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mt.wellington

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INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

Bulldogs finish strongly to snare win
Simon Masterton NSWRL.com.au
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 02:48 PM

The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have overcome a late scare to defeat the Warriors 30-18 in their Round 20 clash at Belmore Sports Ground.

With second-rowers Lachlan Burr and Chris Smith having their moments and Zac Woolford again strong for the Bulldogs, the win sees Steve Georgallis' men remain in 5th place on the Intrust Super Premiership ladder for now, while the Warriors remain on 20 competition points.

A grubber was sent dead by Mason Lino in the ensuing set, providing the Bulldogs with seven tackles - an opportunity they made the most of. Zac Woolford, darting and grubbering from dummy-half on the last, would then be the beneficiary of a Hayze Perham fumble to score his side's first four-pointer.

Cleeland's conversion attempt sailed wide, but the home side soon began to build pressure and earn a penalty in front of the posts. A ruck infringement involving Chris Satae gave Cleeland the chance to add the extra two points for the 6-0 lead.

The visitors would soon hit back, however, in what can only be described as a soft try for James Bell. The Warriors captain took a short pass from dummy-half Sam Cook, getting past Cleeland and Lachlan Burr to cross untouched. With the conversion, scores were locked up 23 minutes into the game.

Next, a simple right-side movement brought the Bulldogs a second, with Cleeland and Josh Bergamin combining to send Tom Carr over in the north-eastern corner. The conversion attempt from out wide was waved away.

Penalties and errors were a feature of the remainder of the first half, while second-rowers Burr and Chris Smith both coming up with strong runs which could have resulted in points. Carr, too, had a good chance to get a second in the Bulldogs' last-ditch effort on the stroke of half-time, but they would go into the sheds leading 10 points to six.


The Bulldogs resumed play in the second half with the same energy as the first, with Carr once again a likely tryscorer. The home side was disappointed not to have scored via the winger, however, when a cross-field kick was ruled to have been taken simultaneously by Carr and opposite number Junior Pauga, despite Carr grounding the football.

Soon after, the Bulldogs would be awarded back-to-back penalties on the Warriors' line, opting to take the shot at goal, which was missed by Cleeland. The follow-up set again could have brought points for the Bulldogs, but a short ball from Bronson Garlick to John Olive went forward.

It seemed inevitable that the Warriors would eventually make the Bulldogs pay, which they did via rampaging forward Pat Sipley, who singled out Bergamin and Jesse Martin to crash over in a one-out play. Chanel Harris-Tavita made no mistake with the boot to give his side the lead for the first time.

As the game reached the three-quarter mark, a costly mistake from Bell would gift the Bulldogs a try. A knock-on from the captain was cleanly scooped up by Cleeland, who raced 20 metres to score untouched, successfully converting for a 16-12 score line.

Their third try might have been a simple one, but the Bulldogs' fourth, in the ensuing set, was enough to get the Belmore crowd to their feet. A Renouf To'Omaga offload sparked the entertaining try, with Morgan Harper then finding a flying Tom Carr, who outpaced Pauga for a second. With Cleeland converting from the sideline, the home side opened up a 10-point lead.

After Tom Ale stripped the ball from Josh Cleeland 20 metres out from his own line, the visitors enjoyed repeat sets in good field position, eventually cracking the defence with a dummy-half run from Cook. The Warriors No.9 eventually muscled his way past Bergamin, before Harris-Tavita converted.

Time was not on the Warriors' side, and they needed a strong set after points to continue to apply pressure - but a miscommunication from the restart allowed the ball to bounce dead. Given a golden opportunity, second-rower Chris Smith put forward a strong run to bump off Matiu Love-Henry and Perham en route to the try line.

With Cleeland converting and the Warriors' next kick-off going out on the full, the Bulldogs were to hold on for the victory. A late penalty awarded to the home side allowed them to extend their lead further, with Cleeland kicking the penalty goal for the 30-18 victory.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/07/28/bulldogs-finish-strongly-to-snare-win/
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
ISP team named for 22nd round
Richard Becht & Photosport.nz
Tue 7 Aug 2018, 08:32 PM

The Vodafone Warriors are determined to put a lean spell behind them when they tackle the bottom-placed Newcastle Knights in Saturday’s 22nd-round Intrust Super Premiership match at Mount Smart Stadium (3.00pm kick-off).

They took a run of four straight losses into their bye last weekend and now sit seventh on the table on 22 points, level with Wyong but ahead on points for and against.

The Vodafone Warriors are precariously poised, though, just a point clear of the ninth-placed Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles and two ahead of the North Sydney Bears in 10th place.

On the other hand, they’re still just four points behind the Mounites (second) and St George Illawarra (third) and only two back from three teams on 24 in Newtown, Canterbury-Bankstown and Wests Tigers.

The Vodafone Warriors are showing few changes from their last start against the Bulldogs as they set about securing their 10th win of the season.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP
VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
3.00pm, Saturday, August 11
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1 HAYZE PERHAM
2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
3 BLAKE AYSHFORD
4 ANTHONY GELLING
5 JUNIOR PAUGA
6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA
7 MASON LINO (c)
8 LIGI SAO
9 KARL LAWTON
10 CHRIS SATAE
11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY
12 KING VUNIYAYAWA
13 JAMES BELL (c)

14 SAM COOK
15 TOM ALE
16 PATRICK SIPLEY
17 PRESTON RIKI

COACH | JOHN TEINA

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/08/07/isp-and-jersey-flegg-teams-named-for-22nd-round/
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Went and watched this game. They lost 4-20. Only try was to Anthony Gelling. Chanel Tavita-Harris put a chip in behind the Knights defence line and Junior Paunga was in full flight chasing. The Knights winger was there to recover it but a split second after he caught the ball Junior smashed the shit out of him. Knights player fumbled and Gelling recovered it for an easy try. Was good awareness from Junior who could have gone for the ball but would likely have missed it.

We got a pretty stacked team but just too many errors and a lack of organisation from the halves. Knights weren't overly brilliant but just way better disciplined. They just did the basics, held onto to the ball and completed sets.

That edge of Blake Ayshford and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is pretty flimsy. One Knights try where both players were marking up on the winger the Knights player no right to score but a poor hit and stick and a simple spin saw the player score over both players.

Matt Allwood had a good game for the Knights...
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Vodafone Warriors suffer ISP setback
Jamie Wall NSWRL.com.au
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 03:36 PM
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The Newcastle Knights have come up with a shock upset win over the Warriors in Auckland, scoring a 20-4 win in dominant circumstances.

It was the dance of the desperate as the Warriors sought to salvage what had been a promising season, at least up until a month ago. Coming off the bye, the home side was seeking its first win in five games and some valuable competition points to help them into the finals series.

The game kicked in fine conditions at Mt Smart Stadium, however it quickly settled down into an arm wrestle in the middle of the park. Both sides were conservative around the ruck and content to try and probe a weakness in the opposition defence.

The Warriors looked the better side in the opening stages, however they were frustrated by good scramble defence from the Knights.

Eventually they were the ones who cracked first though, with Tom Hughes crossing to open the scoring. Brock Lamb converted and the Knights controlled the rest of the half with accurate kicking and simple one-out running.

The sides went to the sheds with the score 6-0, and it was obvious that the Knights could sniff a second upset in a row.

They doubled their lead after 53 minutes, when Nick Meaney scored near the uprights. Lamb was again on target, and the Warriors were facing an uphill battle to avoid another home defeat.

It didn't get any easier shortly after when Hughes got his double, even though the try was somewhat contentious in the build-up. Potential handling errors aside, the score was 18-0 it was going to take a miracle for the Warriors to storm home.

The home side did click into gear, however, albeit through a fortuitous piece of play of their own. A kick over the top took a friendly bounce for winger Junior Pauga, and he passed inside for Anthony Gelling to finally open the account with 10 minutes to go.


It would prove to be too little, too late. The Knights didn't let the mini-comeback phase them and ground out the remaining time, with Lamb taking a penalty in the dying stages to push the score out to 20-4.

Newcastle coach Rory Kostjasyn will be wondering where the impressive Knights side has been all year. One week after beating Mounties, they can now add another scalp to the tally and take some much-needed confidence into the final rounds of the season.

Meanwhile, the Warriors face the very real possibility of missing the finals altogether. Thoroughly outplayed, they let the Knights dictate terms for the majority of the match.

The Wariors face a tough trip across to Henson Park next weekend to play Newtown, and they will be under no illusions about the significance of that one. Newcastle head to Penrith, who will be on full alert at the Knights' sudden giant-killer status

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/08/12/vodafone-warriors-suffer-isp-setback/
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
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Team out for ISP
Photosport.nz
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 04:23 PM

The Vodafone Warriors will need to get past third-placed Newtown to snap a run of losses in Saturday’s 23rd-round Intrust Super Premiership match at Henson Park in Sydney.

Despite going down to bottom-placed Newcastle last week, the Vodafone Warriors have retained seventh place in a packed points table.

Entering the second to last round of the regular season, they’re on 22 points with the Wyong Roos, who are eighth on points for and against.

Danger lurks just below, though, with the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles ninth on 21 and the North Sydney Bears and Wentworthville both on 20.

The Vodafone Warriors are away to the Bears in the final round so victory in at least one of the last two matches will be critical to ensure they play finals football.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP
VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWTOWN JETS
3.00pm, Saturday, August 18
Henson Park, Sydney

1 HAYZE PERHAM
2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
3 BLAKE AYSHFORD
4 ANTHONY GELLING
5 JUNIOR PAUGA
6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA
7 MASON LINO
8 PATRICK SIPLEY
9 KARL LAWTON
10 CHRIS SATAE
11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY
12 KING VUNIYAYAWA
13 JAMES BELL (c)

14 SAM COOK
15 TOM ALE
16 PAEA MANUKIA
17 PRESTON RIKI
18 REECE CHARLIE

COACH | JOHN TEINA

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/08/14/teams-out-for-isp-and-jersey-flegg-teams/
 
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Swanny

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Jun 18, 2017
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Went and watched this game. They lost 4-20. Only try was to Anthony Gelling. Chanel Tavita-Harris put a chip in behind the Knights defence line and Junior Paunga was in full flight chasing. The Knights winger was there to recover it but a split second after he caught the ball Junior smashed the shit out of him. Knights player fumbled and Gelling recovered it for an easy try. Was good awareness from Junior who could have gone for the ball but would likely have missed it.

We got a pretty stacked team but just too many errors and a lack of organisation from the halves. Knights weren't overly brilliant but just way better disciplined. They just did the basics, held onto to the ball and completed sets.

That edge of Blake Ayshford and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is pretty flimsy. One Knights try where both players were marking up on the winger the Knights player no right to score but a poor hit and stick and a simple spin saw the player score over both players.

Matt Allwood had a good game for the Knights...

That’s interesting that you noted the lack of control from the halves. I see that Lino no longer makes the extended bench for the NRL side so a mid week injury would see someone else slot into the halves.
 
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mt.wellington

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CLUB NEWS

ISP line-up for round 24
Photosport.nz
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 03:56 PM

The Vodafone Warriors are in sudden-death territory going into their final Intrust Super Premiership regular-season match against North Sydney at North Sydney Oval on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Despite losing their last six matches, they’re still seventh on the ladder on 22 points thanks to a run of helpful results from the teams nearest them on the ladder.

But, after failing to register success since beating the Mounties on June 30, they must now rediscover winning touch to make the finals starting the following weekend.

The last two spots in the finals have come down to a battle between five teams – the Vodafone Warriors, Wyong and Wentworthville on 22 points, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles on 21 and North Sydney on 20.

Wyong will automatically climb to 24 with two points from a bye but has a slightly inferior points for and against record of minus 78 compared to minus 62 for the Vodafone Warriors.

The Sea Eagles are at home to competition leader Penrith and Wentworthville hosts Canterbury-Bankstown.

There are various permutations but the simple requirement for the Vodafone Warriors is to win and they’ll be in.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP
VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY BEARS
3.00pm, Saturday, August 25
North Sydney Oval, Sydney

1 HAYZE PERHAM
2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
3 BLAKE AYSHFORD
4 ANTHONY GELLING
5 JUNIOR PAUGA
6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA
7 SAM COOK
8 LIGI SAO
9 KARL LAWTON
10 CHRIS SATAE
11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY
12 JOSEPH VUNA
13 JAMES BELL (c)

14 REECE CHARLIE
15 TOM ALE
16 PATRICK SIPLEY
17 KING VUNIYAYAWA

COACH | JOHN TEINA

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/08/21/isp-and-jersey-flegg-line-ups-for-round-24/
 

dean

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 13, 2016
1,329
Watched Cole Waaka play for Northcote last week. He looks a very good prospect but can't get a run now. Is that because the pecking order is clogged by players that aren't going to improve or is his job impacting on training?
 

Juju

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 9, 2012
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Watched Cole Waaka play for Northcote last week. He looks a very good prospect but can't get a run now. Is that because the pecking order is clogged by players that aren't going to improve or is his job impacting on training?
There must something going on behind the scenes for this run of bad results - they're pretty stacked for a NSW cup team and have had a pretty settled team, yet they have been getting belted.
 

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