News | Rugby League
21 Nov 2017 11:56
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Sports > Rugby League

    Mannering-less Warriors docile in defence

    The Warriors have struggled without the presence of industrious stalwart Simon Mannering, according to captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck admits the absence of "pack leader" Simon Mannering took a major toll on his side as they gave up 57 missed tackles in Friday's 30-14 loss to the Dragons in Hamilton.

    The Warriors were barely at the races in dour Waikato conditions, leaving gaping holes through the middle and conceding multiple tries down their right edge.

    Ex-captain Mannering, 30, often completes up to 50 tackles a game at lock but has missed the last two NRL matches with a hamstring issue.

    He is likely to return in next weekend's clash with the Broncos in Auckland - a date that can't come soon enough for Tuivasa-Sheck.

    "It's tough, Simon not being there for the boys - I feel like he's the pack's leader," the 23-year-old Tuivasa-Sheck told reporters.

    "But leadership-wise, Shaun (Johnson) and Issac Luke are still there, talking really well to the boys, Ryan Hoffman, all saying the right things."

    With his side's right edge leaking try after try, Tuivasa-Sheck said too many players were singing from their own song sheets and overlooking the collective.

    Too many lost battles at the ruck and through the middle had forced the side's outside backs inwards - creating overlaps for the Dragons to exploit.

    Of the Dragons' six tries, four came down the Warriors' right, with rookie winger Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad experiencing a tough day at the office.

    Try as he might, it was a gap too large for fullback Tuivasa-Sheck to plug.

    "The boys, they're trying really hard, (but) it's all individual - everyone's going in their separate ways," Tuivasa-Sheck said.

    "When we got into the grind, they had the momentum for a long time."


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Rugby League News
     21 Nov: Blake Green signs on with Warriors
     21 Nov: Sacked ref takes legal action against NRL
     20 Nov: Leaving Roosters right call for me: Pearce
     18 Nov: Rugby League World Cup: Fiji stun New Zealand in quarter-finals
     13 Nov: Kiwi pride key for RLWC finals: Bromwich
     10 Nov: Taumalolo show dominates NZ-Tonga clash
     10 Nov: Blair stands by Taumalolo criticism
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    All Blacks as dangerous as ever: Gatland More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    F&P Healthcare 1H profit up 4 per cent More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Sir Derek Jacobi is getting married to his long-term partner 11:50

    International:
    Rohingya crisis: Nothing prepared me for Bangladesh's refugee camps 11:47

    Entertainment:
    Gal Gadot says being a mother makes her feel like a real life Wonder Woman 11:20

    Rugby League:
    Blake Green signs on with Warriors 11:07

    International:
    Charles Manson, the cult mastermind who brainwashed hippie youth to kill 10:57

    Entertainment:
    Catherine Zeta-Jones paid tribute to her "best friend" Michael Douglas as they celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary 10:50

    Law and Order:
    Sacked ref takes legal action against NRL 10:47

    Business:
    F&P Healthcare 1H profit up 4 per cent 10:27

    Entertainment:
    Tamara Ecclestone finds it "heartbreaking" dropping her daughter off at nursery 10:20

    International:
    Charles Manson: How the notorious cult leader brought an abrupt end to the 60s 10:17


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd