Who are our two best halves?


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mt.wellington

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Pick Your Team 2022 Rnd 20 - Warriors vs Storm

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

Discuss...
 
Drop Walsh altogether. Put Volkman on the reserves bench. Walsh is just error prone and costs us points.
Drop Katoa out / don’t see what he offers.
Pene can come back in for limited minutes.
 
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If we dropped Walsh altogether it would be a fun week seeing how salty the Aussie media get.

I haven't checked the official stats but he probably made more mistakes in 10 minutes than Chanel Harris-Tavita did the previous 70 minutes at fullback.

If misses out again there will be more articles/rumours of him moving to other clubs. Have to live with it until August 1st.

He is a talent but the media hype isn't matching what he is producing on the field this year. Last year the mistakes could be persevered a bit more as he was producing points for the side and we were also developing him as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's replacement.
 
I think one of the reasons we lost last night was Chanel Harris-Tavita hasnt played much fullback so was a bit out of position or just couldnt see what was coming and so Wighton took advantage with the 40:20s. Maybe Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is a better option at back as has extra speed to make up for positioning and awareness.
Bellamy woulda seen that so I would be dropping Chanel Harris-Tavita and playing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak at back as we need to find a fullback for next year, I know we got some other rookies coming but none of them are proven either.
 
I think one of the reasons we lost last night was Chanel Harris-Tavita hasnt played much fullback so was a bit out of position or just couldnt see what was coming and so Wighton took advantage with the 40:20s. Maybe Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is a better option at back as has extra speed to make up for positioning and awareness.
Bellamy woulda seen that so I would be dropping Chanel Harris-Tavita and playing Dallin Watene-Zelezniak at back as we need to find a fullback for next year, I know we got some other rookies coming but none of them are proven either.
We have CNK coming, he will play fullback imo.
 
1. Harris-T
2. Watene-Z
3. Arthars
4. Asi
5. Montoya
6. Johnson
7. Volkman
8. Fonua-B
9. Egan
10. Harris
11. Aitken
12. Murchie
13. Curran
14. Lussick
15. Afoa
16. Tevaga
17. Petterson-R
18. Katoa

*Edit:
- Volkman to mostly stay on the left, but take the responsibilities of a 7 as much as possible, especially kicking
- Asi at left centre to take some of the pressure off Volkman on that edge playmaking wise.
- Curran moved back where he should be at 13, will allow him to recapture some form
- Lussick at 14, Egan can't play 80 minutes and Walsh is a waste of a spot in the 17 moving forward
- Tevaga to the bench where even he admits he is more effective
- Petterson-Robati to debut of the bench, hopefully to breath some new life into the team.
- Katoa at 18 doesn't really matter but I'm torn between him and and Petterson-Robati
 
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Guys good news!! blocker, Corey Parker, Billy slater and any other bronco or storm affiliated person have solved our problem. The reason we lost to the Raiders was that Walsh wasn’t starting. It was right there in front of us all along. If only we had started Walsh all season we’d be top of the table. Wait… didn’t we try that the first 3/4 of the season?? 🤨