General Warriors nines discussion thread

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What position do you think players will be more effective?


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goldcoast-warriors-fan

goldcoast-warriors-fan

With the up coming Auckland Nines tournament, I want to know what position people think will be the most vital to success.
 
Freddie Futler

Freddie Futler

I think that big mobile backrowers who can attack and defend will be the most sought after with little whippets like Johnson and Sam running off them in attack.
 
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Paleaaesina2the20

Paleaaesina2the20

First reciever is by far and way the most important player in this type of format. I would say most teams will run with a more traditional halfback
 
Sup42

Sup42

Backs capable of playing Center.

Centers can tackle , pass a ball and are fast.

Jamie Lyon play maker

Greg Inglis

Jared Hayne

Brett Tate

Konrad Hurrell

BJ Leilua

Mahe Fonua

Jorge Taufua

Israel Falau


I'd play that team against any made up of players from other positions on a rugby league roster.
 
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Spence

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
I think the main thing will to be good lateral and one on one defenders. There's going to be so much more room, so you have to be careful to not let the speedsters get on your outside.
 
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matiunz

matiunz

This year yet?
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3 key positions;
1.Big mobile 2nd rower to bend the line and suck in defenders with a chance of a cheeky offload.
2.Fast winger with wheels to get on the outside or once put into space is gone.
3.Creative playmaker to run off the big men and have fancy footwork to run through broken play.
Trickiest part is the also all need to be strong defenders.
 
Spence

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
I wonder if there's room for Sam Lousi in this team? He'd certainly suck in defenders. The only question mark would be on his speed in defense.
 
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mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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Fullback for mine. Where he chimes in on attack, left or right, is where the ball should go. He will be the one player that can play halfback, centre, wing and of course his own position.

Add to that being the last line of defence, a try saving tackle or hold up over the line can be the difference between winning and losing.

IMO it will be the Fullbacks who are heralded as the true stars of the Nines...
 
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goldcoast-warriors-fan

goldcoast-warriors-fan

Lots of speed and skill in the warriors squad, Locke tomkins fish Hurrell Johnson, think any of our juniors will get a run? Tui lolohea? Mariner, fusitua, hukatai, kata?

My nines team
Tomkins
Manu
Hurrell
Laumape
Fish
Locke
Johnson
Mateo
Matangi
 
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Jordan G

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Lots of speed and skill in the warriors squad, Locke tomkins fish Hurrell Johnson, think any of our juniors will get a run? Tui lolohea? Mariner, fusitua, hukatai, kata?

My nines team
Tomkins
Manu
Hurrell
Laumape
Fish
Locke
Johnson
Mateo
Matangi

While that side would be tempting just because of their try scoring ability, who is going to defend? Looks incredibly fragile.


Any word on TL's injury? I think he's vital to our chances playing dummy half because I think you need one dominant playmaker, and then someone else who can provide a second playmaking option. While the fullback can fill that role it then removes the role of the fullback from the attacking line. A creative dummy half is a must IMO.

Then obviously is speed on the flanks and then rock solid defense in the middle.

Playmakers
Johnson (HB)
TL (Hooker)

Outside backs
Tomkins
Fish
Hurrell

Centre defense (hooker will defend here too)
Bukuya
Mannering
Matulino
Mateo

Also in squad
Townsend (can cover half and hooker, strong defender)
Locke
Matagi
Laumape
Henry (if fit)
Lousi x 2

IMO that's a fairly balanced squad, although I'm sure I've missed someone obvious (not Manu)[DOUBLEPOST=1386925657][/DOUBLEPOST]And yes I do think a couple of youngsters will get a run in the squad.
 
Spence

Spence

Sgt. Pepper
I don't think I'd play Manu in this tournament, while he would be great close to the line, I think any defensive problems with him (especially the time he takes to turn and chase), will be exasperated by both the attacking nature and more space each player has to attack (and defend). I'd be more confident with the likes of Fisiiahi, Locke, and Laumape on the wings. However, now that I think about it, the prospect of Manu having that much space one on one with a defender inside the opposition's 20... it would be pretty lethal. Perhaps this is finally the format to try Manu in the centre of the field?

The other regular Warrior I wouldn't play is Leuluai. I don't think we would get enough out of him, as he doesn't really have the line breaking ability/X-factor (for lack of a better phrase) I'd expect from a small man in this format; I think Godinet would be a better hooker/play maker.

That also raises another point - should teams play a traditional hooker, or would it be better to have the closest forward acting as dummy half. The latter would allow for an extra play maker in the side. Then the make up would be a winger, centre, play maker and forward on each side, with the fullback chiming in wherever?

My team, although will probably change it a few times in the next month; still deciding the best tactics:

Fullback: Tomkins

LHS: Locke Laumape Johnson Mateo

RHS: Mannering Godinet Hurrell Fisiiahi

Bench: Bukuya Matulino Sam Lousi Townsend

I don't think there's really any need for traditional props in this format - there will be enough space that any forward will make good yardage (especially with less people in the tackle). Props would most likely be the weak links in defense in this format, and heaven knows we've already got enough defensive problems in the backline. ;)
 
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matiunz

matiunz

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Current reults;
Shaun Johnson 66%
Sam Tomkins 15%
Konrad Hurrell 8%
Manu Vatuvei 3%
Feleti Mateo 3%
Kevin Locke 2%
Simon Mannering 1%
Jayson Bukuya 1%
 
Weno

Weno

Brad Fittler wants to make a cameo nines comeback.
At 42 years old, he feels like he can make the Roosters side.

Wonder if Ruben Wiki has any thoughts of a cameo.
He is in such great shape with great fitness.
Be a sight to see.
 
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ShaunJohnson7

ShaunJohnson7

Brad Fittler wants to make a cameo nines comeback.
At 42 years old, he feels like he can make the Roosters side.

Wonder if Ruben Wiki has any thoughts of a cameo.
He is in such great shape with great fitness.
Be a sight to see.

Goooo Freddy!!!

And goooooo Rubes

And lets bring back Menzies for the Eagles! He would actually be realistic as he just finished playing

Lockyer for the Broncoes too
 
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Benry's Smile

Benry's Smile

Yeah lets just bring everyone out from retirement so the clubs don't get their star players injured and call it the NRL Masters.[DOUBLEPOST=1388864732][/DOUBLEPOST]
Current reults;
Shaun Johnson 66%
Sam Tomkins 15%
Konrad Hurrell 8%
Manu Vatuvei 3%
Feleti Mateo 3%
Kevin Locke 2%
Simon Mannering 1%
Jayson Bukuya 1%

Whats with ignoring Glen 'The Fish' Fisiiahi
 
ramraider78

ramraider78

I heard yesterday Maumalo, Abbey and Lolohea have been short listed from the 20's to run in the 9's for us.
 
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