General Pick Your Team 2017 Rnd 2 - Warriors vs Storm

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Pick Your Team 2017 Rnd 2 - Warriors vs Storm

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After the Round 1 game against the Newcastle Knights at Mt Smart Stadium do you want to see any changes for the Round 2 game against the Melbourne Storm at Mt Smart Stadium?

Promotions?
Demotions?
Any new injury concerns?
Any returning players?
Any tweaks to the bench?

Discuss...
 

Dino Velvet

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 24, 2013
215
Assuming that there are no injury concerns with the match day 17 from today (and assuming that Manu Vatuvei is still not quite match fit):

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Tui Lolohea
3. David Fusitua
4. Solomone Kata
5. The Pak n Save stick man (well - I would rather have him in there than that brain dead zombie that was in the 5 jersey today)
6. Ata Hingano
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Albert Vete
9. Isaac Luke
10. Charlie Gubb
11. Bunty Afoa
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Simon Mannering

14. Erin Clark
15. Jacob Lillyman
16. Sam Lisone
17. Bodene Thompson
 
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dean

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 13, 2016
899
Sadly I agree with you Bruce. Our forwards don't break the line enough. I don't think its because they are small or young or any other reason except , they lack determination and desperation. The Knights no name pack showed what the right attitude can do.
 

JoeyJohns

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Assuming that there are no injury concerns with the match day 17 from today (and assuming that Manu Vatuvei is still not quite match fit):

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Tui Lolohea
3. David Fusitua
4. Solomone Kata
5. The Pak n Save stick man (well - I would rather have him in there than that brain dead zombie that was in the 5 jersey today)
6. Ata Hingano
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Albert Vete
9. Isaac Luke
10. Charlie Gubb
11. Bunty Afoa
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Simon Mannering

14. Erin Clark
15. Jacob Lillyman
16. Sam Lisone
17. Bodene Thompson
Considering likely injuries to Luke, Gubb and Mannering;

9. Clark
10. Lilyman
13. Thompson

14. Roache
15. Papali'i
 
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bruce

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Sep 1, 2015
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Sadly I agree with you Bruce. Our forwards don't break the line enough. I don't think its because they are small or young or any other reason except , they lack determination and desperation. The Knights no name pack showed what the right attitude can do.
I did wonder how strict the referee was on the Knights holding down. They seemed to have far more speed in the play the ball, especially compared with Lillyman who is normally pretty quick. That is something you cannot see too well on TV.
 

bruce

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Sep 1, 2015
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Today's side won. It would be difficult to drop anybody on that effort except Maumolo who I reckon is there by default. Having said that taking Bully in for 80 minutes is one hell of a gamble, especially as Bodene Thompson didn't do a great job with the ball.
 

matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
7,032
Sydney
Same team if all are fit with the exception of Maumalo who I'm Sure Manu will replace
Need Hooker cover - we turned to sit without Luke
 

Bunty

Warriors Bench Player
Sep 18, 2016
95
We are screwed if mannering and luke are out.. no roache or tevaga playing reserve grade atm.

Bring gavet in for gubb or mannering if they are injured.

Have clarke at hooker if luke is out and unfortunately we will have to have bodene as back up.

Maumalo has no chance of playing next weekend. If manu isn't fit then bring in matt allwood- he was on fire in the reserve grade today
 

Tragic

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 27, 2016
3,745
Kumeu
1. RTS
Wings - tui, ?maybe aoake won't get ball outside kata so who cares, just need a hit up merchant?
Center -kata, Fusitua
Halves - ata, shonshon
Back row - afoa
Second row - hoff, super mannering(bodene if he is out, experienced even though he is playing kaka)
Props - Lilyman, need 60 out of him), vete
Hooker-bully

Bench
Maumalo
Gavet
lisone
Gubb

Maumalo in forwards but back cover for injury, goes to wing tui moves in. No hooker cover, can't afford a hooker on the pine.
 

CompletionRate

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 13, 2015
433
The problem for the round 2 team is that if there's any sense in replacing Maumalo, Manu is the next cab off the rank but he really had a nothing game either. For example, you would expect him to get a whole heap of tries in a team that won 52-24 but the only try he got was lucky. If you're honestly rewarding form with first grade spots you have to put Alwood in the team.

Issac Luke's injury was just pulled intercostal muscle which can feel like a broken rib, and even if it was broken there's nothing they can do about it. But he should be fine for next week, shouldn't be a major injury there. Mannering's injury could go either way. They were saying it's not a jaw problem so it could be neck muscle or bone just him holding it on that one side would indicate muscle but it could just as likely be the vertebrae wing on that side there's no way of knowing without scans. Regardless, I don't think Lisone is the appropriate replacement for him simply because, as he showed today, he's not mature enough for a starting spot while he is still looking out for fights instead of letting the skills do the talking. In reality, I don't think we'll see him change that until the back-end of his career.

Give me Bodene in the middle if Simon is injured and Papalii on the bench to give him a 20 minute spell. Have a bench hooker if you're starting a hooker that's injured to any degree, be it Tevaga or Erin Clarke. And give me a winger, not a converted second-rower.
 

Run_it_str8

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 1, 2016
2,607
1. Captain
2. Lolo
3. Fusitua
4. Greedy
5. Butter fingers 1.0 or 2.0
6. 12 syllables Hingano
7. SJ
8. The Buntanator
9. Erin Clark
10. Gavet
11. Hoffman
12. Thompson
13. Papalii

14. Roache
15. Lillyman
16. Lisone
17. T. Sipley

18. Gubb
19. Allwood
20. Lino
21. That new beast mode front rower JD is going to announce tomorrow
 

Inruin

.... LOADING ....
Contributor
May 19, 2012
8,017
Auckland
rts

right side Fusitua on wing ayshford centre
left side allwood on wing kata centre

Ata
sj

vete
luke
gubb
Hoff
afoa
Mannering

bodene
lisone
lillyman
clark

gavet
sipley
lino
isiah
 

shuffle

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
874
1. Captain Tuivasar Sheck
2. Moala Lolohea
3. '3 or 4 tries against the Knights' Fusitua
4. 'Dan' Solomone Kata
5. Vatuvei 1 or 2.0
6. 'Kata without the K' Hinagno
7. Kayla Cullen
8. V8 tey
9. Isaac Luke 'Skywalker' if in doubt Erin 'Simpson' Clark
10. Bubble Gubby
11. 'Smashes it for' Afoa
12. 'David Hassle' Hoffman
13. Simon Says
14. A hooker
15. The Queensland Rep
16. The drop kick specialist
17. The school kid
 

Woofa

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 25, 2013
270
Auckland
RTS
Tui (Marginal)
Fusitua
Kata
Manu
Ata
SJ
Big Alby
Luke (Clark)
Lillyman
Afoa
The Hoff
Manners

Clark (Roache)
Tof Sipley
Lisone
Gubb or Gavet (50-50)

Go forward biggest problem.. Alby & Gubb around 88 metres each.. most dominant big men are 120 plus...
 
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