Recruitment 2018 Warriors Recruitment Discussion

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  1. Dino Velvet
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    So who is it? Any updates anyone?
     
  2. AlexM
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    Might be an under 20's player.
    Can't see them releasing any more players , they already have heaps of holes in there squad
     
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    I just asked buzz about manly rumours. See his reply.

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    Are people really turning there nose up at Josh Papalii? He’s just about the best second rower in the game when in form, he wasn’t great in 2017 but in 2016 he was huge, better than Gillett, Cordner etc. he would have been player of the series in origin 2016 if he didn’t get injured for game 3, he’ll likely move to a prop/lock role(where he normally plays for qld) in the next couple of years and some grunt in the middle is exactly what this warriors team needs. He makes plenty of metres can break the line and hurts people with and without the ball. I’m a raiders fan also and would hate to see him leave but if he did then the warriors should be all over him
     
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    Is this papalii rumour legit or what? And where’s it come from?
     
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    Buzz was asked this very question and his response was it’s a rumour he’s heard!
     
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    I heard that the Raiders were needing to unload at least one player to get under the salary cap last year. The names I heard were Tapine and Paulo.
     
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    Josh Papalii is a really good player but I sense that if he was at a club with a lack of direction he could easily go off track (both on and off the field).

    On NRL 360 last night they said the Warriors were chasing Josh Hodgson last year (while he was on contract) as they wanted a replacement for Issac Luke ASAP.
     
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    Tapine yes please !!
     
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    Raiders would be crazy letting Tapine go, they had to fight the Knights to get a hold of him when he was just breaking first grade.
    He's now developed into a class 2nd rower and only getting better, superstar on the rise.
    Really can't see them releasing him but fuck yeah, I'd take him in a heartbeat!
     
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    NEW DEAL FOR BIG WARRIOR

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    The Warriors are on the verge of re-signing Sam Lisone amid interest from Australian clubs.

    Off-contract this year, Market Watch understands the 23-year-old has agreed to a new two-year-deal with the club.

    A Samoan international, who made his NRL debut in 2015, Lisone already has more than 60 top grades games to his name.

    The urgency to extend the prop followed inquiries from the Gold Coast around his contract status.

    Once the deal has been signed off on, Lisone will be tied to the Warriors until the end of 2020.

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    Titans utility signed and two players upgraded

    Gold Coast utility Karl Lawton has today been signed by the Vodafone Warriors while hooker Sam Cook and the highly-promising fullback Hayze Perham have had their contracts upgraded ahead of the 2018 NRL season starting next week.

    Vodafone Warriors general manager football Brian Smith said Cook and Perham had been rewarded for their performances in the preseason and the club’s NRL trials while the 22-year-old Lawton has been secured on a two-year deal.

    Capable of playing in the halves, the outside backs, hooker and loose forward, Lawton has made 12 NRL appearances since his debut against the Vodafone Warriors in 2016, an occasion which ended in disappointment when he broke his leg.

    He recovered to turn out 11 times for the Titans last season when he alternated between starting at hooker and being on the interchange bench.

    “We’re thrilled to be able to secure Karl so quickly following Ata Hingano’s departure,” said Smith.

    “While Karl’s versatility is valuable, he’s principally a five-eighth who’ll give us experience and add to our depth in the halves.”

    Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney welcomed Lawton’s arrival, the club’s 10th new signing for 2018 and the third to join the club from Gold Coast (alongside Lawton’s ex-Titans team-mates Agnatius Paasi and Leivaha Pulu).

    “We really like what Karl has to offer and he’ll be a great addition to our squad,” he said.

    “He lined up against us twice last season and we’ve also seen him in trials so we have a good understanding of his qualities.

    “It’s also pleasing to see Sam and Hayze promoted. They’ve been wonderful during our preseason training programme and also impressed in both trials.”

    As well as Cook and Perham, Smith highlighted other rookie talent featured in the club’s NRL system including Chanel Harris-Tavita, Joseph Vuna and Matiu Love-Henry.

    “They’re all examples of the rewards available to young players rising through the ranks at the Vodafone Warriors,” he said.

    Northcote junior Cook (24) made 10 NYC appearances for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in 2013 and has since gone on to play 37 times for the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side. The Westlake Boys’ High School product spent 2016 playing in Newcastle before coming back home last year. He played all but one of the team’s 25 games and was named the club’s 2017 Vodafone ISP Team Man of the Year.

    Perham joined the club after an exceptional schoolboy career in both rugby league and rugby union, the latter in the Rotorua Boys’ High School First XV. He combined his rugby union commitments with rugby league, playing for the Pikiao Warriors, for his school at the New Zealand Secondary Schools Nationals and for the New Zealand 18s.

    Standoff Harris-Tavita (18), the club’s 2017 Vodafone NYC Player of the Year, has rugby league pedigree on both sides of his family (his grandfather Ray Harris represented New Zealand Maori). A Pakuranga College, he played his junior rugby league for the Mount Wellington Warriors while he also had stints with the Richmond Rovers and Howick Hornets. Still eligible for the under-20s for another two years, he played for the Junior Kiwis last year (he has played 39 times for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in the last two years).

    Vuna (19) also comes from a family with a strong rugby league heritage. A New Zealand Secondary Schools representative, the ex-Otahuhu College junior and Otahuhu Leopards junior has made 43 under-20 appearances for the Vodafone Junior Warriors over the last two seasons.

    After 32 NYC appearances in 2014 and 2015, Love-Henry (22) moved to the Brisbane Broncos for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, where he played for Norths Devils in the Intrust Super Cup without breaking into the NRL. A Taupo Phoenix junior, he also turned out for the Point Chevalier Pirates in Auckland. Fluent in Te Reo, he was educated at Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Whakarewa | Te Reo Ki Tuwharetoa in Taupo.


    KARL Lawton

    Date of Birth: November 29, 1995
    Birthplace: Murwillumbah, Qld
    Junior Club: Burleigh Bears (Qld)
    Position: Standoff
    Height: 185cm
    Weight: 93kg
    Previous Clubs: Gold Coast Titans (2016-2017)
    Rep Honours: Queensland under-20s (2015)
    NRL Debut: Gold Coast v Vodafone Warriors, Mount Smart Stadium, July 2, 2016 (Round
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    NRL Career: 12 appearances, 2016-2017
    NRL Points: 8 (2 tries)


    Sam Cook

    Date of Birth: August 1, 1993
    Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
    Junior Club: Northcote Tigers
    Position: Hooker
    Height: 180cm
    Weight: 92kg
    Previous Clubs: South Newcastle
    Rep Honours: NZ Maori Residents
    NRL Debut: Yet to make NRL debut


    HAYZE PERHAM

    Date of birth: July 2, 1999
    Birthplace: Taupo, NZ
    Junior Club: Pikiao Warriors
    Position: Fullback
    Height: 184cm
    Weight: 88kg
    Rep Honours: New Zealand 18s (2017)
    NRL Debut: Yet to make NRL debut
     
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    Nice. Straight replacement for Ata. He was going along pretty nicely in 2016 before that leg break. Can’t say I watched much of him in 2017, but he’s definitely not a complete plodder.
     
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    He’s got a killer fend.
     
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    I thought he was a centre, a rubbish centre who played a bit of hooker cos all there other hookers were injured.

    Maybe he was just out of posistion all along
     
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    Sympathy contract for breaking his leg?

    I guess Peachey going there next year made him a bit surplus
     
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    So he’s a stand off now, I thought he classed himself as a hooker/utility.

    He only just signed a 3 year extension with the Titans back in July last year but has opted for 2 years with us so that’s interesting.

    Not the worst pickup, still young and he did have raps on him as he graded, think he may have even made a rep side.

    I guess Hingano had to be covered, all this has been in the pipe for a while I’m thinking.
     
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    Going to be a bit of competition for SJ with the Bendon ads too.
     
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    I remember when he debuted against us and was playing quite well till he broke his leg. Had never heard of him, but then saw this "article"...haha
    Welcome to the club dude!



    Meet the Posh and Becks of Australia: NRL gun and part time underwear model set to make his debut this weekend... and his impossibly beautiful girlfriend who stalked HIM on Instagram
    By Cameron Phelps For Daily Mail Australia 14:04 AEDT 01 Jul 2016, updated 14:11 AEDT 04 Jul 2016

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    • Gold Coast Titans utility Karl Lawton is in line to make his debut Saturday
    • Lawton forms one half of the NRL's hottest couple
    • Lawton, 20, is dating Gold Coast model Rosie Van, 22
    • Van has over 100,000 followers on social media site Instagram
    When the Gold Coast Titans play the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL on Saturday there will likely be thousands of extra eyes on the game.

    That's because Karl Lawton, 20, is set to make his debut for the club - a utility player and part time underwear model who together with his girlfriend Rosie Van boasts a social media following of almost 120,000 people.

    Lawton has traveled with the team to Auckland as cover for captain Nathan Friend, who is battling to overcome a hand injury.

    The photogenic Lawton has an Instagram following of 17,000 and is dating model Rosie Van who has a following of over 100,000 on the social media site.

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    Karl Lawton and Rosie Van form the NRL's hottest couple. Lawton is in line to make his NRL debut on Saturday while Rosie has over 100,000 fans on Instagram
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    Rosie began her modelling career after posting pictures to Instagram
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    All eyes will be on Lawton if he gets the nod in Saturdays game against the New Zealand Warriors
    The genetically blessed couple began dating in May after chatting over Instagram before finally meeting up.

    They said it was love at first sight.

    Rosie, an office manager and part-time model told Daily Mail Australia she got into modelling just via posting pics on Instagram.

    Rosie also said that she hates the fact that her boyfriend doesn't wear head gear when he plays and is afraid he will forget who she is.

    Underwear model Karl Lawton surfs waves in Instagram snap


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    Smoking hot: The gorgeous Rosie said that she stalked Lawton on social media site Instagram
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    The pair hope to do a photo shoot together in the future
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    Rosie said that she hates the fact that her boyfriend doesn't wear head gear when he plays and is afraid he will forget who she is
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    The athletic couple began dating in May after chatting over Instagram before finally meeting up and said it was love at first sight
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    Rosie has sported a variety of hair colours on Instagram here she pulls off blonde with perfection
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    The busty 22-year-old works three days a week as an office worker
    'I don't want him to get concussed and forget who I am,' Van said.

    The toned Lawton has previously done modelling for underwear companies and said that he hoped to do more modelling in the future.

    'I would love to do some more modelling if the opportunity arose,' Lawton told Dail Mail Australia.

    'I think it would be really fun if i could do a joint shoot with Rosie,'

    Rosie agreed and said she would jump at the chance to do a shoot with her boyfriend.

    Lawton is the brother of former Gold coast Titans player Kayne Lawton who played seven games with the Queensland based team and is also a part time model.

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    Sexy selfie: Rosie wears lingerie that shows off her curves to perfection
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    The toned Lawton has previously done modelling for underwear companies and said that he hoped to do more modelling in the future
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    Rosie said she would jump at the chance to do a photo shoot with her boyfriend
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    Groovy: Rosie wears a 70's inspired outfit in this sexy snap
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    Lawton is the brother of former Gold coast Titans player Kayne Lawton who played seven games with the Queensland based team and is also a part time model
     
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    Glad to hear about Hayze. Kid looks the goods.
    Looking forward to watching his progress.
    (Pleeeeease don't fuck it up Warriors!)
     
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