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Chanel Harris-Tavita is likely to join Blake Green in the halves according to Jamie Soward.


Former NRL winner turned columnist Jamie Soward isn't expecting much from the Warriors halves in the post-Shaun Johnson era.

Soward is picking Chanel Tevita-Harris, who is yet to make his NRL debut, to join Blake Green in the halves when the 2019 season gets underway against the Bulldogs on March 16 at Mount Smart Stadium.

Soward is predicting the pair to be the second-worst performing set of halves in the NRL during the upcoming season.

But Warriors fans won't be losing too much sleep over Soward's power rankings.

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This time 12 months ago, Soward was predicting the Warriors to finish second last in the NRL.


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Jamie Soward predicts the loss of Shaun Johnson will hit the Warriors hard in 2019.


Instead, the club made its first finals appearance since 2011 after finishing eighth on points differential but just two competition points behind minor premiership winners the Sydney Roosters.

Soward has released his power rankings for the 2019 playmakers on NRL.com.

His prediction is Green, who is under an injury cloud with a hamstring complaint, and Tevita-Harris will only outperform the Parramatta Eels pairing of Mitchell Moses and rookie Dylan Brown.

"Green will have to be patient and I would love to see him in the No.7 until Tevita-Harris feels comfortable. This kid can play but it will take time. The steady hand of Green is the perfect fit. Adam Keighran is the other option to replace Shaun Johnson in the Warriors line-up," Soward said on NRL.com.


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Jamie Soward has made his choice for who should play in the halves at the Warriors but he's expecting them to be the second worst combination in the NRL.


Soward's prediction for the best performing halves combination in 2019 is the Roosters duo of Cooper Cronk and Luke Keary.

A former premiership winner with the St. George Illawarra Dragons in 2010, Soward said: "The halves carry the hopes of every team's fortunes."

"They put all the kicks in, throw the final pass a lot of the time and come up with the clutch plays."

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