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BiggerD

BiggerD

I live in hope that the Warriors win against the Sharks.
Last weeks game against the Cowboys in Townsville did show an improved Warriors side.

Whats the weather forecast for Auckland at game time..Any rain. ?

https://www.nrl.com/warriors-out-to-temper-sharks-pack/tabid/10874/newsid/110458/default.aspx

The Warriors are hoping a tough encounter against the North Queensland Cowboys last week will serve as the ideal preparation for dealing with the formidable Cronulla Sharks forwards on Friday night.

Spearheaded by a group of current and former representative players, Cronulla's big men have helped their team to achieve the third highest total run metres in the competition after 18 games, averaging 1644 per match in 2017.

But Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck believes there had been a marked change in the mind set of his own side's pack in the last fortnight, with increased intensity at training giving him confidence that they can rise to the occasion.

"I think from last week's game we saw a change there, especially with the middle pack just standing up and playing the physical game," Tuivasa-Sheck said ahead of kick-off at Mount Smart Stadium.

"You have to give it up to Jacob Lillyman and Ben Matulino, they really led the team well.

"[The Sharks are] another similar team to the Cowboys, big forward pack… if our middle pack can front up again and control their middle, it's up to our players in Mason [Lino], 'Foz' [Kieran Foran], myself and 'Bully' [Issac Luke] to control the team and execute our plays.

"It's all on the line for us, so it's just getting everyone connected and all in."

In the absence of the injured Albert Vete and James Gavet, with the latter being one of their best forwards this season, averaging 112 metres and 21 tackles per game, Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has handed the likes of Ligi Sao a bigger role off the bench, while also calling rookie Tevita Satae into the 17.

Bench utility Ata Hingano said there was plenty of belief that their new-look forwards could match it with the likes of Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham and Paul Gallen, who between them powered through 519 metres last week.

"In our side we still have Ben [Matulino] and Lillyman, and the forwards who have come in are capable of giving us the momentum we need. They are all able to do the job for us," Hingano told NRL.com.

"It was good for Chris [Satae] to debut last week too… none of us expected him to do anything different to what he did in reserve grade, he ran hard and made his tackles like he does.

"The way the Sharks play is they play off momentum and a fast game, so we have to get in their face and slow them down."

Currently sitting six points outside of the eight with six games remaining, the Warriors are approaching must-win territory if they are to keep their 2017 finals hopes alive
 
Hadyn

Hadyn

You never hear about Simon Mannering missing a game because of a "slight niggle".

I reckon it's just the coaching staff trying to justify their midget forward pack policy to us.
I've heard that Satae has a slight niggle and a decision going to made today if he drops of the bench and Bell takes his place.
If that is right says it all.This would be Sataes big chance.Surely to god a slight niggle wouldn't stop him,if he was keen he would keep it to himself and rip in.Adrenaline should take over and he could play a blinder.
David Tua had a broken hand when he got his chance at the title and it didn't stop him going against Lewis.Mind you he got dealt to and that is what is going to happen tonight.
Man for man Sharks are too good,too big,too strong,too hungry,too professional,too intelligent,too fit,too proud,too supported by the refs,too much for us to handle,too well coached....need I go on.
 
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Coops

Coops

I live in hope that the Warriors win against the Sharks.
Last weeks game against the Cowboys in Townsville did show an improved Warriors side.

Whats the weather forecast for Auckland at game time..Any rain. ?

https://www.nrl.com/warriors-out-to-temper-sharks-pack/tabid/10874/newsid/110458/default.aspx

The Warriors are hoping a tough encounter against the North Queensland Cowboys last week will serve as the ideal preparation for dealing with the formidable Cronulla Sharks forwards on Friday night.

Spearheaded by a group of current and former representative players, Cronulla's big men have helped their team to achieve the third highest total run metres in the competition after 18 games, averaging 1644 per match in 2017.

But Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck believes there had been a marked change in the mind set of his own side's pack in the last fortnight, with increased intensity at training giving him confidence that they can rise to the occasion.

"I think from last week's game we saw a change there, especially with the middle pack just standing up and playing the physical game," Tuivasa-Sheck said ahead of kick-off at Mount Smart Stadium.

"You have to give it up to Jacob Lillyman and Ben Matulino, they really led the team well.

"[The Sharks are] another similar team to the Cowboys, big forward pack… if our middle pack can front up again and control their middle, it's up to our players in Mason [Lino], 'Foz' [Kieran Foran], myself and 'Bully' [Issac Luke] to control the team and execute our plays.

"It's all on the line for us, so it's just getting everyone connected and all in."

In the absence of the injured Albert Vete and James Gavet, with the latter being one of their best forwards this season, averaging 112 metres and 21 tackles per game, Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has handed the likes of Ligi Sao a bigger role off the bench, while also calling rookie Tevita Satae into the 17.

Bench utility Ata Hingano said there was plenty of belief that their new-look forwards could match it with the likes of Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham and Paul Gallen, who between them powered through 519 metres last week.

"In our side we still have Ben [Matulino] and Lillyman, and the forwards who have come in are capable of giving us the momentum we need. They are all able to do the job for us," Hingano told NRL.com.

"It was good for Chris [Satae] to debut last week too… none of us expected him to do anything different to what he did in reserve grade, he ran hard and made his tackles like he does.

"The way the Sharks play is they play off momentum and a fast game, so we have to get in their face and slow them down."

Currently sitting six points outside of the eight with six games remaining, the Warriors are approaching must-win territory if they are to keep their 2017 finals hopes alive
Phfffff! Whatevs.
 
WellingtonOrca

WellingtonOrca

If Bell was in it would be Kearney could spell some second rowers at least, that's one positive. Knowing him he'll probably do something like take Mannering off with 20 to go though :|
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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You never hear about Simon Mannering missing a game because of a "slight niggle".
Simon Mannering is a Superhero. Him at 10% would still be better than most our players.

Heard Andrew Fifita was out late last night. Hope he plays like shit...
 
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mrblonde

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Gee, a New South Welshman not taking his game preperation too seriously.

Glad I'm sitting down reading this, otherwise I'd have fainted from the shock...

Warriors 20-14.
 
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Fafita after an night out on the gear in AK, is still better than anything Sao is gonna toss up tonight.
 
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Deranged

Deranged

Year but you said they said slight niggle. It makes him sound soft.

I wouldn't take a day off from my humble forklift job with a slight niggle. But I guess warriors players in all their magisty can't afford to hurt themselves so would go home sick if they cut their little finger with a butter knife.
What would it take for you to have a day off from this forum?
 
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Waiting For Premiership

Waiting For Premiership

Heard that Kata might be out..... His new digital clock has got him fucked what time hes to get to Mt Smart . :woot:
 
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bruce

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Whats the weather forecast for Auckland at game time..Any rain. ?
No rain forecast but the grounds in Auckland are sodden. The groundsmen do a massive job at MSS but I reckon it will be soft underfoot.
 
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DavidMcKay1974

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I must be missing something but Kata's name on this forum is mud. What has he done wrong to deserve plenty of negative publicity from everyone here? Other than the fact that he doesn't pass the ball 95 percent of the time, always goes for a try when he is at dummy half 5 meters close to the try line on the last play the ball or what ever number the play the ball is, and other stuff.

Last week he stripped one of the cowboys players of the ball and almost made it to the line.

Is it because he's often coming up out of position?

Someone enlighten me please.
 
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tajhay

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The New Zealand Warriors are expected to take part in a silent protest, organised by the Rugby League Players' Association, against the NRL in tomorrow night's match against the Cronulla Sharks at Mount Smart Stadium.

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The New Zealand Warriors will take part in this weekend's silent protest. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The RLPA has sent a box of green tape to each club for players to wear on their wrists, boots, arms and heads as a show of support for their ongoing negotiations with the NRL over a pay deal.

A RLPA spokesperson confirmed the Warriors had been sent a box of the tape and had confirmation from their representatives within the club that the tape would be worn by the majority of their players.

Meanwhile Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett has laid down the law to any of his players seeking to join the protest.

Bennett said it was the wrong platform for players to use and expects none of his Broncos will be taking part in the protest during Friday night's clash against Parramatta.
 
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Miket12

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I must be missing something but Kata's name on this forum is mud. What has he done wrong to deserve plenty of negative publicity from everyone here? Other than the fact that he doesn't pass the ball 95 percent of the time, always goes for a try when he is at dummy half 5 meters close to the try line on the last play the ball or what ever number the play the ball is, and other stuff.

Last week he stripped one of the storm players of the ball and almost made it to the line.

Is it because he's often coming up out of position?

Someone enlighten me please.
You had me up to that point.
 
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eudebrito

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I must be missing something but Kata's name on this forum is mud. What has he done wrong to deserve plenty of negative publicity from everyone here? Other than the fact that he doesn't pass the ball 95 percent of the time, always goes for a try when he is at dummy half 5 meters close to the try line on the last play the ball or what ever number the play the ball is, and other stuff.

Last week he stripped one of the storm players of the ball and almost made it to the line.

Is it because he's often coming up out of position?

Someone enlighten me please.

Everyone gets a turn at the whipping post, it was ken, then he got better, it was Bodene, then he stopped being quite so rubbish. Now it's kata if he plays well tonight it'll be someone else.
 
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Miket12

Miket12

Everyone gets a turn at the whipping post, it was ken, then he got better, it was Bodene, then he stopped being quite so rubbish. Now it's kata if he plays well tonight it'll be someone else.
You might be on to something - can everyone going to the game please yell out the tackle count to Kata anytime he's at dummy half - my tv remote thanks you in advance!!!
 
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Mr Bob

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You might be on to something - can everyone going to the game please yell out the tackle count to Kata anytime he's at dummy half - my tv remote thanks you in advance!!!

I'd rather remind him to PASS THE BALL!!!!
 
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Stalefish540

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You might be on to something - can everyone going to the game please yell out the tackle count to Kata anytime he's at dummy half - my tv remote thanks you in advance!!!
Warriors facebook posted about a massive Warriors mobile classroom truck thats gonna be at MtSmart tonight. Perhaps Kata can duck in for a quick maths lesson before kickoff.
 
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