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Low Blow

On a night when Joseph Parker became the number one contender for the IBF crown, it was the Canberra Raiders who landed a massive body blow to the Warriors’ finals hopes. As Mt Taranaki watched on, the men from Mt Smart sunk to new lows in what is fast becoming a nightmare season.

There’s been some bad nights, some difficult 80-minutes so far this year, but I think the reason Saturday felt like such a cheap shot is because we were supposed to have hit rock bottom already — why on earth did we have to go back there again? Continue reading Low Blow



It was an emotional week in Warrior Nation. Embarrassment in Melbourne, injuries, controversy off the field and massive changes to the game-day lineup. The atmosphere surrounding the club took a hit, social media trolls were baying for blood and the media’s head exploded.

However, what resulted was perhaps the most satisfying two hours I have ever spent at Mt Smart. Continue reading Proud

What’s going on?

Twenty-one years and my team is still

Trying to climb that great big ladder of hope

To a Premiership title

I realised quickly that I’d always be loyal

That a few losses wouldn’t spoil my faith, uh huh

For the team called the Warriors


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This is the Moment

Remember this date: 16 April 2016. It’s a date we look forward to as I write these words, but one day — maybe later this year, next year or whenever Ryan Hoffman is lifting the Provan-Summons Trophy surrounded by Simon Mannering, Shaun Johnson and Co. — we’ll look back at this date with hindsight and remember that 16 April 2016 was the day when everything changed, when the Warriors released the shackles, went all-in on their season, all-in on their future and backed themselves to come up with the best hand.

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