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Really starting to hot up after last nights games

Have the Warriors made any progress......No, blew a 16 point lead to let in 28 unanswered points

Latrell Mitchell..........a gifted player no doubt, but does he have an element of thuggery about him.  Worst head high tackle this season, literally tried to take Manu's head off, yet only a 10 minute spell in the bin.  If Peter V'landy's has any say, he won't play again this season.  V'Landy's was very hot about head contacts in the game

Who will take out the GF..........I'd say Penrith with Cleary back running the show like a finely tuned piano


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I figured out a while ago, that a lot of BS goes down in the NRL, BUT, they promote their game a lot better than Rugby, which is why I tend to watch it more than rugby these days

The triumvirate of Peter O'Sullivan/Nathan Brown/Phil Gould, supposedly had all the nous and contacts to build the Warriors into a real team.

Well Phil Gould didn't last long, he has signed with Canterbury, and to be honest, the Warriors have made no progress, so yeah, 2022 will be our year

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  • 3 weeks later...

Superb viewing over the weekend, with 3 close matches, an upset and a dominant performance.

By comparison watching the ALL Blacks thrash Argentina was boring


1.  Wayne Bennett is as wiley as they get.  If Souths take it out, put it down to his man management

2.  Talent at this level is a must, but confidence also.  Papenhuyzen has finally got his back for the Storm.  Blistering speed, so quick and deceptive.

3.  Ponga, probably the most gifted all round player in the NRL, has almost single handedly carried the Knights.  Loyal to the Knights, but for how long

4.  Have the Panthers lost their mojo.  Normally everything they do always comes off for them, but it didn't this time, and they looked rattled.

5.  Prediction, going with the form, Storm/Souths final

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However, Stuff understands they won’t be making a pitch for Kiwis hooker Brandon Smith.

The 24-year-old from Waiheke Island has been granted permission to talk to clubs about a move away from the Storm at the end of the year, but there’s no chance of him moving back to New Zealand.  Although he is a talented player, the Warriors have faith in Wayde Egan, with Brown believing he can become an 80-minute hooker for the club.

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