Team v Cowboys

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  1. vvvrulz

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    WARRIORS v NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

    6.00pm, Friday, June 15, 2018
    1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville

    WARRIORS

    1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
    2 DAVID FUSITU’A
    3 PETA HIKU
    4 SOLOMONE KATA
    5 KEN MAUMALO
    6 BLAKE GREEN
    7 SHAUN JOHNSON
    8 JAMES GAVET
    9 ISSAC LUKE
    10 AGNATIUS PAASI
    11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I
    12 TOHU HARRIS
    13 ADAM BLAIR
    Interchange:
    14 KARL LAWTON
    15 CHRIS SATAE
    16 BUNTY AFOA
    17 SIMON MANNERING
    18 GERARD BEALE
    20 MASON LINO
    21 LIGI SAO
    22 ANTHONY GELLING
     
  2. JJ

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    Beale is the better option no mistake

    But at other clubs it's become clear he's not a terribly good centre. None of Beale, Hoffman or Hiku developed as much as I'd have hoped
     
  3. Penrose Warrior

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    Yeah I wasn't a fan of him elsewhere but he's been great here. He's entitled to get better over the years. If Hiku continues to defend like one of those wavy long thin sheet things they have in the entrance to dairies (what do they call those anyway) then the change has to be made.
     
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    I've been a fan of Beale for sometime, especially so when he was playing for the Sharks. But how can you say he has been great here? Played a handful of games and looked reasonably solid for sure, but nothing outstanding. Nowhere near the attacking threat of Hiku thus far (nor the defensive liability). I think the Hiku hate on this forum is a bit over the top. Sure he has been horrible in defence too many times, but he has also done a lot of very good things on attack (our leading off-loader and third most line breaks) and covered admirably at full-back. He also has made some important, semi try-saving tackles. Plus he is a bigger body than Beale and uses it to good effect.

    In the long term I see Beale as the better option, but I don't think he has done enough to take Hiku's place yet. The tap on pass to the Fus that went forward should have been better executed and was a try butchered. Poor Peta, where is the love?
     
  5. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    Ill hold my judgement on Beale for a few more games
    Hes had 50 odd for Sharks and what another 50 odd for Dragons and Broncos so bit hard to rate after only 2-3 here
     
  6. Meth

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    Beale was great in his first game for us and has been reasonably good since- neither hot, nor cold.
     
  7. Meth

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    I just have too many bad memories of predictably leaky defense out on the edges to abide by Hiku's frailties out there for much longer.
     
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    After my rant, Hiku is bound to have a shocker against the cowboys and cost us the game.
     
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    According to the Herald Chris Satae and Melbourne are not a forgone conclusion, with the Warriors having a one year option and an upgrade after ten games clause in his contract.

    Very pleased then to see we are trying before we sell in that he is playing this week.
     
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  10. Rich102

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    Maybe we have learnt some lessons after all.
     
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    So we can assume CNK is not in that bucket anymore?
     
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  12. RHYTHM AND STEALTH

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    How long is the cooling off perriod these days
     
  13. sup42

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    The NRL scrapped the cooling off period last year. It no longer exists. Once a player signs that is it.

    Satae is in a situation where the Warriors have first option for next season.

    In his favor he is entitled to an upgrade.
     
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    I'm not sure.
     
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    Distressingly if you follow that thread someone is posting "he has done his ACL"
     
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    Wow has this season shafted us on injuries.
     
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    Those rumours are real BS, like the last one with Johnson. I'm sure it's sad bastards just trolling. You'll notice it always happens when our big stars go down.

    Back to today, it's Friday, game-day, absolutely awesome (and all that), but I think we'll get done tonight. The Cows simply cannot be going so badly, for so long. Sooner or later they must click.

    So we lose tonight, lose next game at home to Sharks, we never beat Penrith away and then get thumped in Brisbane the week after. We'll be in serious trouble.

    'Warriors mid-season slump sees finals slip away'.

    I'm scared!
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2018

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