General Greatest All Time Warriors Playing 17

KerryKatona

KerryKatona

Sorry if this has been done but Id like to give it a shot. Name the best starting lineup you can put on the field between 1995-2013
Its tough, Im finding my centres combination especially trying
Anyway have at it
 
KerryKatona

KerryKatona

I was thinking with the right propping combination I could pull of a Lautiti Mateo backrow combination.[DOUBLEPOST=1377048363][/DOUBLEPOST]is there a place for Tony Tuamivave? those grass cutting tackles were awesome, but I cant remember what he was like as an offensive player
 
edd

edd

Sorry if this has been done but Id like to give it a shot. Name the best starting lineup you can put on the field between 1995-2013
Its tough, Im finding my centres combination especially trying
Anyway have at it
If you've got a spot you can't fill just chuck Matagi in their for the mean time.....
 
Defence

Defence

Blake
Vatuvei
Tate
Toopi
Meli
Jones
Johnson
Campion
Lautiti
Mannering
Price
Marsh
Vagana

Rapira
Matulino
Wiki
Hohaia
 
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Nahz

I was thinking with the right propping combination I could pull of a Lautiti Mateo backrow combination.[DOUBLEPOST=1377048363][/DOUBLEPOST]is there a place for Tony Tuamivave? those grass cutting tackles were awesome, but I cant remember what he was like as an offensive player


those werent actually grass-cutters,they were legitmate powerful around the legs tackles...something that seems to have been taken out of the modern game a fair bit for a ball & all wrap up......cant move with no legs,and yes i know its to wrap up the ball from being flicked or passed on....
but i think the Termintor Tony special should be taught & ingrained into the smaller players ie(halves,smaller fullbacks,wings etc etc,...so they not getting bounced off going high so easily...at least around a leg or 2,theres momentum distraction which leaves the ball carrier open to getting knocked over the top quickly...
instead of a free bull-rampaging run to the tryline
 
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eudebrito

eudebrito

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Recency bias, don't remember the Auckland warrior days that well

1. Brent Webb
2. Francis Meli
3. Nigel Vagana
4. Clinton Toopi
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. James Maloney (gk)
7. Stacey Jones (co-captain)
8. Joe Vagana
9. PJ Marsh
10. Steve Price (co-captain)
11. Ali Lauititi
12. Stephen Kearney
13. Kevin Campion

14. Lance Hohaia
15. Ben Matulino
16. Ruben Wiki
17. Simon Mannering

Honorable mention, Sean Hoppe, Jerry Seuseu, Michael Luck, Brent Tate, Shaun Johnson
 
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Hitman82

Hitman82

These team lists always remind me how few good stand-offs we have had over the years.
 
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wallacenz

wallacenz

Recency bias, don't remember the Auckland warrior days that well

1. Brent Webb
2. Francis Meli
3. Nigel Vagana
4. Clinton Toopi
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. James Maloney (gk)
7. Stacey Jones (co-captain)
8. Joe Vagana
9. PJ Marsh
10. Steve Price (co-captain)
11. Ali Lauititi
12. Stephen Kearney
13. Kevin Campion

14. Lance Hohaia
15. Ben Matulino
16. Ruben Wiki
17. Simon Mannering

Honorable mention, Sean Hoppe, Jerry Seuseu, Michael Luck, Brent Tate, Shaun Johnson
its too bad we never got to see the best of nigel vagana and kearney at the warriors
 
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KerryKatona

KerryKatona

1 Matthew Ridge (the custodian narrowly edges out Cleary, this guy plugs the holes and and does the little things right)
2 Francis Meli (big fast and tough)
3 Brent tate (one of the best going around)
4 Kevin Iro ( the beast, an enigma at the warriors but Im talking the Kevin Iro of wigan era)
5 Manu Vatuvei (at his best unstoppable)
6 James Maloney (running off the forward pack? potential to fuck s88t up)
7 Stacey jones (the legend slots in to direct our attack)
8 Ruben Wiki (one of the toughest guys to play the game)
9 Pj Marsh (hard as nails)
10 Steve Price (see Ruben)
11 Ali Lautiti (absolutely devasting in his prime)
12 Feleti Mateo (at his best one of the more destructive attacking forwards in the game)
13 Kevin Campion (big heart big engine)

14 Joe Vagana (big hitting, hard running impact player)
15 Shontayne Hape (underrated, great defensive player and versatile to boot)
16 Thomas Leulauai (versatile tough and professional)
17 Simon Mannering (see above)

thoughts?
 
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Weno

Weno

1- Brent Webb
2- Sean Hoppe
3- Brent Tate
4- Clinton Toopi
5- Manu Vatuvei
6- John Simon
7- Stacey Jones
8- Ruben Wiki
9- Robert Mears
10-Steve Price
11-Ali Lauititi
12-Simon Mannering
13-Kevin Campion

14-Terry Hermanson
15-Joe Vagana
16-Ben Matulino
17-Jason Death.
 
mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
1 Matthew Ridge (the custodian narrowly edges out Cleary, this guy plugs the holes and and does the little things right)
Your fucking kidding right! He was shit here. He owned at Manly but was a cancerous parasite that took half the team down with him...
 
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Inruin

Inruin

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1. Brent Webb/Ivan Cleary
2. Sean Hoppe
3. Tea Ropati
4. Clinton Toopi
5. Francis Meli
6. James Maloney
7. Stacey Jones
8. Joe Vagana
9. PJ Marsh
10. Steve Price
11. Ali Lauititi
12. Simon Mannering
13. Kevin Campion

14. Ruben Wiki
15. Ben Matulino
16. Jerry Seuseu
17. Lance Hohaia
 
lolcaeks

lolcaeks

1. Cliff Beverley
2. Mark Ellis
3. Tony Martin
4. Peter Lewis
5. Denan Kemp
6. Ben Lythe
7. Grant Rovelli
8. Grant Young
9. Shane Endacott (C)
10. Andy Platt
11. Henry Perenara
12. Jessie Royal
13. Karl Te Mata

14. Mark Robinson
15. Mike Doreen
16. Brady Malam
18. Gavin Hill

Coach: Tony Kemp
Assistant Coach: Mark Graham
 
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Nahz

1. Cliff Beverley
2. Mark Ellis
3. Tony Martin
4. Peter Lewis
5. Denan Kemp
6. Ben Lythe
7. Grant Rovelli
8. Grant Young
9. Shane Endacott (C)
10. Andy Platt
11. Henry Perenara
12. Jessie Royal
13. Karl Te Mata

14. Mark Robinson
15. Mike Doreen
16. Brady Malam
18. Gavin Hill

Coach: Tony Kemp
Assistant Coach: Mark Graham

you totally sure about that backrow of Perenara,Royal & Te Mata?...something just dont seem right there haha!
 
Rick O'Shay

Rick O'Shay

1. Cliff Beverley
2. Mark Ellis
3. Tony Martin
4. Peter Lewis
5. Denan Kemp
6. Ben Lythe
7. Grant Rovelli
8. Grant Young
9. Shane Endacott (C)
10. Andy Platt
11. Henry Perenara
12. Jessie Royal
13. Karl Te Mata

14. Mark Robinson
15. Mike Doreen
16. Brady Malam
18. Gavin Hill

Coach: Tony Kemp
Assistant Coach: Mark Graham
That's a top fucking side. Just shows what rejects we have had over the years and more importantly, paid for.
 
KerryKatona

KerryKatona

Royal was a good bloke and a decent footballer
"TWO veteran Kiwis props will play their final NRL games tonight at Parramatta Stadium.
There will be fanfare and plaudits for the Eels' former Kiwis captain Nathan Cayless, concluding his 259-game, 36-Test career for the Eels. But Jesse Royal will return to the dressing rooms without any fuss, and reflect without rancour on the end of his 63-game elite career.
''I wasn't supposed to play as many games as I did,'' the Warriors front-rower said. ''Because of injuries, I was fortunate to be there in the right place, right time, right club: I trained hard all year and reaped the benefit at the end of it.
''I never thought I would've played 20 [career] games. To play all that I did, and meet the guys I've met along the way, the places I've visited and the friends I've made …''

But Royal, 30, is convinced that this is where his unlikely career ends. While the Warriors have qualified for the finals, he expects the returning Micheal Luck to displace him again next week.
''You don't want to see teammates injured,'' Royal said. ''What happened to 'Lucky' was unfortunate. I'm just here to fill the gap. Once he gets back, I will sit on the sideline again. That's part of football, and I understood that a long time ago, and that's fine by me. You can't do much about it, so there is no point stressing about it. Lucky is a great player and he's a must-have in the side.''
This evening he also won't be thinking about retirement, luck, or life after football. ''It's get over there, and get the job done,'' he says.
Once a chef in the New Zealand Army, Royal didn't turn professional until 2004, after captaining the amateur New Zealand A side on a tour of England. Three years of reserve grade for Penrith and Newcastle followed, meaning he was 27 before he finally played top grade for the Knights. After two years there, he had secured a $120,000 a year mining job - on the proviso he played local club football for Kurri Kurri - when the Warriors needed a short-notice replacement for the injured Evarn Tuimavave.
Few realise what a pay-cut Royal took for the pleasure of playing pro football. ''It was more about the opportunity to play at the elite level, and that was the sacrifice we made a long time ago, to come back over and work hard and enjoy my time here while we were still young,'' he said.
''But I am looking forward to going back to work and to watch my kids grow up, because with football you're away every fortnight.''
One year in Auckland became two, and the fringe first-teamer became a regular selection thanks to a series of injuries to Warriors front-rowers and Royal's consistency. It means he has surpassed by 17 games the average lifespan of an NRL footballer.
Royal was offered a captain-coaching job with Auckland club side Papakura for next year, but had long since decided he was returning to Newcastle. His youngest son, Matarae, has suffered from Burkitt's lymphoma, a form of cancer, and he said that unsettled his wife, Kylie, who headed back to Australia in April to resume her former job as an accounts manager at an electrical company.
Royal is awaiting confirmation that he can return to the mines, and he's ready to go. ''It has worked out well,'' he said, in a final reflection on his career. ''I'm thankful for my time at the Warriors.''
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
But in a perfect world he exists in this 17 as Ridge at his best.
The thread as I see it is for Warriors playing 17 based on their form for us. Not pre or post. If it was anyone who played for the team but didnt play their best here then Id expect to see Nigel Vagana or Joe Galuvao named on a lot more teams. Hell, even Denan Kemp owned in 2008 before coming here scoring 18 tries.

Dont mean to come on strong but I hate what Ridge did while at this club. His poor egotistical attitude was poison for this club and took us years to shake out. He had a poor attitude to sponsors and even expected to be paid an extra fee to attend their functions or even go promote the club in the community. He purposely got himself suspended countless times knowing full well he would continue getting paid his ridiculous salary. When the club was near bankrupt he refused to lower his exorbitant salary to help out. I hate him with a passion...
 
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KerryKatona

KerryKatona

I didn't realise Ridge had such a bad reputation with the Warriors. I know he has a reputation as a douchebag just never understood the extent of it. I still remember that shot to the groin he put on Ricky Stuart all those years ago, I think Stuart was out of the game for ages afterwards.
Remember in his union days when Akld were playing Fiji and Ridge was chased around an athletics track adjacent to the ground by an incensed Fijian? epic
 
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