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Warriors 'Mr Fix Its' to the rescue again

Don't worry about calling the NRMA if you're having car trouble around Terrigal - just wait for some kind-hearted Warriors players to turn up and help out.

Only a few weeks after Addin Fonua-Blake and Ben Murdoch-Masila helped an elderly lady change a flat tyre in the pouring rain, Wayde Egan, Chanel Harris-Tavita, Bayley Sironen and Marcelo Montoya stopped to assist a man in the same predicament on Tuesday.

The Warriors are committed to basing themselves on the NSW Central Coast until June 21 and they've clearly made a positive impact on the community since their initial stay in the region last season.

"We just helped this old fella. His tyre was flat on the side of the road near the coffee shop," a humble Egan said.

"We just pulled over and it took three or four of us to get it, but we finally got it. It took all four of our brains to be able to work out how to put the tyre on.

"We probably would've done a better job than those two fellas [Fonua-Blake and Murdoch-Masila], but we got there in the end.

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"We must be the Mr Fix Its. We just saw this old fella and I think he was going to call NRMA or something, so we just jumped in and lent him a hand.

"He tried to give us ten bucks but we said, 'Keep it mate, you probably need it more than us at the moment'."

Fonua-Blake, who is set to be sidelined for about four months after knee surgery, recently gave a comical account of how he and fellow forward Murdoch-Masila learned to change a tyre on the run.

"The car actually fell off the jack the first time, I didn't really know what I was doing," Fonua-Blake said on a Zoom call.

"Then we put it on properly the second time, got it all the way up and eventually got the job done, but it was pretty funny.

 "When the car fell off the jack the first time we couldn't believe it. The lady asked if we knew what we're doing. I sort of played it off like 'yeah, yeah'. But really, I'd never changed a tyre in my life.

"I was drenched by the end of it. It took us a while just to get the car off the ground."

The injury-hit Warriors will hope they're due some good karma leading into Sunday's round-six clash with the Dragons.

Nathan Brown's team now sit 10th with two wins and three losses - two of them coming in the past fortnight.


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