Gameday < 2021 Warriors vs Tigers Gameday Chatter [Round 9, 2018]

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Jun 21, 2012
Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Warriors vs Tigers Gameday Chatter [Round 9, 2018]

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New Zealand Warriors v Wests Tigers, 5.30pm Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium

Warriors: 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), 2 David Fusitua, 3 Peta Hiku, 4 Solomone Kata, 5 Ken Maumalo, 6 Blake Green, 7 Shaun Johnson, 8 Bunty Afoa, 9 Issac Luke, 10 Agnatius Paasi, 11 Simon Mannering, 12 Tohu Harris, 13 Adam Blair

Interchange: 14 Karl Lawton, 15 Sam Lisone, 16 Isaiah Papalii, 17 James Gavet

Reserves: 20 Mason Lino, 21 Albert Vete

The Warriors are 1-17, with Anthony Gelling and Sam Cook omitted on Friday night.

Wests Tigers: 1 Corey Thompson, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Mahe Fonua, 6 Benji Marshall (c), 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Matthew Eisenhuth, 9 Pita Godinet, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Elijah Taylor

Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Aloiai, 16 Michael Chee-Kam, 17 Sauaso Sue

Reserves: 18 Tim Grant, 20 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak

Elijah Taylor (concussion) returns at lock, pushing Matt Eisenhuth to prop and Sauaso Sue to the bench. Alex Twal also returns to the 17 on the bench. Tyson Gamble and Matt McIlwrick were cut from the squad on Friday night.
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1st Grade Fringe
Apr 1, 2016
Looking forward to this game after being tamed by Melbourne.

The team looks good on paper but I count 7 that have been injured this season so we've possibly got to consider the toll those injuries take even only 9 rounds in.

None the less I expect us to win. Whether by a lot or by 1.

My picks today;

Hiku and Fusitua to score one each.
Penalties to be kicked often.
Shaun Johnson to get one.
Lisone to resurrect his round 1 try.
Harris to get one.
Kata to bomb two tries but get 1.


Heritage Member
Apr 23, 2012
The Luke turn around is amazing, obviously not an 80 min player this week with Lawton on the bench.
Could the Warriors trying to out fox Cleary?
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1st Grade Fringe
Aug 9, 2017
Gavets an Aussie???? Is that a mis print??

Im excited for this one! Been a fair few days in between drinks. Tigers have had a few close losses, we are hungry to bounce back, shaping up to be a cracker!!


1st Grade Fringe
Aug 9, 2017
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They've gone with country of birth brother! i.e big Jimmy was born in Sydney, Capt Roger Tuivasa-Sheck Samoa etc

Cheers for that bro, wasn't aware that Gavs was originally born in Aus! Hope he goes hard today too!


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1st Grade Fringe
Apr 3, 2016
Was a bit depressing last weekend, felt like we had a bye..NRL weekends just aint the same when the Warriors aren’t playing.
Hopefully the 10 day break will have the boys fresh.
Expecting a cracker of a game, all those Tiger Kiwis will be psyched for a big one back on home land.
Yeah boyee, can’t wait!


1st Grade Fringe
Sep 5, 2014
How good is game day this year! So good to know your side will turn up.

Another tough game, Earn Masters looms as a big threat, need to nullify his space from his inside, easier said than done.

Wests fans will be equally afraid of our right side? would love to see Johnson, Harris, Hiku and Fusitua explode today. Supercoach bias here!

Bunty to lead from the front again, I love watching him play. Our best forward along with Isaac for me this year.

How is the weather shaping up in Auckland?

Warriors by unders.
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