NYC Preview: Bulldogs v Warriors
Friday 10 May 2013 9:02 AM
After what was a disappointing result last weekend where the Holden Cup side went down 30-28 against the Tigers, head coach Andy Patmore said “we had many opportunities to put them away…played good for 80 per cent and some pretty poor performance for 20per cent.”
This weekend the NYC side heads over the Tasman to take on the New Zealand Warriors, which gives the squad a great opportunity to get away and enjoy the company of one another while getting the result they are after.
With a number of the squad having New Zealand background it gives those players the opportunity to get back and catch up with family and friends while enjoying some time away from Sydney.
Coach Andy Patmore said “they enjoy being together and travelling…they don’t get to do it too often and see some relatives…but will keep them focused on what the footy is about.”
They take on a very strong Warriors side, who have not lost a game since round two of the season and are in really good form. Coming off a win against the Storm last week, they will be full of confidence and back at home they are always a tough opposition.
For our team, it is about taking their chances and making the most of the opportunities presented to them. It’s so crucial in the modern game that when a chance or two is presented to you, that you capitalise on it.
Head Coach Andy Patmore re enforced that by saying “it’s part of our maturity…a big learning curve for us.”
What a great opportunity our NYC side has this weekend to bounce back, on the road and get back on the winners circle.
Dogs by 10
Last Time They Met:
Rd 3 2012 Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Result: Bulldogs 28(Carter, Klemmer, Sila, Ioapo, Ahofono tries: Robinson 4/5) defeated Warriors 16(Hukatai, Havili, Setefano tries; Sio Siua 2/3)