Warriors coach Stephen Kearney cracks a few jokes and offers some feedback for David Fusitu'a, recognition for Simon Mannering, Andrew Voss loses his luggage, and Tohu Harris steps in for Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - all in this week's Set of Six.

Kearney the comedian

Notoriously stern Warriors coach Stephen Kearney cracked a few decent one-liners during his speech at the club's awards evening last Sunday.

While thanking CEO Cameron George for his support throughout the season Kearney explained: "We've got a funny relationship, a Māori boy from the Kapiti Coast and a Lebanese Australian.


"He knows when I'm angry and I know when he's angry, so we try to avoid each other when it's like that."

Mark 'Mahi Man' Dekker and Stephen Kearney. Photo / Photosport
Mark 'Mahi Man' Dekker and Stephen Kearney. Photo / Photosport

Feedback for Fusitu'a

Kearney went on to congratulate wing David Fusitu'a on becoming the first Warrior to top the NRL's regular season try-scoring charts.

In front of a full house at the Sky City Convention Centre, he also took the opportunity to offer the Tongan International some tips for his defensive play.

"It's a wonderful achievement, David, but just keep in mind, when we're defending, I need you to be dropping back to cover any kicks they might put in behind the line."

Recognition for Mannering

Retiring club legend Simon Mannering received a standing ovation after he was recognised for being the first Warrior to play 300 games for the club.

Fox Sports commentator Andrew Voss was MC on the night and also conducted a sit-down interview with Mannering and his partner Anna Bensemann.


Mannering's parents were also in attendance after making the trip up to Auckland for his milestone match against Canberra.

Lost in transit

'Vossy's' visit to Auckland wasn't all smooth sailing however, after his airline managed to lose his wife's luggage during their trip across the Tasman.

Luckily Voss still had his suit when he touched down in Auckland but unfortunately his better half and footy-mad son had to stay in their hotel room after their dress clothes were lost in transit.

Warriors Awards MC Andrew Voss. Photo / Photosport
Warriors Awards MC Andrew Voss. Photo / Photosport

Harris replaces RTS

Warriors second-rower Tohu Harris made the dash over to Sydney on Monday to represent the club at the NRL's finals launch at Allianz Stadium.

With captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck recovering from an ankle injury, it was left to Harris to fly the flag for the club.

"[Adam] Blairy pulled rank on me and I had to shoot over," said Harris. "I'm happy to take some of the toll off Rog with him needing a little bit of extra rest. Whatever helps the team."

Trbojevic backing Warriors

Manly captain Jake Trbojevic is backing the Warriors this weekend and says he's not surprised Blake Green has helped them make big improvements this year.

"I knew he'd have a really big impact, he did the same thing at Manly," said Trbojevic. "He's very calm and level-headed and a smart player that makes players around him better.

"Seeing the Warriors do well has been really good. They play some really exciting footy so I'd love to see them kick on."