Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by Meth, Apr 7, 2018.
HM- Hiku, Johnson, Paasi, Harris, Tevaga
Not sure where Beale fits into this backline tbh
Great game from everyone.
5 and 0 BABY!
The back five were brilliant. Also the intensity Paasi and Lisone are bringing is excellent
And Bunty. What a champion. No points from me but he was absolutely immense. Again.
Rest of the team all very solid. Hon mention to Simon for his trysaver on our line, that’s the Mannering we know and love, welcome back.
2 Air Fus 1
Had to double take Mannering at the start, how much weight has he lost
HM Everybody who shut down Taumololo Hess and Morgan....everybody shut them down it seems.
Yeh, thats interesting as its not like he wasnt fit in previous years. He always had a huge motor racking up high tackle counts.
Not that he needed to really but Simon looks like he could play in the centres again if he need to. Would like to see him running some lines on the edge instead of just toiling in the engine room. He can defend wherever he likes though!
1 Bunty - its a bit weird as last year he was plod and this year its wheres Bunty? Why isnt he on the field.
HM Green, Johnson, Kata for passing the ball to Ken, Blair would have got one if he hadnt been such a muppet after Fusituas tries.
I thought the exact same thing. With his current build I almost see him wasted as a lock. A definite centre or second rower
To be fair though our edge guys are doing a great job so if it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Harris especially, what a weapon.
3 - Hiku
2 - Fusitua
1 - Afoa
The middle (Blair, Paasi, Bunty and Issac in particular) were amazing defensively. They tried a lot of trick shots on them but they held firm. Mannering too had a couple of ripping tackles near the sticks.
Jazz as well, that boy is a serious toiler.
Great that both Hiku and Kata (!!!) fed their wingers with passes today that led to tries. As of last week I was concerned with the lack of that.
Ken and Dave are ace wingers. Let's not waste them.
Both Green and Johnson had important plays in tries to our wingers too, but we'd expect that of them.
Gotta give it to hiku, I was expecting nothing from him this year and he is arguably our best performed outside back. You could swap out hiku for pulu in that sentence too.
Ken is really developing as well, has some underrated footwork.
f**ken 5 and 0, who'd have thunk it?
Mine too. Thought Issac played out of his skin..
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