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Let’s Have Some Fun

Sometimes 80 minutes is gone before you know it. You sit down, hear a whistle blow, jump off your seat a few times and suddenly you’re back in your car. On the drive home you try to take it all in, to work out what’s happened and what it all means. There’s adrenalin coursing through your veins, and your heart still beats faster than normal as you twist your car keys out of the ignition — it will be some time before it slows. The creak of the automatic garage door signals the end of the day’s journey, of your adventure, but your night is far from over — there’s too many thoughts swirling to contemplate sleep.

At other times, 80 minutes can last a lifetime. The opposition seems to have the ball forever and you can’t remember the last time you smiled. Almost instantly you know that something isn’t right, that it’s going to be one of those days, and you want the pain to stop even before it arrives. Hope hangs on longer than you think it might, but that only serves to prolong the agony, to extend the suffering. Continue reading Let’s Have Some Fun

It’s The Little Things That Matter Most

The Warriors stepped onto Suncorp Stadium with a point to prove, and for a significant portion of Friday night’s match they did exactly that. They proved they can deliver the energy, enthusiasm and effort needed to challenge the best sides in the NRL and, in the first half especially, gave the Broncos a real run for their money. Up until the 54th minute, when Darius Boyd sliced through a reshuffled left edge, the game was in the balance and the Warriors had every reason to believe they could leave the Sunshine State with the two points. However, continuing an all-too-familiar tale, the men from Mt Smart couldn’t sustain their performance for 80 minutes, came away empty-handed and now find themselves looking up at the majority of the competition as we head into Round 3.

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