Team List Round 5: Warriors Vs Rabbits.

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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Vatuvei, Fisiiahi on bench

Wingers Manu Vatuvei (pictured) and Glen Fisiiahi have been included on an extended bench for Sunday’s fifth-round NRL encounter with unbeaten South Sydney at Mount Smart Stadium (kick-off 4.00pm; match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand).

Vatuvei has been sidelined with an ankle and knee complaint since lasting only 18 minutes of the season-opening loss to Parramatta on March 9 but is close to being able to make his return.
Fisiiahi was originally named to face North Queensland yesterday but remained on bereavement leave following his sister’s funeral last week.

Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott said the winger/fullback would be available for selection again this weekend along with Bill Tupou and newcomer Ngani Laumape, who have filled the wing spots the last two weeks.
Confirmed to start in the No 9 jersey for the first time this season is veteran hooker Nathan Friend. He wore No 22 in his return from shoulder surgery in yesterday’s long-awaited victory over North Queensland. Also named in the starting line-up is second rower Feleti Mateo, initially included on the bench against the Cowboys.

Also selected are fullback Kevin Locke, centre Dane Nielsen and utility Ben Henry, who all failed to finish the match yesterday. Nielsen didn’t return after halftime after suffering a rib injury while Locke and Henry both left the field with head knocks.

“There are question marks over whether we’ll have them all against the Rabbitohs but we’re certainly hoping they are fit to play,” said Elliott.
“On the positive side we have some more players coming back from injuries.
“Nathan and Jerome (Ropati) both came through their comeback games yesterday and now Carlos (Tuimavave) and Russell (Packer) are set to play too while Manu (Vatuvei) is in contention as well. That’s really good news for us.”

Despite the imminent returns, Sione and Sam Lousi, Dominque Peyroux, Alehana Mara, Charlie Gubb and Steve Rapira remain on the injured list.

Having secured their first win of the season by hold the Cowboys off 20-18 in a thriller yesterday, the Vodafone Warriors now take on the quality-laden South Sydney Rabbitohs. With the likes of Greg Inglis, Sam Burgess, Issac Luke, Nathan Merritt, John Sutton and Adam Reynolds in their ranks they’ve made a perfect start to the season by beating the Sydney Roosters, Cronulla, Penrith and Canterbury-Bankstown.
The match will again be part of a triple header with the Auckland Vulcans playing North Sydney in the New South Wales Cup at 12.00pm, the Vodafone Junior Warriors following against the Rabbitohs at 1.45pm and the NRL fixture at 4.00pm.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
4.00pm, Sunday, April 7
Referees: Jared Maxwell and David Munro

VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 KEVIN LOCKE
2 BILL TUPOU
3 DANE NIELSEN
4 KONRAD HURRELL
5 NGANI LAUMAPE
6 THOMAS LEULUAI
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 SAM RAPIRA
9 NATHAN FRIEND
10 BEN MATULINO
11 FELETI MATEO
12 SIMON MANNERING (c)
13 TODD LOWRIE

Interchange:
14 JACOB LILLYMAN
15 BEN HENRY
16 ELIJAH TAYLOR
17 PITA GODINET
18 GLEN FISIIAHI
21 MANU VATUVEI
24 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO
HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT

https://www.thewarriors.com.au/news-display/warriors/71386?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed
 
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¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

A pointless announcement.

A few players added to the bench, and all injured players still named.

Can't make anything from this one. Though I realize he has to name a team.
 

facefacts

The official announcement.....

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Vatuvei, Fisiiahi on bench

Richard Becht

Tuesday 2 April 2013 3:03 PM
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Wingers Manu Vatuvei (pictured) and Glen Fisiiahi have been included on an extended bench for Sunday’s fifth-round NRL encounter with unbeaten South Sydney at Mount Smart Stadium (kick-off 4.00pm; match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand). Photo: Photosport.
Vatuvei has been sidelined with an ankle and knee complaint since lasting only 18 minutes of the season-opening loss to Parramatta on March 9 but is close to being able to make his return.
Fisiiahi was originally named to face North Queensland yesterday but remained on bereavement leave following his sister’s funeral last week.
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Vodafone Warriors head coach Matthew Elliott said the winger/fullback would be available for selection again this weekend along with Bill Tupou and newcomer Ngani Laumape, who have filled the wing spots the last two weeks.
Confirmed to start in the No 9 jersey for the first time this season is veteran hooker Nathan Friend. He wore No 22 in his return from shoulder surgery in yesterday’s long-awaited victory over North Queensland. Also named in the starting line-up is second rower Feleti Mateo, initially included on the bench against the Cowboys.
Also selected are fullback Kevin Locke, centre Dane Nielsen and utility Ben Henry, who all failed to finish the match yesterday. Nielsen didn’t return after halftime after suffering a rib injury while Locke and Henry both left the field with head knocks.
“There are question marks over whether we’ll have them all against the Rabbitohs but we’re certainly hoping they are fit to play,” said Elliott.
“On the positive side we have some more players coming back from injuries.
“Nathan and Jerome (Ropati) both came through their comeback games yesterday and now Carlos (Tuimavave) and Russell (Packer) are set to play too while Manu (Vatuvei) is in contention as well. That’s really good news for us.”
Despite the imminent returns, Sione and Sam Lousi, Dominque Peyroux, Alehana Mara, Charlie Gubb and Steve Rapira remain on the injured list.
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS FOR THE VODAFONE WARRIORS' HOME MATCH AGAINST SOUTH SYDNEY NEXT SUNDAY
Having secured their first win of the season by hold the Cowboys off 20-18 in a thriller yesterday, the Vodafone Warriors now take on the quality-laden South Sydney Rabbitohs. With the likes of Greg Inglis, Sam Burgess, Issac Luke, Nathan Merritt, John Sutton and Adam Reynolds in their ranks they’ve made a perfect start to the season by beating the Sydney Roosters, Cronulla, Penrith and Canterbury-Bankstown.
The match will again be part of a triple header with the Auckland Vulcans playing North Sydney in the New South Wales Cup at 12.00pm, the Vodafone Junior Warriors following against the Rabbitohs at 1.45pm and the NRL fixture at 4.00pm.
VODAFONE WARRIORS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
4.00pm, Sunday, April 7
Referees: Jared Maxwell and David Munro
VODAFONE WARRIORS
1 KEVIN LOCKE
2 BILL TUPOU
3 DANE NIELSEN
4 KONRAD HURRELL
5 NGANI LAUMAPE
6 THOMAS LEULUAI
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 SAM RAPIRA
9 NATHAN FRIEND
10 BEN MATULINO
11 FELETI MATEO
12 SIMON MANNERING (c)
13 TODD LOWRIE
Interchange:
14 JACOB LILLYMAN
15 BEN HENRY
16 ELIJAH TAYLOR
17 PITA GODINET
18 GLEN FISIIAHI
21 MANU VATUVEI
24 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO
HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT

https://www.thewarriors.com.au/news-display/warriors/71386?utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=twitterfeed

That is the type of injury list i'd prefer to have, all reserve grade players....hoping Locke and Henry are fit to play, we're gonna need them.
 
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Kendrick

Kendrick

Dane Neilson and Locke back? Sweet. Happy enough if that's the team that rolls out. Could do with a bit more size against the Rabbits pack but we handled them pretty well last year and Henry went all terminator on G.I and didn't let him do shit, so happy he'll be there. Ben Henry will be an awesome player, he's already pretty fckin good tbh. Game smarts, attitude, defence, his running lines are getting better and he can pass well too. Tangent over, looking forward to the game but not expecting a win, it's easier that way! GO THE FCKIN WARRIORS!!
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Pretty interesting to see 4 wingers named. Manu I thought was out till next round but assuming both he and Fish are available its going to be interesting to see who gets what and where. Good to see Locke, Dane and Benry named. Might still be a question mark on Benry with the naming of Seb...
 
¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

Perhaps a pointless post then.
Just expressing my disappointment. I had hoped to see something to indicate the seriousness of the injuries, but they have all been named. Its just yesterdays team with a few cover players added.
 
BA-AD Luck

BA-AD Luck

Just expressing my disappointment. I had hoped to see something to indicate the seriousness of the injuries, but they have all been named. Its just yesterdays team with a few cover players added.
Well we can take it that there is a great chance that they all could play. I'm sure Locke especially, would be less than fifty-fifty for this week's game. But the coaches and doctor must believe that they have a chance and while they have a chance as does Manu, they get an opportunity to prepare for the first grade side.
 
¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

Well we can take it that there is a great chance that they all could play. I'm sure Locke especially, would be less than fifty-fifty for this week's game. But the coaches and doctor must believe that they have a chance and while they have a chance as does Manu, they get an opportunity to prepare for the first grade side.
ME said that Neilson was not looking good in the post match press conference, and Benry at least will fail the concussion test (in my totally uneducated non-doctors mind). I assume Locke is probably the only chance of starting, but as you say is probably only 50-50. My guess is that they haven't run all of the tests needed and it is only the fact the team had to be named today (the day after the game) that got all of them into the list.
 
OMG

OMG

Scans determine whether you play or not after the concuss, any swelling around the brain will keep you on the benches. That's why they left the scans on Harrison until game day, give any swelling and fluid around the brain time to clear.
If Neilsen has done a rib cartilage it will be a month at least - prick of an injury, that you wish you had just broke it. They wouldn't of had time for a decent diagnosis, so he has been named.
 

facefacts

Scans determine whether you play or not after the concuss, any swelling around the brain will keep you on the benches. That's why they left the scans on Harrison until game day, give any swelling and fluid around the brain time to clear.
If Neilsen has done a rib cartilage it will be a month at least - prick of an injury, that you wish you had just broke it. They wouldn't of had time for a decent diagnosis, so he has been named.


Elliot said they perform 2 cognitive tests throughout the week on concussed players, and if they fail, they miss a week...but he didn't make it completely clear, what happens if they fail the first test, but successfully complete the second? or when do they do these tests, the day before the game, or spaced out through the week? some grey area's.
 
OMG

OMG

Elliot said they perform 2 cognitive tests throughout the week on concussed players, and if they fail, they miss a week...but he didn't make it completely clear, what happens if they fail the first test, but successfully complete the second? or when do they do these tests, the day before the game, or spaced out through the week? some grey area's.

I thought we had all the mod cons, doesn't sound like they get them scanned at the Warriors.
 
Matulino's Left Shoulder

Matulino's Left Shoulder

This would be my lineup should all 3 be injured. But I think Knobby will be ok going by what Shaun Johnson and Friend said.

The Fish/Locke
Tupou/Laumape (Flip a coin)
Tuimavave
Hurrell
Manu
TL
Shaun Johnson
Benedict
Friend
Rapira
Taylor
Mannering
Lowrie

Lillyman
Package
Martel
Godinet/Ikahihifo (for added hrumph)
 
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Magic Stick

Magic Stick

Should be automatic 3 week stand down with concussion....serious stuff these days
 
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¿N. ig-mah¿

¿N. ig-mah¿

This would be my lineup should all 3 be injured. But I think Knobby will be ok going by what Shaun Johnson and Friend said.

The Fish/Locke
Tupou/Laumape (Flip a coin)
Tuimavave
Hurrell
Manu
TL
Shaun Johnson
Benedict
Friend
Rapira
Taylor
Mannering
Lowrie

Lillyman
Package
Martel
Godinet/Ikahihifo (for added hrumph)

I would have Sebastine instead of Feleti, but otherwise good. And it would definitely be Ngani over Billy. If Locke is fit, I would have to think long a hard about whether to play Manu or Fish. And of course Mannering to lock, Lowrie to 2nd row.
 
Magic Stick

Magic Stick

id go

Locke
Fish
Hurrell
Laumape
Vatuvei
Johnson
Leuluai
Rapira
Friend
Matulino
Mateo
Mannering
Lowrie

Godinet
Lillyman
Packer
Ikahihifo
 
Matulino's Left Shoulder

Matulino's Left Shoulder

This would be my lineup should all 3 be injured. But I think Knobby will be ok going by what Shaun Johnson and Friend said.

The Fish/Locke
Tupou/Laumape (Flip a coin)
Tuimavave
Hurrell
Manu
TL
Shaun Johnson
Benedict
Friend
Rapira
Taylor
Mannering
Lowrie

Lillyman
Package
Martel
Godinet/Ikahihifo (for added hrumph)


bahaha im an idiot. Vulcans side has been just named and Tuimavave (starting) and Packer (bench) are on it.
So Id stick Ropati or Ikahihifo or Laumape in center.

Fullback 1 Zoram Watene
Wing 2 Tangi Ropati
Centre 3 Atelea Nafetalai
Centre 4 Siosiua Taukeiaho
Wing 5 Steve Waetford
Five-Eight 6 Carlos Tuimavave
Half 7 Harry Siejka
Front Row 8 Suaia Matagi
Hooker 9 Siliva Havili
Front Row 10 Daniel Palavi
2nd Row 11 John Palavi
2nd Row 12 Agnatius Paasi
Lock 13 Murray Iti
Interchange 14 Aaron Nootai
Interchange 15 Abraham Papalii
Interchange 16 Nathaniel Peteru
Interchange 17 Russell Packer
Interchange 18 Patrick Sipley
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

Warriors Orange Peeler
Ropati not on the extended bench or for the Vulcans. Dont tell me he's injured again hahaha...
 
Kendrick

Kendrick

We're gunna really need Locke at the back with Reynolds' short kicking game
 
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