New Zealand Warriors: How the Warriors were born, the coronavirus and more

New Zealand rugby team have had an up-and-down season with a lot of ups and downs, but have managed to overcome the coronivirus in the process.

In a nutshell, the Warriors have played some of the toughest matches of the season, but with a couple of big victories, they’ve now won their last six games.

“It’s hard to put into words,” Warriors head coach Brad Arthur said on Monday.

“We have played a couple, but I don’t think you’d want to put too much into it, it’s just the reality of what’s happening in this country and how we’re doing.”

The Warriors are currently eighth in the NRL, having won seven of their last eight games.

The other team on the table, the Canberra Raiders, are second.

The Raiders, who are still without halfback David Williams, have only managed to survive one of their matches without a win, in round 13 against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.

They have now won just one of its remaining nine games and are currently sitting in ninth spot.

“The team has done well this year and we’ve put our best foot forward in the right way,” Arthur said.

“You know we’ve got a lot more to do and there are still some big things to do.

But, the way we’ve done it, we’ve played some really good rugby and hopefully we can get the job done.”

The Sharks have a bye this week and Arthur said he had no doubt the Warriors could have a “good chance” of keeping the team together.

“A lot of people have asked me this over the last few days, do you feel confident about your guys playing the next couple of weeks, especially if they’re going to have a couple more games to play?”

Arthur said, as reported by ESPN.

“That’s the answer we’re going for, to put ourselves in a good position.”

More to come.