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Who's the Warriors Dangermen??

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Who if any are players you think the Seaeagles need to shut down besides the obvious all 17 of em call.
    I think that Johnson is a sensation & on top of the list but also Locke, Manu & Mateo are the major players to close down on Sunday.
     
  2. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    Manu seems to turn to **** if he gets thumped. ---> see allstars game.
     
  3. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The Warriors are favourites with the bookies.
    Their forward pack is what we have to shut down, so far as possible. If they make ground at will then there are plenty of players who can exploit the space and we'll be in a bit of trouble.
    I still expect us to win, but then again, I usually do :)
     
  4. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mateo can be hot or cold. Hope he has an off day.
     
  5. Blowfly

    Blowfly Well-Known Member

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    I believe their forwards will be weakened with the loss of Lillyman, Luck and the Rapira brothers so we should be able to get over the top of their pack.

    I reckon Shaun Johnson is the dangerman and must be stopped. His ad-lib style makes me nervous. The kid has talent.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Johnson is a dangerman, but I think the key to him is to shut him down and take away his space, teams tend to hang off of him and that's when he does something that splits teams open.

    I expect us to lose this game in a close one, but more out of lack of game time for our players than being beaten by a better team
     
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  7. Cameron

    Cameron Cambo Premium Member

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    I really our chances because of the above. Their pack is weakened I also don't rate their coach
     
  8. Ceagle

    Ceagle Well-Known Member

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    I think Johnson will have second year syndrome, alot of the plays he did were flash in the pan type stuff and only had a handful of good games last year.
     
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  9. Masked Eagle

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    Why don't you rate their coach? IMO he helped turn around the Kiwis and his record in the ESL is as impressive as anyone elses the last 5 years or so.
     
  10. Shoe1

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    Luck lilyman and rapira do a lot of grunt work for their pack. They'll miss them. I can't see Mateo doing luck's 40 odd tackles per game. Whoever set the odds for this game must be unaware of their depleted pack.
     
  11. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Mateo always starts the season slowly. Johnson is good, but wasn't Maloney the man behind the wheel for most of last season ? I think some of their options have been reduced because they have lost Hohaia, Heremaia and Berrigan as utilities. They've signed Nathan Friend, but I just see him as a workhorse hooker, not a creative type out of dummy half. Also a new coach, untried at NRL level......just like Tooves.
     
  12. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Add another player to watch - Konrad Hurrell.
    Playing in last years dominent Toyota cup side this kid is an absolute handful. Similar to Nonu the NZ Rugby Yawnion centre he is stocky with an explosive running style. A Matai bellringer may be necessary!!
     
  13. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    The problem with a Matai bellringer on Hurrell, Matai may come off second best due to the kids size.
    This kid is the result of French Nuclear testing in the pacific
     

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