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Raiders

Warriors
GIO Stadium
23 Jul 2022 05:00PM

# Player Player #
1 X.Savage C.Harris-Tavita 1
2 N.Cotric D.Watene-Zelezniak 2
3 M.Timoko J.Arthars 3
4 S.Kris A.Pompey 4
5 A.Hopoate M.Montoya 5
6 J.Wighton D.Asi 6
7 J.Fogarty S.Johnson 7
8 J.Papalii A.Fonua-Blake 8
9 Z.Woolford W.Egan 9
10 J.Tapine T.Harris 10
11 H.Young E.Aitken 11
12 E.Whitehead J.Curran 12
13 A.Elliott J.Tevaga 13
14 T.Starling R.Walsh 14
15 R.Sutton B.Afoa 15
16 E.Guler J.Murchie 17
17 C.Harawira-Naera E.Katoa 18
21 A.Mariota J.Frei 23

The only way I can see Walsh being traded out for the rest of the season is through the Storm putting on severe pressure on NRL admin and governance - it would not be a good look for Reece, us or the NRL ... so us 'refusing to release' is absolutely the right thing to do, but also smells a little like the NRL shifting the responsibility on and shielding their integrity... Warriors, always the NRL scape-goat...

I like the call to have him in 14 - it's just straight out good team selection, best use of resources
 
I think Volkman is seen as an Shaun Johnson replacement so the 6 is open for Asi to grab it or atleast take the inside running before Metcalf gets here.
Hang on a tick.

If Volkman is seen as a replacement for Johnson, then he's seen as a running half ie a 6 rather than a 7, since that's what Johnson's always been, number on his jersey be damned.

If anyone's taking the 7 ie the organising half role, it's Asi or Metcalf.

I know some clubs run a 6 is running/organising half for one side, 7 is running/organising half for the other side trick, but that would seem to me to A) Be something the Warriors don't do at present and B) Take a good pre-season's work to bed-in if the Warriors ever wanted to try that trick...
 
Bang on. Transfer and trades should be complete by May.1st. This is why they have a squad.
Possible exemption given to signing players below first grade due to season ending injuries.
We got Lodgey late last season maybe in July I think the wi dow is open till July 31
 
Haha reading all the Aussie media this morning - warriors make huge call dropping “super star” Walsh etc etc 🙄 pretty sure they watch zero warriors games. He hasn’t played well all year!! Yea huge potential and offers a spark but currently let’s more points in than he scores/sets up. He’s not a star player yet!!
So true. Reminds me of when the Aussie media were giving us grief for letting 'superstar' Blake Green leave, despite him being completely over the hill and playing like a busted testicle for a year.
 
Did Asi play 6 or centre in Q-cup last week? I assumed he was at 6 but Fox are saying he played centre? If his stats were from centre I’m not as excited
 
Hang on a tick.

If Volkman is seen as a replacement for Johnson, then he's seen as a running half ie a 6 rather than a 7, since that's what Johnson's always been, number on his jersey be damned.

If anyone's taking the 7 ie the organising half role, it's Asi or Metcalf.

I know some clubs run a 6 is running/organising half for one side, 7 is running/organising half for the other side trick, but that would seem to me to A) Be something the Warriors don't do at present and B) Take a good pre-season's work to bed-in if the Warriors ever wanted to try that trick...
For me when we talk Shaun Johnson as a running half we’re talking past tense.

Volkman as his direct replacement works in terms of general kicking and the traditional role of a halfback, certainly more so than our other options in 2023.
 
Definitely 6… him and Volkman were in the halves. Maybe Fox should just stick to reporting things about Ricky Stuart
Does my head in when they continually get basic fact wrong!! Only ever about the warriors!! Here it is below….

“Interim Warriors coach Stacey Jones has made a huge call on his spine, benching young gun Reece Walsh, shifting Chanel Harris-Tavita and recalling Daejarn Asi.

It comes after Asi starred, albeit in the centres, for feeder side, Redcliffe Dolphins last weekend scoring a try and setting up three more in their 54-16 win.”
 
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Have the warriors got anything out of ‘giving’ Walsh to the Broncos? Did we secure Arthars? TMM ? a free T shirt? A second hand pair of boots etc?
If we give up Walsh to the Storm we should get something.
George and Hodges should lose their jobs if this is not achieved.
You would think that ship has sailed as he already signed his contract with the Broncos and there was nothing mentioned. Not very Warriors like to not push what we got in return as their media team love to exaggerate any positive news especially when the club is going through a tough period.

TMM could still be on the radar of the Warriors. He was being courted by the club prior to the Walsh release/CNK signing. Understanding is TMM is trying to get back on the field/over his injury before proceeding further with his options for next year.

Surely TMM/Niu would be surplus to requirements at the Broncos next year. Not sure I'm sold on Arthars yet. He is rather average. Sure he looks good in the Warriors colours but that's more to do with the lack of other options in that area.
 
What do you mean "IF", when we win most of our remaining games and a specific combination of Roosters/Eagles/Raiders/Dragons losing as much as possible we can totally make the 8 😅

Maths 4 life
Shit you're right! and the tabs got us paying $301 😲 wheres my wallet?