“…they have opted to turn their backs on an absolute bonafide icon and opt for a guy who has never been a head coach in the NRL.” – 18th Man
“The idea of giving NZ a second team with improved odds of taking the trophy across the Tasman is going to be met with incredulity and disdain” – 18th Man
“I appreciate he’s been a coach, but with all due respect, he was never a very good one.” – The 18th Man
“Yet of all these teams, it’s the Warriors who have made the biggest strides in recruitment, depth and leadership.” – The 18th Man
“Women generally and traditionally aren’t the warriors of the tribe. This means the stakes simply aren’t as comparatively high when women play.” – The 18th Man
“I’m sorry, but these players aren’t genuinely representative of the people and countries they purport to play for. How can they be?” – The 18th Man
“Another thing that is absolutely bonkers is how Tonga and Samoa haven’t yet been promoted to tier-one nations. How have they not been?” – The 18th Man
“While the Warriors have indicated their desire to build and improve upon this year, next season is set to be one of the toughest the NRL has ever produced.” – the 18th Man.