Warriors to focus on their attack

It was initially their defence that had been a worry, but a steely show of resolve despite their loss to the Broncos last week, has coach Brian McClennan urging his players to polish their attack, whilst maintaining the same defensive resolve.

“It was probably one of our best defensive performances of the year … but we lost the balance – we lost a bit of our attack.”

“Mostly the reason we didn’t come up with the points against Brisbane was more through execution and our option-taking in attack as opposed to goalkicking. We’ve got it in us to score more than two tries in a game.”

The Warriors attack will be boosted by the return of centre Konrad Hurrell, with McClennan seeing that as an additional boost.

“He’s a very special talent. He’s very powerful and very quick, has great agility and he’s improving defensively as well,” McClennan said.

“To have him back gives us a nice balance for our attack.”

With their next opponents the Knights, coming off a purple patch of form – the Warriors know that implementing their gameplan, is key.

“They’ve won three of their last four so we’ve got a healthy respect for them,” he said.

“We’ve had a good look at them and have come up with a game plan we think will suit best against them.”

With wins necessary on the Warriors agenda, with just 7 rounds to go, McClennan says that that is not on the club’s agenda, at this stage.

“We don’t really discuss that. The pressure for us is trying to get that complete performance.”

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