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Recently, there has been a lot of discussion relating to Matthew Elliot&#039;s use of the interchange bench.<br /> <br /> Points of particular interest:<br /> <br /> A) Using a defensive lock off the bench (Todd Lowrie) for relatively high minutes, presumably as a close-out tactic.<br /> <br /> B) Having a winger / centre / second rower utility (Dominique Peyroux) as either an energy injection or safeguard for a tiring Hurrell or left on the bench for the full 80.<br /> <br /> C) Using one of the starting props as a battering ram then benching him the remaining 65 minutes (Matagi) or returning him for the final 10-15 (Packer).<br /> <br /> D) No longer utilising an attacking / spine player (Pita Godinet) off the bench.<br /> <br /> E) Often operating with only 1 prop on the field.<br /> <br /> This weekend (with Rapira and Matulino named to start versus Wests Tigers) we will have a bench chosen from:<br /> http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/8930448/Packer-and-Gubb-ruled-out-of-Warriors-squad<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> Interchange:<br /> Jacob Lillyman<br /> Todd Lowrie<br /> Dominique Peyroux<br /> Ngani Laumape<br /> Suaia Matagi <br /> Sam Lousi<br /> ----------<br /> Will Elliot mix things up and include Ngani Laumape? He&#039;s a popular choice among fans, but will he offer the versatility of Peyroux? You&#039;d have to say there is no chance of both of them being on the bench.<br /> <br /> Will Todd Lowrie continue to raise the ire of fans as a defensive player who seems to come on to replace Mateo? This move at times makes sense to me, but unless we have a huge lead I view it as a negative and utterly unnecessary tactic.<br /> <br /> Will we see something entirely different in Sam Lousi off the bench as an attacking forward, presumably subbing for Mateo?<br /> <br /> Is Elliot&#039;s use of Lowrie simply following the current trend among NRL sides&#039; use of the interchange bench....?<br /> <br /> http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/stuart-raper-explains-the-reason-why-were-heading-for-an-nrl-season-full-of-record-shutouts/story-fn2mcuj6-1226618638075#.UecaRdKnDYF<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> <br /> ----------<br /> Season 2013 has already produc



Warriors Use Of The Interchange Bench (lowrie's Last Stand)

Updated Aug 11, 2013
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Recently, there has been a lot of discussion relating to Matthew Elliot's use of the interchange bench.

Points of particular interest:

A) Using a defensive lock off the bench (Todd Lowrie) for relatively high minutes, presumably as a close-out tactic.

B) Having a winger / centre / second rower utility (Dominique Peyroux) as either an energy injection or safeguard for a tiring Hurrell or left on the bench for the full 80.

C) Using one of the starting props as a battering ram then benching him the remaining 65 minutes (Matagi) or returning him for the final 10-15 (Packer).

D) No longer utilising an attacking / spine player (Pita Godinet) off the bench.

E) Often operating with only 1 prop on the field.

This weekend (with Rapira and Matulino named to start versus Wests Tigers) we will have a bench chosen from:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/8930448/Packer-and-Gubb-ruled-out-of-Warriors-squad

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Interchange:
Jacob Lillyman
Todd Lowrie
Dominique Peyroux
Ngani Laumape
Suaia Matagi
Sam Lousi
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Will Elliot mix things up and include Ngani Laumape? He's a popular choice among fans, but will he offer the versatility of Peyroux? You'd have to say there is no chance of both of them being on the bench.

Will Todd Lowrie continue to raise the ire of fans as a defensive player who seems to come on to replace Mateo? This move at times makes sense to me, but unless we have a huge lead I view it as a negative and utterly unnecessary tactic.

Will we see something entirely different in Sam Lousi off the bench as an attacking forward, presumably subbing for Mateo?

Is Elliot's use of Lowrie simply following the current trend among NRL sides' use of the interchange bench....?

http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/nrl-premiership/stuart-raper-explains-the-reason-why-were-heading-for-an-nrl-season-full-of-record-shutouts/story-fn2mcuj6-1226618638075#.UecaRdKnDYF

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