Interesting that we lost Blairy for 2 weeks from an innocuous tackle against the Cows. But Tamou blatanty drops his knee on Walker's face and will be free to line up against us on Friday.
Truth is, we should not even be contemplating a close game. They need to go out there with a positive, winning attitude and a determination to put a cricket score on this bunch, having rolled them through the middle for the first 20 mins.
2 points is mandatory; first and foremost. No doubters needed here. We would deserve 7th spot if we lost on Friday night.
Easier said than done. You need to keep in mind how weak our forward pack is. No Harris, no Bunty, no Pulu who you could argue pretty easily are our best forwards. Our pack at full strength is middling. Taking out the best components makes it one of the weakest in the comp.
Yes, Penrith are missing their halves, but if they turn this into a war of attrition up the middle, this isn't the walkover you assume it should be.
Any players in the team assuming that we will win easily will be in for a rude surprise, as are any supporters.
Make no mistake, I want us to absolutely hammer them, I'm just deeply skeptical about our pack.
I agree 100%, Good to also see Jazz not baking down from gallen too.Looking at him tackle Gallen a couple of times really highlighted how they're similar height wise, but Gallen just has so much more bulk thanks to being on the gear. Jazz probably could have been bigger by now if they hadn't focused on making him a hooker after graduating U20s though.
This article says bunty is out for a lengthy period. Hope its wrong though.
The article speculates Vuna in line for a call up.
"Warriors mail: A host of representative stars backed up last week and it looks like they all pulled through the game OK. Tohu Harris will be out with a knee injury and will need to be replaced in the backrow, with Jazz Tevaga and Bunty Afoa in line to start."