NRL 2019



  • Let in a try off lost possession, but there was some good scrambling D till the last play. Even Kata looks willing on D!! And I hear he was passing in the first half? Hallelujah!!



  • Kata scores after beautiful play from Green and RTS. We're carving up



  • Warriors are pouring it on. No razzle dazzle, just all the basics done well. Green and Kieran look great in the halves. Shaun who?



  • On track to record their best ever opening round win.
    A quick look through the records and it’s obvious the first round is always a big hurdle for them.



  • And it's over. A thoroughly professional performance by the warriors, how often can you say that?



  • Playing Kata on the other side is potentially the best bit of coaching of Kearney’s warrior stint.



  • @raznomore said in NRL 2019:

    Playing Kata on the other side is potentially the best bit of coaching of Kearney’s warrior stint.

    Apparently it was Stacey's idea. Kata used to play on the right as a junior but hadn't been able to secure the right side spot until now



  • The league equivalent of zoolander not being able to turn left! Go stacey you genius!



  • What the hell was that?

    🙂



  • @Nepia said in NRL 2019:

    What the hell was that?

    🙂

    I think teams like the Melbourne Storm call it a "complete performance".

    Perfect win on what was a strange day with the Warriors deciding to go ahead with their game but with extra police around the venue.

    The Warriors had to hastily change the programme with a lot of the 25th anniversary celebrations replaced by a minute of silence (could hear a pin drop so kudos to the crowd) and the national anthem. However people didn't know if they were meant to sit or stand for the moment of silence because the announcer forgot to tell people (everyone did in the end).

    Onto the game and a number of things noticed from the league-leading Warriors:

    • The Warriors are good and a lot fitter than last season. They maintained a high tempo over the 80 minutes.

    • The Bulldogs are not that good. They completed their sets but just couldn't break the Warriors defensive line except for one try which was helped by a forward pass several plays prior. Halfback Lachlan Lewis was struggling to hold onto the ball against the rushing defence.

    • The big wonder was how Adam Keighran would adapt to the NRL and he will be fine. Took him about 20 minutes to get into the game but his overall kicking game is already better than that of Shaun Johnson (6/7 in field goal plus excellent tactical kicking) and that alone (with his low salary cap hit) makes him a better player for the Warriors going forward.

    • The Warriors made good investments in Leeson Ah Mau and Lachlan Burr. Both provide a lot more grit and size to the forward pack which allowed "smaller" forwards like Bunty Afoa to make a bigger impact over the course of the game. That will help against bigger packs like South Sydney and Sydney City.

    • Nathaniel Roache still has wheels but he needs to control the play a bit better. Will make a great impact player off the bench once Issac Luke returns.

    • Didn't understand Blake Ayshford's inclusion on the bench and no doubt he will be replaced by Isaiah Papali'i next week.

    • Kieran Foran has a shit haircut.



  • Jason taumalolo is quite good at rugby league



  • https://www.nrl.com/ladder/

    1 week down, a shit ton to go



  • @Sneakdefreak The Bulldogs reminded me of of the Warriors in Kearney's first year. High completion rate but no creativity to use it



  • Great to have NRL back.

    Did my weekly multi for the whole round and cruelly missed on the panthers game where I thought they would be too good for the eels but well and truely wrong.



  • The Panthers were out-enthused by the Eels, who are supposed to get the spoon and their coach fired.

    It's just a pity Ricky Stuart bagged a win, otherwise it was nearly a perfect weekend. Broncos down, Sharks down, Roosters down, Manly down, Warriors and Cowboys up.



  • @mariner4life how did Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad for the raiders? I was gutted we let him go, but with our current back three on fire it doesn't look quite as short-sighted. Do hope he does really well, except against us!



  • @Paekakboyz said in NRL 2019:

    @mariner4life how did Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad for the raiders? I was gutted we let him go, but with our current back three on fire it doesn't look quite as short-sighted. Do hope he does really well, except against us!

    you think i paid attention to the Raiders playing the Titans in pissing rain at 6pm on a Sunday?



  • @mariner4life as you were.



  • I didn't actually get to watch the Warriors, so my highlight for the weekend would be Paul Gallen dropping the ball that condemned the Sharks to the loss. And copping a gob full for it as well. Beautiful

    I am a petty man



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    I didn't actually get to watch the Warriors, so my highlight for the weekend would be Paul Gallen dropping the ball that condemned the Sharks to the loss. And copping a gob full for it as well. Beautiful

    I am a petty man

    You should watch a replay of that Warriors game - I doubt they'll be that good again this year.


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