Recruitment 2018 Warriors Recruitment Discussion

Discussion in 'Warriors Discussion' started by mt.wellington, Oct 15, 2017.

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  1. flying coconut
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    flying coconut 1st Grade Fringe

    Ideally Lawton should be on the bench round one. He is a much better option than Cook on the bench and covers more positions.
     
  2. eudebrito
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    eudebrito Warriors 1st Grader

    It’s pretty much Hingano in reverse, they signed Peachey (Green) who will send this bloke down the pecking order next year, so his manager looks around and says who wants a utility? Warriors it is!

    If he plays zero games this year, he’ll probably be off somewhere else in search of a chance. Hard road being an NRL back up, have to hope someone gets injured and you can string enough games together that someone will view you as a starter, and not just a depth piece to be cycled through each year.

    Give us expansion NRL, soon enough you could make a pretty good team just off a reserve graders, youths keep coming through, the old guys don't retire as quick due to the advances in training
     
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    He'll need time to settle but he looks like the sort of player that'll push hard for a spot. He's taken a huge punt coming here in the first place. It could squeeze Tevaga right out.
     
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    fizurg 1st Grade Fringe

    Seems too small to be a second rower or even outside back nowadays. Hooker or halves seem to the only likely positions for him.
     
  5. mt.wellington
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    All Aiden Tolman discussion has been deleted. It does not belong in this thread. 7 day ban for instigator and 3 day bans for repliers from posting in this thread. Most of you have read this warning several times.

    For players who DO NOT have a rumour or official release attached to them and this club post in the following thread.

    https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/who-should-the-warriors-sign-for-2018-2019.59778/

    Karl Lawton now has his own player discussion thread. All futures posts will be moved there. Feel free to continue discussing his signing there.

    https://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/karl-lawton.60608/
     
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    Hey guys a friend of mine was at the game on the weekend and saw Toovey there who was apparently well into watching the Warriors and seemed a little more interested than just a league fan.

    Could be something, could be nothing. Just thought it could be worth mentioning.

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    Fuck me no thank you

    That guy will destroy the karma in this place

    But if SK wants him, I’m ok with that
     
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    Very interesting.

    In a assistant's role, slotting in for Cappy next year....experienced halves coach at NRL level, or defensive coach ( he has come from a defensive background at Manly).

    He must want to work with the Warriors, Toovey can attract some players, a triad of Kearney Smith and Toovey would be like a big Neon sign...come to the Warriors...everyone's jumping on our bandwagon....be part of the story...

    Assistants don't kick doors and scream and stuff they get fired for that type of grandstanding.

    Toovey would be in a support role.

    Hope it happens ..having Smith here turned out well.

    It would be our most experienced coaching set up by some distance....the one thing Kearney lacks.

    Maybe Toovey was there to watch the Kiwi internationals in the Warriors ?

    Could be prepping for applying to the NZRL ?
     
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    Toovy has GF experience as head coach.

    He would be in the top 5 assistant coaches surely.

    Maybe he saw SKs path to redemption and wants to have another crack.

    Be silly if we said no.
     
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    Wasn’t the rumour that he has applied for the kiwis job?? Could be watching his potential players for his test squad?
     
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    Heard he has thrown in his hat for the kiwis job
     
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    Stalefish540 .....

    On NRL with him and Kimmorley. He said he went out to the game with family I think, said we weren't very impressive.
     
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    Wait what, Toovey didn't think the Warriors were impressive, after thrashing the premier favourites at home by 20 odd points?
     
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    That was my thoughts too. Was thinking it must have been a typo and he was impressed with the performance.
     
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    Yes thats what he said,, you can view it on NRL.COM... I thought at the time ...what game was he watching...Roorters made heaps of mistakes but that came about because of the strong attack and defence our boys forced on them... I have found Toovey negative on our team in each post this year.. Kimorley has been on the bandwagon for three weeks
     
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    Stalefish540 .....

    Thats what he said.
     
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    BeastMode Warriors 1st Grader

    Clearly he was taking the piss....
     
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    Stalefish540 .....

    It was more like watering down Kimmorleys Warriors love by saying ehhh they weren't that good as the roosters were so bad. Something to that effect from memory.
     
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    Which is completely valid. The Roosters didn't make us play great football. We played well, but there's still improvements to come. Same as tonight.
     
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    Warriors prepared for almighty fight to keep best young players


    • Smith says a factor in that has been the raids by Australian clubs, who have been picking up the best Kiwi players at a younger age.

      "One of the things I've learnt since I've been here, which horrifies me, is that in recent seasons the starting point where talented rugby league players' careers begin is in some cases 14 years of age," Smith said.

      "That's when other NRL clubs are coming here and identifying and signing players.

      "There is a player right now who is 14 and he's being courted by an NRL club, with an offer that would blow your mind.

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      "So our choice is either leave the door open for the foxes to come in and take the hens, or we can fight back and do something about it.

      "So we're in the process of making determinations about what the future holds for us, as a development club."

      It goes against Smith's personal beliefs to sign up players so young and there is always the possibility of another Etene Nanai-Seturo scenario happening, where he stays in New Zealand, but then decides to switch codes.

      "I feel it's very unhealthy for the game, but we have to go there," Smith said.

      "About 30 players are leaving and have been leaving in each of the past few seasons, since these clubs have been raiding New Zealand for 15-year-olds.

      "That's the reality. Are they getting all the best ones? They probably had pretty much open slather at it, so they should have been able to pick the best ones.

      "But it doesn't mean that we haven't got good ones, because we've got some who we're very confident will become NRL players."

      However, Smith said the exodus has to end and the club will be more more proactive in identifying and recruiting the best young New Zealanders.

      "I feel like there's got to be a fightback by us," he said.

      "We've got to get in and get dirty, if that's what it takes. Even if it doesn't look right to me that 15-year-olds and their parents are being asked to sign agreements."
     
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