The big 200

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The big 200

Unread post by AmericanHistoryX » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 12:45 pm

could you imagine losing at home on your 200th game against the West Tigers
i couldn't even begin to imagine it
Happy 200th Manu

Warriors v Wests Tigers

Chris Boulous writes: The Wests Tigers head across the ditch off the back of a scrappy win on Easter Monday courtesy of some Pat Richards' magic and some gutsy goal line defence. In fact, Jason Taylor's team have the second best defensive record in the league and have one of the form players in the NRL at their disposal in prop Aaron Woods. It's hard to gauge the Warriors' form in 2015 but expect Shaun Johnson and company to be primed for a big game to celebrate Manu Vatuvei's 200th NRL game.

Tip: Warriors by 12

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Unread post by Juro » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 2:09 pm

We've had 3 players play 200 games for us:
- Farah - lost 36-18 to Manly at Campbelltown
- Marshall - lost 32-18 to Souths at the SFS
- Heighington - lost 44-20 to the Roosters at the SFS

Milestone games don't seem to be happy occassions for us. Let Manu lose too!
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Unread post by Demps » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 5:24 pm

I hate losing to the warriors.
They're such an abysmal entity.
When are they going to win a GF?
What about us? We're more likely than they ever are.

Always around but never seal the deal type dudes.
Not impressed.

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Unread post by happy tiger » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 6:05 pm

Hope with we rip that page from Manu's fairytale

I don't mind Manu though , pretty cruisy bloke , I reckon I'd like to have a beer or 3 with Manu

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Unread post by GoldXR50Leroy » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 6:06 pm

Last weekend the Warriors didn't think too much of Ryan Hoffman's 250th game by losing so if the trend continues then the Beast will finish as a loser in his 200th!.


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Unread post by Flippedy » Wed 08 Apr, 2015 6:33 pm

GoldXR50Leroy wrote:Last weekend the Warriors didn't think too much of Ryan Hoffman's 250th game by losing so if the trend continues then the Beast will finish as a loser in his 200th!.
Yes, but Hoffman's just a recent blow in, Leroy :lol: Manu has been with them from scratch, so they'll probably try their very best to win it for him. They are very much a rocks and diamonds team though - are the best in the comp when they're on song and complete also rans when they're not!
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Unread post by Tigermama » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 1:03 am

[quote="happy tiger"]Hope with we rip that page from Manu's fairytale

I don't mind Manu though , pretty cruisy bloke , I reckon I'd like to have a beer or 3 with Manu[/quote

Kava is Manu's poison Happy. ;)

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Unread post by Tigermama » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 1:09 am

GoldXR50Leroy wrote:Last weekend the Warriors didn't think too much of Ryan Hoffman's 250th game by losing so if the trend continues then the Beast will finish as a loser in his 200th!.
I don't consider Hoffman to be a Warrior even though he plays for them. He's a Storm boy.
Just like Anasta wasn't really a Tiger. Manu is a true Warrior and they will try to put on a show for him.

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Unread post by Tigermama » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 1:11 am

Flippedy wrote:
GoldXR50Leroy wrote:Last weekend the Warriors didn't think too much of Ryan Hoffman's 250th game by losing so if the trend continues then the Beast will finish as a loser in his 200th!.
Yes, but Hoffman's just a recent blow in, Leroy :lol: Manu has been with them from scratch, so they'll probably try their very best to win it for him. They are very much a rocks and diamonds team though - are the best in the comp when they're on song and complete also rans when they're not!
Spot on Flip. ;)

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Unread post by Flippedy » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 3:26 pm

Tigermama wrote:
happy tiger wrote:Hope with we rip that page from Manu's fairytale

I don't mind Manu though , pretty cruisy bloke , I reckon I'd like to have a beer or 3 with Manu[/quote

Kava is Manu's poison Happy. ;)

Poison is right, that's bloody awful stuff! I tried it once in Vanuatu many years ago, like drinking Xylocaine!
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Unread post by willow » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 9:11 pm

Tigers ready to spoil Vatuvei party

Thu 09 Apr, 2015, 3:16pm
By Matt Encarnacion, Western Sydney Correspondent, NRL.com



The Wests Tigers are hoping to extend the Warriors inability to throw a good party when they take on the New Zealand outfit in Manu Vatuvei's 200th NRL game on Saturday night.

Brisbane stole the show when they upstaged the Auckland-based club 24-16 in their 20th-year anniversary match a fortnight ago.

And then the Warriors were smacked 30-14 in Ryan Hoffman's 250th-game milestone in Melbourne last week.

Now the Tigers are aiming to make it three bad bashes on the trot for a club desperate to get its season back on track. The Warriors had won two of their first three before conceding their past two matches.

"It is tough playing over there on a Saturday night. We've had a short turnaround, as have they, but it's not an easy task getting over to Auckland and trying to get up," veteran Dene Halatau said on Thursday.

"And big Manu playing his 200th, no doubt the rest of the team is going to be playing hard just for him.

"It gives them something else to play for. And especially someone like Manu, they respect greatly over there, in the team and also the rugby league community in New Zealand. So no doubt that'll spur them on to play better."

The sixth-placed Tigers are certainly wary of an in-form 'Beast', who has broken through 24 tackles over the opening five rounds and sidelined Storm fullback Billy Slater for the next month with a brutal hit last week.

"Yeah, we said to James [Tedesco], we'll make sure he doesn't get through so he won't have to make those one-on-one tackles where he does that step," Halatau said.

"He's a big guy and he carries the ball strongly, but there's a lot of those guys in the competition now, so you get used to tackling big strong wingers a lot now.

"The way he's been carrying the ball back – I think he ran straight through Parramatta a few times the other week – he's looking pretty good. So we'll have to be on our game in the middle and really tighten our 'D'."

Meanwhile, the plaudits continue to keep coming for evergreen winger Pat Richards, whose match-winning efforts against the Eels last week has earned him the nickname of 'Ice Man' from teammates this week.

"Even though Patty doesn't like the nickname, I think it's a pretty spot on nickname for him because he's very calm," Halatau said.

"He's very professional, he goes about his business at training. He ticks every box. And on the weekend in those clutch plays, he come up with the right plays. He hates it and we keep giving it to him, but it very much suits him."

Richards could be a darkhorse contender for NSW coach Laurie Daley, especially with incumbent left winger Brett Morris set to miss the entire Origin series.

"I'd be stoked for Patty if he got a call-up to Origin. It's a bit above me, I don't really know what [Daley] is thinking. But if he got a call up, the Ice Man nickname would definitely stick, wouldn't it?" Halatau said.

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Unread post by GNR4LIFE » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 9:17 pm

The way he's been playing, he'll spoil his own party.

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Unread post by tig_prmz » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 10:25 pm

ehhh... one of the most overrated, lazy players in the nrl i've ever seen.

in saying that, i might just be asking for trouble..
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Unread post by Tbone » Thu 09 Apr, 2015 11:18 pm

I think the nickname "Ice man" should be reserved for one of the Titans players personally...

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Unread post by yeti » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 8:43 am

On his day, big Manu is about as destructive as Tuiaki once was. However, he can have some absolute shockers. I'm hoping for the latter this weekend.

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Unread post by Juro » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 9:42 am

He is ranked 7th in terms of tries scored per game (since 1980), according to this list:
http://afltables.com/rl/scorers/misc.html#ave

While scoring 138 tries in all his 199 games (0.69 tries per game), he has struggled against us. He has only managed 5 tries in 11 games (0.45 tries per game). The only club he has a worse record against is the Dragons, with 5 tries in 12 games (0.42 tries per game). If we keep him scoreless on Saturday, he will be 5 from 12 against us too!

My favourite memory of Vatuvei is Beau Ryan putting his body on the line to stop him from scoring a try at the death, which would have won them the game.
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Unread post by Juro » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 9:47 am

For Vatuvei's milestone games, here is his record:
50 - vs Cowboys - 1 try, lost 18-12
100 - vs Dragons - 0 tries, lost 22-20
150 - vs Panthers - 0 tries, lost 18-16
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Unread post by Geo. » Fri 10 Apr, 2015 11:23 am

I hope they try and get big Manu over the line as often as possible....he's been known to have his stinkers on big occasions over time...spoil the party Wests Tigers
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