2020 Roster: Gains & Losses

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  1. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Yep one year for now.

    My pure guess would be stayed for less, wait for Moylan to medically retire or just piss off. Then if you keep being awesome, much upgrade.

    Pure speculation.
     
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  2. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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  3. Penrose_11

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    I think I’ve got everyone whose signed for next year and it comes to just 25 in total. Unsure if any development players have upgraded but not listed in 30 man roster. Obviously got a few spots to fill.

    Fullbacks/Wingers
    1. David Fusitua 2023
    2. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2022
    3. Ken Maumalo 2022
    4. Junior Ratuva 2022
    5. Adam Pompey 2021

    Centres
    6. Euan Aitken 2023
    7. Hayze Perham 2021
    8. Peta HIku 2021

    1/2 Backs
    9. Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
    10. Kodi Nikorima 2021 (PO 2022)

    Hookers
    11. Wayde Egan 2022
    12. Karl Lawton 2021

    Props
    13. Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023
    14. Adam Fanua-Blake 2023
    15. Kane Evans 2022
    16. Agnatius Paasi 2022
    17. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 2022
    18. Bunty Afoa 2021
    19. Leeson Ah Mau 2021
    20. Jackson Frei 2021

    2nd Row/Backrow
    21. Eliesa Katoa 2024
    22. Jack Murchie 2022
    23. Josh Curran 2021
    24. Tohu Harris 2021
    25. Jazz Tevaga 2021

    Paul Turner 2021 (Development Contract)
    Tom Ale 2021 (Development Contract)
    Israel Ogden 2021 (Development Contract)
    Tyler Slade 2021(Development Contract)
    Rocco Berry 2021 (Development Contract)

    Losses from 2021
    Blake Green
    Gerard Beale
    Taane Milne
    Nathaniel Roache
    Lachlan Burr
    Leivaha Pulu
    King Vuniyayawa
    Isaish Papalii
    Adam Keighran
    Patrick Herbert
    Adam Blair ?????
     
  4. One Warrior

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    I believe Tom Ale, Rocco Berry & Paul Turner will be upgraded to full contracts, Adam Keighran and Patrick Herbert possibly to be re-signed, Blair possibly to retire and the rest gone, also rumours that Paasi could be going to the Super League and Hetherington is being chased by us. If we wanted anybody else after that, such as Brandon Smith,
    we would have to release someone.
     
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  5. One Warrior

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    Official press release by club for Fonua-Blake signing:

    Fonua-Blake locked in
    Powerhouse Mate Ma’a Tonga and Manly front rower Addin Fonua-Blake has today been confirmed as the Vodafone Warriors’ fifth major signing for their 2021 NRL campaign after being secured on a three-year contract to the end of the 2023 season.

    The imposing 189cm, 118kg prop’s acquisition follows the signing of his Tonga teammate Ben Murdoch-Masila from Warrington, Parramatta Eels prop Kane Evans and St George Illawarra centre Euan Aitken plus ex-Canberra back rower Jack Murchie, who was signed on an extended deal after initially joining the Vodafone Warriors only until the end of this year.

    “Addin’s signing could be one of the most important the club’s history,” said Vodafone Warriors recruitment manager Peter O’Sullivan.

    “He is exactly what we have been looking for to bring into our squad.

    “The transformation of our pack is almost complete having Addin along with Kane Evans and Ben Murdoch-Masila plus the rise of young players like Eliesa (Katoa), Jamayne (Taunoa-Brown) and Jack (Murchie) and injured players returning to complement the skill and work rate of Tohu (Harris) and Jazz (Tevaga).

    “Addin has a big motor, power, the skill set and the body shape we were looking for to take our pack to a new level.

    “He’s very close to a lot of players in our squad having cemented relationships with them over a number of years at Test level and with the Junior Kiwis. At 24 years of age he has the best years in front of him as a premier front rower in the NRL.”

    Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George is elated with the signing.

    “It’s a huge coup for us and we’re thrilled to welcome Addin and his family to our club,” he said.

    “Having him on board is the missing part of the puzzle as we have worked to establish a squad to compete with the best clubs in the competition.”

    Fonua-Blake, who was granted a release from his contract with Manly after playing his 97th and last match for the club on September 11, won’t line up for the Sea Eagles in their season-ending encounter with the Vodafone Warriors this Sunday.

    After being used predominantly as an interchange prop in his first two seasons he has been a first-choice starting front rower for Manly since 2018.

    In 15 appearances this season he has averaged 167 metres and 26 tackles a game while across his career he averages 125 metres and 21 tackles a match.

    He made his international debut with the Kiwis in 2017 but then switched to Tonga in 2018.

    ADDIN FONUA-BLAKE

    Date of Birth: November 6, 1995

    Birthplace: Meadowbank, Sydney

    Junior Club: Mascot Jets, Sydney

    Position: Prop

    Height: 1.89m

    Weight: 118kg

    Rep Honours: 1 Test for Kiwis (2017), 6 Tests for Tonga (2018-2019)

    NRL Debut: Manly Warringah v Parramatta, Brookvale Oval, April 14, 2016 (Round 7)

    NRL Career: 97 appearances for Manly (2016-2020):

    NRL Points: 52 (13 tries)

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2020/09/22/fonua-blake-locked-until-2023/
     
  6. One Warrior

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    1. Current Squad/year contract expires:

      Eliesa Katoa 2024
      David Fusitua 2023
      Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 2022
      Ken Maumalo 2022
      Agnatius Paasi 2022
      Chanel Harris-Tavita 2022
      Tohu Harris 2021
      Bunty Afoa 2021
      Karl Lawton 2021
      Jazz Tevaga 2021
      Leeson Ah Mau 2021
      Kodi Nikorima 2021 (PO 2022)
      Paul Turner 2021 (Development Contract)
      Tom Ale 2021 (Development Contract)
      Israel Ogden 2021 (Development Contract)
      Tyler Slade 2021(Development Contract)
      Adam Pompey 2021
      Hayze Perham 2021
      Peta HIku 2021
      Jackson Frei 2021
      Nathaniel Roache 2020
      Leivaha Pulu 2020
      Adam Blair 2020 (PO 2021)
      Gerard Beale 2020
      Isaish Papalii 2020
      Adam Keighran 2020
      Taane Milne 2020
      Lachlan Burr 2020
      Patrick Herbert 2020
      Selestino Ravutamada 2020 (Development Contract)

      Gains

      Josh Curran 2021 (Sydney Roosters)
      Rocco Berry 2021 (Development Contract)
      Wayde Egan 2022 (Penrith Panthers)
      Jamayne Taunoa-Brown 2022 (Norths Devils)
      Jack Murchie 2022 (Canberra Raiders)
      Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)

      2020 Loan Deals

      Poasa Faamausili - 1 Month loan (Sydney Roosters) Returned to Roosters 27/6/20
      Jack Hethrington - (Penrith Panthers) Returned to Panthers 7/9/2020
      Daniel Alvaro (Parramatta Eels) Returned to Eels 14/9/2020
      George Jennings - (Parramatta Eels) Returned to Eels 14/9/2020
      Albert Hopoate - (Manly Sea Eagles) Returned to Manly 24/8/20

      Gains for 2021

      Ben Murdoch-Masila 2023 (Warrington Wolves)
      Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)
      Kane Evans 2022 (Parramatta Eels)
      Euan Aitken 2023 (St George Dragons)
      Junior Ratuva 2022 (Melbourne Storm)
      Addin Fonua-Blake 2023 (Manly Sea Eagles)

      Losses for 2021

      Blake Green (Newcastle Knights) - Released 4/8/2020
      Gerard Beale
      Taane Milne ??
      Nathaniel Roache
      Lachlan Burr
      Leivaha Pulu
      King Vuniyayawa

      Losses

      Solomone Kata (Melbourne Storm)
      Chris Satae (Hull FC)
      Ligi Sao (Hull FC)
      Blake Ayshford (Retirement)
      Isaac Luke (St George Dragons)
      Sam Lisone (Gold Coast Titans)

      Uncertain for 2020

      Api Pewhairangi
      Sean Mullaney


     
  7. SmashEmBro

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    Can't remember the last year that our incoming players are a SIGNIFICANT upgrade on those we've lost.

    Bring on 2021!
     
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  8. Rich102

    Rich102 Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it's going to feel like a long off-season.
     
  9. KeepingTheFaith

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    CG said there could be another couple of announcements coming.

    The Mole says we're looking to move on 2-3 more players in addition to Afoa and Papa.
     
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  10. One Warrior

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    Adam Blair retires:

    Blair ends 15-season career
    Veteran forward Adam Blair will play his 331st and last NRL game tomorrow after confirming his decision today to end his 15-season first grade playing career after the Vodafone Warriors’ 20th-round ‘home’ clash against Manly at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford.

    While the 34-year-old had an option in his contract for a fourth season with the club he has decided the time is right to retire.

    “Adam has made an amazing contribution not just to the Vodafone Warriors but to rugby league across the board,” said Vodafone Warriors CEO Cameron George.

    Adam has made an amazing contribution not just to the Vodafone Warriors but to rugby league across the board

    Cameron GeorgeVodafone Warriors CEO
    “He has had a huge influence on our players, especially the younger ones, with the way he has gone about looking after himself. He sets extremely high standards off the field and in the way he prepares himself for every training session and every game.

    “It would have been an incredibly difficult decision for Adam knowing he had the option to play on for another year but, in the end, Jess and the kids have come first.

    “We can’t thank Adam enough for what he has given to the game but he won’t be lost to the Vodafone Warriors. He’ll remain involved in a special role tailored to his strengths.”

    Blair joined the Vodafone Warriors from the Brisbane Broncos (74 games) in 2018 after earlier stints with the West Tigers (71 games) and the Melbourne Storm (121 games).

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    The ex-Kiwi captain has the record for most NRL appearances by a New Zealander ahead of three other former Kiwi captains in Benji Marshall (323) and former Vodafone Warriors Ruben Wiki (311) and Simon Mannering (301). His tally of 331 will leave him 13th on the all-time list of 41 players in the 300-game club.

    He was the 11th fastest overall and the sixth fastest forward to the 300 mark (13 years and 72 days). Blair has distinguished himself as one of the most durable players in the game, missing just 19 of a possible 326 games in the last 13 seasons.

    Last year he became only the second Kiwi (after Ruben Wiki) and the ninth player overall to appear in 50 Tests.

    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: 51 Tests for Kiwis (2006-2019), Four Nations (2009, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016), Rugby League World Cup (2008, 2017), Tri Nations (2006)

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

    Vodafone Warriors Debut: v South Sydney, Optus Stadium, Perth, March 10, 2018 (Round 1)

    Vodafone Warriors No: 223

    NRL Career: 330 appearances (2006-2020):

    Melbourne: 121 appearances (2006-2011)

    Wests Tigers: 71 appearances (2012-2014)

    Brisbane: 74 appearances (2015-2017)

    Vodafone Warriors: 64 appearances (2018-2020)

    NRL Points: 56 (14 tries)

    https://www.warriors.kiwi/news/2020/09/26/blair-ends-15-season-career/
     
  11. Getmefood

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    Can see the Warriors having there best year in 2021. Hope I'm not wrong!
     
  12. Rich102

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    Not real happy about booting out Herbert tbh
     

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