General YOUR Team For 2021

Motota

U20's Player
Mar 9, 2020
13
1 - RTS
2 - Fusitua
3 - Hiku
4 - Aitkin
5 - Maumalo
6 - Nikorima
7 - CHT
8 - Addin Fonua-Blake
9 - Egan
10 - LAM
11 - Katoa
12 - Haris
13 - Tevaga

14 - Sironen
15 - Ben Murdoch-Masila
16 - JTB
17 - Evans/Afoa

Maumalo, Aitkin, Katoa all strong runners playing left.
Harris, Hiku and Fusitua offer ball playing on the right.

Ben Murdoch-Masila subs for Katoa for impact playing on the edge

Sironen subs Tevaga and can cover backline reshuffle for injuries

JTB for LAM

Evans/Afoa for Addin Fonua-Blake
 

wellyboy

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 1, 2015
274
1 - RTS
2 - Fusitua
3 - Hiku
4 - Aitkin
5 - Maumalo
6 - Nikorima
7 - CHT
8 - Addin Fonua-Blake
9 - Egan
10 - LAM
11 - Katoa
12 - Haris
13 - Tevaga

14 - Sironen
15 - Ben Murdoch-Masila
16 - JTB
17 - Evans/Afoa

Maumalo, Aitkin, Katoa all strong runners playing left.
Harris, Hiku and Fusitua offer ball playing on the right.

Ben Murdoch-Masila subs for Katoa for impact playing on the edge

Sironen subs Tevaga and can cover backline reshuffle for injuries

JTB for LAM

Evans/Afoa for Addin Fonua-Blake
If only we could fit the murch into the lineup. He had such a good year in 2020. Afoa was told to look elsewhere so he wont be in the 17 unless theres injuries in the prop rotation.
 

wizards rage

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2016
2,979
Tauranga
1 - RTS
2 - Fusitua
3 - Hiku
4 - Aitkin
5 - Maumalo
6 - Nikorima
7 - CHT
8 - Addin Fonua-Blake
9 - Egan
10 - LAM
11 - Katoa
12 - Haris
13 - Tevaga

14 - Sironen
15 - Ben Murdoch-Masila
16 - JTB
17 - Evans/Afoa

Maumalo, Aitkin, Katoa all strong runners playing left.
Harris, Hiku and Fusitua offer ball playing on the right.

Ben Murdoch-Masila subs for Katoa for impact playing on the edge

Sironen subs Tevaga and can cover backline reshuffle for injuries

JTB for LAM

Evans/Afoa for Addin Fonua-Blake
The forwards are so stacked we have to try and play Egan for the majority of the game and not carry an extra hooker. It’s so limiting with our talent to use a bench spot up.

My forward/ reserve set up based on all available.

8 - Addin Fonua-Blake
9 - Egan
10 - Evans
11 - Katoa
12 - Harris
13 - Sironen

14 - Tevanga
15 - Ben Murdoch-Masila
16 - LAM
17 - Murchie

Evans and Addin Fonua-Blake to open - Evans came for a starting spot. Nothings guaranteed but LAM is more the workhorse for tightening things up when everyone’s a bit more tired. LAM to cover with combo of Ben Murdoch-Masila and Harris moving in as needed. Harris to the middle when Murchie comes on. Sironen starting with the 13 for me and Tevanga covering lock, hooker, injuries as needed.
If Tevanga cant cover hooker for 10 minute spells then I don’t see a role for him in the team with one of our young hookers needing to take his bench spot.

Realistically with injuries and rotation I don’t see a problem giving everyone plenty of game time.
 
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Mr Brownstone

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 9, 2014
2,888
Jazz will 100% be in the 17, comfortable with him starting at lock however think he’ll be of most value coming off the bench as he did in 2018. So my preference would be Tohu to start at lock and then shifting to an edge to rest either Katoa or Murchie. Chances of a 5 prop rotation would be close to zero, so unless Ben Murdoch-Masila doesn’t play as a prop then I struggle to see JTB getting a spot in a full strength 17 - he’s not even close to Evans’ quality.
 

eudebrito

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Contributor
May 21, 2013
3,688
either they teach Sironen how to play dummy half or Jazz has to be the 14, Egan defending in the middle is always a chance for an HIA and 15 minutes enforced off the field, you can't roll with no cover on the bench, even if he's not that great at it, he can cover for periods in a game.

i agree with starting Evans and LAM replacing him off the bench, they need to challenge Evans to do a bit more than what hes been offering off the bench in recent years, LAM is what he is, he's not going to change or improve much. because Addin Fonua-Blake can play such big minutes in the middle, (harris can play even more if they need him to) you don't need four out and out props.

Ben Murdoch-Masila is attacking bench impact, Jazz is make a million tackles and raise the energy defensively bench impact.

i dont really know how best to juggle murchie, katoa, harris and sironen through 3 spots and the bench - havn't seen enough of sironens game, if they are playing a big team like melbourne or cronulla it might be best to start Katoa Harris (at 13) Murchie, if its a more mobile attacking team like the rabbits, maybe bench murchie for sironen and put harris back on the edge.

fun to have some unknowns instead of papalii and blair being in the team for defensive purposes - where they did their jobs - but pulled the attacking ability of the forwards way down.
 

wellyboy

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 1, 2015
274
All teams possible 2021 starting forwards and bench. I was just being curious and comparing our 2021 forwards and bench to the other teams. We all say we have a star pack but can they match up with the very best??
 

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wizards rage

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All teams possible 2021 starting forwards and bench. I was just being curious and comparing our 2021 forwards and bench to the other teams. We all say we have a star pack but can they match up with the very best??
We’re right in there with a competitive pack. Like always it will come down to the teams attitude to get them to play to their potential.

That’s on Brown and the leadership group plus a game plan that plays to our strengths.
 

Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
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is absolutely certain to be in the first squad. The others most likely are Harris and Egan.

There are viable options in all positions, which is a good thing. We might not like some of those options but it is Brown's decision so go suck a kumara.

We must also remember that none of the new signings are guaranteed a start. So we let Brown pick the team and give him praise or shit after that.
 

snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
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Looking at the expected team to run out for round one. I wonder if it would be the heaviest Warriors team ever.
Can all ready hear Blocker saying they are starting to tire.

Probably be up by 16 points and its the first set they haven't completed. Well at least this year he'll be right that they are big.
 

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