Pick Your Team Pick Your Team 2017 Rnd 5 - Warriors vs Titans

Initial thoughts on the Round 6 team list?

  • Same team

  • Tweak backline

  • Tweak forwards

  • Tweak bench

  • Nuke the roster!


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Hingano (who is trying to play the role of professional NRL half, whereas Lolohea is… not) or Lino. Johnson might appreciate Mason getting on the ball and taking some control.
Vete
Klokstad – someone who will be excited to be there – please!

Out:
Foran (hopefully short term)
Gubb (we can’t afford to carry a player of his type, let alone start him)
Lolohea (player swap! Anyone want him, anyone?)

Start Vete, Lillyman to bench. Afoa to get more of Hoffmans minutes. The 4 forward bench was halfway effective – if Luke is able to drag his carcass around for the 80. You compare the mini juggernaut who played at souths to this guy. Its not just the forward pack in front of him, his body shape has changed significantly.

After watching Vete on Saturday play for ISP at Wollongong, he is definitely not of first grade quality. Made about 4 errors and about 5 missed tackles in crucial areas. Needs to work on his running game also
 
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1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Lolohea : Strict orders to run straight, not side-ways [Need to start rebuilding his career after the aftermath of cappy]
3. Fusitua
4. Kata : Someone coach the kid to run for the hole between defenders not into defenders
5. CNK or Maumalo : Same as Kata, hit holes or 1 on 1 defenders. Maumalo is devastating with his runs when punching holes.
6. Lino [Until Foran is good] : Kid can organise!! From what I saw of Ata Hingano on Saturday watching the ISP game, he lacks involvement in games. Lino outperformed Ata 5 to 1
7. Johnson
8. Gavet
9. Isaac Luke : two jobs, 1) Instant momentum after play the ball by running for several meters then pass. 2) Win the middle
10. Matulino
11. Bodene : Offers more than Hoffman
12. Afoa : From what I have seen this year, Afoa has out performed Bodene/Hoffman in all aspects. When Foran returns could see this kid hitting holes
13. Mannering

14. Roache
15. Lisone
16. Forward
17. Forward
 
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After watching Vete on Saturday play for ISP at Wollongong, he is definitely not of first grade quality. Made about 4 errors and about 5 missed tackles in crucial areas. Needs to work on his running game also

That’s a shame. He isn’t kicking on at all.

Pick whatever forward can make some metreage in favour of gubb. Our defence will be crap regardless, if we can’t get on the front foot and score some points…

How did Roache look?
 
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That’s a shame. He isn’t kicking on at all.

Pick whatever forward can make some metreage in favour of gubb. Our defence will be crap regardless, if we can’t get on the front foot and score some points…

How did Roache look?

Papali"i probably looked the best forward on the park tbh
Roache ran good!! Extremely quick over 10 metres. Played about 50 minutes.

Same thing again but, lots of errors. Seems all of our grades are ridded with errors
 
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At this point you just have to cut you losses with Maumalo, he simply does not have the attributes needed of a modern winger. Look at the good ones, Nofoaluma, Feki, Mansour they're all fast as fuck and built, not particularly tall. Tupou is the exception but he is also an aerial ace, Ken couldn't jump an infant.
I would also drop Hoffman to make a point. He was actually atrocious last night, his hands weren't good enough and if he's telling Ata/Tui to give him early ball he's having a laugh, he's not nearly fast or aggressive enough to impact the line whatsoever unlike Bodene. Based on this I would pick

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Fusitua
3. Ayshford
4. Kata
5. CNK
6. Foran
7. Johnson
8. Gavet
9. Luke
10. Lillyman
11. Bodene
12. Afoa
13. Mannering

14. Matulino
15. Vete
16. Tof Sipley
17. Sao

In my opinion that's the best team we could field dependent on the fitness of Matulino and Foran for this week of course. Tof and Sao could just as easily be Papalii and Lisone/Gubb you probably don't lose too much at that level of depth but I think its important to get some size in the mix.
 
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There are two threads for this?
Apparently the Warriors supporters are just as confused as the players.:confused:
A test to see how consistent everyone is with their selections?


Chances are Foran won't be available again.:( I'm not getting my hopes up until he actually runs onto the field. So in that case it looks like Hingano comes back in.

I'd like to see Gavet and Sao retained. Possibly Vete in for Gubb; I didn't see the stats but it felt like Gubb had an initial stint and then came on for the last 5 minutes.

Afoa to start in place of Thompson. He had some good stats earlier in the year, bring on Thompson later on to replace the youngster.

The NSW Cup side is going well time to reward some of them.
 
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1.Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2.Lolohea (simon can punch you in the face if ur weak on defence on not running hard though the middle.)
3.Mannering (moving to center will get us another 200 games)
4.Fusitua
5.CNK (never seen him but he needs to see what Jordan Rapana does and do the same).
6.Johnson (run/pass/kick)
7.Hingano(Use kicking game smartly and make sure there few who are chasing aggresivly every time)
8.Vete
9.Luke
10.Sao
11.Thompson
12.Afoa
13.Gavet

14.Roach
15.Sipley
16.Lisone
17.Matulino
18.Gubb

Game plan = use the same aggresion that came of the bench yesterday for 80mins to bend the line and allow the extremeley gifted ball runners we have in Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Johnson and Lolohea to run riot!
 
That’s a shame. He isn’t kicking on at all.

Pick whatever forward can make some metreage in favour of gubb. Our defence will be crap regardless, if we can’t get on the front foot and score some points…

How did Roache look?
You cant win the comp with shit defense. How long has Roach been out? His accuracy and speed of his passing game was pretty impresive last year. I Havent seen much of him but he seems to have alot of talent/potential.
 
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1, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck....gotta admit he is not perfect....in fact he is there because of effort and his reputation before becoming a Warrior...as a Warrior he is not as good at tackling as Tompkins Locke Hohaia

2. No ones good enough, although CNK deserves a go....and only because we didn't buy anyone better.

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6. Well Foran or Ata depending on fitness...happy with either, even though the Warriors 2017 is fucked without Foran.

7. Shaun Johnson, deserves it. Deserves Foran helping him.

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11. Mannering

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14 Gavet

15 Sao

16

17

That is the reality of the depth that Kearney has to play with.

Quibbling about Kearney being the problem and naming your fantasy picks is bollocks.

The Warriors are fucked for lack of reliable players.

The coach is fucked for lack of proven reliable players.
 
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Is Manu back this week?

We need you big fella.

Step up to the mark and get your fair share of dropped balls and missed tackles son.
 
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Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
CNK = Im over Lolo, can we get a mid year trade or something for a big forward
Fusitua
Asyhford = was hoping for Kata to be dropped last week, been shit all 4 rounds, needs a wake up call, become to complacent, let him fight for his spot.
Ken = except for a shocker 1st half round 1 hes probably been our most consistant player lol just goes to show how bad the rest of the backline has been
Ata/Lino = Either Ither, Lino seems to have the reserves on a string so I wouldnt mind giving him a shot
Shaun Johnson
Lillyman
Luke = use to be a big fan, but its waning big time
Gavet = one of our best out there yesterday, could of done with him big time first 3 rounds, Gubb has made no impact has to be dropped.
Afoa = Hoffman is just passed it, to one dimensional, we need Afoa's enthusiasm and aggression time for the young buck to take the Hoffs spot

Thompson = another whose hot and cold, needs to start being more consistant
Mannering

Roach = need some speed around the ruck OR another big Forward but who?
Vete = been dissapointed with Vete this year but we need big bodies going forward, Either Vete or one of the Sipley bros
Lisone = still has the usual brain snaps, but least hes busy and tries hard
Sao = liked his impact off the bench, a big body we sorely missed, glad to have him back
 
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Heres my team to play the Titans - and they know how to win, they've got a trophy to prove it ...................................................................................................:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:.
 
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We need to reward Gavet, Lisone and Sao for their efforts against the dragons... they unquestionably changed the momentum when they came on, and we need the whole club to recognize the kind of effort it takes to get on the front foot. I actually think that between those three, Simon, Bodene (though he's not be great, yet) Bunty and Mutts when he gets back, we've actually got the makings of a pretty decent forward pack.

Another thing, we need to not give up on that inside ball to Rog when the left play maker shapes to pass to the edge forward who's running an out line... let's face it, Hoffman almost never catches that pass anyway, and I know we'll get joy if we persist with that play to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. One forward pass should not be enough to stop you from trying it again.

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. David Fusitua
3. Blake Ayshford
4. Solomone Kata
5. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
6. Kieran Foran / Ata Hingano
7. Shaun Johnson
8. James Gavet
9. Isaac Luke
10. Jacob Lillyman
11. Bodene Thompson
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Simon Mannering

14. Nathaniel Roache
15. Sam Lisone
16. Bunty Afoa
17. Ligi Sao
 
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We need to reward Gavet, Lisone and Sao for their efforts against the dragons... they unquestionably changed the momentum when they came on, and we need the whole club to recognize the kind of effort it takes to get on the front foot. I actually think that between those three, Simon, Bodene (though he's not be great, yet) Bunty and Mutts when he gets back, we've actually got the makings of a pretty decent forward pack.

Another thing, we need to not give up on that inside ball to Rog when the left play maker shapes to pass to the edge forward who's running an out line... let's face it, Hoffman almost never catches that pass anyway, and I know we'll get joy if we persist with that play to Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. One forward pass should not be enough to stop you from trying it again.

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. David Fusitua
3. Blake Ayshford
4. Solomone Kata
5. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
6. Kieran Foran / Ata Hingano
7. Shaun Johnson
8. James Gavet
9. Isaac Luke
10. Jacob Lillyman
11. Bodene Thompson
12. Ryan Hoffman
13. Simon Mannering

14. Nathaniel Roache
15. Sam Lisone
16. Bunty Afoa
17. Ligi Sao

That team is the exact one that should be picked, but it wont be, we will get same team as last work barring injuries. Kearney thick as a plank of wood and stubborn as a mule, process process process you know
 
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