It shouldn’t go unnoticed that the Warriors have only tasted their two first grand final appearances under Australian coaches.
The man brings experience, leadership, a strong work ethic along with incredible mana (unlike another player I’ll discuss later).
Rugby Park in the 90s was dilapidated, disjointed in layout and desperately in need of a spruce up. In other words, it was fit for purpose. The perfect stadium for its era.
If the NRL were being good sports they’d honour the spirit of the occasion by alternating the venue between countries and allow New Zealand fans to share in the festivities and help promote the game here [in NZ]
To most Australians, Warriors are out of sight out of mind and offer little to the competition other than being a novelty. The main reason for this is because they just don’t offer a genuine threat.
As we head into this weekend, Warriors fans will be hoping for a better start to a game, while Newcastle Knights fans have to be asking themselves whether their team is potentially better off without Kaylyn Ponga.
In my dream, I imagine I’d build the club based on people and players of good character. I figure if you did that, the results would eventually come because people of good character won’t put up with losing all the time, or giving up during games.
He hasn’t done enough to discourage the fanbase, but in the same turn, hasn’t done enough to excite it. Yet given his price tag, you would expect him to have a bigger impact, or at least make the starting side easily.