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The fans have had their say, putting together a strong Maori men’s side for this month’s clash against the Indigenous All Stars in Melbourne. A number of capped Kiwi internationals feature, including veteran campaigners Jesse Bromwich, Adam Blair, Tohu Harris and Kevin Proctor, while the Stacey Jones coached side also includes Queensland State of Origin stars Kalyn Ponga and Dane Gagai. Both of those players – along with Australian Test props Jordan McLean and James Tamou – qualify through...
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has become the first New Zealand Warriors and just the second Kiwi ever to win the Dally M Medal. (Photo: NRLPhotos). Tuivasa-Sheck topped the tally in a dramatic final round of voting, edging out Newcastle Knights fullback Kalyn Ponga and Cronulla’s Valentine Holmes. Tuivasa-Sheck polled 29 points, overtaking Ponga in the final round. Tuivasa-Sheck wins 2018 #DallyM Medal:https://t.co/vX9PpAEfDW#NRL pic.twitter.com/pHSdvCfoBm — NRL (@NRL) September 26, 2018 Other...
Long-time New Zealand Warriors back-up half Mason Lino has agreed to join the Newcastle Knights from 2019. Lino has signed a two-year-deal with the Club which sees him in the red and blue until at least the end of 2020. Knights player list manager Troy Pezet said the addition of Lino provides genuine competition for positions with Lino able to play half and five-eighth. “Mason is a talented young man,” Pezet said. “He provides us with good depth… Mason has a lot of strings to his bow...
After last weeks great Mount Smart send-off for Simon Mannering, the Warriors ended their seven-year drought from playoff football and found themselves in Sydney for round one of the playoffs facing the Penrith Panthers. Predictions on both sides of the Tasman had the Warriors as slight favourites to take this match, but the Panthers took advantage of a swing of momentum and never let go as they ran away with a 25-12 victory. Well, that wasn't the result I was expecting or the way I saw...
After guaranteeing a return to the playoffs with last weeks win over the Panthers, the Warriors were home once again at Mount Smart for the final round of the regular season against the Canberra Raiders. Canberra came into the match as giant killers with recent wins against the Rabbitohs and the Roosters, so this was always going to be a tough match for the home side. The pressure was on the Warriors with a sellout crowd there to celebrate not only the Warriors return to playoff football...
After Round 23's defeat, the Warriors made the journey home to Mount Smart Stadium to face the Penrith Panthers. With the NRL ladder the tightest it has been for several years the Warriors needed to get the victory to secure their spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2011. Thankfully for the large crowd in attendance, the Warriors came to play and looked a much better side than the week before, getting the much-needed win 36-16. This was one of the better performances from the...
After their victory over the Knights, the Warriors made their last journey across the ditch for the regular season to face the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. A win here would give the Warriors a potential shot at a top-four spot, but it wasn't to be as the Bulldogs got the win in a tighter than expected encounter 27-26. What can you say about this performance from the Warriors? Most people had the Warriors winning this game comfortably but much like the game on the Gold Coast the...
After last weeks triumph in Wollongong, the Warriors returned home to Mount Smart to face the Newcastle Knights and celebrate Issac Luke's 250th game. In contrast to their impressive away record the Warriors have not had great success in Auckland and were sitting on a four-game losing streak at home. This streak ended however with the Warriors winning 20-4 with this win almost confirming that the Warriors will return to playoff football after a 7-year drought. Man, it is great to be...
Wishing to put the horrible performance in Round 20 behind them, the Warriors travelled down to Wollongong to the fortress called WIN Stadium where the Dragons have yet to be defeated in 2018. Not only have the Dragons not lost at WIN Stadium this year but the Warriors have never tasted victory at the ground either. However, 2018 continues to be the Warriors year of breaking hoodoos as they came away with a hard-fought 18-12 victory. What a way to bounce back after the disaster on the...
After last weeks tight encounter against the Storm the Warriors made their way to the Gold Coast to face the Titans. The Warriors have enjoyed a rich vein of form against the Titans, winning the past six matches between the two and a comprehensive victory for the New Zealand side was expected by most fans and pundits alike. The Titans didn't read the form guide however and put the Warriors to the sword with a resounding 36-12 defeat. Well, I think Stephen Kearney described the Warriors...