General Warriors fun draft - Semi Final playoff vote

Semi Finals: Remember to only vote for 1 team per match up

  • Rynonz

    Votes: 6 54.5%
  • Tajhay

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • BoatsnHoes

    Votes: 4 36.4%
  • Wizards Rage

    Votes: 6 54.5%

  • Total voters
    11
  • Poll closed .
ryno

ryno

Sorry for creating new threads but I could't figure out how to set up a new poll in the same thread.

The Semi Finals are here!
Please choose the team you think would win the match up, remember to only vote for 1 team per match up.

Rynonz vs Tajhay

RynoTajhay
1​
Wade McKinnonRoger Tuivasa-Sheck
2​
Charnze Nicoll-KlokstadSean Hoppe
3​
Ngani LaumapeDean Bell (c)
4​
Kevin IroJoel Moon
5​
David FusituaShontayne Hape
6​
Frano Botica (gk)Lance Hohaia
7​
Stacey JonesShaun Johnson (gk)
8​
Russel PackerJoe Vagana
9​
Isaac LukeThomas Leuluai
10​
Steve Price (c)Hitri Okesene
11​
Jacob LillymanDennis Betts
12​
Tohu HarrisRyan Hoffman
13​
Leeson Ah MauJazz Tevaga
CoachMark GrahamMathew Elliot

BoatsnHoes vs Wizards Rage

BoatsnHoesWizards Rage
1​
Brent Webb (gk)Matthew Ridge
2​
Francis MeliKevin Maumalo
3​
Clinton ToopiNigel Vagana
4​
Lewis BrownTea Ropati
5​
Manu VatuveiGlen Fishiashi
6​
Sam TomkinsMichael Witt (gk)
7​
Nathan FienGene Ngamu
8​
Jerry Seuseu (c)Quintin Pongia
9​
Motu TonyMonty Betham
10​
Mark TookeyAdam Blair
11​
Ali Lauiti'itiMichael Luck
12​
Ben MatulinoStephen Kearney
13​
Logan SwanKevin Campion (c)
CoachIvan ClearyDaniel Anderson

Results from the Quarter finals:

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ryno

ryno

Courtesy of wizards rage

Wizards Warriors:

We have all got good squads but what separates the good teams from the best is the strategy that underpins and defines the teams culture. Us selectors set the tone. I prefer competitive, take no prisoners players. The type that don’t hold back. Intensity. Effort on effort.... Winners

It’s Pongia as a pack leader during a period where coaches put a premium on physicality;
Its Campion’s passion, as he smashed a microphone during a half time speech;
It’s Ridge’s intensity manhandling a ref;
It’s Betham voted the most feared NRL player;
It’s Luck losing a few more pints of blood for the cause...

Of all the razzle dazzle superstars I could have chosen at the club, my first strategic choice was Campion. Mental toughness. The missing ingredient in our current line up. Campion set the tone for my selections. This is a grinding team. Strong in the forwards with possibly the best second row. Pongia and Blair as starting props are the most capped kiwi forwards of their respective generations.
The halves are solid. Ngamu started in 25 tests for NZ and Witt scored THAT try that got the Warriors through to the 2011 GF. Witt is a world class kicker, kicking at 87.82% for the Warriors and relegates Ridge at 80.22% back to a mere backup kicker. How many teams can do that!

The backs with Vagana and Ropati are silky smooth centre’s, solid on attack and elite defensive players. Vagana is up with the best centres we have ever produced and between him, the creative Kearney inside and Maumalo outside, this edge will be deadly. Dally M winger and centre combination. The left edge is all about the soft hands of Ropati unleashing the speed of Fisiiahi. My back 3 of Maumalo, Ridge and the Fish are up there with the best.

But what truely defines my team is defence. My back row and centres are defensive superstars. No glitz and glamour here. My hooker was chosen purely for his defensive abilities. Get through that lot and Ridge puts his body on the line every time as possibly our best ever defensive fullback.

Think you can screw the game in your favour by rolling out a fancy game plan? This team has 4 Kiwi captains; 6 players with 25+ Kiwi tests and that doesn’t even include Campion who leads them. You will get dragged down into a grudge match, play how I want it played and play on my terms!

So my challenge to other teams... where do you score against this team? I cannot see more than 10 points being put on against this line up. Then I moneyballing the offence, my team statistically scored 19 points per game. And that is our tournament right there, the sum of the all the parts. A ruthless, impenetrable defensive wall which will score more points than it concedes. Game. Set. Match. Wizards warriors.

Ridge
Maumalo
Vagana
T. Ropati
Fisiiahi
Ngamu
Witt
Pongia
Betham
Blair
Kearney
Luck
Campion (c)
 
Defence

Defence

Both hard to judge
I’ll go ryno- really liked tajhays team but a lot of them played their best footy elsewhere.
And I’ll take Wizards over boats in another close one.
I think both these teams would’ve benefited from having a specialist dummy half like Mann or eru especially since neither side really has a dominant half.
Stacked in the forwards and outside backs tho.
 
tajhay

tajhay

🏉
go ryno- really liked tajhays team but a lot of them played their best footy elsewhere.
Just to clarify, our objective was to pick the best players(to have played at the Warriors) over the span of their careers, rather than just their time at the Warriors.

So as an example you have to consider Stacey Jones time at the Warriors when he was at his peak, as well as before he left, whilst he was at Catalans and his return as a whole. Just like someone like Ridge who had a pretty dismal Warriors career but was awesome at Manly. Probably easier to judge players as if they were at their peak career form.
 
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ryno

ryno

Just to clarify, our objective was to pick the best players(to have played at the Warriors) over the span of their careers, rather than just their time at the Warriors.

So as an example you have to consider Stacey Jones time at the Warriors when he was at his peak, as well as before he left, whilst he was at Catalans and his return as a whole. Just like someone like Ridge who had a pretty dismal Warriors career but was awesome at Manly. Probably easier to judge players as if they were at their peak career form.

So this is the official statement from our moderator wrighty

Question from Warriors55:

Will our teams be judged on what our players did while playing for the Warriors or over their whole career?

Some players have played pretty average for us but the rest of their career was a heck of a lot better. For example Matthew Ridge, Brent Tate etc.


Answer from Wrighty:

Over their whole career
With emphasis of WHOLE career which includes their time at the warriors as opposes to excluding their time at the warriors.
 
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Defence

Defence

Just to clarify, our objective was to pick the best players(to have played at the Warriors) over the span of their careers, rather than just their time at the Warriors.

So as an example you have to consider Stacey Jones time at the Warriors when he was at his peak, as well as before he left, whilst he was at Catalans and his return as a whole. Just like someone like Ridge who had a pretty dismal Warriors career but was awesome at Manly. Probably easier to judge players as if they were at their peak career form.

Ok missed that- I thought it was open to interpretation.
Does change things.
 

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