Steven Adams has said no to joining the Tall Blacks at the World Cup.
Posts made by Sneakdefreak
RE: NRL 2019
I expect the 17 to be:
1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (c) 2. Jahrome Hughes 3. Joseph Manu 4. Esan Marsters 5. Ken Maumalo 6. Benji Marshall 7. Kieran Foran 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Brandon Smith 10. Nelson Asofa-Solomona 11. James Fisher-Harris 12. Briton Nikora 13. Isaac Liu
Bench: 14. Shaun Johnson 15. Kenneath Bromwich 16. Zane Tetevano 17. Leeson Ah Mau
Don't think Tuivasa-Sheck (knee) plays this game since DWZ is named captain and the Warriors want him rested just like Tohu Harris (knee).
RE: NRL 2019
More importantly it appears that Benji and Foran are back in the mix to play against Tonga this weekend.
New Zealand squad
(19-man team in alphabetical order)
Leeson Ah Mau (Warriors)
Nelson Asofa-Solomona (Storm)
Jesse Bromwich (Storm)
Kenneath Bromwich (Storm)
James Fisher-Harris (Panthers)
Kieran Foran (Bulldogs)
Jahrome Hughes (Storm)
Shaun Johnson (Sharks)
Isaac Liu (Roosters)
Joseph Manu (Roosters)
Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers)
Esan Marsters (Wests Tigers)
Ken Maumalo (Warriors)
Briton Nikora (Sharks)
Brandon Smith (Storm)
Zane Tetevano (Roosters)
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (Warriors)
Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (Roosters)
Dallin Watene-Zelezniak - captain (Bulldogs)
RE: NRL 2019
- James Tedesco
- Blake Ferguson
- Tom Trbojevic
- Jack Wighton
- Josh Addo-Carr
- James Maloney
- Nathan Cleary
- Daniel Saifiti
- Damien Cook
- Paul Vaughan
- Boyd Cordner (c)
- Tyson Frizell
- Jake Trbojevic
- Dale Finucane
- Tariq Sims
- Cameron Murray
- Wade Graham
Not a bad side but yes, Freddy is fiddling too much.
RE: NBA season 2018/19
Wonder if that trade makes Kawhi choose Toronto over the Clippers (that and the Raptors have the best sports science department in the league). He can rule the East while the Lakers destroy the West.
I won't be surprised if Leonard stays. They love him, and he wants nothing more than to be loved
He also wants a team that will let him only play 50-60 regular season games and a media market which will allow him to be quiet and reserved and LA will allow neither.
RE: NRL 2019
Congratulations to Adam Blair on making it to 300 games and fitting that in his 300th game he is sin binned
Nothing wrong with his tackle and his sinbinning in the final seconds actually gave the Warriors time to catch a breather and shut down the Titans.
For probably only the second game this season Kearney got his game management right. He started Karl Lawton (who by the way should be the starting hooker the rest of the season) and brought on Bunty Afoa in the second half to take advantage of the tiring Gold Coast forward pack.
The three stars of the night were Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Blake Green and Ken Maumalo while Jazz Tevaga had a shocking game although it is his first back from injury. Tohu Harris should probably take two-three weeks off to rehab that knee injury he has and Leivaha Pulu can take his spot during that time.
I'm noticing Tuivasa-Sheck spending more time up in the line this year and it's looking like he will transition into the halves in the coming seasons ala Darren Lockyer. If fullback Hayze Perham continues to develop in the lower grades I'm more than ok with that happening.
Isaac Luke had a better game last night but the Warriors need to give all the minutes to Karl Lawton and upgrade his contract. They're not going to acquire Brandon Smith from the Storm and Karl Lawton offers what the Warriors need at the hooker position - quick play the ball and solid defence. Plus he will be cheaper than Brandon Smith or Danny Levi (who isn't that good anyway).
Overall our forwards need an upgrade with subtractions (Adam Blair) and cheaper additions (more NSW Cup forwards like Lachlan Burr).
Gold Coast Titans will probably be moving on from halfback Ash Taylor soon as that Jacks/Roberts halves pairing is pretty good.
In some good news for Warriors fans, it appears that Solomone Kata will be joining former teammate Albert Vete at the Storm for the rest of the season.