10 rounds of losing: Warriors bottom of the heap

Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors and his team look dejected after a Tigers' try in round one. Photo / Getty
Ryan Hoffman of the Warriors and his team look dejected after a Tigers' try in round one. Photo / Getty

Want to know how bad the Warriors really are?

This is the horror story in black and white, the NRL points table since the Warriors last won a match. It has been all downhill since the famous Nathan Friend backflip sent the Warriors to victory against the Storm at Mt Smart in July.

The Friend-inspired euphoria has given way to doom despite the arrival of Issac Luke and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck.

Since the Storm victory, the Warriors have lost by an average scoreline of 13 - 32. They have given up the most points across 10 matches and scored the least amount of points of all 16 teams.

They have only played at Mt Smart three times during the 10-game losing trot, but two of the biggest losses - against the Sea Eagles and Cowboys - were on home turf.

So much for Fortress Mt Smart, and they were also given a drubbing by the Dragons in Wellington.
Even cellar dwellers Newcastle - a club described as a "shocking debacle" by the Daily Telegraph - has managed three wins during that time.

The scores.-

2015
Roosters 0 - 24
Sea Eagles 12 - 32
Sharks 14 - 18
Dragons 0 - 36
Panthers 10 - 24
Cowboys 16 - 50
Tigers 16 - 50
Bulldogs 22 - 26

2016
Tigers 26 - 34
Broncos 10 - 25

- NZ Herald

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