General Warriors fun draft from 1995 onwards

My Phil Blake pick was strategic and this card now needs to be played now that Nobby,the last of our topline fullback s is gone.

Berrigan was strategic too.

Have a few changes.

Picked as a defensive player out wide.
Turned out to be of way more value to us than expected.

Debuted on the wing for Balmain.
Went inbetween for West Tigers.
Was the same at the beginning as a Warrior before cementing the center position.

Tenacious body on the line player with speed to burn .
F@#ked himself up a few times.

Remember him smashing Big Willie the buggery all day in a Doggies? Clash.
2002 Grand final player.

Blake shifts to fullback Berrigan to the halves.

1- Phil Blake
3- Konrad Hurrell
4- Dane Carlaw
5- Todd Byrne
6- Greg Alexander (G.K)
7- Shaun Berrigan
8- Sam Rapira
9- Robbie Mears
10- Iaefeta paleaaesina
11- Sonny Fai
12- Sione Famauina

BOOM!!! Two to go.
Dane Carlaw didn’t play for the Warriors did he?
 

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***NEWSFLASH RULE CHANGE ALL CONTESTANTS PLEASE READ***

The rules stated that you must select a coach in round 13 in addition to a player. And that the coach had to be either a Warriors Head Coach or assistant coach.
The Rule is amended effectively immediately that it needs to be a past or current Warriors Head Coach. IE you may not choose an assistant any more.

List of head coaches below from Warriors 55

John Monie
Frank Endacott
Mark Graham
Tony Kemp
Matthew Elliot
Daniel Anderson
Ivan Cleary
Brian McClennan
Tony Iro
Steven Kearney
Andrew McFadden
 
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***NEWSFLASH RULE CHANGE ALL CONTESTANTS PLEASE READ***

The rules stated that you must select a coach in round 13 in addition to a player. And that the coach had to be either a Warriors Head Coach or assistant coach.
The Rule is amended effectively immediately that it needs to be a past or current Warriors Head Coach. IE you may not choose an assistant any more.

List of head coaches available on this page

Warriors55 please let me know if any issues with the accuracy of this page please.

Thanks

Some of those coaches were not head coaches Wrighty. Looks like they have included a bunch of assistant coaches and non coaches.

If you want a list of head coaches (from memory - someone else may correct me if wrong)

John Monie
Frank Endacott
Mark Graham
Tony Kemp
Matthew Elliot
Daniel Anderson
Ivan Cleary
Brian McClennan
Tony Iro
Steven Kearney
Andrew McFadden
 
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  1. Ryno - Stacey Jones
  2. Pullintteeth - Maloney
  3. Tajhay - Shaun Johnson
  4. Weno Greg Alexander
  5. BoatsnHoes – Bomb to Manu
  6. Warriors55 – Kieran Foran
  7. Wizards Rage – Michael Witt – Put the ball down son! Put it down!
Round Two

8 Wizards Rage – Kevin Campion
9 Warriors 55 – PJ Marsh
10 BoatsnHoes - Ali Lauiti'iti (Jordan of Rugby League)
11 Weno - Phil Blake
12 TajHay - Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
13 PullinTeeth – Brent Tate – neck brace
14 Ryno – Steve Price – Best captain of the warriors

Round Three

15 Ryno – Isaac Luke – rumoured to have gang connections?
16 Pullintteeth - Simon Mannering – epic defender/workhorse
17 Tajhay - Dean Bell – rated in top ten Kiwis of modern era
18 Weno - Robbie Mears
19 Boatsnhoes – Clinton Toopi
20 Warriors55 – Ruben Wiki – Warriors second best prop ever
21 Wizards – Michael Luck

Round Four

22 Wizards – Kearney – not as coach just the player
23 Warriors 55 – Ivan Cleary
24 Boatsnhoes – FrancisMeli
25 Weno Konrad Hurrell – most quintessential Warrior ever
26 TajHay – Joe Vagana
27 PullinTeeth Sio Taukeiaho
28 Ryno Tohu Harris

Round Five

29 Ryno – Wade McKinnon
30 PullinTeeth- Feleti Mateo
31 Tajhay - Lance Hohaia – Huntly Hurricane
32 Weno – Sonny Fai- RIP
33 BoatsnHoes – Ben Matulino – Shoulder charge king
34 Warriors55 -Awen Guttenball
35 Wizards – Q Pongia – RIP

Round 6

36 Wizards – Nigel don’t call me Joe Vagana
37 Warriors 55 – Jerome Ropati
38 BoatsnHoes – Brent Webb
39 Weno - Iafeta Paleaaesina
40 TajHay - Sean Hoppe
41 PullinTeeth - Villa The Gorilla
42 Ryno -Kevini Iro but posted a pic of Tony Iro


ROUND 7

43 Ryno – Fusitua 22 tries in a season followed by 4 tries the next when paired with Kata
44 PullinTeeth – Nathan Friend
45 TajHay – Hoffman – not Hasselhoff
46 Weno – Sam Rapira
47 Boatsnhoes - Jerry Seuseu
48 Warriors55 - Henry Fa'afili
49 Wizards – Matthew Ridge – famous for his goal kicking, amazingly quick transition to league, and putting his knee in the opponents face when they played the ball.

ROUND 8

50 Wizards – Big Ken
51 Warriors 55 – Joe Galavao
52 BoatsnHoes – Sam Tomkins – Brilliant in England possibly ATG. Mediocre for warriors
53 Weno - Sione Famauina
54 TajHay - 9. Thomas Leuluai – many sons of great players end up stars too
55 PullinTeeth - Richie Blackmore – involved in the greatest Kiwi try I have seen where he set up McCracken to go over for the game winner sparking pandemonium at 42c Southsea crescent in Hamilton (my address as a 14 year old)
56 Ryno -Ngani Laumape – Great servant of Hurricanes rugby union

ROUND 9

57 Ryno – CNK – many warriors fans upset we let him go
58 PullinTeeth – John Simon
59 TajHay – Daniel Betts
60 Weno – Todd (Skinny) Byrne.
61 Boatsnhoes - Mark Tookey
62 Warriors55 – Krisnan Inu – Rocks or Diamonds. More Diamonds.
63 Wizards – Gene Gnamu

ROUND 10

64 Wizards – Tea Ropati – He’s a Ropati
65 Warriors 55 – Chad Townsend
66 BoatsnHoes – Nathan Fien
67 Weno – Shaun Berrigan
68 TajHay - Hitro Okesene
69 PullinTeeth - Kevin Locke
70 Ryno -Jacob Lillyman.

ROUND 11

71 Ryno – Russel Packer – King of charging off the back fence.
72 PullinTeeth – Paul Whatuira
73 TajHay – Shontayne Hape
74 Weno – Dane Carlaw
75 Boatsnhoes - Motu Tony
76 Warriors55 –
77 Wizards –

ROUND 12

78 Wizards –
79 Warriors 55 –
80 BoatsnHoes –
81 Weno –
82 TajHay -
83 PullinTeeth -
84 Ryno -

ROUND 13

85 Wizards –
86 Warriors 55 –
87 BoatsnHoes –
88 Weno –
89 TajHay -
90 PullinTeeth -
91 Ryno -
 
Looks like I am up. This was a fu*kn tough decision. I changed this about 5 times and changed the write up several times. I had a bigger write up for some other players but had to change it, so I'm going to make it short. Haven't been that stressed in quite a while! 😆 I'm going to have nightmares about someone taking my picks! 😂

I've decided to go with a player who has the silky ball-playing skills of a half - our very own Peta Hiku!
He can also cover wing so may switch him with Inu at some point but probably not.

1. Ivan Cleary (gk)
2. Henry Fa'afili
3. Peta Hiku
4. Jerome Ropati
5. Krisnan Inu
6. Chad Townsend
7. Kieran Foran
8. Ruben Wiki (c)
9. PJ Marsh
10.
11. Joe Galuvao
12. Awen Guttenbeil
13.
 
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Went for a monster pack to win the ruck battle, so im banking on getting some fast play the ball. At dummyhalf i want a hooker who can take advantage of that with natural speed an elusiveness. This guy had those qualities. Although he played standoff in the 2002 GF he would often come off the bench and add impact in several positions (did the same job for the Kiwi's), a very deceptive runner - Motu Tony.

1. Brent Webb
2. Francis Meli
3. Clinton Toopi
4.
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Sam Tomkins
7. Nathan Fien
8. Jerry Seuseu
9. Motu Tony
10. Mark Tookey
11. Ali Lauiti'iti
12. Ben Matulino
13.
He could bang on D too.
Loved watching him snot cats.
 
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***NEWSFLASH RULE CHANGE ALL CONTESTANTS PLEASE READ***

The rules stated that you must select a coach in round 13 in addition to a player. And that the coach had to be either a Warriors Head Coach or assistant coach.
The Rule is amended effectively immediately that it needs to be a past or current Warriors Head Coach. IE you may not choose an assistant any more.

List of head coaches available on this page

Warriors55 please let me know if any issues with the accuracy of this page please.

Thanks
I put Dane Carlaw instead of John Carlaw.
 
Nearly finished boys!

RynoPullin TeethTajhayWenoBoatsnHoesWarriors55Wizards Rage
1​
Wade McKinnonKevin LockeRoger Tuivasa-SheckPhill BlakeBrent WebbIvan Cleary (gk)Matthew Ridge
2​
Charnze Nicoll-KlokstadSean HoppeFrancis MeliHenry Fa'afili
3​
Ngani LaumapeBrent TateDean Bell (c)Konrad HurrellClinton ToopiPeta HikuNigel Vagana
4​
Kevin IroPaul WhatuiraJohn CarlawJerome RopatiTea Ropati
5​
David FusituaRichie BlackmoreShontayne HapeTodd ByrneManu VatuveiKrisnan InuKen Maumalo
6​
James MaloneyLance HohaiaShaun BerriganSam TomkinsChad TownsendMichael Witt (gk)
7​
Stacey JonesJohn SimonShaun JohnsonGreg AlexanderNathan FienKieran ForanGene Ngamu
8​
Russel PackerRichard VillasanteJoe VaganaSam RapiraJerry SeuseuRuben Wiki (c)Quintin Pongia
9​
Isaac LukeNathan FriendThomas LeuluaiRobbie MearsMotu TonyPJ Marsh
10​
Steve Price (c)Sio Siua TaukeiahoHitri OkeseneIafeta PaleaaesinaMark Tookey
11​
Dennis BettsSonny FaiAli Lauiti'itiJoe GalavaoMichael Luck
12​
Tohu HarrisFeleti MateoRyan HoffmanSione FaumuinaBen MatulinoAwen GuttenbeilStephen Kearney
13​
Jacob LillymanSimon ManneringKevin Campion (c)
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First choice - incredible player across their career. Peak form was 10 years ago so has been seldom seen at his best in the Warriors jersey. Adam Blair. (I assume this mucks up a few people’s plans as still a lot of forwards needed):

51 Kiwi tests including captain
300+ NRL games
Premiership winner

Genuine tough player. Tallis described him as one of the dirties players on the field. Then there was the battle of Brookfield with Blair and Stewart. Very few players get the honour of rules changed (how to exit after being sent off)

Second choice on the wing is the Glen ‘the fish’ Fisiiahi. Not many options at wing due to a few dominant players but 15 tries in 25 games at the Warriors earn him a place in my side. A pure attacking talent and one of the fastest in the game, all he has to do is find the try line with the Ropati, one of the best centres inside him.

1 - Ridge
2 - Maumalo
3 - N. Vagana
4 - T. Ropati
5 - Fisiiahi
6 - Ngamu
7 - Witt (Gk)
8 - Pongia
9 -
10 - Blair
11 - Luck
12 - Kearney
13 - Campion (c)
 
First choice - incredible player across their career. Peak form was 10 years ago so has been seldom seen at his best in the Warriors jersey. Adam Blair. (I assume this mucks up a few people’s plans as still a lot of forwards needed):

51 Kiwi tests including captain
300+ NRL games
Premiership winner

Genuine tough player. Tallis described him as one of the dirties players on the field. Then there was the battle of Brookfield with Blair and Stewart. Very few players get the honour of rules changed (how to exit after being sent off)

Second choice on the wing is the Glen ‘the fish’ Fisiiahi. Not many options at wing due to a few dominant players but 15 tries in 25 games at the Warriors earn him a place in my side. A pure attacking talent and one of the fastest in the game, all he has to do is find the try line with the Ropati, one of the best centres inside him.

1 - Ridge
2 - Maumalo
3 - N. Vagana
4 - T. Ropati
5 - Fisiiahi
6 - Ngamu
7 - Witt (Gk)
8 - Pongia
9 -
10 - Blair
11 - Luck
12 - Kearney
13 - Campion (c)

I briefly considered choosing Blair but I just couldn't bring myself to do it 😆

His Melbourne Storm days were impressive though.
 
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My next choice is a player would have been a mainstay in our side for many years but had his career cruelly cut short by injury - Ben Henry.

1. Ivan Cleary (gk)
2. Henry Fa'afili
3. Peta Hiku
4. Jerome Ropati
5. Krisnan Inu
6. Chad Townsend
7. Kieran Foran
8. Ruben Wiki (c)
9. PJ Marsh
10.
11. Joe Galuvao
12. Awen Guttenbeil
13. Ben Henry
 

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Some of those coaches were not head coaches Wrighty. Looks like they have included a bunch of assistant coaches and non coaches.

If you want a list of head coaches (from memory - someone else may correct me if wrong)

John Monie
Frank Endacott
Mark Graham
Tony Kemp
Matthew Elliot
Daniel Anderson
Ivan Cleary
Brian McClennan
Tony Iro
Steven Kearney
Andrew McFadden
Great - the head coaches rule is confirmed and will have to pick one of those names, provided the names you have given are complete.

Cheers
 
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