Former coach Tony Kemp is tipping the Warriors to reach the NRL grand final after the side booked a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2011.
Kemp, who played 25 tests for New Zealand, told the Radio Sport Breakfast that the Warriors could beat any other side in such a tight top eight.
"I've been saying it for the last month, if the Warriors make the eight they're as good as anyone to make the final and probably win the competition," he said.
"The competition is so close this year I wouldn't care whether you finish one or eight. If you're in it, you're in it with a chance to win it."
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Kemp said the Storm, currently sitting in top spot, are hard to go past as reach the grand final, and is hoping the Warriors are the team to join them.
"Without a doubt I would have Melbourne and the Warriors. I do think it will be Melbourne in the final, I just hope it's against the Warriors. That would be just a fantastic game of footy to watch," Kemp said.
"They've got every right to be as confident as any other team in that eight. I don't think they're frightened of anyone, they've almost beaten every in the eight. Let's just hope come next week they don't have any major injuries."
The Warriors play their final regular season game against the Canberra Raiders on Friday night and could still finish as high as fourth if results go their way.
"Hopefully they get Canberra who don't want to really play in their last game of the season and get a nice win against them and go into the finals series with a couple of wins under their belt," Kemp added.