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Warriors
Suncorp Stadium
22 Aug 2021 06:05PM

# Player Player #
1 F.Niu R.Walsh 1
2 C.Oates D.Watene-Zelezniak 2
3 S.Cobbo P.Hiku 3
4 H.Farnworth A.Pompey 4
5 X.Coates M.Montoya 5
6 A.Milford C.Harris-Tavita 6
7 A.Kelly A.Fonua-Blake 8
8 T.Flegler W.Egan 9
9 D.Levi J.Taunoa-Brown 10
10 P.Haas J.Curran 11
11 A.Glenn E.Aitken 12
12 J.Riki B.Sironen 13
13 K.Hetherington B.Afoa 15
14 D.Mead E.Katoa 16
15 R.Kennedy J.Tevaga 17
16 E.Bullemor J.Frei 20
17 T.Robati J.Murchie 21
21 J.Turpin C.Townsend 22

AusWarriorsFan

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 4, 2016
2,852
Soward tipping us on Nrl .com, hes not usually a fan I feel, but I didnt respect his play much so not too fussed.

No exscuses to lose this one, Warriors should steam roll and spread it wide early on and get players in motion.

If we win, and 1 other game goes our way, it pretty much if we win 3 in a row we have a damn good chance of makin it, hard to believe.

Im still angry and pissed off at how we can lose so many close games with Res Grade defense on a bad day. I see the team posting points, but we gotta find a good defensive coach.
 

Nangsy

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 27, 2021
617
Murchie is not playing because he is a liability.

He pretty much went from a preferred starter to playing himself out of the team.

A team like the Warriors cannot survive any given game that features more than one player that gives away possession through low reward offloads.

We have Jazz for that role. And Jazz has finally learned his lesson, and is now arguably one of the best forwards in the team, certainly the best bench forward option the Warriors have.

The way Murchie throws no look offloads in our half of the field is unforgivable.

It is a coach killer, and therefore Brown has killed him off, which is pretty much what needs to happen at this club, no more coach killers...how many coaches have our boys killed? more than any club.

Now that Lodge and Addin Fonua-Blake play an inter passing and offloading game, there is even more reason not to add to that risk style by having Murchie in the team, because our props are going to turn over ball.

Add to that, Curran is also a second phase player, except he is far better at it than Murchie, and uses short passing with very few throw and hope offloads.

Jazz is keeping the ball close to his chest, which is why his game has improved.

Murchie blew it.

He threw it round like an idiot for a succession of games, and we are moving away from that now.

Sironen has kept his head down. He is Vanilla and safe, we do not need him throwing the ball around either, and he gets it. He just trys to sweat off a pass or an offload from someone else and cut an angle at the Try line.

Consider Katoa.....prone to stupid offloads....more so this season than his break out year....sent to reggies for it....like Murchie....starting to come right now that he is not throwing it around.

Murchie is deservedly way down the list and I think when he gets his shot...if he doesn't get it...we have no use for him.
We get it you don’t like Murchie. He hasn’t got any sort of concistint game time this year, it’s clear Browny already had his favourites. Yes he’s seen Something in Curran and turned out to be a pearler, but also has killed the confidence of our 2 promising backrowers in Katoa, Murchie. Hope it all comes together.
 
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Lance155

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 24, 2013
1,240
We get it you don’t like Murchie. He hasn’t got any sort of concistint game time this year, it’s clear Browny already had his favourites. Yes he’s seen Something in Curran and turned out to be a pearler, but also has killed the confidence of our 2 promising backrowers in Katoa, Murchie. Hope it all comes together.
Has he? Katoa has come back reallly strong....
 

Barty

Warriors Bench Player
Sep 29, 2020
91
We get it you don’t like Murchie. He hasn’t got any sort of concistint game time this year, it’s clear Browny already had his favourites. Yes he’s seen Something in Curran and turned out to be a pearler, but also has killed the confidence of our 2 promising backrowers in Katoa, Murchie. Hope it all comes together.
You're not Murchie's mum are you??
 

Miket12

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 20, 2012
10,580

NRL: Change in tactics - The new strategy Warriors will employ for rest of season​

A change in tactics is set to ease the pressure on Warriors hooker Wayde Egan, with he and Kodi Nikorima to split the rake duties for the remainder of the NRL season.

For the majority of the year, Egan has been the sole specialist hooker in the team and, for the first time in his NRL career, has been required to essentially be an 80-minute player week after week.

"It's been difficult at times," Egan said of the increased workload this season.

"My work rate was probably up; I haven't really had that sort of work rate making in the 50s and 60s tackles each game, but I started to get used to it. Halfway through the year I was probably the fittest I've ever been, I thought.

"It does take a toll on your body though. You're always bashed up and your shoulder is always sore, so it's good now that Kodi's coming off the bench and giving me a spell. I think that's better and more effective for the team as well. Hopefully we can both bring a bit of energy and spark. I think that will probably work the best moving forward."

Nikorima started the year in the halves for the Warriors, but has played from the bench in four of their last five matches, wearing the No 14 jersey for the past three games – all of which were Warriors wins.

The move back to the bench was made for the Warriors' round 18 clash against the Penrith Panthers, however Egan sustained an injury in that match and Nikorima ended up playing the majority of the contest.

In the three weeks that followed, Warriors coach Nathan Brown signalled his intentions to keep Nikorima in a bench role, with Jazz Tevaga and rookie Taniela Otukolo both given starts in Egan's absence.

With Egan returning from injury last weekend, the Warriors were able to see their two-hooker strategy play out, with Egan playing just 53 minutes after averaging 71 minutes in 16 previous appearances this season.

The 24-year-old said the two-hooker rotation was going to be a feature of their run towards a potential playoffs spot, and it was one he welcomed.

"When I got injured, they were very light on hookers so they threw Jazz in there, and Kodi has played there at international level, so he came in and did a really good job," Egan said.

"That's what Brownie wants to run with for the rest of the year – that two-hooker rotation. I'm happy to share the role; it gives me a spell and Kodi can come on when the big boys are tired. He's got crafty footwork and good ball skills so I think it's a benefit for the team in the back end of the year."

 

Rick O'Shay

Warriors 1st Grader
May 1, 2013
4,802
New Plymouth

NRL: Change in tactics - The new strategy Warriors will employ for rest of season​

A change in tactics is set to ease the pressure on Warriors hooker Wayde Egan, with he and Kodi Nikorima to split the rake duties for the remainder of the NRL season.

For the majority of the year, Egan has been the sole specialist hooker in the team and, for the first time in his NRL career, has been required to essentially be an 80-minute player week after week.

"It's been difficult at times," Egan said of the increased workload this season.

"My work rate was probably up; I haven't really had that sort of work rate making in the 50s and 60s tackles each game, but I started to get used to it. Halfway through the year I was probably the fittest I've ever been, I thought.

"It does take a toll on your body though. You're always bashed up and your shoulder is always sore, so it's good now that Kodi's coming off the bench and giving me a spell. I think that's better and more effective for the team as well. Hopefully we can both bring a bit of energy and spark. I think that will probably work the best moving forward."

Nikorima started the year in the halves for the Warriors, but has played from the bench in four of their last five matches, wearing the No 14 jersey for the past three games – all of which were Warriors wins.

The move back to the bench was made for the Warriors' round 18 clash against the Penrith Panthers, however Egan sustained an injury in that match and Nikorima ended up playing the majority of the contest.

In the three weeks that followed, Warriors coach Nathan Brown signalled his intentions to keep Nikorima in a bench role, with Jazz Tevaga and rookie Taniela Otukolo both given starts in Egan's absence.

With Egan returning from injury last weekend, the Warriors were able to see their two-hooker strategy play out, with Egan playing just 53 minutes after averaging 71 minutes in 16 previous appearances this season.

The 24-year-old said the two-hooker rotation was going to be a feature of their run towards a potential playoffs spot, and it was one he welcomed.

"When I got injured, they were very light on hookers so they threw Jazz in there, and Kodi has played there at international level, so he came in and did a really good job," Egan said.

"That's what Brownie wants to run with for the rest of the year – that two-hooker rotation. I'm happy to share the role; it gives me a spell and Kodi can come on when the big boys are tired. He's got crafty footwork and good ball skills so I think it's a benefit for the team in the back end of the year."

Noticeable though that they didn't get a comment from Kodi about how he likes playing 14.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
22,761
We get it you don’t like Murchie. He hasn’t got any sort of concistint game time this year, it’s clear Browny already had his favourites. Yes he’s seen Something in Curran and turned out to be a pearler, but also has killed the confidence of our 2 promising backrowers in Katoa, Murchie. Hope it all comes together.
I don't like any of them enough to overlook their flaws and blame the coach for throwing the ball away.

Throwing the ball away has nothing to do with Nathan Brown. It has nothing to do with form.

It has nothing to do with confidence.

Throwing the ball away is a selfish decision by any player trying to be the man who goes off the reservation.

Nowhere in their training or in the game plan would there be an instruction to not look where you are offloading to check their is support and just throw the ball and hope.

No NRL club is teaching that to players.

I do not think you get it at all, I do not dislike Murchie anymore than any other player, nor do I fret about miss treatment by the coach when it is very obvious where the fault lies.

You would have an argument were he playing well and not getting picked...then you can say something about selections.

If Brown had a bias towards Curran, it would be based off what is happening in pre season and off the field....and boy was Brown right or what....Curran is turning into one of the best forwards in the world.
 
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Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
5,507
I don't like any of them enough to overlook their flaws and blame the coach for throwing the ball away.

Throwing the ball away has nothing to do with Nathan Brown. It has nothing to do with form.

It has nothing to do with confidence.

Throwing the ball away is a selfish decision by any player trying to be the man who goes off the reservation.

Nowhere in their training or in the game plan would there be an instruction to not look where you are offloading to check their is support and just throw the ball and hope.

No NRL club is teaching that to players.

I do not think you get it at all, I do not dislike Murchie anymore than any other player, nor do I fret about miss treatment by the coach when it is very obvious where the fault lies.

You would have an argument were he playing well and not getting picked...then you can say something about selections.

If Brown had a bias towards Curran, it would be based off what is happening in pre season and off the field....and boy was Brown right or what....Curran is turning into one of the best forwards in the world.

As Sir Alex Ferguson said 'There is only one thing to say to a player who doesn't follow instructions, Goodbye'.

You can guarantee Murchie et al were given very clear messaging on what to do to be selected again. Even if playing well a silly offload can lose possession and games.

In any sport the top teams treasure possession, look at the top teams over the years, Chicago Bulls, Manchester United, the All Blacks. All were known for their possession holding.

I think Katoa is looking a better rounded player upon his return, the same will happen with Murchie. Often player Development doesn't, and shouldn't happen in FG.
 

Ref

1st Grade Fringe
May 19, 2012
661
Rotorua
As Sir Alex Ferguson said 'There is only one thing to say to a player who doesn't follow instructions, Goodbye'.

You can guarantee Murchie et al were given very clear messaging on what to do to be selected again. Even if playing well a silly offload can lose possession and games.

In any sport the top teams treasure possession, look at the top teams over the years, Chicago Bulls, Manchester United, the All Blacks. All were known for their possession holding.

I think Katoa is looking a better rounded player upon his return, the same will happen with Murchie. Often player Development doesn't, and shouldn't happen in FG.
There is no doubting that Murchie has a very decent skill set to be better than your standard first grader.
Ben Murdoch-Masila the same for mine but at the moment other guys are being picked in front of them.

Murchie is a heartbreaker though with the odd errant off load and sometimes bad hands.

I wouldn't think they are on the outer or on the scrapheap.
Just not being picked at the moment.
They will get chances again.

Such is the depth of the squad that has been created, quality players will always miss the 21 man Tuesday team list.

You just have to keep training your ass off, work hard in reserve grade and make the most of your chances when they come.

For what its worth on ability Ben Murdoch-Masila and Murchie would be in my best 17.
 

TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
1,833
Murchie will be back. Definately not on the outer at all. Reports going into off-season last year was that he was their first choice second rower with Katoa. He’s too talented to just disappear. He’ll get his shot again next year hopefully.

He just needs to control the offloads. I also think he needs to cut some weight, he has a very top-heavy build which might be contributing to him gassing out after 50 mins.

I have him ahead of Ben Murdoch-Masila in the second row pecking order going into next year for mine. I like his potential.
Curran, Aitken, Katoa, Murchie, Ben Murdoch-Masila. With Tohu Harris, Siro and Jazz as locks
 
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Spudstar

U20's Player
Jun 17, 2021
40
It says this on the Fox NRL page:

Late Mail: Five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita (concussion) is in doubt, with Kodi Nikorima set to come into the halves if he is ruled out and either Jack Murchie or Jackson Frei joining the bench. Jazz Tevaga could spend time at hooker for Wayde Egan who is battling a shoulder injury. Bayley Sironen (corked thigh) will return from injury, while Josh Curran and Peta Hiku are expected to play despite copping knocks against the Bulldogs. Dallin Watene-Zelezniak returns from suspension with Edward Kosi dropping to the reserves.
Question how do You DROP Someone from a Winning Team... This is what Wrong the Coach needs to sit down with the player and explain to the play where he gone Wrong .Not Punish the player You'll Never Win Competition like this....
 

tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
10,498
Sydney
Question how do You DROP Someone from a Winning Team... This is what Wrong the Coach needs to sit down with the player and explain to the play where he gone Wrong .Not Punish the player You'll Never Win Competition like this....
A competition winning team is more likely to have Dallin Watene-Zelezniak in the line-up than Kosi.
 

Lance155

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 24, 2013
1,240
Question how do You DROP Someone from a Winning Team... This is what Wrong the Coach needs to sit down with the player and explain to the play where he gone Wrong .Not Punish the player You'll Never Win Competition like this....
How do you suggest that because a team won everyone played so well noone deserves to come back in!?
 
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