Waipiro

1st Grade Fringe
Oct 17, 2021
135
Tauranga, NZ
Don't know about you guys but are we expecting big things from Katoa? I really think he needs to start owning his position, doesn't have to be amazing week in week out but has to build on his own game and give us another threat out in the wide channels.
He looks pretty lean at the moment which is good.

Start of the year he seemed to run into contact a lot more than last year. Once he started running into holes later in the year he was much more damaging.
Recurring injuries seemed to stifle his consistency this year too and looked like he was carry niggles most of the last month or so.

I think he runs great lines so off Shaun Johnson he should be deadly.
 

Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
5,739
We are blessed with hole running 2nd Rowers, Aitken, Curren, Katoa, Murchie.. Also Pene could do that wide running Prop thing that Mad Jack did when he was with us, undoubtedly with more sanity and clarity. Plus you have Jazz who can do a job as well.. Having Tohu Harris come in late could be a good rev up for the squad.
 

Waipiro

1st Grade Fringe
Oct 17, 2021
135
Tauranga, NZ
We are blessed with hole running 2nd Rowers, Aitken, Curren, Katoa, Murchie.. Also Pene could do that wide running Prop thing that Mad Jack did when he was with us, undoubtedly with more sanity and clarity. Plus you have Jazz who can do a job as well.. Having Tohu Harris come in late could be a good rev up for the squad.
Bit like the run we made in 2018 while Mannering was injured. I recall he was quite worried his return would jinx our run of wins....
 

1995Warriorsfan

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Feb 22, 2016
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Back-to-back player of the year Tohu Harris has today been named the Vodafone Warriors’ new captain – and the club’s 12th in history – ahead of the 2022 NRL season.

The announcement was made at a special team event at the club’s 2022 base in Redcliffe this afternoon.

The 182-game veteran forward follows a line of long-serving leaders in Steve Price, Simon Mannering and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.


“Being captain is our club’s highest honour and in Tohu Harris we have a wonderful leader with all the qualities we were looking for,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

Being captain is our club’s highest honour and in Tohu Harris we have a wonderful leader
Cameron GeorgeVodafone Warriors CEO
“He stands out as a player of the highest class winning the Simon Mannering Medal in each of the last two seasons.

“Equally he has wonderful personal qualities. We know he will do a fantastic job leading the club next season and in years to come.”

Harris, who turns 30 on January 7, takes on the mantle of captaincy ahead of his 10th NRL season and his fifth with the Vodafone Warriors.

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“It’s a huge honour but there’s also a big responsibility that comes with it, especially seeing the guys who have had the role in the past,” Harris told www.warriors.kiwi in an exclusive interview.

“The last three captains (we’ve had) Simon for a lot of years, Hoffy (Ryan Hoffman) for a year and then Roger for a few years. They (stand out) for the type of people they are, how hard they work and away from footy they’re really good guys, they’re easy to talk to and they’re genuine guys you can trust.

“I’ve taken that on board and I’m approachable but I’m also working as hard as I can to make myself a better player and trying to push players to do the same.

I want to make sure I do the role justice and take this club forward.
Tohu Harris HarrisVodafone Warriors captain
“I never looked at myself or imagined myself in the captaincy role. This wasn’t something I thought would ever happen. I want to make sure I do the role justice and take this club forward.


“We’re really trying to drive the connection to home. Whether you’ve been there or grown up there or haven’t set foot there before we want everyone in this club from staff to players and supporters to have a real connection to New Zealand, to Mount Smart Stadium and to the Pacific.

“I’m really excited about putting these things in place and driving that connection to home.”

Vodafone Warriors head coach Nathan Brown said Harris was the ideal choice as captain.

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“While we have some strong leaders in our squad, Tohu Harris brings so much to our team and to our club as the man to lead us,” he said.

“Everyone can see the standards he sets for himself and consistently achieves on the field but equally impressive is the way he handles himself away from the game.”

Harris becomes just the fifth Vodafone Warriors captain since 2005.

Price led the Vodafone Warriors in each of his 91 appearances for the club from 2005-2009 while Mannering was captain a record 136 times from 2010-2015 and Tuivasa-Sheck led the Vodafone Warriors in 104 games from 2017 until his departure this year.
 

ramps

1st Grade Fringe
May 2, 2013
1,169
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
No surprises there, good on him. Leads from the front and leaves it all out on the field.

heard stories about not being an amazing trainer but you cant fault his on field efforts.

doesnt seem very vocal but some people take that responsibility on when given the opportunity. Calm under pressure and good to know we have big bad props in Addin Fonua-Blake and Lodge when the boys need a kick up the ass.

but who leads us until Tohu Harris is back from injury is what i want to know
 

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