Warriors NRL side v Tigers

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Warriors NRL side v Tigers

Post by alex » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 3:01 pm

1. Sam Tomkins
2. Glen Fisiiahi
3. Dane Nielsen
4. Jerome Ropati
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Chad Townsend
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Sam Rapira
9. Nathan Friend
10. Ben Matulino
11. Jayson Bukuya
12. Simon Mannering
13. Sione Lousi

14. Jacob Lillyman
15. Suaia Matagi
16. Konrad Hurrell
17. Thomas Leuluai


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Post by Guest » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 3:03 pm

alex wrote:1. Sam Tomkins
2. Glen Fisiiahi
3. Dane Nielsen
4. Jerome Ropati
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Chad Townsend
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Sam Rapira
9. Nathan Friend
10. Ben Matulino
11. Jayson Bukuya
12. Simon Mannering
13. Sione Lousi

14. Jacob Lillyman
15. Suaia Matagi
16. Konrad Hurrell
17. Thomas Leuluai
3 backs on the bench? Are we sure Sheens isn't coaching this team

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Post by Guest » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 3:05 pm

Anonymous wrote:
alex wrote:1. Sam Tomkins
2. Glen Fisiiahi
3. Dane Nielsen
4. Jerome Ropati
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Chad Townsend
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Sam Rapira
9. Nathan Friend
10. Ben Matulino
11. Jayson Bukuya
12. Simon Mannering
13. Sione Lousi

14. Jacob Lillyman
15. Suaia Matagi
16. Konrad Hurrell
17. Thomas Leuluai
3 backs on the bench? Are we sure Sheens isn't coaching this team

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To be fair NZW backs are about the same size as normal forwards

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Post by alex » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 3:13 pm

Hurrell was damaging close to the line against the Cows. Some of our forwards could take note.

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Post by Fraze23 » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 3:20 pm

No Mateo is a positive. He always causes us grief. Their bench looks a little light on compared to previous encounters.


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Post by tig_prmz » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 3:41 pm

Fraze23 wrote:No Mateo is a positive. He always causes us grief. Their bench looks a little light on compared to previous encounters.
I was actually hoping to see him play. I'm confident we can limit his offloads and without them he is nothing.

They have talent all over the park including the bench. Tough game for sure. Maybe touch footy in the final 20

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Post by westTAHger » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 4:03 pm

get up and in the faces of the halves and limit, shut them down as much as you can.
this will be another good test for wests-tigers pack.
if they can " handle" the warriors pack, like they did with souths, then another win will be achieved.
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Post by alex » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 4:30 pm

westTAHger wrote:get up and in the faces of the halves and limit, shut them down as much as you can.
this will be another good test for wests-tigers pack.
if they can " handle" the warriors pack, like they did with souths, then another win will be achieved.
It's hard to get up in Johnson's face when he is so light on his feet. One minute you think you've got him. Nek minute he's away

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Post by Gray » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 4:46 pm

Eels swarmed their halves and FB and that shut the game out completely. Hurrell came on up in the middle in the weekend for about 30mins, so doesn't really count as a back on the bench if they are planning on playing him like that, plus he's the size of a forward anyway.

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Post by jirskyr » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 5:45 pm

They keep banging on about the size of the Warriors, but I wouldn't call that a huge team by any means.

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Post by Tbone » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 6:37 pm

Guest wrote:
alex wrote:1. Sam Tomkins
2. Glen Fisiiahi
3. Dane Nielsen
4. Jerome Ropati
5. Manu Vatuvei
6. Chad Townsend
7. Shaun Johnson
8. Sam Rapira
9. Nathan Friend
10. Ben Matulino
11. Jayson Bukuya
12. Simon Mannering
13. Sione Lousi

14. Jacob Lillyman
15. Suaia Matagi
16. Konrad Hurrell
17. Thomas Leuluai
3 backs on the bench? Are we sure Sheens isn't coaching this team

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Matagi and Lillyman are both forwards and Hurrell has played 2nd off the bench so far this season. Still not a weak forward pack but not up to the size and standard they have run with in previous seasons.

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Post by underdog » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 6:57 pm

It's a good looking team. - but that's the thing with the Warriors - It doesn't mean its a good team.

They have under-performed forever this mob. No reason to think they'll change the way they play now.

Tomkins is smashable. Johnson can be rattled - in fact if we play them like we have Souffs and the Titans, we will make a statement.

Hurrell is my concern - it's like when Justin Hodges plays against the Tigers - they Tackle him like he is covered in spiders.
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Post by Blake93 » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 9:15 pm

Plenty of bombs to tomkins with gavet, taupau, sue, etc bearing down on him and he's guaranteed to spill a few. If we play at 80% of last weeks effort we will win comfortably. 34-10 my prediction

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Post by willow » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 10:17 pm

That's not a bad side but I reckon we can take them if we get up in their faces like we did to Souths. Beat them in the ruck and Johnson won't be able to do much.

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Post by MacDougall » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 10:31 pm

Evenly matched squads when you look at the individual players but I feel like the Tigers are working better as a team right now. Stick to structure and be disciplined and we'll win.

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Post by happy tiger » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 10:36 pm

Think we could be a big show in this game

How the senior players can keep a lid on some overconfidence after the Souths game will be crucial

Again I will be happy if the forwards show up and compete for the 80 minutes , win ,lose or draw

We are heading in the right direction , that's for sure

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Post by Black'n'White » Tue 25 Mar, 2014 11:36 pm

Warriors teams on paper... either every pass sticks for them and they are downright amazing, or the opposite and they are absolutely diabolical. I think is more important how the Tigers play this game than evaluating the Warriors squad, it will probably come down to who cracks first, and will be a massive test for us to keep it together following last weeks massive efforts.

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Post by Phantomlock » Wed 26 Mar, 2014 5:12 am

Johnson has always been the key to how this team performs. If he's off the Warriors are dour, flat and ineffective. He's at his best when his pack is rolling forward and on his day can almost match it with the best of them.

Matulino and Rapira were very good on the weekend. They will be key match ups against our bookends. Teddy will really test them especially if he can work his magic around the ruck.

Our bench vs their bench... no contest IMO. Lillyman is an able replacement but nothing special, Hurrell is ok as a forward but much more potential in the centres even though his defence is deplorable, TL will be trying to find his feet after returning from injury from the World Cup, Matagi's a bit like our boys, adds lots of punch off the bench.

Overconfidence aside we should take them.

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