Uster101

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 25, 2020
508
Hey the guy is a meat axe but when he is out there and something happens he does show agro and I take that to be he does care about the Warriors unlike many of the other dead Zombies out on the field that look lost for 80 minutes
 

rugged

1st Grade Fringe
May 1, 2012
2,228
Hey the guy is a meat axe but when he is out there and something happens he does show agro and I take that to be he does care about the Warriors unlike many of the other dead Zombies out on the field that look lost for 80 minutes
How many NRL players this year have thrown punches in more than one game? They don't do it because they care about their teams and know they will be sin binned and suspended.

Throwing punches in situations where they are not required is caring about yourself not the team.
 

wizards rage

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 18, 2016
5,123
Tauranga
How many NRL players this year have thrown punches in more than one game? They don't do it because they care about their teams and know they will be sin binned and suspended.

Throwing punches in situations where they are not required is caring about yourself not the team.
Yea, but you can have the passion which we admire but not have the self control which we don’t want. He can’t seem to get the balance right.

Just a shame if he is unable to channel his passion. He seems to come on hyped up and with a point to prove. Like he want to be a leader and step up for the team. Maybe the coaching needs to strip his game back and get him to just focus on his core role.
 

Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
2,325
Wellington
He's probably on decent money ($300-$400k would be my guess), when we signed him Ah Mau was our top prop and we were desperate for some size. Lodge and Addin Fonua-Blake easily cover those roles for us, and he's surplus to requirements, considering his lack of game and brains.

If he leaves for Superleague, and we pay a fair bit of freight for next season, I'd support that. Addin Fonua-Blake, Lodge, Afoa, Pene and probably Jamayne Tounua-Brown are all ahead of him, so it's basically an injury cover role. Surely Ah Mau would be a good re sign for a small contract... He's probably going to ESL though.
 

zaggo

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 19, 2016
349
I really don't care about him throwing punches, he's actually just a shit prop IMO. He has never used that frame to any good use at all!

He tries to throw an offload out over the top every time he gets into contact - presumably because when he was coming up through the ranks it would work against much smaller blokes. He desperately needs to get some variety in his game otherwise he risks becoming (arguably has already become) just a one-dimension plodder that doesn't fit with the faster direction the game is heading in.

Look at Addin Fonua-Blake, he has a nice mix of late footwork at the line, some offloads in traffic, bit of ballplaying, and just tucking it and running hard and straight.
 

bangbros18

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2019
2,662
He tries to throw an offload out over the top every time he gets into contact - presumably because when he was coming up through the ranks it would work against much smaller blokes. He desperately needs to get some variety in his game otherwise he risks becoming (arguably has already become) just a one-dimension plodder that doesn't fit with the faster direction the game is heading in.

Look at Addin Fonua-Blake, he has a nice mix of late footwork at the line, some offloads in traffic, bit of ballplaying, and just tucking it and running hard and straight.
You can add Matt Lodge with his offloading ability.
 

1995Warriorsfan

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Contributor
Feb 22, 2016
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Warriors release controversial prop for overseas opportunities​

The Warriors have an extra spot to fill in 2022.​


SCOTT PRYDE
EDITOR
OCTOBER 8, 2021

The New Zealand Warriors have officially released prop Kane Evans from the remainder of his playing contract.
The 29-year-old had originally signed a two-year deal with the Warriors following his time at the Parramatta Eels. He was due to remain at the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.
However, a statement released by the Warriors on Friday morning confirming the release of Evans said that he had been released by mutual consent to chase opportunities in the English Super League.
Evans played just 14 games during his 2021 season with the Warriors, ultimately never rising to the level he had produced at the Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels since his 2014 debut.

He was first fined for an incident where he had the words "fold some c**t" written on his wrist strapping tape, before he was suspended twice at the back-end of the season for punching - first against Will Chambers in Round 21, and then against the Gold Coast Titans in Round 25.
He will have a five-game suspension hanging on his record should he ever sign another NRL deal.
Warriors' recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan confirmed Evans had left the club amicably.
“By mutual agreement we’ve parted ways amicably to enable Kane to pursue opportunities in the Super League,” O'Sullivan said.

“We thank Kane for the contribution he has made this season and wish him all the best for his future in England.”
There has been no official announcement yet from any Super League club regarding Evans' location, however, it's understood the Warriors were shopping him to the competition over a week ago.
Evans was, by the end of the season, only a backup option in Nathan Brown's injury-ravaged squad. The signature of front rower Aaron Pene from the Melbourne Storm will help to offset Evans' loss in the Warriors squad, however, with Leeson Ah Mau also lost to retirement, it's thought the Warriors will still be shopping for another middle forward to join their ranks ahead of 2022.
 

eudebrito

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Contributor
May 21, 2013
3,833
When he signed our props were Burr, Blair, Jamayne Tounua-Brown, whichever loan player we had that week and Jazz/Tohu Harris filling in the gaps. So you can see why they thought they needed a real prop.

Then they signed Addin Fonua-Blake, ok getting Evans looks short sighted now, then Afoa and Ah Mau were effective coming back from injury, now can barely get Evans into the 17, then they signed Lodge and it really started to look stupid.

It's good they just cut the cord these days.

He was good at lying his big carcass across a player and pushing himself off slowly, give him that. And the times he was penalised for running with a raised forearm was just profiling from crooked refs - stacks of players do that
 

AlexM

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 19, 2017
2,570

Warriors release controversial prop for overseas opportunities​

The Warriors have an extra spot to fill in 2022.​


SCOTT PRYDE
EDITOR
OCTOBER 8, 2021

The New Zealand Warriors have officially released prop Kane Evans from the remainder of his playing contract.
The 29-year-old had originally signed a two-year deal with the Warriors following his time at the Parramatta Eels. He was due to remain at the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.
However, a statement released by the Warriors on Friday morning confirming the release of Evans said that he had been released by mutual consent to chase opportunities in the English Super League.
Evans played just 14 games during his 2021 season with the Warriors, ultimately never rising to the level he had produced at the Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels since his 2014 debut.

He was first fined for an incident where he had the words "fold some c**t" written on his wrist strapping tape, before he was suspended twice at the back-end of the season for punching - first against Will Chambers in Round 21, and then against the Gold Coast Titans in Round 25.
He will have a five-game suspension hanging on his record should he ever sign another NRL deal.
Warriors' recruitment manager Peter O'Sullivan confirmed Evans had left the club amicably.
“By mutual agreement we’ve parted ways amicably to enable Kane to pursue opportunities in the Super League,” O'Sullivan said.

“We thank Kane for the contribution he has made this season and wish him all the best for his future in England.”
There has been no official announcement yet from any Super League club regarding Evans' location, however, it's understood the Warriors were shopping him to the competition over a week ago.
Evans was, by the end of the season, only a backup option in Nathan Brown's injury-ravaged squad. The signature of front rower Aaron Pene from the Melbourne Storm will help to offset Evans' loss in the Warriors squad, however, with Leeson Ah Mau also lost to retirement, it's thought the Warriors will still be shopping for another middle forward to join their ranks ahead of 2022.
Goodnight sweet prince
 

Ref

1st Grade Fringe
May 19, 2012
663
Rotorua
Apart from his brain dead moments he did run into gaps and usually fell on his front.
Could defend decently as well.
I thought he was good for 15 minute bursts but anything longer the air seemed to go out of the balloon.
 
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TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
1,988
I like that the club is continuing to be ruthless with cutting the deadwood. Previous administrations would have played out his contract, and probably resigned him as no one else would come
Not a fan of praising them for this when they signed him in the first place. Bad signing by POS at the time and aged even worse. Luckily POS has done more good than bad so far.
 

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