Team List Round 11 Vs Newcastle Knights (sunday 26-05-13)

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01 Jan 1970 12:00PM

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ajofbrisbane

ajofbrisbane

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Fullback Kevin Locke and centre Dane Nielsen have both been named to line up for the Vodafone Warriors in their 11th-round NRL match against Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (4.05pm kick-off; match day sponsor: dtr).

Locke has been slated to make his 76th appearance after missing the last two games against Canterbury-Bankstown and Penrith with a back injury picked up in the 25-24 home win against Gold Coast on May 5.

And ex-Melbourne centre Nielsen is in line for his sixth outing for his new club after being sidelined with a rib injury suffered in the opening minutes of the 16-20 sixth-round loss to Canberra on April 13.

The duo’s inclusion results in Glen Fisiiahi and Carlos Tuimavave being named on an extended bench. Tuimavave had his first NRL games of the season against the Bulldogs and the Panthers while Fisiiahi was Locke’s replacement for the same matches.

Fisiiahi and Tuimavave are joined on a seven-man interchange by Ben Matulino, Jacob Lillyman, Elijah Taylor and Pita Godinet plus Ngani Laumape, who has been with the Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup the last two weeks after making five NRL appearances earlier in the season.

The Vodafone Warriors will mark the NRL’s Women in League cause on Sunday in a match against a Newcastle side boosted by a 44-8 destruction of the Bulldogs last Sunday. That result marked a remarkable transformation for the Knights just a week after they’d conceded 44 unanswered points in a 14-44 loss to Canberra.

The Vodafone Warriors face an even bigger recovery on the back of Saturday night’s record 6-62 defeat by the Panthers. The score-line read 62-0 until winger Manu Vatuvei scored his fifth try of the season in the 78th minute.

“We didn’t compete in physical terms last week and that’s simply not good enough in this competition,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Matt Elliott.

“If you don’t measure up in the physical exchanges you’ll be humiliated – and we were.
“It was a defining game for us. It’s clear to everyone what we need to do to win back some pride after all the work done in the previous six matches.
“We all know we’ve got plenty of work to do this week to take on a Newcastle side capable of putting lots of points on you, as they did against the Bulldogs.”

The match will again be the third leg of a triple header Sunday, starting with the Auckland Vulcans taking on the Knights in the New South Wales Cup (12.05pm kick-off) before the NYC contest between the Vodafone Junior Warriors and their Newcastle counterparts (1.45pm kick-off). The NRL match is due to start at 4.05pm.

Sunday’s match will be prop Jacob Lillyman’s 149th career appearance leaving him set to mark his 150th against Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on June 3. Halfback Shaun Johnson is set for his 49th appearance this weekend.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Referees: Gerrard Sutton and Luke Phillips
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

4.05pm, Sunday, May 26

1 KEVIN LOCKE
2 BILL TUPOU
3 DANE NIELSEN
4 BEN HENRY
5 MANU VATUVEI
6 THOMAS LEULUAI
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 SAM RAPIRA
9 NATHAN FRIEND
10 RUSSELL PACKER
11 FELETI MATEO
12 SIMON MANNERING (c)
13 TODD LOWRIE

Interchange:

14 BEN MATULINO
15 JACOB LILLYMAN
16 ELIJAH TAYLOR
17 CARLOS TUIMAVAVE
18 GLEN FISIIAHI
21 NGANI LAUMAPE
22 PITA GODINET

HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT

Link: warriors.co.nz
 
ajofbrisbane

ajofbrisbane

Hope they take the forward pack to Mitre 10 or Bunnings and give them all a cup of cement......
 
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Apus

Apus

I can understand how he might want the team to make ammends, but it's beyond a fuckin joke now. 2 wins and not once have we had a team where Elliot has brough out the axe.
 
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Paleaaesina2the20

Paleaaesina2the20

Why name Lowrie if he is out for 3 weeks with a rib injury.... and then not name on the extended bench a potential back up forward that will need to come in i.e. Matagi.
 
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WellingtonOrca

WellingtonOrca

That's just odd, Lowrie must surely be under an injury cloud at the least, but none of the extended bench are forwards.
 
Raurimu Massive

Raurimu Massive

Lowrie fit? Ah well, I knew full well that Mannering wouldn't get the 13 as most of us would like... ME would most likely have named Pup Tent Taylor there if Lowrie wasn't able to take the field.
 
Hitman82

Hitman82

1 KEVIN LOCKE - GREAT NEWS
2 BILL TUPOU
3 DANE NIELSEN - GOOD NEWS
4 BEN HENRY - WUT. SLIGHTLY CONFUSED BY THIS
5 MANU VATUVEI
6 THOMAS LEULUAI
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 SAM RAPIRA
9 NATHAN FRIEND
10 RUSSELL PACKER
11 FELETI MATEO
12 SIMON MANNERING (c)
13 TODD LOWRIE - WUT. THOUGHT HE WAS INJURED???

Interchange:

14 BEN MATULINO
15 JACOB LILLYMAN
16 ELIJAH TAYLOR - WUT. POINTLESS SELECTION. BRINGS NOTHING. AT ALL.
17 CARLOS TUIMAVAVE - WUT. CLEARLY IS LESS DEPENDABLE THAN HURRELL OR LAUMAPE
18 GLEN FISIIAHI - WUT. IF LOCKE IS HEALTHY WHY BOTHER EVEN NAMING HIM?
21 NGANI LAUMAPE
22 PITA GODINET

All in all, cheers Elliot for giving us pretty much no idea what is going on. Also thanks for naming the same softcock forward pack which will just get bullied again. Why you aren't using AT LEAST one of the Vulcans forwards to teach our first graders a lesson is beyond me.

I Hearby strip you of all Mana Points. These can only be redeemed when we turn in two consecutive dominant performances. Blih

Also: Hurrell clearly OUTSIDE THE OUTER.
 
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Slamminkiwi

Slamminkiwi

Very confusing?? Why hook Shaun Johnson last week, then give Godinet the reins only to drop Pita right out this week. That'll teach him!
 
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tajhay

tajhay

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The Warriors should properly honour Women in League round by playing in skirts this weekend. That team is a joke after what occurred last weekend.
 
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Hitman82

Hitman82

The Warriors should properly honour Women in League round by playing in skirts this weekend. That team is a joke after what occurred last weekend.

We're instead going to make an utterly confusing statement by getting brutally raped two weeks in a row. This team naming just put the womens rights movement back 273 years.
 
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WellingtonOrca

WellingtonOrca

I'm going to assume if Lowrie is out, Taylor to 13, Henry to the bench and Laumape to centre. That makes slightly more sense to me. Guess Tuimavave will play 6 when T.L. spells Friend?
 
Sup42

Sup42

That is a mind games selection.

Psychology pics.

We've seen this approach in kids sports , no one keeps score , certificates are handed out for the top twenty six players and the rest get participation awards.

I'm not joking or taking the piss it is that type of model.

Elliot has gone for a combination of stroking his players and naming his list of favorite personalities.

That's not a regular season team sheet that's a pre season trial list with the players he doesn't want rebelling getting first pick
 
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mrblonde

mrblonde

In Elliott's defence, a seven man bench implies to me that he's pretty sure that he's going to have to/want to make changes before Sunday.

So Mannering going to 13 is still possible, not likely, but possible. Tuimavae will probably not play, same as Fisiiahi. Laumape obviously comes in if Neilsen doesn't come through.

Henry's there because he can kick. Okay, he was happy clappy after the game. Yes, it's a bad look. So you give him a bollocking and unless you think he had a particularly bad game you play him again.

Something smells "put out a team on Tuesday to keep the NRL/Big League editors happy" about this.

So, basically, we want to drop Shaun Johnson (most of us, anyway), Carlos, Lowrie and ET.

2/4 look likely. And the other two while less, could still happen with that 20 named.
 
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