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
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?
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?
Hello and welcome to the NRL Warrior blog. We’re still in the set-up stages but check back in 2015 as we’ll have things up and running for the start of the new season. Cheers NRL Warrior team