mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Pick Your Team 2021 Rnd 8 - Warriors vs Cowboys

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

Discuss...
 

nakiproud

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 29, 2016
91
Exciting times for the club... Feels like every game is a final!! Full strength we are a top 8 team, these games blooding Berry etc will be invaluable down the line. How good does current look!!
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck/Walsh
Ken
Berry
Murchie
Montoya
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck/Walsh
Kodi (last chance saloon?)
Egan
Jamayne Tounua-Brown
Au Mau
Curren
Harris
Tevaga
Bench
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Evans
Sironen (fit)
Afoa

Don't want to see an unmotivated fusitua, could look to play Sean O'Sullivan alongside Walsh and put Kodi on bench (replace Sironen)
Assuming Harris is only returnee
 

BeastMode

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 7, 2015
9,265
He got hooked for Tevaga at the back end of the last game. Wouldn't surprise me if Brown is re-evaluating him being an 80 minute hooker.
Liability on defence and limited impact on attack other than passing the ball.

Cheese and Harry Grant, they both reminded me of a 2018 Issac Luke. Impactful ball running and ball tackling players. Throws their body around without a care in the world. Their stocky build helps.

We need an upgrade on Egan. Hooker is too important a position for just average.
 

jonesy101

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 28, 2016
1,107
I've tried picking a team but have chopped and changed it to the point that I can't decide. More questions than answers at the moment.

I reckon a halves pairing of Walsh/Harris-Tavita with some snipes from dummy half by Nikorima from the bench could be pretty lethal, however that option is still several weeks away.

If we continue to play Egan for the full 80 we are going to break him. He clearly has injury niggles that he's carried into the season and its unrealistic to expect him to last the year with the workload which is beyond him at the moment. I'm guessing Turner was the original bench replacement option until he was forced to play centre twice. Probably time to give the spot to Otukolo, though with Harris back it would probably mean Jazz drops back to the bench and I like the impact Afoa, Ah Mau and Murdoch-Masila are giving us.
 

warriorsfan92

1st Grade Fringe
Oct 11, 2013
996
Dunedin, New Zealand
I would love to see this.

roger
Fusitua
Montoya
Sironen
Ken
Kodi
Sean O'Sullivan
Afoa
Egan
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Curren
Murchie
Tohu Harris

walsh
Tevaga
Leeson Ah-Mau
Jamayne Tounua-Brown

- Evans was weak in attack
- Sean O'Sullivan has been solid and is our main kicker
- Ben Murdoch-Masila & afoa need to start, aggressive & fast start
- sironen a classy player, more mobile than murchie & has a catch pass for space
- Walsh to come into halves, spell Egan at 30 min, push kodi to 9.
- Montoya has been good, but Fusitua imo is a better winger. He was better two weeks ago but still needs to improve. If he’s fit, he’s a starting winger. Unless they want to play Montoya at centre and drop either sironen or murchie but I think having those options on the bench is good for outside and edge cover

Biggest changes:
Roge to fb
Walsh to bench, comes on, spells Egan & moves kodi to 9
Tohu Harris back to 13
Tevaga to bench for leg speed at ruck after 30
Ben Murdoch-Masila to prop, to start. Afoa to start.
 

BeastMode

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