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Warriors
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Broncos
20 Moreton Daily Stadium
02 Apr 2022 17:00
80th minute
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That first try with the Johnson pass was something we have been missing for a long time. A half doing the work with the ball. We got a little from Nikorima in 2020 putting a few guys like Murchie through holes but it's been few and far between.

Johnson was getting a lot of stick from the commentators, especially from Flanagan. Not sure if that was frustration in not being able to work with him and coach the mistakes out of him. Yes he made some mistakes but he did what we needed of him. Create with the ball, create space in the defence as the opposition is worried about him, kick, guided the side around the field,

Some of the mistakes were a bit ambitious but some of them Johnson wasn't the final pass. The others have some responsibility in the play falling over if they themselves get too keen.
 
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My wife just asked me and wants to know what the rest of you blokes are doing with your time to be on this site responding to each other all the time. She doesn't like how long I am online either. LOL.

Just ask her if she would rather you be doing this or be on porn sites.
 
Matty Johns show ... Warriors best game in what 10???? not one word on WAR ...all about Broncos idiot player with 4x tackle issues ...Fark me ... must be so painful for them not to wank on about Melbourne Eels or Broncos Bunnies if they win for another 10-20mins...
 
Matty Johns show ... Warriors best game in what 10???? not one word on WAR ...all about Broncos idiot player with 4x tackle issues ...Fark me ... must be so painful for them not to wank on about Melbourne Eels or Broncos Bunnies if they win for another 10-20mins...
Watched that too. I just don’t expect anything anymore from aus media. That way I’m not disappointed
 
Had a couple of days to think on it now and while it was a really feel-good result in the moment, it’s not one that holds up to a lot of scrutiny. The Broncos are god awful, and while we were pretty okay overall — and actually very effective in the first half I thought — we really should’ve put more on them. Still, not gonna dwell on the negatives after a solid win.

One thing that stood out to me is just how good Shaun Johnson is. Very few mistakes in terms of the decisions he made, and neat-perfect execution off the boot. Reynolds is the one who gets all the plaudits across the ditch, but Johnson taught him a lesson in how to lead a team up the park. We got a bargain getting Shaun back. Criminally underrated player.

Still more to come from us in attack and we definitely dropped our discipline at points, but if we improve on that performance then we’ll be in with a shout in most games. A lot of chat about our centres at the moment but those were good performances from Arthars and Pompey, who are just two solid, well-rounded rugby league players. Nice to see Ed Kosi have a good game too.

Cowboys next week should be a sterner test. We’re about the same level as them at the minute for mine, which probably says more about how I feel about our coaching situation given that we have the better side on paper. Feels like our hopes this season are pretty much down to Johnson staying fit and building a good combination with the rest of the spine.
 
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Rugby league: How Shaun Johnson's influence has begun to turn the tide for the Warriors​

The Warriors have been slowly crafting a strategy in recent weeks to improve their game on the NRL pitch.

A fortnight ago, the club dropped a winnable game against the Gold Coast Titans due to some clumsy errors. The week after, they scratched out a win over Wests Tigers, and on Saturday, pulled off a well-executed victory over the Brisbane Broncos.

The 20-6 win was an impressive display of formulating a plan and putting it in motion, and something the club struggled to do last year.

Warriors coach Nathan Brown admitted they had planned to scale back their approach, looking to roll out a simple but effective game plan which backed their halves to put them in the right areas of the field, and their forwards to muscle up against a good Broncos pack.

It was executed perfectly, with Shaun Johnson showing why he was such a big addition to this team through his game management, ably assisted by halves partner Chanel Harris-Tavita.

"He's a very experienced player in a position where they're hard to find," Brown said of Johnson.

"We're probably lucky in a way that Shaun is from the Warriors and wanted to come home, because when they come on the market, those types of blokes with that skill and experience, it's hard for a club trying to go up the ladder to attract those players.

"It's not easy, and to get Shaun, we'd like to think from this week to next week, his game will continue to grow. He's certainly got a very good skillset to play the position with the experience he's gained over the years."

The Warriors stuck to their decision for a scaled-back brand of football throughout the contest, conceding only one try from a piece of magic by Broncos halfback Adam Reynolds, while having more possession and completing 80 per cent of their sets. They also limited their error rate and penalty count.

In the past, the Warriors have been known for their willingness to throw the ball around and bring chaos into their attack to find some space in the opposition defensive line. While it has brought some success, Brown said after their start to the season, it would be a matter of stripping back their game and adding to it layer by layer in the hopes of being at the right end of the pack come September.

"We didn't expect to go out there and play our greatest brand of footy as far as entertaining. We scored a couple of nice tries but we certainly scaled our game back," Brown said after the win over Brisbane.

"Where we're at, do we need to play more footy? We certainly do. You can't beat blokes just trying to bash it up the middle all the time.

"We certainly need to play a bit more, but we grinded out a tough one against the Tigers, but we had a lot of issues which we've had to start the year with, errors at the wrong time, and weren't playing footy at the right time. So we scaled it back, and now we're definitely better than last week, and next week, we hope to improve a little bit again."

 

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Great article in here about the warriors halves
Perfect explanation. Credit to all those saying Shaun Johnson and Chanel Harris-Tavita would start to prove Chanel Harris-Tavita’s worth, you may be on the money.

I wasn’t convinced but looks likely (early) and both are good or reasonable defenders.

Two wins on the trot, in the Top 8 - are they getting us sucked in again?!?
 
Perfect explanation. Credit to all those saying Shaun Johnson and Chanel Harris-Tavita would start to prove Chanel Harris-Tavita’s worth, you may be on the money.

I wasn’t convinced but looks likely (early) and both are good or reasonable defenders.

Two wins on the trot, in the Top 8 - are they getting us sucked in again?!?
Try not to get excited until they beat a Top 4 team... save your emotional well being.