General U20s Team

The Warriors are the top grade and the under 20s not the vulcans. How many vulcans get contracts with other clubs? The under 20s need to win just like the top side do thats the club. The under 20's are bigger then some nrl players and the competition is fierce so I think his game will only excel in the 20's not the reverse. Havili is wasted in the vulcans
 
Havili should play for the 20's not the Vulcans. If players are eligible then let them play so that the under 20's field the best 17 available. Unless the top side are in need of them of course but not the vulcans.
Tbh, I don't care how well the under20's perform as long as they are providing the top team with good, young, depth. If Havili, or anyone eligible for under 20's for that matter, is good enough to make the Vulcans side then he should. Leaving him in the 20's would only prolong his growth as a player and therefore his chances of playing in the NRL.
 
The Warriors are the top grade and the under 20s not the vulcans. How many vulcans get contracts with other clubs? The under 20s need to win just like the top side do thats the club. The under 20's are bigger then some nrl players and the competition is fierce so I think his game will only excel in the 20's not the reverse. Havili is wasted in the vulcans
Havili has said him self he needs to play with men hence hes playing in the vulcans. The vulcans are an important step for the u20s to step upto firstgrade the u20s arent our reserve grade team and unless they are an out and out talent id rather see them play for the vulcans before 1st grade instead of the u20 to first grade rout.
 
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Hes playing in the vulcans vs guys that cant even make there top side so hows growth achieved by that? If he wants growth then I would of had him at number 9 ahead of taylor when friend was out
 
Atleast in the vulcans he is playing with and against some professional players not against boys who may never even get a sniff of reserve grade.
 
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Hes playing in the vulcans vs guys that cant even make there top side so hows growth achieved by that? If he wants growth then I would of had him at number 9 ahead of taylor when friend was out
Just a couple weeks ago in the Vulcans he was playing alongside Ropati, Packer and Tupou. All 3 played tonight for first grade. Right now he's playing with Siejka, Ikahihifo, Matagi and Mara.

Last week they played against Dimitri Pelo (88 games ESL, 5 games NRL, 2 games France), Michael Bani (41 games NRL), Michael Picker (4 games NRL), Paul Vaughan (making debut this week and played in the U20 Origin last week), Sam Mataora (30 games NRL), Jarrad Kennedy (2 games NRL), Jake Foster (10 games NRL, 1 game Indigenous Allstars, playing this week for Raiders) and Shane Shackleton (93 games NRL, 2 games City Origin).

Today the U20's played the Jnr Storm team where not one player has played NRL.

The NSWRL Cup and QLRL Cup are the best platforms to launch an NRL career fullstop...
 
the under 20's comp is a professional comp played by professional players isnt it?

In what sense? Most U20s players are part time on what equates to around $200 a week salary and are only allowed to train a certain amount of hours and days per week. Around half the Vulcans are full time professional players. A full strength Vulcans side would beat a full strength U20s side 10 times out of 10.
 
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NYC: Storm 20, Vodafone Junior Warriors 36

Richard Becht

Thursday 25 April 2013 9:20 PM
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Six converted tries including a double to centre David Fusitua (pictured) carried the Vodafone Junior Warriors to an impressive 36-20 win over second-placed Melbourne in Saturday night’s seventh-round NYC clash at AAMI Park. Photo: Photosport.

By extending their unbeaten run to five games, the Vodafone Junior Warriors moved up from seventh to fourth on the points table.

They opened confidently with an early try to standoff Tuimoala Lolohea and, despite falling 6-10 behind after conceding two tries to the locals, looked to have a measure of control leading 18-10 at halftime after tries to hooker Michael Sio and winger Ken Maumalo.

It was the launching pad for a second half display which showed the Vodafone Junior Warriors will again be one of the NYC’s leading contenders this season.

The second half was only six minutes old when lively centre Solomone Kata had the team’s fourth try, Mason Lino again converted and the margin was a healthy 24-10.

By the 61st minute it was 30-10 via the first of Fusitua’s two tries but the march to a bigger margin was halted as the Storm recovered with two tries to close to 20-30 with seven minutes still to play.

Any fears the comeback would continue were allayed, though, with Fusitua scoring again in the 80th minute to carry the Vodafone Junior Warriors to their fourth win in their last five starts (after drawing with Canberra 12 days ago).

After their last two matches on the road, the Vodafone Junior Warriors will be at home for the first time in a month when they face Gold Coast at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday week (May 5).

Match details:
At AAMI Park, Melbourne

Melbourne Storm 20 (Cade Umaga 2, Kurt Mann, Denny Solomona tries; Matt McGahan 2 conversions).
Vodafone Junior Warriors 36 (David Fusitua 2, Tuimoala Lolohea, Michael Sio, Ken Maumalo, Solomone Kata tries; Mason Lino 6 conversions).
Halftime: 18-10 Vodafone Junior Warriors.
Referees: Tim Rutherford.

Vodafone Junior Warriors: Ngataua Hukatai; Ken Maumalo, Solomone Kata, David Fusitua, Alamoti Finau; Tuimoala Lolohea, Mason Lino; Sam Lisone, Kurt Robinson, James Taylor; Raymond Faitalaa-Mariner, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard; David Bhana (c). Interchange: Albert Vete, Michael Sio, Stedman Lefau, Katamiro Atera.

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/NYC-Storm-20-Vodafone-Junior-Warriors-36/73210[DOUBLEPOST=1367476133,1367134118][/DOUBLEPOST]Team list for this weekend

Gutted Kurt Robinson has moved to 18th man, In favour of Trent Bishop who isnt really a Hooker.

Junior Warriors: 1. Ngataua Hukatai 2. Alamoti Finau 3. Solomone Kata 4. David Fusitua 5. Vili Lolohea 6. Tuimoala Lolohea 7. Mason Lino 8. Albert Vete 9. Michael Sio 10. James Taylor 11. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 12. Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard 13. David Bhana
Interchange: 14. Trent Bishop 15. Sam Lisone 16. Stedman Lefau 17. Abraham Papalii 18. Kurt Robinson

Junior Titans: 1. Jahrome Hughes 2. Kurtis McDonald 3. Hymel Hunt 4. Matthew Russell 5. Jared Teo 6. Matthew Beddow 7. Kane Elgey 8. Francis Veukiso 9. Zachary Friend 10. Oliver Percy 11. Samual Johnson 12. Kyle McConnell 13. Mitchell Hall
Interchange: 14. Caleb Binge 15. Adam Gledhill 16. Samual Harrold 17. Nathan Wilson
 
Well.i see the Vulcans as a team for the young U20 players who dont make it into NRL/ESL teams to develope there game in amongst 2nd tier/fringe and players of experience who have probably been ousted by a better talent,lack of form or injury etc.
NSW/QLD cup teams are worth having ,you still get a pay day playing the game you love,and if you dont crack it,you get to rub shoulders with rising and current football stars,and also journeyman who had a go at a dream.
 
Watched Sam Cook and Kurt Robinson for Northcote on Saturday and they both looked good out there, suprised they haven't been called up yet - since both of them have a decent kicking game.
 
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Watched Sam Cook and Kurt Robinson for Northcote on Saturday and they both looked good out there, suprised they haven't been called up yet - since both of them have a decent kicking game.

Yeah ive wondered all season why they havent had a shot, Kurt robinson is a natural hooker, unlike Michael Sio who is a converted backrower I think, and Trent bishop who should be playing in the second row or loosie.
 
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Yeah ive wondered all season why they havent had a shot, Kurt robinson is a natural hooker, unlike Michael Sio who is a converted backrower I think, and Trent bishop who should be playing in the second row or loosie.
Even with the shit weather on Saturday, Cook and Robinson were asking heaps of questions of our defense constantly through most of the game with there kicking game, Cook had a decent long kick on him - but they play around a rubbish pack in the Fox;even our warrior 20's that played noted Cook's game had improved. Ackland has his favorites and for some reason they get over looked, Robinson IMO is the biggest casualty because we have so many hookers in the 20's on the books.
 
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NYC: Penrith 32, Vodafone Junior Warriors 38

Richard Becht

Saturday 18 May 2013 7:42 PM
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Eko Malu (pictured), making just his third appearance of the season, provided the match-winning try as the Vodafone Junior Warriors pulled off an amazing 38-32 win in tonight’s dazzling 10th-round NYC encounter with competition-leading Penrith at Centrebet Stadium. Photo: Photosport.
With the contest locked up at 32-32 with only two minutes left, the Vodafone Junior Warriors fed off a Penrith error to surge onto attack, creating the vital touchdown for halfback Malu.
With 29 previous appearances, Malu was in the side replacing injured first-choice No 7 Mason Lino and could hardly have picked a more critical moment to make such a telling contribution.
Centre Solomone Kata, taking over the goal-kicking duties from Lino, slotted the conversion to give the Vodafone Warriors their most important victory of the year so far.
Match details:
At Centrebet Stadium, Penrith
Penrith Panthers 32 (Jarred Wilson 2, Waqa Blake, Sam Scarlett, Bryce Cartwright, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak tries; Bryce Cartwright 4 conversions).
Vodafone Junior Warriors 38 (Alamoti Finau 2, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Tuimoala Lolohea, Albert Vete, Ngataua Hukatai, Eko Malu tries; Solomone Kata 5 conversions).
Halftime: 28-10 Vodafone Junior Warriors.
Referees: Ziggy Przeklaska-Adamski.
Vodafone Junior Warriors: Ngataua Hukatai; Alamoti Finau, Solomone Kata, David Fusitua, Metia Lesati; Tuimoala Lolohea, Eko Malu; Vince Afoa, Michael Sio, Albert Vete; Raymond Faitalaa-Mariner, Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard, David Bhana (c). Interchange: Kurt Robinson, Sam Lisone, Eric Newbigging, Kouma Samson.
 
Interesting that Richard 'forgot' to mention that the Juniors were at one stage leading by 28-0 to then allow the Panthers to take the lead 28-32.
Matty Johns didn't miss the chance to reference the club choke in the u20's game.

Play hard lads , if you play your cards right you might get three first grade games one day !
 

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