Friday, February 29, 2008

Warriors lose final trial to Manly

Well its been a fairly lacklustre trial campaign with the only win vs a non-NRL Auckland side, the Warriors going down on Friday night away to the Manly Sea-Eagles 24-16.

As always one can't read too much into trial results as the teams try out a lot of subs and combinations and generally don't always play to win.

There little to add other than that this was Tate's first game in a Warriors jersey and Aidan Kirk and Hohaiha split duties at fallback.

As for me - I am doing a 10k run down at Clapham Common on Sunday so that should be interesting - and immediately following that I shall be flying out to Cairo for a series of meetings on Monday and Tuesday. Hope you all have a pleasant weekend - only two weeks to go until Warriors kick off Cleary Year III vs the Storm on a Monday night.

For a guide as to the Storm's current form (and latest squad) I note that the Storm are in the UK tonight to play in the world club challenge vs Leeds Rhinos. Strangely the NRL champs typically lose this game because of the jet lag and the timeing at the begining of the new NRL season but mid-way through the British season. Its a bit of a non-event actually as far as the NRL concerns, but that does not mean I don't I long for the day when the Warriors play in this game.


thehoff said...

where the ^%&^% is the tipping comp matt?

Matt said...

Mate - I am trying to set one up on SMH League HQ - you should have got an email from me about it by now. That said I don't rate their tipping website - virtualsuper14 etc puts it to shame - why can't there be a decent NRL tipping website?

Pete said...

Hey Matt,

I run a site called Leaguist ( which is a multi-sport tipping site. While we didn't have the ability to do the NRL this season, we will next year - so what would make a kick-butt NRL tipping comp for you guys?