Post Match NRL 2015 - Rnd 15 - Titans vs Warriors Post Match Discussion

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01 Jan 1970 12:00
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Was the bench effective?

  • Extremely

  • Yes

  • Sort of

  • No

  • What was Cappy thinking?


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Gold Coast Titans 14 vs 36 NZ Warriors

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Thoughts? Man of the Match? Who won the forward battle? Did we hold or drop the ball? Did the bench work? Edge defence or lack thereof?

Discuss...

Rate the players... https://www.nzwarriors.com/matches/nrl-2015-round-15.39/
 
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Stylez Davis

Stylez Davis

Motm
3 matalino
2 Shaun Johnson
1 C Money

HM so many but Gubb RFM Kata and Thompson for me and Friend (give him one more year!)
 
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Johnnyray

Johnnyray

80 minutes gone. Game over.

Full time score : 36-14 to New Zealand Warriors.

Warriors winning their first game this season trailing at half time.

Shaun Johnson scored more points than entire Titans team all match !

Fuck yeah !!! :)

Also the plastic bits at end of shoelaces are called aglets - just putting that out there ...
 
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MarkW

MarkW

There were a few worrying signs in a wobbly first half, but you can't fault the second. They really upped their workrate putting a lot of pressure on the Tits and drove it home.

Well done guys!
 
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ryno

ryno

Good stuff boys!! Was awesome to see us run over a team in the last 20 minutes!

Bring on the Raiders!!!!
 
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Brother Faisal

Brother Faisal

man this thread is out before a cheese burger combo can be made #soquick
 
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jonno

jonno

That was a well paced game from our team. Loafs of goal line drop outs and energy to burn in the last ten...
 

Jordan G

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Lillyman and Matulino both over 200m, Mannering, Friend, RFM over 100m, Thompson right on 100m too.

Dominant effort, and without needing Hoffman to do too much after backing up.
 
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Marshthedarsh

Haven't seen composure like that since Melbourne in 2011. Why can't we play like that every week.

Maybe blew out a bit in the end. What was Friend doing.... Ahh well. He made awesome runs up the ruck all game - jumping over their players lying in the tackle.

Errors? What errors...

Good win. 5 of the next 7 at home - starting with the Raiders in the cold next week.
 
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DavidMcKay1974

DavidMcKay1974

Sam Tomkins welcome back. He actually looks free of that knee injury.

Shaun Johnson, just keep on doing that every week.

Ben Matulino, Jacob Lillyman, Ryan Hoffman awesome go forward.

Simon Mannering awesome tackling and running.
 
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Fazz

Fazz

The forwards were outstanding and the rest of the spine were very good, but Shaun Johnson absolutely materminded that win. He had a couple of tries, but all of those drop outs are what won us the game. Being able to build pressure and conserve our energy is what enabled us to play the full 80.

The only downer coming out of this is the realisation that Havili is just not cut out for first grade. Not at the Warriors at least. There is a reason he never came back on ... dude was just an utter liability. In fact, the time he was on the field is the only time we looked poor. We've got to either find another guy to spell Friendy or just ride our luck and hoope Friend plays the 80. Havili was actually worse than Townsend when he had to fill in at hooker.

Do we just say fuck it and give Lolohea the 14 or throw massive dollars at an Aussie hooker for the rest of the year? Like stupid overs for a six month contract?
 
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wallacenz

wallacenz

Excellent last 60mins, Friend would be my MoM. Mannering, Shaun Johnson, Matulino, Lillyman were all brilliant.

Havili and Ikihihifo may have played their final games for the Warriors (they seem to have issues defencively). Vete and Lisone back in next week please
 
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Inruin

Inruin

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very patient controlled second half.. A good solid away win against an average Titans team. Tomkins back was a huge bonus. gave us a lot of composure I thought and made those out the back plays a lot more effective.

Matulino and Friend close call for MOM.

Get Vete and Lisone back in and we could be dangerous for the last part of the season.

Right edge defence is still very flaky. Need to play as a line not have players rushing out and getting beaten.
 
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eudebrito

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Good win that, won't live long in the memory, but looked tidy in possession from the start and eventually built enough pressure to get 36 points, which will get us plenty of wins even with dodgy defence. Goal kicking makes it all easier.

Felt sick watching them score with their first set after Hurrell fell over for no reason.
But not to many worries once into the second half. Nice to relax and not stress about these jokers for a week.

Usual suspects mannering and Matulino up there for MoM, Johnson did generate a lot of repeat sets and was excellent. For a change it must be said.

Friend was good, gubb put his hand up. RFM looked more comfortable.

No the opposition didn't look much chop, but they've claimed some decent scalps this year so will give us the credit for a change.
 
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Diesel

Diesel

Feel much better than the last two weeks. Great last 30 minutes. Titans are better than the ladder suggests. This goes some way towards fixing out F/A
 

Jordan G

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Very controlled game and we got the rewards in the second half off the back of it. Such a shame lapses in defense/handling stop us from applying this sort of pressure more often.

Matulino MOM for mine. Not only did he tear them a new one up the middle, but he seems to have picked up a few halfback tricks with some of his ball handling.
 
ryno

ryno

Was a pretty lethargic start but loved the way we built pressure and then pounced on them in the last 20 mins.

Thought Matulino and Lillyman were the stand outs in the forwards, also what the hell has Friend been drinking he has been awesome.

Shaun Johnson and Townsend controlled everything out there really nicely, good to see SJs jinking tries as well!

Great win boys!!
 
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