Post Match Warriors Beat Storm 30-22!

Who was your MoM?


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ToiletDuck

ToiletDuck

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Will create a poll soon.

Haven't seen game but heard it was a cracker!

Post match talk, go nuts.
 

The Truth

I don't know what to say about this game. Most unusual win. Looked like we would blow out and be destroyed with every run they took. In saying that to get a win like that against a team like Melbourne.....huge win.
 
Rick O'Shay

Rick O'Shay

Another rollercoaster. All the dumb things in the game (especially last tackle options after 2 sets on the line) plus the sublime in creating the tries.

I still need to know to know why is it our centres (defensive machines they be) fail to give our wingers the opportunity, instead having a go and taking the tackle. Don't they get coached we have the best offensive wingers in the NRL?

A bloody good win though especially against another top four side. I must say I'm getting that expectation of win every week now. Success breeds success.

BTW, the Panthers are fucking awful tonight. Can really see Cleary in their structure and game plan. I am really looking forward to them V us at home. As mentioned above, time to clean up our points diff.
 
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fanrrior

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Either the Storm always plays poorly against us, by their standards, or the Warriors just make it seem that way. I can't remember the last time I saw Cronk and Slater together make rudimentary errors in the same match. Smith made one too if you count the penalty miss. Nevertheless, the big three were still awesome as always though. People say it over and over again but Melbourne really is just a well oiled machine. The set plays they can pull out of their asses, regardless of what side of the field they start on, makes me envious.

My MoM

3. Locke - He's either above-average or great, in this match he was great.
2. Mannering - Not only was he his consistent self and then some on defence but he was actually an asset past being just a third prop on attack.
1. Leuluai - Good running game, good tackling game and does his job well enough when it comes to passing, not only that but he is still improving. What a good buy him and Nielson turned out to be.

The decision to take Laumape off for Peyroux and move Hurrel out to the wing, whilst harsh on Laumape, could have very well saved the Warriors that game. Although I don't blame Ngane for the right side defense, pushing Hurrel out further and bringing Peyroux in to tighten that side certainly seemed to pay off.
 

Far Away Fan

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Thrilling for a lot of the time, horrifying in some places. Woeful refereeing, there were so many Instances of Warriors play-the-balls where Storm players held on. Like just about every tackle in those repeat sets at the end. Aside from that, though...

The real Kevin Locke turned up this afternoon! Where you been, Kevin? Without you and Peyroux, we'd have been stuffed turkeys, fucked over royally by Cronk and Slater. Please don't go AWOL again, Kev, aye? Thanks.

Looks like we're on our way into the top eight, folks! Wey-hey!
 
Sup42

Sup42

Just got Home , always a huge relief to beat the best club in Rugby league.

Will have a good look at the Tape tonight to see what was happening on the right , very pleased Elliot rushed Peroux out to shut it down , he got a chunk of minutes today and was outstanding on defense and Attack.

Possibly Peroux should come on after the first bad read or miss on that side next time , shut it down early...easy to say though.

You really can't tell much about where the Warriors are after those games as far as the season stands. One of the idiosyncrasies of the Rivalry......we could have as easily pulled off that result while sitting in 16th.

Mental / Psychological points go to the winner of those games and that's about it.....form means nothing before and so can't tell you anything after ward.

But we keep winning , we get two points , and we survived the last twenty minutes of vulnerability.

Standing under out goal posts you could see our players were expecting to have the prize taken from them , but Dominique Peroux shifted the momentum in the favor of the Warriors.

Not too worried about the right side because Laumape struggled in the first storm game as well , Bellamy targeted the edges as much as he targeted the player.

When Peroux shut the right side down, the Storm as easily took Manu's side apart.

We can't expect anything else really I mean it's not Rocket science ( Melbourne Warriors strengths and weaknesses ) , as well we know 'take to them up the middle ' , they know to go wide ( cue the crazy short kick to their Right Wing when there was no need for the Storm to panick......there was 15 minutes plus on the clock and they were a measly 8 points down......It wasn't panic footy......if you think about it they're just implementing the game plan to pressure Manu and Laumape , Dane and Hurrell.......

One thing that has always stood out between these two teams without needing to see the replay ( you get a better perspective Live at the fence in line with our backline )........My daughter and I went to the fence line in the first try ( she replayed that part before to see herself Jumping up and down LOL )

The Melbourne Storms timing is superior , no one delays their run onto the ball, or reaches behind them to catch a pass , by comparison in that one movement we looked like a stilted team of trick jugglers.......

You hope each generation that the spine will be smooth , it never comes , next year TL's passing at hooker and someone else better at ball distribution than our current squad will go a long way to winning the comp
 
Mr Frank White

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Everyone bemoans Elliots bench use, but it seems to be working. Maybe as everyone else was firing, Mateos offense didnt outweigh his lackluster d.
 
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wallacenz

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Everyone bemoans Elliots bench use, but it seems to be working. Maybe as everyone else was firing, Mateos offense didnt outweigh his lackluster d.

he should have replaced lowrie aswell if that was the case. lowrie lays all over the opposition, hes begging for a penalty. im sure its luck more than anything that has led him to not be penalised the last couple of games. he seems to be out of his depth physically, i could be way off, but thats how i see it.
 

Far Away Fan

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The Melbourne Storms timing is superior , no one delays their run onto the ball, or reaches behind them to catch a pass , by comparison in that one movement we looked like a stilted team of trick jugglers.......


Yeah, that Laumape reaching behind catch for the try was awful and brilliant all at the same time. But a year or even three months ago, he'd have dropped it for sure and that would have been the beginning of the end. Nowadays, it's our opponents who make the errors, while we go on to win! Hehehe.
 
eudebrito

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Strange game, at halftime I was thinking Matt Elliot is the savior we've waited for, they looked the premiership goods.
Then the edge defence just falls apart, so still things to work on thur..

Johnson eyeballing Slater and then roasting him on the outside would have been the highlight of the year (only cos it's Slater) then chambers gets him..

Still running up 30 points against the storm defence (endless holding down and all) is pretty good. The return of 2011 Kevin Locke made a huge difference to the attack, easy MoM, i was one of the people moaning about his form, was out-standing today.
 
Sup42

Sup42

Yeah, that Laumape reaching behind catch for the try was awful and brilliant all at the same time. But a year or even three months ago, he'd have dropped it for sure and that would have been the beginning of the end. Nowadays, it's our opponents who make the errors, while we go on to win! Hehehe.
Some amazing hands shown by our boys today , incredible pick ups on the run , some around the boot laces......For all the ESL haters (jks ) our ESL Halfback has a superior passing game out there , crisp bullet passes like they do it in England week in week out.

Don't know how it looks on TV but when Thomas has the ball he shifted it better than anyone on the park today.....I'd be keen to have two Top ESL spine players distributing in our unpredictable style forever more.

MOM

3. Thomas
2. Peroux
1. Rapira ( ripped and smacked shit up today Sammy Love those Storm games )
 
eudebrito

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Yeah, that Laumape reaching behind catch for the try was awful and brilliant all at the same time. But a year or even three months ago, he'd have dropped it for sure and that would have been the beginning of the end. Nowadays, it's our opponents who make the errors, while we go on to win! Hehehe.


Laumape has some of the best hands I can remember seeing, every game he seems to come up with some take than 90% of players would shell.
 

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