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Kearney needs to get tough on under-performing superstars: Campion

Former Warriors hardman Kevin Campion has urged Coach Stephen Kearney to get tough on under-performing stars. The Warriors are set to miss yet another finals series and Campion says it’s time Kearney wielded the axe. “Stephen’s only a relatively young coach and he’s got some superstars in that side on big money,” Campion told stuff.co.nz. […]

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Kearney won’t be using short turnaround as an excuse ahead of Storm showdown

New Zealand Warriors coach Stephen Kearney won’t be using a short turnaround if his team goes down to the Melbourne Storm tonight in Auckland. The Warriors scratched to a tight win over wooden spooners Newcastle last Sunday. Melbourne have had a full week to prepare for their round two clash. “It is a bit challenging […]

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2017 Predictions: New Zealand Warriors

BY CURTIS WOODWARD New Zealand Warriors Coach: Stephen Kearney Pre-season: Auckland Nines February 4th and 5th, v Melbourne February 11th, v Titans February 19th   What they’ll get right: They must, must, must, absolutely must make Mount Smart Stadium an impossible place for visiting teams to play. If they can get going at home, they’ll […]

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Kearney says Warriors have a culture problem and needs to be fixed

New Warriors coach Stephen Kearney says the Auckland-based club has a culture problem and he’s there to fix it. Kearney took over from Andrew McFadden who was sacked as head coach after a miserable 2016 campaign. McFadden has been retained by the club in an assistant role while Kearney has returned to the club he […]

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Ata Hingano looms as another threat to Tui Lolohea’s playmaking dreams

BY CURTIS WOODWARD   Tuimoala Lolohea is one of the most prodigious young talents in the NRL but that won’t be enough to keep him at the New Zealand Warriors in 2017. The Warriors are confident the contract of former Parramatta captain Kieran Foran will be rubberstamped by the NRL with the playmaker already settling […]

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Tuivasa-Sheck back at training in a whole new ball game for Warriors

New Zealand Warriors superstar Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is back on the training field after missing the majority of 2016 through injury. It’s a completely different landscape that RTS returns to with Stephen Kearney appointed new head coach and Kieran Foran reportedly on his way to the club. “I’m on track with my rehab, I’m back on […]

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Kiwi legend Kearney takes on toughest gig in rugby league

The New Zealand Warriors have announced World Cup winning Kiwi mentor Stephen Kearney as their new coach from 2017 on a three-year deal. Outgoing coach Andrew McFadden will stay on at the club in an assistant role. Kearney will complete his duties with Brisbane before returning to Auckland where he played in the 1990’s. “While […]

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Marshall Could Oust Foran From Kiwi Six

Benji Marshall has done it all in a glittering career. But the veteran playmaker is desperate to force his way back onto the international stage. Stephen Kearney’s Kiwis are defending Four Nations champions but The81stMinute understands Kearney is considering shifting out- of-form Kieran Foran from the number six, giving Marshall his return. Marshall was mesmerising […]

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