The New Zealand Warriors will have to turn around a horrendous record in Townsville, but still go into their Round 15 clash with the struggling North Queensland Cowboys as slight favourites. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6pm (AEST). The Auckland-based club have been one of the genuine surprise packets this year, spending most of it in the top four. They were widely tipped for the wooden spoon this year, but their energy and tenacity on defence has led a revival for the club. While the wheels have at various times looked like they were going to fall off for a club you can never be quite sure what to expect from, they have recovered well each time and continue to win, even if inconsistently now. Their forwards have been the most important asset to the club. When they perform and muscle up in defence, few teams have been able to put points on them, and with attacking weapons like Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Shaun Johnson, as well as Issac Luke in career-best form, it’s little wonder the Warriors have had such a strong start to the season. They beat the Sea Eagles comfortably in Christchurch last week,… Read full this story
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