‘It was a hard watch’: Warriors coach’s hilarious admission after ‘resilient’ win

The Warriors scrapped their solution to a tricky victory over the Cowboys on Saturday afternoon and rookie coach Andrew Webster conceded it was a “hard watch”.

New Zealand made 13 errors to the Cowboys’ seven, whereas in addition they made 55 tackles in their very own 20-metre zone of their 22-14 win.

The Warriors persistently handed North Queensland sturdy discipline place however someway had been in a position to hold Todd Payten’s facet to solely 14 factors — and all of it comes all the way down to “resilience” in keeping with Webster.

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Despite making 69 extra tackles and finishing at 9 per cent decrease than their opponent, the Warriors nonetheless secured two factors.

“I felt like in the first four rounds everyone used the word resilience, I felt like we had that on our try line and I felt like we had that in never giving up,” Webster stated within the post-match press convention.

“We certainly had it tonight… we are not going to be perfect, we certainly weren’t perfect tonight, we knew how to make it hard but we got that resilience back on our tryline so that was exciting.

“There’s things that frustrate you, and gee it was a hard watch, that’s for sure but we walk away really proud but knowing we need to improve.”

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Webster himself is barely seven video games into his full-time head teaching profession after leaving his function as an assistant of the Panthers.

But the 41-year-old has managed to instil a toughness lacking from the New Zealand outfit in years passed by.

The Warriors additionally had the worst defensive file within the NRL in 2022, conceding 700 factors and after seven rounds in 2023 they’ve solely allowed rivals to attain solely 136.

Webster defined his workforce will rejoice their 5 early seasons wins, but it surely isn’t time to take something as a right.

“I just come away feeling like it is never easy to win in the NRL ever, if you start taking them for granted and being negative, now is not the moment to do that,” Webster stated.

“Now is the moment to celebrate it, we were really good… we will cover the parts we aren’t happy with, but my initial feeling is I’m very proud.

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“The moment is now to celebrate, not that I’m doing cartwheels, but enjoy it and get back to work and sort it (the issues).”

Warriors skipper Tohu Harris believes his workforce must be “proud” of their efforts after placing themselves on the backfoot a number of instances.

“Each and every week is a hard slog to get the two points so you can’t be frustrated by that,” Harris stated.

“Especially after coming away, having so many good moments throughout the game but also then so many times we dug ourselves into a hole and forced ourselves to have to defend so much.

“But to come away with the two points, you have to be proud of that effort and proud we’re able to withhold that much pressure.”

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