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Sat 30 May: NRL: New Zealand Warriors v St George Illawarra Dragons (Sky TV 5.55am)

Who will win?  

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The Warriors are useless, Dragons all the way.


Talent is secondary to whether players are confident.

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If they were not playing St George, then I would fear for the Warriors being on the end of a 60-70 point caning under the new rules. As it is Paul McGregor to get a weeks stay of execution.

Watch the performance of James Graham in this game because when I saw him live at Woolongong v Wests he did look off the pace. Watch the game and let us know what you think


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Too early to watch live, but I expect to wake up tomorrow and find that the Warriors have underwhelmed again.

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Is it being sped up at the play the ball? It feels like I’m a Charlie Chaplin film! I’ve heard the NRL speed up games to make them seem faster but it seems really noticeable in this game.  

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35 minutes ago, Curly perm said:

Is it being sped up at the play the ball? It feels like I’m a Charlie Chaplin film! I’ve heard the NRL speed up games to make them seem faster but it seems really noticeable in this game.  

How could they do that in a live game?

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Glad to see Warriors actually putting in a worthwhile performance. First 40 sets completed is pretty incredible. The Dragons, however, look like they could play until the next pandemic and still not score

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3 minutes ago, Jeff Stein said:

Glad to see Warriors actually putting in a worthwhile performance. First 40 sets completed is pretty incredible. The Dragons, however, look like they could play until the next pandemic and still not score

Now 43 from 43 for the warriors..

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I must admit, as poor as the Dragons have looked, I did think the circumstances might pull the Warriors together as a team.  I stuck them, Bayer Leverkusen, Cronulla and Canberra in my cheeky £10 Yankee this weekend.

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18 minutes ago, Gerrumonside ref said:

Only just tuned in, but that’s an incredible stat about the Warriors’ set completion.

Yeah, class. They’ve looked good. Amazing considering they’ve relocated, have all been away from home etc. What an effort. 

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Just now, Curly perm said:

Yeah, class. They’ve looked good. Amazing considering they’ve relocated, have all been away from home etc. What an effort. 

Yes, I wonder if it’s one of those situations where they’ve been able to achieve total focus and togetherness through being holed up together.

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Was James Graham injured today as he only played 28 minutes. I didn't hear anything on commentary.

I know he has had a phenomenal career and is one of the modern greats but I cant see what he is adding to this Dragons team now.

They are not using any of his ball handling skills and he is playing as a straight up and down middle forward and he simply isn't doing that job as well as some of the other players for the Dragons.

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22 minutes ago, Dunbar said:

Was James Graham injured today as he only played 28 minutes. I didn't hear anything on commentary.

I know he has had a phenomenal career and is one of the modern greats but I cant see what he is adding to this Dragons team now.

They are not using any of his ball handling skills and he is playing as a straight up and down middle forward and he simply isn't doing that job as well as some of the other players for the Dragons.

It seemed odd to play him at loose forward when that move was hardly a conspicuous success for the lions

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The Dragons backline seemed to be making plenty of ground but the Warriors led their halfbacks a merry dance in defence.  Hunt had a go but Corey Norman didn’t seem involved enough for me.  Warriors just kept the ball and pressure up and took their opportunities well.

I agree with Dunbar though regarding Graham.  He didn’t do much wrong in defence but I think this new rule will limit certain players strengths.  His age and the amount of battles he’s been in the thick of might just be telling.  Hope he can pick his game up it up to finish his NRL career.

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Geez that was bad , Hunt and Norman totally stealing big money with their returns on the paddock 

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Just watched the highlights. Good to see a Warriors win, but they have served up their fair share of false dawns before.

I'm glad this wasn't the first televised game after the lockdown.

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"Men will be proud to say 'I am a European'. We hope to see a day when men of every country will think as much of being a European as of being from their native land." (Winston Churchill)

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Tremendous result for NZ Warriors, when you are on your own in a foreign country for a while, the only thing you can do is circle the wagons and that's what they have done. I still think when come up against a good team they will be taken to the cleaner,s but kudos for the performamce today

"Mary" McGregor's reign has ended following that performance , he is maybe not getting the sack now but St George will surely make a move for Wayne Bennett (Shane Flanagan being banned from coaching until 2022). There's no fire coming out of Mary's Dragons.


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"Any attempt to try to cast their vote aside, as if they didn’t mean it or didn’t understand the consequences, whereas everybody else did, is a bit of a slur on the individuals who took the time to vote, many of them for the first time

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58 minutes ago, THE RED ROOSTER said:

Tremendous result for NZ Warriors, when you are on your own in a foreign country for a while, the only thing you can do is circle the wagons and that's what they have done. I still think when come up against a good team they will be taken to the cleaner,s but kudos for the performamce today

"Mary" McGregor's reign has ended following that performance , he is maybe not getting the sack now but St George will surely make a move for Wayne Bennett (Shane Flanagan being banned from coaching until 2022). There's no fire coming out of Mary's Dragons.

He should be getting the sack now . No way is that roster that bad . He’s had more than a fair shot , he can’t complain . Today that was terrible . It was just completely toothless in attack . Lateral shift , zero direction , disjointed . The halves are playing totally separate games and offering very little . I doubt they’d have scored if they carried on playing after the Warriors had got showered and on the bus. Shocking 

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On 28/05/2020 at 07:55, Allora said:

The Warriors are useless, Dragons all the way.

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