Album: Rd 5: Warriors Vs Rabbits Preview And Gameday!
Warriors vs Souths<br /> Mt Smart Stadium<br /> Sunday 7th April 4:00pm local time<br /> <br /> What a God awful start to the season. Any hope that the end of 2012 was just a temporary nightmare has certainly been squashed by the dismal start to 2012 for our beloved Warriors. Three bad (terrible) performances to open the campaign followed by a truly average game of rugby league last Monday night, which finally saw us break our massive win drought.<br /> <br /> Nevermind, onwards and upwards. This week the Warriors play host to a rampaging Bunnies outfit in what is shaping as a David vs Goliath like battle. Poor form aside the Warriors are now struggling with injuries and depth is being tested early, as per the norm for this club it seems. Not even a scrappy win over the struggling Cowboys has lifted my spirits for 2013, much like the Eels and Pamfers, I fear things are only going to get worse before they get better.<br /> <br /> Recent form: Polar opposites here, the Rabbitohs have been one of the most impressive sides over the first 4 rounds and appear to have picked up where they left off last year. Gringlis has been superb at the back, while Adam Reynolds shows no signs of the dreaded ‘2nd year syndrome’. Their forwards have been brilliant, in particular the two Burgess boys. Ben Te’o has also slotted seamlessly into their setup. Despite their stars, I get the feeling this side knows it’s strengths and weaknesses and plays as a unit.<br /> <br /> The Warriors on the other hand look like their 2012 selves with one key difference. They seem incapable of scoring any points. Boasting a competition low 48 points scored over the first 4 games, the attack has been downright dour. There has been plenty of dancing on the spot, but very few defensive headaches for defensive lines. The worrying sign here is that while the attack has dropped off, defence hasn’t improved. If we were a cricket team, I’d say the only things that need improving are batting, bowling and fielding. There has been literally nothing to hang our hats on th