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Must win

Every year we ride the Warriors’ rollercoaster and almost expect the ups and downs, so much so that they generally come as no great surprise. But this season the lows have been so low, and compounded by off-field distractions, that they’ve felt a lot more upsetting, a lot more urgent. And then right when we thought it was all over, another season down the toilet, smashed to smithereens and with the shrapnel from the bomb blast looking likely to create more casualties than just Konrad Hurrell, the men from Mt Smart went and produced their best performance of the year and finally looked like the team we all hoped they might be.

Typical. Just typical.

So now we revert back to what must quickly be becoming a dreaded word around Warriors’ HQ: Consistency. Can the men from Mt Smart find it? Can they actually play well two weeks in a row? Three? For the rest of the season? Continue reading Must win

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Cool Runnings

Who saw that coming?

Honestly? C’mon now, tell the truth.

Yes, I hear you, it’s Origin time. The Broncos were understrength, tired. The Warriors always make a run at this time every year. I know, I know, these are all valid points.

But seriously, after all that has happened in the past month, did you really see the men from Mt Smart putting on a show like that? It wasn’t just scraping out a win against a lacklustre Brisbane side — that was a performance to be proud of, one that got us excited, which had us out of our seats for almost longer than we were in them. It was the kind of performance that makes you forget all the dark times, all the negativity — unbridled joy, and pure love, were the only emotions needed on Saturday night. I even shared one of those special moments when you look at the person a few seats down from you and your eyes meet for just a little too long to call it a passing glance, but it’s not awkward, anything but, so you hold the gaze for a few seconds longer than you might in another social situation, because you’re both smiling, both grinning actually, and part of you wants to hug each other but you’re a little too far away so instead you just look even longer, because the moment warrants that human connection, a shared ecstasy, and you complete your perfect conversation where no words are necessary but everything is understood.

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