brightman

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
3,659
Auckland
but you can bet whoever is coaching the Warriors next year should have a big say in what our guys do in Redcliffe.
Sorry, but isn't that an ignorant and naive comment to be making about a different club in a different country with a different coach of their own and their own base of players let alone all the grades and a rich history with wonderful support and financial sustainability.. did I miss anything worth considering, oh yeah Covid19 and potential quarantining into 2021!
 
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Akkerz

1st Grade Fringe
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Jun 22, 2012
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The edge of insanity
Theyre wouldnt be better opportuniteis for our best young players - our best young players wont join the warriors.
They will just join other NRL clubs who actually have pathway teams to play and actually train.
Possibly
It wont be easier to recruit australian players. So not only do they have to move to NZ but have to take 8 hours round trips when not selected.
I was suggesting the likelihood of the Warriors being based in Brisbane full time. If that were the case I don't expect they would play more than a couple of times a year in NZ
 

Johnnyray

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Oct 11, 2014
2,298
Could the long term goal be to base the Warriors in Queensland for a more significant part of the season ie stay for a month at a time a few times over the season when we work with the NRl to have a string of home games?

Yeah that could actually happen. With NRL now wanting a second Brisbane team in Queensland, easiest and cheapest option for them is to allow New Zealand Warriors to relocate to Brisbane and have them play most of home games there on alternative Friday nights with only occasional game away in NZ such as Eden Park in Auckland or Forsyth Barr in Dunedin. It almost happened in 2007, as one of proposals that was submitted to NRL back then was instead of putting another team on Gold Coast you instead allow NZ Warriors to play there and bring Bears back instead. Thankfully that fucking shit never happened and I hope with this new Redcliffe Dolphin alliance that it never will but then being New Zealand Warriors I wouldn't be surprised if it does ☹
 

wizards rage

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Apr 18, 2016
3,627
Tauranga
Yeah that could actually happen. With NRL now wanting a second Brisbane team in Queensland, easiest and cheapest option for them is to allow New Zealand Warriors to relocate to Brisbane and have them play most of home games there on alternative Friday nights with only occasional game away in NZ such as Eden Park in Auckland or Forsyth Barr in Dunedin.
If it was me I would work with the NRL to adjust our draw, given the goodwill towards us currently.

In a 24 week season we have 12 away games. Restructure the Warriors draw in the future to be blocks of 4 home, 4 away, 4 home, 4 away, 4 home, 4 away.

One away block base ourselves on in Queensland and play Brisbane, Gold Coast and Cowboys and the 4th week in Melbourne or Newcastle.

Then the other 2 x 4 week blocks base ourselves in Sydney, playing Sydney teams.

This means we only significantly travel 3 times in a season (excluding finals 🤔) and as Ivan Cleary outlined, we don’t lose the day per week to travel which our record proves is significant. It would work out comparable price wise and with time away from home but allow the team to be fresher. They could even push it on a H&S angle.

Vlandys seems to be the sort of person working for the good of the game and might work towards making something like this happen.
 

Swanny

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 18, 2017
636
Yeah that could actually happen. With NRL now wanting a second Brisbane team in Queensland, easiest and cheapest option for them is to allow New Zealand Warriors to relocate to Brisbane and have them play most of home games there on alternative Friday nights with only occasional game away in NZ such as Eden Park in Auckland or Forsyth Barr in Dunedin. It almost happened in 2007, as one of proposals that was submitted to NRL back then was instead of putting another team on Gold Coast you instead allow NZ Warriors to play there and bring Bears back instead. Thankfully that fucking shit never happened and I hope with this new Redcliffe Dolphin alliance that it never will but then being New Zealand Warriors I wouldn't be surprised if it does ☹

I can't see it happening because the revenue with Sky would drop far too much. Also the NZ games provide a different time slot
 

Dunedin warrior

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Nov 10, 2014
1,105
I can't see it happening because the revenue with Sky would drop far too much. Also the NZ games provide a different time slot

I agree, it would be an immensely stupid decision from the NRL for that to happen. You’d basically be writing off professional rugby league in NZ.
 
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Wellington Warrior

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May 15, 2012
5,740
Wellington, New Zealand
The Redcliffe Dolphins outlasted a valiant Mackay Cutters outfit in a Round 1 thriller at BB Print Stadium.

The Dolphins showed poise and composure for much of the contest but were shadowed every step of the way by a plucky Mackay side keen to chance their arm in attack; the match decided on the final play as Redcliffe held on to win 30-28 in a heart-stopping contest.

Mackay stood tall early in the game with a goal line stand that included stopping NRL import Kane Evans in his tracks just inches from scoring, the young squad challenging every play with eagerness in defence.

Matiu Stone-Dunn would spark the hosts, providing a line break to put the Cutters in attacking position, before capping the movement a few rucks later by latching onto an outside ball and scoring the first try of the evening.

However, Redcliffe’s composure would serve them well as the first half
progressed, a multitude of handling errors from Mackay punished with tries through Cameron Cullen, Rocco Berry and Manaia Cherrington.

Mackay’s willingness to chance their arm in attack would pay off either side of
the main break, Josh Smith finding himself on the end of a perfect cross field kick and Kyle Krisanski-Kennedy also crossing to keep the intense game on a knife’s edge.

The Dolphins counter-punched with speed and experience out wide with Marcelo Montoya crossing and Berry grabbing his second, a late Blake Paskins try giving Mackay a final shot at victory, but Redcliffe stood firm in the dying seconds to earn their first Intrust Super Cup victory of season 2021.

Despite the win, Redcliffe coach Adam Mogg insisted his side had a lot to work on in the coming weeks.

“It was a poor game of footy. I am happy with the way we kept turning up for each other and tackling, but it was well below standard," Mogg said.

"Sometimes it’s about performance over winning or losing, and I think we were poor tonight with our ball handling.

“Credit to Mackay, they played a physical brand of footy and we had to keep scrambling, we were lucky to get away with it (the win). I was happy with our effort with a lot of new combinations out there, but we will need to have a bit more energy when we have the ball in hand going forwards.”

Round 2 will see the Cutters face Burleigh Bears.
 

Wellington Warrior

Warriors 1st Grader
May 15, 2012
5,740
Wellington, New Zealand
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Dunedin warrior

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 10, 2014
1,105
Stat Attack from the weekend.


Good to see Tom Ale playing 80 minutes. Berry had a great game from the stats and Turners look handy although you’d like to see him do more kicking. Perham making four errors won’t help his cause.

Completion rates in the 50% range doesn’t suggest it was a high quality game though.
 

sballer7

1st Grade Fringe
May 21, 2015
218
Didnt realise, but Dolphins have Justin Hodges and Scott Hill as backs coaches this year. Can only be a good thing for the likes of Berry and Turner to have those two to turn to for advice.
 
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