Gameday Bulldogs vs Warriors Gameday Chatter [Round 7, 2016]

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NRL 2016 - Rnd 7 - Bulldogs vs Warriors Gameday Chatter
Bulldogs v Warriors: Schick Preview
Wed 13 Apr, 2016, 12:00pm
By Corey Rosser‌, New Zealand Correspondent , NRL.com


Schick Hydro Preview: Bulldogs v Warriors
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, 7.30PM NZT


After starting the season with just two victories from six games Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has rung the changes ahead of a Round 7 'away' meeting with the Bulldogs in Wellington.

A 34-18 loss to the Sea Eagles last week seemed to force McFadden's hand, with the major selection talking point in this match-up being the move of Tuimoala Lolohea from the wing to standoff, with Jeff Robson dropping back to reserve grade.

The Warriors bring in David Fusitua on the wing and welcome back Bodene Thompson from injury in the place of Albert Vete. Simon Mannering shifts back to lock with Sam Lisone starting at prop and Jacob Lillyman reverting to the bench, while off-season recruit Ligi Sao is listed as 18th man.

Canterbury-Bankstown will travel to Westpac Stadium off the back of a grinding 18-12 win over the Storm on Monday night, when their defence came to the party time and time again to secure a victory that lifted them to fifth on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.

Coach Des Hasler has named an unchanged line-up, but has added Lloyd Perrett to a five-man bench for the trip across the Tasman.


Watch out Bulldogs: The Warriors sit among the bottom four teams on the ladder, but their attack is up with the very best in 2016. In overall points the Warriors trail only the Cowboys at the top, averaging 23.3 per game, while also sitting second-equal for the most tries scored. Along with the Broncos the Kiwi outfit also lead the competition in line breaks made with 28.

Andrew McFadden made a clear statement to his players this week; perform or you are gone. The dropping of Jeff Robson so early in the season was surprising and is sure to have everyone in the squad on high alert. The Doggies should expect a much-improved attitude from their opposition come Saturday night.

Watch out Warriors: The Bulldogs have protected their line well so far this year, and have leaked more than 20 points only once in six games. They average just 14.6 points conceded per game and McFadden's men will have to be at their very best to find a way through.

In six attempts the Warriors have never won an 'away' match in New Zealand against the Bulldogs. When being hosted by Canterbury-Bankstown in both Wellington and Hamilton the best result the Warriors have managed is a 24-24 draw back in 2001.

Key match-up: Moses Mbye v Shaun Johnson. Johnson returns to the No.7 jersey for the first time this season and looks set to have an increased role, given the inexperienced Lolohea will partner him in the halves this week. The Kiwi international has scored four tries and set a further four up so far this year, and averages 48 run metres per match. At just 22 years of age Mbye has been one of the best halves in the competition so far, leading the Dogs around the park well and contributing plenty in attack with four line breaks, four tries and five try assists in six games.

The history: Played 33; Bulldogs 19, Warriors 12, Drawn 2. The Doggies are on a hot streak against the Warriors, having won their last five matches against them dating back to 2012. A win in Wellington would equal Canterbury-Bankstown's longest streak against the Warriors, while in 22 games on Kiwi soil they have won 15 times.

What are the odds: The Bulldogs opened as $2.45 outsiders and quickly became the best-backed team of the round with Sportsbet. With money running six to one in favour of Canterbury-Bankstown, they could well start favourites by the time we get to kick off.

Match officials: Referee: Henry Perenara. Assistant Referee: David Munro. Touch Judges: Shane Rehm, Jeff Younis. Review Officials: Steve Chiddy. Senior RO: Luke Patten

Televised: Fox Sports – live coverage from 5.00pm AEDT

The way we see it: The Bulldogs are travelling along neatly under the radar in fashion which might even cause coach Hasler to muster a grin. Although they have lost twice by 14-point margins, Canterbury-Bankstown have also shown they can win the tough ones. The Warriors struggle to stay in the grind and this week come up against opponents who seem to thrive on it. The Doggies will know if they can complete well the game will likely be there for the taking in the final 20 minutes, when the Warriors tend to fall away in matches. Bulldogs by 14.

https://www.nrl.com/bulldogs-v-warriors-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/94785/default.aspx

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I put my last 100 on us to win by more then 12 with the bookie lets go boys!!!
 
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I am going to have to find the courage to watch this one. I cannot keep that pre season debacle against the Dragons out of my head and against the Dogs pack only a dreamer would pick the Warriors. Dreams are free though, so I will.
 
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Looking at those team lists side by side that is one hell of a side to take on. Scary how one sided it looks. Hopoate and RTS (because they're both fantastic) and Hoffman and Williams (because they're both liabilities) probably cancel each other out and hopefully Isaac Luke will out play Lichaa but apart from that head to head they are all so much bigger, stronger, faster, more skillfull. Rona against Fus. Morris against Ayshford. Perrett against Wright. Reynolds against Tui. Mbye against Johnson. The number 14s have Kasiano against Leuluai. Klemmer against Gubb
We are the Warriors. I reckon we might win this :)
 
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I have an awful sinking feeling about this one, just hope I'm wrong.
 
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If the refs allow an up tempo game we beat the big doggies forwards in the last 20...

So naturally it's going to be the slowest game of the year.:mad:
 
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I only see 2 possible outcomes:

1. We put in a commendable effort and lose a close-ish game.
2. The dogs embarrass us and highlight our shocking D and weak go-forward, putting us to the sword.

so then what?

I'm totally at a loss with this mob
 
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Must win.

Let's see if this team actually has any balls - the perfect game to find out.

If they can take this dogs pack on, and at least maintain parity, we're in with a shout. If not... season's going to start looking awfully long again.

Aim up boys, give us something to bloody cheer about for once would you?
 
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Anyone know if Sao passed his fitness test and on the bench? If so, who comes out? Guess we'll find out for sure as the B team plays this afternoon.
 
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NRL 2016 - Rnd 7 - Bulldogs vs Warriors Gameday Chatter
Bulldogs v Warriors: Schick Preview
Wed 13 Apr, 2016, 12:00pm
By Corey Rosser‌, New Zealand Correspondent , NRL.com


Schick Hydro Preview: Bulldogs v Warriors
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Saturday, 7.30PM NZT


After starting the season with just two victories from six games Warriors coach Andrew McFadden has rung the changes ahead of a Round 7 'away' meeting with the Bulldogs in Wellington.

A 34-18 loss to the Sea Eagles last week seemed to force McFadden's hand, with the major selection talking point in this match-up being the move of Tuimoala Lolohea from the wing to standoff, with Jeff Robson dropping back to reserve grade.

The Warriors bring in David Fusitua on the wing and welcome back Bodene Thompson from injury in the place of Albert Vete. Simon Mannering shifts back to lock with Sam Lisone starting at prop and Jacob Lillyman reverting to the bench, while off-season recruit Ligi Sao is listed as 18th man.

Canterbury-Bankstown will travel to Westpac Stadium off the back of a grinding 18-12 win over the Storm on Monday night, when their defence came to the party time and time again to secure a victory that lifted them to fifth on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder.

Coach Des Hasler has named an unchanged line-up, but has added Lloyd Perrett to a five-man bench for the trip across the Tasman.


Watch out Bulldogs: The Warriors sit among the bottom four teams on the ladder, but their attack is up with the very best in 2016. In overall points the Warriors trail only the Cowboys at the top, averaging 23.3 per game, while also sitting second-equal for the most tries scored. Along with the Broncos the Kiwi outfit also lead the competition in line breaks made with 28.

Andrew McFadden made a clear statement to his players this week; perform or you are gone. The dropping of Jeff Robson so early in the season was surprising and is sure to have everyone in the squad on high alert. The Doggies should expect a much-improved attitude from their opposition come Saturday night.

Watch out Warriors: The Bulldogs have protected their line well so far this year, and have leaked more than 20 points only once in six games. They average just 14.6 points conceded per game and McFadden's men will have to be at their very best to find a way through.

In six attempts the Warriors have never won an 'away' match in New Zealand against the Bulldogs. When being hosted by Canterbury-Bankstown in both Wellington and Hamilton the best result the Warriors have managed is a 24-24 draw back in 2001.

Key match-up: Moses Mbye v Shaun Johnson. Johnson returns to the No.7 jersey for the first time this season and looks set to have an increased role, given the inexperienced Lolohea will partner him in the halves this week. The Kiwi international has scored four tries and set a further four up so far this year, and averages 48 run metres per match. At just 22 years of age Mbye has been one of the best halves in the competition so far, leading the Dogs around the park well and contributing plenty in attack with four line breaks, four tries and five try assists in six games.

The history: Played 33; Bulldogs 19, Warriors 12, Drawn 2. The Doggies are on a hot streak against the Warriors, having won their last five matches against them dating back to 2012. A win in Wellington would equal Canterbury-Bankstown's longest streak against the Warriors, while in 22 games on Kiwi soil they have won 15 times.

What are the odds: The Bulldogs opened as $2.45 outsiders and quickly became the best-backed team of the round with Sportsbet. With money running six to one in favour of Canterbury-Bankstown, they could well start favourites by the time we get to kick off.

Match officials: Referee: Henry Perenara. Assistant Referee: David Munro. Touch Judges: Shane Rehm, Jeff Younis. Review Officials: Steve Chiddy. Senior RO: Luke Patten

Televised: Fox Sports – live coverage from 5.00pm AEDT

The way we see it: The Bulldogs are travelling along neatly under the radar in fashion which might even cause coach Hasler to muster a grin. Although they have lost twice by 14-point margins, Canterbury-Bankstown have also shown they can win the tough ones. The Warriors struggle to stay in the grind and this week come up against opponents who seem to thrive on it. The Doggies will know if they can complete well the game will likely be there for the taking in the final 20 minutes, when the Warriors tend to fall away in matches. Bulldogs by 14.

https://www.nrl.com/bulldogs-v-warriors-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/94785/default.aspx

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Anyone know if Sao passed his fitness test and on the bench? If so, who comes out? Guess we'll find out for sure as the B team plays this afternoon.
If Sao gets thru I pick Kondom to drop off the bench.
 
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Not confident at all after last week this could get ugly :(
 
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Must win.

Let's see if this team actually has any balls - the perfect game to find out.

If they can take this dogs pack on, and at least maintain parity, we're in with a shout. If not... season's going to start looking awfully long again.

Aim up boys, give us something to bloody cheer about for once would you?
An 80min effort from each and every player please.
 
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Not confident at all after last week this could get ugly :(
Hopeful but far from confident.

I'm desperate enough to put Konstipation outside Ayshford in place of Wright.

At least we'd get a chance of a barnstorming kick return that doesn't rely on 20+ hit ups from RTS or the injured Manu.
 
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"Andrew McFadden made a clear statement to his players this week; perform or you are gone. The dropping of Jeff Robson so early in the season was surprising and is sure to have everyone in the squad on high alert. The Doggies should expect a much-improved attitude from their opposition come Saturday night."

Robo had his best game as a Warrior last weekend. Gone.
 
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I only see 2 possible outcomes:

1. We put in a commendable effort and lose a close-ish game.
2. The dogs embarrass us and highlight our shocking D and weak go-forward, putting us to the sword.

so then what?

I'm totally at a loss with this mob
I hate to concede that you're 100% bang on.

But I can feel the sword coming and lots of bulldogs clichés like

Who let the dogs out?
The Warriors are in the dog house tonight.
Woeful Warriors bitten by ruthless Bulldogs.
The dogs of war.....
 
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"Andrew McFadden made a clear statement to his players this week; perform or you are gone. The dropping of Jeff Robson so early in the season was surprising and is sure to have everyone in the squad on high alert. The Doggies should expect a much-improved attitude from their opposition come Saturday night."

Robo had his best game as a Warrior last weekend. Gone.
Cappy is allergic to dropping SJ.
SJ is part of the Warriors long term spine vision.
SJ played well below par last week.
 
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