Sunday, March 28, 2010

Most entertaining Warriors game ever?


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.

A hat trick of tries for Maloney who only narrowly missed out on a multi-game suspension in front of the judiciary mid-week. He also scored 28 total points matching Ivan Cleary's single game point scoring record for the Warriors. Maloney may never reach quite these heights again but he is a real find and more than just great cover whilst Seymour is injured.

After early tries to each of Vatuvei and Mannering both were lost to what look to be serious hamstring injuries after about 20 minutes. This is a major loss but the scale of the acheivement in the win overshadows these apparently serious injuries. The surviving Warriors players put in one of the all time great performances for the club and the jersey and the fans. Maloney was an obvious stand out but his points should not cause fans to ignore the strong performances right throughout the side with Tate, Hiho, McKinnon, Ropati and Locke in particular all contributing big time. The forwards were also solid for the whole game - Packer is a big unit.

What more is there to say - the physios will be working big time this week to try and field a side next week with players like Locke, WadeMac and Heremia also apparently injured during the game but playing on. No doubt there will be a drop off after such a spectacular result but as a fan you cannot ask for much more than this.

Amazing entertainment and spectacular play by the Warriors.

I am exhausted after watching that game - amazing to think the Broncoes led 16-14 shortly after halftime - that means the Warriors scored 34 unanswered points in the second half.

2 comments:

Dan said...

Hey Mat

yeah watched the highlights of that game. Was impressed by the news reports as well - looks like maloney could be the but of the season - also good to see WadeMac looking more like his normal self again as well. Also like the looks of heremia - may be hard to push Henderson out ( and I like henderson) - one unanswered question though - how did Moon go -

Injuries are a concer - esp as steve price injury seems to be worse than thought - however brown off susoension this week ( another player I like the look of) and maybe Mckinnon to the wing on a roving comission?

Matt said...

Hey Dan hope Vancouver is treating you well. I must quickly mention that the summer continues here with really great sunny weather. As for the Warriors who knew this was coming. Maloney and Heremia are both real finds. Moon is the weakest link at this stage - although he had a few good moments vs Brisbane. Moon would not start if Seymour was fit. Luck looks pretty wobbly as well. McKinnon seems to be an impact sub at present and I think its quite a good role for him - you just drop him in as any wing/back position as the defence tires and force them to cope. HiHo is playing good football so I think its right he should start. Injuries are mounting, a let down loss to Manly would be no surprise whatsoever. Price is virtually retired as far as I am concerned we will be lucky to get five games out of him.