Recruitment 2022 Warriors Recruitment Discussion

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Toookey

Toookey

Mikaele Tu’u is a good player, powerful, explosive and has a bit of go in him fitness wise (Picked for higher honours though). -
Also if we didn't have so many backrowers this guy would be worth it, I've seen him play well for Manly. Jack G

Jeeze what's going on with the Dragons. Seems to be absolute shambles - 2 stars of the future Sullivan and Sloan want releases, no one turns up for the end of year function and now Burgess and this guy has mentioned how much of a dick they think the coach is...
 

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Jeeze what's going on with the Dragons. Seems to be absolute shambles - 2 stars of the future Sullivan and Sloan want releases, no one turns up for the end of year function and now Burgess and this guy has mentioned how much of a dick they think the coach is...
I know Brown didn't work out but i'm still glad he got the Warriors job instead of Griffin
 
Cces

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playdaball

playdaball

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Not just the Chiefs, there’s a few at the Canes and Blues that have a history in league and would entertain the idea if it became available. Problem is the Warriors are a bit tainted now but I’d suspect if NZ2 got in they’d have a few converts
He won’t go
 
AlexM

AlexM

Some X-factor about this guy. Only 22 as well. I love those explosive fast hookers coming on and creating havoc around the ruck. It usually gives a bit more space on the edges too.


Played really well for PNG
Shame we don't really need a hooker
 
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Wrighty

Wrighty

All quiet on the western front while Webster evaluates and tweaks and gives input into the recruitment targets, no need to rush, better to get it right.
Measure twice, cut once etc etc
 
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TheWarriorholic

TheWarriorholic

Do you think we have good options at hooker?
I personally think it’s one of our weakest positions.
I reckon Lussick is going to be a gun in a year or so, especially when he fills out. Egan has improved and will probably go better if we can pick and stick with a halves pairing for him to gel with.

That said, I think we be a different team with a top class hooker. Just not many of them round and non in the market at the moment
 
Paulo24

Paulo24

I reckon Lussick is going to be a gun in a year or so, especially when he fills out. Egan has improved and will probably go better if we can pick and stick with a halves pairing for him to gel with.

That said, I think we be a different team with a top class hooker. Just not many of them round and non in the market at the moment
I like hookers to be elusive, strong and fast. They must be elite in one of the above areas plus have a high IQ or a disposition to learn the tricks of the trade. None of our hooking options rank highly in any of those three areas. I have very little faith in Lussick and Otukolo, well atleast the fact that they will develop into outstanding hooker here. I think we need atleast a dynamic option to come in with some of those raw abilities listed above. It will change our attack.
 
Jay M

Jay M

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I like hookers to be elusive, strong and fast. They must be elite in one of the above areas plus have a high IQ or a disposition to learn the tricks of the trade. None of our hooking options rank highly in any of those three areas. I have very little faith in Lussick and Otukolo, well atleast the fact that they will develop into outstanding hooker here. I think we need atleast a dynamic option to come in with some of those raw abilities listed above. It will change our attack.
I respect your choices but I prefer a differebt dynamic. I prefer a hooker who is solid defensively, has a great pass off either hand, knows when to run and has a kicking game. Still not sure if any of our hookers meets your list or mine.

We need a PJ Marsh v2...
 
Wrighty

Wrighty

I disagree. I think he'd be lucky to be 10th on his performances in the warriors' jersey. He might be if our pack consistently asserted dominance.

In no particular order:
Grant
Koroisau
Smith
Cook
Robson
Mahoney
Brailey
Croker
Verrills
JMK
Hodgson
Woolford
Hunt

You are missing the second brailey off your list and Starling and he slips in after both of them at tenth

Easily better than Verrils who plays behind a juggernaut so it is hard for him to not look good.
JMK is awful and Lussick is probably better than him.
And hodgson shouldnt be on the list given how little he played this season.

Honestly bro we have debated this numerous times and everyone concedes he is 10th
 
Leon Black

Leon Black

Personally I think the most import attribute of a hooker is a crisp, long and accurate pass

Second very smart decision making and the ability to control the tempo of the game

Third rock solid D

Depending on your halves the running game is a real plus, but I’d take the above fundamentals first.

Lussick has a defensive game that can change the momentum of a game, which surprised me given how skinny he is. He needs to improve his pass but that’s not hard to improve if you practice enough. I’m keen to see how he goes. I’m happy to let Otukolo go, he’s shown nothing that excites me.

Egan…he’s ok, but I dont see him winning us a comp. Obviously I’d take Api, Grant, Smith, Reed or Cook but realistically they aren’t coming to the Warriors any time soon.
Do you take into account Lussick might not miss tackled but post contact metres are about 5 metres plus every time he made a 1 on 1 tackle?
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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New recruitment thread for 2023/2024 is now open. Please feel free to post there from now on or use the player profiles if its about a specific signed player on our roster.

Cheers team and thanks for your contributions to this thread...

 
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