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Mt Smart Stadium
29 Jul 2022 08:00 PM

Match Stats

Warriors Player Statistics

# Player T Pts TA LB TB OFF Ta MT IT Pos DR K KM M E P
1 R.Walsh 0 0 0 1 6 1 4 2 1 28 0 4 178m 123m 1 0
2 D.Watene-Zelezniak 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 0 0 10 1 2 61m 57m 1 1
3 M.Montoya 0 0 0 0 1 1 12 1 0 18 0 0 0m 89m 0 0
4 A.Pompey 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 1 0 13 0 0 0m 74m 1 0
5 E.Kosi 3 12 0 3 4 0 4 0 0 15 0 1 3m 136m 0 0
6 C.Harris-Tavita 0 0 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 15 0 1 39m 0m 0 0
7 S.Johnson 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1 1 50 0 13 385m 49m 0 1
8 A.Fonua-Blake 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 2 0 15 0 0 0m 137m 0 0
9 W.Egan 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 3 2 48 1 0 0m 49m 0 0
10 T.Harris 0 0 0 0 1 0 39 3 0 35 0 0 0m 158m 0 0
11 E.Aitken 0 0 0 0 2 0 40 4 1 15 0 0 0m 95m 1 1
12 J.Curran 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 1 2 8 0 0 0m 46m 0 2
13 J.Tevaga 0 0 0 0 3 2 32 0 0 27 1 0 0m 77m 0 1
14 F.Lussick 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 6 2 67 2 1 5m 17m 1 1
15 B.Afoa 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 2 0 13 1 0 0m 120m 0 0
16 E.Katoa 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3 1 9 0 0 0m 69m 1 0
17 J.Frei 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 0 2 0 0 0m 20m 0 0
20 D.Asi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0m 0m 0 0

Storm Player Statistics

# Player T Pts TA LB TB OFF Ta MT IT Pos DR K KM M E P
1 N.Meaney 1 10 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 16 0 0 0m 96m 0 0
2 D.Ieremia 0 0 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 10 0 0 0m 62m 1 0
3 M.Seve 0 0 0 1 2 0 17 2 1 14 0 0 0m 120m 1 0
4 J.Olam 1 4 0 1 1 0 7 4 0 14 0 0 0m 86m 0 0
5 G.Anderson 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 16 0 1 35m 148m 1 0
6 C.Munster 0 2 1 0 6 2 17 0 0 43 1 3 64m 153m 2 1
7 J.Hughes 1 4 0 1 2 0 13 0 2 50 0 13 480m 66m 0 0
8 J.Bromwich 0 0 0 0 1 0 41 0 0 15 0 0 0m 109m 0 1
9 H.Grant 1 4 1 0 2 0 45 5 0 113 8 3 68m 66m 1 2
10 N.Asofa-Solomona 0 0 0 0 7 1 25 0 0 12 0 0 0m 79m 0 2
11 F.Kaufusi 0 0 1 0 1 2 33 5 2 15 0 0 0m 83m 0 1
12 K.Bromwich 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 1 0 6 0 0 0m 54m 0 0
13 J.King 0 0 0 0 0 1 26 1 1 10 0 0 0m 102m 0 1
14 T.Wishart 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 10 1 0 0m 7m 0 0
15 T.Kamikamica 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 1 13 0 0 0m 139m 0 0
16 A.MacDonald 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 0 3 0 0 0m 32m 0 0
18 C.Lewis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0m 0m 0 0
21 T.Eisenhuth 0 0 0 1 2 0 24 0 0 10 0 0 0m 61m 1 0

Rate the game

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    Votes: 1 1.7%
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    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • B

    Votes: 28 47.5%
  • C

    Votes: 27 45.8%
  • F- :(

    Votes: 2 3.4%

  • Total voters
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bruce

bruce

Contributor
I think a major isssue for our defence starts with the markers, several times the markers did stupid shit that led to breaks, for example one chasing too quickly and the other going the other way leaving a gap on the inside. It's like nobody is coaching the team on marker defence, this is basic shit and has consequences on the edge and out wide if you get it wrong. A good coach can get us playing a hell, of a lot better pretty easily by sorting out basics like this I reckon.
The defence was earnest at all times IMO, much better than it used to be.

It is difficult to criticise our defense considering we are third on the tackles made ladder. Tackling wears the reflexes, and the body down, and must be a result of game management,

The trouble was that inexperience from some younger guys led to a missed or ineffective tackle. The scrambling covered it but against a side like the Storm they are always ready for the gaps that follow scrambling defence.

The Storm top the list of dummy half runs, that often follow an ineffective tackle.

The bastards also top the penalty count. So when we come out even on penalty count with them, you know we have probably earned more than that.

They are probably the most cynical team in the comp. That is a blight on the NRL.

What I do like about the Storm is their drilling on simple skills, so that reactions are always a split second faster than average.
 
WellingtonOrca

WellingtonOrca

sure how they became so fast with their line speed man they were up quick at times.

A few years back Fox league trumpeted the virtual 10m line they were going to put on the screen, using the same technology as the NFL broadcasts. Then it was quietly dropped and never mentioned again. I suspect because they trialled it internall and happened to pick a Warriors game and realised it'd be a terrible look for the NRL to see how poorly it was enforced.
 
Canonball

Canonball

The NAS shot was worse than the Cleary tackle imo - no question with the former that he was intending harm, and it came after some already dodgy contact (btw, the raised knee in the anzac game felt pretty deliberate to me at the time too) - with Cleary you can at least argue he fucked up and went beyond a point of no return - with NAS on Egan it was intended and it hit
 
Canonball

Canonball

The NAS shot was worse than the Cleary tackle imo - no question with the former that he was intending harm, and it came after some already dodgy contact (btw, the raised knee in the anzac game felt pretty deliberate to me at the time too) - with Cleary you can at least argue he fucked up and went beyond a point of no return - with NAS on Egan it was intended and it hit
4 previous fines this year for 'Big Nelson' too, I've just noticed - what a dick
 

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wizards rage

wizards rage

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...tist-after-cheap-shot-by-nelson-asofasolomona

Imagine hitting someone in the head with enough force to crack two of their teeth and not getting charged, NRL judiciary committee a joke...
This needs to be challenged by the media. Some teams keep getting different treatment to others.

Nelson jumped up in the air in that tackle to use gravity and maximise his weight. They say his elbow missed his face… as his teeth are broken ffs.

It’s so rediculous to the point the integrity of the game has to come into question - the game appears corrupt...
 
wizards rage

wizards rage

This needs to be challenged by the media. Some teams keep getting different treatment to others.

Nelson jumped up in the air in that tackle to use gravity and maximise his weight. They say his elbow missed his face… as his teeth are broken ffs.

It’s so rediculous to the point the integrity of the game has to come into question - the game appears corrupt...
He didn’t lower Egan down in the tackle, NAS jumping off the ground, launching himself airborne and falling elbow first onto his face… legitimate tackle technique apparently 🙁

Instead of lowering Egan to the ground NAS jumps backwards.
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Airborne and gets full 120 weigh behind elbow.
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Elbow below his own feet, which are still off the ground, his elbow smashed into Egans head right as it hits the ground
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Wrighty

Wrighty

I am just formalising what everyone else has been saying on this message board for two years.
There are two divisions in the NRL. The top 6-8 teams play at an elite level.
the bottom 8 teams are an order of magnitude lower in skill to the extent a bottom 8 match up is a completely different spectacle to a top 8 match up.
The Warriors in the past few weeks have shown they are an NRL division 2 standard side. We would give any team in the bottom 8 a good game to the point we could beat them. However we are not in the contest against the NRL division one sides.
I have noticed that all the top 8 sides have potent backs and we would need to develop substantially in our back line to improve. I don't see us being much better next year as our cattle, although being more experienced won't be substantially different.
I am pleased we lost by a respectable margin against the Storm. They still had Munster and Hughes and Grant and NAS.
I used to be a competitive table tennis player for my high school. I can remember we played best of 3 to 21. In one match I won the first game to go 1-0 in the second I was getting pantsed. The score was 19-9 and I had to decide whether to give up and get ready for the third and deciding match or fight tooth and nail in that game.
I decided to fight and ended up losing 21-17 but I had momentum.
And in the third game my momentum continued and I won easily.
The warriors are doing themselves some favours by fighting to lose closely in these matches and the momentum will pay off. Even though we lost the last two games we are building some momentum.
Sounds like glass is half full but momentum when you lose is important. Words can not express how damaging the 70 point loss was to our season. We only just put it fully behind us on the weekend by playing the same team and putting up a better fight. We would have been better off defaulting than conceding 70. We have had no self confidence ever since that match and have been second guessing ourselves ever since.
Momentum. 70 points killed our momentum. 24-12 loss on friday to a tier one team even though a loss helped our momentum.
We have travelled ok under Stacey but were deadset awful under Brown. We hired him because he was expereinced. Let's never waste our time again hiring an experienced NRL coach snce the only ones we can get are those with a losing record.
I am expecting a big effort and another ten point loss against Souths. But we will be in the match.
It will be a different Match. Souths are high high high scoring with pourous defence. It will be a chance to see if the Warriors to post 30 points on the weekend and still maybe lose.
 

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