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More footage of the team training for those who haven't already seen it.

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/warriors/67114
Thanks for the video Fanrrior.

Is it me or is that as lame a clip from a defense practice session as you'd ever hope to see.

Those boys look like they are pissing around going in half arsed and getting their arses served to them by the ball carrier Lowrie.

The rest of it is just a flop around and the adult form of kids games like leap frog.

I'm not judging the work the team are doing, jsut whats in the video

Looks like 2012 from the fiftieth minute re construction.
 
Thanks for the video Fanrrior.

Is it me or is that as lame a clip from a defense practice session as you'd ever hope to see.

Those boys look like they are pissing around going in half arsed and getting their arses served to them by the ball carrier Lowrie.

The rest of it is just a flop around and the adult form of kids games like leap frog.

I'm not judging the work the team are doing, jsut whats in the video

Looks like 2012 from the fiftieth minute re construction.
Yeah, the video wasn't exactly the best compilation they could have made...

On the bright side it looked like they were working on slowing the play-the-ball in the first section of the clip. As an optimist I look at that part and hope they are learning how to better disrupt the opposition's momentum. But the pessimist in me wonders if the coach is just thinking "if I can't get them fit enough, I'll just get them to slow the game down". With that said though; I suppose both scenarios are still much better then getting exhausted after only 20 minutes.
 
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Warriors embrace technological upgrade

By: Elliott Smith | Latest Rugby League News | Friday January 18 2013 12:16
The Warriors are embracing a technological upgrade ahead of the 2013 NRL season.

Sports science manager Brad Morris, one of several new staff added by coach Matthew Elliott has convinced the club to purchase a hypoxia chamber, which simulates altitudes.

Their fitness centre has been overhauled and Elliott says there's more to come.

"We've still got some equipment on a ship somewhere between here and the States, it gets here in February.

"So we'll be glad when the facility's finally completed, or phase one completed, but we're very fortunate here as well, got a great space."

The Warriors first pre-season match is against Gold Coast next month.

https://radiosport.co.nz/news/spleg/1502642072-warriors-embrace-technological-upgrade
 

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Lol at the Fish vs Sam Lousi, what a mis-match. Nice tackle Shaun Johnson on Manu, like to see more of that this season.
Funny how Fish tried the old rush from the flank attack, fail. That Sam is a beast! TL is very solid for his size. He impressed me. Dane Neilsen's wrestling training at the Storm paid off until he came up against Manu. Great to see Shaun Johnson going around the legs. Could never understand why a coach would want to tell his smaller players to still tackle the ball. I'd rather a quick play of the ball then a line break or offload. There seems to be a great team dynamic going on. Mad butchers says as much in a column in my local paper. Only link I can find to it. Tap on the newspaper and it'll enlarge...

https://manukaucourier.realviewdigital.com/?iid=72739#folio=26
 
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Funny how Fish tried the old rush from the flank attack, fail. That Sam is a beast! TL is very solid for his size. He impressed me. Dane Neilsen's wrestling training at the Storm paid off until he came up against Manu. Great to see Shaun Johnson going around the legs. Could never understand why a coach would want to tell his smaller players to still tackle the ball. I'd rather a quick play of the ball then a line break or offload. There seems to be a great team dynamic going on. Mad butchers says as much in a column in my local paper. Only link I can find to it. Tap on the newspaper and it'll enlarge...

https://manukaucourier.realviewdigital.com/?iid=72739#folio=26

Thx for the link MtW - Gotta love the Butch.
 
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Now that's more like it, Some boys putting it in hardout.

Thomas Leiuluai stands out with Mara and Lillyman in that video

Mannering and Lillyman were good , Ben M wasn't into it lol
Yeah. Much better than the last one.

Johnson pulled off a nice low tackle.

Wasn't a good day for Lowrie though.
 

mt.wellington

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Warriors having a Cultural Day at Waipapa Marae. Recognise the guy at the front lol?! Think thats Lillyman on the far right haha.

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More pics at https://www.warriors.co.nz/photogallerydisplay/Cultural-Leadership-Day-Gallery/4361

 
^^^ Very good haka btw..
Nice slam on Jake by Tommy Leuluai good stuff Tommy! Shaun Johnson what a sweet tackle on Manu and good to see Stevie Rapira running with some vigour now if only he can transform that onto the field when it matters, good to see these guys ripping into eachother don't hold back love it!
 
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Nathan Friend was on Radio sport the other day.

He sorta down played comparisons of the fitness levels between this years and last years preseason.

He reconed the emphasis has been on skills not base fitness Per se.

The thinking being that if they get their defensive pattern right then they won't waste energy during the game.
 

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Vodafone Warriors to visit Samoa and Tonga

Richard Becht
Thursday 24 January 2013 3:35 PM
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Captain Simon Mannering plus team-mates Manu Vatuvei, Jerome Ropati and Konrad Hurrell will break from their preseason training programmes for a trailblazing Vodafone Warriors community tour to Samoa and Tonga next week.

Mannering and Ropati will leave next Wednesday (January 30) to spend time in storm-ravaged Samoa while Vatuvei and Hurrell will depart on February 2 for their native Tonga.

Being staged in conjunction with the NRL’s 2013 preseason community carnival, the January 30-February 6 Pacific initiative is a first for the Vodafone Warriors as they seek to promote both the club and rugby league as a whole in the two island nations.

“We have such a strong affinity with both countries with so many of the club’s players past and present being of Samoan or Tongan extraction,” said Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah.

“This is an opportunity for us to give something back to these countries. It’s also a chance to build interest in what is a huge year for rugby league with Samoa and Tonga both competing at the 2013 World Cup in the United Kingdom.”

Scurrah said the trip to Samoa had become particularly significant.

“Since we started planning the tour, the people of Samoa have suffered terribly through Cyclone Evan,” he said.

“By visiting them next week we hope we’re able to provide some cheer after such a difficult time. We just want to do whatever we can to help to lift spirits.”

Mannering and Ropati, two of the most experienced players on the Vodafone Warriors’ 2013 NRL roster, are scheduled to fly out to Samoa with the club’s delegation tomorrow week (Wednesday, January 30).

Vodafone Warriors chairman Bill Wavish and Scurrah will also be on tour as will three of the club’s most illustrious former players – Dean Bell (general manager football operations), Stacey Jones (junior recruitment and pathways coach) and Ruben Wiki (strength and conditioning coach).

While Mannering and Ropati will return home on February 2, the main Vodafone Warriors party will head directly to Tonga where they will be joined by Vatuvei, Hurrell and other staff on the same day.

Hurrell, born in the village of Tofoa, will be making another homecoming having made trips back to Tonga in the off-season and during the Christmas-New Year break; Auckland-born Vatuvei also visits family in Tonga whenever he can.

On both visits, the Vodafone Warriors will mix official functions with carnivals at both primary and secondary schools.

Vodafone Warriors community manager Petrece Kesha said the carnivals would feature Backyard League sessions and position specific drills.

“We’ll also have signing sessions, there’ll be giveaways including our new NRL team posters and the locals will be able to mix with the players for autographs and photos,” she said.

The Vodafone Warriors will also stage community carnival events around their NRL trials against Penrith in Hamilton on Saturday, February 16 (4.00pm kick-off) and Brisbane in Dunedin on Saturday, February 23 (7.30pm kick-off).

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/Vodafone Warriors to visit Samoa and Tonga/67564

Want sure where to stick this but they mention preseason at the start so...

Good initiative. Never know. Might find a diamond in the rough. Should have included Fiji. You'll find ball skills and footwork in Samoa, mongrel in Tonga and speed in Fiji...