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 New Zealand Warriors
Next Game: The Season has finished
Stephen Kearney
Stephen Kearney
NZ thrilled with old-school Blake Green
11 Mar 2018
The Warriors broke their nine-match losing streak in Perth with victory over the Rabbitohs, but coach Stephen Kearney isn't getting carried away.

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney has heaped praise on journeyman recruit Blake Green, but has told his players not to get carried away with their 32-20 opening-round win over South Sydney.

NZ were irresistible against the Rabbitohs, running in six tries to four in front of 38,824 fans at Perth's Optus Stadium.

The win ended their nine-match losing streak in Perth.

But more importantly, the triumph has given the playing group belief that they can defy the pundits and make a surprise finals appearance this season.

Five-eighth Green starred against the Rabbitohs, with the 31-year-old proving to be the perfect foil for scrumhalf Shaun Johnson.

Kearney was happy with the first-up performance of Green, who is now at his sixth NRL club.

"Blake's been a really important inclusion into the group," Kearney said.

"The energy he presents on training day early in the week, and in the sheds after the game (is important).

"He's a real olden-day footballer. He's had a real positive influence with the group. All the new recruits have."

The Warriors' best recruit may well end up being a man not on the playing list.

The arrival of strength and conditioning guru Alex Corvo from the Broncos seems to have given the Warriors a harder edge on the fitness front.

That proved crucial during their triumph in Perth, where they overcame the long trip and the five-hour time difference to put the Rabbitohs to the sword.

Kearney said it was too early to make any bold declarations about the team's fitness, saying it's important to back up with a good display in Saturday's home clash with Gold Coast.

"I don't want you to get too carried away in the sense it's only round one," Kearney said.

"We had a fair bit of possession. I'm not saying they're not fit. They did a pretty good job to come home strong there.

"But my point is we've got a lot of improvement in us. The back end of the second half there I think we can really tidy up.

"We'll enjoy what happened here, but our focus will shift pretty much immediately."

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Last Game: The Warriors won against the Parramatta Eels 18 - 16 at Ericsson Stadium, New Zealand (5429 days ago)  game results here
 New Zealand Warriors Season 0 Stats (All games)
 Total Games Played 26 
 Away Games 13 
    Away Wins 12 
 Home Games 13 
    Home Wins
 Total Tries: 75 
 Total Goals: 70 
 Total Field Goals:
 Total Points For: 638 
 Total Points Against: 629 
 Leagues the New Zealand Warriors are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1997 Visa World Club Challenge, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1997 Visa World Club Challenge, 1997 Superleague Telstra Cup, 1997 Visa World Club Challenge, 1998 Trials, 1998 NRL Season, 1998 Test Selections, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 2000 Pre-Season, 2000 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Pre-Season, 2001 NRL Season, 2001 NRL Finals, 2002 Pre-season games, 2002 NRL Season, 2002 NRL Finals, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Ali Lauitiiti, Awen Guttenbeil, Brent Webb, Clinton Toopi, David Myles, Francis Meli, Iafeta Paleaaesina, Ivan Cleary, Jerry Seuseu, John Carlaw, Justin Morgan, Justin Murphy, Kevin Campion, Lance Hohaia, Logan Swann, Monty Betham, Motu Tony, PJ Marsh, Richard Villasanti, Shontayne Hape, Sione Faumuina, Stacey Jones, Wairangi Koopu,

 Players in 2001
Anthony Seuseu, Anthony Swann, Cliff Beverley, Henry Faafili, Jason Death, Jason Temu, Jonathan Smith, Jonathon Smith, Mark Tookey, Nat Wood, Richie Blackmore,

 Players in 2000
Ben Lythe, Faavae Kalolo, Henry Perenara, Jason Bell, Joe Galuvao, Joe Vagana, John Simon, Lee Oudenryn, Matthew Spence, Nigel Vagana, Odell Manuel, Paul Whatuira, Peter Lewis, Robert Mears, Scott Coxon, Scott Pethybridge, Talite Liavaa, Terry Hermannson, Tony Tuimavave,

 Players in 1999
Boycie Nelson, Brady Malam, Bryan Henare, Carl Doherty, Gene Ngamu, Matthew Ridge, Sean Hoppe, Shane Endacott, Syd Eru, Tony Tatupu,

 Players in 1998
Aaron Whittaker, Frank Watene, Kevin Iro, Marc Ellis, Paul Rauhihi, Paul Staladi, Quentin Pongia, Stephen Kearney, Tea Ropati, Tyran Smith, Zane Clark,

 Players in 1997
David Bailey, Denis Betts, Grant Young, Hitro Okesene, Iva Ropati, Mark Horo, Meti Noovao, Phil Blake,

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Last Results

Saturday, 10 May, 2003
Warriors 18
Parramatta 16

Friday, 2 May, 2003
Canterbury 18
Warriors 12

Sunday, 27 Apr, 2003
Penrith 28
Warriors 14

Monday, 21 Apr, 2003
Warriors 30
Cowboys 24

Sunday, 13 Apr, 2003
Warriors 32
Brisbane 12

Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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