As I walked towards the Big Top, two of the biggest drawcards disappeared in the other direction. While Manu Vatuvei and Konrad Hurrell went for a coffee, I sat in my seat and considered the impact their absence might have on the main event. Looking around at the 17,000-plus who had gathered for the Sunday matinee, I could feel the nervous excitement that a game of such significance brings. Win and the Top 4 beckoned. Lose and the Warriors could fall out of the Top 8 completely. Continue reading A Day at the Circus
It’s cold outside, but don’t worry — the NRL is just about to heat up.
With only two points separating positions 4–10 on the ladder, and only nine weeks remaining, every upcoming match takes on more and more significance. For the Warriors, seven of those nine games come against sides in that top 8 fight, which means for every two points they gain, it’ll be two points dropped for a competitor. If the men from Mt Smart can stay in the hunt, there’s likely to be a semi-final feel each time they step on the paddock as we edge closer to the championship rounds. Continue reading Storm on the Way
This is definitely the toughest review of the year so far. It’s made me feel very sorry for Andrew McFadden and the rest of the coaching staff for having to sit through that footage again. I really hope that’s the last time this season any of us need to watch a performance like that. Storm v Warriors, usually one of the best games on the calendar, turned into an absolute flop. Continue reading Melbourne Error-a-thon
Okay Warriors, time to show us what you’re made of. Forty-minute performances won’t cut it anymore. You’re better than that. We all know it. We’ve known it for a long time. We can see it in the 96% completion rate in the first half against the Eels. We can see it in this brilliant attacking move against the Broncos. Continue reading Time To Deliver