NZ Warriors

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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...
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Simon Mannering has been named in the starting line-up for the first time this season replacing the injured Leivaha Pulu for the New Zealand Warriors’ seventh-round match against unbeaten St George Illawarra at Mount Smart Stadium on Friday night. While centre Solomone Kata was also forced off...
After an impressive showing against the North Queensland Cowboys, the New Zealand Warriors hosted the Brisbane Broncos in Round 6. The Warriors were looking for their sixth consecutive win of the year while the Broncos were looking at breaking a two-game losing streak. Unfortunately for the...
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After two weeks playing away, the Warriors finally returned home to a sold out Mount Smart Stadium with an impressive 4-0 record to face a North Queensland Cowboys desperate to return to the winner's circle. This was not to be as the Warriors welcomed back club hero Simon Mannering with a 22-12...
After last weeks breathtaking come from behind victory over the Raiders, the Warriors ventured to Sydney to face premier contenders the Sydney Roosters. With Sam Lisone, James Gavet and Shaun Johnson out for this matchup, many (including myself) had doubts that the Warriors would be able to go...
After their 2-0 season start the Nz Warriors ventured to the Australian Capital to face the 0-2 Canberra Raiders. The Warriors have never started a season 3-0 and very seldom taste victory in Canberra but this is no longer the Warriors of old, and they created a breathtaking come from behind...
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After their first-ever win in Perth, the Warriors made the journey home to Mount Smart Stadium for the first time in 2018 to face the Gold Coast Titans. Buoyed by their first-round performance and their impressive record against the Titans the Warriors came into round two as heavy favourites...
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The Vodafone Warriors made the long journey to Perth to kick off their 2018 campaign. A long history of disappointment plagued the Warriors in Western Australia, and many predicted this misery would continue as the Warriors faced the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round One. However, this was not...
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New Zealand Warriors hooker Nathaniel Roache is booked for surgery on a lumbar disc injury next week which is set to sideline him for the 2018 NRL season. The 21-year-old Roache, the club’s 2016 Vodafone NRL Rookie of the Year, suffered the setback after returning from a ruptured Achilles...
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It feels like an age since I’ve written about the Warriors but finally the NRL Season is upon us and I cannot wait for Round One. This time of year also means its time for me to give my thoughts on how the Warriors will fare in their 2018 campaign. As I did last year, I will be breaking my...