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2017 Warriors NSW Cup Reserve Grade

ROUND 1 TEAM LIST

Warriors v Newcastle Knights
Mt Smart Stadium, Sunday 5 March
1:45pm NZT (11:45am AEDT)
Broadcast LIVE on Fox League (502) and Sky Sport NZ


Warriors: 1 Matiu Stone-Dunn 2 Junior Pauga 3 Matthew Allwood 4 Blake Ayshford 5 Manu Vatuvei 6 Sam Cook 7 Mason Lino 8 James Gavet 9 Tevin Arona 10 Toafofoa Sipley 11 Ofahiki Ogden 12 King Vuniyayawa 13 James Bell 14 Reece Charlie 15 Chris Satae 16 Patrick Sipley 17 Daniel Palavi 18 Semisi Fotu COACH: Ricky Henry

Newcastle: 1 Nick Meaney 2 Tom Hughes 3 Brendan Elliot 4 Chanel Mata'utia 5 Jacob Gagan 6 Will Pearsall 7 Jack Cogger 8 Sam Mataora 9 Tyler Randell 10 Mickey Paea 11 Lachlan Fitzgibbon 12 Anthony Tupou 13 Josh King Interchange 14 Braden Robson 15 David Bhana 16 Pat Mata'utia 17 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 18 Faitotoa Faitotoa COACH: Simon Woolford
 
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~ B I G D I C K ~ Mooks coming in with the axe. Manu has been long overdue for some NSW Cup tbh. Hopefully he steamrolls some fools, finds his mojo and figures out how to defend passably over the next few weeks. It's just a pity Maumalo (who is arguably worse in every area) has taken Manu's NRL spot.
 
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Used to quite like watching the NSW cup, not much to see in the team this week.

Pauga, Sipley - we already know what Allwood, Ayshford, Gavet are capable of.

Though on name alone King Vuniyayawa deserves a look!
 
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Manu's just getting some match fitness in. He'll be back by Round 3 latest...
Is this the case for Bodene?

He was named in the 21 man first grade squad but Id expect him to drop off.

If he's fit to play, surely he'd be apart of the reserves too, for match fitness?
 
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Is this the case for Bodene?

He was named in the 21 man first grade squad but Id expect him to drop off.

If he's fit to play, surely he'd be apart of the reserves too, for match fitness?
From what I've heard, Bodene will move up and finally into the named 17 on Sunday if he gets medical clearance - otherwise, at his stage, he won't play at all this weekend.

Of course, plans can change and he may still be playing in the NSWarriors if they decide he needs some game time.

Just call me The Mole, Mk II, with a foot in both camps ;)
 
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Is this the case for Bodene?

He was named in the 21 man first grade squad but Id expect him to drop off.

If he's fit to play, surely he'd be apart of the reserves too, for match fitness?
Bodene Thompson will be for a stint if fit. He wont play 80 minutes like Manu would be expected to. There in lies the difference...
 
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Bodene Thompson will be for a stint if fit. He wont play 80 minutes like Manu would be expected to. There in lies the difference...
Makes sense, I remember it was the same situation for Bodene last season where he missed preseason but came off the bench vs the Tigers and actually had a decent game.

Still, against the Knights it wouldn't hurt for Thompson to blow off the rust in the reserves, allowing Papalii to get a run after his strong preseason - though no rush as he's still a kid.
 
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As far as I am concerned SK isn't putting a foot wrong so far. We have been banging on for years about players getting match fitness after injury in the Reserves.

Those front rowers in ISP can prove there they can play long minutes to displace Gubb. Succesful teams have guys like him all the time. 100% give me an average player who gives it a dig , rather than 'star' who goes missing most of the time.

A lot of us mistake the value of a full game replay rather than a highlights reel.
 
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Line-up changes for ISP side
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Sun 5th March, 01:12PM

Matthew Allwood scores for the Warriors during the Intrust Premiership match Warriors v Penrith at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday 4 September 2016. Auckland, New Zealand. © Copyright Photo: Fiona Goodall / www.photosport.nz

Line-up changes have been made for the Vodafone Warriors’ first-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with the Newcastle Knights at Mount Smart Stadium today (1.45pm kick-off).

Matt Allwood, originally named in the centres, will start at fullback with Semisi Fotu coming off the interchange to take his place in the midfield.

There’s also a change at loose forward with Daniel Palavi starting for the injured James Bell.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
1.45pm, Sunday, March 05


VODAFONE WARRIORS

3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD
2 JUNIOR PAUGA
18 SEMISI FOTU
4 BLAKE AYSHFORD
5 MANU VATUVEI
6 SAM COOK
7 MASON LINO
8 JAMES GAVET
9 TEVIN ARONA
10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY
11 OFAHIKI OGDEN
12 KING VUNIYAYAWA
17 DANIEL PALAVI

14 REECE CHARLIE
15 CHRIS SATAE
16 PATRICK SIPLEY
21 PAULOS LATU

COACH | RICKY HENRY
 
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[ISP match report] Hot half sets it up
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Sun 5th March, 03:30PM

Manu Vatuvei scores a try. Intrust Super Premiership NSW. Warriors v Knights. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 5 March 2017. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

A sizzling 42-point first half scoring blitz catapulted the Vodafone Warriors to a 52-24 victory in their season-opening Intrust Super Premiership clash against Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium today.

With captain and halfback Mason Lino pulling all the strings, the home side was in total control in the first 40 minutes only to splutter in the second half as the Knights hit back with four tries and 18 points in all.

Fullback Matt Allwood had opened the scoring in the third minute, surging across on the left side before a slick Lino ball put second rower King Vuniyayawa over on the other side.

The lead became 18-0 with Allwood’s second try when he chased down a Lino grubber before Newcastle scored its only first half try through fullback Nick Meany.

From the restart, the Knights allowed the ball to bounce and left wing Manu Vatuvei, chasing hard, was able to collect and go over to extend the margin to 24-4 after just 18 minutes.

Three more tries followed before the halftime siren with Lino heavily involved in most of the action. Standoff Sam Cook had the first of his two tries, right wing Junior Pauga went over in the corner and big interchange forward Chris Satae powered over from close range. Lino, kicking with metronomic precision, converted every try in the half to set the Vodafone Warriors up for what seemed likely to be a huge winning margin.

However, there was a drop-off in intensity allowing the Knights to make some inroads.

There were just two more tries for the home side – a sweet Lino cut-out pass giving Pauga his second – to take the home side’s score past 50 for the day while the Knights battled bravely to stem the flow of points.

Details | Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 52 (Matt Allwood 2, Junior Pauga 2, Sam Cook 2, Manu Vatuvei, King Vuniyayawa, Chris Satae tries; Mason Lino 7 conversions).

Newcastle 24 (Cory Denniss 2, Braden Robson, Tom Hughes, Nick Meany tries; Nick Meany 2 conversions).

Halftime: 42-4 Vodafone Warriors.

Vodafone Warriors | Matt Allwood; Junior Pauga, Blake Ayshford, Semisi Fotu, Manu Vatuvei; Sam Cook, Mason Lino (c); James Gavet, Tevin Arona, Toafofoa Sipley; Ofa Ogden, King Vuniyayawa; Daniel Palavi. Interchange: Reece Charlie, Chris Satae, Pat Sipley, Paulos Latu.

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2017/03/05/_isp_match_report_ho.af_info_nsw_cup_news.html
 
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Sounds like very good news. Especially with Foran out for a while. Manu has always been a confidence player, so maybe this will be enough for him to come in and tear it up next week. Ideally I'd like to give him longer in NSW Cup, but Maumalo is just so dogshit that it isn't feasible.
 
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[Teams] ISP and NYC line-ups revealed
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz
Tue 7th March, 04:54PM

James Gavet: ISP rugby league, Warriors v Knights, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday 5 March, 2017. Photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Back rowers James Bell and Isaiah Papalii have both been named in the Vodafone Warriors’ starting line-up for Saturday’s second-round Intrust Super Premiership clash against Canterbury-Bankstown at Mount Smart Stadium No 1 (1.00pm kick-off).

Bell missed last Sunday’s 52-24 win over Newcastle with injury while Papali’i made his NRL debut against the Knights. He has also been included on the NRL side’s extended bench for Friday night’s encounter with Melbourne.

Others included in both squads are veteran wing Manu Vatuvei, prop James Gavet and Mason Lino. All three turned out for the ISP side against the Knights.

While the Ricky Henry-coached Vodafone Warriors won impressively on Sunday, the Bulldogs lost 14-22 to the Mounties.

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS
Mount Smart Stadium No 1, Auckland
1.00pm, Saturday, March 11


VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 MATTHEW ALLWOOD
2 JUNIOR PAUGA
3 SEMISI FOTU
4 BLAKE AYSHFORD
5 MANU VATUVEI
6 SAM COOK
7 MASON LINO (c)
8 JAMES GAVET
9 JAZZ TEVAGA
10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY
11 OFAHIKI OGDEN
12 ISAIAH PAPALII
13 JAMES BELL

14 TEVIN ARONA
15 CHRIS SATAE
16 PATRICK SIPLEY
17 DANIEL PALAVI
18 KING VUNIYAYAWA
20 REECE CHARLIE

COACH | RICKY HENRY

https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2017/03/07/_teams_isp_and_nyc_l.html
 
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Is Chris satae and Tevita satae the same person? Does anyone know much about him? Looked impressive to me
 
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Is Chris satae and Tevita satae the same person? Does anyone know much about him? Looked impressive to me
Yep. Same person. Last time I seen him play was for Pt Chev Pirates. Was always a handful in the Fox Memorial...
 
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I can't agree with Ken over Manu, asking for trouble.
 
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Yep. Same person. Last time I seen him play was for Pt Chev Pirates. Was always a handful in the Fox Memorial...
He made good metres and had really good leg drive in the tackle. Think Monty Betham was saying he was a Penrith junior. Will be good to see how he goes this year.

 
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He made good metres and had really good leg drive in the tackle. Think Monty Betham was saying he was a Penrith junior. Will be good to see how he goes this year.

He looks really good! I know the level is low but he is a big body and has good footwork too.
 
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