General 2016 Warriors NSW Cup Reserve Grade

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
ISP team for 25th round
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Tue 23rd August, 03:45PM
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Toafofoa Sipley. NSW Cup. Vodafone Warriors v Wentworthville, NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 3 June 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Brothers Toafofoa and Patrick Sipley are named to start in the front row while veteran Ali Lauitiiti is set to return from injury in the Vodafone Warriors’ final regular season clash against Penrith in the Intrust Super Premiership at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (11.45am kick-off).

Toafofoa (21), a two-game 2016 NRL rookie, is back from suspension to rejoin his older brother, who was a try-scorer in the Vodafone Warriors’ 30-38 loss to the Mounties on Saturday.

The 37-year-old Lauitiiti is on the bench for his 15th ISP appearance this year after being sidelined for several weeks with a leg injury.

Also back in the side is veteran centre Jonathan Wright, who missed last week’s match to be with his wife Selina who gave birth to their third child – and second daughter – last Saturday.

The Vodafone Warriors slipped to fifth on the ladder following their loss to the Mounties.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
11.45am, Sunday, August 28


VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS
2 VILIAMI KAVEINGA
3 JONATHAN WRIGHT
4 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
5 MATT ALLWOOD
6 ERIN CLARK
7 MASON LINO (c)
8 PATRICK SIPLEY
9 JAZZ TEVAGA
10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY
11 JOHN PALAVI
12 SHAUN LANE
13 LIGI SAO

14 JAMES BELL
15 UPU POCHING
16 ALI LAUITIITI
17 GEORGE CARMONT
18 SEMISI TYRELL

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/08/23/isp_and_nyc_teams_fo.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Vodafone Warriors run down in ISP
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Sun 28th August, 02:15PM
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Henare Wells of the Warriors scores a try in the Intrust Super Premiership Rugby League Match, New Zealand Warriors v Penrith Panthers, Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, August 28, 2016. Copyright photo: David Rowland / www.photosport.nz

The Vodafone Warriors will meet the Penrith Panthers again in the first week of the finals after slipping to a 24-36 loss in today’s final Intrust Super Premiership regular season clash at Mount Smart Stadium.

The victory saved Penrith’s season but the performance was a bitter disappointment for the home side as it conceded 24 unanswered points in the second half to allow the Panthers to turn a 12-point deficit into a 12-point win.

The Panthers had gone into the match sitting ninth on the ladder on 24 points needing a win to climb into eighth spot.

They had cause to feel confident when they broke through the Vodafone Warriors’ line twice on each edge for tries to centres Raymond Lesoa and George Jennings, Zach Dockar-Clay converting both for a 12-0 lead after 14 minutes.

If the defensive breaches were cause for concern, there was added anxiety when the Vodafone Warriors lost front rower Ligi Sao with a shoulder injury. It was the second setback after big prop Pat Sipley had been injured in the warm-up.

Having conceded 12 points so quickly, the Vodafone Warriors responded explosively with a run of 24 unanswered points in a 13-minute blitz.

The first time they had the sniff of an opportunity at Penrith’s end they took it, fullback Henare Wells with a 19th-minute try.

Seven minutes later 38-year-old centre George Carmont busted out of defence, putting Viliami Kaveinga away on a long break.

It was followed soon after by a nice set play with Lino, Shaun Lane and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad in the mix, Lino flicking a short pass to Lane and the rangy second rower deftly tipping the ball back inside for Nicoll-Klokstad to run through a hole on the angle to score. Lino’s conversion had the game tied up at 12-12.

On the 30-minute mark it was Carmont’s turn to profit. The ex-Newcastle and Wigan star was determined to make another comeback this season after having his campaign ended by knee surgery last year.

When standoff Erin Clark floated a low chip just over the Penrith defence, Carmont stole in from the left to collect for a try Lino again converted, putting his side 18-12 in front.

From the restart the Vodafone Warriors were straight back at the Panthers, Lino breaking through with players supporting on the inside and the outside. Instead of going through the hands, Lino punched through a grubber to the right, Nicoll-Klokstad racing onto it to pick up and score. Lino’s conversion from wide out was superb to take the Vodafone Warriors 24-12 ahead after 32 minutes.

They protected that through to halftime but yielded the first points of the second half when second rower Corey Harawira-Naera wasn’t checked by the Vodafone Warriors’ right edge, stealing through to score a try Dockar-Clay again converted.

Now there was just six points in it, the Vodafone Warriors leading 24-18 after 48 minutes.

After a grinding period Penrith was on level terms at 24-24 after 64 minutes when the Vodafone Warriors weren’t able to defuse a bomb, Panthers right winger Zac Mackay scoring wide out and Dockar-Clay converting.

Five minutes later the visitors had the lead when prop Viliame Kikau scored near the posts, rumbling through the Vodafone Warriors from close range.

The try was converted and the advantage was out to 30-24.

The Vodafone Warriors, guilty of an error-ridden second half effort, couldn’t respond and in the final minute Penrith completed an outstanding comeback victory, hitting the right edge for Mackay to step back inside for his second try.

The goal-kicking was outstanding in perfect conditions, Dockar-Clay making it six from six to seal the deal (Lino also without a miss in four attempts).

Details | Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 24 (Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 2, Henare Wells, George Carmont tries; Mason Lino 4 conversions).

Penrith Panthers 36 (Zac Mackay 2, Raymond Lesoa, George Jennings, Corey Harawira-Naera, Viliame Kikau tries; Zach Dockar-Clay 6 conversions).

Halftime: 24-12 Vodafone Warriors.

Vodafone Warriors | Henare Wells; Viliami Kaveinga, George Carmont, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Matt Allwood; Erin Clark, Mason Lino (c); Bunty Afoa, Nathaniel Roache, Ligi Sao; John Palavi, Shaun Lane; Jazz Tevaga. Interchange: Toafofoa Sipley, James Bell, Upu Poching, Semisi Tyrell.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/08/28/vodafone_warriors_ru.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,810
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
ISP final at Mount Smart Stadium
Mon 29th August, 10:01AM
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Week one ISP finals football at Mount Smart Stadium beckons for halfback Mason Lino and his Vodafone Warriors team-mates. Image | www.photosport.nz

The Vodafone Warriors and Penrith will meet for the second time in a week at Mount Smart Stadium but the stakes will be higher when they tangle in their elimination match in week one of the Intrust Super Premiership finals.

The Panthers needed yesterday’s 36-24 win just to make the playoffs, climbing from ninth to eighth place to set up a repeat encounter with the fifth-ranked Stacey Jones-coached Vodafone Warriors on Sunday (1.35pm kick-off).

The Vodafone Warriors finished their regular season campaign on 30 points with 12 wins and 10 losses while Penrith climbed to 26 points with a 10-12 record.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

Week One Finals

Saturday, September 3
Illawarra Cutters v Wests Tigers, 12.40pm (AEST), UOW Jubilee Oval
Mounties v Newtown Jets, 1.00pm (AEST), Pepper Stadium
Wyong Roos v Canterbury Bankstown, 3.00pm (AEST), Pepper Stadium

Sunday, September 4
Vodafone Warriors v Penrith Panthers, 1.35pm (NZT), Mount Smart Stadium

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2016/08/29/isp_final_at_mount_s.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html

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Warriors finished 5th on the table and now head into NSW Cup finals footy. You can follow the rest of their season in the NSW Cup Finals thread...

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