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Brad Walter is sports reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Penrith secure fourth: Brisbane make finals, Warriors bow out

Brad Walter Brisbane players and officials cheered Penrith to victory over the Warriors on Sunday night but the result is bad news for Manly fullback Brett Stewart in his race to be fit for the Sea Eagles...

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

New coach Andrew McFadden has inherited a Warriors team in turmoil.

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 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 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...

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...

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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...

Canterbury Bulldogs halfback Trent Hodkinson is the new iceman

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Brad Walter Cometh the hour, cometh the Iceman. Canterbury halfback Trent Hodkinson is the best clutch player in the NRL

Sam Burgess and Sonny Bill Williams square up in battle of code's heavyweights

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Brad Walter If Sonny Bill Williams' final NRL match is a grand final against Canterbury, it would be an end befitting a Hollywood movie.

How Sydney Roosters' Mitchell Pearce became the NRL's No.1 halfback

On a roll: Roosters playmaker Mitchell Pearce.

Brad Walter Mitchell Pearce readily admits the nightclub incident that cost the Sydney Roosters star his place in this year NSW Origin team was a catalyst for him becoming the No.

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Johnathan Thurston named RLPA player of the year

Brad Walter North Queensland captain Johnathan Thurston will head into Friday night's elimination final against Sydney Roosters with renewed confidence after being voted by his peers as the best player at club...