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Nathan Friend has been an outstanding servant of our club over the years, and our win loss record without him playing is pretty poor.
But he is 32 and showing some signs of fatigue.
And we do have 3 international hookers in our squad sitting behind him in the pecking order. Is that justified?
Ben Henry is in outstanding form atm, making 40 tackles against the Raiders...
TL has played some huge games at hooker and is considered to be our team leader by many...
Havili is an outstanding young talent with a huge NRL future in front of him...
All of them are more dominant defensively than Friend, and all of them have better passing games...
Friends main point of difference is his exceptional professionalism and never say die attitude, but after his performance v the sharks it might...
Matt Allwood and Sebastine Ikahihifo have both been recalled for the Vodafone Warriors’ 25th-round NRL encounter with Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on Sunday (2.00pm kick-off local time; 4.00pm NZT).
Allwood (22) has been named on the wing for just his second NRL appearance of the season while Ikahihifo (24) replaces the injured Jacob Lillyman at prop.
There’s one other change to the starting line-up used against North Queensland last Saturday with Bodene Thompson returning to the back row after making his comeback appearance from the bench against the Cowboys.
After joining the club from Canberra, Allwood scored in his Vodafone Warriors debut against Brisbane in March. An ankle injury later sidelined him during a campaign in which he has made 11 appearances for the...
Pick Your Team Rnd 25 - Warriors vs Tigers
After the Round 24 game against the North Queensland Cowboys do you want to see any changes for the game against the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium?
Any new injury concerns?
Any returning players?
Any tweaks to the bench?
Mason Lino or Chad Townsend?
Konrad Hurrell starting?
What are your predictions for the Warriors when it comes to the upcoming 2015 season?
Thread is two-fold.
1) Vote on where you think the Warriors will finish this season.
2) Post in the thread your selection for the following categories:
Player of the year:
Player that will disappoint the most:
Top Try Scorer:
Team biggest strength:
Team biggest weakness:
Feel free to add any additional categories you wish.
Note - a NRL predictions thread for 2015 exists here - http://www.nzwarriors.com/threads/2015-season-predictions.40391/
Read an interesting article that touched on this and didnt know where to stick it. Certainly didnt deserve to be put in the first 2 threads that where more to do with the club culture during Matt Elliott's time.
To find the first two parts follow the link. Most discussion has happened around really periods of the club so hopefully this thread wont see a lot of action.
Anyway. Onto the article. Probably the best behind the scenes articles Ive read on the club...
Game day: Behind the scenes of the Warriors
5:00 AM Tuesday Jul 14, 2015
Herald rugby writer Wynne Gray gets a flavour of the...