General Auckland Vulcans v Windsor Wolves

Beeteejay_old

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I'd say Cleary will be filthy with the lot of them, with the way they've been playing as a whole.

Particularly Jennings though. If you listen too his post match interviews. He was easy on his young guys (as you'd expect), said they'd learn alot. Thought the score flattered the Storm etc. But when asked for the latest on Jennings (with ppl thinking injury was the reason he was benched), he said "he just wasn't playing well enough". Hence he left him benched for the remainder of the match.
 

SMAC19_old

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Manu Ma'u starting is well deserved. He has been outplaying most of those forwards for the Warriors (Ikahihifo etc). He would fit in well with the topside if he ever got the chance.

Good to see Raps back.

Ma'u def deserve a starting spot, hard as nails but also a ball player..Ikahihifo i dont even notice on the field

man ya think they'd have some refreshments or a sausage sizzle goin at the vulcans games...money 4 jam
 

krs_64_old

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Particularly Jennings though. If you listen too his post match interviews. He was easy on his young guys (as you'd expect), said they'd learn alot. Thought the score flattered the Storm etc. But when asked for the latest on Jennings (with ppl thinking injury was the reason he was benched), he said "he just wasn't playing well enough". Hence he left him benched for the remainder of the match.

All related to that costly drink up Jennings had, prior to that incident, Jennings was one of the form centres in the comp.
 

Beeteejay_old

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All related to that costly drink up Jennings had, prior to that incident, Jennings was one of the form centres in the comp.

I'm sure it (having two drinks on Anzac Day when he was rehabing) didn't help his cause.
 

Defence_old

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Ma'u def deserve a starting spot, hard as nails but also a ball player..Ikahihifo i dont even notice on the field

man ya think they'd have some refreshments or a sausage sizzle goin at the vulcans games...money 4 jam


Disappointed to hear that about ikahihifo- got high hopes for him. Thought he had been injured
 

Leaguenut76_old

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Ma'u def deserve a starting spot, hard as nails but also a ball player..Ikahihifo i dont even notice on the field

man ya think they'd have some refreshments or a sausage sizzle goin at the vulcans games...money 4 jam

You probably havn't noticed Ikahihifo because he has been injured since round 2
 

SMAC19_old

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Haha well guess that's why smac didn't notice him out there then. Future star IMO

too true...jeez they need him back bad goin on last weeks performance

should be a good match..plenty of ex 1st graders in the wolves...vulcans to bounce back

man some one get a sausage sizzle goin there:d:
 

Warrior Nation_old

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I'd say Cleary will be filthy with the lot of them, with the way they've been playing as a whole.
matty johns calling for jennings head on nrl fox last night, he reckons jennings hart isn't in it and thats not acceptable for a marquee player
 

Beeteejay_old

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WELCOME to the NSW Cup's $1 million match-up - struggling superstar Michael Jennings versus out-of-favour Warriors centre Krisnan Inu.

Not long ago, Jennings and Inu could have been facing off in a Test match for Australia and New Zealand.

Tomorrow, the expensive out-of-form duo will be in Auckland, battling it out in front of a few hundred fans for their respective NRL teams' feeder clubs.

For a player sensationally punted from the Panthers this week because of poor form, Jennings looked at complete ease as he joined the Windsor Wolves for a light training run late yesterday. Wearing white boots and a black Panthers top, Jennings shared a laugh with his teammates, including winger Sandor Earl - and his pup Nevada - before knuckling down.

At 4am today, Jennings will board the team bus in Penrith and head to the airport, then cross the ditch where $300,000 out-of-favour Warriors enigma Inu awaits. The league world was shocked when Penrith punted Jennings, even though the well-documented axing is unlikely to cost him a NSW jumper.

Panthers teammates last night hoped Jennings would still get the nod for Origin I.

"We actually hope 'Jenko' makes it because, if anything, it could give him some confidence that he'll bring back here," one Panthers insider said. "He'll be the first to admit his form probably hasn't been up to scratch. But he's actually copped it on the chin and kept turning up to training really chirpy."

Jennings failed to finish last Saturday's game against Melbourne with what first looked to be a serious shoulder injury. Coach Ivan Cleary failed to elaborate if injury was the reason for the early shower, and three days later dropped the $600,000-a-season club favourite to reserve grade.

Cleary yesterday said: "There's been a couple of things in his game in the past couple of weeks that haven't been up to scratch. I'm sure he'll bounce back. There are parts of his game that aren't what they need to be."

Windsor coach Guy Missio was waiting to speak with Cleary and hear his plans for Jennings, but delighted to have him in his side for the cross-Tasman clash. Auckland coach Ricky Henry has even shifted Inu to right centre to make sure he lines up opposite Jennings.

"Any player of 'Jenko's' calibre to come back from first grade and their ability is a big boost," Missio said. "This afternoon was mainly about going through our sets, it's a light run because we're flying out early in the morning."

If Jennings' axing created a storm, Blues coach Ricky Stuart's declaration he would still pick the left centre for Origin caused greater debate. Jennings is likely to be back in Penrith on Monday for a Blues camp ahead of Origin I.

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...e-off-in-nsw-cup/story-e6frexnr-1226352417663
 

warrior rok50_old

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Fish scored another three tries this week, geez his strike rate is unbelievable. Heard he told Bluey that he wants to stay in Vulcans for a while to work on his defense, great maturity by the Fish if true, really want him to fulfill the enormous potential he has.
 

BOOGEYMAN_old

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Jennings heads to Auckland to meet with Bluey...Cleary has a new centre coming to town next year...
 

BA-AD Luck_old

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Happy with that performance (not that I was there). Agree, need to find something creative for the Fish, and agree that more games in 1st grade regularly will only improve his stature in the game.
 

SMAC19_old

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You probably havn't noticed Ikahihifo because he has been injured since round 2

he came back with an impressive display..looked fast & fit..every run he made count, always looking 4 the offload 2...his partner Manu Mau did exactly the same...his offloads set up 2 of Fish's tries

these 2 were joint MOM for me

another to impress the reserve hooker Trent Bishop..real goer,quick round the ruck and good front on defender & Sam Lousi- easily his best performance 4 the vulcans, ran with aggression, did some good offloads...one time had 5 wolves hanging of him.

Inu- not a get back in 1st grade performance
Fish - great backing up 2 get the tries
Godinet - had a good passing game
Steve Rapira - beefed up & a damaging defender, think his future is prop
Collier - got the kicks from everywhere, wish he would back himself more to run over defenders than always to the lil grubber which always goes out..take the line on more
Tavita & Herman solid

good turnout to see Jennings i guess..did sweet F-All..travisty to hard working ctrs if that lazy ass gets in

still no sausage sizzle or tuck shop facilities.....has to be only team in NSW comp that doesnt have a refresment stand....c'mon ARL:d:
 
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JAH_old

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Taumata I thought he was getting the boot for steeling the prescription pad off the Doc .And since Penrith are so bad why isn't he getting a shot in 1st grade. Hows Rusty Bristowe doing.
 
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