- Warrior Nation
- John Matheson
- Harper Collins Publishers (New Zealand) Limited
- Published Date
- 144 pages
"Celebrated author John Matheson, who covered the early years of the Warriors for Sunday News, has brought together the rich history of New Zealand′s own NRL team. Original interviews, along with accounts from former players, coaches and CEOs, make Warrior Nation a compelling reading for any New Zealand sports fan as the fortunes of the club′s 15-year history are spun together for the first time."--Publisher description.
One of the more intriguing questions on the eve of the final was whether the now NRL Coach of the Year Anderson would reign on his clubs razzle-dazzle style when the stakes were so high. The win against the Sharks had been error-ridden, and, after initially suggesting he'd instruct the team to play lower-risk football in the high pressured fina, in his final interview before the game he suggested that the Warriors' unpredictability could be the key to beating the vaunted Sydney defence, and that he would not rein them in after all.