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When in doubt, roll your own solution.

import scala.concurrent.{ Future, Promise }
import play.api.libs.concurrent._
import play.api.libs.iteratee._
import play.api.libs.iteratee.Input._
import play.api.libs.json._
import play.api.http.{ Writeable, ContentTypeOf }
import{SignatureCalculator, Response}
import com.ning.http.client.Realm.AuthScheme
import com.ning.http.client.PerRequestConfig

class MyRequest(
  url: String,
  headers: Map[String, Seq[String]],
  queryString: Map[String, Seq[String]],
  calc: Option[SignatureCalculator],
  auth: Option[Tuple3[String, String, AuthScheme]],
  followRedirects: Option[Boolean],
  requestTimeout: Option[Int],
  virtualHost: Option[String]

) extends WSRequestHolder(url,headers,queryString,calc,auth,followRedirects,requestTimeout,virtualHost) {

   * Perform a GET on the request asynchronously with a body.
  def get[T](body: T)(implicit wrt: Writeable[T], ct: ContentTypeOf[T]): Future[Response] = prepare("POST", body).execute

   * Prepare a request
   * @param method
   * @param body
   * @param wrt
   * @param ct
   * @tparam T
   * @return
  override def prepare[T](method: String, body: T)(implicit wrt: Writeable[T], ct: ContentTypeOf[T]) = {
    val request = new WSRequest(method, auth, calc).setUrl(url)
      .setHeaders(Map("Content-Type" -> Seq(ct.mimeType.getOrElse("text/plain"))) ++ headers)
      .setBody(wrt.transform(body)) {
      t: Int =>
        val config = new PerRequestConfig()
    } {
      v =>


object MyWS {
   * Prepare a new request. You can then construct it by chaining calls.
   * @param url the URL to request
  def url(url: String): MyRequest = new MyRequest(url, Map(), Map(), None, None, None, None, None)

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