THE Warriors may be seen as an inconsistent side but there's one thing they do very consistently - they tank when pre-season expectations are high.
THE Warriors' roller coaster takes another dip...
LEAGUEUNLIMITED.COM reviews the 2009 season for the New Zealand Warriors - a season that began with plenty of promise yet turned into one of the worst in their 15-year history.
THE Newcastle Knights have exited the 2009 finals race after a 26-12 defeat to the Canterbury Bulldogs in front of 21,000 fans at ANZ Stadium.
THE Brisbane Broncos have ensured their survival for at least another week after denying a second half comeback and emerging with a 40-32 win over the Gold Coast Titans in front of a sell-out crowd at Skilled Park.
THE Bulldogs have had their chance of a rags-to-riches Minor Premiership title dashed by some Benji Marshall brilliance with the Wests Tigers claiming a 34-12 victory over their finals-bound opponents.
THE St George Illawarra Dragons have claimed the JJ Giltinan Shield for 2009 with a completely dominant 37-0 win over a disappointing Parramatta Eels side in front of 18,000 delirious fans at WIN Jubilee Oval.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have comprehensively outplayed the St George Illawarra Dragons to emerge with a 41-6 victory at ANZ Stadium.
THE Newcastle Knights have reversed a 14-point half time deficit to emerge with a crucial 32-26 victory over the North Queensland Cowboys in front of 15,408 fans at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
THE Parramatta Eels have continued their golden late-season run with a strong 26-18 victory over the Wests Tigers in front of a record 34,272 crowd at the Sydney Football Stadium.