General YOUR Warriors 2016 Auckland Nines Team

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ryno

1st Grade Fringe
May 8, 2012
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Anyone want to have a guess at the starting 9?

Here is my team (5 backs 4 forwards?):

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Shaun Johnson (C)
3. Tuimoala Lolohea
4. Konrad Hurrell
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Isaac Luke
7. Sam Lisone
8. Ali Lauititi
9. Raymond Faitala-Mariner

Bench
Ken Maumalo
Bodene Thompson
Solomone Kata
Ben Henry
Nathaniel Roache
Henare Wells
Blake Ayshford

Here was last years squad:
Shaun Johnson (C)
Matthew Allwood
Nathan Friend
Ben Henry
Ryan Hoffman
Solomone Kata
Ngani Laumape
Sam Lisone
Tuimoala Lolohea
Sione Lousi
Suaia Matagi
Ben Matulino
Ken Maumalo
Nathaniel Roache
Bodene Thompson
Sam Tomkins
Chad Townsend

Manu Vatuvei
 
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jonno

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 13, 2014
9,803
Starting line up

Matulino
Lillyman
Hoffman
Mannering
Shaun Johnson
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Luke
Lolohea
Vatuvai

Bench

Lauititi
Thompson
Vete
Hurrell
Allwood
Kata
Robson
Lisone
Gubb

Just because it's nines doesn't mean we want a small pack and u20s backs.

The F.G. guys are the best shot at getting us that title IMO...
 

Jordan G

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I'd like to see the Klok get a go at the nines as well. So far Shaun Johnson, Manu, Luke, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck have all mentioned the nines. I'm not sure we'll see Manu play. I'd like to give as much of our starting pack a rest as possible. Big season coming up. Also, Ayshford was boss in last years nines. He's a pick for sure.

Starting
Johnson
Luke
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Lolohea
Kata
Sao
Lisone
Gubb (does his suspension include the Nines like it does trials?)
Ayshford

Bench
Lauitiíti
The Klok
Hurrell
RFM
Fusitua
Henry
Vete
Maumalo
Wells
 
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ryno

1st Grade Fringe
May 8, 2012
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Team so far:

1. Shaun Johnson (13)
2. Tuimoala Lolohea (12)
3. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (12)
4. Konrad Hurrell (10)
5. Issac Luke (10)
6. Ali Lauitiiti (9)
7. Ben Matulino (9)
8. Solomone Kata (6)
9. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (5)

Bench
Raymond Faitala-Mariner (4)
David Fusitua (4)
Charlie Gubb (4)
Manu Vatuvei (4)
Albert Vete (4)

 

Defence

Warriors 1st Grader
May 9, 2012
6,436
Starting line up

Matulino
Lillyman
Hoffman
Mannering
Shaun Johnson
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Luke
Lolohea
Vatuvai

Bench

Lauititi
Thompson
Vete
Hurrell
Allwood
Kata
Robson
Lisone
Gubb

Just because it's nines doesn't mean we want a small pack and u20s backs.

The F.G. guys are the best shot at getting us that title IMO...

I agree but do u think playing Mannering kinda defeats the purpose of having him pull out of the kiwi tour?
 

jonno

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 13, 2014
9,803
I agree but do u think playing Mannering kinda defeats the purpose of having him pull out of the kiwi tour?
I reckon he's well rested and deserves a crack in front of the full house... And seeing as he's an ex center, he's pretty much purpose built for nines..

But maybe more rest is what he needs before the year of our Warriors, 2016, kicks off.

Hard to say for sure.
 
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mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
I would like to see CNK get a shot
Yeah... I wouldn't be surprised to see him feature. Just based on some of the positive wraps that seem to be coming out of camp.
Good odds on making it. Youngsters that excell during preseason have been rewarded with selection in the past. Heres a list of players that were selected but hadnt made their 1st Grade debut yet...

2014
Solomone Kata
Tuimoala Lolohea
David Fusitua

2015
Sam Lisone
Ken Maumalo
Nathaniel Roache
 

The Batman

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 9, 2012
421
1. Tui Lolohea
2. Konrad Hurrell
3. Solomone Kata
4. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
5. Issac Luke
6. Ben Matulino
7. Sam Lisone
8. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
9. Charlie Gubb

10. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
11. Albert Vete
12. Marata Niukere
13. Nathaniel Roache
14. Ata Hingano
15. Henere Wells
16. Ali Lauititi
17. Ken Maumalo

Note: Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, David Fusitua not picked/ risked due to previous injuries.
 
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Afakasi247

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 5, 2014
3,190
1. Tui Lolohea
2. Konrad Hurrell
3. Solomone Kata
4. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
5. Issac Luke
6. Ben Matulino
7. Sam Lisone
8. Raymond Faitala- Mariner
9. Charlie Gubb

10. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
11. Albert Vete
12. Marata Niokere
13. Nathaniel Roache
14. Ata Hingano
15. Henere Wells
16. Ali Lauititi
17. Ken Maumalo

Note: Shaun Johnson, Simon Mannering, Manu Vatuvei, David Fusitua not picked/ risked due to previous injuries.
I like this team - I wouldn't risk Shaun Johnson, Vatuvei, TL or Fuss either.

I'd give Robo a run somewhere too, just because.

Couldn't say this is a definitive team to take us to nines glory, but its a nice balance of youngsters getting a good run with the big boys and FG players who could do with a hit out to shake off cobwebs and build off a strong offseason (Konnie and last years debutants in particular).

Also a good chance to see our new recruits in action, though I'd monitor the minutes of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Bully.
 

Lolohea2

U20's Player
Dec 14, 2015
11
Starting 9:

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2 Henare Wells, 3 Konrad Hurrell, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Manu Vatuvei, 6 Tuimoala Lolohea, 7 Mason Lino, 8 Ben Matulino, 9 Issac Luke (c)

Bench:

10 Ali Lauitiiti, 11 Jeff Robson, 12 Matthew Allwood, 13 Simon Mannering, 14 Ligi Sao

Extra Squad:

15 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 16 Blake Ayshford, 17 Ken Maumalo, 18 Albert Vete
 
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Horriors2014

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 16, 2014
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Starting 9:

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2 Henare Wells, 3 Konrad Hurrell, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Manu Vatuvei, 6 Tuimoala Lolohea, 7 Mason Lino, 8 Ben Matulino, 9 Issac Luke (c)

Bench:

10 Ali Lauitiiti, 11 Jeff Robson, 12 Matthew Allwood, 13 Simon Mannering, 14 Ligi Sao

Extra Squad:

15 Raymond Faitala-Mariner, 16 Blake Ayshford, 17 Ken Maumalo, 18 Albert Vete
You know it wouldn't surprise me if Shaun Johnson is named but plays off the bench. His name pulls 50% of the gate I reckon. Lauitiiti will pull many also. But both will play limited minutes. Unless Shaun Johnson is fully fit.

Mannering won't play. Hoffman might. Maumalo and Klok might too.
 
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ryno

1st Grade Fringe
May 8, 2012
2,855
I think we can close down the poll now.

Final team:

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c) (33)
2. Tuimoala Lolohea (32)
3. Issac Luke (31)
4. Shaun Johnson (29)
5. Konrad Hurrell (28)
6. Solomone Kata (22)
7. Ali Lauitiiti (22)
8. Ben Matulino (19)
9. Manu Vatuvei (16)

Bench
10. Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (14)
11. David Fusitua (13)
12. Sam Lisone (12)
13. Raymond Faitala-Mariner (11)

Extended Squad
14. Henare Wells (10)
15. Charlie Gubb (9)
16. Bodene Thompson (8)
17. Simon Mannering (7)
18. Ryan Hoffman (6)

The Rest
Albert Vete (6)
Ben Henry (5)
Ligi Sao (4)
Mason Lino (3)
Ken Maumalo (2)
Jeff Robson (2)
Matt Allwood (1)
Blake Ayshford (1)
Thomas Leuluai (1)
Jacob Lillyman (0)
John Palavi (0)
Jonathan Wright (0)
 

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