Warriors ISP CUP 2018

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  1. Meth

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    Sorry, didn't see this.

    Also, I'm not a mod. I think Rich is the guy to talk to.

    Cheers
     
  2. Iafeta

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    Albert Vete will not find first grade for a while either. So weak in the middle.

    They tried to go around them. Never through them. Never won the middle to go wide. They look very poorly coached. Why the hell is Ricky Henry not there?
     
  3. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    Woeful. Pat Sipley isn't out to impress either. Lucky nobody was sent to the bin for constant infringing.
    Perham looks the goods though and I thought Tavita-Harris had some nice touches. But Lino had the worst performance I have seen from him.
     
  4. Izz

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  6. Cold Roses

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    Apparently there was an Aussie guy lined up to help with the First Grade side but it fell through. Iro by default got elevated to first grade assistant, and Teina in turn got promoted. Henry has taken over the new Jersey Flegg side which for me is actually a vote of confidence, in that they feel he will be able to develop the young guys coming through.
     
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  7. Cold Roses

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    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/03/17/disappointing-day-out-for-vodafone-warriors-in-isp/

    MATCH REPORT

    Disappointing day out for Vodafone Warriors in ISP
    No joy for the Vodafone Warriors as they fell to a 14-30 loss to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in today’s second-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter at Mount Smart Stadium.

    The contest played out in similar fashion to the earlier Jersey Flegg Cup match between the two clubs.

    In that game the Vodafone Junior Warriors were 10-4 up at halftime but finished up 10-28 losers.

    And in the ISP match-up, the Vodafone Warriors were ahead 8-4 at the break only for the Dogs to come roaring back with 26 unanswered points to lead 30-8 inside the last 10 minutes.

    There was some consolation for the home side, coming back well to engineer a lovely try for young fullback Hayze Perham, running onto a sweet short ball from standoff Chanel Harris-Tavita.

    The same duo combined in another slick set play in the first half, Jazz Tevaga feeding Harris-Tavita who shipped a wonderful inside pass to a flying Perham.

    Perham also caught the eye in the first half when he fielded a kick in his in-goal and scorched 50 metres upfield.

    Early in the match left wing Lewis Soosemea, who scored a hat-trick against North Sydney last week, made it four in two games with a well-taken try wide out.

    The second half, though, was another matter.

    The Vodafone Warriors’ discipline was found wanting as they conceded a crippling penalty count giving the Dogs a mortgage on possession.

    With a pack led by wily former Kiwi Greg Eastwood, the Bulldogs made the most of the ball, working their way into good field position and putting together four more tries.

    The Vodafone Warriors couldn’t provide any answers but did hang in to finish the scoring with Perham’s second touchdown.

    At Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

    Vodafone Warriors 14 (Hayze Perham 2, Lewis Soosemea tries; Mason Lino 2 conversions).

    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 30 (John Olive 2, Jack Nelson, Jayden Okunbor, Fa’amanu Brown tries; Rhyse Martin 3 conversions, 2 penalties).

    Halftime: 8-4 Vodafone Warriors.

    Referee: Todd Smith.

    Vodafone Warriors | Hayze Perham; Lewis Soosemea, Joseph Vuna, Cole Waaka, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad; Chanel Harris-Tavita, Mason Lino (c); Albert Vete, Jazz Tevaga, Agnatius Paasi; Matiu Love-Henry, James Bell (c); Chris Satae. Interchange: Manaia Cherrington, Patrick Sipley, Sione Afemui, Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck.
     
  8. Rich102

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    OK. So who from this side could we promote to first grade?
     
  9. Iafeta

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    At the moment none.

    Perham needs a year or two but is amazing.

    Lino needed a sobriety test. Awful.

    Paasi and Vete both failed to impress in the middle.

    Jazz I thought was his typical bustling self.

    Sooseema maybe a year off but he's a future first grader.

    CNK looks if anything a little light this year.

    Satae was good when he was on so he's always a fringe option.
     
  10. Fufu Andronez

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    Was disappointed in Paasi, looked a bit slow and sluggish, not sure if he is completely healed from that knee injury.

    Perham has a bit of SJ in him with his changes if direction and smooth running style, really impressed with the kid
     
  11. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    That 2nd half was a tough watch
     
  12. Fufu Andronez

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    Where's Lawton/santo been playing lately, if anywhere?

    Anyone in the know?
     
  13. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Santo coming back from injuury
    Lawton currently injured
     
  14. Cold Roses

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    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/03/20/experience-boost-for-vodafone-warriors-in-isp/

    Experience boost for Vodafone Warriors in ISP
    Experienced centres Blake Ayshford and Anthony Gelling have been named to make their first appearances of season for the Vodafone Warriors’ Intrust Super Premiership clash against Penrith in Sydney on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

    Ayshford, a 167-game NRL veteran, has his first outing after recovering from a back injury which ruled him out for the first two weeks of the season.

    Ex-Wigan star Gelling makes his debut for the club after being on the extended bench for the Vodafone Warriors’ NRL encounters with South Sydney and Gold Coast. He has again been listed on the eight-man NRL bench for Saturday’s clash against Canberra but is set to be on ISP duty.

    Also having his first start for the side is wing Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck after being used from the bench in last Saturday’s 14-30 loss to Canterbury-Bankstown.

    Another player having his first ISP run this season is hooker Sam Cook. After featuring in all but one of the reserve grade side’s games last year, Cook earned his NRL debut against South Sydney and was used again from the bench against Gold Coast. However, with a total of only 19 minutes in the two games, he has been brought into the ISP frame to give him some much-needed game time.

    There’s a change in the back row with Joe Vuna switched from the centres to the second row and co-captain James Bell moving to loose forward.

    The Vodafone Warriors face a Panthers side which has also started the season with a win and a loss.

    Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors go into their first away match of the season looking for their first win of the campaign after setbacks against North Sydney and Canterbury-Bankstown.

    The Panthers have won each of their first two outings

    INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP
    VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

    3.00pm, Saturday, March 24
    St Marys Leagues Club, Penrith


    VODAFONE WARRIORS

    1 HAYZE PERHAM

    2 JOHNNY TUIVASA-SHECK

    3 BLAKE AYSHFORD

    4 ANTHONY GELLING

    5 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

    6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

    7 MASON LINO (c)

    8 ALBERT VETE

    9 SAM COOK

    10 CHRIS SATAE

    11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY

    12 JOSEPH VUNA

    13 JAMES BELL (c)

    Interchange:

    14 MANAIA CHERRINGTON

    15 PATRICK SIPLEY

    16 SIONE AFEMUI

    17 TRENT SCHAUMKEL

    18 COLE WAAKA

    COACH | JOHN TEINA
     
  15. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Bloody strong 17
     
  16. Cold Roses

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    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/03/24/vodafone-warriors-stopped-by-late-panthers-try/

    Vodafone Warriors stopped by late Panthers try
    A scintillating performance from Jarome Luai has seen the Penrith Panthers defeat the Vodafone Warriors 18-16 at St Marys Leagues Stadium.

    Luai had involvements in all three of the Panthers’ tries, setting up two in the first half before scoring the match winner just before full-time.

    The match started with a fairly even first half, with the Panthers entering the sheds with the lead without the majority of field position or possession, which is a credit to their defence.

    They did, however, open the scoring when Luai skipped across the field for what seemed line an eternity, before turning the ball inside to Adam Keighran who, in the polar opposite to his five-eighth, ran directly towards the line without changing direction and could not be stopped.

    A fumble from the kick-off saw the Vodafone Warriors gain an immediate chance to respond, and after a repeat set, that’s exactly what they did when Albert Vete – one of the toughest men to bring down in the competition – bulldozed his way through for a four-pointer.

    The Vodafone Warriors spent the next period of the match with the ball and having multiple opportunities inside Penrith’s 20-metre zone, but the Panthers defence held strong.

    Penrith almost scored next when Chad O’Donnell intercepted and almost went the length, only to be chased down by Lewis Soosemea. They would, however, be next to trouble the scorers, when Luai once again weaved his magic to throw a sharp, short ball to a charging Liam Martin, who crashed over.

    The Vodafone Warriors were first to score in the second half when Mason Lino threw a long cut-out ball to Blake Ayshford, who only had to beat one defender as he strolled over with ease.

    A rare error by Lino on halfway gave the Panthers a chance to hit back, and they did that through the star of the day, Jarome Luai. On fifth tackle, he put a grubber in that rebounded on the upright, and the crafty five-eighth was there to pick it up and win the game for the Panthers.

    The Vodafone Warriors had one more chance in the dying seconds of the game in the left corner, but the try was disallowed and the Panthers walked away with the two points.

    MATCH DETAILS

    At St Marys Leagues Club, Penrith

    Penrith Panthers 18 (Adam Keighran, Liam Martin, Jarome Luai tries; Chad O'Donnell 3 conversions).

    Vodafone Warriors 16 (Albert Vete, Blake Ayshford, Pat Sipley tries; Mason Lino 2 conversions).

    Halftime: 12-6 Panthers.

    Referee: Darian Furner.

    Vodafone Warriors | Hayze Perham; Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Blake Ayshford, Anthony Gelling, Lewis Soosemea; Chanel Harris-Tavita, Mason Lino (c); Albert Vete, Sam Cook, Chris Satae; Matiu Love-Henry, James Bell (c); Pat Sipley. Interchange: Manaia Cherrington, Sione Afemui, Trent Schaumkel, Reece Charlie.
     
  17. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Late coaching change possibly hindering them????
     
  18. Cold Roses

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    Not the best start to the season. Lino possibly not in good form. Bench seems weaker this year. Coaching could definitely be a factor.
     
  19. Cold Roses

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    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2018/03/27/vodafone-warriors-name-teams-for-isp-and-jersey-flegg/

    Vodafone Warriors name teams for ISP and Jersey Flegg
    Joe Vuna returns in the second row and Cole Waaka has been named in the centres for the Vodafone Warriors’ fourth-round Intrust Super Premiership clash against the Wyong Roos at Allianz Stadium on Saturday (3.15pm kick-off NZT, 5.15pm NZT).

    Vuna missed last weekend’s tight 16-18 loss to the Penrith Panthers when he was with the NRL squad in Canberra.

    Waaka is named in place of Anthony Gelling, who ran for 195 metres from 18 carries in his first outing for the side last week. Gelling is again on the NRL squad's extended bench.

    The match against Wyong, the Sydney Roosters’ feeder club, is the curtain raiser to the NRL contest between the Roosters and the Vodafone Warriors.

    Wyong has won two matches and lost one so far while the Vodafone Warriors are coming off two losses after winning their opening match.

    Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors will be searching for their first win of the season when they face the Sydney Roosters in their Jersey Flegg Cup match at Belmore Sports Ground on Saturday.

    They were poised to pocket a point when they drew level with Penrith 16-16 late in last weekend’s encounter only for the Panthers to take victory with a last-gasp field goal.

    INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP
    VODAFONE WARRIORS v WYONG ROOS

    3.15pm, Saturday, March 31
    Allianz Stadium, Sydney

    VODAFONE WARRIORS
    1 HAYZE PERHAM
    2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
    3 BLAKE AYSHFORD
    4 COLE WAAKA
    5 LEWIS SOOSEMEA
    6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA
    7 MASON LINO (c)
    8 ALBERT VETE
    9 SAM COOK
    10 PAT SIPLEY
    11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY
    12 JOSEPH VUNA
    13 JAMES BELL (c)
    Interchange:
    14 MANAIA CHERRINGTON
    15 SIONE AFEMUI
    17 TRENT SCHAUMKEL
    18 KING VUNIYAYAWA
    20 JOHNNY TUIVASA-SHECK

    COACH | JOHN TEINA
     
  20. Cold Roses

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    Soosemea really knows how to find the try line. 2 tries today. 6 from 4 games?
     

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