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Pick Your Team Rnd 20 - Warriors vs Manly

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After the Round 19 game against the Sydney Roosters do you want to see any changes for the away game against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Mt Smart Stadium?

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

Discuss...
 

Defence

Warriors 1st Grader
May 9, 2012
5,690
Tomkins
Fish
hurrell
Lolohea
Manu
Chad
Johnson
Vete
Friend
Matulino
Thompson
Hoffman
Mannering

Havilli
Lillyman
Lisone
RFM
 

Selector

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 2, 2015
2,246
Only changes I would make to the side is Hurrell, Hoffman and Vatuvei to come if there available. Don't think Fusitu'a will be avaliable.

Have to give the players another chance. Lessons learned better performance and all that.
 
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ToiletDuck

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Mar 30, 2012
3,368
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I'm not sure why we're rushing the fish back into the side...wingers were the least of our problems today. New defensive combo's would also be less than ideal at this point.
 
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Defence

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May 9, 2012
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I'm not sure why we're rushing the fish back into the side...wingers were the least of our problems today. New defensive combo's would also be less than ideal at this point.
I just think moving forward, for the rest of the season the best right edge we can muster is konnie and fish ( they prob would've been the 1st choice combo for round one if fit).
Neither of them are perfect but they do bring some special attributes and have played well together in the past.
 
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Warz7

U20's Player
Oct 30, 2014
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1. Tomkins
2. Lolohea
3. Hurrell
4. Kata
5. Vatuvei
6. Townsend
7. Johnson
8. Vete
9. Friend
10. Matulino
11. Thompson
12. Hoffman
13. Mannering

Bench
14. Lillyman
15. Gubb
16. Lisone
17. Faitala-Mariner

Fusitua had every chance to keep Hurrell out of the side. Unfortunately played a very poor game, Hurrell straight back in. Konnie just needs that runaway try to bust himself back into form. Looks like he's been lacking confidence and that mongrel that he showed last year when he was making line breaks every game.

All Cappy needs to do is redo our bench. We lack aggression. Aggressive offence (Lisone) and aggressive defence (Gubb) is what we need. Lousi and Havili do not provide any of that and Rapira is frankly past his best.

Kata deserves his spot. Honestly any centre would've had their ass handed to them if they went up against Fergo today (except Hodges). Kata never gave up which is a good sign. Never looked like backing away from the challenge, but Fergo was simply too good. His first bad game this season imo.

Vete to start so that we have an experienced prop on at all times (Lillyman). RFM is our next best option and he hasn't had any shockers so far.

No need for massive overhauls in our backline just yet. Fish will get his chance, been looking real good in NSW Cup.
 

ToiletDuck

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Mar 30, 2012
3,368
Auckland
I was originally totally against this idea but given the lacklustre use of our bench and the quality of players available, I would do this next week.

1. Tomkins
2. Tui
3. Fusitua
4. Kata
5. Manu
6. Chad
7. SJ
8. Lillyman
9. Friend
10. Matulino
11. RFM
12. Thompson
13. Simon

14. Hurrell
15. Vete
16. Lisone
17. Ikahihifo

Konrad comes on in the backrow for RFM. Not for any other reason other than he would do a better job than any of the bench forwards today (other than Vete). I don't actually think this will happen, nor would I consider it a long term solution, but there has to be some sort of impact off the bench and Rapira/Havili/Lousi are not going to provide that.
 

eX | Machina

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 20, 2012
1,461
Brisbane
The bench needs impact which we're sorely missing. Temporary fix with Hurrell to come off the bench, whether he plays in the forwards or center when he comes on I'm not too fussed. If Hoffman is fit then RFM to the bench at the expense of Hurrell.

1. Tomkins
2. Maumalo
3. Lolohea
4. Kata
5. Vatuvei
6. Chad
7. SJ
8. Lillyman
9. Friend
10. Vete
11. Thompson
12. RFM
13. Mannering

14. Hurrell
15. Matulino
16. Lisone
17. Gubb
 
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Brother Faisal

1st Grade Fringe
May 9, 2012
2,198
Christchurch
I just think moving forward, for the rest of the season the best right edge we can muster is konnie and fish.
Neither of them are perfect but they do bring some special attributes and have played well together in the past.
sorry i havent been up to date with fish. is he back from injury? is he playing nsw cup and for how long?
 

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Jun 21, 2012
22,449
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
1. Sam Tomkins
2. Tuimoala Lolohea
3. Konrad Hurrell
4. Solomone Kata
5. Manu Vatuvei/Jonathan Wright
6. Chad Townsend
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jacob Lillyman
9. Nathan Friend
10. Ben Matulino
11. Bodene Thompson
12. Ryan Hoffman/Raymond Faitala-Mariner
13. Simon Mannering

14. Sam Rapira
15. Albert Vete
16. Raymond Faitala-Mariner/Sione Lousi
17. Charlie Gubb/Sam Lisone

Hopefully Manu Vatuvei, Charlie Gubb and Ryan Hoffman are back from injury. If either of those forwards is still on the rehab list you can almost guarantee that Sione Lousi will be named again.

Was tempted to drop Solomone Kata for Ken Maumalo after a shit performance but he's been fairly good until now and it would do more harm than good for his development and the teams combo's. Also not sure that throwing Ken Maumalo out to the Taufua Lyons is the best thing. Mone gets one more chance.

Sick of carrying Siliva Havili on the bench. Nathan Friend maybe old but he's playing for a contract and will grind through 80 minutes if he has to. Pressure needs to go on the props and Simon Mannering to lighten his defensive workload which is the main reason for having Liva warming the bench. Wouldnt be surprised to see him named though. Jayden Hodges will probably be named as a sub for Matt Ballin.

Sam Rapira did no wrong and I dont see how Cappy can drop him...
 
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InsideBall

Warriors 1st Grader
Oct 24, 2012
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1. Sam Tomkins
2. Jonathan Wright
3. Konrad Hurrell
4. Tuimoala Lolohea
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Chad Townsend
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Jacob Lillyman
9. Nathan Friend
10. Ben Matulino
11. Bodene Thompson
12. Raymond Faitala-Mariner
13. Simon Mannering

14. Sebastine Ikahihifo
15. Charlie Gubb
16. Albert Vete
17. Sam Lisone
 
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Off The Bench

1st Grade Fringe
Jan 26, 2014
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1 Tompkins
2 Fish
3 Lolohea
4 Hurrell
5 Manu
6 Chad
7 S J
8 Vete
9 Friend
10 Gubb
11 R F M
12 Thompson
13 Mannering

14 Matalino
15 Lillyman
16 Lisone
17 Maumalo to spell R F M in the second row


we had no luck this week ref, Bounce of the ball, bad handling Still recon we are
doing it
 

Brother Faisal

1st Grade Fringe
May 9, 2012
2,198
Christchurch
i think konrad would be a good match up for matai. gotta lot of time for kata, i think hes the only centre at the warriors that watches tape. he'll bounce back. althoug he obviously didnt watch fergo lol
 
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