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You're not alone in sensing the Warriors are well off the pace after two rounds, as Aaron Heremaia admits 'it feels like we've been losing 50-0'.
The judge's scorecard is not healthy if you're a heavyweight Warriors' fan.
Sure it's early in a long, arduous season, but they're one of only three clubs – Rabbitohs and Titans the others – yet to produce any joy.
Not until the 65th minute of the season-opening loss to the Eels did they show any attacking spark, and the second defeat to the Tigers was a bumbling mess.
Yes, they've copped some poor refereeing decisions, none more costly than the failure to check a botched in-goal grounding against the Tigers which should have been a momentum-turning Feleti Mateo try.
But those sorts of blunders are ingrained, almost expect, from Aussie whistlers.
In truth, the Warriors have no-one to blame but themselves. It's premature to hit the panic button, but Sunday's clash with wounded defending premiers St George Illawarra is an intimidating prospect.
"You can accept a loss if you're playing well, but we've been playing poorly. It feels like we've been losing 50-0 every game," Heremaia gripped.
The nippy 28-year-old hooker is unhappy with his first two outings, where threatening dummy half scoots were rarely sighted. Like many of his team-mates, Heremaia is feeling the competitive heat from the in-form second-tier Auckland Vulcans.
Two victories and some standout performers in that New South Wales Cup team had Warriors coach Ivan Cleary place his side on notice this week.
"He [Cleary] mentioned that this week. He's given the same group of guys the chance to redeem themselves and put in a good performance. There could be some changes if that doesn't happen," Heremaia revealed.
"Personally disappointing," he responded when asked to assess his own form. "I've been trying a bit too hard, forcing the issue.
"I'm looking over my shoulder because the Vulcans have won two games and the boys are playing well. Another bad performance could see me down there, you never know."
Unlike most professional sportsmen, Heremaia knows what a 'real job' feels like. He was a chef in Thames two years ago before grasping a one-month trial at the Warriors.
Last year's meteoric rise was capped by a one-off appearance for the Kiwis in the Anzac Test. Players often struggle to back-up, suffering second year blues, and Heremaia admits this year presents challenges.
"I've never been in a position where I've had a good season and I've had to back that up. I'm just trying to find some consistency."
For the moment he's kept out-of-sorts recruit Shaun Berrigan on the bench, but both should watch out for explosive talent Alehana Mara, who impressed at the back-end of last year.
"He's certainly putting his hand up," Cleary said of Mara. "He showed last year when he played NRL he's got a bright future. He's probably improved since then so he's in there fighting."
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