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01 Jan 1970 12:00

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    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A

    Votes: 14 12.3%
  • B

    Votes: 73 64.0%
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    Votes: 26 22.8%
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Warriors Orange Peeler
NRL 2021 - Round 8 - Warriors vs Cowboys Post Match Discussion
New Zealand Warriors vs North Queensland Cowboys
Central Coast Stadium, Gosford


Thread to share your thoughts on the Round 8 game between the New Zealand Warriors and North Queensland Cowboys 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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Unnecessarily close, but with a young team and so many injuries that was a pretty good performance.

Great seeing some of the young potential in the team starting to turn up in important moments.
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Don’t care how good they looked in the first half,

That second half was utter shit.

Team should be filthy at themselves for this performance.
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I am so so relieved we pulled through in the end. Great defense. I should not have singled out Walsh. There were a lot of players making stupid mistakes.

A win is a win though boys. We hung on.
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i think this shows we are a top 8 team. if we want to be top 4 then we need to put teams away in the second half.

been banging on for years for offloads and support play. first half shows what can happen.

we hung on in the end but silly errors and penalties let the cows back into it. the boys will learn alot from that. Walsh is going to be a super star, the more games he plays the more he is going to get right
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For me A+ first half + F- 2nd half = B

On the downside, how can a team be so good in the 1st and so shit in the 2nd.

On the upside, Reece Walsh will learn a lot from that game.
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Best 1st half in years, but omg our inexperience showed in the 2nd. We went from 85% comp and 60% terr to 55% comp and 15% territory in the 2nd. That is what made it close, pure and simple,

In saying that, Walsh nearly skittled them with 2 long range tries that just went wrong which would have closed it out.

Kodi looks awesome out of dummy half.

We just need Aiden, Chanel Harris-Tavita and Aitken back for some extra experience and X factor.

GG boys, wins a win.
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Almost perfect first half

2nd half we lost all our momentum with that Bunty Afoa error, gave them two tries.

After that we were pretty much camped in their half of the field, defending for 40 minutes. Kosi was targeted a lot. Berry did very well defensively IMO.

The main positive is how potent our attack looks all of a sudden with Walsh, we had many chances and breaks in that second half. Had we held onto the ball a bit better, would’ve been a much better score to us.

I’m still very happy with the win, I hope we can double up our efforts next round.
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Positives: We won; we showed that we can attacked; Walsh isn't perfect but looks a massive talent; Berry looks to have potential

Negatives: Jesus christ another fucking propwing stop fucking recruiting giant cu**s that have no business out there; Kodi is still the same useless flop that vanishes the second things get hard

Overall it was a game. At least we didn't lose. Hopefully by the end of the season we can get rid of at least one propwing. Ideally we're looking at something like this even if it's far from perfect.

1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Pompey
3. Aitken
4. Berry
5. Montoya / Ken
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Pretty happy to win, yeah we had a shit 2nd half but they were on a 3 win streak and we werent. Onwards and upwards
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Guessin if anyone know's about Warriors 2nd half collapses it's Todd. lol. Hard earned win in the end, but some great signs.
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Which Forum will be more pissed off? Us for being 0 in the second half or the Cowboys for not nailing that game?

I definitely feel that was closer to the Cowboys ceiling than ours. Much closer. Still a lot to improve. Maybe time for Debutants time to end. When was the last time we had a centre/wing pairing with a total of 1 game NRL experience starting the match?
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