General Warriors SG Ball 2023

mt.wellington

mt.wellington

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In your opinion ... What is Stan Martin's and more importantly, Dixon McIvor's reputation like?
I have never dealt with any of them but from what I hear they are very well respected.

I have never heard a parent with kids or players signed to Sportvision say a bad word about them. Quite the opposite in fact. They are glowing in their praise for how good SV are. Stan Martin has always had a very reputation in that regard.

Those parents that know and are involved in league will hear which recruiters to seek out or avoid. SV are right up as the best...
 
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I have never dealt with any of them but from what I hear they are very well respected.

I have never heard a parent with kids or players signed to Sportvision say a bad word about them. Quite the opposite in fact. They are glowing in their praise for how good SV are. Stan Martin has always had a very reputation in that regard.

Those parents that know and are involved in league will hear which recruiters to seek out or avoid. SV are right up as the best...
I'm happy to hear that.

Stan is well repected in RL circles whilst Dixon, an entreperner (sp), had a well documented 'run in' wit Ray Sefo and Mark Hunt.
 
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I'm happy to hear that.

Stan is well repected in RL circles whilst Dixon, an entreperner (sp), had a well documented 'run in' wit Ray Sefo and Mark Hunt.
Not sure how active Stan is these days. Use to see him everywhere at local games and big tourneys around the country but these days I only see Dixon. Dixon was at the high school 7s.

Jordan Friend is a great option. He's got a ton of kids on his books now. When he was looking after the Warriors kids all the parents use to speak very highly of him. If I was gonna trust my kid to anyone it would him...
 
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One of my wife’s distant cousins has made the Warriors under 19, Presley Seaumanu Tigatia. Never seen him play or wouldn’t know what position he plays?
 
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First SG Ball Cup line-up named​


The One New Zealand Warriors have named their first squad of the year with the SG Ball Cup line-up announced to face South Sydney in the opening round of the renowned under-19 competition at Redfern Oval in Sydney on Sunday.

First-year coach Adam Blair and his staff started preparing their players in early November, building up for the campaign with one inter-squad trial in December and two more in the last two weeks.

This is just the second time the One New Zealand Warriors have played in the competition, famed for being the breeding ground for many of the game’s greatest players.

In their debut in 2020, the Warriors were in a share of second just one point behind the top side when Covid forced the cancellation of the competition.

For three years One New Zealand Warriors young hopefuls have been denied meaningful football due to Covid’s impact. With the SG Ball side restored for this season, Blair and his staff have been working with a group of players showing ample ability but yearning for competition at the highest level.

The first 2023 squad named includes some players who have represented the One New Zealand Warriors at rugby union’s World Schools Sevens and a number of players who have signed for the club despite also being highly regarded in the rugby union code.


The SG Ball Cup’s regular season comprises nine rounds ahead of the top four play-offs with the grand final in late April.

The One New Zealand Warriors have five home games against Manly (February 12), St George Illawarra (February 26), Sydney Roosters (March 12), Canterbury Bankstown (March 26) and Western Suburbs (April 2). Three will be played at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe with one each at the Trusts Arena in Waitakere and Mount Smart Stadium.

Their away games are against South Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Penrith.

ONE NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS​

11.00am, Sunday, February 5, 2023
Redfern Oval, Sydney​

ONE NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS​

1 RATU NABORISI
2 RAPHAEL SIO
3 PATRICK MOIMOI
4 SIALE FAEAMANI
5 SIO KALI
6 WILLIAM PILIU
7 SEFANAIA COWLEY-LUPO
8 TANNER STOWERS-SMITH
9 ETUATE FUKOFUKA
10 HARRY DURBIN
11 KAYLISS FATIALOFA
12 EDDIE IEREMIA
13 LEKA HALASIMA TUAKALU-TAVALU
Interchange:
14 JERIKO FILIPI
15 SIALE SIULANGAPO
16 RODNEY TUIPULOTU VEA
17 PRESLEY SEUMANU
18 JULIAN DRINNAN

 
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Tony Martin

First SG Ball Cup line-up named​


The One New Zealand Warriors have named their first squad of the year with the SG Ball Cup line-up announced to face South Sydney in the opening round of the renowned under-19 competition at Redfern Oval in Sydney on Sunday.

First-year coach Adam Blair and his staff started preparing their players in early November, building up for the campaign with one inter-squad trial in December and two more in the last two weeks.

This is just the second time the One New Zealand Warriors have played in the competition, famed for being the breeding ground for many of the game’s greatest players.

In their debut in 2020, the Warriors were in a share of second just one point behind the top side when Covid forced the cancellation of the competition.

For three years One New Zealand Warriors young hopefuls have been denied meaningful football due to Covid’s impact. With the SG Ball side restored for this season, Blair and his staff have been working with a group of players showing ample ability but yearning for competition at the highest level.

The first 2023 squad named includes some players who have represented the One New Zealand Warriors at rugby union’s World Schools Sevens and a number of players who have signed for the club despite also being highly regarded in the rugby union code.


The SG Ball Cup’s regular season comprises nine rounds ahead of the top four play-offs with the grand final in late April.

The One New Zealand Warriors have five home games against Manly (February 12), St George Illawarra (February 26), Sydney Roosters (March 12), Canterbury Bankstown (March 26) and Western Suburbs (April 2). Three will be played at Navigation Homes Stadium in Pukekohe with one each at the Trusts Arena in Waitakere and Mount Smart Stadium.

Their away games are against South Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle and Penrith.

ONE NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS​

11.00am, Sunday, February 5, 2023​

Redfern Oval, Sydney​

ONE NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS​

1 RATU NABORISI
2 RAPHAEL SIO
3 PATRICK MOIMOI
4 SIALE FAEAMANI
5 SIO KALI
6 WILLIAM PILIU
7 SEFANAIA COWLEY-LUPO
8 TANNER STOWERS-SMITH
9 ETUATE FUKOFUKA
10 HARRY DURBIN
11 KAYLISS FATIALOFA
12 EDDIE IEREMIA
13 LEKA HALASIMA TUAKALU-TAVALU
Interchange:
14 JERIKO FILIPI
15 SIALE SIULANGAPO
16 RODNEY TUIPULOTU VEA
17 PRESLEY SEUMANU
18 JULIAN DRINNAN

The team looks stacked if you think about who has missed out and who is on the bench.
Sefanaia Cowley Lupo looks to have doubled in size since he went to Redcliffe last year. Will be interesting to see how he goes. From the videos I’ve seen I would of had Drinnan in the halves over Piliu.
Forward pack looks solid.
 
Five&Last

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I don’t think I’ve seen this kid actually play league, how does he go in the 13 a side code?

I rate the Cantab hooker Tafua, so I’m assuming this Fukofuka kid really must be a gun.

Interesting halves combo too. Neither guy strikes me as a game managing half.
Gun is an understatement.

Last year I heard from one of the trainers there was debate internally over what position to develop him in. Big enough to play lock and has the kicking game to play in the halves. I’m pretty sure this decision influenced letting go of Otukolo just by the wraps I had heard.

My prediction is by the end of the SG ball season he’ll be a regular coming off the bench in the NSW cup team.
 
Five&Last

Five&Last

The team looks stacked if you think about who has missed out and who is on the bench.
Sefanaia Cowley Lupo looks to have doubled in size since he went to Redcliffe last year. Will be interesting to see how he goes. From the videos I’ve seen I would of had Drinnan in the halves over Piliu.
Forward pack looks solid.
Yeah not a fan of Piliu at all. Just does abit of everything at an average level. Classic St Paul’s golden child.

Wasn’t a huge fan of Sefanaia but his recent growth spurt has me more interested now. Looks a genuine 6’2 now. Still very raw though in terms of skill. But the athleticism is there.

I’m guessing Fukofuka will be the game manager from hooker with his kicking game which is elite.
 

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