TWL RD 22 PLAYER RATINGS: WARRIORS V ROOSTERS

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Not much to get excited about individually from a Warriors point-of-view after a 42-6 hiding at the hands of the Roosters.

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c): A lone shining light yet again. Scored the opening try, came up with a string of sensational plays at the back to save the Warriors’ bacon during the first half and led his side with 148 metres in a side desperately short on go-forward. 8

2 ADAM POMPEY: Handled Daniel Tupou OK for the most part, but was a total non-entity on attack. Made a measly 46 metres from nine carries. Hard to fathom Patrick Herbert not coming straight back into the Warriors’ backline in favour of keeping Pompey. 4.5

3 PETA HIKU: Came up with some superb defensive stops early on before being moved to his old spot at right centre following Beale’s exit. Beat Latrell Mitchell with one impressive run and finished with 82 metres. 6.5

4 GERARD BEALE: Suffered a reported patella tendon rupture during the first half, which will end his season. 3

5 KEN MAUMALO: Caught out a few times by opposing winger Brett Morris, but was one of the only Warriors to bend the Roosters’ defensive line back. Finished with 145 metres, including a game-high 52 post-contact. 6

6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA: Made an impressive start in the halves but was retrenched to centre after Beale was carted off. Still arguably the Warriors’ biggest attacking threat playing out of position. 7

7 BLAKE GREEN: Clever kick to set up RTS’s try and a repeat effort almost conjured another for Kodi Nikorima. But Green’s general direction was lacking without Harris-Tavita’s assistance. 5.5

8 AGNATIUS PAASI: Topped 100 metres and racked up 33 tackles, despite a spell getting an HIA assessment. Probably not quite the authority required up against the Roosters’ menacing pack and made two errors. 5.5

9 JAZZ TEVAGA: Forced to spend 70 minutes at hooker due to Beale’s injury – and was in the sin-bin for the other 10 after a late hit on Cooper Cronk that will likely see him miss a week. Service from dummy-half was subpar. 4.5

10 LEESON AH MAU: Not a 200th to remember, but the milestone man was solid in leading the Warriors’ pack with 122 metres. 6

11 ADAM BLAIR: Not bad, not great. Racked up 82 metres and 23 tackles. 5.5

12 ISAIAH PAPALI’I: One of the Warriors’ better contributors with 11 carries and a game-high 49 tackles. 6.5

13 LACHLAN BURR: Fairly industrious with 10 runs and 32 tackles but made one glaring drop and missed a few in defence. 5

 

15 SAM LISONE: Came on for Paasi during the first half and made several strong carries. Finished with eight runs and 14 tackles (no misses) from 36 minutes on the park. 5.5

16 BUNTY AFOA: Only afforded 31 minutes but reeled off 22 tackles without a miss and six good runs. Worthy of a run back in the starting team. 6

17 LIGI SAO: Injected during the second half and tried to add some spark but the game was way beyond the Warriors’ reach by that stage. 5

18 KODI NIKORIMA: His planned return as a dummy-half interchange went out the window following Beale’s injury, thrown back in the halves instead. Didn’t provide enough attacking impetus or take the pressure off Green. 5

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