General YOUR 2023 WARRIORS TEAM

snake77

snake77

Dunno how much stock I'd put in our pre-season/trial matches... Last one we beat the Storm which got me a little excited for this year but alas we did very poorly.
Or that pre-season game we blasted the Broncos down in Dunedin in those flash neon X-Box looking jerseys. We've had a few pre-season or trial games that create a lot of hope or discussion around the Warriors and end up falling flat.

Trials are often your best players against their up and comers. You take your best off and put on your up and comers, they take their up and comers off and put their first graders on. Games swing about. Or you play your top side while they try out combinations and new game plans.

It's good seeing some football again and some new players but after that its just a warm up. What your doing August - October is all that counts.
 
Fonzie

Fonzie

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Or that pre-season game we blasted the Broncos down in Dunedin in those flash neon X-Box looking jerseys. We've had a few pre-season or trial games that create a lot of hope or discussion around the Warriors and end up falling flat.

Trials are often your best players against their up and comers. You take your best off and put on your up and comers, they take their up and comers off and put their first graders on. Games swing about. Or you play your top side while they try out combinations and new game plans.

It's good seeing some football again and some new players but after that its just a warm up. What your doing August - October is all that counts.
This is true but I’m pretty pumped to see how Webby thinks in terms of selections and gameplay, always some good tidbits in the trials
 
Wrighty

Wrighty

Wright, I don't think he is 4th option, he is tied for 2nd, Dylan is gonna be on the bench so will only be a centre if there are injuries.

1. Viliame
2. Pompey/Williame
3. Berry

I can see Berry leapfrogging them both if he gets a chance, I can also see him bombing out, will depend who we put around him. Pompey just doesn't seem to be able to go to the next level, 2023 is his make or break year, in a good team he would be backup material.
So going by your analogy that Montoya was a good buy because he is 2nd best wing, Willi is a good buy too.
On a side note Viliame And Williame at centres is going to send blocker into a tailspin.

Hi Tragic

Will reply to you in this thread amidst concerns we were going off topic in the other thread.

Let's hope Williame is a clear upgrade on Pompey and able to start game one.
So far he has not stood out enough to make Shaun Johnson's 7 or 8 person list. He gave in an interview two weeks ago on who was making a good impression in pre-season and Williame was not mentioned.

If he is not better than Pompey then we didn't him given our plethora of centre depth options. As you've indicated we even have Berry as depth. Back to Montoya for a second. When we brought him across at wing he was a clear number three and options 4 and 5 were not NRL ready, Williame may be the third or second ranked centre but there are plenty of other NRL ready centre options the warriors already had so I don't think Montoya makes a precedent.

Please prove me wrong Williame
 
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john nick

john nick

To start with I'd settle for him not running past an opposition player and elbowing him in the head and getting sent off.

Get 80 minutes out of him first
Thanks snake77. You are far more articulate than me 😉 😜
 
Wrighty

Wrighty

Locked in or highly likely


1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 Dallin
3 Vaillea
4 ??????
5 Montoya
6 Te Maire Martin
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Addin Fonua-Blake
9 Egan
10 Recruited prop once cba set. We are in the market
11 Barnett
12 Niukore
13 Harris

14 Walker confirmed at 14
15 Jazz confirmed on the bench
16 Bunty 3rd ranked prop has to play
17 ????????? I believe this spot will go to Ale for balance of the bench

NRL Standard other players to choose from
Metcalf - Halves
Curran - 2nd row
Ford - 2nd row
Ale - Prop
Volkman - Halves
Williame - Centre
Pompey - Centre
Kosi- Wing
Lussick - Hooker

Not included as potentially to be released based on comments on this message board
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Sironen

Prospects
Berry
Kepu
Kepu
Otukolo
 
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Defence

Defence

Locked in or highly likely


1 Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
2 Dallin
3 Vaillea
4 ??????
5 Montoya
6 Te Maire Martin
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Addin Fonua-Blake
9 Egan
10 Recruited prop once cba set. We are in the market
11 Barnett
12 Niukore
13 Harris

14 Walker confirmed at 14
15 Jazz confirmed on the bench
16 Bunty 3rd ranked prop has to play
17 ????????? I believe this spot will go to Ale for balance of the bench

NRL Standard other players to choose from
Metcalf - Halves
Curran - 2nd row
Ford - 2nd row
Ale - Prop
Volkman - Halves
Williame - Centre
Pompey - Centre
Kosi- Wing
Lussick - Hooker

Not included as potentially to be released based on comments on this message board
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Sironen

Prospects
Berry
Kepu
Kepu
Otukolo
I think currans a certainty for the 17.
 

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