The New Zealand Warriors have touched down in Brisbane ahead of their finals clash with the Titans at Skilled Park on Friday.
Having already lost two games to the Titans this season the Warriors are hoping to reverse their fortunes.
Maria Ermides reports.
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The New Zealand team were in high spirits as they arrived for their final bid at the Premiership.
Having won four of their last five games they’re optimistic about their chances.
Brent Tate, Warriors centre: “It’s a huge occasion for everyone, we’re probably lacking a bit of experience but I think we make it up for enthusiasm with our young guys. They’re just ready and keen to go.”
Friday’s game will also mark the return of Warriors forward Michael Luck, who was forced to sit out three games due to a leg injury.
But team mates like Brett Seymour remain confident.
Brett Seymour, Warriors halfback: “He was probably close enough to get there last week so he just adds that bit to our defence. Lucky’s been around the trap so he knows if he’s right or not.”
It’s the third year in the last four seasons that the Warriors have reached the playoffs. This is the clubs best result since 2003 and they’re hoping to take it further.
The Titans have suffered major blows recently with seven of their players facing injuries.
But all have been named to play on Friday including Preston Campbell who was sidelined for three weeks following a hamstring injury.
Preston Campbell, Titans fullback: “We’ve played footy along side each other most, all year and we’ve trained alongside each other all year so I’m sure we’ll be alright.”
Maria Ermides, QUT News.