mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Pick Your Team 2022 Rnd 8 - Warriors vs Raiders

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

Discuss...
 
I think some fresh legs are required.

Bring in vailea and berry again, arthars and pompey look tired. Only use otukolo as hooker cover for egan, he shouldnt be playing back rower minutes. Pene has to go, no impact, would prefer murdoch masila but katoa will suffice.

Kosi out, ratuva in. Need another big prop, this is the second game weve lacked metres when Addin Fonua-Blake and lodge go off.

1.Walsh
2.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3.Berry
4.Vailea
5.Ratuva
6.Chanel Harris-Tavita
7Johnson
8AFB
9Egan
10Lodge
11Aitken
12Katoa
13Jazz

14Otukolo
15Afoa
16Murchie
17.Kepu
 
I think some fresh legs are required.

Bring in vailea and berry again, arthars and pompey look tired. Only use otukolo as hooker cover for egan, he shouldnt be playing back rower minutes. Pene has to go, no impact, would prefer murdoch masila but katoa will suffice.

Kosi out, ratuva in. Need another big prop, this is the second game weve lacked metres when Addin Fonua-Blake and lodge go off.

1.Walsh
2.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3.Berry
4.Vailea
5.Ratuva
6.Chanel Harris-Tavita
7Johnson
8AFB
9Egan
10Lodge
11Aitken
12Katoa
13Jazz

14Otukolo
15Afoa
16Murchie
17.Kepu
dont think either kepu is allowed as they are only on development contracts. Can't play until week 10.
 
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I think some fresh legs are required.

Bring in vailea and berry again, arthars and pompey look tired. Only use otukolo as hooker cover for egan, he shouldnt be playing back rower minutes. Pene has to go, no impact, would prefer murdoch masila but katoa will suffice.

Kosi out, ratuva in. Need another big prop, this is the second game weve lacked metres when Addin Fonua-Blake and lodge go off.

1.Walsh
2.Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
3.Berry
4.Vailea
5.Ratuva
6.Chanel Harris-Tavita
7Johnson
8AFB
9Egan
10Lodge
11Aitken
12Katoa
13Jazz

14Otukolo
15Afoa
16Murchie
17.Kepu
No way Dallin Watene-Zelezniak plays in 4 days after being concussed that badly. His nose looked broken as well.
 

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Need at least two new outside backs, if Berry and Vailea were the preseason standouts, then bring them back, unfortunately we'd then have 4 centres and no specialist wingers, don't think Arthur's is much of a winger. Pompey can do a job on the wing, but was defending quite well at centre, if your carrying Ratuva in the squad and the 3 wings ahead of him are all out, then you should probably play him.

Curran is a big loss, Katoa to right edge, Jazz stays at 13, Sironen stays on bench. Send Otukolo back to reserve grade where he can actually play hooker. Murchie can have the last bench spot, if available.

Only thing in our favour is Canberra can't play wide this year, they just want to muck it up the middle with tapine and papalii and little starling jumping out, which suits us.

Johnson is playing scared of contact, like he's trying to get to the mt smart games intact, basically a specialist kicker at the moment, but if the alternative is Kodi, really isn't an alternative.

Ban Walsh from doing the kickoffs.
 
So if Dallin Watene-Zelezniak gets ruled out this week, and obviously Montoya is still unavailable, should they still drop Kosi for the next game? Who would our starting wingers be then? A debuting Ratuva and shift one of Pompey/Arthers to the other wing?

Maybe it'll be better to keep Kosi on for another game (Raiders may not exploit his weaknesses as well as the Storm) and if Ratuva plays well consider dropping Kosi when Dallin Watene-Zelezniak is back.