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Brad Walter is Chief Rugby League Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald

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Chairman Bill Wavish feels the heat as pressure builds on New Zealand Warriors to turn fortunes around

Brad Walter Warriors chairman Bill Wavish has conceded his head is on the chopping block, along with that of acting coach Andrew McFadden, if the team fails to make the finals.

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Warriors coach Matthew Elliott faces the sack

Axe looming: NZ Warriors coach Matthew Elliott.

Brad Walter Matthew Elliott is set to be the first NRL coach sacked this season, with Warriors owners Eric Watson and Owen Glenn understood to have run out of patience after Saturday night's 37-6 loss to...

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Warriors appoint Andrew McFadden as interim coach

Warriors coach Matthew Elliott.

Brad Walter The Warriors have announced the appointment of Andrew McFadden as acting coach following the departure of Matthew Elliott with immediate effect.

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Sleeping pill ban for New Zealand Warriors in wake of World Cup probe

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Brad Walter Warriors players have been banned from taking sleeping pills while other NRL clubs are setting strict guidelines about the use of prescription drugs in the wake of allegations that Kiwi players mixed...

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NRL club doctors add support for Warriors' drugs stance

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Brad Walter NRL doctors have applauded the Warriors' decision to ban their players from using sleeping pills and believe it demonstrates that clubs are now taking health and welfare issues more seriously.

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Auckland Nines great for NRL in New Zealand but Warriors not keen to share turf just yet

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Brad Walter Warriors co-owner Eric Watson believes the success of the Nines in Auckland could accelerate the growth of privately run clubs in the premiership but he doesn't believe the NRL should consider two...

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Warriors warned that loss to Panthers was no laughing matter

PENRITH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18:  Lewis Brown of the Panthers is tackled during the round 10 NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the New Zealand Warriors at Centrebet Stadium on May 18, 2013 in Penrith, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Brad Walter Warriors players have received a dressing down after some were seen on television smiling and laughing at full time in Saturday night's record 62-6 loss to Penrith.

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Warriors can build on ugly wins, says Mannering

Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Brad Walter Warriors captain Simon Mannering believes back-to-back wins over top-four sides Manly and Sydney Roosters have proved that the New Zealand club can match it with the best in the NRL this season.

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Warriors elders embrace return of a former chief

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Brad Walter Senior Warriors players have welcomed the prospect of Stephen Kearney joining the coaching staff next season but the New Zealand franchise isn't the only NRL club considering a role for the former...

No Smith as Warriors grill coach candidates

Brad Walter Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah, chairman Bill Wavish and recruitment manager Dean Bell met several candidates for the club's coaching job in Sydney this week before a meeting with new owner...

Sheens’s name thrown into mix at Warriors

Brad Walter Sin Bin: Sydney Roosters assistant Matthew Elliott, former Parramatta coach Stephen Kearney and Canberra deputy Justin Morgan are understood to be on a shortlist for the Warriors job, but a decision...

Warriors turn to Siejka after Johnson adds to injury woes

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Brad Walter FORMER Penrith playmaker Harry Siejka may be thrust into the Warriors line-up for their opening premiership clash with Parramatta after Shaun Johnson became the the club's latest big name on the...

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Kiwi billionaire buys into New Zealand Warriors

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Brad Walter and Aaron Lawton Kiwi billionaire Owen Glenn has taken a stake in the New Zealand Warriors on the eve of the club's opening premiership match of the season on Sunday against Manly at Eden Park.

Watson welcomes Glenn to Warriors for his passion, not wealth

Brad Walter, Aaron Lawton ERIC WATSON predicts the Warriors will soon win a premiership and declares he can envisage the team comprising only of Kiwi players, but he stops short of claiming the Auckland-based club now has the...

Warriors co-owner looks to invest in second NZ bid

Owen Glenn

Steve Kilgallon, Brad Walter OWEN GLENN has had shares in the Warriors for a few days but the New Zealand multimillionaire is already lobbying for a second Kiwi team and has held talks with a consortium led by former NRL chief...

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St George Illawarra favourites to sign North Queensland Cowboys forward Tariq Sims

Hankering for home: Cowboys forward Tariq Sims.

Brad Walter St George Illawarra are early favourites to lure North Queensland forward Tariq Sims home after the NSW Origin prospect told Cowboys officials he was considering asking for a release.

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Concussion rules: NRL haven't cleared Bulldogs over James Graham incident

Under a cloud: Canterbury’s James Graham scores against Melbourne in his controversial round-four appearance after suffering a heavy hit.

Brad Walter The NRL is looking into whether the Bulldogs breached the new concussion rules by not removing English prop James Graham from the field immediately after a heavy tackle in their round four win over...

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NRL to rule on concussion breaches

Head knocks: James Graham returned from an earlier knock to score a try for Canterbury in Perth on Saturday night.

Brad Walter The NRL is this week expected to decide whether any clubs have breached the new rules on concussion after requesting explanations from Canterbury, Parramatta and Penrith over incidents in the opening...

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RLPA backs moves for 18th man as concussion debate continues

Darcy Lussick.

Brad Walter Issue of teams having 18th man has resurfaced in wake of NRL's new concussion guidelines

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Fifita signing a fast reaction to new rule interpretations

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Brad Walter Canterbury's recruitment of Cronulla prop Andrew Fifita and hooker Michael Lichaa is the first reaction to the new rule interpretations introduced in the NRL this season.

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