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Play The Ball
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This year represents the 20-year anniversary of the Warriors and the 21st season of them playing in the Australian rugby league competition. I’ve had the fortune to cover the club since arguably its finest season – 2002 – in which the Daniel Anderson-inspired side claimed a maiden wooden spoon...
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The Warriors, for a while now, have considered themselves a development club. Throughout the Wayne Scurrah regime the club would back its ability to find young kids and turn them into stars rather than trying their luck on the open market. They decided to adopt this approach because it is more...
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For the past two weeks the Warriors have started Siliva Havili at hooker for the first 13-15 minutes before replacing him with Nathan Friend for the majority of the match. I don’t really understand the thinking behind it. It seems pointless having a guy on the field for impact for such a short...
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The rule that sees mandatory sin-binning of any player that throws a punch is actually bad for the game. It was introduced into the sport two years ago after Paul Gallen laid into Nate Myles in the Origin arena. While I obviously understand and support the NRL’s reasoning for introducing the...