General team for the Broncos

JonB_old

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We are playing the Broncos next weekend I can't wait. But they look sharp really really sharp.

Iafeta has mentioned the lack of foot work on defence by none other than Jerome Ropati, he is going to be doing alot of marking up against Darren Lockyer, he is brillaint on attack.... this doesn't bode well in my mind for the warriors so without further ado my team for next week....

1 Misi Talapapa
2 Manu Vatuvei
3 Tony 'my man' Martin
4 Simon Mannering
5 Patrick Ah Van
6 Brent Webb
7 Grant Rovelli
8 Rueben Wiki
9 Nathan Fein
10 Steven Price
11 Awen Gutenbeil
12 Wairangi Koopu
13 Sione

14 jerome Ropati
15 Evarn Tuamavae
16 Sam Rapira
17 I don't want to but Michael Luck.

I think that is the best way to stop Darren Lockyer and the Broncos.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Interestin to see yould put misi at fullback and webb at 6.

1 WEBB
2 TALAPAPA
3 MARTIN
4 MANNERING
5 VATUVEI
6 FIEN
7 ROVELLI
8 WIKI
9 GATIS
10 PRICE
11 GUTTENBIEL
12 KOOPU
13 FAMUINA
14 HOHIA
15 TUIMAVAVE
16 ANDERSON
17 LUCK

A MUST WIN FOR THE WARRIORS! IVE STILL GOT THE FAITH AS ALWAYS!
 

Iafeta_old

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1 Brent Webb
2 Manu Vatuvei (only if completely fit)/Patrick Ah Van
3 Tony Martin
4 Simon Mannering
5 Misi Taulapapa
6 Nathan Fien
7 Grant Rovelli
8 Ruben Wiki
9 Lance Hohaia
10 Steve Price (c)
11 Awen Guttenbeil
12 Wairangi Koopu
13 Sione Faumuina

Bench

Louis Anderson
Sam Rapira
George Gatis
Evarn Tuimavave

18th man: Michael Luck
 

Skillz_old

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1. Webb
2. Vatuvei (Vuna if injured)
3. Martin
4. Mannering
5. Taulapapa
6. Rovelli
7. Hohaia
8. Wiki
9. Fien
10. Price
11. Koopu
12. Guttenbeil
13. Faumuina

14. Tuimavave
15. Luck
16. Ropati/Gatis
17. Anderson
 

mosh_old

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I think our main problem has been our pack. Have you noticed that we cream sides with smaller packs than ours, but get creamed by sides that have large packs (Dragons, Sharks, Bulldogs)?

Have we not learnt anything from the Bulldogs loss?

We need to introduce some size into the backrow. Wairangi is great there, Sione is working well at 13, but Guttenbiel or Luck isnt the answer if we want go forward. We want a player who makes a dent in the line every hitup. Not have expectations that he will make a linebreak every hitup but there will be somewhere in the defensive line a player short from extra players coming up and tackling him.

What I noticed from last nights match is there was very few times that we enjoyed possession inside their 20. All our trys were long ranged ones and ones that came off breaks getting us into their red zone. Gone are the days we rumble forward against big packs anymore. We may look good against a "Tiny" Tigers pack but there is no way in the world we will dominate the Broncos.



8-Evarn
9-Fien
10-Price
11-Koopu
12-Wiki
13-Faumuina
 

warriors4life_old

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1. Webb
2. Vatuvei (Vuna if injured)
3. Martin
4. Mannering
5. Taulapapa
6. Faumuina
7. Rovelli
8. Wiki
9. Fien
10. Price
11. Luck
12. Koopu
13. Anderson

14. Gatis
15. Guttenbeil
16. Ropati
17. Rapira
 

da mad maori

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Awen was surely missed out there. God the bagging he gets from here, yet when you really take a close look at what he offers, his stats are right up there.
I'd go with your team Iafeta.
 

da mad maori

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There something about the bronco's that brings the best out of the Warriors. Here and over there. And yet, against just about every other team, there's an "IF", mark against them.
 

warriors4life_old

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da mad maori said:
There something about the bronco's that brings the best out of the Warriors. Here and over there. And yet, against just about every other team, there's an "IF", mark against them.

Yeah, we always seem to step up our game a few notches against them, and I have no doubt that we will do the same this Sunday.
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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Warriors vs Broncos on a sunday afternoon at erricson. IM LOVIN IT!!!!!!! Cant wait.
 

Iafeta_old

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da mad maori said:
Awen was surely missed out there. God the bagging he gets from here, yet when you really take a close look at what he offers, his stats are right up there.
I'd go with your team Iafeta.

Thats about the price of it.

He cops a flogging, but generally he'll make 10-12 metres in a hit up and not go to ground.

He'll cop a bagging for lacking creativity, but he'll pop 2-3 offloads a game with more effectiveness than anyone else at the club. Very rarely are his offloads poorly thought out.

He'll cop a bagging for his defence, but he'll make you 20-30 tackles per night no fuss.

Mosh has a point, we do lack something different in our pack against bigger sides, however, I hasten to add its shown up more because we have creativity at halfback, but once he goes to put something on with his five eighth anything he was conjuring up is stifled. So basically, our momentum is stopped right there.

Our outside backs are generally young, but have a lot of ability. Currently they're holding their own, they just aren't getting very good opportunities - and when it all boils down to it, it's very much the five eighths role to be creating opportunities for them.
 

patty_old

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wat we need in the backrow to acompany koopu and faumina is a fai or rapira. look at most back row they have two workers and another go forward man. rapira should be given a second row spot and take the third hit up in the set of 6. if fai or rapira was included it would also give us that young/enthusiastic approach as well. i have no doubts that rapira is capable of starting...replace players like louise and luck who arnt performing for me
 

STRIDER_old

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We Need Epalahame Lauaki back in the squad 110 kg second rower, Sonny Fai is a man mountain he looks very simular in size to Tony puletua
 

sebastian_old

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one things for sure i'll be shocked if its the same 17 who got flogged, because if it is i can hear a stampede coming
 

Kav_old

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JonB said:
We are playing the Broncos next weekend I can't wait. But they look sharp really really sharp.

Iafeta has mentioned the lack of foot work on defence by none other than Jerome Ropati, he is going to be doing alot of marking up against Darren Lockyer, he is brillaint on attack.... this doesn't bode well in my mind for the warriors so without further ado my team for next week....

1 Misi Talapapa
2 Manu Vatuvei
3 Tony 'my man' Martin
4 Simon Mannering
5 Patrick Ah Van
6 Brent Webb
7 Grant Rovelli
8 Rueben Wiki
9 Nathan Fein
10 Steven Price
11 Awen Gutenbeil
12 Wairangi Koopu
13 Sione

14 jerome Ropati
15 Evarn Tuamavae
16 Sam Rapira
17 I don't want to but Michael Luck.

I think that is the best way to stop Darren Lockyer and the Broncos.

You're starting to think outside the square, young fella.
Now what about more speed on the flanks (Cooper Vuna for Vatavai) with the latter on the bench instead of Luck (for impact as a FORWARD)?

Kav
 

fiamacho_old

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Forget about selecting the Team to play the Broncos, as the Warriors do not have a hope in hell of getting anywhere near beating them.

BRONCOS-36
WARRIORS-10 (I'm just being generous)
 

Skinny_Ravs82

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Regardless of who they play, and the way they've played. You don't under estimate any team in this competition. But if you want to be realistic as you say that's good. But I sense bias in there myself :p
 

warriorfaithful*_old

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fiamacho said:
Forget about selecting the Team to play the Broncos, as the Warriors do not have a hope in hell of getting anywhere near beating them.

BRONCOS-36
WARRIORS-10 (I'm just being generous)

Um i completley disagre!!!!!!!! The warriors can beat any team in this comp and i really hope they win this sunday just to prove u wrong fiamacho.
 

JonB_old

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Kav said:
JonB said:
We are playing the Broncos next weekend I can't wait. But they look sharp really really sharp.

Iafeta has mentioned the lack of foot work on defence by none other than Jerome Ropati, he is going to be doing alot of marking up against Darren Lockyer, he is brillaint on attack.... this doesn't bode well in my mind for the warriors so without further ado my team for next week....

1 Misi Talapapa
2 Manu Vatuvei
3 Tony 'my man' Martin
4 Simon Mannering
5 Patrick Ah Van
6 Brent Webb
7 Grant Rovelli
8 Rueben Wiki
9 Nathan Fein
10 Steven Price
11 Awen Gutenbeil
12 Wairangi Koopu
13 Sione

14 jerome Ropati
15 Evarn Tuamavae
16 Sam Rapira
17 I don't want to but Michael Luck.

I think that is the best way to stop Darren Lockyer and the Broncos.

You're starting to think outside the square, young fella.
Now what about more speed on the flanks (Cooper Vuna for Vatavai) with the latter on the bench instead of Luck (for impact as a FORWARD)?

Kav

the reason I wouldn't go that way sir, is that I really don't think that Manu Vatuvei hitups are that effective we would be better off using a genuine prop for that.
I wouldn't like to see poor old cooper on the wing being asked to blaze past defenders when there is no space.
Without space speed just gets you to the defender faster I think, Clinton Toopi has shown that there is a lack of space for our outside guys.
 

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