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They’ve had just three NRL games playing together in the halves for the Vodafone Warriors but Chanel Harris-Tavita says he feels his partnership with Kodi Nikorima has developed quickly.

The pair line up for the fourth time in today’s 17th-round encounter with Parramatta having previously teamed up in the victories over Manly Warringah and Newcastle as well as the clash against Penrith when the Vodafone Warriors pushed the competition leader to the brink before losing just 12-18.

Harris-Tavita slotted into halfback after veteran Blake Green left following the 12th-round win against Wests Tigers but was forced to miss the Canterbury Bankstowen match after a heavy head clash in a field session.

“The more games we get to play together, the better the combination will be,” he said ahead of his 23rd career appearance and his 10th season.  

“He takes a lot of pressure off me when he runs the ball and I try to take a bit of pressure off him by executing our last tackle plays and getting to our kicks.

“I’m learning a lot more about my own style of play. Kodi helps me a lot. He’s fairly experienced. He’s played a few games for the Kiwis, he’s played in a grand final, and he has a real calmness about him.”

He said, as a group, the Vodafone Warriors wanted to “keep improving and delivering performances like we have been doing.”

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