining Henry (38) in the ISP assistant coach’s position is former Vodafone Warrior Jerome Ropati.

Ropati (31), who played 145 NRL games for the club before retiring in 2014, will combine his new ISP coaching role with his work as a Vodafone Warriors community ambassador.

Stepping into the NYC team’s coaching position is Grant Pocklington, who guided the Point Chevalier Pirates to three consecutive Fox Memorial titles in the Auckland competition in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Pocklington was on Jones’ ISP coaching staff this year and was also assistant coach for the Kiwi Ferns for their three-match campaign against the Jillaroos at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines in February and the Anzac Test against Australia in May.

Continuing as the NYC team’s assistant coach is former Vodafone Warrior Boycie Nelson.
 
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mt.wellington

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Have heard Jerome Ropati is a quality coach - be keen to see how he progresses
He's smart but havent heard of him coaching before. What is his apprenticeship been like?

Be interesting to see how Grant Pocklington goes as well. He did well with a ridiculously stacked Pt Chev team. Be good to see how he goes with juniors...
 

DANZ

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He's smart but havent heard of him coaching before. What is his apprenticeship been like?

Be interesting to see how Grant Pocklington goes as well. He did well with a ridiculously stacked Pt Chev team. Be good to see how he goes with juniors...
Yeah bro that's a more accurate statement - smart with a lot of knowledge
 
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Pozza

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May 19, 2012
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Something to be proud of and more history to reminisce..

https://www.nrl.com/nrlcoms-nyc-team-of-the-decade/tabid/10874/newsid/111808/default.aspx

I still rate Sam Lousi and rue the decision to let him move on (fuck Matt Elliot!), the ozzies would always talk Ryan James up as a future SOO player but Sam had his number like Mannering and now he's poised to emulate Ngani..
Scary isn't it, seems like a lifetime ago. All the outstanding Kiwi boys are all with other NRL clubs
 
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mt.wellington

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Something to be proud of and more history to reminisce..

https://www.nrl.com/nrlcoms-nyc-team-of-the-decade/tabid/10874/newsid/111808/default.aspx

I still rate Sam Lousi and rue the decision to let him move on (fuck Matt Elliot!), the ozzies would always talk Ryan James up as a future SOO player but Sam had his number like Mannering and now he's poised to emulate Ngani..
Sam Lousi's biggest problem was he signed with the Warriors. Every single NRL club was lined at the door to sign the kid. One can only wonder what another club might have done with him...
 
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Viking

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Sam Lousi's biggest problem was he signed with the Warriors. Every single NRL club was lined at the door to sign the kid. One can only wonder what another club might have done with him...
The Warriors bulked him up and slowed him down trying to change him from being an offloading second rower into a rangy prop. For a kid that had already struggled with ankle problems from growing too fast, the extra 15kgs was always going to be a disaster.
 
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