NRL 2019



  • Well that was a surprise, I nearly threw my iPad at the TV during the opening few minutes.

    Wow, it's nice seeing the Warriors moving the ball wide for once. That pass on from RTS to Herbert to Fus wouldn't have happened if Kata was there.

    The Dragons just fell apart.

    F-word, I still can't believe we won. 🙂



  • So I watched the first 10 minutes and after we went down 10-0 I thought "fuck, this is going to be an annihilation" so went to the gym instead. Come back (after stopping off at McDonalds to destroy any success from said gym) and find the fuckers won and Parramatta was instead annihilated in the "feature game" against Melbourne.

    Karl Lawton was the MVP and he's been our best hooker this season despite playing less than 70 minutes the entire year.

    Great to see the Eels returning to their traditional ways btw.

    Positives:

    • Amazing what happens if you drop a senior guy and change your game plan. There was a lot more speed in the Warriors play-the-ball, mainly from Lawton, which stopped any defenders from getting to the receiver early. Plus dummyhalf running. Do that a lot more since we don't have the size.

    • Kearney got the rotation correct for probably the first time this whole season. Using two hookers gave the team more quickness (and helped when Nathaniel Roache got injured again). He played Jazz Tevaga at lock when he came on which meant he could use Lachlan Burr as a front row option later in the game. Two HIAs to Tevaga and Tohu Harris also helped but still credit when due.

    • Patrick Herbert can also kick goals? After not knowing who Patrick Herbert was at the start of the season he's become my hero because he's from Whakatane and he's keeping Solomone Kata out of the team. I love the bloke.

    • A negative for him but a positive for us - Ben Hunt reliving his greatest moment circa 2015 NRL Grandfinal when he dropped the ball while trying to catch a Warriors kick. The look on his face was priceless, that poor boy is still scarred.

    Negatives:

    • Nathaniel Roache did his back in again near the end of the game and the money has to be on the Warriors moving on from him after this season. Dude can't stay healthy and has a buggered back. Probably positive for Karl Lawton however as the Warriors will resign him instead.

    • Our forward pack is tiny compared to the Dragons. We might actually have the smallest forward pack in the competition this year despite adding Leeson Ah Mau. We played to our strength tonight (speed) but we're missing one nasty big bopper who we can bring off the bench for 10-15 minutes to do damage. Brian Smith should search the Fox Memorial competition for the next Ukuma Ta'ai.

    • Our halves were quiet most of the game. I get Kodi Nikorima being new to the team so hopefully he gels with the guys over the next game or two but Blake Green hasn't been playing or kicking well. It looks like he hasn't recovered from his injury in the Gold Coast game.



  • @Sneakdefreak on the forwards, it was interesting that Finchy in the post game interview with that Pom talked about our “big” forwards, whereas all game I thought it was noticeable how much smaller we were.

    What a win.



  • Crowd up and about behind the Raiders comeback. Final whistle greeted with really loud boos.

    Carn the Cowboys!

    Loving my weekend of league



  • Shit the Bunnies are good. Continuously attack in clusters and just pick the defense apart. Cowboys are barely an opposed training run at the moment



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    Shit the Bunnies are good. Continuously attack in clusters and just pick the defense apart. Cowboys are barely an opposed training run at the moment

    No flies on Bennett.



  • @Rancid-Schnitzel also think an earlier point about cattle is true. Souths have got a really good roster and for all his grumpy faults Bennett can coach. Lol and also know when to bail on a fading roster like the Broncos!



  • @Paekakboyz said in NRL 2019:

    @Rancid-Schnitzel also think an earlier point about cattle is true. Souths have got a really good roster and for all his grumpy faults Bennett can coach. Lol and also know when to bail on a fading roster like the Broncos!

    He's a grumpy bastard alright but he's a coaching legend. Shame about the way he left Brisbane and I don't think his marriage breakup helped matters much. But, yeah combine him and the right team and you get a pretty deadly combination.

    The problem with Broncos supporters is that they can't accept that the days they can have the pick of the Qld talent are over. The fact that 3 immortals could build a dynasty in Melbourne of all places would have been absurd not that long ago.



  • Roache's injury run continues. He's out against Penrith tomorrow night, most likely Isaac Luke moves into the 17.

    1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

    2 DAVID FUSITU’A

    3 PETA HIKU

    4 PATRICK HERBERT

    5 KEN MAUMALO

    6 KODI NIKORIMA

    7 BLAKE GREEN

    8 AGNATIUS PAASI

    22 ISSAC LUKE

    10 LEESON AH MAU

    11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I

    12 TOHU HARRIS

    13 LACHLAN BURR

    Interchange:

    14 JAZZ TEVAGA

    15 BUNTY AFOA

    16 LIGI SAO

    17 KARL LAWTON

    18 GERARD BEALE

    23 ADAM BLAIR

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/05/14/round-10-nrl-squad-announcements/



  • Melbourne Storm come back from 8-22 to win 24-22 against the Wests Tigers because they're the Storm.



  • @Sneakdefreak Death, taxes, fucking Storm winning. They just don't know how to quit and if they get even the slightest sniff you are gone burger. No matter the size of your lead or the stage of the game. Very rarely do they get dominated for sizable periods of a match. Which always made the Warriors (semi) hoodoo over them bizarre!



  • Their other new fullback is a jet, that try he scored last night where he embarrassed 3 players, then just burned every other player was fucking great.

    They really are the New Englang Patriots. Even when they look like shit they get the result. Fuckers.

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  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    Their other new fullback is a jet, that try he scored last night where he embarrassed 3 players, then just burned every other player was fucking great.

    They really are the New Englang Patriots. Even when they look like shit they get the result. Fuckers.

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    Can you update that GIF to the Hound stabbing the Mountain and asking why he won't kark it ? it's more in keeping with the times. I would but I'm not good with computers.



  • @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    Their other new fullback is a jet, that try he scored last night where he embarrassed 3 players, then just burned every other player was fucking great.

    They really are the New Englang Patriots. Even when they look like shit they get the result. Fuckers.

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    They have another gun young fullback as well, Drinkwater , who has an injury, hasn’t played this year .but was tipped to be the best one ,

    They won’t be able to hang onto all 3 , so have a bit of a delemma



  • @kiwiinmelb said in NRL 2019:

    @mariner4life said in NRL 2019:

    Their other new fullback is a jet, that try he scored last night where he embarrassed 3 players, then just burned every other player was fucking great.

    They really are the New Englang Patriots. Even when they look like shit they get the result. Fuckers.

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    They have another gun young fullback as well, Drinkwater , who has an injury, hasn’t played this year .but was tipped to be the best one ,

    They won’t be able to hang onto all 3 , so have a bit of a delemma

    The Sydney Roosters are reported to be in the market for...



  • Warriors leading 14-0 against a Penrith team that wasn't great in the first half. In fact they sucked.

    But this is the mighty Warriors and it is now the second half....



  • @Sneakdefreak said in NRL 2019:

    Warriors leading 14-0 against a Penrith team that wasn't great in the first half. In fact they sucked.

    But this is the mighty Warriors and it is now the second half....

    I’ve tipped the Panthers, so don’t panic the Warriors have got this....



  • That should be a penalty try. If the offside Panthers players doesn't grab that the Warriors score.



  • @No-Quarter said in NRL 2019:

    That should be a penalty try. If the offside Panthers players doesn't grab that the Warriors score.

    League don’t do penalty tries..



  • @Gunner said in NRL 2019:

    @No-Quarter said in NRL 2019:

    That should be a penalty try. If the offside Panthers players doesn't grab that the Warriors score.

    League don’t do penalty tries..

    Even if they did the Warriors would only concede penalty tries


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