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NZ based. 42 years old, started reading the League Week when I was 8. Loved how that magazine presented the game.

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Our opinion is it’s good that he did. Their are similarities to when Andrew McFadden took over the team. That produced mediocre results. No doubting Payten has shown potential but the club is crying out for an experienced NRL coach (and more Australian players). Having cast aside Toovey, if Green turns down the expected offer, it could be Griffin for 1 year and maybe Bennett in 2022. Bennett said he has no interest for 2021, fair enough but he will have more than $1 million reasons to shift to Auckland after that..

Warriors find winning recipe

100% the roster needs to be ripped to shreds but their is a base of personnel that gives some optimism for next season. BUT at least three if not more quality signings are required. The Warriors are meant to have the best recruitment agent in the game !!! Where is he!!

Warriors find winning recipe

Same scenario all clubs face! Cheers Peeeko

Kearney has the Warriors heading in the right direction

Well detailed Albo, 100% agree.

Kearney has the Warriors heading in the right direction

Poor % so far, but he’s less than 100 games in (and head coach of two very challenging clubs on his CV). Easy to be critical of him before this season at NRL level, but he seems to be in a great spot now, he has made significant changes on and off the field at the Warriors and they are performing better as a result. With the natural addition of new signings they are certainly on the up. Great achievement to make the 8 this season but they should be challenging closer to the top of the competition from next year onwards. As they say, they just have to close the gap between their best performance and their worst. Cheers FT

Kearney has the Warriors heading in the right direction

Whare

Maguire must move on from Mannering

Mannering is leaning towards retiring from all Rugby League at the end of this season.

Maguire must move on from Mannering

The author knows the many minutes and heavy defensive workload that Mannering has had for more than a decade has caught up with him. In a case by case basis yes 31 is not too old to continue. ‘Mannering’s international career is nearing the end’ that’s what I stated. It has to be mentioned because Maguire is set to overlook him, despite the KIWI great being available. The article wasn’t stating Mannering is too old.

Maguire must move on from Mannering

Rory I’m NZ based. Maguire is between countries and has stated he intends to look after the grassroots of NZRL but is also open to an NRL coaching gig ‘when the right opportunity arises’. What that does to his KIWIS position who knows.

Maguire must move on from Mannering

Title should read “Maguire to move on from Mannering.”

Maguire must move on from Mannering

Tough competition for 26 rounds Jacko. It was more designed to point out probably more to NZ Warriors fans the toughness of the competition. In NZ a lot of people don’t understand just how much of a high level of Rugby League the Premiership is. But thanks for your comment.

A big couple of months for resurgent Warriors

Canberra in Canberra always a very tough trip. Few cracks in the Raiders showing, for the Warriors benefit that might give them a small amount of confidence, and the belief that is required to win such tough away matches.

A big couple of months for resurgent Warriors

I have no idea, I’m a Rugby League fan firstly and experience in this competition has taught me to expect the unexpected. The idea of the article didn’t offer bias, it was intended to simply point out that the Warriors are clashing with some true heavyweights almost consecutively. I wish them well, it’s a tough ask in a very tough competition.

A big couple of months for resurgent Warriors

Good read Steve. From my point of view the main contributor to the strangling of international rugby league is the 26 Rounds of the NRL. Add in the month of finals and the international game is bravely only left to the month of November to showcase national pride. It is just not sustainable, much like how SOO has outgrown the mid season battle that it is. The worst thing to happen to the game was the TV money for a certain amount of NRL games, that money will not come from elsewhere so the game is held to ransom, albeit a healthy financial one. However dropping NRL rounds to 18 would allow time through the season to break for international windows. Maybe two lots of 3 week intervals, but that would need a greater understanding of the future of the game and whilst the NRL bank the bucks they have no need to have such thoughts. Hence the international game suffocates.

The compelling evidence that rugby league is going backwards

Cheers Nat. Some players definitely stood up throughout the tournament. Tapine was massive, Levi and Asofa-Solomona showed they could lead us forward into the future. Few positive personnel indicators but overall going to take many changes as we rebuild from top to bottom.

Kiwi dreams turn to nightmares in Wellington

Very fair points, I think Martin will develop into a very good international player. His confidence would have taken a hit not getting a start against Tonga, he was ineffective last night. Levi is a star, a no frills tough little battler. I reckon he is a future kiwi captain and will have a great nrl career. But both still young so anything can happen!

Kiwi dreams turn to nightmares in Wellington

Cheers Johnny appreciate it. Funny enough I had been thinking lately whether to hang the pen up.

Kiwi dreams turn to nightmares in Wellington

Big problems in NZ at grassroots level. It’s a huge fix and a very tough one.

Kiwi dreams turn to nightmares in Wellington

Cheers for your comments Birdy, here in NZ when we were discussing the game during the lead up to it, I could only say we (NZ) were no certainties to beat Fiji.
And so it proved, the Kiwis were just outplayed and I do think out coached on the night.

Kiwi dreams turn to nightmares in Wellington

When team mates were asked during Origin 2 build up, who would most likely sneak out for a beer and other things, there were only two names mentioned. Dugan and Ferguson. Maloney even referred to them as dumb and dumber. Many chances these guys have had and regardless of their behaviour at the pub, they should both have a line put through them for any consideration for state or country again. The reason being this will not be the last time these characters make headlines for the wrong reasons.

Don't blame the idiot players: Their lack of character is our own damn fault

There is absolutely no way Pearce should be considered for next year. Daley should have blooded a new half back while he had the chance. It’s time to put faith in other players, it sounds ridiculous to say but Pearce has had his chances. He’s had more than enough surely that’s obvious. Surely

NSW's halves conundrum: When the best isn't good enough

Please note I have over stated Smith’s Man of the Match awards, he now sits one behind Lewis with 7.

Sensational Smith secures series success

I don’t think their is bias but the selection panel of Qld despite this series win needs to change. Either add in someone to make it four or replace Miles or Lockyer. That Game 1 selection was a disgrace. Players severely out of form and Walters was out voted on the inclusion of Slater. No definitive conclusion amongst the 3 of them that Hess should have been a certainty and Holmes who is most probably one of the World’s best wingers left out on uncertain terms. No Wallace who they preferred the desperately out of form other props Myles and Lillyman to. Come to game 3 and still some selection shockers, Glasby should not have been included I’m a fan of the battler but not at Origin level yet. Ben Hunt, Josh Papalii and Gavin Cooper are others that on form should have been replaced. Papalii is heading into the most overated category and Cooper while solid is far from spectacular nowdays. Last night’s match proved that with Cooper unable to hit holes despite great balls from his inside men. However 2017 is done and dusted, lets see if Qld can learn from the series and be even better in 2018.

Is the all-Bronco selection panel bringing the Bronco bias?

Moses at 6 with an organising half back is his strength. Can’t see him being a long term hooking option due to the defence required. Agree with Lee, I was more pointing to his attacking qualities he was bringing.

Dogs in dire straits

You would have to go back to the Sydney Bulldogs of 1995 when they won the ARL Premiership with Terry Lamb and Craig Polla-Mounter in the halves !!!

Dogs in dire straits