As the Warriors enter their 21st season, it certainly feels like they should have won an NRL title by now. They’ve been close, having made the big dance twice (2002 and 2011) along with the minor premiership in 2002, but have failed at the final hurdle.
But are these expectations unfair? Continue reading Are the Warriors more successful than we realise?
The Auckland Nines might have crept up on a few people, but with January racing by, the start of the season is almost here. The squad is due to be out in the next week or so, but in the meantime, here’s a look at who I’d like to see run out onto Eden Park on 31 January.
Sam Tomkins — The hot-stepping Englishman who came with a huge reputation. Although he started the season with a few errors, he improved with every week in the NRL and will be looking to have a massive year in 2015.
Konrad Hurrell — I’ve checked the weather report and it looks like a Category 5 Hurrellcane is due to hit the Mt Eden area the weekend of 31 Jan–1 Feb. According to the Saffir-Sampson Hurricane Wind Scale, that means catastrophic damage for anything that crosses the Hurrellcane’s path. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. But, in all seriousness, who wants to tackle this guy? Continue reading Potential Auckland Nines Squad?
Despite stuff.co.nz reporting that the Warriors have a tough start to NRL season (http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/64169618/new-zealand-warriors-handed-tough-start-to-2015-nrl-season), most other pundits have labelled the draw as one of the easiest and I tend to agree.
Continue reading Easy Draw?
Nearly 20 years ago, the NRL Warrior watched Dean Bell lead the DB Bitter Auckland Warriors out of the tunnel at Ericsson Stadium. Drummers drummed, fires flamed and a young boy lay on the floor of his bedroom, glued to the fuzzy screen of a 14-inch television screen, and fell in love.
Continue reading Who is the NRL Warrior?