Monday, August 18, 2008

Warriors winning run continues

What is it with the Warriors and late season runs of form the last few years? Anyway after a fine 18-4 win at home over the Sharks the Warriors are in the top eight with 26 comp points for what seems the first time this season and are starting to look plausible to actually finish in the top eight as well.

A dyabolically bad points difference (-81) means it may be harder this year than in previous years to hold that spot - i.e. 30 points may be required rather than 28. If thats the case my thinking is that two wins from the remaining three will do it. I have adjusted the countdown to oblivion accordingly.

Overall a great sporting weekend for NZ with a good ABs performance in SA, Olympic golds and the Warriors win.

Final three games are
Round 24, Sun, Aug 24 (3.00pm), DRAGONS at WIN Stadium, Wollongong (7th - 26 points)
Round 25, Sun, Aug 31 (4.00pm), PANTHERS at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland (9th - 25 points)
Round 26, Sep 5-8 EELS at Parramatta Stadium, Parramatta (13th - 22 points)

So of these three games the next two obviously take on additional importance as they likely represent chances for a 4 point swing against other top eight contenders.

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