Loving our forward depth this year
In a way i'm glad Simon has not been named for this game.
Take a chance on Vete in for Jazz wouldn't be a bad idea either
Although Jazz's fitness on D could prove the difference.
Wouldn't look to deeply in their game vs Newcastle as I think The Warriors are also capable of putting Newcastle away.
Be an awesome game , even awesome if we kick their ass
Warriors 1 - 12
Warriors 0 & 4 W W W W
About expected and thought Satae was strong through the trials so good to see he has earnt his chance. Am worried about Manners, really thought we would see him this week so am disappointed as I thought his inclusion might have give the team a boost for this big clash. Fingers crossed he is back soon (Kearney was very cagey and gave nothing away re: his return date on radio sport though).
Really is hard to see them getting up over the Rorters, but the way they are going I wouldnt put it past them either. Think it will be a close one with the class of Cronk to give them the edge. So c'mon boys prove me wrong. I will say though, if they win this the rest of the competition will really take notice and we will have that intimidation factor back.
Paasi will be better at prop I think. Less D more offence. Blair in the middle to sure everything up.
Bunty and Satae to play prop. Maybe Blair will shift to second row again and ligi will come on. Jazz I'm not sure how he fits , but trust Kearney I guess.
Few things from the Kearney interview this afternoon, he acknowledged that Mannering’s not too far away, though nothing definitive on his likely return, he also mentioned that he’ll be playing on the left edge for the rest of the season when he does return not in the middle.
He acknowledged his preferred position for Adam Blair is lock not that it matters too much these days, really he’s just changing shirts.
Think the penalties conceded may be more telling in this game. If we keep gifting them back to back sets through penalties like we did against the Raiders the chook's will rip us a new one. Discipline crucial this week.