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Player ratings: Warriors v Storm trial

Player ratings: Warriors v Storm trial

The Warriors gave up an 18-0 lead to lose 30-18 in their first trial match of 2017 against the Melbourne Storm on the Sunshine Coast. Here’s our player ratings for each of the Warriors who took the field, with numbers averaged out to allow for different minutes played.

 1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Carried the ball back with vigour on kick returns and went looking for work in attack. Well-timed run and jump to score off Shaun Johnson’s kick for the third try. 8/10

2. Tuimoala Lolohea

Scored the first try and had some nice touches coming out of yardage. Caught out of position while playing fullback on the Storm’s third four-pointer. 7

3. David Fusitu’a

Didn’t have a lot of ball go his way, but looked classy when he did get it. 6

4. Solomone Kata

Had a quiet night at the office. Didn’t seem to do much wrong, but hardly noticed on either side of the Steeden. 6

5. Ken Maumalo

Had a couple of handling errors and really struggled to impose himself on attack. 5

17. Mason Lino

Consistent performer across fairly big minutes on the park. Plays that second playmaker role well. 6.5

7. Shaun Johnson

Had a couple of poor last-tackle plays, but produced a lovely kick back towards the posts for Tuivasa-Sheck’s try. 6.5

20. Charlie Gubb

Plenty of enthusiasm as usual. Made some nice tackles to slow the play the ball down. A clumsy error or two mixed in there though. 6.5

18. Jazz Tevaga

Good defensively, where he didn’t miss many assignments, but delivered a shocking pass from dummy-half in the first quarter. Looked a little rusty but still gave his all. 6.5

32. Albert Vete

His strong carries helped set the tone at the start of the match. Aggression was good and he was probably the best prop in a Warriors jersey. 6.5

14. Bunty Afoa

Played decent minutes and handled it well. Scored the second try of the match. A real attacking threat on the edge. 7

12. Ryan Hoffman

Didn’t have a big impact on the game as Kearney opted to give minutes to other less experienced back-rowers. 6

16. Isaiah Papalii

Went about his work nicely in the middle of the park, while only playing limited minutes. Looks a real prospect. 5.5


21. Ata Hingano

Made a good tackle to force an error on Christian Welch late in the third quarter. Split the line open with some nice vision and footwork. 7.5

15. Toafofoa Sipley

Got through plenty in defence and looked at home in the middle of the park. A couple of little discipline issues in the tackle which still need to be ironed out. 6

22. Ofahiki Ogden

Made a clumsy error early in his stint, but you can see his potential. 5

6. Erin Clark

Added something to the game when he came on at dummy-half. Sprightly in attack and strong in his tackles. 7.5

23. Pat Sipley

Steady in a short stint on field. 5.5

28. Junior Pauga

Steady in a short stint on field. 5.5

25. Matthew Allwood

Added some spark with his work on the ball. 6

26. Lewis Soosemea

Steady in a short stint on field. 5.5

34. James Bell

Brought some aggression off the pine, which is what his game is all about. 6

11. Blake Ayshford

Performed well when called upon and did his chances of starting in the centres no harm. 6.5

(Main photo: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck. Credit: photosport.nz).