Unlike the Sacramento, California version of the Warriors, the struggling NRL Warriors of New Zealand are doing anything but coasting through the league on their way to a title.
After six rounds, the Kiwis, who as everyone knows currently have the international rugby crown, have won only two games, prompting Coach Andrew McFadden to rethink his personnel strategy.
McFadden has moved Tui Lolohea back to five-eighth, a decision to gladden Lolohea’s heart, while giving the axe to Jeff Robson.
Moving Lolohea from the wing permits McFadden to utilize try scoring machine David Fusitua.
Another team with equally poor fortunes at this juncture, the Illawarra Dragons, will be glad to recover the services of Benji Marshall, but Marshall’s return means that utility Josh McCrone is out of a spot for the time.
In the middle of the ladder, the Rabbitohs, even though only one win better than the Warriors and Dragons, will combine five-eighth Luke Keary with the returning Adam Reynolds, leaving Cody Walker out in the cold.
At the top, where the view is always sunny, current number twos Cowboys saw little need to make any changes and they can afford to wait out the return of Kane Linnett.