General 2021 Warriors Preseason

Jaffa J

U20's Player
Feb 22, 2020
22
Total lack of knowledge about our team
Not included Katoa in the picture.lets us know they are not up
With the warriors.
A lot of other things they missed in their assessment .
We are going into the finals this year .The only question is how far in .
It was funny reading this article then seeing Fox League's top 5 player's in every position and them having Tohu 3rd in his position and RTS 4th somehow AFB didn't make top 5 props I like that they are underestimating our team will make it sweet if we sneak in
 

Off The Bench

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Jan 26, 2014
3,167
It was funny reading this article then seeing Fox League's top 5 player's in every position and them having Tohu 3rd in his position and RTS 4th somehow AFB didn't make top 5 props I like that they are underestimating our team will make it sweet if we sneak in
Probably a pretty fair assessment .
Except for Tohu but he's against Taumololo so there is some stuff competition
If you pulled RTS apart on stats he's no where near fourth
Except for running meters .
But as a team I'm excited going into this season .
I think we have addressed our underperforming forward pack.
 

1995Warriorsfan

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Feb 22, 2016
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Blame the government on this.

Club to start season in Australia​

AuthorRichard Becht & photosport.nzTimestampFri 4 Dec 2020, 12:02 PM

Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has today confirmed the club will relocate to Australia for at least the first four rounds of the 2021 NRL season.
In making the announcement he confirmed the full squad would be based in Tamworth for a month from January 3 before moving to Terrigal on the Central Coast where the Vodafone Warriors were in camp from late May until the final round of the Covid 19-affected 2020 season.

The decision means the club’s first two home games against Gold Coast and Newcastle will now be played at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford after originally being allocated to Mount Smart Stadium when the 2021 draw was released on November 26. The Vodafone Warriors will remain in Australia for their away games against Canberra and the Sydney Roosters in the third and fourth rounds.
“It’s not what we want to do but it’s what we have to do. Our priority is to ensure we do all we can to enable our team to be as well prepared as it can be for 2021,” said George.
“It’s a football decision that needs to be made now. We can’t afford to speculate about what might or might not happen any longer. We need clarity for our players, staff and families.


“We tried to arrange a quarantine facility like other sporting bodies have done to bring our players from Australia to train here as a squad but our request was declined so we’ve had to adapt.
“We’ll keep abreast of the border situation and in early March will decide with the NRL what the best course of action is after the first four rounds, hopefully returning to New Zealand to play at Mount Smart for the first time since 2019 in round five.”
The Vodafone Warriors have been split into two preseason groups since mid-November with 14 of the NRL squad training in Kiama in New South Wales while the rest have been working with new head coach Nathan Brown in Auckland.

On January 3, the New Zealand-based players and staff will fly to Tamworth where they will be joined by the Kiama pod to enable the full 2021 squad – including the club’s seven new signings – to train together for the first time ahead of the preseason trials and the season-opening match against the Titans on March 13.
“It’s not ideal having the squad split with one group in Auckland and another in Kiama but it has been the only option open to us,” said Brown.
“At the same time the focus pre-Christmas is always on physical conditioning and some skill work. It’s not until the New Year that we really concentrate on structure, game style and our combinations leading into the trials.
“It’s critical getting together as a group which the camp in Tamworth is all about.”
Apart from the new signings, Tamworth provides familiarity for players and staff after the Vodafone Warriors quarantined there in May before the 2020 season resumed.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
17,679
Blame the government on this.

Club to start season in Australia​

AuthorRichard Becht & photosport.nzTimestampFri 4 Dec 2020, 12:02 PM

Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George has today confirmed the club will relocate to Australia for at least the first four rounds of the 2021 NRL season.
In making the announcement he confirmed the full squad would be based in Tamworth for a month from January 3 before moving to Terrigal on the Central Coast where the Vodafone Warriors were in camp from late May until the final round of the Covid 19-affected 2020 season.

The decision means the club’s first two home games against Gold Coast and Newcastle will now be played at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford after originally being allocated to Mount Smart Stadium when the 2021 draw was released on November 26. The Vodafone Warriors will remain in Australia for their away games against Canberra and the Sydney Roosters in the third and fourth rounds.
“It’s not what we want to do but it’s what we have to do. Our priority is to ensure we do all we can to enable our team to be as well prepared as it can be for 2021,” said George.
“It’s a football decision that needs to be made now. We can’t afford to speculate about what might or might not happen any longer. We need clarity for our players, staff and families.


“We tried to arrange a quarantine facility like other sporting bodies have done to bring our players from Australia to train here as a squad but our request was declined so we’ve had to adapt.
“We’ll keep abreast of the border situation and in early March will decide with the NRL what the best course of action is after the first four rounds, hopefully returning to New Zealand to play at Mount Smart for the first time since 2019 in round five.”
The Vodafone Warriors have been split into two preseason groups since mid-November with 14 of the NRL squad training in Kiama in New South Wales while the rest have been working with new head coach Nathan Brown in Auckland.

On January 3, the New Zealand-based players and staff will fly to Tamworth where they will be joined by the Kiama pod to enable the full 2021 squad – including the club’s seven new signings – to train together for the first time ahead of the preseason trials and the season-opening match against the Titans on March 13.
“It’s not ideal having the squad split with one group in Auckland and another in Kiama but it has been the only option open to us,” said Brown.
“At the same time the focus pre-Christmas is always on physical conditioning and some skill work. It’s not until the New Year that we really concentrate on structure, game style and our combinations leading into the trials.
“It’s critical getting together as a group which the camp in Tamworth is all about.”
Apart from the new signings, Tamworth provides familiarity for players and staff after the Vodafone Warriors quarantined there in May before the 2020 season resumed.
Actually the entire fault sits with the NRL.

December our MIQ has been booked out completely at max capacity around the entire country.

This was announced weeks ago. There is a waiting list to get in here, special interest groups like sports teams have to give decent notice and they have to expect that the Christmmas New Year season will be difficult.

The Warriors unfortunately are the victims of wanting to staff an Isolation bubble during peak season.

The NRL should have made a special commitment to the Warriors that game one against opponents unknown, would be played on a specific date, thereafter the draw would be made to fit around the Warriors dates.

The deputy prime minister is the minister for sport, if this request by the Warriors was practicable they would have green lighted it.

Ultimately for reasons I have said and won't bore people with any more, the Warriors have to get real and base themselves in Australia until there is an official travel bubble arrangement.


It looks as though they are starting to figure this out, however talking about round five now is somewhat stupid imo...
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
17,679
The Pakistanis aren't allowed out to train.

Sounds like they have made it harder for everyone else.


Personally I'm thrilled the MOH have pulled the plug on their original training plan.

They will get 8-10 days out before the first match.

Some of the players who breached the rules will end up doing twenty days in isolation.

Corrupt bastards were meant to have had negative tests before traveling....it seems to me they decided to knowingly bring it here.....or they lied and did not have pre screening.
 

Miket12

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Apr 20, 2012
8,609
Rumor has it Ruben climbed the hill in press up position and took the photo after making a full bowl of Kava

Legend has it he next day he climbed the hill backwards..............................
You missed the fact, that with a child’s spade and bucket, he made the hill the day before.
 

Uncmase

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 12, 2016
1,675
Perth, Australia
Not only that, Cam Smith came and kicked it over and Rubes had to make it again with sand in his eyes
What none of you know. Is the sand dunes are made up of half the nrl players who got turned to dust when Rubes clicked his fingers after collecting all 6 premiership rings for his gauntlet after defeating the Melbourne Storm Avengers.
 

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