Match Discussion: Round 9 vs Warriors @ Mt Smart Stadium

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Who will win? Round 9: Warriors v Wests Tigers

Poll closed May 5, 2018.
  1. Warriors 13+

    42.9%
  2. Warriors 1-12

    28.6%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

    0 vote(s)
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  4. Wests Tigers 1-12

    14.3%
  5. Wests Tigers 13+

    14.3%
  1. LeagueUnlimited News

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    NRL 2018 - Round 9
    Warriors v Wests Tigers
    Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose (TICKETS)
    Saturday 5 May 2018

    (times AEST) Gates TBC / NRL 5:30pm

    (times NZT) Gates TBC / NRL 7:30pm


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    1. Roger Tuivasa-sheck 2. David Fusitua 3. Peta Hiku 4. Solomone Kata 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Blake Green 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Bunty Afoa 9. Issac Luke 10. Agnatius Paasi 11. Simon Mannering 12. Tohu Harris 13. Adam Blair
    Interchange: 14. Karl Lawton 15. Sam Lisone 16. Isaiah Papalii 17. James Gavet 18. Anthony Gelling 20. Mason Lino 21. Albert Vete 22. Sam Cook

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    1. Corey Thompson 2. David Nofoaluma 3. Esan Marsters 4. Kevin Naiqama 5. Mahe Fonua 6. Benji Marshall 7. Luke Brooks 8. Matt Eisenhuth 9. Pita Godinet 10. Ben Matulino 11. Chris Lawrence 12. Robert Rochow 13. Elijah Taylor
    Interchange: 14. Alex Twal 15. Josh Aloiai 16. Michael Chee Kam 17. Sauaso Sue 18. Tim Grant 19. Matt McIlwrick 20. Malakai Watene-Zelezniak 21. Tyson Gamble


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    Referees: Ben Cummins, Grant Atkins
    Sideline Officials: Chris McMillan, Phil Henderson
    Video Referees: Ashley Klein, Luke Patten

    Feeder team matches
    WARRIORS (NSWRL) & WESTS TIGERS (NSWRL - Wests Magpies)
    SAT
    Mounties (CAN) v Warriors @ GIO Stadium, ISP 12:45pm
    SUN
    Dragons v Wests Magpies @ Jubilee Oval, ISP 11:45am
    Flegg - all clubs BYE​
     
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  2. Tigerm

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    Fox sport is saying Liddle is not in the team list?

    Tigers: 1 Corey Thompson, 2 David Nofoaluma, 3 Esan Marsters, 4 Kevin Naiqama, 5 Mahe Fonua, 6 Benji Marshall (c), 7 Luke Brooks, 8 Matthew Eisenhuth, 9 Pita Godinet, 10 Ben Matulino, 11 Chris Lawrence, 12 Robbie Rochow, 13 Elijah Taylor Interchange: 14 Alex Twal, 15 Josh Aloiai, 16 Michael Chee-Kam, 17 Sauaso Sue Reserves: 18 Tim Grant, 19 Matt McIlwrick, 20 Malakai Watene-Zelezniak, 21 Tyson Gamble

    Still think we will bounce back by 12 with Marsters MOM.
     
  3. Perth Tiger

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    Every week we seem to lose someone. At least they all seem to be short term
     
  4. Tiger Ted

    Tiger Ted Juniors

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    Good to see the slug mwz not in the 17.

    It’s obvious that Liddle carried an injury into parra game & shouldn’t have played.
     
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  5. Tiger05

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    I don't think MWZ is a slug but Fonua gives us a massive lift. I really like him and Nofo on both wings.

    The team is pretty good. Liddle out is a big loss but he was really poor last week especially defensively. Personally I would drop Rochow and play ET on the right hand side. I'd put Eisenhuth at lock and have play Sue and Grant as props.

    This is a tough game and we need to turn up.
     
  6. Clifferd

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    Liddle carried a sternum injury from the Knights game, also Packer has been running freely and in contact sessions so I’ve heard, would be playing if this game was in Sydney but better not to be risked

    Weirdly Grant was our best forward v Parra. Must be contract time
     
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  7. Vozzy

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    I like Fonua but I think he is so risky can see him costing us a game with a dumb pass he is good at hitting it up but just think he is a brain explosion waiting to happen we just need to use him right. One of his offloads on the weekend was a flick pass in our own ten yes it hit the mark but even if MWZ doesn't set the world on fire I feel more safe with him for some reason.

    I know we have lost the last 2 games against opposition that we should have beaten considering we beat Melbourne but I think Parra and the Knights played better against us then Melbourne or the Roosters did. We are that team this year that will be in a close game every week probably win/lose 50% but it's the clubs going in the right direction. We could play parra and knights again and the scoreline would be the opposite it's just where we are at this stage.

    Our attack has improved but at the same time our mistakes have increased compared to the first 4 weeks since the second half of the Manly game. Just need to balance control and attacking football and they will be hard to beat.
     
  8. Vic Mackey

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    Warriors fans saying It’s the best side they’ve had in paper in years with all the guys coming back

    Nathan Cleary announcing today he’s going to be back early in round 11 against us

    I swear every fcking star player comes back against us

    FFS watch Andrew Johns come out of retirement to play us alongside Mitchell Pearce in the return Knights game
     
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  9. Tiger Ted

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    I was shocked by Grants carries it was so unlike the usually meek carries we’d become accustomed to.No doubt it’s contract time !
     
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  10. Das Hassler

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    A hungry hound hunts best....
     
  11. Tiger Ted

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    Injured stars of opposition teams have a tendency of returning early whereas with us it’s the opposite.
     
  12. Tiger Ted

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    I think it’s more that we were ordinary than the knights & especially the eels playing better than the rorters & storm.

    We were that bad in all facets of the game that we handed parra that win on a silver platter.
     
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  13. Tiger Ted

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    Yep Eisenhuth is best suited to us at 13.Im not a rochow fan & geez he was ordinary against parra.Im surprised that McQueen isn’t getting a look in although I haven’t watched much isp so assume he might not b setting the world on fire albeit fully fit he has to b a better option than rochow.
     
  14. Clifferd

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    Well below our best yet only lost by 2 points to both teams, I can live with that

    Does anyone else think Marshall is struggling playing 80 mins week to week? When we needed a cool head to just boot the ball over the sideline, I thought Marshall would’ve taken control the last couple weeks but he didn’t, instead came up with a few brain dead options. But then again, I guess that’s Brooksys responsibility aswell
     
  15. Tiger05

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    I'm not sure if Marshall is struggling playing 80 minutes. He seems to be taking some bad options though. Still I think that might be a bit harsh on him as well. He has been very good. We haven't lost the past two games because of Benji.
     
  16. Clifferd

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    I don’t think his overall game has gone bad, but his kicking game that won us games against Melb x2 and Roosters has disappeared. Pretty sure he kicked 3 terrible kicks on the 3rd tackle 1 even gifting Parra a try
     
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    Yes he did. The first time though I actually thought it was the right play however he just shanked the kick a bit. The next two times were definitely the wrong option.
     
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    The last two games we have let in 9 tries while scoring 6,which makes me think that opposing teams attacks have started to gel,plus they are aware of our defence structures.
    While we are not the greatest attacking team we really need to limit handling errors and control the ball better to tire the opposition for when they have a chance to attack,which was something we did well in the early rounds.
     
  19. Vic Mackey

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    We haven’t controlled the ruck the last 2 games which means teams have been getting quicker play the balls and shifting it wide whilst we’re retreating

    Packer, ET and Twal are our 3 best defenders. We get 2 back this week which will help
     
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    Just saw this comment but IC pretty much said the exact same thing in the post game conference. “Parra didn’t win, we handed it to them”

    When Marshall scored our last try we should have gone on with it, instead we drop the ball off the kick off and continue to derp it up for the rest of the match
     

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