General YOUR Warriors Team For 2020

Vancent

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Sep 10, 2012
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.......guess that just shows the more u kick the more chance there is to miss.
Maybe. Kicking at 75% suggests you get more than you miss, therefore the more chances you get in theory the more goals you get...

Sort of a comparison between your current kicking percentage vs your base;

A kicker who misses his first goal can only get better, a kicker who nails his first nine can only get worse....current trend versus base trend = current form.

....and that concludes today’s goal kicking terminology lecture 🤣
 

gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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Maybe. Kicking at 75% suggests you get more than you miss, therefore the more chances you get in theory the more goals you get...

Sort of a comparison between your current kicking percentage vs your base;

A kicker who misses his first goal can only get better, a kicker who nails his first nine can only get worse....current trend versus base trend = current form.

....and that concludes today’s goal kicking terminology lecture 🤣
i think i got lost after maybe.....
 

fizurg

1st Grade Fringe
May 18, 2012
1,503
hamilton
I’m surprised Maloney and Johnson had the same percentage. I remember Maloney being considered a gun goal kicker. Maybe it was because he was here during a phase where it’s seemed like 70% of our tries were scored in the left corner?
 
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Gizzyfan

Warriors 1st Grader
Jan 2, 2013
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I would be surprised if they didnt go into 1st roud with a recognised kicker. Who that will be will be determined on pre season form.

You might think Herbert, but can he hold off the likes of Milne. If that is the case then the kicker has to be a Half or Hooker. He is not in most peoples team but AK is arguably the best kicker in the squad.

Personally I doubt Green will make the cut in a high tempo team. My team for round 1 would have AK and CHT in the Halves with Kodi off the bench.
 
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Wellington Warrior

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May 15, 2012
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Warriors 'D+' forward pack rated equal worst engine room in the NRL

More than five weeks out from their opening NRL game of 2020 the Warriors forward pack is already under pressure.

Following the club's numerous attempts to bolster an underpowered forward pack all falling flat, a report out of Australia has labelled it the equal worst in the competition.

According to Fox Sports Australia, the Warriors forward pack has been rated a D+.

Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-1-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-1-1582673625" style="">
Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.


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Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.

A lowly measure that has only been matched by the West Tigers.

READ MORE:
* RTS goes Stateside for edge
* Warriors set to make big signing
* Why the Warriors haven't signed anyone
* Warriors' predicted round one lineup
* Warriors recruit impresses coach

Even perennial NRL battlers the Gold Coast Titans scored a C- despite losing Ryan James who has suffered a second consecutive season-ending knee injury.

The report didn't hold back on the Warriors' struggles.

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.


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The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.

"When will the Warriors young stars take their game to the next level? Agnatius Paasi, Isaiah Papali'i and Jazz Tevaga have been touted as future stars their whole careers, but they need to take the next step," the report read.

The Fox Sports report analysed each club's forward pack.

"A common theme in NRL premiership-winning sides is a big and mobile pack that offers a point of difference," the report read.

"From giant metre eaters to skilful ballplayers and brutal defenders, a well balanced forward pack has to lay the platform for the halves and speedsters out wide to work their magic," the Fox Sports analysis read.

Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-3-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-3-1582673625" style="">
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.


PHOTOSPORT

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.

The Warriors finished 13th in 2019 with a pack that struggled to gain any ascendancy through the middle.

Stuff understands the Warriors have signed Ben Murdoch-Masila, who is currently playing for Warrington in the Super League, for the 2021 season but it seems the Auckland-based club will head into 2020 with the same inadequate resources in the middle as last season.

The Fox Sports report also gave a reminder to Warriors fans to not get ahead of themselves with new signing Wayde Egan, who remains largely unproven at the top level with just 29 NRL appearances under his belt.

"Wayde Egan is an astute signing at hooker to cover the loss of Issac Luke, but it remains to be seen if he can be a consistent threat out of dummy half week in and week out?"

If the young guns in the Warriors pack can finally step up the Fox Sports analysis suggests there are two veterans who can provide some much-needed impetus.

"Tohu Harris' time at the Warriors has been hampered by repeated injuries, but at his best, he is still one of the most damaging and versatile back-rowers in the NRL. Leeson Ah Mau is a seasoned campaigner and another international forward that can lead the way for a young Warriors pack."

The Canberra Raiders topped the Fox Sports forward ratings with an A+ followed closely by the Storm, Rabbitohs, Broncos and last season's champions the Roosters all scored an A-.

The Dragons and Cowboys were both awarded B+ marks with the Sea Eagles, Eels and Panthers scoring B-.

The Sharks earned a C+ with Knights and Bulldogs joining the Titans at C-.
 

Noitall

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 21, 2019
234
Warriors 'D+' forward pack rated equal worst engine room in the NRL

More than five weeks out from their opening NRL game of 2020 the Warriors forward pack is already under pressure.

Following the club's numerous attempts to bolster an underpowered forward pack all falling flat, a report out of Australia has labelled it the equal worst in the competition.

According to Fox Sports Australia, the Warriors forward pack has been rated a D+.

Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-4-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-4-1582673625" style="">
Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.


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Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.

A lowly measure that has only been matched by the West Tigers.

READ MORE:
* RTS goes Stateside for edge
* Warriors set to make big signing
* Why the Warriors haven't signed anyone
* Warriors' predicted round one lineup
* Warriors recruit impresses coach

Even perennial NRL battlers the Gold Coast Titans scored a C- despite losing Ryan James who has suffered a second consecutive season-ending knee injury.

The report didn't hold back on the Warriors' struggles.

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.


GETTY IMAGES

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.

"When will the Warriors young stars take their game to the next level? Agnatius Paasi, Isaiah Papali'i and Jazz Tevaga have been touted as future stars their whole careers, but they need to take the next step," the report read.

The Fox Sports report analysed each club's forward pack.

"A common theme in NRL premiership-winning sides is a big and mobile pack that offers a point of difference," the report read.

"From giant metre eaters to skilful ballplayers and brutal defenders, a well balanced forward pack has to lay the platform for the halves and speedsters out wide to work their magic," the Fox Sports analysis read.

Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-6-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-6-1582673625" style="">
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.


PHOTOSPORT

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.

The Warriors finished 13th in 2019 with a pack that struggled to gain any ascendancy through the middle.

Stuff understands the Warriors have signed Ben Murdoch-Masila, who is currently playing for Warrington in the Super League, for the 2021 season but it seems the Auckland-based club will head into 2020 with the same inadequate resources in the middle as last season.

The Fox Sports report also gave a reminder to Warriors fans to not get ahead of themselves with new signing Wayde Egan, who remains largely unproven at the top level with just 29 NRL appearances under his belt.

"Wayde Egan is an astute signing at hooker to cover the loss of Issac Luke, but it remains to be seen if he can be a consistent threat out of dummy half week in and week out?"

If the young guns in the Warriors pack can finally step up the Fox Sports analysis suggests there are two veterans who can provide some much-needed impetus.

"Tohu Harris' time at the Warriors has been hampered by repeated injuries, but at his best, he is still one of the most damaging and versatile back-rowers in the NRL. Leeson Ah Mau is a seasoned campaigner and another international forward that can lead the way for a young Warriors pack."

The Canberra Raiders topped the Fox Sports forward ratings with an A+ followed closely by the Storm, Rabbitohs, Broncos and last season's champions the Roosters all scored an A-.

The Dragons and Cowboys were both awarded B+ marks with the Sea Eagles, Eels and Panthers scoring B-.

The Sharks earned a C+ with Knights and Bulldogs joining the Titans at C-.
What a difference a year makes. Raiders were rated biggest losers at the start of last year with one of the lightest packs, this year they are the top of the pile without recruiting anymore forwards.
 
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wallacenz

Warriors 1st Grader
May 7, 2012
7,187
Warriors 'D+' forward pack rated equal worst engine room in the NRL

More than five weeks out from their opening NRL game of 2020 the Warriors forward pack is already under pressure.

Following the club's numerous attempts to bolster an underpowered forward pack all falling flat, a report out of Australia has labelled it the equal worst in the competition.

According to Fox Sports Australia, the Warriors forward pack has been rated a D+.

Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-7-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-7-1582673625" style="">
Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.


GETTY IMAGES

Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.

A lowly measure that has only been matched by the West Tigers.

READ MORE:
* RTS goes Stateside for edge
* Warriors set to make big signing
* Why the Warriors haven't signed anyone
* Warriors' predicted round one lineup
* Warriors recruit impresses coach

Even perennial NRL battlers the Gold Coast Titans scored a C- despite losing Ryan James who has suffered a second consecutive season-ending knee injury.

The report didn't hold back on the Warriors' struggles.

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.


GETTY IMAGES

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.

"When will the Warriors young stars take their game to the next level? Agnatius Paasi, Isaiah Papali'i and Jazz Tevaga have been touted as future stars their whole careers, but they need to take the next step," the report read.

The Fox Sports report analysed each club's forward pack.

"A common theme in NRL premiership-winning sides is a big and mobile pack that offers a point of difference," the report read.

"From giant metre eaters to skilful ballplayers and brutal defenders, a well balanced forward pack has to lay the platform for the halves and speedsters out wide to work their magic," the Fox Sports analysis read.

Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-9-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-9-1582673625" style="">
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.


PHOTOSPORT

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.

The Warriors finished 13th in 2019 with a pack that struggled to gain any ascendancy through the middle.

Stuff understands the Warriors have signed Ben Murdoch-Masila, who is currently playing for Warrington in the Super League, for the 2021 season but it seems the Auckland-based club will head into 2020 with the same inadequate resources in the middle as last season.

The Fox Sports report also gave a reminder to Warriors fans to not get ahead of themselves with new signing Wayde Egan, who remains largely unproven at the top level with just 29 NRL appearances under his belt.

"Wayde Egan is an astute signing at hooker to cover the loss of Issac Luke, but it remains to be seen if he can be a consistent threat out of dummy half week in and week out?"

If the young guns in the Warriors pack can finally step up the Fox Sports analysis suggests there are two veterans who can provide some much-needed impetus.

"Tohu Harris' time at the Warriors has been hampered by repeated injuries, but at his best, he is still one of the most damaging and versatile back-rowers in the NRL. Leeson Ah Mau is a seasoned campaigner and another international forward that can lead the way for a young Warriors pack."

The Canberra Raiders topped the Fox Sports forward ratings with an A+ followed closely by the Storm, Rabbitohs, Broncos and last season's champions the Roosters all scored an A-.

The Dragons and Cowboys were both awarded B+ marks with the Sea Eagles, Eels and Panthers scoring B-.

The Sharks earned a C+ with Knights and Bulldogs joining the Titans at C-.
This identifies the major problem with Warriors forwards for the last 20 years, they dont ever seem to make the transition from a prospect into a bona fide star and forward leader. The likes of Packer and Matulino never performed to a high standard consistently like you would expect from a star player.
 

The Falcon

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 20, 2017
183
Auckland
Warriors 'D+' forward pack rated equal worst engine room in the NRL

More than five weeks out from their opening NRL game of 2020 the Warriors forward pack is already under pressure.

Following the club's numerous attempts to bolster an underpowered forward pack all falling flat, a report out of Australia has labelled it the equal worst in the competition.

According to Fox Sports Australia, the Warriors forward pack has been rated a D+.

Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-10-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-10-1582673625" style="">
Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.


GETTY IMAGES

Adam Blair was one of the Warriors forwards who copped heavy criticism in 2019.

A lowly measure that has only been matched by the West Tigers.

READ MORE:
* RTS goes Stateside for edge
* Warriors set to make big signing
* Why the Warriors haven't signed anyone
* Warriors' predicted round one lineup
* Warriors recruit impresses coach

Even perennial NRL battlers the Gold Coast Titans scored a C- despite losing Ryan James who has suffered a second consecutive season-ending knee injury.

The report didn't hold back on the Warriors' struggles.

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.


GETTY IMAGES

The Warriors finished in 13th place last year with a forward pack who struggled to gain any ascendancy.

"When will the Warriors young stars take their game to the next level? Agnatius Paasi, Isaiah Papali'i and Jazz Tevaga have been touted as future stars their whole careers, but they need to take the next step," the report read.

The Fox Sports report analysed each club's forward pack.

"A common theme in NRL premiership-winning sides is a big and mobile pack that offers a point of difference," the report read.

"From giant metre eaters to skilful ballplayers and brutal defenders, a well balanced forward pack has to lay the platform for the halves and speedsters out wide to work their magic," the Fox Sports analysis read.

Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack." data-xf-init="lightbox" data-lb-single-image="1" data-lb-container-zoom="1" data-lb-trigger=".js-lbImage-_xfUid-12-1582673625" data-lb-id="_xfUid-12-1582673625" style="">
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.


PHOTOSPORT

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney needs to get the best out of his forward pack.

The Warriors finished 13th in 2019 with a pack that struggled to gain any ascendancy through the middle.

Stuff understands the Warriors have signed Ben Murdoch-Masila, who is currently playing for Warrington in the Super League, for the 2021 season but it seems the Auckland-based club will head into 2020 with the same inadequate resources in the middle as last season.

The Fox Sports report also gave a reminder to Warriors fans to not get ahead of themselves with new signing Wayde Egan, who remains largely unproven at the top level with just 29 NRL appearances under his belt.

"Wayde Egan is an astute signing at hooker to cover the loss of Issac Luke, but it remains to be seen if he can be a consistent threat out of dummy half week in and week out?"

If the young guns in the Warriors pack can finally step up the Fox Sports analysis suggests there are two veterans who can provide some much-needed impetus.

"Tohu Harris' time at the Warriors has been hampered by repeated injuries, but at his best, he is still one of the most damaging and versatile back-rowers in the NRL. Leeson Ah Mau is a seasoned campaigner and another international forward that can lead the way for a young Warriors pack."

The Canberra Raiders topped the Fox Sports forward ratings with an A+ followed closely by the Storm, Rabbitohs, Broncos and last season's champions the Roosters all scored an A-.

The Dragons and Cowboys were both awarded B+ marks with the Sea Eagles, Eels and Panthers scoring B-.

The Sharks earned a C+ with Knights and Bulldogs joining the Titans at C-.
Whoa yes!! We are now officially up for a smashing season after being labelled having the worst forward pack in the comp!
it’s how it always works.. buckle up!💪🏾💥🥳
 

Penpal

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 22, 2014
150
After what I've just seen in the last hour or so surely Georgia Hale gets a start before Pulu, Lisone and probably Isaiah Papali'i and Agnatius Paasi too.
Sure it's just the nines and only one game of the nines but same old lazy d and simple errors! First game of the season yes but you don't see that crap at under-16 trials in their first hit out so what's the excuse of those pros????
 

Aman

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 9, 2016
3,147
Like it or loathe it there is only Egan coming into the squad this year, this has its advantages. A settled 30 has a chance to build on the previous year as a squad, rather than individually. As with any team how the forwards go will determine their success.

I was told back in ancient times that the 3 Ps are vital in possession, position and pace. We get sufficient possession, our positioning is average at best, getting back behind the ball in a position to improve gainline advantage.

Pace has a direct effect on power, my view is we want 'a big bopper' is really a smokescreen to cover poor distribution skills, particularly DH. I believe that is why our forwards dont excel. That is a reason why teams like Melbourne succeed.

These are things that can be instilled, conditioning, skills training and practice can improve things.

In my view this squad falls into three categories, proven consistent performers, young players looking to prove themselves, and quite a few running out of contract and have to perform to re sign. That is a good position to be in.
Build on what? We were shit last year so well be average at best this year?
 

Swanny

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 18, 2017
348
Does anyone know how the reserve grade backline will look? e.g. where Turner, Perham, Berry have been training?
 

davewjnz

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 10, 2013
572
Auckland
NRL 2020: Predicted lineups for every side in round 1 this season


NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS PREDICTED TEAM

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c)
  2. Ken Maumalo
  3. Patrick Herbert
  4. Peta Hiku
  5. David Fusitua
  6. Chanel Harris-Tavita
  7. Blake Green
  8. Agnatius Paasi
  9. Wayde Egan
  10. Leeson Ah Mau
  11. Tohu Harris
  12. Isaiah Papali'i
  13. Jazz Tevaga
  14. Kodi Nikorima
  15. Bunty Afoa
  16. Lachlan Burr
  17. Leivaha Pulu

We don't look that bad on "paper"
 

Paulo24

1st Grade Fringe
Mar 3, 2014
138
NRL 2020: Predicted lineups for every side in round 1 this season


NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS PREDICTED TEAM

  1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c)
  2. Ken Maumalo
  3. Patrick Herbert
  4. Peta Hiku
  5. David Fusitua
  6. Chanel Harris-Tavita
  7. Blake Green
  8. Agnatius Paasi
  9. Wayde Egan
  10. Leeson Ah Mau
  11. Tohu Harris
  12. Isaiah Papali'i
  13. Jazz Tevaga
  14. Kodi Nikorima
  15. Bunty Afoa
  16. Lachlan Burr
  17. Leivaha Pulu

We don't look that bad on "paper"
I really don't understand what people see in Papalii. He must be some awesome dynamic trainer or something.
I doubt any other team in the NRL would have him as a starter. I believe Jazz offers more.
 

flying coconut

1st Grade Fringe
Jul 21, 2012
922
I really don't understand what people see in Papalii. He must be some awesome dynamic trainer or something.
I doubt any other team in the NRL would have him as a starter. I believe Jazz offers more.
He shouldn't even be on the bench. He isn't first grader and playing him on an edge will be a disaster as he had terrible lateral movement and is slower than slow.