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Warriors vs Broncos Gameday Chatter [Round 12, 2017]

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Warriors v Broncos: Schick Preview

Schick Hydro Preview: Warriors v Brisbane Broncos
Mt Smart Stadium
Saturday, 7.30pm (NZT), 5.30pm (AEST)

A week on from suffering a heavy defeat on Kiwi soil, the Warriors prepare to host their oldest rivals, the Brisbane Broncos, who are heavily affected by selections for Origin I.

The Warriors were limp in an eventual 30-14 loss to the St George Illawarra Dragons last Friday, while Brisbane recorded a six-try shutout of the Wests Tigers to win 36-0.

Across both sides no fewer than seven players will miss the Round 12 NRL Telstra Premiership match due to State of Origin commitments, with Brisbane's Darius Boyd, Corey Oates, Anthony Milford, Josh McGuire, Sam Thaiday and Matt Gillett joining Warriors veteran Jacob Lillyman in the Queensland squad.

Outside of that the Broncos will also be missing hooker Andrew McCullough (concussion), but get a boost via the return of halfback Ben Hunt from injury.

The lengthy list of outs means Benji Marshall returns to the NRL frame along with, Jai Arrow, Jaydn Su'A, Jonus Pearson and Travis Waddell, while George Fai is set to make his first-grade debut after sitting on the bench for 80 minutes in Round 10.

Jamayne Isaako, Joe Boyce and Tevita Pangai Junior are listed in the extended reserves at this stage.

For the Warriors, prop Charlie Gubb has been dropped and is replaced by Albert Vete on the interchange, while Simon Mannering returns from a hamstring injury which sees Bunty Afoa revert to the bench.

‌Why the Warriors can win: You could be forgiven for not recognising this Brisbane team when it was named mid-week, given the sheer number of forced changes. There is unlikely to be a better time to face the Broncos, with seven of their frontline players missing, including their top contributor in terms of try assists (Milford with seven), and the NRL's top tackler in McCullough (averaging 51.5 per game). If the Warriors bring the right attitude to Mount Smart Stadium there's little doubt they have a big advantage in terms of talent and NRL experience.

Why the Broncos can win: Brisbane have the best pack in the NRL, albeit minus four key forwards this weekend, and will come up against a Warriors side who were steamrolled through the middle of the park against the Dragons last up and missed 57 tackles. The Broncos average 1691 run metres in 2017 compared to the Warriors' 1537, and it's an area of the field where the visitors could really dominate in Round 12.

The history: Played 38; Warriors 16; Broncos 22. The most recent bragging rights belong to the Warriors following their win in June last year, but before that Brisbane had enjoyed a three-match run against the Kiwi side. Home-ground advantage is a big factor when these two meet, with the Broncos winning only five of 16 matches at Mount Smart Stadium since the turn of the century.

What are the odds: Eighty per cent of the bets Sportsbet has taken on the game are with the Broncos, yet only three times the money has been wagered on Brisbane. There's more money on a Broncos 13-plus result than every other winning margin option combined, so punters are making their feelings known.

Match officials: Referee: Adam Gee. Assistant referee: Gavin Reynolds. Sideline officials: Michael Wise and Chris McMillan. Review official: Bryan Norrie. Senior review official: Ashley Klein.

Televised: Fox Sports – Live coverage from 5.30pm (AEST). Sky Sports – Live coverage from 7.30pm (NZT). predicts: Even with their best players missing ahead of a trip to a venue where they have had little luck in the past, Brisbane will likely arrive in Auckland feeling confident of getting a result. But against a team who haven't played much footy together this year the Warriors can be expected to make the better start and from there the Kiwi side's superior class and experience should come through. Warriors by eight.
Come on Warriors, just win today ay.
Lets put this "process" into action.
If you cant beat the Broncs with all the players they have out ,then you deserve all the shit you get.

Go the Warriors!
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Public service announcement....

Stadium gate construction notice
Vodafone Warriors members and fans who entered the stadium via Gate C for our round nine game against the Roosters would have noticed the gates were undergoing a dramatic facelift.

The work hasn’t quite been completed but we can confirm the new gate will be fully operational on Saturday night. There are a couple of finishing touches to be done and this work will be finished before our next home game against the Bulldogs on June 23.

Stadium contractors have now also turned their attention to Gate B, which will be followed by work on Gate A in the coming weeks.

As a result, please be advised that Gate B is currently under construction and will be operating in a limited capacity this weekend. Gate A is unaffected.

Tickets can still be purchased at Gate B and fans will be able to enter through temporary gates erected to the far left of Gate B when entering the stadium.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday night.


Contributor predicts: Even with their best players missing ahead of a trip to a venue where they have had little luck in the past, Brisbane will likely arrive in Auckland feeling confident of getting a result. But against a team who haven't played much footy together this year the Warriors can be expected to make the better start and from there the Kiwi side's superior class o_Oand experience should come through. Warriors by eight.
What superior class? Do I get disciplined again if I mention they cannot tackle and don't have a forward pack? Oh I forgot, Mannering is back to do all the tackling, but a win by eight? If they do win today it will show just how important Mannering is to this team.
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Won't be watching live for the first time in over 11yrs where hospital stopped the last one.

Taking some advice from seasoned forumers and heading out to dinner with friends. Will tape it and see how we go.

Good luck to the viewers tonight.
This will be the first time ever since 1995 that I will not be choosing to watch the Warriors as my first choice preference. So sad and disappointing to say but Highlanders and Warratahs just holds so much more value and then the crusaders match following it. I would never dreamed this possible but warriors no longer hold any spot of priorities of weekend watching for me. Not only are they losing every weekend for 5 years, its ugly football, 5 years running our pack is undersized and the brand simply does not relate to its falling fan base anymore.

I heard a sad rumor this morning too, Tofofoa Sipley has been tabled a multi-year offer with Manly, I heard 4 years and his brother to go too. I think if that happens im out of the warriors and rugby will be my go to permanent fulltime.
It will be interesting to see the roles Shaun and Benji have on their respective sides and then compare their pay packets. It is a game we should win. However, they may well be too intelligent for us to cope with. If our forwards don't dominate today, they may as well give up.
Actually took the liberty of watching the Chiefs v Blues last night. I think it was the first full game of yawnion I've watched this year.

I just wanted to see a NZ team win and win convincingly which I thought the Chiefs would do. With two NZ teams playing, I wasn't going to be disappointed. A win was coming for a NZ team. I didn't entertain the idea of a draw, it just wasn't going to happen.

Then what happens? They fucking draw. Thanks yawnion :banghead::banghead::banghead:

Hoping the Warriors just turn up tonight and play with some passion and enthusiasm. Hopefully that's not asking for too much.
This news about the Sipleys is toxic as fuck.

The final results of my like/funny poll...
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100% of Warriors fans who voted in this poll want him playing first grade tonight. So not only is he not playing first grade tonight, but he's getting shipped off to Sydney?

Burn this club to the ground now and get it over with.
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