General NYC: Warriors vs. Knights & NSW Cup: Vulcans vs. Jets

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Teams for this 5th vs 10th clash.

Warriors.

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
11.45am, Sunday, August 15


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS
(5th on table)

1 GLEN FISIIAHI
2 OMAR SLAIMANKHEL
3 IVAN PENEHE
4 SOSAIA FEKI
5 ELIJAH NIKO
6 CARLOS TUIMAVAVE
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 NECCROM AREAIITI
9 HENRY CHAN-TING
10 MARK IOANE
11 MATT ROBINSON
12 BEN HENRY (c)
13 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

Interchange:
14 NAFE SELUINI
15 CHARLIE GUBB
16 SAM LOUSI
17 DANIEL PALAVI
SIUATONGA LIKILIKI
ZENSEI INU
SIROVAI MAKATOA

COACH: JOHN ACKLAND

Knights.
(10th on table)

NYC: New Zealand Warriors v Newcastle Knights
11.45am (local time) Sunday 15 August 2010
Mt Smart Stadium

1. Will Smith
2. Jarrod Tua
3. Harmony Hunt
4. Mitch Williams
5. Nick Dwan
6. Api Pewhairangi
7. Tyrone Roberts
8. Jake Finn
9. Chad Redman
10. Cruise Wilson
11. Zane Tetevano
12. Rodney Mason
13. Ethan Cook (C)

Interchange:
14. Carl Means
15. Dane Cordner
16. Kirran Shearer
17. Chris Marlborough
18. Matt Herman

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NSW Cup teams for this 9th vs. 1st clash.

Saturday, August 14th.
12:30PM
Mt Smart Stadium


Vulcans
(9th on table)

1 Johnny Aranga
2 Fetongi Tuinauvai
3 Shaun Metcalf
4 Niuvao Taka
18 Howie Matthews
6 Patrick Ah Van
7 Pita Godinet
8 James Gavet
9 Alehana Mara
10 Jesse Royal
11 Sione Lousi
22 Sialii Tufeao
12 Jeremy Latimore

14 Kelvin Wright
15 Tulson Caird
16 Nathaniel Neale
17 Mataupu Poching


Coach: Brent Gemmell

Newtown Jets
(1st on table)

1 Luke Towers
2 Sonny Tuimagala
3 Tu'u Maori
4 Chris Tuatara-Morrison
5 Troy Savage
6 James Aubusson
7 Liam Foran
14 Tinirau Arona
9 Keith Peters
10 Ray Moujalli
11 Brad Barrett
12 Aidan Guerra
13 Jason Baitieri (c)

8 Ryan Verlinden
15 Jason Wells
16 Brad Takairangi
17 James Koloamatangi
19 Nick Doig

Coach: Greg Matterson
 

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Is that Tas Baitieri's boy captaining the Jets?

Sure is. And furthermore:

Sydney Roosters and Newtown forward Jason Baitieri’s role helping a group of homeless men conquer a special quest has earned him the One Community Good Guy of the Month award for July.


In between his busy training schedule and own work commitments, Baitieri has been donating his time to train homeless clients from Mission Australia in preparation for their debut at the 2010 City2Surf, in Sydney next month.
Previous winners:

Previous winners this year include Beau Champion (Souths), Mitchell Pearce (Roosters) and Scott Bolton (Cowboys).


Last month saw the award break with tradition to recognise mother-of-three Darlene Maher as the ‘Good Girl of the Month’ during Rugby League’s annual Harvey Norman Women in League celebrations.

As the Good Guy of the Month, Baitieri will receive one night’s accommodation including breakfast for two courtesy of NRL sponsor Holiday Inn.
 
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PB_old

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Isnt he in line to play for France as he was born there

Yep. Born and spent his first 8 years in France. Mum's French, and Tas is still apparently involved in French league from afar. I read an article where Tas hopes his son's debut for the Roosters this year will bring him to the attention of French selectors. I'd say it would. A nice 21 year old for future campaigns.

In fact, if he can become a regular first grader, he'd get a good price in the ESL. His passport bumps it up a bit, and speaking French would make it easy to integrate into a French team.

I'd expect a new French Superleague team to get the nod in a few years.
 

edguy_old

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thats a might fine foward pack the vulcans have..
gavet and mara , were awesome in the nyc

wish we could see the vulcans games on sky as well .

.likiliki on the bench for the 20s? was he demoted
 

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Even though I would probably play Lance in front of Locke is they were both fit, there's a little part of me that hopes that Lance has a week off and Locke plays fullback. Partly so Lance can be right for the end of the season, but mainly, I really want to see Locke at the back.
 

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Link re: Hohaia
Coach Ivan Cleary yesterday named an unchanged line-up to face the Knights. Discarded props Jesse Royal and Jeremy Latimore are expected to play for feeder club the Auckland Vulcans, however wing Kevin Locke could come into consideration if he proves he has recovered from a hamstring injury.


Fullback Lance Hohaia was the only injury concern following the Sharks game. Hohaia, who played with heavy strapping covering his corked thigh, received another blow to the injured area during the match but is expected to recover in time to face the Knights.
But also this:
Warriors coach Ivan Cleary has resisted the temptation to bring centre Jerome Ropati and wing Kevin Locke back from two-week injury layoffs...
Neither are direct quotes, but I presume they could both play at a pinch.

Given the lack of Ropati mentioned elsewhere Locke's hammy looks closer to being right than Ropati's groin.