General Warriors ISP NSW Cup 2018

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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well thas pretty good of the club,
It is....and it is always free.

Last time I went was to watch Ali's return.

I might get there for this one....wanna see Lawton Perham Sipley Soosemea Vuna CNK Santo Satae ML-Henry Bell Cherrington Tevita Aroha hells bell's the whole bloody team.

We're gona knock the comp over if that lot stays fit....halves might be an issue we will see.
 
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Warriors take the lead through a try to Soosemea who grabs his second of the afternoon WAR 20-16 with 15 minutes to go.
 
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Soosemea Hat-Trick Earns Warriors Win

In a tight tussle, the Warriors have opened their Intrust Super Premiership NSW season with a win, defeating the Bears 30-22.

Played in autumn sunshine in Auckland, the teams were looking to get their campaign off to a solid start. Their two 2017 meetings were split, the home side emerging victorious in each outing.

On top of the usual season-opener motivation, both teams were looking to give their respective new coaches a win, with former NRL player Shane Millard taking the reigns at North Sydney and John Teina recently promoted from assistant coach for the home side.


The home side got off to a keen start, threatening the Bears’ line with back-to-back sets. An early penalty gave the Bears good field position, and in their first real attacking opportunity, the ball was spread wide to winger Mawene Hiroti to open the scoring in the eighth minute.

In the 13th minute, following some heavy hits, the Warriors forced a repeat set, and mirrored the Bears’ earlier play, with winger Lewis Soosemea diving over in the corner after picking up the ball off his bootlaces.

The Bears consistently created overlaps down each edge, bending the defensive line and spinning out of tackles. Poor discipline from the home side then gave the Bears multiple opportunities at the line, with fullback Braidon Burns crossing for the visitors’ second try down the right edge. Soon after, Tyrell Fuimaono gathered a bouncing kick down the left wing, and after an in-goal juggle, scored the Bears’ third try.

Soon after, Warriors debutant fullback Hayze Perham zig-zagged across the 10-metre line, hitting a fast-running Chanel Harris-Tavita on the chest, who scored under the bar. Minutes later, captain James Bell crossed, and the goalpost denied the Warriors the chance to equalise with the conversion attempt.

The first half was punctuated by speed from Dean Hawkins and Hiroti, and straight, hard running from Warriors forwards Patrick Sipley and late inclusion Agnatius Paasi.

The second 40 opened with the Warriors testing the Bears’ defence, but their final tackle options were uninspired. Penalties and field position were traded for 20 minutes but neither side were able to convert as misguided passes and touches of fatigue set in.


With 18 minutes remaining, Fuimaono was sent to the sin bin for a professional foul, and the Warriors chose to take the two points, levelling the score at 16-16. With the man advantage, Soosemea soon crossed for two more tries, to complete his hat-trick, showing fancy footwork and a turn of speed.

Testament to the tit-fot-tat nature of the game, the Bears rallied with a try to Vincent Leuluai with nine minutes remaining. The Warriors then added two points after the Bears were penalised for a strip, requiring the Bears to score twice to level. The home side retained possession and ran the clock down to emerge victorious.

Overall, there were promises of flair on attack, but execution will be something for both groups to look to improve as the season progresses. Looking ahead, the Warriors have the chance to repeat today’s outcome as they play at home again next week against the Bulldogs, while the Bears will be visitors again as they take on the Panthers in Round 2.
 

Tragic

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Apr 27, 2016
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I went to the game, i dont know the team well enough to recognise most of them but the #6 stood out, seemed to have a lot of time when he had ball in hand and set up a lot of the attacking play. Perham was good always looks dangerous only thing about him is he knows he is good so always looks to beat a man before he looks to move the ball which he did most of the time but might not be as easy in 1st grade so he might need to learn to look what is on and the pass option instead of relying on his skill everytime, thats nitpicking though coz he was threatening.
In the forwards Norths seemed to have a better pack, they were very solid on defence when our big guys tried to barge through and yardage seemd easy for them to get. We had a #16 thatdidnt get a lot of time but was good whn he was on, big but very busy. Soosoomea didnt stand out but got 3 tries so was in the right place and a handy finisher. CNK tried to get involved and made some jinking runs but not lot of metres, he is able to step and beat a man but doesnt seem to have the quickness to take the gap once he has created it.
Was a small crowd but good to watch and you get to park in the grounds so nice and easy getting in and out.
 

Pozza

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May 19, 2012
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I went to the game, i dont know the team well enough to recognise most of them but the #6 stood out, seemed to have a lot of time when he had ball in hand and set up a lot of the attacking play. Perham was good always looks dangerous only thing about him is he knows he is good so always looks to beat a man before he looks to move the ball which he did most of the time but might not be as easy in 1st grade so he might need to learn to look what is on and the pass option instead of relying on his skill everytime, thats nitpicking though coz he was threatening.
In the forwards Norths seemed to have a better pack, they were very solid on defence when our big guys tried to barge through and yardage seemd easy for them to get. We had a #16 thatdidnt get a lot of time but was good whn he was on, big but very busy. Soosoomea didnt stand out but got 3 tries so was in the right place and a handy finisher. CNK tried to get involved and made some jinking runs but not lot of metres, he is able to step and beat a man but doesnt seem to have the quickness to take the gap once he has created it.
Was a small crowd but good to watch and you get to park in the grounds so nice and easy getting in and out.
Could be a good omen for the big dance this afternoon
 
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I went to the game, i dont know the team well enough to recognise most of them but the #6 stood out, seemed to have a lot of time when he had ball in hand and set up a lot of the attacking play. Perham was good always looks dangerous only thing about him is he knows he is good so always looks to beat a man before he looks to move the ball which he did most of the time but might not be as easy in 1st grade so he might need to learn to look what is on and the pass option instead of relying on his skill everytime, thats nitpicking though coz he was threatening.
In the forwards Norths seemed to have a better pack, they were very solid on defence when our big guys tried to barge through and yardage seemd easy for them to get. We had a #16 thatdidnt get a lot of time but was good whn he was on, big but very busy. Soosoomea didnt stand out but got 3 tries so was in the right place and a handy finisher. CNK tried to get involved and made some jinking runs but not lot of metres, he is able to step and beat a man but doesnt seem to have the quickness to take the gap once he has created it.
Was a small crowd but good to watch and you get to park in the grounds so nice and easy getting in and out.

How did Karl Lawton look at hooker bro?
 

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TheCool

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the #6 stood out, seemed to have a lot of time when he had ball in hand and set up a lot of the attacking play.
Good signs for Chanel Harris-Tavita. He's the future IMO.

CNK tried to get involved and made some jinking runs but not lot of metres, he is able to step and beat a man but doesnt seem to have the quickness to take the gap once he has created it.
Sums up CNK's game perfectly. He can create the gaps and separation, but doesn't have the athleticism to capitalise. I think Soosemea will overtake him this year.
 

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