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Injury Toll

Postby TerryG » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:42 pm

The sticky thread for news and updates on Warriors injuries and any impact on selection. Previous injury discussions might eventually be moved to this thread to make them easier to find.

Updated at April 5th

Available for selection from Round 4 v Cows:
Harry Siejka (concussion)
Nathan Friend (shoulder) returned to first grade and made all the difference
Jerome Ropati (Knee) turned out for Vulcans, slowly regaining fitness

Available from Round 5 v Bunnies:
Manu Vatuvei (Ankle)
Carlos Tuimavave (right hand)
Russell Packer (Bicep)

Available from Round 6 v Raiders:
Sam Lousi (Foot)

Available from Round 7 v Melb:
Steve Rapira (Ear)

Return uncertain:
Alehana Mara (Ankle)
Charlie Gubb (Jaw)
Dominique Peyroux (Jaw)
Sione Lousi (ACL)
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Northern_Union » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:28 am

We've had a hefty injury toll so far for the early stages of the season. Hopefully our luck will change late in the season.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby IanS » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:59 am

Yep, hopefully things turn around in that regard.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Northern_Union » Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:39 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing Steve and Sam Rapira get some decent game time.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Muppet » Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:09 pm

With a few players coming back from injuries in the next few weeks, we should really start to see some competition for spots in the playing 17. This can only be good news for the club.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby TerryG » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:40 pm

Yeah. It would have been ideal to have played Jake Lillyman against Souths and ease Rusty Packer back from injury with a lower pressure game such as the Raiders this week. Ah well, it's a good thing Matty Elliot is already grey haired.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Muppet » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:44 pm

TerryG wrote:Yeah. It would have been ideal to have played Jake Lillyman against Souths and ease Rusty Packer back with a lower pressure game such as the Raiders this week. Ah well, it's a good thing Matty Elliot is already grey haired.


You are right there. If they don't give you a heart attack, they will send you grey. I'm already starting myself. :lol:
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby S J » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:00 pm

Muppet wrote:
TerryG wrote:Yeah. It would have been ideal to have played Jake Lillyman against Souths and ease Rusty Packer back with a lower pressure game such as the Raiders this week. Ah well, it's a good thing Matty Elliot is already grey haired.


You are right there. If they don't give you a heart attack, they will send you grey. I'm already starting myself. :lol:


I like Matty ... ;)

He is always great to listen too.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Northern_Union » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:01 pm

TerryG wrote:Yeah. It would have been ideal to have played Jake Lillyman against Souths and ease Rusty Packer back from injury with a lower pressure game such as the Raiders this week. Ah well, it's a good thing Matty Elliot is already grey haired.


First comes the grey hair then the bald head like Bluey.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby TerryG » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:13 am

My father, who was one of the coaches for a Wellington league club – Wainui or somewhere in the Hutt Valley, I forget which – would bring his team to Auckland whenever they made the finals – it must have been the Barter Card Cup – and they'd always be thrashed by Bluey's team.

We were both wrapped when BM got the Warriors job, had high expectations and couldn't believe how quickly it all unraveled and went pear-shaped.

Bluey is a straight meat and two veg coach, plain talking, focuses on the basics, is very instinctive, but doesn't play the sort of Jedi mind tricks that Wayne Bennett has turned into an art form. I credit Bennett with reviving the careers of Timana Tahu, Willie Mason and a few others where lesser coaches wouldn't have bothered or known how.

Anyway, in summer I go for the low maintenance chrome-dome look, Bluey styles, and then I don't have to see my own gray coming through.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby TerryG » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:18 am

S J wrote:
I like Matty ... ;)

He is always great to listen to.


He is mate. I'm happy with him too.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Mr Chook » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:49 am

Northern_Union wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing Steve and Sam Rapira get some decent game time.

I'm a big fan of Sam Rapira. I really hope he can string a few seasons together injury free.

Is there a better prop rotation in the game than S Rapira / Matalino / Packer?

Other contenders:
Dogs - Tolman / Graham / Kasiano
Raiders - Shillington / White / TLL / Tilse
Cowboys - Scott / Tamou / Taumololo
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby TerryG » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:29 am

Mr Chook wrote:...Other contenders:
Dogs - Tolman / Graham / Kasiano
Raiders - Shillington / White / TLL / Tilse
Cowboys - Scott / Tamou / Taumololo


I reckon James Tamou is a big softy.
Here he is taking time out of a busy game to give Konnie Hurrell a nice relaxing shoulder rub.....whether Konnie wants one or not.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby Muppet » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:54 pm

Love to determined look on Hurrells face.
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Re: Injury toll 2013

Postby S J » Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:57 pm

Muppet wrote:Love to determined look on Hurrells face.


He's a hard man to stop.
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