Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like The Beast

You’d never hear Manu Vatuvei talk like this:

But its becoming harder and harder for the Manu critics to argue against his greatness. Is he the greatest Warrior of all-time? I’ve reached the point where I’m willing to argue that he is. Stats alone make a very strong case, 138 tries from 199 games, but for me they don’t come close to telling the whole story. The impact Big Manu has both on and off the field is hard to quantify with words. The first to put his hand up to bring the ball out of his end in the toughest of situations, the way the young players look up to him and the work he does in the local community — these are the things that make him truly great. Continue reading Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like The Beast

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Melbourne Error-a-thon

This is definitely the toughest review of the year so far. It’s made me feel very sorry for Andrew McFadden and the rest of the coaching staff for having to sit through that footage again. I really hope that’s the last time this season any of us need to watch a performance like that. Storm v Warriors, usually one of the best games on the calendar, turned into an absolute flop. Continue reading Melbourne Error-a-thon

Time To Deliver

Okay Warriors, time to show us what you’re made of. Forty-minute performances won’t cut it anymore. You’re better than that. We all know it. We’ve known it for a long time. We can see it in the 96% completion rate in the first half against the Eels. We can see it in this brilliant attacking move against the Broncos. Continue reading Time To Deliver

A Matter of Missed Opportunties

As we watched Captain Mannering lead the boys through the tunnel to the sound of the drummers, we wanted to reminisce, not re-live that meeting with the Broncos from 20 years earlier. But with Alfie Langer in attendance, we should have known Brisbane was out to spoil the big occasion once again. Continue reading A Matter of Missed Opportunties

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