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A big couple of months for resurgent Warriors

The Warriors host the Raiders in the final round of 2018. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)
Roar Rookie
20th March, 2018
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In the next seven rounds the ever-improving Warriors face a formidable playing schedule.

Starting with a two-match trip to Australia, Stephen Kearney’s side travels to Canberra, then onto Sydney for a showdown with the Roosters.

Three blockbuster clashes are then scheduled for Mt Smart Stadium.

First up the North Queensland Cowboys come to town, followed by the Brisbane Broncos, then the St George Illawarra Dragons, who have had a super start to the season and are currently the ladder leaders.

Hopefully the Auckland-based club can benefit from the key advantage that playing at home can offer – against these powerful sides, any leg up is an added bonus.

Round 8 sees the Warriors travel to Melbourne to face the 2017 premiers, the Storm.

The week after that, Benji Marshall and Co. are in Auckland for a Saturday night clash in what should be another sell-out crowd to see the Tigers’ Kiwi-stacked squad.

No easy game, not that there ever is in this competition, but these seven matches are as hard as they come. The Warriors’ mental toughness and fitness will be tested during this period and premiership points will be vital.

If they can register as many as possible out of the 14 points on offer, it will hold them in very good stead to be playing finals football in September.

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