Gameday Rabbitohs vs Warriors Gameday Chatter [Round 24, 2017]

Discussion in 'General Warriors Discussion' started by mt.wellington, Aug 18, 2017.



  1. Rabbitohs

  2. South Sydney

Results are only viewable after voting.
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. mt.wellington
    Posts:
    18,905
    Likes:
    33,885
    Join:
    Jun 21, 2012

    mt.wellington ABOVE THE LINE

    Rabbitohs vs Warriors Gameday Chatter [Round 24, 2017]

    Media has been hidden. Please Register to view.

    Rabbitohs v Warriors: Schick Preview

    Wed 16 Aug, 2017, 10:00am
    By Corey Rosser‌, New Zealand Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com
    Link has been hidden. Please Register to view.
    Media has been hidden. Please Register to view.

    Schick Hydro Preview: Rabbitohs v Warriors
    ANZ Stadium
    Friday, 6pm AEDT, 8pm NZT

    Sitting next to each other on the NRL Telstra Premiership ladder after 23 Rounds, the South Sydney Rabbitohs and Warriors meet this Friday in a battle to try and restore some pride in what has been an underwhelming 2017.

    The Bunnies come off a convincing 28-14 defeat of the Canterbury Bulldogs, their second win on the hop, while the Warriors crashed to a sixth-consecutive defeat in copping a 36-16 hammering against the Canberra Raiders last week.

    After his surprise benching last week, Angus Crichton returns to the back row, with captain Sam Burgess shifting to prop.

    Zane Musgrove will play from the bench in an otherwise settled line up for coach Michael Maguire.

    For the Warriors, Stephen Kearney has shifted Mason Lino back to the reserves, with Ata Hingano to start in the No.7 jersey alongside Kieran Foran, who was a late withdrawal last week with a shoulder complaint.

    A suspension to Ben Matulino stretches the Warriors' forward resources even further this week, with Sam Lisone to start in his place and Charlie Gubb coming onto the bench.

    The match will see Jacob Lillyman make his 250th career appearance.

    Why the Rabbitohs can win:
    One thing the Bunnies have right now is genuine attacking strike, and it's all through their team. At the back Alex Johnston can't stop scoring, with four tries in his last three games and a strike rate of almost one a game this season, while both he and five-eighth Cody Walker sit in the NRL's top 10 for line breaks made. Over the last three weeks the Rabbitohs have made a combined 14 line breaks and averaged 24 points per game. The Warriors' defence is in for a test.

    Why the Warriors can win:
    They were soundly beaten last up, but the Warriors showed enough against Canberra to suggest there's some quality football left in them. Last week the Kiwi outfit completed at 84 per cent, the third-best rate among all teams in Round 23, gave away the fewest penalties and had the second-highest metres run, averaging 49 per set. If they can make a positive start and build some belief, the Warriors are capable of troubling Souths.

    The History:
    Played 30; Rabbitohs 12; Warriors 18. These two sides haven't seen much of each other in recent times, with only three meetings since 2013. The Warriors are probably OK with that, given they have lost five in a row against the Rabbitohs. Souths haven't played the Warriors in Sydney since 2011, which was also the only time the Kiwi side have beaten the Bunnies on the road since 2008.

    What are the odds:
    The Warriors are the least supported team of the round with Sportsbet, and 98 per cent of the money has been with South Sydney. There are more bets on the Rabbitohs 13+ than all of the other winning margins combined.

    Match officials:
    Referee: Chris Sutton. Assistant referee: Chris Butler. Sideline officials: Nick Morel and Rickey McFarlane. Review official: Bryan Norrie. Senior review official: Ashley Klein.

    Televised:
    Fox Sports – Live coverage from 2pm. Sky Sports - Live coverage from 4pm.

    NRL.com predicts:
    Neither team inspires a lot of confidence when it comes to tipping, but as each week passes it's becoming harder to find a reason to think the Warriors can win. South Sydney have more quality and their confidence is in much better shape. Rabbitohs by 16.

    Link has been hidden. Please Register to view.
     

  2. gpred
    Posts:
    239
    Likes:
    436
    Join:
    Sep 23, 2016

    gpred 1st Grade Fringe

    love the poll :)
     
  3. drunk_monk
    Posts:
    715
    Likes:
    421
    Join:
    May 15, 2014

    drunk_monk 1st Grade Fringe

    How do I give the poll a funny +1?

    Also what do we do when the Warriors win by 18?
    Can't make the 8 so preparing for next year?
    A candles last flickers before it goes out?

    Excuse me I'm tired so I'm a touch grumpy.
     
  4. WellingtonOrca
    Posts:
    464
    Likes:
    597
    Join:
    Aug 14, 2012

    WellingtonOrca 1st Grade Fringe

    Sam Burgess is out.
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List
  5. gpred
    Posts:
    239
    Likes:
    436
    Join:
    Sep 23, 2016

    gpred 1st Grade Fringe

    I bet he just can't be bothered playing the Warriors ;)
     
  6. jonno
    Posts:
    7,793
    Likes:
    6,678
    Join:
    Jul 13, 2014

    jonno Warriors 1st Grader

    Come on you bunch of deadbeat losers. Get us that victory.
     
  7. Inruin
    Posts:
    6,375
    Likes:
    9,528
    Join:
    May 19, 2012

    Inruin Walk Them Out

    This is the the time that the Warriors will let me down again......

    If the Rabbits don't win and win well, the kids and I could be sleeping in the car for the foreseeable future (which can then be blamed obviously on the National Government)

    Knowing the Warriors they will probably turn up and smash the Bunnies
     
  8. koolkat
    Posts:
    2,616
    Likes:
    1,927
    Join:
    May 18, 2012

    koolkat Get rid of the rot Contributor

    Wow are team looks like shit on paper too now.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2017

  9. Jordan G
    Posts:
    0
    Likes:
    0
    Join:

    Jordan G Guest

    Gimme a meh - Meh!

    Gimme a.........

    Ahhh fuck it.
     
  10. koolkat
    Posts:
    2,616
    Likes:
    1,927
    Join:
    May 18, 2012

    koolkat Get rid of the rot Contributor

    Hurry up and sell,fucking start over
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List
  11. The Cheap Seats
    Posts:
    305
    Likes:
    418
    Join:
    May 18, 2015

    The Cheap Seats 1st Grade Fringe

    I always had my suspicions, but I thought he would wait until retirement to announce.

    I couldn't be happier for the guy.
     
  12. Matulino#1
    Posts:
    1,030
    Likes:
    2,086
    Join:
    May 10, 2012

    Matulino#1 1st Grade Fringe

    Look on the bright side - I'm coming very close to winning the tipping comp I'm in so the less 50/50 games the better.

    Lets Gone Souffs
     
  13. BeastMode
    Posts:
    3,345
    Likes:
    4,029
    Join:
    Mar 7, 2015

    BeastMode Warriors 1st Grader

    Its not how you start

    Its how you finish

    Go strong Warriors
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List
  14. eric
    Posts:
    810
    Likes:
    1,165
    Join:
    May 27, 2015

    eric 1st Grade Fringe

    Angus Crichton's gonna carve us up. Especially Afoa. Ahwell it'll all be over soon
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List
  15. Diesel
    Posts:
    1,081
    Likes:
    1,167
    Join:
    Nov 7, 2014

    Diesel 1st Grade Fringe

    Warriors to win tonight. I just put a $20 on Rabbits h2h and another on 13+, my luck with betting is shithouse.
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List
  16. BiggerD
    Posts:
    818
    Likes:
    762
    Join:
    May 15, 2012

    BiggerD 1st Grade Fringe

    Call me crazy , but I think the Warriors have a good chance..:wacky:
    Souths record without Sammy Burgess is bad.
    Very Strong Winds in Sydney today..blowing up to 70khm
    Lots of All Black supporters in Sydney for Bledisloe.. some may go to the Warriors game
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 2
    • List
  17. Dunedin warrior
    Posts:
    518
    Likes:
    1,255
    Join:
    Nov 10, 2014

    Dunedin warrior 1st Grade Fringe

    Have we won a game without Johnson in the last 6 years? Rabbitohs by plenty
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 2
    • List
  18. jonno
    Posts:
    7,793
    Likes:
    6,678
    Join:
    Jul 13, 2014

    jonno Warriors 1st Grader

    Last time was with the current premiership winning half Chad Townsend and Wigan Champion/Kiwis Rep Thomas Leuluai in the halves.

    Tonight we've got a wreck of a former great player and a 20 year old... Not looking good.
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List
  19. BeastMode
    Posts:
    3,345
    Likes:
    4,029
    Join:
    Mar 7, 2015

    BeastMode Warriors 1st Grader

    Geeze is this a Warriors or Scouff Sydney forum?

    FFS

    support the boys - at least until kick of then its open season on their arses
     
  20. Mr Frank White
    Posts:
    1,671
    Likes:
    2,401
    Join:
    May 19, 2012

    Mr Frank White 1st Grade Fringe

    Most likely Souffs by 18+. BUT this is one of those games the Warriors could jag a crazy 20+ point win
     
    • Like/Agree Like/Agree x 1
    • List

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.