Kodi Nikorima is not the saviour for the Warriors.
Just like Kieran Foran wasn't, and Sam Tomkins was never going to be.
The presence of Nikorima — whose arrival at the Warriors is likely to be confirmed in the coming days — won't suddenly transform the Auckland club.
There aren't too many players that could spark a sea change at an NRL outfit anyway, given the competitiveness of the competition and the nature of the sport.
And the Warriors, in terms of their evolution, are still a few stages away.
Maybe at another club, Nikorima could be the icing,