WHAT THEY SAID: ROUND 2 REACTION

All the reaction from the media, fans and the Warriors themselves after the solid home win over the Titans on Saturday.

What the Warriors said

Stephen Kearney and Roger Tuivasa-Sheck were wisely keeping a lid on things once again, quite rightly acknowledging there are still areas the Warriors are falling short and that they are yet to get the balance right between smart and exuberant footy.

What the fans said

No longer is the comments section of the Warriors’ Facebook posts the domain of the illiterate and irrational lunatics. It’s a forum where fans can robustly, yet politely, put across their views without a keyboard brawl ensuing. Things really are different in 2018!

What the NZ media said

The Kiwi media contingent enjoyed the rare luxury of not having to frantically rewrite half their story, with the Warriors comfortably closing out the win with plenty of time to spare.

There was an underlying ‘thank f*** they backed up last week’s performance’ sentiment in the sunny match reports from NZ Herald’s David Skipwith and Stuff’s Marvin France.

Meanwhile, after a week toiling on the trail of the Warriors’ ownership rollercoaster, Stuff’s David Long knocked out some nice yarns courtesy of Peta Hiku and Sam Lisone.

There wasn’t too much deviation in TWL’s player ratings and those from our pals at Kiwi League Central:

Meanwhile, Veitchy was getting pretty excited about the Warriors’ prospects from his vantage point in Bali.

What the Aussie media said

Covering the match for FoxSports online, Tony Webeck declared: ‘The NRL’s great entertainers are back, and they’re here to stay.’

SportingNews made light of the crowded Warriors bandwagon after just two rounds.

Otherwise it was relatively quiet from across the ditch as far as online and print media goes.

And clearly the Warriors revival angle has already lost a bit of its lustre in Oz – they didn’t even bother reviewing the match against the Titans on Sunday Night With Matty Johns.

What we said

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