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mt.wellington

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NRL 2019 Round 3 - Manly vs Warriors TEAM LIST

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NZWF Official thread for the 2019 Round 3 Warriors team list and discussion...

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

VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c)
2 David Fusitua
3 Peta Hiku
4 Solomone Kata
5 Ken Maumalo
6 Adam Keighran
7 Blake Green
8 Agnatius Paasi
9 Issac Luke
10 Bunty Afoa
11 Adam Blair
12 Tohu Harris
13 Lachlan Burr

Interchange:
14 Jazz Tevaga
15 Sam Lisone
16 Leeson Ah Mau
17 Isaiah Papalii
18 Gerard Beale
20 Ligi Sao
21 Karl Lawton
22 Chanel Harris-Tavita
 
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playdaball

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I feel more confident about this one than the Tigers game. West’s had a good side and our record at Campbelltown is not flash.
 

snake77

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Hopefully we see a bounce back this weekend.

We don't have to worry about the extra time with the international travel. Need to take advantage of the convenient schedule.
 

Qlder

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Aug 21, 2012
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There will be many who'll be looking to atone for last week's poor performance.

I think we'll see a definitive bounce back this week and a game played on ball retention and earning the right to play. Working on percentages rather than jungle ball.

I would retain Luke as starting hooker. Bring Papali'i onto the starting team as well. Bench would be Ah Mau, Sao, Jazz.

Fourth spot is the tough one - we do need a gamebreaker to come on late in the half to really spice it up? I feel we are missing that air of unpredictability at the moment - is that gamebreaker Roache? Would CHT or Hayze Perham suit that role?

The other concern is protection for for Green. Too often he was left isolated on the last and prone to being tackled. The boys need to look after him, especially if our general controls the majority of our plays.
 

WellingtonOrca

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Aug 14, 2012
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I imagine Roache will get the nod if he's fit.. Can cover the outside backs in case of injury and come on for 20 minutes to spell Luke at the end.
 
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rugged

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May 1, 2012
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I would replace Lawton for Luke if Luke is not fully fit, zero running meters last games from our number 9 not good enough. I also want to see our forwards carry more, we seem very lopsided on carries coming from our back 5. While meters from the outside backs is a huge part of the modern game no other club has all backs in it's top 4 running meters. There were sets pretty early in the game when the forwards should have been fresh, where 3 or even 4 first carries were all the backs.
 

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Extended squad named for Christchurch match
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Issac Luke has been named at hooker while Karl Lawton has been included on an extended bench for the Vodafone Warriors ahead of Saturday’s clash with the Sea Eagles at AMI Stadium in Christchurch.
The Vodafone Warriors will head into the “away” game looking to bounce back after a loss to the Wests Tigers last Sunday.
All 17 players who took the field at Campbelltown have been named in this week’s line up with Lawton’s inclusion in the place of Nate Roache the only change to the 21-man squad named by coach Stephen Kearney last Tuesday.
Roache was a late withdrawal from the Tigers game after suffering from calf tightness at the captains’ run.
“Last week’s performance against the Tigers was disappointing,” Kearney said.
“I’m expecting our players to respond accordingly and Saturday’s game against Manly gives us a good chance to do that.
“Nate’s still got a bit of tightness in his calf so we won’t be risking him this week.”
Although he has been charged by the NRL judiciary for dangerous contact on Tigers forward Mikaele Thomas, prop Sam Lisone has been included on the Vodafone Warriors’ bench.
He is pleading not guilty and his hearing will take place at NRL headquarters in Sydney at 9pm (NZT) this evening.
If he fails to overturn the charge, Lisone will be sidelined for two games.
Likewise, Lawton, who played for the club’s Canterbury Cup NSW team last weekend, has been charged with tripping. After also pleading not guilty, his hearing will take place on Wednesday night.
If found guilty, Lawton will miss one game.
Should either player be ruled out, the Vodafone Warriors will be able to replace them in the 21-man squad for Saturday’s game against the Sea Eagles.
Manly, who are officially the home team this weekend, will head into the game having yet to record a win this season after losses to the Tigers and Roosters.
 

Fazz

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Apr 12, 2012
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Any update on Roache? Was he out last week due to a minor injury

Calf strain.

Guess we are getting the answer whether we can rely on him as a fulltime hooker tbh. Hamstring strain over Christmas and one game into the season before breaking down again. Minor or not, I wouldn’t feel comfortable heading into a season with him as first choice hooker without a fantastic back up.

Hopefully last weekend was just the perfect shitstorm of events and the combination of playing in CHCH and the bounce back factor fires up the whole team. We’ll need a big one with Manly most likely being full strength again.
 
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