Murphdogg1_old

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I heard around the traps that he got injured during the Superleague Grand Final - is he going to be able to play in the Melbourne test or the Tri Nations at all? How bad was it?

If he is ruled out then this is trully the most unlucky Kiwi squad ive ever seen in terms of injuries

fingers crossed!!!
 

shawry_old

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yeah i heard his name mentioned in the same sentence as a wall?!?
didnt sound to good
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Murphdogg1 said:
If he is ruled out then this is trully the most unlucky Kiwi squad ive ever seen in terms of injuries

fingers crossed!!!
*crosses fingers* :)
 

warrior_girl81_old

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he rolled down that stupid little hill they have a round the field and slammed himself really hard into the wall. think he hurt his leg or something but not too sure. cayless got hurt aswell but i think he is ok....
 

danielspencer2_old

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he'd probably go into hooker and halatau and lock and mannering drop out of team and ropati on bench.

when's fien's back he'll play at hooker with motu on the bench
 

kiwi man_old

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IMO when fien is available we should use him at 5/8 as he has a kicking and passing game, i think stacey had a poor game but i felt sorry for him as he was the only play maker and only kicker we had... he had a lot to do
 

Jesbass_old

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danielspencer2 said:
he'd probably go into hooker and halatau and lock and mannering drop out of team and ropati on bench.

when's fien's back he'll play at hooker with motu on the bench

Keeping in mind that this was his test debut, what did Mannering do wrong to justify being dropped from the squad altogether?
 

Northern_Union

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Jesbass said:
danielspencer2 said:
he'd probably go into hooker and halatau and lock and mannering drop out of team and ropati on bench.

when's fien's back he'll play at hooker with motu on the bench

Keeping in mind that this was his test debut, what did Mannering do wrong to justify being dropped from the squad altogether?

Mediokratie shouldn't be a reason to keep a player in the team. If we have a better player available we should use him.
 

Jesbass_old

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RS_Dragon said:
Jesbass said:
danielspencer2 said:
he'd probably go into hooker and halatau and lock and mannering drop out of team and ropati on bench.

when's fien's back he'll play at hooker with motu on the bench

Keeping in mind that this was his test debut, what did Mannering do wrong to justify being dropped from the squad altogether?

Mediokratie shouldn't be a reason to keep a player in the team. If we have a better player available we should use him.

I thought he went well. I certainly didn't think he was our worst. I didn't see much from Puletua. I'd rather see him dropped than Mannering.
 

Northern_Union

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https://www.marras.co.uk/

WHITEHAVEN have unveiled two new signings as they attempt to shore-up an injury-ravaged side. A Samoan, who has represented New Zealand, was paraded at the Recreation Ground this afternoon while a young forward from St. Helens will join tonight’s training session.
Motu Tony, 28, (pictured) is a New Zealand international full-back who can also play centre, wing or stand-off and who most recently has been playing rugby union in England for Hull RUFC.
He is greeted in MAL WALKER'S exclusive picture by Haven coach Ged Stokes watched by finance director Michael Woods and director Tim Knowles. Mal snapped new boy Paul Johnson (pictured below).
He previously played 109 games for Hull FC in Super League and was capped 18 times by New Zealand between 2001 and 2006.
He was part of the New Zealand side that won the Gillette Tri-Nations in 2005, beating Australia in the final 24 -0.
Tony has previously played for the New Zealand Warriors,where he played in the NRL Grand Final in 2002, as well as for Brisbane Broncos and Casteford Tigers in 2004.


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The second arrival is 22-year-old second row forward or centre Paul Johnson, who was promoted to the St. Helens first team squad from the reserve grasde last season. He is a former Blackbrook amateur who was capped by BARLA Great Britain.
Defeat against bottom side Keighley on Sunday, and speculation over the club’s financial plight, had occupied most of the supporters’ thoughts this week.
However news that the 7th Cavalry has arrived, in the form of two new recruits, has only been bettered by a statement from chairman Dick Raaz that Whitehaven is not heading towards administration.
Raaz says emphatically that the board will take whatever steps are needed to make sure the club remains solvent.
He has revealed that Whitehaven’s cash flow forecast for the year has been amended, and £100,000 in savings are needed.
“The club needs to bring in about £750,000 to pay all our costs, including players, and the income is falling short of that, so we have to cut expenses or get income up. And we are working on both.
“We went through the same situation last year. We’ve got some more sponsorship in this year, but it barely compensates for the reduced crowd,” he said.
There has already been a change behind the scenes following the departure of general manager Nigel Beaty to cut costs. Keith Nelson, who held a similar role from 1998 to 2001, is back with a new title of operations manager.
Fans will recall that Nelson had a key part to play in bringing Paul Cullen to the club and one of his last acts before retiring was to complete the deal which saw Rob Purdham move south to Harlequins, which netted the club £47,000 (including VAT).
Nelson was also instrumental in bringing in vital sponsorship from Sellafield as well as cost saving equipment, through his various connections.
He will carry-out the role until the end of the season when it will be assessed by both parties.
 

Jesbass_old

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I didn't realise Motu had left league. I wouldn't call him a New Zealand international, though!
 

Jesbass_old

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Exactly, NU. I'd call him a former New Zealand international. He hasn't played for the Kiwis since 2006, so the press release saying he "is a New Zealand international full-back" (emphasis added) is a misleading statement. But it's the club media, so of course they're going to slant things in their favour, just as Becht does for the Warriors and the NZRL.