General YOUR Warriors Team For 2020

wrighty

I dream of the blackcaps winning the world cup
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Nikorima to spell Egan if required although I'd like him to play most of the game tbh.
I wanted to add another comment to further diss Green but first just want to comment that Egan was eye catching. And had a touch of class even though he looked rusty with a forward pass at one point.

On Green - he is a controlling half and not a creative half, and really really does not know how to quarterback strong offensive plays. However he figures he is the most senior guy so he should be the quarterback and he is trying to do that role in the offensive red zone. It is painful to watch at times.
It would be better if the coaches said "Pull your head in Green, yes Niko and CHT are more junior than you are but they will be the quarterback/playmaker and you concentrate of organising and controlling field position."

Plus as mentioned earlier, but because it vexes me so I will mention again, it winds me up that he has started to make Kata like dashes for the try line even though two to three defensive guys are in front of him. When he does that it takes him out of position for the pursuant plays.
 

offloader

Warriors Bench Player
Apr 5, 2016
35
Didn't see any of the trials but this is how I'd line them up for Round 1

1. RTS
2. Maumalo
3. Hiku
4. Herbert
5. Fusitua
6. Nikorima
7. CHT
8. Paasi
9. Egan
10. Pulu
11. Curran
12. Harris
13. Blair

14. Lawton
15. Ah Mau
15. JTB
16. Papali'i

Not convinced about the merits of the Fusitua-Herbert switch yet.
I'd like to see if Kodi/CHT works or not. Can always fall back on Green if it doesn't.
When Paasi and Pulu arrived from the Titans they said they sparked off each other's energy - so let's try that.
Ah Mau to mentor JTB in the bench role.
Blair and Papali'i to share minutes in the middle.
Not convinced about Curran, but we're short there. Burr? Katoa? Milne? Murchie taking Pompey's spot?
 

Off The Bench

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Jan 26, 2014
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Liking the Green dissing
He has annoyed me ever since he became a try line hungus
Iv been annoyed with him since SJ left
Ask me what I think about the KN signing
Two of our top paid halves an no kicking game.

An with RTS an Fusitua in our team I would say two of the best
Aerial players in the game.
We have basically nullified one of our strongest attacking options

Sorry yeah Green /KN annoys me to.
Not as a person or player
It's the lack of thought in the signing..
 

wrighty

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Is it still Teams list Tuesdays? also are we doing Fantasy again this year guys and gals?

Edit...My bad just noticed the date...im a week early lol :banghead:

The team list next tuesday will be Huge and will determine our whole season. SK needs to get the right mix between promoting youth players that have a high cieling such as Curran vs older stodgier players like Burr who will perform more consistently.
You may think I am drawing a long bow from the naming of next weeks team to their final finish in the season but I dsagree
SK is a stubborn mule. Whatever team he picks next week he will stick with, barring injury, for at least 10 rounds.
Secondly how we do over the first 5 games will set a projectory for the season. By by my maths we need to go 4 -1 as things get tougher in a hurry after the initial draw.

7 sleeps until next christmas.
 

Swanley

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Apr 13, 2012
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Tonbridge, Kent, UK
Secondly how we do over the first 5 games will set a projectory for the season. By by my maths we need to go 4 -1 as things get tougher in a hurry after the initial draw.

7 sleeps until next christmas.
so fours loses and 1 win.

He'll stick to the same people he always does. maybe a smokey on the bench who won't get many or any minutes on game day.

I guess really there is only one wing spot, one prop/2nd row spot up for grabs....Here is the team SK will most likely play:

RTS
Ken
Hiku
David
Herbert
Kodi
Green
Au Mau
Egan
Paasi
Blair
Tohu
Isiah

Lawton
Curran
Burr
JTB

struggled with the bench spots, Pulu could sneak in somewhere as well

Here is my team:

RTS
Ken
Hiku
David
Herbert
CHT
Green
Au Mau
Egan
Paasi
Curran
Tohu
Isiah

Kodi
Burr/Pulu - toss up between the two
Blair
JTB
 

snake77

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Jul 12, 2013
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I see your keen for the weekly moan on SK picking favorites again...
We've got 24 weeks coming up of at least a a few people on here mentioning it each week. We get a week off for the bye in round 12.

If it was a court case it would be hard mounting a counter argument with all of the evidence. The thing was after previous coaches were accused of having favourites Kearney was the guy who would pick on performance, based training attitude and performance. Be above the line. Tui just slapped me with a Yeah Right!.

He's probably as bad or worse than the others. His arguements for lack of experience can be countered by your've been here for 3 seasons and that is plenty of time to build a squad. Unless a kid shines like CHT you don't get a lot of confidence that Kearney will persist with them.
 

Swanley

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 13, 2012
2,733
Tonbridge, Kent, UK
We've got 24 weeks coming up of at least a a few people on here mentioning it each week. We get a week off for the bye in round 12.

If it was a court case it would be hard mounting a counter argument with all of the evidence. The thing was after previous coaches were accused of having favourites Kearney was the guy who would pick on performance, based training attitude and performance. Be above the line. Tui just slapped me with a Yeah Right!.

He's probably as bad or worse than the others. His arguements for lack of experience can be countered by your've been here for 3 seasons and that is plenty of time to build a squad. Unless a kid shines like CHT you don't get a lot of confidence that Kearney will persist with them.
Agree 100%...he'd get more respect if at least some selections were performance based.
 
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Wananga Kingi

1st Grade Fringe
Jan 26, 2020
296
Soooooooo.
If RTS,Paasi and Curran are unavailable for round 1.

Guessing Hayze will cover RTS after looking pretty good there in the trial.
Pulu will come onto the bench
Burr will start in Paasi's absence.

Katoa/ATG and Turner could be the only other changes to sneak in???

What's your guesses Warriors
If they’re all out it could look like this

Hiku
Maumalo
Milne
Fusitua
Herbert
Nikorima
Green🙃
Burr
Egan
Ah-mau
Blair
Harris
Papali’i

CHT
Pulu
JT brown
Katoa
 

Old Sid

1st Grade Fringe
Nov 8, 2014
665
I for one has been very disappointed with Hayze. He has failed to take the few opportunities he has been afforded and TBH I'm wondering what is next for him. I don't really see him fitting in in the halves, wing, centre or FB as a first choice. I see Paul Turner as being capable, but realistically if RTS is out, then likely to be Fusitua moved back. Not ideal as he tries to settle into a centre role... Peta Hiku being the alternative... with the same problem of course.
 

warriorsfan92

1st Grade Fringe
Oct 11, 2013
690
Dunedin, New Zealand
I for one has been very disappointed with Hayze. He has failed to take the few opportunities he has been afforded and TBH I'm wondering what is next for him. I don't really see him fitting in in the halves, wing, centre or FB as a first choice. I see Paul Turner as being capable, but realistically if RTS is out, then likely to be Fusitua moved back. Not ideal as he tries to settle into a centre role... Peta Hiku being the alternative... with the same problem of course.

He’s 20 years old. Give him a break.
 

wrighty

I dream of the blackcaps winning the world cup
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Mar 17, 2018
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so fours loses and 1 win.

He'll stick to the same people he always does. maybe a smokey on the bench who won't get many or any minutes on game day.

I guess really there is only one wing spot, one prop/2nd row spot up for grabs....Here is the team SK will most likely play:

RTS
Ken
Hiku
David
Herbert
Kodi
Green
Au Mau
Egan
Paasi
Blair
Tohu
Isiah

Lawton
Curran
Burr
JTB

struggled with the bench spots, Pulu could sneak in somewhere as well

Here is my team:

RTS
Ken
Hiku
David
Herbert
CHT
Green
Au Mau
Egan
Paasi
Curran
Tohu
Isiah

Kodi
Burr/Pulu - toss up between the two
Blair
JTB

Like your whole thesis.

But lost me at Pulu. Somehow Pulu became dispirited when he dropped back into ISP and put a large number of listless performances. As in not slightly listless, more like the worst player on the field type performances.

Unlike Lisone we cant shop Pulu around as not even Titans or the Super League would bite.

I hope he proves me wrong and fights back. He is 30 though.
. They wrote an article about him last year. Apparently his Dad and three younger brothers are in jail. Pulu is heart broken about his youngest brother being inside at the age of 20 and he wants to dedicate his life to being a good role model for his siblings. The youngest one in particular.
I think all of it is proving too much in my suspicion.

Kia Kaha Leivaha . Fight man. Life is hard for all of us. You must fight. Some of us have been given a yoke which asks us to work harder than others. Don't ask why just know all of us must use all of our talents. And you must use all of yours.
Be your own spark in the middle of the night. You provide the leadership that you need and helpers will come.
 

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