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All the reaction from the media, fans, the Warriors themselves and their vanquished opponents after an unforgettable Saturday afternoon in Sydney.

What the Warriors said

Stephen Kearney was typically understated despite the magnitude of his charges’ win, saying he thought the Warriors caught the Roosters on “an off day”.

He did concede that his team, “defended really well (and) stuck to the plan pretty good” – but tempering the growing excitement around the Warriors.

The coach was a little more generous in his praise of man of the moment, Blake Green.

What the Roosters said

“(We were) fighting a team that’s playing some really good footy and scrapping for everything,” disappointed Roosters coach Trent Robinson said.

“I thought (the Warriors) showed up and played really well. They started with some really good urgency. They were fighting and moving, they’ve been carrying the ball well, but their urgency in defence was very good.

“For the first four rounds they’ve been very strong. That’s why they’ve gone four from four – it’s a credit to them.”

What the fans said

Warriors supporters were just as vocal on social media as their kindred spirits at Allianz Stadium – a mixture of elation and stunned disbelief at the remarkable result.

Lots of love for Mason Lino, too.

The Warriors getting their dues from across the Tasman is a novelty many supporters are enjoying, particularly in light of some of the pre-season rhetoric:

What the NZ media said

Their year?’ asked David Skipwith’s match report headline for the NZ Herald.

Herald stablemate Michael Burgess isn’t one to get carried away after a couple of wins, so when he sees something a little deeper brewing you better start believing that the Warriors might finally be the real deal.

Over at , David Long was just as emphatic.

The horse has bolted – Veitchy is fizzing at the bung:

Biiiiiiiidwell. Biiiiiiidwell. Still nothing on the Warriors from Captain Doomsayer, who could well be in hiding after slagging off Frank Endacott, Monty Betham and Dean Bell last week.

What the Aussie media said

‘Vossy’ summed it up perfectly.

‘Reborn Warriors soar to new heights after stunning Roosters’ screamed the Sydney Morning Herald’s headline to Aridan Proszenko’s match report.

‘No Johnson, no worries’ was NRL.com’s Dan Walsh’s hot take on the Allianz Stadium boilover.

Doubling down on the ‘No Johnson…’ lead-off, Fox Sports’ Simon Brundson confirmed the Aussies are sitting up and taking notice:

Wooden spoon forecaster ‘Buzz’ is slowly getting on board with the Warriors:

The Mole says the Warriors have to be taken seriously as title contenders.

Meanwhile, Big League magazine’s Pam Whaley could be on course for some new ink in early-October:

What we said

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  1. Go boys let’s give it to the Cows !! 5 in a row !! Love your work !! What a weekend coming up !! WARRIORS 4 LIFE !!

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