General 2017 Warriors Holden Cup U20's

mt.wellington

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This team is utter rubbish. Remember when we had a production line of talent... oh of course we destroyed most of them but still, I don't see too many NRL talents here.
It does look dire but when you consider that Nathaniel Roache, Erin Clark, Junior Pauga and Isaiah Papalii are all eligible and playing ISP you realise that the club after all these years are finally getting it. All roads lead to NRL Premiership, not the NYC. Probably the one good thing Matt Elliott did while he was here...
 
It does look dire but when you consider that Nathaniel Roache, Erin Clark, Junior Pauga and Isaiah Papalii are all eligible and playing ISP you realise that the club after all these years are finally getting it. All roads lead to NRL Premiership, not the NYC. Probably the one good thing Matt Elliott did while he was here...
Roache and Pauga aren't eligible anymore both graduated last year and Clark and Papalii couldn't even help this team get the W in the weekend. Crap class of juniors. Harris-tavita, Soosemea and Kenese only players with NRL potential.
 
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mt.wellington

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Be surprised if Grant Pocklington makes it two years. Pretty much lost the changing room. Well out of his depth from what Im told and is too scared or too stupid to put players on blast...
 
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Be surprised if Grant Pocklington makes it two years. Pretty much lost the changing room. Well out of his depth from what Im told and is too scared or too stupid to put players on blast...

Hey bro, to be fair he inherited a squad that wasn't his to start with and after Wright's demise was hard for Pocklington to build around a team that had underperformed during Wright's tenure. I have not heard that he's lost the changing room - he's too good a coach for that. If anything it might be remnants of some attitudes (players especially) from last year - that I DO KNOW for a fact! Some of the attitudes at the beginning of the pre/offseason were really bad! Prima donna's. Pocklington soon smashed that out of them during preseason. Some dropped away, others just knuckled down.

People need to know that standards slipped significantly since Stace had the 20s and it's taken the offseason and the first part of this season to turn that around. Pocklington is definitely trying his best with what he's been given.

There won't be a "two years" as this year is the final year for the NYC in its current format.

It'll be interesting to see if our bid to have an SG Ball team is successful 2018 and he may be chosen to take that team. 8 or so players from last year's much talked about Auckland Under 16s comp have made it through to the wider Warriors U16s squad. Some of those boys will debut for the 20s this year as they turn 17 years old (Tyler Slade was the first of them last weekend).
 
It'll be interesting to see if our bid to have an SG Ball team is successful 2018 and he may be chosen to take that team. 8 or so players from last year's much talked about Auckland Under 16s comp have made it through to the wider Warriors U16s squad. Some of those boys will debut for the 20s this year as they turn 17 years old (Tyler Slade was the first of them last weekend).
Who are the other players that were part of the Auckland Under 16s and are expected to debut this season?

We desperately need an SG ball side, some of these players are far too young to be NYC standard even though it probably benefits their development.
 

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We desperately need an SG ball side, some of these players are far too young to be NYC standard even though it probably benefits their development.

Agree totally, our junior pathway is lost without it. Having teams in Jersey Flegg, Harold Mathews and S.G Ball is exactly what we're missing, U20's is too late.

There's always talk about recruiting players that have come through the Australian system for obvious reasons so for the Warriors having a junior program that starts with under 16's could prove to be the most significant improvement to the development of our players since the inception of the club.
 
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Agree totally, our junior pathway is lost without it. Having teams in Jersey Flegg, Harold Mathews and S.G Ball is exactly what we're missing, U20's is too late.

There's always talk about recruiting players that have come through the Australian system for obvious reasons so for the Warriors having a junior program that starts with under 16's could prove to be the most significant improvement to the development of our players since the inception of the club.
Indeed and which is why we get left behind when they reach FG. HM & SG have massive profile across the ditch especially in West Sydney where Penrith and Parra have been so dominate of late.
 
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Indeed and which is why we get left behind when they reach FG. HM & SG have massive profile across the ditch especially in West Sydney where Penrith and Parra have been so dominate of late.

So true, and the talent coming through for those clubs speaks for itself.
 
Anyone know much about the non warriors players ?

2017 Junior Kangaroos

1. Corey Allan – Brisbane Broncos
2. Tyronne Roberts-DavisGold Coast Titans
3. Enari TualaNorth Queensland Cowboys
4. Jesse Ramien – Cronulla Sharks
5. Curtis ScottMelbourne Storm
6. Jai FieldSt George Illawarra Dragons
7. Brodie Croft (captain) – Melbourne Storm
8. Stefano Hala – Penrith Panthers
9. Reece RobsonSt George Illawarra Dragons
10. Blake LawrieSt George Illawarra Dragons
11. Jaydn Su’A – Brisbane Broncos
12. Sam StoneNewcastle Knights
13. Cameron MurraySouth Sydney Rabbitohs
14. Victor Radley – Sydney Roosters
15. Jack MurchieCanberra Raiders
16. Ray Stone – Parramatta Eels
17. Emre Guler – Canberra Raiders
18. Gehamat ShibasakiBrisbane Broncos

The Kiwis also announced their side on Sunday, naming 12 debutants for the match.

2017 Junior Kiwis Anzac test squad:

Briton Nikora (debut) (Cronulla Sharks), Caleb Fuimaono (debut) (North Queensland Cowboys) Chanel Harris-Tavita (debut) (New Zealand Warriors), Dane Aukafolau (debut) (Paramatta Eels), Emry Pere (debut) (North Queensland Cowboys), Erin Clark (debut) (New Zealand Warriors), Fabien Puletua-Kiri (debut) (Canberra Raiders), Greg Leleisiuao (Paramatta Eels), Isaiah Papalii (New Zealand Warriors), Jarome Luai (debut) (Penrith Panthers), Manase Fainu (debut) (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles), Moeaki Fotuaika (debut) (Gold Coast Titans), Patrick Herbert (St George Illawarra), Reimis Smith (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs) Sione Katoa (debut) (Cronulla Sharks), Siosifa Talakai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Sitili Tupouniua (Sydney Roosters), Steven Marsters (debut) (St George Illawarra).
 
Has anyone bothered checking the u20's ladder? Haven't watched a single game. They're 0 wins 11 losses lol... and this is supposed to be the future. Simply terrible.
 
Has anyone bothered checking the u20's ladder? Haven't watched a single game. They're 0 wins 11 losses lol... and this is supposed to be the future. Simply terrible.
Attitude problems in the dressing room I've heard, a few players acting like stars. It's a young playing group.
 
Attitude problems in the dressing room I've heard, a few players acting like stars. It's a young playing group.
Thats very confusing, how can any of them see themselves as future NRL players with a winless record half way through the season. Much like the first grade squad, they should gut the team and start over.

Put in all of the players we signed from that U16 group of last year. Probably the most talented group of players we have signed, most of them would have turned 17 by now and be eligible to play; guys like Israel Ogden, Paul Turner, Tyler Slade and Talavou Gavet.

On another note, Chanel Harris Tavita keeps killing it. Love the way he controls the game for a player of his age. Only player I've really been impressed with in this side.
 

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I've been impressed with a couple of players, Harris Tavita is definitely one and Kane Talea looks a good prospect also.

Getting beaten every week is a great leveler which is exactly what some of these kids need by the sounds.

A lack of maturity has often been a weakness at the Club.
 

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I disagree on Kane Telea, can't see a future in first grade for him.

I dunno about first grade it's to hard to tell but that was my initial thought when I saw him playing fullback in the first 6 or 7 rounds, since Pocklington's moved him to center he's been going really well, to good for those around him at times.
 
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mt.wellington

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Has anyone bothered checking the u20's ladder? Haven't watched a single game. They're 0 wins 11 losses lol... and this is supposed to be the future. Simply terrible.
How well has being the most successful NYC team since the thing started in 2008 done for our NRL team? Thought so...
 
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