2018 Roster: Gains & Losses

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  1. One Warrior

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    Current Squad/year contract expires

    Ata Hingano 2020
    Solomone Kata 2019
    Bunty Afoa 2019
    David Fusitua 2019
    Isaiah Papalii 2019
    Shaun Johnson 2019
    Etene Nanai 2019
    James Gavet 2019
    Ligi Sao 2019
    Blake Ayshford 2019
    Charnze Nicole-Klokstad 2019
    Mason Lino 2019
    Lewis Soosemea 2019
    Joe Vuna 2019
    Chris Satae 2019
    Isaac Luke 2018
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2018
    Simon Mannering 2018
    Sam Lisone 2018
    Ken Maumalo 2018
    Jazz Tevega 2018
    Junior Pauga 2018
    Zac Santo 2018
    Manaia Cherrington 2018
    Patrick Sipley 2018
    Donovan Briggs 2018

    Probable re-signings

    Albert Vete 2019
    Nathaniel Roache 2018

    Losses

    Ryan Hoffman
    Kieran Foran (Canterbury Bulldogs)
    Ben Matulino (West Tigers)
    Toafofoa Sipley (Manly Sea Eagles)
    Ofahiki Ogden
    Charlie Gubb (Canberra Raiders)
    Manu Vatuvei (Salford Red Devils)
    Matt Allwood
    Bureta Faraimo (Hull FC)
    Jacob Lillyman (Newcastle Knights)
    Bodene Thompson

    Gains

    Tohu Harris 2021 (Melbourne Storm)
    Leivaha Pulu 2020 (Gold Coast Titans)
    Gerard Beale 2020 (Cronulla Sharks)
    Adam Blair 2020 (Brisbane Broncos)

    Probable Gains

    Peta Hiku
    Matiu Love-Henry

    Unknown for 2018

    Jordan Pinnock
    Matthew Sauni
    Tevin Arona
    Sam Cook


    Please note Vete & Roache I believe have been re-signed, but there has been no official confirmation from the club, Blair and Hiku are most likely signed and will move into gains once confirmed by the club. .

    Anybody who has any further info please advise, thanks.
     
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  2. KeepingTheFaith

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    Could have sworn we re-signed Satae for another year but can't find the article.
     
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  3. Big Marn

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    I would have Alex Corvo and Cameron George as Gains. Not all about the players in this day and age.
     
  4. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Satae is here for a couple more seasons. Cant believe they let Ogden go
     
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  5. One Warrior

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    Thanks Rhythm & Stealth, have changed Chris Satae's status.
     
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  6. One Warrior

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    I agree I see them as gains too, but this thread is just for the playing squad.
     
  7. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't see Eric Watson as a loss either.
     
  8. One Warrior

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    Haha lol, not yet anyway.
     
  9. Wheeled Warrior

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    Without Watson help we have no Warriors Team in the NRL - Some people forget that fact. Despite whether you like him or not. The man still stuck with us. He deserves a better investment IMHO. Will the Worriers repay anyone back? The Fans? Eric Watson? Volunteers etc
     
  10. One Warrior

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    Official farewells...

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    2017 club award night, Lillyman & Thompson confirmed as leaving the club, they have been moved from unconfirmed to losses for next year in the roster post at the beginning of the thread.
     
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  11. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    Wait, there are nine players up there, plus Lolohea, who had already gone. Makes ten.
    How many have we signed? 6?
     
  12. One Warrior

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    We must of signed another prop, surely they wouldn't release Lillyman unless they knew they had another one secured, as well as Blair that is.
     
  13. BLN2

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    And Manu, plus the squad is increasing to 30. Harris, Pulu, Beale, Hiku, Love-Henry, Blair. Cherrington and Santo will probably get put in the 30 squad.

    Ogden wasn't in the 25, but Foran isn't on that list so cancels out. Tof probably wasn't either.

    So 8 in, 10 out currently + 5 new squad spots. Wouldn't be surprised if guys like Tevaga, Bell and Satae take up those 5 new spots.

    2 to 3 signings potentially?
     
  14. Fufu Andronez

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    Bit odd that Foran isn't on the list...
     
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    Another top young Rugby prospect.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/league/news/article.cfm?c_id=79&objectid=11923634

    "He will join the NRL squad at the end of the year, when he has finished school, and will be shoulder to shoulder with some of the world's best rugby league players.

    "I'll be training every day with the NRL team and the coaches will decide if I play in the under-20s, the reserve grade or if I get called up into the NRL team."

    He prefers to play in the halves or at fullback
     
  16. Shaun Hewitt

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    Can we get the OP edited to confirmed the additions Love-Henry and Hiku
     
  17. One Warrior

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    i have updated the roster to reflect Love-Henry as a probable gain, Blair & Hiku already listed as probable gains, will become gains when confirmed by the club.
     
  18. KeepingTheFaith

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    Apparently him and Nanai are seen as genuine game changing prospects. Wouldn't at all be shocked to see them fast tracked to ISP.

    SK wanted to throw Nanai into the Nines tournament this year so he obviously rates Nanai and it wouldn't stun me if he found himself challenging for an NRL wing spot if we get hit by injuries in the outside backs.
     
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    You can probably move Matiu Love-Henry into confirmed signings... dunno if you're looking for Warriors.kiwi confirmation, but SMH (generally more reliable than most outlets) are reporting him as confirmed here:
    http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...nd-rower-matui-lovehenry-20170916-gyiqyx.html

    That Hayze Perham... I've heard good things about him from rugby circles... one of the best prospect they have, apparently (up there with Etene Nanai). Plays centre as well.

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    Heh... just saw this after (had the old window open for ages) - yeah, obviously I heard the same thing about Perham.
     
  20. One Warrior

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    Adam Blair finally announced, signed to end of 2020.

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    The Vodafone Warriors have today officially confirmed Kiwi captain Adam Blair’s signing on a three-year contract from next season.

    Boasting a 266-game NRL career, Blair joins an impressive list of Kiwi captains who have played for the club including Dean Bell, Stephen Kearney, Duane Mann, Matthew Ridge, Quentin Pongia, Stacey Jones and Ruben Wiki as well as his long-time New Zealand team-mate Simon Mannering.

    “Securing Adam is critical to our quest for much-needed improvement from next year,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

    “He’s a proven leader on and off the field who sets the kind of example we want all our players to aspire to, the epitome of the professional athlete who demands the highest of standards highlighted by an ultra-competitive attitude.”

    Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has worked closely with Blair as Kiwi coach and also as an assistant coach at Melbourne from 2006-2010 and at Brisbane in 2015 and 2016.

    “Adam is a wonderful example of how a player should go about his business in the NRL as well as representing his country,” he said.

    “He has had a tremendous career and he’s going to be a huge asset for the club as we go about lifting our standards across the board.”

    Blair is the Vodafone Warriors’ fourth new signing for 2018 following back rowers Tohu Harris (Melbourne) and Leivaha Pulu (Gold Coast), who were secured earlier in the year, and centre Gerard Beale (Cronulla) last month. Also revealed last month was the signing of renowned strength and conditioning coach Alex Corvo, who has worked with Blair and Kearney at both Melbourne and Brisbane.

    Blair has just completed his third consecutive finals campaign with the Broncos since he moved to the Brisbane club in 2015.

    He was in Melbourne’s grand final-winning team in 2009, played in the Storm’s beaten grand final sides in 2006 and 2008 and then for the Broncos when they lost the 2015 decider to North Queensland in extra time.

    The Whangarei-born Blair has been one of the NRL’s most durable players.

    He played all 27 games for the Broncos this year and has averaged 24 games a season in his last 10 campaigns, missing just 15 of a possible 257 games.

    He has been ever-present in the Kiwis’ title successes during his 41-Test career, starting at prop in the landmark Rugby League World Cup victory over Australia in 2008 and in the Four Nations successes against the Kangaroos in 2010 and 2014. He also played in the 2006 Tri Nations final and was involved in the Kiwis’ Four Nations campaigns in 2009, 2011 and 2016; the only major tournament he has missed has been the 2013 Rugby League World Cup.

    Blair is set to lead the Kiwis at this year’s Rugby League World Cup. The New Zealand squad will be named tomorrow.



    ADAM BLAIR

    Date of Birth: March 20, 1986

    Birthplace: Whangarei, New Zealand

    Junior Club: Northland Carvers

    Position: Prop

    Height: 1.88m

    Weight: 109kg

    Rep Honours: 41 Tests for Kiwis (2006-2017):

    Four Nations (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016)

    Rugby League World Cup (2008)

    Tri Nations (2006)

    NRL Debut: Melbourne v Wests Tigers, Leichhardt Oval, April 2, 2006 (Round 4)

    NRL Career: 266 appearances (2006-2017):

    Melbourne: 121 appearances (2006-2011)

    Wests Tigers: 71 appearances (2012-2014)

    Brisbane: 74 appearances (2015-2017)

    NRL Points: 44 points (11 tries

    http://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2017/10/04/_signing_blair_confi.html
     

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