Gameday Warriors vs Sharks Gameday Chatter [Round 21, 2017]

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  1. mt.wellington
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    Warriors vs Sharks Gameday Chatter [Round 21, 2017]

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    Warriors v Sharks: Schick Preview
    Wed 26 Jul, 2017, 12:00pm
    By Corey Rosser‌, New Zealand Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com
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    Schick Hydro Preview: Warriors v Sharks
    Mount Smart Stadium
    Friday, 8pm NZT, 6pm AEDT


    As the Sharks circle the NRL Telstra Premiership top four, D-Day looms for the Warriors ahead of Friday night's clash in Auckland.

    Sitting in 12th position, now six points outside of the top eight, the Warriors will run out at Mount Smart Stadium with three-straight losses behind them, while their opponents this week come off a 26-12 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    Coach Stephen Kearney has maintained the same 17 who went down 24-12 to the Cowboys in Townsville last week, and given they have won only once on the road all year, this home match shapes as a must win if they are to stay in contention for an improbable finals appearance.

    The Sharkies have a forced change, with Blues five-eighth James Maloney out due to a hand injury and Fa'amanu Brown to wear the No.6 in his place.

    James Segeyaro starts at hooker, while coach Shane Flanagan welcomes Jack Bird back in the centres.

    Why the Warriors can win: They are a different beast at home in 2017, and currently possess the NRL's second-best home record with six wins from nine matches on New Zealand soil, while at Mount Smart Stadium they have lost just twice this season. At home the Warriors average 20.5 points scored, compared to 18.4 on the road, and leak 20.1 on average at home, 4.3 less than their away average.

    Why the Sharks can win: The Cronulla forwards have been dominating all year, and will be coming up against a Warriors' pack who have struggled all season and this week are without one of their best performers in James Gavet (broken arm). The Sharks sit third in the competition in terms of metres gained this year, averaging 1644 per match, and last week they had big men Andrew Fifita, Matt Prior, Wade Graham, Paul Gallen and Jason Bukuya all run for over 95 metres individually.

    The History: Played 36; Warriors 16; Sharks 20. Cronulla have tasted victory in seven of their last nine meetings with the Warriors, including the two most recent examples. But these have been very close encounters of late, with five of the last six decided by four points or less. The Sharkies have won in three of their last four visits to Mount Smart Stadium.

    What are the odds: The Warriors have been the least supported team of the round with Sportsbet. An incredible 98 per cent of the money is with the Sharks at relatively backable odds. Around three-quarters of the bets at the line have been on Cronulla as well, where they're conceding the points start.

    Match officials: Referee: Matt Cecchin. Assistant referee: Gavin Reynolds. Sideline officials: Chris McMillan and Russell Turner. Review official: Bryan Norrie. Senior review official: Jared Maxwell.

    Televised: Fox Sports – Live coverage from 6pm. Sky Sports - Live coverage from 8pm.

    NRL.com predicts: The Sharks have put themselves right in the mix as the home stretch approaches, while the Warriors conversely look set for another slow and painful exit from finals contention. With their superior presence through the middle of the park, and the fact that the Warriors are missing some key talent, Cronulla will have too much on Friday night. Sharks by 14.

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    Oh dear.
    Never mind. It will all be over soon :( Only a handful of weeks of suffering left
     
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    I've heard that Satae has a slight niggle and a decision going to made today if he drops of the bench and Bell takes his place.
     
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    You never hear about Simon Mannering missing a game because of a "slight niggle".

    I reckon it's just the coaching staff trying to justify their midget forward pack policy to us.
     
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    This may be hard to understand but even the All Blacks will pull named players before a game if they're injured and can't play. Satae has been given a chance to show he's able to play. But then I guess a money trading fork lift driver would know far more than the Warriors medical staff :banghead::banghead::banghead:
     
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    Bell is a good replacement. Small in statue but agressive and has a decent motor on him.
     
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    Year but you said they said slight niggle. It makes him sound soft.

    I wouldn't take a day off from my humble forklift job with a slight niggle. But I guess warriors players in all their magisty can't afford to hurt themselves so would go home sick if they cut their little finger with a butter knife.
     
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    Look, forget it.

    He's soft and from now on when someone posts a player has been replaced when I've heard he hasn't but is going to be accessed today to see if he will play, I'll just keep it to myself - and laugh at the idiocy of fools on here with their conspiracy theories.

    And you guys wonder why people like me post less and less about what we know is actually happening in the club.

    I'm out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    You don't need a decent motor if you only get 10 mins. He will be off before he is warm
     
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    Brings back to mind the old Monty Python 'Just a flesh wound' gag mate.
     
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    WARNING: Public Health Advisory.
    Frustration kills.

    Jonno claims another victim.
     
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    6 games to go so I am wishing and hoping and praying that we will win by 6 As they say Dreams are free Go hard tonight Boys :);)
     
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    True, but would you if you knew if you aggravated that slight niggle it'd become a lot more serious? I agree the term sounds like a 1mm shaving cut but who'd know really and the club don't want to say "Chris has twinged his left shoulder so Sharkie players, that's the part of him you want to smash merry hell out of as much as you can!"?
     
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    Call it a draw?
     
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    Out of curiosity what would a "slight" niggle be for a forklift driver? Swollen butt cheek? Athlete's foot? Hand cramp?
     
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    Your funny:(
     
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    they should all have decent engines at this level, but against the sharkies more size is needed !!

    either way i hope he plays well when he is on
     
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    6 more exhibition games before the hardest pre-season ever? that many?

    Its Friday everyone!! get out there and enjoy your last few hours of the weekend before the Warriors ruin it again.
     
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    I'm excited to see James Bell have a go.
    Lots of energy, aggressive , lacks some size but makes up for it with his enthusiasm
     

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