General Where are they now? - Warriors Edition

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
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May 8, 2012
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Boys, it was 2000 at the Cake tin, 5mins34secs left on the clock, Morgan offloads to Toopi, Toopi to Fa'afilli, next was cross field kick from Jones to Meli, last was Toopi all the way, Jones with a kick to win, Darren Britt sledges Shaun Johnson about it being very windy, Shaun Johnson replies "yeah it is eh!" and misses right.....I was with a good mate and wifey, screamed myself voiceless in under 6mins. Never forget that shit..... #justsayin'

I also remember that game and what i remember most was thinking - we know they can play like this, why the fuck did they wait till 10 mins left in the game before turning it on?
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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Mt. Wellington, Auckland
Carlos Tuimavave joins Knights
Fri 24th October, 02:58PM



Newcastle Knights new recruit Carlos Tuimavave has arrived in Newcastle, with pre-season set to kick off for the 22-year-old.

Tuimavave, who has signed a two-year contract with the Club, made his NRL debut for the Warriors in 2012 and since played nine NRL matches.

After much success in the junior ranks at the Warriors, including two Under 20 premierships, joining Newcastle is about opportunity.

“Leaving my mum, brother and sisters was a tough decision but I feel it was the right decision and hopefully I am moving on to bigger and better things,” Tuimavave explains.

“I want to play NRL, there is an opportunity here to do that and that is the reason I have come.

“There are a lot of experienced players that can help me out and I can’t wait to get stuck in and hopefully reap the rewards.”

A number of the senior players greeted Tuimavave upon arrival at the Club headquarters on Friday.

“They were very welcoming,” Tuimavave said.

“Like I said there are a lot of experienced players here and to be in the squad with the likes of Kurt Gidley and Jeremy Smith is a big privilege and hopefully I can learn a lot off them.”

The five-eighth will now take some time to settle into a house with partner Susan before pre-season officially starts on November 3.

“My goal is to have a good pre-season, get nice and fit and hope to stay injury free for the season,” he said.

https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2014/10/24/carlos_tuimavave_joins_knights.html
 

Danpatmac

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Carlos Tuimavave joins Knights
Fri 24th October, 02:58PM



Newcastle Knights new recruit Carlos Tuimavave has arrived in Newcastle, with pre-season set to kick off for the 22-year-old.

Tuimavave, who has signed a two-year contract with the Club, made his NRL debut for the Warriors in 2012 and since played nine NRL matches.

After much success in the junior ranks at the Warriors, including two Under 20 premierships, joining Newcastle is about opportunity.

“Leaving my mum, brother and sisters was a tough decision but I feel it was the right decision and hopefully I am moving on to bigger and better things,” Tuimavave explains.

“I want to play NRL, there is an opportunity here to do that and that is the reason I have come.

“There are a lot of experienced players that can help me out and I can’t wait to get stuck in and hopefully reap the rewards.”

A number of the senior players greeted Tuimavave upon arrival at the Club headquarters on Friday.

“They were very welcoming,” Tuimavave said.

“Like I said there are a lot of experienced players here and to be in the squad with the likes of Kurt Gidley and Jeremy Smith is a big privilege and hopefully I can learn a lot off them.”

The five-eighth will now take some time to settle into a house with partner Susan before pre-season officially starts on November 3.

“My goal is to have a good pre-season, get nice and fit and hope to stay injury free for the season,” he said.

https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2014/10/24/carlos_tuimavave_joins_knights.html


I would love to see the young fella become a running fullback.. I personally think we shouldve stuck with that idea
 

Inruin

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May 19, 2012
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Knights fans Ive read seem to see him as a half. Thats where Id like to see him given a decent run as it was his favoured position. Be pissed if he turns out to be a gun in that spot...
won't happen IMO. I don't think he has the goods to be a decent 6. And until he sorts is defence out he wont be playing first grade either.
 

mt.wellington

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Jun 21, 2012
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won't happen IMO. I don't think he has the goods to be a decent 6. And until he sorts is defence out he wont be playing first grade either.
Never say never. He wont get a run at centre. Besides being a turnstile on the edge, he's well behind Dane Gagai, Joey Leilua, James McManus, Jake Mamo and even Chanel and Pat Mata’utia who's preferred spot is at centre. What did Timana Tahu end up doing? Did he re-sign or retire? Id even play Beau Scott at centre before Id put Floss out there! My point is that when the Knights have someone like Akuila Uate pushing for a spot on that outside edge then Floss doesnt have a shit show of getting out there.

Halves is where they lack depth. Jarrod Mullen is injury prone and Tyrone Roberts is their only specialist halfback. They had Michael Dobson filling in for Mullen when he was injured but Dobsons gone to Salford now.

For some reasons the Aussies have something about Floss in the halves. The media anyway as they always put him there in the Warriors top 17 for the new season. Probably still hung up on the CT/Shaun Johnson NYC combo...
 
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mt.wellington

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matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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https://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2016/05/02/elijah_taylor_joins_.html

Wests Tigers are pleased to announce the signing of former New Zealand International Elijah Taylor from the Penrith Panthers.

The 26-year-old has been granted an immediate release from the Panthers and will join Wests Tigers training next week following his commitments with the NSW Residents side.

Taylor, primarily a backrower, will significantly bolster the Club’s forward pack and has signed a contract for the remainder of the 2016 season.

With a total of 106 NRL games experience under his belt, as well as 10 Test matches for New Zealand, Taylor is a superb addition to the Club’s playing roster.

Taylor expressed his excitement in securing a new opportunity with Wests Tigers.

“It’s really good to be here at Wests Tigers,” he said.

“I can’t wait to get into training and meet all of the boys next week.

“There is a good opportunity to play first grade football at the Club.

"I haven’t played a lot of first grade this year so I’m really looking forward to the opportunity.

“It’s a really young squad with a lot of potential here at the Club, you can see that with the natural talent and flair.

“I’m also looking forward to working with experienced players such as Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods, while also playing some good football with Wests Tigers,” he said.

Born in Hawera, New Zealand, Taylor made his NRL debut for the New Zealand Warriors in 2011 and was selected for the Kiwis later that year.

Taylor played 67 games for the Warriors before moving to Penrith at the start of the 2014 season.

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe said that the addition of Taylor is one that fans should be excited by.

“We are pleased to have a player of Elijah’s calibre join Wests Tigers,” Pascoe said.

“It just shows the positive direction that this Club is heading that we are able to attract a New Zealand International mid-season. It’s a really positive sign for the Club and we are committed to building a really strong roster at Wests Tigers.

“We have initially signed Elijah for the remainder of the 2016 season but we look forward to developing a long-term relationship for him as the year progresses.”

Head Coach Jason Taylor said he is excited to coach the former New Zealand International.

“It’s a real coup for the Club to get Elijah on board,” Taylor said.

“He is a high quality player who can play for 80 minutes in the forwards.

“Elijah’s defence in the middle is as good as any player in the game so he will be a real asset for us and we are all really excited to have him join the Club.

“I’m looking forward to him joining us for training next week once his commitments with the NSW Residents side are completed,” he said.
 
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