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All the club, fan and media reaction after Sunday’s gripping loss.

What the Warriors said

Coach Stephen Kearney praised his team’s courage but admitted the result was a lost opportunity.

He also spent a fair chunk of the post-match press conference speaking about the questionable calls in the match and the refs’ failure to put the directives sent out to clubs by the NRL into practice.

Meanwhile, quality from the Warriors’ generally controversy-free Twitter account.


What the fans said

It was difficult for Warriors supporters to overlook the imbalance of 50/50 calls in the Storm’s favour – as well as decisions that were plain wrong against the home side.

But there was certainly recognition of the heart shown by the heroes…and their poor execution.


What the NZ media said

NZ Herald’s Michael Burgess summed the game up succinctly on Twitter and covered the refereeing fallout afterwards.

Herald stablemate David Skipwith had the match report duties and pinpointed the Warriors’ inability to convert a multitude of chances as the chief reason for the loss.

Marvin France was pounding the keyboard for Stuff and highlighted the Warriors’ lack of execution without Blake Green, before filing an interesting yarn with Shaun Johnson.

Ali Ikram won Twitter for the day.

Newshub’s Ben Francis was feeling pretty bummed out post-match.


What the Aussie media said

‘The Warriors are a good side and played well. They just weren’t good enough against a team that prides itself on rising to the occasion.’ Andrew Voss said in his Round 19 wrap for Fox Sports. We’ll take that.

‘Green absence costly, Warriors losing streak against Storm extends to six matches’ was the long and short of the AAP’s coverage of the home side’s contribution to hard-fought battle with the new competition leaders.

The Melbourne media were pretty keen on Jahrome Hughes’ forward pass to lay on the opening try for Will Chambers.


What we said

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