For 72 minutes, I sat watching this game in dread, like an injured seal just waiting to be picked off. Like almost every game this season, the Warriors looked like the most talented team on the park — at times they seemed like the only team actually trying to win — but the way the Sharks were grinding forward, kicking goals, edging ahead, it just felt like somehow Cronulla were going to get the two points. Continue reading The Jaws of Life
After an enjoyable week off for the Representative round, the NRL kicks into gear again with the Warriors facing the Sharks on Saturday at 7:30pm NZ time.
And just in case you forgot what happened in the Anzac test, let’s take another look.
So the Warriors didn’t win the Auckland Nines, but there were still plenty of thrills for fans of this great game. Here are the 10 most important things the NRL Warrior team learnt from the first weekend of rugby league in 2015:
1. You can’t deny that the best team won. As gallant as the Sharks were in the final, the Bunnies dominated the tournament from start to finish. They romped home in both the quarter and the semi, had all the ball in the final and were stingy on defence over both days. With Adam Reynolds and Isaac Luke steering them around the park, and George Burgess as their enforcer, the Bunnies showed exactly why they are favourites to defend their NRL title. Continue reading Notes From The Nines