THE Warriors' on field success this year could count against them.
STACEY Jones will be a Warrior for the rest of his career. Jones and Warriors general manager Mick Watson are in negotiations that Watson is hopeful will keep the star halfback in New Zealand until he retires.
ROUND 5 of league's Bartercard Cup this weekend will play out as follows:
WELLINGTON put on a great second half show against the Hibiscus Coast
Raiders on Saturday at Stanmore Bay only to be denied a deserved draw when
the Raiders snuck in for a try in the dying seconds of the match to break
the 32-all deadlock.
NEW Zealand Warriors captain Stacey Jones preserved his unblemished record at the National Rugby League judiciary.
ROUND four of the Bartercard Cup this weekend pitches together two of the three unbeaten teams in the competition.
THE NZ Warriors continued on their winning way last night with a hard fought 20-10 victory over the Melbourne Storm. The Storm had a poor game with communication at an all time low and too many mistakes made. The Warriors forward pack dealt out a bruising lesson to their Storm counterparts,Campion,SeuSeu,Villasanti and Guttenbiel all having excellent,solid games. The warriors inside backs are showing so much brilliance,Ithink they confuse themselves at times.Hohaia made some excellent attacking runs as did Captain Stacey Jones. Jones,s kicking skills were exceptional. Motu Tony made an immediate impact when he came off the bench in the early part of the 2nd half.His pace was explosive and at times even his own team seemed unsure what he would do next.If the Warriors coaching squad can harness that youthful energy and enthusiasm,the future looks decidedly bright for young Motu,and his team. Fa,afili was back to his aerial best and seems to be showing more aggression this season. The Storm ?,the kiwi members stood out,Swain,Kearney and Rua had excellent games.Marcus Bai had a good game but unfortunately didnt receive as much support as was required.
WITH the Bartercard Cup well and truly underway there are some exciting match ups this weekend in round three.