Patience, pressure and performance. These are the three words that hold the key to the Warfare attack on Saturday night, when the club of Auckland seems to present a full performance against Broncos.
Like their overall campaign, Warriors work with the ball in hand throughout the season.
When things click, they are able to open up any protection, but sometimes they seemed awkward and predictable.
Wars were less when they met with Broncos earlier this season, suffering a 8-2 defeat at Mt Smart Stadium, and that was a similar story in the first half of Newcastle's last weekend victory.
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It was not because of the lack of opportunities. The wars shed a few chances in the red zone of the knights as they tried to put the problem in order.
Only when they reevaluated at half time and took the time to ward off the defense by building pressure, led by a controlled display by midfielder Blake Green, the points began to run.
This has made the way for Fifth Hiku and Ken Mamallo to break away from the edge and this is a plan for how they want to attack this weekend.
"I thought we were putting pressure a bit more efficiently," said coach Steven Kearney. "In the first half we were probably too eager to try to get to the line of experience to get points, and I thought we were more patient with that in the second half.
"The shapes were not very different, we were just a little more patient, and I thought Green did well in the second half to get a few repetitions and coordinate the attack more effectively."
If Warriors have to return to playoffs, it's imperative that Green be at the top of their game. And the main playmaker made one of his best performances in the season against the knights.
The 32-year-old veteran finished with two assists, four forced dropouts and 331-meter strike when the Warriors overtook a deficit of 12-2 to win 24-20.
Green has put the change of fate into an attack to a more direct approach, which will have to be repeated against heavyweight Brisbane, led by Pain Hass and Matthew Lodge.
"I thought in the first half we were probably playing pretty," Green said. "We moved the ball from one side to the other and we did not let them go.
"Having said that at one of these moments, we did a really good experience by shooting a shooting shot and moving the ball to David (Fusitu & # 39; a) and then separating.
"This gave us encouragement that we are on the right track, I suppose we have to go in the opposite direction."
With the same 6-9 saved winnings and losses that stand two points out of the playoffs, both Warriors and Broncos have a small margin of error in the finals.
It can be argued that there is even more pressure on the Warriors to get the score, with Brisbane being their only remaining opponent now out of the top eight.
The warriors will not be afraid to travel to Suncorp Stadium where they have won their last two matches (against Broncos in July last year and Dragons during the magical round of this year's edition) and will always attract strong support from Kiwis emigrants.
But they face a team from Broncos who desperately wants to create some momentum after the weaker side has upset the Sharks last week to make the 3 losing streaks.
The three Brisbane representatives – Cory Oates, David Fifita and Joe Ophanueva – have been named, but the reports show that the Oates can rest, which would have seen the former Kiwi wing, Jamie Isaac.
Broncos coach Anthony Seibold has also made a big five-eighth position switch with Anthony Milford, shifting his seat to defender Darius Boyd.
"We will focus on what is really important to us, knowing Milly (Milford) and Darius and the roles they will play in the Broncos team," said Kearney. "But we'll focus on us.
Brisbane Broncos vs. Hs Wars
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Suncorp, Brisbane
Broncos: Anthony Milford, Cory Oates, Cotton Stags, Herbie Farnsworth, Xavier Coats, Darius Boyd, Jake Turpin, Matthew Lodge, Andrew McCloulou, Paine Haas, Alex Glenn, Tewita Pangai Jr., Thomas Flegler. Exchange (from): James Segearro, Joe Ophanuevae, David Fifita, Patrick Carrigan, Keenan Palazia, Ris Kennedy, Cory Pakes, Jamaine Isaac, Isaiah Perez.
Warriors: Roger Tuivasha-Shek, David Fusita, Peta Hiku, Gerard Beale, Ken Mummalo, Cody Nikorima, Blake Green, Agnusius Paasie, Isaac Luke, Lisa Ah Mau, Adam Blair, Isaiah Papaliy, Jazz Tevaga. Exchange (from): Lachlan Burr, Sam Lisone, Bunty Afoa, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Heise Perham, Blake Aisford, Leigh Sao, Leivaha Pulu.