General 2018 Warriors Injury Updates

Miket12

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Injury update: Kata on target for 2018
Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz

Thu 9th November, 10:08AM

Gerard Beale is injured. Rugby League World Cup match between the NZ Kiwis and Toa Samoa, at Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday 28th October 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

While new signing Gerard Beale faces a delayed start to his first season with the Vodafone Warriors, Solomone Kata is expected to start his preseason training programme as scheduled early in the New Year.

Beale (27), who has joined the Vodafone Warriors from Cronulla, had surgery after breaking the tibia and fibula in his left leg in the Kiwis’ opening Rugby League World Cup match against Toa Samoa on October 28.

While Kata (22) managed to finish Mate Ma’a Tonga’s 32-18 win over Samoa in Hamilton last Saturday night, he has been ruled out of the tournament with a broken right foot.

Beale could be sidelined for up to six months which would delay his Vodafone Warriors debut until the start of May.

Kata is having surgery on his foot but Vodafone Warriors head of performance Alex Corvo said the centre would be ready to train in the New Year as expected.

Corvo added utility Nathaniel Roache was on target to be ready for the start of the 2018 season after a ruptured Achilles in a training session ended his 2017 campaign in late August.

Centre Junior Pauga is in line to make his return in the early rounds next season. He’s in rehab following anterior cruciate ligament surgery after injuring his left knee in the Vodafone Warriors’ Intrust Super Premiership preliminary final against the Wyong Roos in September.


https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2017/11/09/_injury_update_kata_.html
 

flying coconut

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The sad thing is, under a half decent system Kata would be one of the best centres in the NRL. He was shaping up that way under Cappy. Unfortunately under the current regime he is out of shape and doesn't know how to defend under Kearneys expert defensive setup.

If he leaves and goes to any half decent club we will see what a gun player he is.
 

Swanley

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The sad thing is, under a half decent system Kata would be one of the best centres in the NRL. He was shaping up that way under Cappy. Unfortunately under the current regime he is out of shape and doesn't know how to defend under Kearneys expert defensive setup.

If he leaves and goes to any half decent club we will see what a gun player he is.
what a load of shite. He cannot pass the ball. He is not a centre. He should be playing reserves as he's a one trick pony which everyone now knows about.
 

Swanley

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Apr 13, 2012
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That is what an uneducated league fan who listens to popular opinion on this forum would say.
Haha nice one....defending is only part of the job of a centre.....his other job is to try and put his winger into space....he will not or cannot do this.

Classic Kata versus Samoa - dummy half scoot for the tryline, almost as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning.

He is a one trick battering ram pony whom every other team has worked out.

He plays the same way regardless of having Manu or Ken outside of him. I;ve seen our wingers drop the ball after he passed it as they were not expecting it.


Please explain how a change in system will change the way Kata plays?
 
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Defence

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Hard to believe kata is still only 22.
I still don't understand how the fuck Beale broke his leg? This club is dead set cursed.
 

bruce

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That is what an uneducated league fan who listens to popular opinion on this forum would say.
Hey brother, I see your pain. The kid is gutsy, and has some amazing talent, but are you really claiming he can pass a ball, read in defence or isn't one line in the opposition play book i.e when he is at dummy half call the whole team in to defend because he won't pass it. Just saying like.
 

Blain

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Apr 18, 2012
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I agree with the above, can you imagine him marking Vunivalu? He would get smoked, especially in the air. Even guys like Tupou, Johnston etc.

I think he'll stay at centre. He never paid the price this year for his terrible form, I can't see Kearney trying something different with him. We know how good he can be, just needs to be taught how to attack as a centre, not a prop.

Also he had a bad year off the field, he deserves the benefit of doubt.
 
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flying coconut

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Hey brother, I see your pain. The kid is gutsy, and has some amazing talent, but are you really claiming he can pass a ball, read in defence or isn't one line in the opposition play book i.e when he is at dummy half call the whole team in to defend because he won't pass it. Just saying like.



Watch the first 3 minutes, and this was from his worst season, he passes and puts the winger in plenty, worth noting that CNK played outside him when he scored all those tries in his first couple of games. He has it in him, but as I said the current system is not bringing out the best in him
 
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Wellington Warrior

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Gerard Beale to miss the first two months of the season
November 11, 2017 - 7:32 am

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 28: Gerard Beale of the Kiwis suffers an injury during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup match between the New Zealand Kiwis and Samoa at Mt Smart Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Gerard Beale suffered a catastrophic broken leg in the opening stanza of his New Zealand World Cup campaign, with the extent of his injury, unconfirmed.

Many concluded that he’ll miss the rest of the World Cup, and possibly the first few months of pre-season training, with his new club, the New Zealand Warriors.


However, new scans have revealed that the outside-back has been dealt a cruel blow which will see the 27-year old not return to the paddock until Round 9 of the regular season.

Unfortunately, Beale will have to wait six months to complete the agonising recovery process.


A frustrated David Kidwell has been left with Dean Whare and Pete Hiku to fill in Beale’s shoes, for the remainder of the tournament.

“It’s a broken leg… he [made] a try-saving tackle and he was limping, we checked him out and they said it was a hematoma on his lower leg, then obviously after the scrum [a couple of minutes later] he tried to take off and broke his leg,” Kidwell said.

An unfortunate Beale enjoyed premiership success with Cronulla, before inking a deal to link with Stephen Kearney’s Warriors, and to head back home to be closer to his family.

The broken leg is a slap in the face to Stephen Kearney, who will be forced to rule Beale out of his strategic plan for the first few months of the season.
 
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mt.wellington

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Watch the first 3 minutes, and this was from his worst season, he passes and puts the winger in plenty, worth noting that CNK played outside him when he scored all those tries in his first couple of games. He has it in him, but as I said the current system is not bringing out the best in him
Watched the first 4 minutes and he only puts his winger in once and that was Ken Maumalo lol...
 
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gREVUS

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your right but then i dont think i even saw anymore after those two anyway. Thought it was a better Fusitua highlights reel.
 

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