Thursday, July 15, 2010
Sad to see Isaac John lost for the season as he has been something of a revelation but its great to have the experience of Seymour back in the side to partner Maloney.
The return of Tate, Locke and Hohaia I am just not sure about. Yes they are all quality experienced starters but we have to weigh that against the disruption to what has been a winning unit caused by their return. Cleary knows what he is doing however and there were some tired players after last weeks heroics so we have to bank that the freshness of the returning senior players can galvanise the side to lift against what will be a very challenging Storm side.
Am looking forward to the Storm game Saturday where I will be joining the Wellington Warrior at Mt Smart once more. My only worry is that the TAB has placed the Warriors as favourites for this match. That is never a good sign. Particularly when this is a full strength Storm side who smashed us last time we played them. We have to hope that pyshologically the Storm just aren't up for this game which will be played in the cold and wet at Mt Smart (forecast is rain for game time again).
I would say right now Maloney and Lewis Brown are battling for Warriors player of the year honours.
In transfer news it looks like Matai is keen to join the Warriors for next season so that should give us even more depth.
Everything is looking bright for the Warriors. Only problem is that it is at times like these that the wheels have in the past come off. Lets hope thats not the case this week!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Well that was a big time win for the Warriors. With the ref putting them under seemingly endless repeat sets in their own red zone for the entire second half they managed to keep Penrith out. Nice work and its one win closer to the playoffs. With this kind of form we can start thinking about finishing in the top 6.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Nice work on the win tonight. Warriors squeaking home 32-24 over the Knights in Newcastle. Maloney, Vatuvei and Moon all putting in strong performances. Maloney kicked six from six goals which is sweet. However without wanting to cut him down unnecessarily many of those shots were from straight out in front.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
I don't much like Smirnoff Ice, but I do like this game. Nice post on the NY times about it here. I want to see more of this in Auckland.
Monday, June 07, 2010
Good game vs St George in dire rainy conditions. A really strong effort from the boys but just too much dropped ball against a pretty classy side. Pity about the result and a pity about Tate's jaw putting him out for the season. So we face the remainder of the season, and next season, without Tate and Price.
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I am very worried about the Warriors prospects this weekend. Seymour will not be playing and will be out another 4 weeks with a minor fracture. This means we will be starting Maloney and Isaac John in the halves up against the best team in the competition. This is far from ideal.
On the flip side Mannering, Luck and Vatuvei will all start. This should give us some hope.
Considering the pulverisation the team received last week at the hands of the Tigers I am keeping my expectations extremely low.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Well that loss to the Tigers was so bad I am going to pretend that it didn't happen. Seymour's injury is apparently not serious (knee bruise) so hopefully next week we will have Maloney and Seymour both starting and we need the direction. We also need Vatuvei back pretty desperately to add some strike power.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Great win for the Warriors last night to halt the slide towards oblivion.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
keeps on hanging around. When will we ever get to start Price,
Mannering, Vatuvei and Seymour at the same time. Luck and Ropati are
back but thats cold comfort as we head towards the storm. Locke has
been dropped, and lets face it he has been pretty poor the last few
weeks. At a minimum we need to be tough in defence. Its the only way
this team can survive right now.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
What can I say. I feel as if my brain has exploded. A 48-16 win for the Warriors away to the Broncoes at Suncorp stadium in front of 30,000 plus fans - most of whom seemed to be Warriors supporters. Most points ever conceded by Brisbane at Suncorp.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Well the first home game of the year looms against the Sharks at Mt Smart. This one has to be a must win game with the Sharks one of the few teams in the comp the pundits rank below the Warriors. Seymour up against his old club should be interesting - he will know many of the players well. In addition the Sharks now boast star power in the form of Trent Barrett who used to be awesome but is getting on a bit.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
13MICHEAL LUCK (c)
I also just noticed that Clinton Toopi is on the Titans roster these days. He only signed this week in a shock comeback to the NRL. Its a crazy world. I am kind of surprised the Warriors did not sign him? Apparently he is on the bubble to make the starting lineup at the Titans but he could well be on the interchange bench for round 1.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Well todays monster rumour is that discussions are underway to bring SBW back to the NRL to play for the Warriors.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Well after going through the motions with the team listed earlier in the week ommitting Tate and McKinnon, today its become clear that both will play and maybe start in the trial match vs Manly tonight.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
1 LANCE HOHAIA
2 KEVIN LOCKE
3 JOEL MOON - not Tate
4 JEROME ROPATI -
5 MANU VATUVEI
6 JAMES MALONEY - not Moon - who is playing centre because Tate is still injured
7 BRETT SEYMOUR
8 SAM RAPIRA
9 AARON HEREMAIA
10 RUSSELL PACKER
11 LEWIS BROWN
12 BEN MATULINO
13 MICHEAL LUCK (c)
14 ALEHANA MARA
15 JEREMY LATIMORE
16 SIONE LOUSI
17 PATRICK AH VAN
18 SHAUN JOHNSON
20 JESSE ROYAL
21 JACOB LILLYMAN
22 BILL TUPOU
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
The Warriors are training this week towards their final trial match at North Harbour Stadium vs Manly. Cleary says he is going to field his best side against Manly - subject to fitness. Tickets for the trail are available from Ticketek and it will cost $15 for an adult. Through My Ticketek there is also a buy 3 get 2 free deal - so you can get 5 tickets for a total of $45 - thats only $9 each. Bummer about the match being at North Harbour through - what a hassle to get to the stadium! There are public transport options available but they will require alot of patience.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Another great trial win for the Warriors this week, beating the Cowboys 28-6 in Cairns in monsoon conditions. The Cowboys did not seem to be able to deliver much on attack in the wet and the Warriors scored three tries late on to blow the score out a bit. Headline of the game - "Cowboys hung out to dry in wet paddock". The Warriors were still not able to field their strongest line up with Price, Tate, WadeMc, Mannering and Vatuvei playing no part in the game.