Warriors Womens 2018 General Discussion

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    Laura Mariu to lead Vodafone Warriors women's team
    Richard Becht & Photosport.nz
    Wed 8 Aug 2018, 03:59 PM

    Head coach Luisa Avaiki has today announced current Kiwi Ferns captain Laura Mariu will lead the Vodafone Warriors in the new NRL women’s premiership next month.

    The legendary Mariu began her international career in 2000 and captained the Kiwi Ferns in last year’s women’s Rugby League World Cup final against the Jillaroos.

    The 37-year-old Mariu has again underlined her leadership abilities this year by guiding the Counties Manukau Stingrays to success in the women’s national tournament and also savouring victory with the Manurewa Wahine in the Auckland women’s premiership.


    “It wasn’t a difficult choice given Laura’s experience and all her achievements in rugby league,” said Avaiki.

    “It was a pleasure asking her to take the role with the first Vodafone Warriors team in this inaugural NRL women’s premiership.

    “Laura’s our most-decorated women’s player who has consistently achieved the highest honours in the game.

    “She’s very capable, has served rugby league in this country with distinction and was always going to be the best choice for our team.

    “She’s a dedicated, loyal and genuine team-mate who is well respected by her peers. She leads by example and demonstrates sound leadership in her playing ability, too.”

    Previously with the Papakura Sisters, Mariu has played in each of the five women’s World Cup tournaments played so far – the first three all won by the Kiwi Ferns – and also represented the Kiwi Ferns in each of their three appearances at the NRL Nines at Eden Park in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

    Mariu’s contribution to rugby league was recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours when she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM).

    Along with Vodafone Warriors team-mate Apii Nicholls, Mariu is now a constable with the New Zealand Police in the Counties Manukau district.

    LAURA MARIU

    Born: December 2, 1980
    Birthplace: Auckland, NZ
    Club: Manurewa Marlins
    Position: Loose forward/halfback
    Rep Honours: Kiwi Ferns (2000-2018), World Cup (2000, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2017), NRL Nines (2015, 2016, 2017), Counties Manukau Stingrays
    Occupation: Constable, New Zealand Police

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    Avaiki confirms line-up to face Auckland
    Richard Becht & Photosport.nz
    Thu 9 Aug 2018, 04:58 PM

    Trailblazing head coach Luisa Avaiki is buzzing about the prospect of the Vodafone Warriors women’s team making its debut against Auckland in the first leg of tomorrow night’s Women in League double header at Mount Smart Stadium (6.00pm kick-off).

    A little more than a week after being named, the Vodafone Warriors warm up for the inaugural NRL women’s premiership with a trial that gives Avaiki a chance to see how the team shapes up.

    The occasion sees the club’s men’s and women’s teams sharing the bill on a night when history is made.

    “This is so totally special,” said Avaiki.

    “We all feel so privileged. It was my hope that one day this would happen, that we would be able to have a first-grade women’s team let alone being able to play a match on the same night as our first-grade men’s team.”

    Avaiki today named a trial line-up which features an all-Kiwi Ferns spine with New Zealand Rugby League 2017 women’s player of the year Apii Nicholls at fullback, just-confirmed captain Laura Mariu and Georgia Hale in the halves and Krystal Rota at hooker.

    The name Papali’i is in the starting second row in this match and also in the NRL contest to follow with 41-year-old former Kiwi Fern Lorina wearing the No 12 jersey for the women’s team and son Isaiah in jersey No 11 when the men take on Newcastle in the NRL match.

    WOMEN’S TRIAL
    Vodafone Warriors v AUCKLAND
    6.00pm, Friday, August 10, 2018
    Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

    1 APII NICHOLLS
    2 LANGI VEAINU
    3 SHONTELLE WOODMAN
    4 AMBER KANI
    5 HILDA MARIU
    6 LAURA MARIU (c)
    7 GEORGIA HALE
    8 ANNETTA-CLAUDIA NUUAUSALA
    9 KRYSTAL ROTA
    10 AIESHALEIGH SMALLEY
    11 TANIKA-JAZZ NOBLE-BELL
    12 LORINA PAPALI’I
    13 LUISA GAGO

    14 CRYSTAL TAMARUA
    15 KAHURANGI PETERS
    16 LISA EDWARDS
    17 SUI TAUASA-PAUARAISA
    18 RAQUEL ANDERSON-PITMAN
    20 SARINA CLARK
    21 VA’ANESSA MOLIA-FRASER

    HEAD COACH | LUISA AVAIKI

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    Vodafone Warriors women under way with big win
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    Sat 11 Aug 2018, 07:34 AM

    Resplendent in the just-arrived new Vodafone Warriors kit, the club’s trailblazing women’s team announced its arrival on the rugby league scene with a 32-4 win over Auckland in a trial at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday night.

    The debut appearance in the Women in League round generated plenty of interest with a good-sized crowd arriving early for the first leg of a double header which was followed by the Vodafone Warriors taking on Newcastle.

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    The women proved too strong for Auckland as they started their preparation for the inaugural NRL women’s premiership.


    They started with five first-half tries to lead 26-0 at the break and, despite a much-improved showing in the second 40, Auckland couldn’t find a way back into the match.

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    Manurewa Marlins centre Amber Kani opened the scoring on five minutes, after being put into a gap by veteran forward Lorina Papali’i, before the Luisa Avaiki-coached side struck twice in quick succession to make it 18-0 with the accurate boot of Apii Nicholls converting all three tries.

    A breakaway effort from Tanika-Jazz Noble-Bell was followed by a Langi Veainu try down the left flank.

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    Hilda Mariu and Nicholls added further scores before the break to give the hosts a comfortable lead.

    Auckland came out in the second half with new-found intensity and after just 12 minutes got on the board via a bumping carry from Kararaina Wira-Kohu, which saw her drag multiple defenders over the line with her.

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    Any hopes of a comeback were soon thwarted though, with interchange back Sarina Clark (Fiso) slicing through for her side’s sixth try just eight minutes later, with Nicholls converting to leave the final score at 32-4.

    The two sides will meet again on August 25 – this time on Mount Smart Stadium No 2, as the Vodafone Warriors build towards the kick-off of the NRL women’s premiership next month.

    MATCH DETAILS

    At Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

    Vodafone Warriors 32 (Amber Kani, Hilda Mariu, Langi Veainu, Tanika-Jazz Noble-Bell, Apii Nicholls, Sarina Fiso tries; Apii Nicholls 4 conversions).

    Auckland 4 (Kararaina Wira-Kohu try).

    Referee: Rochelle Tamarua.

    Teams:

    Vodafone Warriors | Apii Nicholls; Langi Veainu, Shontelle Woodman, Amber Kani, Hilda Mariu; Laura Mariu (c), Georgia Hale; Annetta-Claudia Nuuausala, Krystal Rota, Aieshaleigh Smalley; Tanika-Jazz Noble-Bell, Lorina Papali’I; Luisa Gago. Interchange: Crystal Tamarua, Kahurangi Peters, Lisa Edwards, Sui Tauasa-Pauaraisa, Raquel Anderson-Pitman, Sarina Clark, Va’anessa Molia-Fraser.

    Auckland | Christyl Stowers; Ma'atuleio Fotu-Moala, Metanoia Fotu-Moala, Kerehitina Matua, Kaylen Ikitule; Jonsal Tautari, Katarina Allen; Billy-Jane Ale (co-captain), Cesca Luafalealo (co-captain), Aleasha Brider; Ruth Vae, Meleloata Toki; Awhina Marsh. Interchange:Margarette Nena, Chantelle Schofield, Iriana Huriwai-Susulu, Amber-Paris Hall, Kararaina Wira-Kohu, Paige Irimana, Shannon Muru, Jhana Magele.

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    Thats the jersey they will be wearing in the comp??
     
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    I enjoyed the game. Good skill. Thought the ref did a good job too.
     
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    listened to coach Luisa after that game, she should be doing Kearneys interviews. Professional. articulate, candid...measured, everything our StststStephen is not.
     
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    :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious: You're a cunt lol.

    Heard that interview and it was refreshing to say the least...

    I believe so. Not sure if they have a home and away. That may have been the away as Auckland wore their home jersey...