ramps

1st Grade Fringe
May 2, 2013
1,150
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Wtf happened in the Titans Broncos game. I went to bed with the Titans up 20 nil after about 15 minutes. There structure in attack was awesome and the broncos looked clueless... but just checked and the Broncos won???
Isaako had a blinder. Titans had a few more chances to score in second half but couldn't get over the line. Broncos seemed to want it more. I guess Walters gave them all a slap on the wrist at half time
 

Uster101

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 25, 2020
508
Kodi recommits for next season - so maybe he can get on with playing instead of thinking about his future. Maybe that has made him good one week and invisible the next etc. I also wonder if he took up the option because no other club was looking at him because of his inconsistency so far this season?
 

Cces

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 12, 2013
540
Christchurch
In the weeks leading up to signing Nikorima in 2019 we had played Peta Hiku, Gerard Beale & Tohu Harris in the halves and had a record of 2 wins & 6 losses. In my opinion he was a pragmatic signing despite what some think as we went 6-1-7 when he played thereafter.
I don't believe any of the staff believes he's a genuine #7 but here's hoping he finds his voice & has some authority on this weekends game
 
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Panther

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 13, 2016
532
For what it’s worth, Walsh had two try assists, one a grubber to Ken. Kodi grubbers to Ken and it’s knocked on in goal. Another Kodi grubber Walsh should of scored but was marginally off side, inexperience with refereeing technology? Those things go the Warriors way, Curran doesn’t get binned, it’s a different ball game and Kodi has two try assists. Fine margins between being a hero and zero.
 

Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
5,571
Two things that can improve Kodi, improve the passing, in the team, it is something they can control and has been an issue for years. Secondly is another long standing issue, the Halves need to play more direct and not resemble crabs scuttling crossfield. If a half plays direct he has the choice of running inside or out, passing inside or out. Bodies in motion around him can run lines far better. Running crossfield you really only have the outside pass as the Defence just drifts with you and you send your supports going lateral as well.
 

AusWarriorsFan

1st Grade Fringe
Sep 4, 2016
2,859
Yeah I find he's too easy to shut down if you are the opposing defense. I think that's the problem. If he sees no gaps in the defense, he has no idea what to do to open it up.
Yep, that and hes not doing the overlap play well either, ie ball in both hands out in front, running diagonally looking like hes going to take the line on to draw the player and pass for for the overlap. He doesnt have a grubber kick for repeat sets. His bomb goes 15m straight up, where we need it to be landing 3-5m from the try line, his one kick that is ok is his punt down field, although not a 40/20 level kicker.

Hes inconsistent at both the individual play as a running half and the duties of a half to get the ball where it needs to go to score tries.

Consistency is the problem

But in his head he thinks he is a marquee level half back, a 7 if he could. The reality is, imo, Brisbane had him in the right place, coming off the bench as a utlity.

If he was given less things to worry about, ie half back, and some how somebody could talk sense into him, he might actually make a really good 9. Reduce what he has to worry about, clear the ruck fast, or use his pace out of dummy half to catch a broken defensive line with other players like Walsh backing him up ala Grant and Papenhausen. If he had just 2 or 3 functions to worry about, I think he would be much more effective. But how do you sell it to a player who has stated he doesnt want to play dummy half. IMO its simple, you either play there or you play small power forward. I know which one id prefer as a ball player.

As you said, he needs to start firing at marquee level now, or make room for someone who can, but sadly as usual, Warriors have lost their only specialist 5/8th already. Turner could have been a good option If I was the Warriors Id be playing Roger Tuivasa-Sheck back at 1, Chanel Harris-Tavita at 7, Walsh at 6, and kodi at 9 (or find a quality 9 to replace Egan).

Things will get hella interesting once the club has decided on his replacement, which for all we all really know right now, might be Shaun Johnson.
 

playdaball

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Apr 23, 2012
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Nikorima’s goal kicking % is better than I thought
 
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Wrighty

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May 26, 2021
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on nrl.com they currently have a 5 minute clip showing the top ten warriors tries for 2021
kodi nikorima is in 7 of them
Watching the footage today of him bursting into the back field on a line break is pure rugby league pornography
There is something marvellous about the way he accelerates and leaves defenders in his wake

All those 7 moments were from the first 15 games

he really became completely disengaged in his last 5 performances relative to what he did earlier in the season

The right fit for him is an expansion franchise. He will excell for them.
Just a hunch that the chemistry will fall into line with those dynamics

In terms of what is best for him in 2022 not hooker is my first answer
He has been hideous as a 14 even though people wanted to believe he would be good there
He doesn’t think like a hooker and makes naive whet behind the ears decisions when he subs in there.
Half is his go. Half or bust.
I think the teams who could benefit from him would be tigers and dogs and knights. All three should consider him for a third ranked, ie in case of injury, half. He needs a change of scenery and a one year deal with warriors paying freight would work for all concerned.
 

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
Contributor
May 8, 2012
8,754
on nrl.com they currently have a 5 minute clip showing the top ten warriors tries for 2021
kodi nikorima is in 7 of them
Watching the footage today of him bursting into the back field on a line break is pure rugby league pornography
There is something marvellous about the way he accelerates and leaves defenders in his wake

All those 7 moments were from the first 15 games

he really became completely disengaged in his last 5 performances relative to what he did earlier in the season

The right fit for him is an expansion franchise. He will excell for them.
Just a hunch that the chemistry will fall into line with those dynamics

In terms of what is best for him in 2022 not hooker is my first answer
He has been hideous as a 14 even though people wanted to believe he would be good there
He doesn’t think like a hooker and makes naive whet behind the ears decisions when he subs in there.
Half is his go. Half or bust.
I think the teams who could benefit from him would be tigers and dogs and knights. All three should consider him for a third ranked, ie in case of injury, half. He needs a change of scenery and a one year deal with warriors paying freight would work for all concerned.
so what your sayin is dat wesa need to get rid of him, ey boss.

Seriously if he cant shake the attitude, theres no point even putting him on the bench. If the warriors wont play him, i cant see anyone else offering a contract to him.
 

TheCool

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 18, 2013
1,977
so what your sayin is dat wesa need to get rid of him, ey boss.

Seriously if he cant shake the attitude, theres no point even putting him on the bench. If the warriors wont play him, i cant see anyone else offering a contract to him.
Agreed, people may say that he's good depth to have behind Shaun Johnson, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Taylor, but his attitude is shit. You can see that he's mentally checked out here. Those last few games was throwing the most lazy passes and just zero effort. He's taking up a roster spot at this point.

I'd rather pay some of his wages for a team that actually needs him to take him on (e.g. Knights to partner Clifford). Then us target a half on a development contract elsewhere to join our top 30 (e.g. Tom Weaver, Josh James, Jamie Humphreys etc.). Would actually end up saving coin that way too.
 
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Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
2,324
Wellington
At his best, Kodi is outstanding! This is the heightened when he runs with the ball - dangerous.
the coaching team needs to motivate him to do this consistently

The guy is an NRL vet, making $500k a year. Ended up getting rightfully benched, sulks and plays even shitter. The guy isn't putting in because he doesn't want to. He just seems to lack effort and desire. 2022 is his final contract year, he should be putting in 110% and carving up season. A pat on the arse by the coach wont add much or anything. Never has to date.

Watch for him to start hot next season, sign a contract elsewhere (some will cry due to said hot form), then he'll sizzle back into his comfort zone.
 

Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
2,693
At his best, Kodi is outstanding! This is the heightened when he runs with the ball - dangerous.
the coaching team needs to motivate him to do this consistently
I agree with this, Shaun Johnson might bring out the best in him. I could be wrong but I thought there was a game somewhere a bit after Walsh arrived where he blatantly wouldn’t pass the ball to him. He’s a great utility, and the broncos told him as much as well as us, suffers from the same inconsistency we had with Shaun Johnson but he’s had the forwards to cart him around the field whereas Shaun Johnson never did with us. For the price tag I hope he puts in if he’s here next season cos he’s got a lot to offer when he’s on.
 
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bangbros18

1st Grade Fringe
May 20, 2019
2,656
on nrl.com they currently have a 5 minute clip showing the top ten warriors tries for 2021
kodi nikorima is in 7 of them
Watching the footage today of him bursting into the back field on a line break is pure rugby league pornography
There is something marvellous about the way he accelerates and leaves defenders in his wake

All those 7 moments were from the first 15 games

he really became completely disengaged in his last 5 performances relative to what he did earlier in the season

The right fit for him is an expansion franchise. He will excell for them.
Just a hunch that the chemistry will fall into line with those dynamics

In terms of what is best for him in 2022 not hooker is my first answer
He has been hideous as a 14 even though people wanted to believe he would be good there
He doesn’t think like a hooker and makes naive whet behind the ears decisions when he subs in there.
Half is his go. Half or bust.
I think the teams who could benefit from him would be tigers and dogs and knights. All three should consider him for a third ranked, ie in case of injury, half. He needs a change of scenery and a one year deal with warriors paying freight would work for all concerned.
Tony Iro ran out of money unfortunately.
 

BeastMode

Warriors 1st Grader
Mar 7, 2015
9,265
At his best, Kodi is outstanding! This is the heightened when he runs with the ball - dangerous.
the coaching team needs to motivate him to do this consistently

You all forget he is by far the worst defender in our team. The amount of shirt grabs, bump offs and holes he’s left eyes wide shut, I’d go as far as saying the worst defender in the nrl both mentally and physically….

He is every attacking team’s wet dream…..

The sooner he’s gone the better. His entitled attitude stinks up the place…
 

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