General Warriors Preseason 2019

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Despite Roger Tuivasa-Sheck being unreal as it is, I still believe hes a work in progress at fullback. Last year he added defence to his bag of tricks, this offseason I expect him to have worked extra hard on his link play on both sides of the field.

Can't wait to see him in action this season.

Yea i agree, while he is great fullback he actually does lack the creative playmaker type style of slater, Teddy, moylan etc etc
 
This is the predicted lineup from NRL.com
  1. Nick Meaney
  2. Reimis Smith
  3. Will Hopoate
  4. Kerrod Holland
  5. Marcelo Montoya
  6. Lachlan Lewis
  7. Kieran Foran
  8. Aiden Tolman
  9. Michael Lichaa
  10. Dylan Napa
  11. Josh Jackson
  12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  13. Adam Elliott
Interchange:
  1. Jeremy Marshall-King
  2. Corey Harawira-Naera
  3. Sauaso Sue
  4. Danny Fualalo

Lewis carved us up last year, but a lot will rest on how Foran's feeling I reckon. I think they're lacking a bit in the forwards apart from Napa.
 
This is the predicted lineup from NRL.com
  1. Nick Meaney
  2. Reimis Smith
  3. Will Hopoate
  4. Kerrod Holland
  5. Marcelo Montoya
  6. Lachlan Lewis
  7. Kieran Foran
  8. Aiden Tolman
  9. Michael Lichaa
  10. Dylan Napa
  11. Josh Jackson
  12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  13. Adam Elliott
Interchange:
  1. Jeremy Marshall-King
  2. Corey Harawira-Naera
  3. Sauaso Sue
  4. Danny Fualalo
Lewis carved us up last year, but a lot will rest on how Foran's feeling I reckon. I think they're lacking a bit in the forwards apart from Napa.

Still not a lineup to take lightly, some solid performers there.
 
Looking at our draw our start to the season is a pretty good run.

Tigers round 2. It's away from home but if we want to achieve anything you need to win away from home. They managed that last year so no reason they can't in 2019. Their form in Whangarei looked like they are a while off in where their new coach would want them to be.

Manly round 3. Hard to read them as they show glimpses last season and can run up a big score at Brookvale where our record isn't the best. Again away from home.

Titans round 4: At home, I know you are expecting them to improve but this should be a win.

The opening rounds usually throw out some upsets. We do have the opportunity to hit the ground running. Our first real test might not be until round 5 against Souths.
Unless there's a ground also called Brookvale in Christchurch, Round 3 is played on the Sth Island against the Sea Muppets.
 
Unless there's a ground also called Brookvale in Christchurch, Round 3 is played on the Sth Island against the Sea Muppets.
Haha I was to focused on what side the club logos were on and didn't look at the grounds. Pretty sure this is the second time I've been caught out with that. I think last time was also Manly to as I was debating on getting to Brookvale while potentially away on holiday in Sydney. tajhay tajhay responded that I'd be wasting my time seeing as the game is in Christchurch.
 
This is the predicted lineup from NRL.com
  1. Nick Meaney
  2. Reimis Smith
  3. Will Hopoate
  4. Kerrod Holland
  5. Marcelo Montoya
  6. Lachlan Lewis
  7. Kieran Foran
  8. Aiden Tolman
  9. Michael Lichaa
  10. Dylan Napa
  11. Josh Jackson
  12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
  13. Adam Elliott
Interchange:
  1. Jeremy Marshall-King
  2. Corey Harawira-Naera
  3. Sauaso Sue
  4. Danny Fualalo
Lewis carved us up last year, but a lot will rest on how Foran's feeling I reckon. I think they're lacking a bit in the forwards apart from Napa.
That is the weakest Bulldogs side I have seen in 30 years. We will beat them easily.
 
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Booze and poodles.

Feel sorry for his wife. What must she be thinking when they’re going at it doggystyle?

She always wondered why that was his most proficient act in bed. Now she knows why. Reminds me of that black mirrors episode where the PM has to do it with a pig to save the princess...
 
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I thought the same thing until he tried to
We also need to get to the point where is workload is balanced so he's not just a metre maker doing his kick returns and doubling up with early plays. Need to get to the point he can save himself so he's fresh when we are on attack. Don't get me wrong the amount of work he does is great we just need it to be a every now and then thing not most sets.
100%. Happened to Stacy Jones and Mannering. And other good players who came. They took the workload to cover the lazy asses. That started to happen second half of last season. But that was more due to the younger ones not adapted to consistent performance I think.

In my heart of hearts I truly think that Shaun Johnson suffered from everyone relying on him too much to get the team out of a hole, that all other teams had to do was shut down Shaun Johnson to win.

The thing about players like JT, GI, Smith etc is that the less talented players around them could at least pay him the respect of supporting him. For 25 yrs we've watched players free the arm for an offload only for nobody to be backing up. The sign of laziness.

And I believe that the years we went well were when we had both offload and support players consistently.

How many years have we relied on individual brilliance? I reckon you can see from past games even to a much lesser extent last year, that our last tackle plays have rarely been dangerous because lazy ass chasers. No pressure on ball receivers and pretty much if nobody breaks the line we just give up.

Last year it started to change. And the one thing I took away from the trials is that with both wingers scoring tries? We look more dangerous. And if Roger Tuivasa-Sheck doesn't have to save our asses too much he should be able to capitalize and cause havoc. I mean what does a defence do if they're trying to stop edge tries when Roger Tuivasa-Sheck comes tearing up the middle?

Not having a half they depend on can be a good thing. Because now the onus on attack is on the rest of the backline.
 

bruce

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I thought the same thing until he tried to pick up a married friend of mine while she was at a conference in Sydney many years ago..
Heyzeuss spare me, is that common knowledge? I heard that about another icon of the game as well a few years back.
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
With the Round 1 team named its time to bid farewell to another preseason thread. Just in the nick of time by the looks of it as this thread was heading towards a retro Married at First Sight type rubbish.

Thank you all who kept this place alive over the off season. Especially all those players who kept fucking up and kept the game in the spotlight.

Roll on 2019, our year! I know we always say that but this time its different cause it actually is OUR YEAR ❤💚💙

GO THE MIGHTY WARRIORS!!!
 
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