Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Captain Mannering leads the way

May 29, 2014

Captain Mannering leads the way

NZ Kiwis and Warriors skipper Simon Mannering carries some commanding form into this week's milestone NRL game against Newcastle, earning the praise of national team coach Stephen Kearney.

Mannering's performance in the Warriors' 24-16 road win over Gold Coast Titans really impressed Kearney, as he kept tabs on his players.

The captain (Kiwi #731) ran for 124 metres and made a team-high 33 tackles to lead his side from the front.

On Sunday, he chalks up 200 games for the Warriors and 100 as skipper.

"This is what we expect from Simon - a captain's performance," says Kearney. "He had plenty of carries, plenty of tackles and plenty of metres.

"It was a really inspiring performance.

"This week will be a massive game for him. To reach 100 games as captain and 200 as a player with one club is a real achievement."

Also catching Kearney's eye were two players who missed out on selection for his Anzac Test line-up - Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei and Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves.

Vatuvei (Kiwi #720) recorded 153 metres on the ground, his third straight game over 100 metres. Since the test, he has averaged almost 130 metres a game.

"I think he's finally starting to get his numbers rolling and showing some form. This is just the culmination of a few good performances now."

Waerea-Hargreaves (Kiwi #755) bounced back from a subdued outing against North Queensland last week to stamp his class on the Roosters' 32-12 victory over Canterbury Bulldogs. He gained 150 metres and made 25 tackles.

"He got beaten up by the Australian props [James Tamou and Matt Scott] in Townsville, but came up with a really tough performance against another tough Bulldogs team."

Brisbane assistant coach Kearney also noted the form of Broncos skipper Alex Glenn (Kiwi #769), who missed the Anzac Test through injury, but lead his side to a late win over Wests Tigers.

"He was really, really good for us."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Review: The NZSO Performs Handel's Messiah

    Max Rashbrooke: Saturday night's performance took the piece back to something like the way it would have originally been performed when premiered in 1742, with an orchestra of 20-30 players and only a few more singers. More>>

    Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

    When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

    Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

    Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
    Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

    Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

    The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news