2023 NRL Round 5 Cronulla Sutherland Sharks v New Zealand Warriors @ Pointsbet Stadium Sunday 2nd April @ 4:05pm

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Should win @ home after finding alot of confidence and rhythm in the second half against the Dragons but I don't see us belting the Warriors.

Even if we get out to a lead they seem more resilient and less likely to just give up and collapse in a heap than in say past iterations/seasons.

If we lose this one in the forwards I am putting that on the coach with that bench he has chosen
 

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Should win @ home after finding alot of confidence and rhythm in the second half against the Dragons but I don't see us belting the Warriors.

Even if we get out to a lead they seem more resilient and less likely to just give up and collapse in a heap than in say past iterations/seasons.

If we lose this one in the forwards I am putting that on the coach with that bench he has chosen

We absolutely embarrassed them last year, they'll be up for this game.
 

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Should win @ home after finding alot of confidence and rhythm in the second half against the Dragons but I don't see us belting the Warriors.

Even if we get out to a lead they seem more resilient and less likely to just give up and collapse in a heap than in say past iterations/seasons.

If we lose this one in the forwards I am putting that on the coach with that bench he has chosen
I think they're as flimsy as usual. Give em a run they'll get clucky but the soft underbelly is is still there if you put a bit to em.

For a team renowned for finding ways to beat themselves saying they're more resilient doesn't mean much.

Sharks 20+
 

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I have a soft spot for our brothers across the ditch. It's been a hard few years for the Warriors. SJ will be up for this game. I don't think it'll be a blowout, just a narrow win for us.
 

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Looking at the teams, there isnt 1 Warriors player id pick over their opposite number @ Sharks.
If we play like we played in 2nd half vs Dragons we win 30+
However we play like we did in first half, then we're in for a dog fight
 

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Looking at the teams, there isnt 1 Warriors player id pick over their opposite number @ Sharks.
If we play like we played in 2nd half vs Dragons we win 30+
However we play like we did in first half, then we're in for a dog fight

I'd take Bunty because I love him.
That's the entire basis of my argument though.
 

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Looking at the teams, there isnt 1 Warriors player id pick over their opposite number @ Sharks.
If we play like we played in 2nd half vs Dragons we win 30+
However we play like we did in first half, then we're in for a dog fight
AFB
 

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Main thing with these guys is don't give them an easy path down to our line and let SJ jink around a little and get them nice one on ones on the line. They have a huge backline and we will get players either isolated or find ourselves short wide.

Kosi 193cm 107kg
Vailea 185cm 98kg
Pompey 190cm 101kg
Montoya 189cm 95kg*

Katoa 180cm 88kg
Ramien 184cm 98kg (or less now)
Talakai 178cm 100kg
Ronnie 190cm 95kg
Moylan 185cm 95kg
Hynes 188cm 90kg

If we play up their end we can pick them apart easily.

*I was sure he was going to be heavier than that, he runs real hard
 
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Main thing with these guys is don't give them an easy path down to our line and let SJ jink around a little and get them nice one on ones on the line. They have a huge backline and we will get players either isolated or find ourselves short wide.

Kosi 193cm 107kg
Vailea 185cm 98kg
Pompey 190cm 101kg
Montoya 189cm 95kg*

Katoa 180cm 88kg
Ramien 184cm 98kg (or less now)
Talakai 178cm 100kg
Ronnie 190cm 95kg
Moylan 185cm 95kg
Hynes 188cm 90kg

If we play up their end we can pick them apart easily.

*I was sure he was going to be heavier than that, he runs real hard
i swear kosi was a midget? who is the short ass winger they had last year? i wanted ronnie to dunk on him
 

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i swear kosi was a midget? who is the short ass winger they had last year? i wanted ronnie to dunk on him
Think Vailea and Pompey may have spent time for them on wing last season. Berry or Athars but they are both reasonably big too. Maybe thinking of Vailea? 185 certainly not big enough to stand out in NRL.
Only other guy who comes to mind as playing wing for them is DWZ, probably been around long enough I think you'd remember him.

Just had a look at last weeks highlights, Vailea is their left centre and got bumped off by Averillo so even scrawny Ramien should be able to attack him pretty hard. Montoya is on that side vs Sione though. Also means we can't kick at the wing & centre on Ronnie's side as effectively as that's the Pompey/Kosi side.

Niukore (106) and Pompey (101) is who they will be running at Moylan.
 
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