Blake Green has been presented with eight jerseys in his professional rugby league career – but one of those presentations stood out above the rest.

When Green joined the Warriors heading into the 2018 NRL season, the No.6 expected the same sort of thing he'd seen seven times before.

Instead, he was given a moment he'd never forget.

"I was standing there, as usual. All the players and coaching staff were gathered, as usual," he wrote in a column for Players Voice. "And then a four-year-old boy marched into the room holding my new No. 6 jumper.


""I love you Dad, and I hope you win the footy. Go Warriors!'

"It was my son, Boston.

"The club had arranged it with my wife, Sarah, and the kids, Boston and Sadie, and kept it a secret from me. It was a total surprise and a lovely one at that."

While he's only been at the Warriors for a short time, the club had made a strong impression on him. He praised their effort and work in pre-season training, and said any past notions that the side didn't take the game seriously were not true this year.

"This has been one of the toughest pre-seasons I've had – and I played under (Melbourne Storm coach) Craig Bellamy."

That hard work paid off for the Warriors in their opening round of the season, comfortably beating the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Perth.

Green played an important part in the match with a try assist, 16 tackles and 167 kicking metres which included a 40-20. His impact on the game allowed No.7 Shaun Johnson to focus on running the football which saw the halfback produce one of the most complete games of his career.

"If I can take some responsibility off him – let him play eyes-up, run the footy and have some fun – he will be very dangerous. From the outside looking in, he has had a lot of weight on his shoulders, steering the team around, trying to control the game and come up with the big play.

"We've been spending quite a bit of time together. I enjoy his company. We've had more coffees in the last couple of weeks than he has had in his entire life! That's the thing I like doing."