The Warriors come in to this game off the back of their first 80-minute performance of the year. They were disciplined, patient and then kicked away in the final 20 minutes. The game plan was clear: keep it tight early on, do all the basics right, control possession and territory, and attack once the opposition starts to tire. After a stuttery start, they started to run like a well-oiled machine.
The men from Mt Smart showed us a world without errors and penalties, without panic or frustration. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from here is a choice that’s up to them.