General Warriors ISP NSW Cup 2018

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 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?
Had to feel bad for the Tigers after they celebrated too early after Cole's drop goal lol. Think they clocked off after that thinking they had it in the bag.

Looking forward to the Hornets v Pirates game though I might not get to watch it as I'm trying to get to Bay Roskill to watch the Sharman game.

No idea why Waaka isn't playing but I'd say its because he isn't in the system. You look at the current backline and all those players are signed to the Warriors. That goes for the whole team really with Reece Charlie being the exception. You'd think Lewis Soosemea or Sam Lisone would have taken his spot if they both weren't injured...
 
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Juju

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Had to feel bad for the Tigers after they celebrated too early after Cole's drop goal lol. Think they clocked off after that thinking they had it in the bag.
It was quite the finish! No David Bahna or Kevin Locke for that game. I thought Northcote had a good chance of making it to the final so was gutted by that finish.
Glenora near unbeatable at the moment though.
 

Centurion

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Oct 14, 2015
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Had to feel bad for the Tigers after they celebrated too early after Cole's drop goal lol. Think they clocked off after that thinking they had it in the bag.

Looking forward to the Hornets v Pirates game though I might not get to watch it as I'm trying to get to Bay Roskill to watch the Sharman game.

No idea why Waaka isn't playing but I'd say its because he isn't in the system. You look at the current backline and all those players are signed to the Warriors. That goes for the whole team really with Reece Charlie being the exception. You'd think Lewis Soosemea or Sam Lisone would have taken his spot if they both weren't injured...
Yeah that Sharman game looks really interesting.

Pirates vs Hornets playes one another 2 weeks ago. Might be another Howick victory with Piratea nursing some injuries. Some unrest at Pt Chev with coaching changes 3 weeks ago.
 
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dean

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Mar 13, 2016
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Had to feel bad for the Tigers after they celebrated too early after Cole's drop goal lol. Think they clocked off after that thinking they had it in the bag.

Looking forward to the Hornets v Pirates game though I might not get to watch it as I'm trying to get to Bay Roskill to watch the Sharman game.

No idea why Waaka isn't playing but I'd say its because he isn't in the system. You look at the current backline and all those players are signed to the Warriors. That goes for the whole team really with Reece Charlie being the exception. You'd think Lewis Soosemea or Sam Lisone would have taken his spot if they both weren't injured...
Only had to gather the short kick off to win really. Still, Howick deserved it I reckon, they missed a few certain tries due to wrong options or desperate defence. I think Waaka is in the Navy which might make training availability difficult. One thing for sure, his attitude would be right.
 
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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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It was quite the finish! No David Bahna or Kevin Locke for that game. I thought Northcote had a good chance of making it to the final so was gutted by that finish.
Glenora near unbeatable at the moment though.
Got a shock when I seen Bhana in the stands and Knobby running water!

Glenora will win it easy. Once Epalahame Lauaki decided to turn it on late in the 2nd half it was game over. Wonder if he was carrying an injury as he was really quiet until then...

Yeah that Sharman game looks really interesting.
The bro Jody Henry started up the Storm team so I'll try go support him. Pretty choice story how that came about if you ever get to talk to him...

The ISP team has seriously fallen off the wagon and I can only regard them as a serious failure and underachievement this year. I wonder wtf has happened?
No idea whats happened but they are pretty stacked. The games I have watched they just lack discipline. Far too errors.

Will try get some word about it...
 

Centurion

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Harris-Tavita's heroics seal finals berth
Troy Whittaker
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 05:09 PM
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The New Zealand Warriors have arrested a six-game losing streak to claim a stunning 24-22 victory over the North Sydney Bears and ensure their place in week one of the ISP Finals Series.

Five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita was the hero for the New Zealand side, scoring the first and last tries of the match and potting the winning conversion at the death.

For the Bears, who had an outside chance of jagging a play-offs place coming into the Round 24 match at North Sydney Oval, the season is over. They will be left to rue what might have been after showing extreme promise at various points of the year.

The Warriors sprung out of the blocks, kicking a penalty goal in the fourth minute through Harris-Tavita to take a 2-0 lead.

North Sydney seemingly hit back when hooker Billy Brittain burrowed over the line. However, the No.9 was ruled to have committed a double-movement.

The grinding nature of the fixture continued as the half wore on, with the slippery turf not conducive to expansive football.

After 20 minutes, New Zealand broke the try-scoring drought in unlikely circumstances.

Warriors prop Ligi Sao charged down an attacking Bears kick and skilfully regathered the deflection. He then offloaded to a flying Harris-Tavita, who sprinted the best part of 70 metres to score.

Harris-Tavita knocked over the conversion to push the visitors past a converted try lead.

The Warriors then coughed up the ball to grant North Sydney possession deep on the attack. It took some brave scramble defence to keep the Bears at bay.

But ill-discipline kept making life hard for the visitors. New Zealand found themselves down to 12 men after a string of conceded penalties, with centre Anthony Gelling sent to the sin bin.

Eventually the pressure took its toll on the Warriors, as Bears halfback Kurtis Preece – deputising for playmaker Dean Hawkins – stepped his way under the crossbar.

Fullback Jesse Arthars added the extras.

Suddenly the Warriors were in all sorts. They kicked the ball out on the full off the restart to gift the Bears another penalty.

And North Sydney made the most of it, touching down for a second time when Arthars crossed down the short-side after a lovely Connor Tracey pass.

Arthars couldn't kick the goal from the sideline; the score staying at 10-8 in favour of North Sydney.

Gelling returned from the sin bin in the shadows of half-time – but the match was now on a knife's edge following the damage the Bears inflicted in his absence.

The tension was palpable in the second stanza as both teams fought valiantly for their seasons.

The Bears resembled the walking wounded with a number of players going down injured in quick succession. However, it didn't stop them posting a third unanswered try in the 57th minute.

Arthars nabbed his double next to the posts and made no mistakes with the conversion to give North Sydney a 16-8 advantage.

Moments later, the Warriors proved they weren't out of the contest when hooker Karl Lawton sliced through to score. Harris-Tavita kicked the goal and the margin was just two points again.

New Zealand soon snatched a slim buffer. After a succession of offloads, Harris-Tavita threw a perfect cut-out pass that gave winger Junior Pauga the space and time needed to dot down.

Harris-Tavita's goal attempt bounced off the upright but New Zealand was in front 18-16 in a heart-stopping affair.

The Bears looked to have the final say when winger Nicholas Mougios athletically latched onto a cross-field kick to notch a try and edge the Bears ahead.

But Harris-Tavita took matters into his own hands to decide to result, crashing over for a last-gasp four-pointer in the 78th minute before booting the goal that propelled the Warriors into the finals.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/08/25/harris-tavitas-heroics-seal-finals-berth2/
 
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WarriorBall

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Junior Pauga hasn’t taken long to find form after coming back from a tough injury for a young kid.

He’ll be a first grader if he can get some meat on his bones.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
CLUB NEWS

Sixth straight finals campaign starts on Saturday
Richard Becht & Photosport.nz
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 04:31 PM
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The Vodafone Warriors kick off their sixth consecutive Intrust Super Premiership play-offs campaign when they face the Mounties at Panthers Stadium on Saturday (5.15pm kick-off local time; 7.15pm NZT).

Two week one finals encounters will be played at Penrith’s home ground on Saturday with the other two on Sunday.

The Vodafone Warriors were set to miss out on the play-offs until standoff Chanel Harris-Tavita produced some last-ditch heroics scoring a try and then converting it to turn an 18-22 deficit into a 24-22 victory over North Sydney last Saturday.

As a joint-venture between the Vodafone Warriors and the Auckland Rugby League, the now-defunct Auckland Vulcans made the finals in 2013 after missing out in 2012. The following season the Vodafone Warriors took over ownership of the team, setting off an era which has seen them reach the play-offs every year.

It was a close-run business this time, though, with the Vodafone Warriors needing to snap a six-match losing streak to qualify.

The result left them seventh on 24 points with the Mounties finishing sixth on 26 points despite losing their last five matches.

The Vodafone Warriors have named an unchanged starting line-up to face the Canberra Raiders’ feeder side. It includes nine players with NRL experience, five of them in the starting pack.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP
VODAFONE WARRIORS v MOUNTIES
5.15pm, Saturday, September 1
Panthers Stadium, 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 TOM ALE
15 KING VUNIYAYAWA
16 PATRICK SIPLEY
17 PRESTON RIKI

COACH | JOHN TEINA

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/08/28/sixth-straight-finals-campaign-starts-on-saturday/
 
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Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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So we got wasted by the Mounties.

We need an NRL Veteran coach....reserve grade is where we should be building our house.

Grass roots
 

WarriorBall

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Fought back at the end but ultimately paid the price for a sloppy first half. They really missed Lino out there controlling things for them, Cooke try’s hard but plays off the top of his head.

Sad to see the season come to an end out west in an empty Panthers stadium, good luck to Gelling it’s a pity he’s leaving I thought he could’ve offered something at the club if he stuck around, won’t forget the post try celebrations.
 

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