Team List Rd 11: Tigers Vs Warriors - Fish And Rapira Back!

Lord Gnome of Howick MBE

Warriors 1st Grader
Apr 30, 2012
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VODAFONE WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS
Leichhardt Oval, Balmain
7.30pm, Friday, May 12

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1 GLEN FISIIAHI
2 BILL TUPOU
3 BEN HENRY
4 KONRAD HURRELL
5 MANU VATUVEI
6 JAMES MALONEY
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 RUSSELL PACKER
9 ALEHANA MARA
10 BEN MATULINO
11 ELIJAH TAYLOR
12 SIMON MANNERING (c)
13 FELETI MATEO

Interchange:
14 LEWIS BROWN
15 SAM RAPIRA
16 SIONE LOUSI
17 JACOB LILLYMAN
18 PITA GODINET


TIGERS
1 Tim Moltzen
2 Beau Ryan
3 Joel Reddy
4 Blake Ayshford
5 Lote Tuqiri
6 Chris Lawrence
7 Benji Marshall
8 Aaron Woods
9 Tom Humble
10 Keith Galloway
11 Adam Blair
12 Liam Fulton
13 Matt Bell

Interchange:
14 Ben Murdoch-Masila
15 Matt Utai
16 Ray Cashmere
17 Pat Politoni

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And the inury list includes; Luck, Freind, Locke.......anyone else?
 

ToiletDuck

Dr Faggot
Contributor
Mar 30, 2012
3,368
Auckland
They're certainly missing Farah. Not totally sure who else.

When the Tigs team becomes available, somebody post it in here and I (or another mod) will merge it into Lord Gnome's OP.
 

Makasene

1st Grade Fringe
May 10, 2012
1,620
When is Luck due back?

Last I heard he thought he would be ready to go for the Roosters game.
 

Brother Faisal

1st Grade Fringe
May 9, 2012
2,198
Christchurch
Pretty excited about this match. When we played them last year it was lil bit earlier in the season and we were still finding our feet with new players and combos. Now we're hitting our straps i see a close affair. I only fear an uneven penalty count in which case i rate the tigers finishing ability on our line.

If none of you have been to Leichardt its a great ground to watch footy, its like watching park footy, so definitely go and support the boys.
 

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
Mar 31, 2012
1,229
Auckland, New Zealand
That bench confuses me somewhat. I assume Brown and Mara will be sharing the hooking duties again, so that means that either Mateo/Taylor/Mannering will all be playing 80 (Which I'm happy with, to be honest), or Lillyman will be reverting back to the second row. Alternatively I guess Mara could play 60 minutes and Brown could play 20 minutes of hooker and relieve Mateo for 20 minutes.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
15,314
I thought Lewis Brown was placed on report for a chicken wing tackle ? anyone have any mail on that one.

Godinet at 18 for this reason ?

Good to see Rapira confirmed as a better player than Ukuma Ta'ai. Hope Ukuma gets his basics all squared away in some ABC's league drills. Can't wait to see an experienced Johnson put pressure on Marshall For the Kiwi's.

Hopefully Benji has one of his Schizo Kicking displays with Farrah out , the Jimi Johnson firm just have to kick for territory well and its good night nurse.
 

Makasene

1st Grade Fringe
May 10, 2012
1,620
That bench confuses me somewhat. I assume Brown and Mara will be sharing the hooking duties again, so that means that either Mateo/Taylor/Mannering will all be playing 80 (Which I'm happy with, to be honest), or Lillyman will be reverting back to the second row. Alternatively I guess Mara could play 60 minutes and Brown could play 20 minutes of hooker and relieve Mateo for 20 minutes.

This bench is exactly what we need. Front foot ball is the ley to Warriors success, second rowers and props are virtually the same this days except props play in the middle and second rowers are a bit wider.

With Rapira back, Ukuma Ta'ai drops out, this means we have a player just as strong but with more experience and less likely to make silly mistakes.

Best bench of the season.
 
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Kaizen

NSW Cup Player
May 15, 2012
290
With Rapira and Matalino you have two of the fastest play the balls you'll find in a pair of props so front foot football should follow.
 

Sup42

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
15,314
Bill Tupou to fb if fisiahi gets injured ? ( after last week he couldn't be more of a risk than Maloney ) .......keep Jimi in the Halves Bluey.

Vatuvei or Tupou need to be Fb capable in the instance where the Coach ends up losing his best player from such radically different positions in the spine....it points to the deficits of the Wingers basic skill set....that neither of those two were used to patch up the hole in the ship