Post Match NRL 2018 - Round 23 - Bulldogs vs Warriors Post Match Discussion

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I think you've gone a bit far with that call.

He's consistently better than all of these players who are being paid solid amounts :

Anthony Milford
Corey Norman
Ash Taylor
Michell Moses
Kieran Foran
Josh Reynolds
Blake Austin
Matt Moylan
How many of these guys regularly see finals? How many combine with teammates.

Reynolds puts his body on the line and breaks games open. Johnson is a coward.

Your rating Foran on last form. He had a breakdown. Take his whole career into account.

I dont tend to watch other games, but most of your list show him up.

Im intrigued by the protection of this guy. If anyone ever calls him out, someone steps up and behaves like they called their kids ugly.
 
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Some bad calls at the end of the 1st half... but to let a try in before halftime is just plain SOFT! NO EXCUSES PLEASE...

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Mannering looked like the only two that should be called professional football players... the rest including Shaun Johnson need to get their butts kicked from the coaching staff ( especially Corvo ) and Freakin' well have a good look at themselves in the mirror.
 
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Interestingly reading the dogs forum - the refs destroyed them, we were never onside and wrestled them non stop.
They're not mentioning the dud penalty.
 

Stalefish540

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Interestingly reading the dogs forum - the refs destroyed them, we were never onside and wrestled them non stop.
They're not mentioning the dud penalty.
Swings in round abouts. Ken bowled Holland out of the way and their fullback knocked it on, we got the scrum 30m out instead of their penalty.
 

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Lol poor Johnson copping it again- he’s worked on what we wanted him to do (Taking on the line, game management, kicking game) yet he’s still the first to cop it when we lose.
Guys never gonna be able to do a freak play on a whim like people expect every time he gets the (especially with the go forward of our pack).
I think other aspects of his game have improved this year- poor bastard can’t win
 
How many of these guys regularly see finals? How many combine with teammates.

Reynolds puts his body on the line and breaks games open. Johnson is a coward.

Your rating Foran on last form. He had a breakdown. Take his whole career into account.

I dont tend to watch other games, but most of your list show him up.

Im intrigued by the protection of this guy. If anyone ever calls him out, someone steps up and behaves like they called their kids ugly.
Ben Hunt is copping it too at the moment. No one who plays week in week out first grade NRL is a coward in my opinion. Saw Johnson put his body on the line plenty of times in defense yesterday against some much bigger guys. He also ran at the line. And if we need to add comeback from horrific injury in terms of his career he has that too. And I am not defending Johnson in terms of his game management, I am defending his toughness being called into question which he has in spades.
 
How the Warriors rated in one point loss to Bulldogs
JACKSON THOMAS

Last updated 10:59, August 20 2018

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Adam Blair looks at home on the right edge for the Warriors.

OPINION: Another game, another opportunity let slip as the Warriors fell 27-26 to the Bulldogs in Sydney on Sunday. Here's how the Kiwi outfit rated:

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 9: Back to back...to back, captain's knocks for Tuivasa-Sheck. Another monster game filling the stat sheet with 273 metres gained and a try, there's not much more you could ask from him at this point

David Fusitua 7: Became the fastest Warrior to record 50 NRL tries, bagging a double. Not as effective carrying the ball as he has been in recent weeks however, and was out jumped by Brett Morris in the second half leading to a Bulldogs try.

Gerard Beale 8: Opened the scoring after after 10 minutes and carried strong. Laid on the first try for Fusitua also with a nice pass.

Solomone Kata 6: Limited opportunities with ball in hand, but managed to force a rare repeat set off the boot early in the second 40.

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A dejected looking Shaun Johnson after the loss.

Ken Maumalo 5: The Bulldogs did a good job keeping the ball away from big Ken, who never really went looking for the football. Was only called upon to make three tackles.

Blake Green 7: Typically good without being great. Green's kicking game was on point and he kept the Bulldogs defence honest with a few scything runs - one leading to an offload and Adam Blair being just held up over the line. The club will be sweating on news of a calf injury he picked up late.

Shaun Johnson 7: A great first half, where he laid on two tries to his outside men in Beale and Fusitua respectively, but let down by his second 40 and a poor last tackle option at the death.

James Gavet 5: Just over 30m in the first half is not what Stephen Kearney would have wanted from his starting front-rower. Put a good shot on David Klemmer from a restart but otherwise largely ineffective.

Issac Luke 4: By his own high standards, it was a sub par performance from the 250 game veteran. Just four runs for 40m. The Warriors need Luke at his running best if they're to make a playoff run.

Agnatius Paasi 4: Even less of an impact than his front-row partner. All too happy to watch his outside men do the bulk of the carries. One of his weaker games of the season.

Isaiah Papali'i 6: A mixed night for the young back-rower. He popped a good offload for his captain to score and tried hard with all of his 15 carries, but a few key defensive errors on and around the goal line. Needs better connection with his teammates on that side of the ball.

Adam Blair 8: Isn't he loving life on that right edge? After a solid game last week where he scored a try, Blair laid one on this week for Peta Hiku with his signature right armed offload after being held up just minuets earlier. Got through a mountain of work on defence as well with 32 tackles and constant kick pressure in his 80 minutes. He was the only player awake to the Lachlan Lewis field goal and tried his best to pressure the young half.

Simon Mannering 7: He won't be happy with his goal-line miss on Bulldogs' wing Reimis Smith which lead to a try in the first half, but 38 tackles and more than 140m was a solid contribution from the veteran.

Jazz Tevaga 7: Going from strength to strength and has found an offload of late. Over 100m in his 50 minutes and a constant threat with his footwork around the ruck.

Leivaha Pulu 3: Only got 10 minutes, three tackles and a handful of so-so runs.

Bunty Afoa 5: Immediate impact when he came on. Ran hard, tackled hard. Kearney couldn't have asked for much more from the 21-year-old prop forward.

Peta Hiku 5: Only got 10 minutes, coming on for Green, but sniffed around the ball and picked up a vital four-pointer late. Interesting to see if Kearney will persist with carrying an outside back on the bench going forward.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/106399811/how-the-warriors-rated-in-one-point-loss-to-bulldogs
 
Some bad calls at the end of the 1st half... but to let a try in before halftime is just plain SOFT! NO EXCUSES PLEASE...

Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Mannering looked like the only two that should be called professional football players... the rest including Shaun Johnson need to get their butts kicked from the coaching staff ( especially Corvo ) and Freakin' well have a good look at themselves in the mirror.

I think all the mirror time might be the problem.