Defends Player Axing

Warriors standoff Lance Hohaia has been told to go away and think about where he is heading in league.

After picking up the club's rookie of the year award last year, Hohaia has been in and out of the playing side over the past few months.

He was dumped on Tuesday from the playing 17 to take on Manly this weekend.

Warriors coach Daniel Anderson says Hohaia needs to take stock of where he is heading.

Anderson says lately he has fallen into a false sense of security

He says playing Bartercard Cup will be a massive reality check for Lance Hohaia, who needs to regain some of his passion for the game.

Anderson says that for him, loyalty does not come into team selection

He is defending his axing of Lance Hohaia and Motu Tony from the team to play Manly.

Daniel Anderson says Tony's unpredictable style is not suiting the team as they need structure at the moment.