Warriors rejig before Sunday's Storm
Wed, 22 Jun 2011 6:46p.m.
By Sam Ackerman
Having been badly exposed in the second half for weeks, the Warriors are steeling themselves for Sunday's battle with NRL frontrunners the Storm at Mount Smart.
Those coming in and those holding their spots are putting pressure on themselves to stop the defensive rot.
The Warriors were up bright and early this morning dishing out life lessons to Manurewa school children about the importance of a good breakfast.
But have they learned themselves from the second half fades that have plagued their last fortnight?
Lance Hohaia is ready for Sunday’s challenge.
“I think it's more an attitude thing. There’s no reason we can't play well in the last 20 minutes of any game, we've shown that”.
Hohaia returns as the last line of defence with Kevin Locke and Glen Fisiiahi injured.
Brett Seymour’s signature was in hot demand this morning, and has also been put on a Super League contract for next season.
But for now he is part of the re-jigged backline, with experience replacing youthful exuberance after the Warriors’ missed tackle count hit 50 against the Cowboys.
Wing Manu Vatuvei has been so disappointed with his efforts that he has proclaimed he will ask to be dropped to the club's feeder team if he fails to perform against the Storm.
They are still inside the top eight, but the Warriors are desperate to break their three game losing streak before next week's bye.
Clayton Park School believes in them, now the warriors just need to believe in themselves again.
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23/06/2011 4:15:09 p.m.
They don't seem to have set moves that involve Vatuvei, they just run to his side of the feild and pass him the ball and expect him to do everything on his own. Don't ask to be put down Manu, your the man you just need to go hard that's all
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