General Where are they now? - Warriors Edition

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Not a Warrior but a former hopeful...

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22nd September 2014

Bradford Bulls coach James Lowes has put the finishing touches to his new-look squad for the 2015 Kingstone Press Championship season with the signing of scrum-half Harry Siejka from Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

The 22-year-old Australian, who made just nine First Utility Super League appearances for the Wildcats in 2014, has signed a two-year deal with the relegated Bulls and completes Lowes' 30-man full-time roster.

Siejka, an Australian schoolboy international, made his NRL debut for Penrith Panthers in 2011 and also had stints with New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra before moving to Super League in February.

"I like what I have seen of Harry," said Lowes. "He came over on the back of a pretty bad injury and has not yet managed to fulfil his potential but he is an excellent scrum-half and we are delighted to have him on board.

"I liken him to Bobbie Goulding. He can break the line, has a great kicking game and is the kind of guy who is not afraid of getting stuck in.

"I feel sure Harry has some great years ahead of him and am hoping he will form a solid partnership with Lee Gaskell in the halves."

Siejka will be introduced to his new team-mates early next month in time for the start of pre-season training

https://www.superleague.co.uk/article/31146/bulls-seal-siejka-signature
 
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28 Denis Betts - ESL Widnes Vikings head coach
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Betts: Play-off exit “tough to take”
by: Total Rugby League, September 22, 2014, 1:45 pm

Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts said his side’s play-off defeat to Warrington Wolves last week was a “tough one to take”.

The Vikings led 18-0 at one stage in the first half and 19-6 at half-time but failed to add to their tally in the second half.

Betts said: “It was a performance high on effort and energy we would just liked to have had that closure.

“We let them in the door just before half-time with an error which we were unable to defend and they scored in the corner. That gave them a lift and they came out in the second half and performed really well.

“We spoke in the week about these kind of games when it’s knockout rugby league and everyone has to play well which we did in the first half but just had a couple drop off in the second half.

“The boys are massively disappointed, they worked hard for each other and hard enough to get the result and it’s a tough one to take.”

There were plenty of positives to take from the clash however, despite his side making ‘uncharacteristic errors’, Betts claimed.

He added: “We came up with some uncharacteristic errors, the occasion probably just got to them and sometimes when you get ahead you stop thinking about winning and start worrying about losing which is something we can talk about as a group.

“Kevin Brown was sensational again, Paddy Flynn got two good tries and worked really hard, I thought our pack in that first stint did well and Jon Clarke was instrumental in that in his last ever game of Rugby League.

“As I said, it was tough to take but we’ll come back from this as a stronger group. There’s a real belief in this side and they’ll be better for the experience.”

https://www.totalrl.com/betts-play-exit-tough-take/
 
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Betts: Play-off exit “tough to take”
by: Total Rugby League, September 22, 2014, 1:45 pm

Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts said his side’s play-off defeat to Warrington Wolves last week was a “tough one to take”.

The Vikings led 18-0 at one stage in the first half and 19-6 at half-time but failed to add to their tally in the second half.

Betts said: “It was a performance high on effort and energy we would just liked to have had that closure.

“We let them in the door just before half-time with an error which we were unable to defend and they scored in the corner. That gave them a lift and they came out in the second half and performed really well.

“We spoke in the week about these kind of games when it’s knockout rugby league and everyone has to play well which we did in the first half but just had a couple drop off in the second half.

“The boys are massively disappointed, they worked hard for each other and hard enough to get the result and it’s a tough one to take.”

There were plenty of positives to take from the clash however, despite his side making ‘uncharacteristic errors’, Betts claimed.

He added: “We came up with some uncharacteristic errors, the occasion probably just got to them and sometimes when you get ahead you stop thinking about winning and start worrying about losing which is something we can talk about as a group.

“Kevin Brown was sensational again, Paddy Flynn got two good tries and worked really hard, I thought our pack in that first stint did well and Jon Clarke was instrumental in that in his last ever game of Rugby League.

“As I said, it was tough to take but we’ll come back from this as a stronger group. There’s a real belief in this side and they’ll be better for the experience.”

https://www.totalrl.com/betts-play-exit-tough-take/

That article could be talking about the Warriors. Maybe Denis is still contaminated by his stint here.
 

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BIGGER AND BETTER IN 2015, SAYS GODINET
POSTED ON 23 SEPTEMBER 2014


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Fans’ favourite Pita Godinet is aiming for the Wildcats to come back bigger and better in 2015.

The Samoan international was one of a trio of players who only arrived in the country days before the start of the Super League XIX campaign in what was a tumultuous pre-season at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

Despite his late arrival alongside Matty Ryan and Scott Anderson, Godinet took to Super League instantly, scoring in three of his first five appearances including a brace in the resounding win over Catalans Dragons.

With recruitment close to being finalised for James Webster and pre-season plans in place for two training camps in the UK, Trinity look set to be well prepared for the challenges of the new 12-team Super League. Godinet is confident that can reap benefits for the Wildcats.


“The season did go pretty fast,” admitted the livewire pivot.

“It feels like only yesterday I was sitting outside my house waiting for the mail to get my passport and now I’m booked to go back home and spend some time with the family.

“It’s been a rollercoaster of a season but I think as long as get a pre-season under my belt with the club then we should be up for bigger and better things in 2015.

“With the big players that we’ve signed and a good pre-season under out belt we can gel as a team better and I think we can do wonders next year.

“Next year is going to be tougher because everyone’s going to be fighting for that eight. We can say we’re training hard but every other team is and thinking the same. We’ve just got to come back bigger and better next year.

Despite missing a quarter of the season with a knee injury, Godinet’s performances earned him a share of the fans vote in a social media poll for player of the year with Ryan.

Having started the year at scrum-half, the arrival of Harry Siejka and latterly Tim Smith saw the Samoan international form an effective partnership with Paul McShane at hooker, his pace and sharp footwork proving a handful for opposition defences.

The 26-year old concluded the year at stand-off and admits he was ‘overwhelmed’ to jointly win the accolade and admits he has no preference as to where he plays in 2015.

“I’m just happy to be out there,” said Godinet, who featured in the halves and at hooker for Samoa in Rugby League World Cup 2013 and is in the train-on squad for the Four Nations.

“Webbo’s been asking me which position I prefer but I can’t really put my finger on it. I’d just rather be out there at 6, 9 or 7. With Timmy coming back to the club, that’s really helped my game out as well.

“He does more of the controlling part and it’s probably what Webbo wanted, for me to just play what’s in front and play off the back of what Timmy creates.

“I was really happy with that (Fans Player of the Year award). I’d just like to thank the fans of the club. I was shocked really and so overwhelmed.”

And what was it like to hear his name chanted by the supporters throughout the year?

“That’s definitely something I love about the fans. The crowd, their hype and passion about the game and songs like that they make up on the spot, I love it.”

https://www.wakefieldwildcats.co.uk/news/2014/09/bigger-and-better-in-2015-says-godinet
 
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Stacey Jones cost us once as well. I think we were down 22-6 with about 10 to go and performed a massive comeback, at the Caketin against the Dogs, and Stace had a kick to win the game and missed a sitter. It ended up a draw, one of the most epic games. It was I think 2002, so I wonder where Ivan was, I'm guessing injured although he was very reliable.

Boys, it was 2000 at the Cake tin, 5mins34secs left on the clock, Morgan offloads to Toopi, Toopi to Fa'afilli, next was cross field kick from Jones to Meli, last was Toopi all the way, Jones with a kick to win, Darren Britt sledges Shaun Johnson about it being very windy, Shaun Johnson replies "yeah it is eh!" and misses right.....I was with a good mate and wifey, screamed myself voiceless in under 6mins. Never forget that shit..... #justsayin'
 
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Boys, it was 2000 at the Cake tin, 5mins34secs left on the clock, Morgan offloads to Toopi, Toopi to Fa'afilli, next was cross field kick from Jones to Meli, last was Toopi all the way, Jones with a kick to win, Darren Britt sledges Shaun Johnson about it being very windy, Shaun Johnson replies "yeah it is eh!" and misses right.....I was with a good mate and wifey, screamed myself voiceless in under 6mins. Never forget that shit..... #justsayin'

I also remember that game and what i remember most was thinking - we know they can play like this, why the fuck did they wait till 10 mins left in the game before turning it on?
 

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Carlos Tuimavave joins Knights
Fri 24th October, 02:58PM



Newcastle Knights new recruit Carlos Tuimavave has arrived in Newcastle, with pre-season set to kick off for the 22-year-old.

Tuimavave, who has signed a two-year contract with the Club, made his NRL debut for the Warriors in 2012 and since played nine NRL matches.

After much success in the junior ranks at the Warriors, including two Under 20 premierships, joining Newcastle is about opportunity.

“Leaving my mum, brother and sisters was a tough decision but I feel it was the right decision and hopefully I am moving on to bigger and better things,” Tuimavave explains.

“I want to play NRL, there is an opportunity here to do that and that is the reason I have come.

“There are a lot of experienced players that can help me out and I can’t wait to get stuck in and hopefully reap the rewards.”

A number of the senior players greeted Tuimavave upon arrival at the Club headquarters on Friday.

“They were very welcoming,” Tuimavave said.

“Like I said there are a lot of experienced players here and to be in the squad with the likes of Kurt Gidley and Jeremy Smith is a big privilege and hopefully I can learn a lot off them.”

The five-eighth will now take some time to settle into a house with partner Susan before pre-season officially starts on November 3.

“My goal is to have a good pre-season, get nice and fit and hope to stay injury free for the season,” he said.

https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2014/10/24/carlos_tuimavave_joins_knights.html
 

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Carlos Tuimavave joins Knights
Fri 24th October, 02:58PM



Newcastle Knights new recruit Carlos Tuimavave has arrived in Newcastle, with pre-season set to kick off for the 22-year-old.

Tuimavave, who has signed a two-year contract with the Club, made his NRL debut for the Warriors in 2012 and since played nine NRL matches.

After much success in the junior ranks at the Warriors, including two Under 20 premierships, joining Newcastle is about opportunity.

“Leaving my mum, brother and sisters was a tough decision but I feel it was the right decision and hopefully I am moving on to bigger and better things,” Tuimavave explains.

“I want to play NRL, there is an opportunity here to do that and that is the reason I have come.

“There are a lot of experienced players that can help me out and I can’t wait to get stuck in and hopefully reap the rewards.”

A number of the senior players greeted Tuimavave upon arrival at the Club headquarters on Friday.

“They were very welcoming,” Tuimavave said.

“Like I said there are a lot of experienced players here and to be in the squad with the likes of Kurt Gidley and Jeremy Smith is a big privilege and hopefully I can learn a lot off them.”

The five-eighth will now take some time to settle into a house with partner Susan before pre-season officially starts on November 3.

“My goal is to have a good pre-season, get nice and fit and hope to stay injury free for the season,” he said.

https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2014/10/24/carlos_tuimavave_joins_knights.html


I would love to see the young fella become a running fullback.. I personally think we shouldve stuck with that idea
 

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I would love to see the young fella become a running fullback.. I personally think we shouldve stuck with that idea
Knights fans Ive read seem to see him as a half. Thats where Id like to see him given a decent run as it was his favoured position. Be pissed if he turns out to be a gun in that spot...
 
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