The Vodafone Warriors are in sudden-death territory going into their final Intrust Super Premiership regular-season match against North Sydney at North Sydney Oval on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Despite losing their last six matches, they’re still seventh on the ladder on 22 points thanks to a run of helpful results from the teams nearest them on the ladder.

But, after failing to register success since beating the Mounties on June 30, they must now rediscover winning touch to make the finals starting the following weekend.

The last two spots in the finals have come down to a battle between five teams – the Vodafone Warriors, Wyong and Wentworthville on 22 points, Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles on 21 and North Sydney on 20.

Wyong will automatically climb to 24 with two points from a bye but has a slightly inferior points for and against record of minus 78 compared to minus 62 for the Vodafone Warriors.

The Sea Eagles are at home to competition leader Penrith and Wentworthville hosts Canterbury-Bankstown.

There are various permutations but the simple requirement for the Vodafone Warriors is to win and they’ll be in.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY BEARS
3.00pm, Saturday, August 25
North Sydney Oval, Sydney

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HAYZE PERHAM
2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
3 BLAKE AYSHFORD
4 ANTHONY GELLING
5 JUNIOR PAUGA
6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA
7 SAM COOK
8 LIGI SAO
9 KARL LAWTON
10 CHRIS SATAE
11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY
12 JOSEPH VUNA
13 JAMES BELL (c)
Interchange:
14 REECE CHARLIE
15 TOM ALE
16 PATRICK SIPLEY
17 KING VUNIYAYAWA

COACH | JOHN TEINA

 

JERSEY FLEGG CUP

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY BEARS
1.30pm, Saturday, August 25
North Sydney Oval, Sydney

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 KAYAL IRO
2 HARLEY MAYNARD
3 LEWIS SOOSEMEA
4 PATRICK ELIA
5 EDWARD KOSI
6 DAKOHTA TAIMANI
7 PAUL TURNER
8 PRESTON RIKI
9 TAANE PAKI
10 WESLEY VEIKOSO
11 KAKOI TOGOIU
12 TYLER SLADE (c)
13 PHILLIP MAKATOA
Interchange:
14 ANTONIO POUA
15 LOTU INISI
16 JUNIOR PUA
17 EIDEN ACKLAND
18 CARLOS HENRY

COACH | RICKY HENRY