NRL 2018



  • I really should be Chief of the Bandwagon - I'm going to my first* Warriors game of the season this Saturday.

    *TBH, I don't even know if that is true, I may have been to a game this year and just blanked it.



  • @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    2008 we made the run from 8th but fell one game short of the GF (beat Storm, beat Roosters and lost to Manly)

    So if the Warriors lose this Saturdee it'll be back to 'they' ?



  • @mn5 said in NRL 2018:

    @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    2008 we made the run from 8th but fell one game short of the GF (beat Storm, beat Roosters and lost to Manly)

    So if the Warriors lose this Saturdee it'll be back to 'they' ?

    2008 will always be we as in weeee it was fun to watch Wiki smash a Roosters player:



  • Sounds like they had a good time. Got to be smart enough to do it out of the public eye.



  • @mikedogz said in NRL 2018:

    Sounds like they had a good time. Got to be smart enough to do it out of the public eye.

    And the award for biggest non-story of the year goes to...

    There is no "out of the public eye" when the papers are sending people out to actively find them. They tried it the other year behind closed doors at Belmore and the TV station camped outside with cameras and had a helicopter circling above.

    Fucking parasites



  • @mariner4life Harbourview Hotel is hardly the most private venue though - heck it's in full view of all BridgeClimb customers returning from their climb.



  • @kiwimurph said in NRL 2018:

    @mariner4life Harbourview Hotel is hardly the most private venue though - heck it's in full view of all BridgeClimb customers returning from their climb.

    why can't the boys, now in their off-season, go have a big session at the pub? Like pretty much anyone else?



  • @mikedogz said in NRL 2018:

    Sounds like they had a good time. Got to be smart enough to do it out of the public eye.

    It’s not like one of them tongued a strippers Spark logo .



  • @mariner4life because their antics end up on the front page. Just like how the Chiefs antics (at a pub) ended up in the news. Whilst the media did camp outside a closed door venue the footage was bloody tame compared to this.



  • @mariner4life Fair enough - that was pretty diplomatic for Oz!



  • This does seem to be the best thread to post this. Unless someone wants to start a new thread?

    KIWIS AND JUNIOR KIWIS WIDER SQUADS ANNOUNCED

    Kiwis wider squad:

    Brisbane Broncos: Jamayne Isaako, Jordan Kahu, Kodi Nikorima;
    Canberra Raiders: Jordan Rapana, Joseph Tapine;
    Canterbury Bulldogs: Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Reimis Smith;
    Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks: Sosaia Feki;
    Gold Coast Titans: Kevin Proctor;
    Manly Sea Eagles: Martin Taupau;
    Melbourne Storm: Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Jesse Bromwich, Kenneath Bromwich, Jahrome Hughes, Brandon Smith;
    Newcastle Knights: Herman Ese’ese, Danny Levi;
    North Queensland Cowboys: Te Maire Martin;
    Penrith Panthers: James Fisher-Harris, Corey Harawira-Naera, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, Dean Whare;
    St George Illawarra Dragons: Leeson Ah Mau;
    Sydney Roosters: Isaac Liu, Joseph Manu, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves;
    New Zealand Warriors: Gerard Beale, Adam Blair, Tohu Harris, Peta Hiku, Shaun Johnson, Issac Luke, Ken Maumalo, Isaiah Papali’i, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck;
    Wests Tigers: Esan Marsters.

    Junior Kiwis wider squad:

    Brisbane Broncos: Rory Ferguson, Jordan Riki;
    Canberra Raiders: Paul Roache;
    Canterbury Bulldogs: Morgan Harper;
    Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks: Jackson Ferris, Cruz Topaz-Aveai;
    Gold Coast Titans: Darius Farmer, Moeaki Fotuaika, Jaxson Paulo, Kea Pere;
    Manly Sea Eagles: Manase Fainu, Tevita Funa, Moses Suli;
    Melbourne Storm: Kayleb Milne, Junior Rutava, Kelma Tuilagi;
    Newcastle Knights: Pasame Saulo;
    North Queensland Cowboys: Peter Hola, Sean Mullany, Emry Pere, Murray Taulagi;
    Parramattah Eels: Tui Afualo, Dylan Brown, Haze Dunstar, Oregon Kaufusi;
    Penrith Panthers: Dean Blore;
    St George Illawarra Dragons: Steven Marsters;
    Sydney Roosters: Bailey Bentley-Harper;
    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Jesse Arthars, Mawene Hiroti, Lucky Ta’avale;
    New Zealand Warriors: Tom Ale, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Hayze Perham, Preston Riki, Tyler Slade, Lewis Soosemea, Paul Turner, Joseph Vuna.



  • @stargazer Benji still on the outer, or retired from rep, or season ended injury? @Sneakdefreak Do you know which of the previous is correct? If it's just on the outer then I fear that our new coaching setup will be as idiotic as our last lot. We need experience in the halves for when Johnson gets injured or held back by the Warriors. Good to see Bromwich back though.

    I thought Moses Suli was Australian-Tongan? Does he have a NZ parent?

    Sosaia Feki obviously didn't get the memo that Tongan-NZers don't play for the Kiwis anymore. Either that or he'll wait until the day of the match before pulling out.



  • @nepia McGuire is building towards the next RLWC and Benji is retiring next season so no point in using him.



  • @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    @nepia McGuire is building towards the next RLWC and Benji is retiring next season so no point in using him.

    That's a piss poor excuse and one that the previous coaching group made even though he played through their whole reign of mediocrity. Adam Blair isn't going to make the next RLWC, neither is Issac Luke.

    Fuck NZ league (Warriors and Kiwis 🙂 ) annoys me some times.



  • Benji isn't playing so great that he just walks in to the team



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2018:

    Benji isn't playing so great that he just walks in to the team

    I'm not saying that at all - this is a wider training squad. We have three halves total. We never get our full selected squad ever so it's likely one of our halves wont make it.

    I'm not even saying I'd select him. But to exclude him full stop, and for the reason @Sneakdefreak has mentioned just seems silly. I can see the Kiwis starting another test with Harris in the halves.



  • @nepia said in NRL 2018:

    @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    @nepia McGuire is building towards the next RLWC and Benji is retiring next season so no point in using him.

    That's a piss poor excuse and one that the previous coaching group made even though he played through their whole reign of mediocrity. Adam Blair isn't going to make the next RLWC, neither is Issac Luke.

    Fuck NZ league (Warriors and Kiwis 🙂 ) annoys me some times.

    Yeah but Blair and Luke are playing beyond next season whereas Marshall is not (although both Blair and Luke have suggested that they will step aside for the next generation).

    I'm ok with Marshall returning but sometimes it's best to move on. Te Maire Martin will be the starting standoff anyway.



  • @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    @nepia said in NRL 2018:

    @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    @nepia McGuire is building towards the next RLWC and Benji is retiring next season so no point in using him.

    That's a piss poor excuse and one that the previous coaching group made even though he played through their whole reign of mediocrity. Adam Blair isn't going to make the next RLWC, neither is Issac Luke.

    Fuck NZ league (Warriors and Kiwis 🙂 ) annoys me some times.

    Yeah but Blair and Luke are playing beyond next season whereas Marshall is not (although both Blair and Luke have suggested that they will step aside for the next generation).

    I'm ok with Marshall returning but sometimes it's best to move on. Te Maire Martin will be the starting standoff anyway.

    He'll have to play half when Johnson and Nikorima injure themselves in the finals series. Then Harris at stand off again ... 😉



  • @nepia Jahrome Hughes is also in the mix - he's the starting halfback for the Melbourne Storm.



  • @sneakdefreak said in NRL 2018:

    @nepia Jerohme Hughes is also in the mix - he's the starting halfback for the Melbourne Storm.

    Clearly I haven't been watching the Storm enough because most times I see them he's been playing fullback.