Team List NRL 2018 Round 17 - Panthers vs Warriors TEAM LIST

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mt.wellington

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NRL 2018 Round 17 - Panthers vs Warriors TEAM LIST

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NZWF Official thread for the 2018 Round 17 Warriors team list and discussion...

The official team list will be posted as soon as it becomes available...
 

Blain

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 18, 2012
2,185
Wellington
The Panthers have some of the best depth in the comp, despite looking weak on paper all season they are sitting top 4. I'm a bit worried about this one, seems like an easy trip up game against an under powered team. No halves certainly helps us and our defense.

With no Harris we lose a bit of strike, he has been SJ's go to all season. Hiku will likely move into the right centre spot again, which could mean some even weaker D down Harris' side. Assuming Mannering will slot in, who has looked a bit slow motion this season.

Afoa out hurts our bench rotation, he has been doing nicely this season with leg drive through the line and getting on the front foot. I don't think Satae has anything near the same impact if he steps into this role.

I'm still confident, but cautious. We know what happened last time we were there...
 

Waiting For Premiership

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 11, 2012
798
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ISP vs Mounties

- Libone - 55mins - 47m(9pcm) - 32 tack

- Sao - 60mins - 148m(58pcm) - 33 tack

I think I know which one i'd prefer, given Afoa does a lot of grunt work through the middle. But we all know what will happen.
But atleast Libone will be fit, fresh not even the thought of being tired and ready to party at the after match function....
 

Run_it_str8

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 1, 2016
2,607
Name Kermit the frog if you have to just turn up with the right attitude and rip them to fucking shreds.
 

JaggedJ

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 19, 2018
2,614
Lisone is a more like for like replacement for Afoa just based on the run it hard through the middle impact off the bench they can bring.

Unfortunately I doubt Lisone has fixed his concrete defensive boots in the last month.
 
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Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
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ISP vs Mounties

- Libone - 55mins - 47m(9pcm) - 32 tack

- Sao - 60mins - 148m(58pcm) - 33 tack

I think I know which one i'd prefer, given Afoa does a lot of grunt work through the middle. But we all know what will happen.
Only hours from being proved wrong by the team naming but.......Kearney mentioned Ligi as part of the answer for the loss of Bunty and Tohu (heard him on Radio sport).

I'm thrilled to hear it. However in typical Kearney form he mentioned Simon as the other half to the solution.

Either way, we don't miss too much with Sao as a straight swap for Bunty, different players, but as you rightly point out that gritty work Ligi does will make our middle third less Sissy than it has been.

Less meters more hurt.

I would say our two Wingers and Centers need step up and counter for the loss of Bunty.

Really hope our back five are fully fit and realise they have to bring this team home to September.
 

AlexM

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 19, 2017
1,671
https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/07/03/several-changes-made-for-penrith-encounter/
VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
2 DAVID Fusitua
3 PETA HIKU
4 SOLOMONE KATA
5 KEN MAUMALO
6 BLAKE GREEN
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 JAMES GAVET
9 ISSAC LUKE
10 AGNATIUS PAASI
11 Isaiah Papalii
12 SIMON MANNERING
13 ADAM BLAIR
Interchange:
14 JAZZ TEVAGA
15 CHRIS SATAE
16 LIGI SAO
17 GERARD BEALE
18 JOSEPH VUNA
20 KARL LAWTON
21 SAM LISONE
22 MASON LINO
 

AlexM

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 19, 2017
1,671
Pretty happy with that team. Our backline at full strength and a decent starting pack. Agreed, Beale on bench could be a waste but could always stick big Ken in the middle and Beale on wing if worst comes to worst.

Happy for Ligi.
Could stick big Ken on an edge ;)
 

Navigator

Christchurch Born n bred white bait fed.
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May 19, 2012
2,124
Brisbane Queensland Australia
Papalii has to have a big game. We have no backrow attacking prowess, we are struggling for points atm. We're gonna need more offloads as well. Gonna have to take a few more risks than usual
Gonna need a kiwi ref as well
 

Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,022
Its all good, panthers are having all sorts of do do going on so we got this - their minds won't be on the job.............. Phil Gould is such a tool, like to see the look on his face when we smash them - priceless....:):)
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
17,752
Sao is certain listening to Kearney....Fus they are not one hundred percent confident in being ready/
 
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