Post Match NRL 2021 - Round 2 - Warriors vs Knights Post Match Discussion

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mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
NRL 2021 - Round 2 - Warriors vs Knights Post Match Discussion
New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights
Central Coast Stadium, Central Coast


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Thread to share your thoughts on the Round 2 game between the New Zealand Warriors and the Newcastle Knights after the match. Name your Man of the Match, discuss the coach, captain, starting team, bench, opposition, game tactics, substitutions, errors (or lack thereof), penalties (or lack thereof) highs, lows, refs etc.

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jsmooove

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
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thought we got out coached hard in that game. look playing one up footy is only going to get you so far. with the new rules we really should be looking at lot of second phase play. a few offloads here and there tonight we would of had the knights in real trouble
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
9,119
That was a tough one. Thought we had done a lot of hard work and looked to be coming home stronger until that late try.

It would of been a good win to get as we have a tough few weeks up with the Raiders and the Roosters.
 

snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
9,119
Our halves were terrible today, and what a surprise to see hiku miss a tackle that loses us the game!
We criticised Johnson for not running only fair that Nikorima should be questioned why he doesn't run. It shouldn't need a bet from one of the assistant coaches.

CHT got lucky with the brain explosion kicking on the second tackle.

That was a costly miss from Hiku.

The penalty before half time also made things difficult keeping them up by 2.
 

PNG Kiwi

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 11, 2016
422
It was an even game our disallowed try was the difference.
Couldn't understand the strategy with the back three doing the hard yards, but no lip dropping.

We must get better.
 

kurgal

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 18, 2013
398
The Knights are a quality side, there's no doubt about it. So this game was a good reality-check for where we stand in the comp.

Jazz is a real liability isn't he? His brain explosion before HT cost 2 points and put the opposition in the lead. Dumb and no self-control.
 

sydneywarrior92

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 12, 2013
812
I think we should try to not be melodramatic. We had a slow start but eventually we got into the grind of the game and were beginning to wear the Knights down physically. I actually thought over the entirety of the game, our pack won the battle.

The game really came down to execution- I really thought we dominated the second half but the two chances the Knights had came from our own mistakes- RTS messing up a bomb and Ken deciding to let the ball bounce. The knights took both those chances with open arms and that was the difference. This was far from a horrible performance. Enough to build on.
 

JaggedJ

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 19, 2018
2,849
Maumalo - This year it'll be clear what I've been saying for years. He's not what we need on the wing.

CHT - Not going to be the answer.

Kodi - As above

Egan - As above

Hiku/Pompey - stop gaps at best

Jazz - Jazz gonna Jazz, at some point someone just needs to say enough.

Backs/spine are our biggest issue now. Get to work POS.
 

Penpal

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 22, 2014
303
Why did the Sky Sport people go on about Bradman Best like he was the next immortal? Cluster f$$k to let the kick bounce from Ken and RTS and then a shocking miss from Hiku is what lost the game.
It's so frustrating as Hiku has actually been so much improved on d from how shit he was last year but then he goes back to 2019/20 mode when the game is on the line
 
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snake77

Warriors 1st Grader
Jul 12, 2013
9,119
We turned over a lot of ball in the first half. Although the completion rate was acceptable Newcastle didn't rarely turn anything over. We turned that around in the second half. But Newcastle kept theirs well up there.

They pretty much stayed in the contest waiting for us to make a mistake.
 
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