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 New Zealand Warriors
Next Game: The Season has finished
Stephen Kearney
Stephen Kearney
Warriors fired up for Bulldogs clash
22 Jun 2017
Coach Stephen Kearney wants to see the Warriors come out firing from their bye week when they take on the Canterbury Bulldogs in Auckland.

There'll be no lack of intensity or concentration when the Warriors return from their bye week to take on Canterbury in Auckland on Friday, coach Stephen Kearney says.

He's confident the Warriors can recapture the form which earned them their first victory of the season on the road two weeks ago, a 34-12 win over the Titans.

But Kearney acknowledges there's plenty of room for improvement, particularly given the way the Warriors tailed off towards the end against Gold Coast.

"The Titans scored a couple of tries off the back end of sets," Kearney said.

"Fifty per cent of their tries came from kicks or the last play, and we looked at that pretty closely during the week.

"I thought we didn't do a good enough job on that."

Both the Warriors (11th) and the Bulldogs (12th) are looking to work their way up the ladder, and Kearney has no doubt Canterbury, also coming off a bye, will present a huge challenge.

"They've always been a tough footy club, and they're a team with tough individuals, the likes of James Graham, David Klemmer, Aiden Toman and the Morris brothers.

"We keep mentioning consistency in our process and how we go about things - we're pretty clear about what works for us, and it's about making sure we prepare to perform that way on Friday."

Kearney is happy with the way his forward pack has developed since the Warriors' early season 24-12 loss to Canterbury in Dunedin.

"We've got some pretty handy guys at the back who do a good job of getting us out of the back field,'' he said.

"The forwards' role is to get the team into position so we can pull the trigger when we need to. They do a pretty good job of it most of the time."

The Warriors will be missing back Solomone Kata, who has returned to Tonga on bereavement leave following his brother's death.

He'll be replaced by David Fusitu'a, who shifts in one place from the wing where Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad has been recalled for his fifth first-grade appearance.

Warriors playmaker Kieran Foran, who signed a three-year deal with the Bulldogs in May, has a question mark after his name as he recovers from a quad muscle injury sustained in the win over Gold Coast.

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Last Game: The Warriors won against the Parramatta Eels 18 - 16 at Ericsson Stadium, New Zealand (5158 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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