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Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

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Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.
The 26-year-old suffered the injury during his two-try performance in the club’s 30-16 win against Penrith on June 11.

While he had to withdraw from the side for Saturday night’s match against Cronulla it was initially hoped he would recover after treatment to play in the Vodafone Warriors’ Women in League match against North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, July 01 (4.00pm kick-off).

However, team doctor John Mayhew today confirmed Vatuvei would now need an operation.
He said Vatuvei had meniscal tears to the medial and lateral ligaments in his left knee. He has been booked in for surgery tomorrow and is expected to be out for three to four weeks, leaving him in line to return for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round encounter with Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, July 21 (7.30pm kick-off).
Until last Saturday night, Vatuvei had played each of the club’s first 13 matches, scoring seven tries to leave him just three short of becoming the first Vodafone Warriors player to score 100 NRL tries.
 

ajofbrisbane

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May 17, 2012
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Brisbane, QLD
KNEE SURGERY TO SIDELINE VATUVEI FOR THREE GAMES


Auckland, New Zealand, June 21, 2012 – Try-scoring record holder Manu Vatuvei is to have surgery on his injured left knee forcing him to miss the Vodafone Warriors’ next three NRL games against North Queensland, Gold Coast and Brisbane.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury during his two-try performance in the club’s 30-16 win against Penrith on June 11.

While he had to withdraw from the side for Saturday night’s match against Cronulla it was initially hoped he would recover after treatment to play in the Vodafone Warriors’ Women in League match against North Queensland at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday, July 01 (4.00pm kick-off).

However, team doctor John Mayhew today confirmed Vatuvei would now need an operation.

He said Vatuvei had meniscal tears to the medial and lateral ligaments in his left knee. He has been booked in for surgery tomorrow and is expected to be out for three to four weeks, leaving him in line to return for the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round encounter with Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday, July 21 (7.30pm kick-off).

Until last Saturday night, Vatuvei had played each of the club’s first 13 matches, scoring seven tries to leave him just three short of becoming the first Vodafone Warriors player to score 100 NRL tries.
 

drydenio

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May 18, 2012
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ok so a winger goes down, that means a fullback should replace him because all our 2nd rowers are busy covering centre, hooker, prop and second row but its a winger so a fullback it must be. our clubs messed up
 
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Danpatmac

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Fish injured, Manu injured, Inu gone ... leaves Tupou and Omar and daylight.
 

Navigator

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May 19, 2012
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what about pita is he any good in other positions??? I don't know what we have in the Vulcans.
 

Danpatmac

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what about pita is he any good in other positions??? I don't know what we have in the Vulcans.
Penehe is in the senior squad but he can't even make a decent go of it in the Vulcans,

I would imagine that (god forgive me) you might see Mannering back in the centres and Hurrell on the wing if Omar or Tupou go down injured... dear god.
 
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Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
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Wellington
Yeah he isn't contracted with Warriors, but has a Vulcans contract I'm pretty sure. He would be after Omar, Fish and Hurrell.

Locke to win and Fish to fullback is a shocking idea, you better not be Bluey Navigator!! haha. Locke is a fantastic fullback, really adds alot to the team in attack and defence, and was a sus winger. Would de strength both positions.

I would say put Fish there if Omar doesn't want to be here next year (if he isn't still injured). I hope Warriors management say to Omar that you have a chance for a spot in first grade, if you take it you better take this contract.. ;)
 

OMG

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May 18, 2012
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Yeah he isn't contracted with Warriors, but has a Vulcans contract I'm pretty sure. He would be after Omar, Fish and Hurrell.
Hiku and Lolohea would be in the mix since we have played Omar now, but you would think Bluey would stick with Omar now if fish isn't ready.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
17,031
Big opportunity for Omar

1.His market worth is built on his Rep at Fb in the under 20's last year.

2. An opportunity to play out of position with unfamiliar team mates.

3.Up for Sale possibly. No track record in First Grade , neither good nor bad ( prior to last week)

4. replacing Vatuvie is a job with no future for anyone.

5. After last week he knows the defensive expectations and standards are no different to the Under 20's
 

slaughterhouse.sa

1st Grade Fringe
May 26, 2012
1,617
Hiku and Lolohea would be in the mix since we have played Omar now, but you would think Bluey would stick with Omar now if fish isn't ready.
no chance ...lolohea can barely make the otahuhu prems
great potential...but plenty to work on.

I think Hiku will get a fulltime deal for next year
 

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