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YEAH boyz! With 2 critical matches in the quarter and semi finals hard won, The Vodafone Warriors play in the NRL grand final this Sunday in 2 days!
My husband has been an avid supporter of The Warriors since the team started in 1994. With league as an Australia favorite sport and a competition of only Australian teams, The Warriors was the first NZ team to join the National Rugby League.
2002 saw them make it to the finals but they lost the final game - a heart breaker for fans. We were living in the USA for the 2002 match, but my husband found a radio station playing the game live so was listening avidly in middle of the night USA time. (I fell asleep, oops).
This weekend, all 3 teams in The Warriors club have made it to their respective finals: The Vodafone Warriors have carved out another piece of history with close to 50 of their players now set to be involved in all three grand finals at ANZ Stadium in Sydney next Sunday (October 2). The coaching staff is doing something right to get ALL 3 teams to their respective finals.
We can't make it over to the match in Australia, but will be cheering them on TV. They are the underdogs - 1 New Zealand team in a competition of 16: 15 are Australian. It will be great it they win! Go boyz!