Articles by Brads Ramblings

After last weeks controversial narrow loss to the Sharks the Warriors crossed the Tasman looking for retribution against a Panthers side minus their origin stars. A win here would see the Warriors return to the top four but it was a night to forget for Warriors and Warriors fans alike as the Warriors delivered arguably their worst performance of the season losing 36-4. Well, what can you say about that performance? The Warriors were dreadful on Friday night, this was their chance to...
After what has felt like an eternity the Warriors returned to Mount Smart Stadium on a chilly Friday night to play the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks. A win here would solidify the Warriors position in the top four, but unfortunately, it wasn't to be as the Sharks came out on top with an 18-15 victory. Ok, first things first, before I start my review I will mention the elephant in the room, yes the last try was scored off a forward pass. The refereeing in this match was extremely poor, but...
After a successful journey down to Christchurch, the Warriors had one more stop on their road trip as they made their way to Townsville to face the struggling Cowboys. History hasn't been kind to the Warriors in Townsville with only one win in the past 12 visits but as the Warriors have shown throughout 2018 poor records don't matter as they came away with a 23-16 victory. The Warriors lost the NRL's leading try scorer David Fusitua after a rolled ankle at the captains run but did welcome...
After a much-needed bye week, a well-rested Warriors side made the journey down to Christchurch to face the Manly Sea Eagles. The Sea Eagles have had an edge of the Warriors for a long time having won the past seven matchups between the sides. The Warriors, however, paid no attention to the past and put on an impressive show for the NRL starved south island crowd defeating the Sea Eagles 34-14. What a way to bounce back from the heavy defeat to the Rabbitohs in Round 12. The Warriors...
With the Warriors enjoying a bye in Round 13 I have no review to write, so I decided it was the best time to write my midseason review. As my title suggests, the Warriors have had a bit of a mixed bag in the first twelve rounds of the season. There were indeed many good moments, some bad and few a few ugly and at the midpoint of the season you could say they sit on a knife edge of where their season will end. The Warriors are currently 4th of the ladder with an 8-4 record and a -2...
After their scrappy win over the bottom-dwelling Eels, the Warriors came home to Mount Smart to face a South Sydney Rabbitohs side currently enjoying a three-match winning streak. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returned to the side, but Mason Lino was ruled out, meaning Peta Hiku was moved into the halves with Gerard Beale slotting into the centres, but it wasn't enough to make a difference as the Warriors continued their current win-loss trend alive going down 30-10. This was another tough game to...
After a disappointing Round 10 performance the Warriors once again made the journey to Sydney, this time to face the bottom of the table Parramatta Eels. The Warriors were buoyed by the return of Issac Luke but lost Roger Tuivasa-Sheck who stayed in New Zealand on baby watch; this saw a reshuffle with Peta Hiku moving to fullback and Gerard Beale making his Warriors debut at right centre. With several teams nipping at their heels the Warriors needed the win here, and they walked away with...
After their impressive Round nine victory the Warriors hosted the Sydney Roosters in the first ever Indigenous round game played in New Zealand. After defeating the Roosters emphatically in Round four, many (myself included) predicted another win for the home side but the Roosters had other plans as they dominated the Warriors in a one-sided affair handing the locals a 32-0 drubbing. What a disappointing game, losing is bad but to not score a single point is dreadful which is probably...
After the disappointment of Anzac day, the Warriors returned home to face a West Tigers outfit that has been on end of back to back defeats desperately looking to return to the impressive form they have shown in 2018. This was not to be as the Warriors who were looking to make their own return to form made a statement with a resounding 26-4 victory. The Warriors needed to bounce back from last weeks lacklustre performance, and I think they made a good step in the right direction. The...
After their first loss of the season, the Warriors had their first taste of Friday Night Football as they hosted the undefeated St George Illawarra Dragons. Questions were raised about the teams lack of intensity in the aftermath of their loss to the Broncos and fans and sceptics alike were eagerly awaiting Round 7 to see if the Warriors would bounce back or if Round 6 was the start of a slide. Well, the Warriors regained their intensity and in front of a bumper crowd of 18,295 fans put on...
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