Things don't get any easier for the beleaguered Warriors, who were in terrible form against Manly losing their fourth game in six this season.

League legend Brad Fittler led the critics, describing them as "unprofessional" and "quite sad to watch".

The Warriors' next three games have trouble written all over them. First up are the Bulldogs and their massive forwards in Wellington - the Warriors have a terrible record at New Zealand venues outside of Mt Smart and have lost seven out of eight in the capital.

Next comes a visit to Melbourne, one of the toughest places to visit in the NRL. Then the Dragons come to town. The Dragons annihilated the Warriors in Wellington last year in their 11th straight victory over the Auckland club, giving them 19 wins from 23. The good news?


Parramatta are in all sorts of salary cap strife and will be lucky to hang on to their points.

Will the Warriors make the top eight playoffs, or has too much damage already been done?

1) Yes, they will go on their traditional mid-season run and the Parramatta situation will swing the deal their way.

2) No. They are a shambles and have already dropped too many points for such an erratic team to make up.