General U20s Team

slaughterhouse.sa

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2012
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Kouma Samson looked very good for the juniors, made some great runs.
Sam Cook seems wasted at 13, he should be 6 or 7 and controlling the game.

Agreed, halves or nothing - but is he better than Lino and Lolohea.
Lolohea is locked down a spot in the team somewhere
 

Defence

Warriors 1st Grader
May 9, 2012
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Kouma Samson looked very good for the juniors, made some great runs.
Sam Cook seems wasted at 13, he should be 6 or 7 and controlling the game.

Havent seen a lot of cook but i was thinking he looks quite suited to playing 9? What's his defence like?
 

ramraider78

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 24, 2012
1,637
Auckland , New Zealand
Havent seen a lot of cook but i was thinking he looks quite suited to playing 9? What's his defence like?

Cook commits in his tackles but I've seen him play in the Fox, and he's suited for the halves, controls the game really well and has a very good long kick on him.

We just got spanked by the Dragons 20's today , bit worried there.
 

Rick O'Shay

Warriors 1st Grader
May 1, 2013
4,990
New Plymouth
Watching the U20s V Souths tonight. Embarrassing really. Where do they find these guys, the local shopping centre?
 

edd

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 17, 2013
1,217
Watching the U20s V Souths tonight. Embarrassing really. Where do they find these guys, the local shopping centre?
The boys did something the first graders couldn't be bothered doing last weekend.... Ha Ha..

Fast line speed, hard tackling, straight running and good kick chase... All you need after that is the bounce of the ball and it's try time....

Great effort, with some minties moments, but a good, hard earned, win all the same...
 

slaughterhouse.sa

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2012
1,617
The boys did something the first graders couldn't be bothered doing last weekend.... Ha Ha..

Fast line speed, hard tackling, straight running and good kick chase... All you need after that is the bounce of the ball and it's try time....

Great effort, with some minties moments, but a good, hard earned, win all the same...

Yeah but their playing 20s ....which is not even comparable to NRL.

Good effort ...but this team hasnt improved one bit throughout the year imo.
They are lucky to have Vete etc back.

Clubs like Roosters, Storm, Manly dont give a crap about wining NYC.
They more focused about developing players for NRL and winning NRL games.

Its painful watching th 20s imo..so much potential
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Vodafone Warriors

NYC FINALS: ROOSTERS CONFIRMED
Confirmed ... the Vodafone Junior Warriors' opponents in their sudden-death NYC finals clash next week will be the Sydney Roosters. The Roosters were swamped 48-22 by Penrith at Allianz Stadium this afternoon. In the two regular season meetings this year the Roosters won 24-20 at Eden Park and 31-26 at Allianz Stadium. They also ended the Vodafone Junior Warriors' final campaign last year.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
NYC FINALS: Roosters v Vodafone Junior Warriors
Richard Becht

Tuesday 17 September 2013 12:44 PM

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Hooker Siliva Havili and wing Viliami Lolohea (pictured) return for the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ sudden-death NYC semi-final against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium on Friday night (5.15pm kick-off local time; 7.15pm NZT). Photo: Photosport

Havili has spent almost all the season with the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup while Lolohea has also been with the Vulcans since the most recent of his 14 NYC appearances this year against Melbourne in late July.

With the Vulcans being eliminated from their finals series last Saturday, Havili and Lolohea will significantly boost the experience quotient for the sixth-placed Vodafone Junior Warriors against the third-ranked Roosters.

Havili will be the team’s most seasoned player with 54 NYC appearances although he has played for the Vodafone Junior Warriors only three times previously this year. Lolohea will be making his 36th career appearance having scored 20 tries so far.

Havili starts at hooker with Michael Sio moving into the second row and Stedman Lefau going to a five-man interchange while Lolohea replaces Lafu Feagaiga. Of the 18 players named only three haven’t played 20 or more NYC matches.

Havili and Lolohea apart, the rest of the squad is unchanged from the one used in last Friday night’s gritty 20-18 come-from-behind win over South Sydney. While the Vodafone Junior Warriors advanced successfully, the Roosters conceded 10 tries in a 22-48 loss to second-placed Penrith.

After falling 4-14 behind right on halftime, the Vodafone Junior Warriors regrouped to grind out their victory against the Rabbitohs, their ninth win in 13 finals matches since the NYC was introduced in 2008.

The only side to make the finals in each of the competition’s six seasons, the Vodafone Junior Warriors dominated possession and territory in the second half with fullback David Fusitua highly prominent. He gained a total of 260 metres in the contest, 193 from 12 runs in the second half alone.

Sio, Sam Lisone and Tuimoala Lolohea will maintain their run of appearing in every match this year, this being their 26th consecutive match.

Lolohea boosted his try tally to 18 last week while halfback Mason Lino is only three points short of bringing up 100 points for the season.

The Roosters have a 2-0 advantage in matches played between the two sides this year. They won 24-20 at Eden Park in the second round in March and then 31-26 at Allianz Stadium in June, the Roosters grabbing victory with late come-from-behind raids both times. They also eliminated the Vodafone Warriors from the NYC finals with a 26-10 win at ANZ Stadium last year.

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Allianz Stadium, Randwick
5.15pm, Friday, September 20
Referees: Chris Butler and Chris Sutton

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 DAVID FUSITUA
2 METIA LISATI
3 ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD
4 NGATAUA HUKATAI
5 VILIAMI LOLOHEA
6 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA
7 MASON LINO
8 ALBERT VETE
9 SILIVA HAVILI
10 JAMES TAYLOR
11 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER
12 MICHAEL SIO
13 DAVID BHANA (c)
Interchange:
14 EKO MALU
15 SAM LISONE
16 KOUMA SAMSON
17 SOLOMONE KATA
18 STEDMAN LEFAU

HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/warriors/84608

Last roll of the finals dice for our teams. Definitely the strongest lineup we can field right now.

ROOSTERS NYC TEAM

1. NENE MACDONALD
2. KURT CAPEWELL
3. BRENDAN ELLIOT
4. RHYSE MARTIN
5. JACK GOODSELL
6. SAMISONI LANGI
7. TYLER CORNISH
8. SHAQUILLE BLAIR
9. ALEX THOMAS
10. JOKATAMA DOKONIVALU
11. JACK NOBLE
12. JACK SIEJKA
13. JOHN ASIATA

14. BRADLEY DEITZ
15. WILLIS MEEHAN
16. LOUIS MEEHAN
18. TUIALA TOGITASI

https://www.roosters.com.au/team-announcement/NYC
 

eudebrito

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May 21, 2013
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Holden cup roosters / warriors SS2 7pm.

Don't usually put too much stock in the 20's games, but be nice to see them progress onwards.

Seeing as it's a Friday, if you've nothing better to do, take a drink everytime one of the commentators says something backhanded or disparaging about the junior warriors, you'll be feeling it by halftime.
 

¿N. ig-mah¿

Warriors 1st Grader
May 1, 2012
6,081
Invercargill
Is the finals comp for the U20s run differently to the NRL?
I believe the only difference is the location of finals games (and of course, the captains challenge rule). The finals matches are always played at the same venue as an NRL match, which means that more often than not, the higher ranking team misses out on the home ground advantage. Genereally, they will try to locate a junior team at their home ground if the senior team is already playing their.

At least, thats how I think it works.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
NYC FINALS: Bulldogs v Vodafone Junior Warriors
Richard Becht
Wednesday 25 September 2013 2:33 PM
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Vodafone Junior Warriors halfback Mason Lino breaks clear in last Friday night's huge NYC finals win over the Sydney Roosters. Lino kicked nine out of 10 goals to move past 100 points for the season.


An unchanged Vodafone Junior Warriors side has the chance on Friday night of giving the club its third NYC grand final appearance in four years.

With their outstanding 58-6 victory over the third-ranked Sydney Roosters last Friday night, the Vodafone Junior Warriors became the only team outside the top four to survive the first two weeks of the finals.

The win set up a preliminary final against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Friday (5.15pm kick-off local time; 7.15pm NZT). After finishing the regular season in fourth spot, the Bulldogs upset minor premiers the Canberra Raiders 27-26 in week one of the play-offs.

While the Canterbury-Bankstown players were having a week, off the Vodafone Junior Warriors produced their finest display of the season and one the best in the club’s history to rout the Roosters.

With their week one 20-18 win over South Sydney, the Vodafone Junior Warriors now have a record of 10 wins and just four losses in 14 NYC finals matches.

The injection of experienced players returning from the New South Wales Cup has predictably benefited the team. Against the Rabbitohs, captain David Bhana, Albert Vete and Raymond Faitala-Mariner returned to the fold while last week Siliva Havili and Viliami Lolohea were back in the squad.

Hooker Havili was among the most influential players against the Roosters coming up with a try (and very nearly a second), 98 metres from nine runs, four tackle breaks, two off loads, one line break and one line break assist.

The most experienced player in the side, he’ll make his 55th NYC appearance on Friday night; for a hooker, he has an impressive strike rate of 25 tries.

While Havili is the only player in the side with 50 NYC appearances another eight have played 30-plus matches while nine of them are involved in NYC finals for the second time. Eko Malu was in the grand final-winning side in 2011 and Havili, David Fusitua, Ngataua Hukatai, Viliami Lolohea, Mason Lino, Albert Vete, James Taylor and David Bhana all featured in last year’s play-offs.

Rookie Tuimoala Lolohea, last week named the TNT NYC Young Player of the Year, ranks third equal among all try scorers, his four tries against the Roosters lifting his tally to 22. He’s also one of only three players who have appeared in all 26 games so far this year, the others being hooker-second rower Michael Sio and interchange prop Sam Lisone.

While Lolohea boosted his points total for the season to 134, halfback Lino kicked nine out of 10 attempts at goal against the Roosters to bring up 100 points and break through 250 points in 39 NYC games.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors will face the Bulldogs for only the second time this year having won 34-24 at Westpac Stadium in Wellington in May.

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

ANZ Stadium, Homebush
5.15pm, Friday, September 27
Referees: David Munro and Adam Gee

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 DAVID FUSITUA
2 METIA LISATI
3 ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD
4 NGATAUA HUKATAI
5 VILIAMI LOLOHEA
6 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA
7 MASON LINO
8 ALBERT VETE
9 SILIVA HAVILI
10 JAMES TAYLOR
11 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER
12 MICHAEL SIO
13 DAVID BHANA (c)
Interchange:
14 EKO MALU
15 SAM LISONE
16 KOUMA SAMSON
17 SOLOMONE KATA
18 STEDMAN LEFAU

HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND

https://www.warriors.co.nz/news-display/NYC-FINALS-Bulldogs-v-Vodafone-Junior-Warriors/85087
 

edd

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 17, 2013
1,217
Well u could have a laugh about the defence but fark it ill take it- gonna be great to see the boys next week- I gotta say I never rated havilli but what a change playing against men has made- gun player
Gotta give that one to coach Elliot... Not a bad look for the future...
 

Weno

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 3, 2012
2,567
Would like to wish young Liam Prendergast all the best on his journey with the U/20 2014 squad.

You will have all of us Ngaruawahia Panthers behind you in support bro.
You will be missed carving up wearing our black and white Panther jersey this year.
Hope you do the same in a black and white Warriors jersey.
Your a good hard working well disciplined kid.

Sponge it all bro, absorb everyone and everything around you that will make you a better player.

You have done us proud no matter what your outcome, you got there because of your talents.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Would like to wish young Liam Prendergast all the best on his journey with the U/20 2014 squad.

You will have all of us Ngaruawahia Panthers behind you in support bro.
You will be missed carving up wearing our black and white Panther jersey this year.
Hope you do the same in a black and white Warriors jersey.
Your a good hard working well disciplined kid.

Sponge it all bro, absorb everyone and everything around you that will make you a better player.

You have done us proud no matter what your outcome, you got there because of your talents.
He didnt play halfback for Wai Coa Bay Colts? Think I remember him getting knocked around vs Otahuhu? Still quite young...
 

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