Pick Your Team Pick Your Team 2018 Rnd 24 - Warriors vs Panthers

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1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2. Fusitua
3. Hiku
4. Beale
5. Ken
6. Green
7. Shaun Johnson

8. Gavet
9. Luke
10. Paasi
11. Pulu
12. Tohu Harris
13. Blair

14. Lawton
15. Bunty
16. Sao
17. Mannering

Papaali to have a rest for at least a week. That is the pack I'd like to see. I want to see Bunty, Paasi and Pulu getting more minutes than they have been. Get rid of the liabilities that are Jazz and Kata.

Get line up but never going to happen. I’d probably replace Satae with Soa
 

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Like a few others here I'd like to see Pulu start on our left edge, he's a bigger body with good D and an offload, it's not a knock on Papali'i who has been good at getting that offload away in the last couple of games but we're still lacking punch down that side and need a back rower who can draw in the extra defender to free up space for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who has been largely redundant in terms of try scoring down his side this season (3 tries only) which when you think about the threat he poses opposition defensive lines is an incredible waste of talent.

Think what Fitzgibbon provides Ponga and vice-versa, even Blair down that side may prove to be a useful option with his offload ability.

The other thing about getting more meterage on our edges with Tohu Harris/Pulu is it helps us get forward, our middles are a 50/50 proposition and are heavily targeted by bigger packs who wrestle well which are the majority of the top 8 sides. They know if they build a wall through the middle they shut Luke down and effectively shut us down too.

Going into these last two games I want to see some tweaking in that area because if the blueprint to beating the Warriors is obvious to me then it's obvious to every team in the comp it's just a case of whether they have that capability and looking at the teams above us all of them have solid middle rotations. Taking the ball wider often has been an effective tactic for a number of sides this season but you need the players who can use their footwork and are big enough to carry a couple of defenders with them, we happen to have two edge back rowers who can do that.
 
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Chchfanatic

Does anyone remember hearing stories of the broncos training extra hard a few weeks out from the playoffs over previous years. Trying to give their fitness levels a boast late in the season. They would always lose games that they should’ve won. Corvo was obviously their trainer at the time too. The boys look tired at the moment. Just a thought that was all.
 
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Does anyone remember hearing stories of the broncos training extra hard a few weeks out from the playoffs over previous years. Trying to give their fitness levels a boast late in the season. They would always lose games that they should’ve won. Corvo was obviously their trainer at the time too. The boys look tired at the moment. Just a thought that was all.

We have to make the playoffs first!
 
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tajhay

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I give him 0 % chance of circumventing their system.
Kikau has been cleared to play and travel to NZ (or outside Aus for the next 2 years whilst his visa stuff is sorted out).
 
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Swanny

Does anyone remember hearing stories of the broncos training extra hard a few weeks out from the playoffs over previous years. Trying to give their fitness levels a boast late in the season. They would always lose games that they should’ve won. Corvo was obviously their trainer at the time too. The boys look tired at the moment. Just a thought that was all.

Yeah I was thinking the same thing when I heard the players say they were flogged that week because they had the longer turnaround. You would think they would have to balance that with being the most traveled team in the comp. The Super Rugby sides seem to really worry about the travel factor and build in rest around it.
 

Onewarrior

Pulu needs to start and play more minutes, Bunty needs more minutes and Papalii to the bench.
Kata needs to be given an ultimatum, pass the ball to Ken when it's or all you will be dropped until
you learn to do so.
 
Sup42

Sup42

Kikau has been cleared to play and travel to NZ (or outside Aus for the next 2 years whilst his visa stuff is sorted out).
Yeah bummer.

I doubt whether Phil Gould would have any influence over the dept of immigration.

Sounds like they filed papaer work wrong or late in the first instance....clearly his case is sound with immigration in the first place.
 
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Chchfanatic

We have to make the playoffs first!
Really !! We’re in the playoffs mate. No way are the tigers getting in ahead of us. Not even the warriors can stuff it up from here
 
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