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News: SEA EAGLES NAME TOP SQUAD FOR WARRIORS TRIAL

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Zep, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    <p>Manly coach Des Hasler has named a full strength squad of 22 for Saturday’s final trial against the New Zealand Warriors at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland.

    Hasler will field his expected starting 13 for the Wests Tigers opening premiership match on Monday March 15, for at least 30 minutes of the trial.

    All major off season buys – Joe Galuvao, Matt Cross, Terence Seu Seu and Dean Whare – will make the hit and run trip across the Tasman.

    Halfbacks Kieran Foran and Trent Hodkinson will also get an opportunity to press for the number seven jersey although Foran is equally at home at five eighth.

    North Harbour officials are tipping a big crowd for the trial following two consecutive trial wins by the Warriors.

    The Sea Eagles squad which will travel to Auckland on Friday is:

    Chris Bailey

    Matt Ballin

    Matt Cross

    Kieran Foran

    Joe Galuvao

    Trent Hodkinson

    William Hopoate

    Jason King©

    Brent Kite

    Jamie Lyon ©

    Steve Matai

    Josh Perry

    Michael Robertson

    Shane Rodney

    George Rose

    Terence Seu Seu

    Brett Stewart

    Glenn Stewart

    Anthony Watmough

    Dean Whare

    David Williams

    Tony Williams</p>

    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4569-sea-eagles-name-top-squad-for-warriors-trial.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I can't understand why the NRL can't sell these latter trials to Fox.  More people would look at these games than the limp golf, or some car race from Dubai.  The game between the Roosters and Tiggers, Penriff v Parra, Manly v warriors surely would sell. 
     
  3. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I am hoping that Kiwi Eagle will be our roving reporter for this game.  I would love to know who the 'starting 13' are at this stage.  My gut feel is

    Brett
    Wolfman
    Williams T
    Matai
    Robbo
    Killer
    Foran
    Glen S
    Choc
    Gulavo (sic)
    King
    Ballin
    Kite

    Bench
    Seu Seu
    Big George
    Perry
    Rodney/Bailey (the new Willos)
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Would love to be Wheel but other end of the country to me unfortunately
     
  5. Guest

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    Please no injuries from the trial
     
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I am hoping bailey does his knee - only joking
     
  7. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Am i looking through maroon coloured glasses because in my eyes that team looks highly competitive.

    Agreed about the trials DSM, if they have footage on the news surely they could put some television package together
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I hope they play Hodkinson 7 and Foran at 5/8th to see how they go.
     
  9. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'd like to see that too.
     
  10. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    agreed!
     
  11. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I am hoping bailey does his knee - only joking
    [/quote]

    Knee injuries are generally done from exertion, so we've got no worries about Bailey doing any damage. Seriously, our roster is of such great quality (thanks to Crusher / Mayer / Lowe), that we do not need players who:-

    1. Plays the ball slower than Mal Kafusi;
    2. Goes into the fetal position when a defender touches him;
    3. Is too small for a backrower;
    4. Is too big and lacks the speed, creativity and skill to be a 5/8;
    5. Generally looks disinterested.

    I've said this a number of times. He struggled to make the 1st 17 for a Newcastle side that came last that year with Brian Smith as coach.

    There is a reason for that, and it's not because he was playing dominant in reserve grade - put it that way.
     
  12. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I was surprised to see him referred to him having 'the inside running" to be in the starting back row. I suspect Gaulavo will soon take a spot if not from the outset.

    Bailey = new silvertails whipping boy ?  ;)
     
  13. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Jatz - what do you mean new, I think he got whipped last season even when Ox was still here
     
  14. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah I know. But I was hoping i could stir Ryan into action with some more prime time whip joy.
     
  15. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    He'd be the ONLY player that is unsatisfactory, and imo surplus to requirement. He has brought his Newcastle attitude with him, and it rubbed off on a few players last year.

    Tell me who'd you drop out of these backrowers in place of Bailey:-

    11. Watmough
    12. Rodney
    13. Stewart
    17. Galuvao
    18. Williams (Probably the closest)
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

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    www.warriors.co.nz

    Experienced winger Manu Vatuvei will have his first NRL trial of the year when he lines up against Manly at North Harbour Stadium on Saturday.
    Vatuvei (23) missed the club’s opening trial against the Sydney Roosters on February 13 because he was playing for the NRL All Stars against the Indigenous All Stars in Robina.
    While he travelled with the squad to Cairns last week he was rested for the trial there against the North Queensland Cowboys.
    As he prepares to start the 2010 NRL season, Vatuvei is just six games short of joining the list of players who have appeared in 100 first-grade games for the Vodafone Warriors. He also boasts the best strike rate among the club’s leading try scorers with 58 tries in 94 games.
    With his return to the left wing, exciting Vodafone Junior Warriors winger Bill Tupou makes way but is included on an enlarged interchange bench.
    Coach Ivan Cleary said Tupou, who is still eligible for the NYC this year, had made the most of his chances in the 26-8 and 28-6 victories in the first two trials.
    “We’ve been really impressed with what Bill has done and he’ll get more game time at some stage in this trial against Manly,” said Cleary.
    Starting in the halves against the Sea Eagles will be off-season signings Brett Seymour and James Maloney with Joel Moon, who had the first 20 minutes at standoff against the Cowboys, moving out into the centres with Jerome Ropati.
    Of the starting forward pack used against the Cowboys, the only changes see 2009 Kiwi Ben Matulino in the second row for promising 2008-2009 Vodafone Junior Warrior Sione Lousi and Russell Packer starting in the front row instead of new recruit Jeremy Latimore.
    While veteran centre Brent Tate hasn’t been named in the squad it’s possible he will come into the line-up for his first outing since his second major knee injury in three seasons.
    Front-line players not considered for this match were captain Simon Mannering, prop Steve Price, hooker Ian Henderson and fullback Wade McKinnon. Mannering and McKinnon are expected to be available for the first-round match against Gold Coast on March 14 while Henderson is sidelined for a few weeks with a knee injury and Price will miss the start of the season but could return soon after.


    VODAFONE WARRIORS v MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

    North Harbour Stadium, Albany
    5.00pm, Saturday, February 27
    Referees: Jared Maxwell and Gerard Sutton

    VODAFONE WARRIORS

    1 LANCE HOHAIA
    2 KEVIN LOCKE
    3 JOEL MOON
    4 JEROME ROPATI
    5 MANU VATUVEI
    6 JAMES MALONEY
    7 BRETT SEYMOUR
    8 SAM RAPIRA
    9 AARON HEREMAIA
    10 RUSSELL PACKER
    11 LEWIS BROWN
    12 BEN MATULINO
    13 MICHEAL LUCK (c)
    Interchange:
    14 ALEHANA MARA
    15 JEREMY LATIMORE
    16 SIONE LOUSI
    17 PATRICK AH VAN
    18 SHAUN JOHNSON
    20 JESSE ROYAL
    21 JACOB LILLYMAN
    22 BILL TUPOU

    COACH: IVAN CLEARY
     
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

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    Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles vs Ipswich team announcement
    Manly Sea Eagles
    Thursday, 25 February 2010

    The trial team for Sunshine Coast Sea Eagles vs Ipswich:

    Dennis Sandow
    Michael Chapman
    Filinga Filiga
    Kyle Lodge
    Mark Page
    Daly Cherry-Evans
    Ben Whiddon
    Junior Palau
    Cameron Joyce
    John Platt
    Vic Mauro
    Darcy Lassick
    John Muir
    Jamie Buhrer
    Zane McCarthy
    Simon Allen
    Wiremu Ratana
     
  18. eggson

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    I'd like to see more of Rodney this year, hope he stays injury free.

    Is this the game where we wear the indigenous jersey, the one where fans had two choices?
     
  19. ManlyBacker

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    CENTRE Brent Tate and fullback Wade McKinnon have been added to the New Zealand Warriors line-up for today's trial against Manly at North Harbour Stadium.

    Tate hasn't played since a season-ending knee injury against his old Brisbane club in the third match of the club's 2009 campaign.

    Earlier this week the 27-year-old was confident he would be able to have time on the field against the Sea Eagles and, after training well yesterday morning, he was added to an enlarged bench.

    Joining him is experienced fullback McKinnon, who had seemed likely to miss the last two trials after rolling his ankle in training ahead of last weekend's clash against North Queensland in Cairns.

    However, McKinnon, 29, recovered well early in the week and ran freely in training yesterday to claim a spot on the bench against the Sea Eagles.

    Manly coach Des Hasler has named his first-choice side to start the trial, which will be played in 40-minute halves rather than 20-minute quarters as has been the case in the Warriors' previous trials.
     

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