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Pick Your Team 2018 Rnd 2 - Warriors vs Titans
After the Round 1 game against the Rabbitohs at nib Stadium do you want to see any changes for the Round 2 double header game against the Gold Coast Titans at Mt Smart Stadium?
Any new injury concerns?
Any returning players?
Any tweaks to the bench?
2018 Round 1 - Rabbitohs vs Warriors Post Match Discussion
Rabbitohs ? vs ? New Zealand Warriors
nib Stadium, Perth
Thread to share your thoughts on the Round 1 game between the New Zealand Warriors and Rabbitohs after the match. Name your Man of the Match, discuss the coach, captain, starting team, bench, opposition, game tactics, substitutions, errors (or lack thereof), penalties (or lack thereof) highs, lows, refs etc...
Rabbitohs vs Warriors Gameday Chatter [Round 1, 2018]
NRL 2018 Round 1 - Warriors vs Rabbitohs TEAM LIST
NZWF Official thread for the 2018 Round 1 Warriors team list and discussion...
The official team list will be posted as soon as it becomes available...
DRAGONS V BRONCOS
Thursday, March 8, at Jubilee Oval, 7:50pm (AEDT)
Dragons mail: Matt Dufty will start at fullback with Tariq Sims to fill the void in the backrow left by Manly recruit Joel Thompson.
Broncos mail: Jamayne Isaako will start on the wing with Jordan Kahu playing centre. The Courier Mail is reporting Sam Thaiday will start at hooker as cover for Andrew McCullough who is returning from an ACL injury.
KNIGHTS V SEA EAGLES
Friday, March 9, at McDonald Jones Stadium, 6pm (AEDT)
Knights mail: Mitch Barnett returns from injury to start at lock. Slade Griffin gets the nod as starting hooker with Danny Levi on the bench.
Sea Eagles mail: Lachlan Croker will start in the halves alongside Daly Cherry-Evans. Matt Wright is believed to have the edge on Brad Parker to fill the...
WithNate Roache now confirmed as out for the season , the back up hooker to Issac Luke will be interesting:
Sam Cooke - seems to have this spot cemented for round 1. I watched him play a bit in the lower grades and thought he was an adequate footballer, but has had a solid off season and has the backing of Steve Kearney. I thought he was very average in the Storm game with sloppy service but bounced back against the Titans. Is his defence up to it?
Mania Cherrington - Has dropped down further in the rankings which is a surprise as was knocking on the first grade door last year. He was a stand out for the reserves last year
Karl Lawton - like a good comedian, timing is everything and he has arrived into Akld at the right time.
Jazz Tevita - we all know he can swear, having seen...
Titans utility signed and two players upgraded
Thu 1 Mar 2018, 03:09 PM
Gold Coast utility Karl Lawton has today been signed by the Vodafone Warriors while hooker Sam Cook and highly-promising fullback Hayze Perham have had their contracts upgraded ahead of the 2018 NRL season starting next week.
Vodafone Warriors general manager football Brian Smith said Cook and Perham had been rewarded for their performances in the preseason and the club’s NRL trials while the 22-year-old Lawton has been secured on a two-year deal.
Capable of playing in the outside backs, hooker and loose forward, Lawton has made 12 NRL appearances since his debut against the Vodafone Warriors in 2016, an occasion which ended in disappointment when he broke his leg.
He recovered to turn out 11...
Hi all i wanted to start a discussion on what Strategy you would like to see the warriors employ to beat each team weekly.
I got the idea from reading this article:
Stat Attack: The glaring chink in Rabbitohs' defensive armour
in short according to the article the Bunnies are crap at defending attacking kicks. Now this may be because of their traditionally large pack and happiness to give up a penalty to stop a try, meaning that its a way to get around them, or maybe they just dont scramble well.
If i was SK and knew about this (as im sure he does) I would be drafting a strategy to take advantage of it. My concern is that Ken is not showing reliable hands, which means that...
Pick Your Team 2018 Rnd 1 - Rabbitohs vs Warriors
Running a new season competition to get us off on the right note. Most will be familiar with this comp which we run annually. Rules are simple.
Name your starting 17 and if you get it correct with the official Round 1 list announced by the club you win a 2018 jersey of your choice. Please read the full terms and conditions before entering. READING IS KEY.
Entries close 11:30pm Sunday 4th March 2018. Any entries after that will be voided.
All players must be named 1-17 in exactly the order they play on Saturday (10/02/18). If a player is named #18 in the #4 spot they will be considered as #4. Order is more important than number.
Only open to members who have been part of the forum for 3 months and made 50+ posts.
This will be interesting to see. From the NZ Herald this morning.
NRL: Gritty Warriors documentary will give fans a behind the scenes look into the club's pre-season
The Warriors training ethic and methods have long been questioned by fans and critics but a gritty new documentary reveals the work the NRL club has put in towards achieving success after six seasons of bitter disappointment.
Sky Sports have been given unprecedented access into the club's inner sanctum to film a raw and largely uncensored two-part documentary titled Pre-Season With The Warriors, that goes behind the scenes showing the efforts gone to by the players, coaching staff and management in preparing for their upcoming premiership campaign.
Fans will enjoy seeing exactly how hard the players have been made to...
Johnson wants to bring back 'Warriors football'
It was the term that once made them one of the most entertaining sides to watch and halfback Shaun Johnson promises a return to "Warriors football" following a lacklustre 2017.
Several of the Warriors' stats last season point to them being a top-four, or at least a top-eight side, which they have not been since their 2011 grand final appearance.
In areas that would please any NRL coach, they finished last season with the highest overall completion rate at 79.7%, and the equal-fewest errors with 225 (9.4 per game) - ahead of even the ever-disciplined Melbourne Storm in both categories.
The Warriors averaged the fifth-most metres gained...
Was wanting to get opinions, ideas and comments on what fans would like to see improved in terms of memberships, membership packs, pregame game events, game day experience, after match functions etc.
Basically the club are trying to engage with fans more and try get more people to become members, get along to games and improve the game day experience of fans.
Any useful relevant comments and ideas will be raised on your behalf with Warriors Fan Engagement Manager Aaron Lawton and CEO Cameron George at an upcoming meeting
Warriors Injury Thread 2018
Current Injury List
Blake Ayshford - Back - Round 3
Gerard Beale - Leg - Round 4
Junior Pauga - Knee - Mid-season
Simon Mannering - Shoulder - Week-to-week proposition
Nathaniel Roache - Back - Out for season
King Vuniyayawa - Eye - Round 5
Isaiah Papali'i - Knee - Round 8-9
Karl Lawton - Shoulder - Round 4-5
No Longer Injured
James Gavet - Broken Arm - Trial game vs Storm
Agnatuis Paasi - Medial strain - ISP Round 1
Vodafone Warriors sign ex-Wigan centre Gelling
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 11:02 AM
Anthony Gelling, who recently returned to Auckland after six seasons in England, has been signed by the Vodafone Warriors on a one-year contract.
After being given an early release by the Wigan Warriors, the Cook Islands international was invited to train with the Vodafone Warriors this week.
“It’s a stroke of luck for us that Anthony has come back,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney.
“He proved himself in the Super League and has immediately impressed us at training this week.
“We’re thrilled we’ve been able to add him to our squad. He brings size and some special skills, providing further depth and increasing competition among our outside backs.”
In his six...
Hayze Perham commits to the New Zealand Warriors
21 Sep, 2017 8:00am
PROFESSIONAL: Rotorua Boys' High School first XV captain Hayze Perham has signed for NRL side the New Zealand Warriors. PHOTO/STEPHEN PARKER
Things might be looking up for the New Zealand Warriors as they have signed a young Rotorua player with all the makings of a future superstar.
It has been a tough couple of years for the Auckland-based NRL side, but this month they confirmed the signing of 18-year-old Rotorua Boys' High School first XV captain Hayze Perham.
"Obviously I know how big a change it will be going from schoolboy rugby to a professional lifestyle, so it is daunting but exciting as well," Perham told the Rotorua Daily Post.
"I've been playing rugby and league through school, but knew I had to decide...
Warriors Player Roster and Contracts - 2018
Your one stop shop for all the latest news on Warriors contracts, contract length and signing news. All news is current at the time of posting. Feel free to PM and admin if any errors are spotted.
Thank you Vancent for your help in compiling this list...
2018 Vodafone Warriors Player Roster
Adam Blair, Agnatius Paasi, Albert Vete, Bunty Afoa, Chris Satae, Isaiah Papali'i, Issac Luke, James Bell, James Gavet, Jazz Tevaga, Karl Lawton, Leivaha Pulu, Ligi Sao, Nathaniel Roache, Patrick Sipley, Peta Hiku, Sam Lisone, Simon Mannering, Tohu Harris.
Anthony Gelling, Ata Hingano, Blake Ayshford, Blake Green, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, David Fusitua, Gerard Beale, Hayze Perham, Junior Pauga, Ken Maumalo, Manaia Cherrington, Mason...
I thought I would take this opportunity to wish All Good Wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all Warriors Fans.
I have very much enjoyed the many Laughs, good humour shown by the fans on this site as well as the intense (at times) Forums and Discussions throughout the year, even though our team has failed to ignite on the field, I still look forward to the new season ahead.
From here in Brisbane with my close Family, but still missing my Dad in Auckland (a huge Warriors Fan), may you, your Family and Friends be SAFE and ENJOY this special time of year.
I thought to pass the off season, it would be interesting to hear some of the lighter stories of your experiences about league as a player, fan, coach, etc.
To start it off, my father was a staunch union supporter but didn't hate league - just couldn't be bothered with the "five tackles and kick" game as he used to describe it.
One day, I told him how excited I was about a team from NZ finally getting a team into the Winfield Cup but he reckoned there was a south island team already there.
When I asked him where from, he said "Christchurch - the Canterbury Bulldogs".
Funny thing is, he decided he'd watch the first game against the Broncos with me - and was hooked on league for the rest of his life!!!
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