When a team is in 16th position, it usually means that they are struggling and overpowered easily – though if you watched tonight’s game and the way the New Zealand Warriors played, you would struggle to fathom just how they are in 16th place.
Playing with flair, speed, creativity and enthusiasm, they ran over the top of the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium, as the Warriors recorded their first away win of the season and the Broncos suffered their heaviest loss at Suncorp, usurping a 40-4 thrashing back in 2003.
The loss was the Broncos fourth in five games, with another record broken – albeit a negative one – with the Broncos conceding 50 points in Queensland for the first time ever.
Recording back-to-back wins since a humiliation of their own against the Panthers two weeks ago, Elliott was thrilled with his side’s performance as you Cialis would expect.
“I am obviously very happy but I am not getting carried away,” Warriors coach Matthew Elliott said.
“It (turnaround) has been about attitude. The players have addressed it, it has not been a coach thing.”
He was cautious not to get to ahead of himself, however.
“Twenty-one NRL teams have been dusted by 50 points in the last five years.
“Thirteen of them won the following week and three the next week – with only one away.
“I dug up those stats and used them to show the players we had a chance to do something extraordinary tonight.”
With positional changes galore, injuries and Origin players out, those were not aspects that Broncos coach Anthony Griffin chose to dwell on.
“It was embarrassing but we just weren’t good enough defensively,” he said.
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