Pick Your Team Pick Your Team 2021 Rnd 3 - Raiders vs Warriors

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mt.wellington

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Pick Your Team 2021 Rnd 3 - Raiders vs Warriors

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After the Round 2 game against the Newcastle Knights at Central Coast Stadium do you want to see any changes for the Round 3 game against the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium?

Promotions?
Demotions?
Any new injury concerns?
Any returning players?
Any tweaks to the bench?

Discuss...
 

wizards rage

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Apr 18, 2016
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Tauranga
Jamayne Tounua-Brown out. 39m after 60m last week. Evans to come in.

Feel like we are shuffling the deckchairs until the halves/ attack is addressed. Chanel Harris-Tavita needs to be dropped but they can’t as they have pinned their hopes on him as the next big thing. Having said that, the knights are one of the few team that can counter our pack which exposes the halves more.
 

john nick

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2020
3,464
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Jamayne Tounua-Brown out. 39m after 60m last week. Evans to come in.

Feel like we are shuffling the deckchairs until the halves/ attack is addressed. Chanel Harris-Tavita needs to be dropped but they can’t as they have pinned their hopes on him as the next big thing. Having said that, the knights are one of the few team that can counter our pack which exposes the halves more.
Would like to see our back rowers running better lines .eg Katoa & Ben Murdoch-Masila running against the defensive grain.Need a backup hooker urgently Jazz tries hard but fucks up too often
 

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Is there to anyway to watch the game?
did get to see the game but match report is below,
 
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john nick

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Mar 28, 2020
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O'sullivan in at halback, Kodi to 14.
Kicking game, Kodi needed for hooker and to cover the backline.

With Siro and Jazz gone, that multiposition cover player who plays 14. leaves a big hole in our options.

Bring in the slow half who can kick the ball down field and prevent us using people like Pompey to take place kicks.

Also Chanel Harris-Tavita needs freeing up from kicking in general play, I have seen enough to be convinced that the NRL is not the place for him to practice, he needs to do ten thousand hours off game time kicking if his boot is anything to go by.

Using Sully, does not create some great imaginary loss of attacking prowess to that backline, our current halves have been shithouse at creating attack.

The Warriors bench use has been their strongest weapon this season, giving Kodi the 14. Jumper makes that threat level go up several gears. I would give Nikorima a half share of Egans minutes, akin to how we have been using Jazz his whole career.

If Siro was fit I would not jump to these radical changes, but losing him and Jazz means we are exposed. Using O'sullivan to solve the kicking game, and Kodi as a Lance Hohaia / cover strengthens this team and kills three birds with one stone.....more attack...hooker cover...a kicking game.
I might be missing something here but cannot understand why our kickers are not getting help from former AFL guys.Their kicking has always been far superior to ours .Yes I understand AFL ball is slightly different in shape but those guys have pinpoint accuracy & a far longer kicking game.Heaps of retired AFL guys in NSW & Queensland they could easily call in .
 

Sup42

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May 7, 2012
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I might be missing something here but cannot understand why our kickers are not getting help from former AFL guys.Their kicking has always been far superior to ours .Yes I understand AFL ball is slightly different in shape but those guys have pinpoint accuracy & a far longer kicking game.Heaps of retired AFL guys in NSW & Queensland they could easily call in .
Sports are slow to adapt other codes.

League started the adaptation by brining in Union goal kickers to coach League Kickers.

Union adapted people like SBW and offloading....before that they adapted some of the Storm systems....and before that they hired League defensive coaches for NZ Union teams, the England team and so forth.

AFL would have lots of transferable skills.
 

The Falcon

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 20, 2017
581
Auckland
To win the game you need to score tries, you will get a few with a bash and barge strategy, but the smart teams score from open play, second phase play, and catching the opposition off guard.
The game has sped up.. can we please look for our forwards to offload in the tackle from time to time and support a ball runner, occasionally coming back on the inside, as well as Kodi to take on the line more often!
Peta is just as likely to set up 3 tries as he is to let in 3, maybe he gets another week, same for Ken who is looking a bit out of sorts.
 

john nick

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 28, 2020
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Sports are slow to adapt other codes.

League started the adaptation by brining in Union goal kickers to coach League Kickers.

Union adapted people like SBW and offloading....before that they adapted some of the Storm systems....and before that they hired League defensive coaches for NZ Union teams, the England team and so forth.

AFL would have lots of transferable skills.
I can remember when living in OZ being asked by the local AFL team to give them some tackling lessons .We had a former AFL great (about 48/50 years old ) give them kicking practise He could still kick more accurately & further than the guys in the team
 
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sballer7

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May 21, 2015
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1.Perham
2.Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
3.Pompey
4.Hiku
5.Maumalo
6.Niko
7.Turner
8.Addin Fonua-Blake
9.Egan
10.Ah Mau
11.Katoa
12.Sironen
13.Harris

14.Chanel Harris-Tavita
15.Ben Murdoch-Masila
16.Evans
17.Afoa
18.Murchie

Probably get some heat for this, but im sick to death of watching our fullback smash into props. Move him to the wing and let him rove like he used to with the Roosters. The dolphins can have fusitua. Bring in Perham and Turner for a bit of flair and creativity. Turners kicking game cant be much worse than what weve seen from Chanel Harris-Tavita, although that hasnt been helped by how lazy weve been on kick chase. Chanel Harris-Tavita can take Jazzs spot and cover hooker, halves and lock. Defensively he is more than capable. Only other change would be forced by Jamayne Tounua-Brown suspension with Evans onto the bench and Ah Mau starting.
 

6Again

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Jul 1, 2020
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O'sullivan in at halback, Kodi to 14.
Kicking game, Kodi needed for hooker and to cover the backline.

With Siro and Jazz gone, that multiposition cover player who plays 14. leaves a big hole in our options.

Bring in the slow half who can kick the ball down field and prevent us using people like Pompey to take place kicks.

Also Chanel Harris-Tavita needs freeing up from kicking in general play, I have seen enough to be convinced that the NRL is not the place for him to practice, he needs to do ten thousand hours off game time kicking if his boot is anything to go by.

Using Sully, does not create some great imaginary loss of attacking prowess to that backline, our current halves have been shithouse at creating attack.

The Warriors bench use has been their strongest weapon this season, giving Kodi the 14. Jumper makes that threat level go up several gears. I would give Nikorima a half share of Egans minutes, akin to how we have been using Jazz his whole career.

If Siro was fit I would not jump to these radical changes, but losing him and Jazz means we are exposed. Using O'sullivan to solve the kicking game, and Kodi as a Lance Hohaia / cover strengthens this team and kills three birds with one stone.....more attack...hooker cover...a kicking game.

Evans to start if Jamayne Tounua-Brown is out. He will be short of a gallop, and that is why he starts, because Addin Fonua-Blake tears up the ground as an opener, an ideal time for Evans to bed in, also I do not want to alter that Ah Mau Afoa rotation. Ah Mau was best off the bench at the Dragons, and so it proves he is for us.

Murchie in for Siro. Put some body guards on O'Sullivan...there are spares out there with Chanel Harris-Tavita doing his own tacking.
Jamayne Tounua-Brown will be out but why are Sirro & Jazz gone? they’re not injured. Chanel Harris-Tavita is in a moon boot, sure your not confused.
 

Nangsy

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 27, 2021
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Jamayne Tounua-Brown out. 39m after 60m last week. Evans to come in.

Feel like we are shuffling the deckchairs until the halves/ attack is addressed. Chanel Harris-Tavita needs to be dropped but they can’t as they have pinned their hopes on him as the next big thing. Having said that, the knights are one of the few team that can counter our pack which exposes the halves more.
Evans ran for 50 in the q cup game just gone🤦🏽‍♂️I’d give Tom Ale a crack or even give Murchie a go in the middle(big, leg drive) Ale ran 150 metres
 
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