Playoffs numbers add up for struggling Warriors
THE maths are looking increasingly grim for the Warriors, but a flicker of NRL finals hope continues to burn.
With six regular season games left, Stephen Kearney’s troops need at least five wins to hit the traditional 28- point finals barrier – yet, beyond tonight’s clash with the highflying Sharks, that challenge doesn’t seem insurmountable.
Games against fellow battlers Newcastle, Canberra and South Sydney follow, before a major test at home in the form of sixth- placed Manly.
A tussle with the lowly Ti- gers will close out the season.
Warriors skipper Roger Tuivasa- Sheck believes there’s no reason why his 12th- placed side can’t sneak into the top eight – or even cause an upset over the fourth- placed Sharks.
All the right signs had been there in the Warriors’ 24- 12 loss to North Queensland last weekend, particularly upfront for most of the game.
“If we continue to have our middles play that physical game upfront, and a few of us fix our execution … we can fix it up and come away with the points,” Tuivasa- Sheck said.