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Warriors coach Nathan Brown feels Reece Walsh might want to miss some video games this season due to his younger age.
Rising star Reece Walsh might discover himself out of the beginning crew for the Warriors’ recreation in opposition to the Sea Eagles on Sunday.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown is hoping to have Chanel Harris-Tavita out there for this weekend’s recreation at Lottoland and the younger halfback confirmed at coaching on Wednesday that he has recovered nicely from his foot damage.
Brown instructed that Harris-Tavita will slot straight again into the halfback function as he was locked into that place earlier than his damage.
“Chanel was our beginning halfback at the beginning of the 12 months, so I’d anticipate him to be our beginning halfback now, if he’s match and in a position,” Brown mentioned.
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That transfer might lead to Kodi Nikorima shifting to five-eighth and Reece Walsh dropping out of the beginning crew.
Different much less probably choices are Walsh going again to fullback and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck switching to the wing, or Nikorima transferring to hooker and Walsh partnering Harris-Tavita within the halves.
“We’ve acquired just a few choices there we are able to take a look at, with the place folks can play, who performs and what fits the crew,” Brown mentioned.
“Clearly Reece is barely a younger participant, he’s solely 18, so managing Reece goes to be necessary all year long.
“So we’ve acquired about half a dozen plans, however we haven’t actually fearful an excessive amount of about it, we’ve let all of them prepare right this moment and Reece can clearly play at 6 and 1, so he skilled in several spots and Chanel skilled at 7 and 6. There are a selection of issues we are able to take a look at there.
“The very first thing was that all of them acquired by way of coaching good and we’ll have a employees assembly tomorrow earlier than our essential coaching run on Friday.”
In addition to becoming Harris-Tavita again within the crew, Brown is also doing likewise with Euan Aitken, the centre who picked up an ankle damage within the season opening win over the Titans.
Brown mentioned it’s attainable that this weekend is perhaps too quickly for Aitken’s return, but when he does play, he can go the place both Adam Pompey or Rocco Berry are presently chosen.
“He began at left centre for us, however Adam Pompey has been achieved such a great job and our proper centre has been a blended bag due to accidents,” Brown mentioned.
“So Rocco is on his second recreation there and from his first recreation to his second he confirmed some large enchancment. Edward (Kosi) performed his first recreation final week (at wing), however I’m positive Rocco can play wing additionally. So there’s lots to consider.”
In the meantime, Brown clarified the state of affairs with winger David Fusitu’a, who remains to be out with an damage that’s taking time to return proper.
“His hamstring is a little more complicated than what we first thought,” Brown mentioned.
“We thought he was going to be proper to play final week and he acquired by way of the total week’s coaching then pulled up tight. He had a run Sunday, about an hour earlier than the sport and once more it wasn’t good.
“So he’s going to be a long run proposition than what we first thought.”
On Tuesday night there have been a few posts on Twitter, suggesting the explanation why Fusitu’a wasn’t enjoying was due to private points and his psychological well being was questioned.
Brown criticised the authors of these tweets and felt a line had been crossed.
“There are specific areas in life the place folks ought to’t go,” Brown mentioned.
“There are are areas of rumours that folks shouldn’t speak about, I’d have thought. “That’s provided that you’ve acquired your ethical compass pointing in the appropriate course anyway.”