Chris Yates has named round 10 team for this week.
We caught up with Chris Yates and asked about last weekend’s 26 - 30 loss against Mounties and Sunday’s upcoming home game the against ladder leaders Auburn Warriors at Ringrose Park …
What are your thoughts about last week’s loss?
Very disappointed with the loss, at the moment unforced errors are really hurting us. We had a period in the first half where we didn't touch the ball for around 14mins and that saw us leak 16 points. The boys fought hard and 15mins into the 2nd Half we led by 8 and in a position to win the game. A poor completion rate of 3 from 9 to finish the game plus having a player in the sin bin for 10mins invited Mounties back into the game and collect the 2 points.
Who were your standouts from last week?
Tui Kamikamica was great in the middle, also very happy with Sam Gorman who hasn't had a bad game for us.
Who was the ‘Players Player’?
Who was the Player of the Week selected by the Coaching Staff (Coaches Award)?
What happened with Saia Tanginoa at the judiciary?
Saia wasn't referred to the judiciary; the 10mins he received in the sin bin was thought to be enough.
Any injuries to report on?
Isaac Maliota – foot injury will have a scan and out this week
Justin Lemalu – fractured hand surgery Friday morning 4-6 weeks
Lionel O’Malley – ankle
This weekend we’re up against Auburn Warriors at home … So where do you think we’ll need to concentrate for this weekend’s game to come away with the win and take pole position on ladder?
Our ball control needs to improve, Auburn are big team who like to throw the ball around and attack from anywhere.
Who do you think are the danger players that we’ll need to watch out for?
Matt Utai and Heka Nanai both former NRL players with plenty of experience
They are to play Auburn Warriors
Sun, Jun 1, 3:00 PM AEST. Ringrose Park, Smith Street, Wentworthville NSW.
Round 10 Massey Cup Team:
1. HENRY RAIWALUI
2. JAMES TUITAHI
3. JAKE BUTLER-FLEMING
4. DANNY BARAKAT
5. BEN FRITZ
6. BRENDAN WATERS
7. SAM GORMAN
8. TUI KAMIKAMICA
9. LIAM FORAN
10. JUSTIN LEMALU
11. DANIEL HOWARD
12. PATRICK MATAELE
13. MITCHELL STANFIELD C
14. BLAKE COOK
15. WALTER VAEAU
16. VALU NASIO
21. JOSEPH METAPUKU
24. TAUNAOLA KEI