It’s been another rollercoaster year for Warriors fans – but Chancer has helped make 2021 a little less gruelling courtesy of the TWL Warriors Fan Challenge, soothing some of those agonising losses with great prizes and the opportunity to hold bragging rights over your mates.
And all is not lost for our team. Consecutive wins over Wests Tigers and Cronulla have kept the Warriors in the finals hunt – just – so as the boys saddle up for an unlikely late assault on a Top 8 berth, Chancer has come up with their biggest prize to date for the Home Straight.
The best total score across the last four rounds will earn a whopping $300 Rebel Sport voucher. How good!
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TWL's pod is back wrapping up first back-to-back wins of the season as the little finals flame keeps flickering. Mailbag qns answered, Will bemoans the lack of quality league Evanses & Brad's got issues with Cooper Cronk + Maggi 2-minute Noodles' packaging https://t.co/dybX2LgV0u
— This Warriors Life (@thiswarriorslyf) August 10, 2021
This week’s TWL Warriors Fan Challenge for the Round 22 clash with Canterbury Bulldogs begins with a poll question: Will we make the Top 8?
A fortnight ago the Warriors had blown out to $91 to make the finals, but piecing together back-to-back wins for the first time in 2021 has seen them shorten to $14.50 for a Top 8 Finish at the TAB. We need to win all four remaining games – but we’ve got a soft draw. Newcastle, Canberra, Cronulla and Gold Coast are far more heavily favoured to land in the seventh and eighth spots, however.
Now onto the result in Sunday’s crunch game.
The Warriors are warm $1.35 favourites with the bookies to account for the last-placed Bulldogs – who have lost seven straight – on Sunday afternoon. But the club has taken another beating with the suspension stick this week: Matt Lodge, Dallin Watene-Zelezniak and (perhaps mercifully) Kane Evans have been rubbed out, with Jamayne Taunoa-Brown and debutant Jackson Frei the prop replacements and (gulp) Edward Kosi likely to come onto the wing. The Bulldogs’ front-row wild men Dylan Napa and Jack Hetherington were also suspended but the team was smacked on the arse by a rainbow courtesy of quality Canberra loan players Ryan James and Corey Horsburgh.
The Bulldogs have lost 18 games, 15 of which were by margins of 10 points or more. But beware when selecting your winning margin – the Warriors have won by more than four points just once in 2021, their 19-6 opening-round defeat of the Titans.
Reece Walsh has already equalled the record for most points in a season by a Warriors rookie and is on track to become just the third rookie to top the club's tryscoring charts. @TAB_Sport #thiswarriorslife #letsgonewarriorshttps://t.co/Gtf7My1p3X
— This Warriors Life (@thiswarriorslyf) August 12, 2021
The time of the Warriors’ first try question can be a lottery – but they have crossed inside the first 10 minutes in three of their past four games.
How about Canterbury’s points total? The Warriors have tightened up defensively in the past couple of weeks, conceding 16 points in back-to-back outings, while the Bulldogs average a measly 12.9 points per game this year.
This week’s head-to-head question focuses on mighty stand-in skipper Addin Fonua-Blake, who ran for a massive 222 metres against Cronulla. Will you back him to outrun the Bulldogs’ pair of starting props? Hetherington and Seumanufagai managed just 185 metres between them in Round 21…
The ‘pick a tryscorer’ question is key to finishing atop the leaderboard. TWL’s Will rolled the dice on Peta Hiku, who is yet to grab a meat pie in six games this season. Reece Walsh – who has dotted down in eight of his last 10 games – is the red-hot favourite among Chancer players so far, while Euan Aitken has bagged three tries in the past two rounds and could be a sharp option.
As always, the Challenge finishes with a poll – and this one’s a doozy!
While it has no place in today’s game (as big Kane’s exploits proved), every fan loves reminiscing about the biff – and we’ve all got a favourite dust-up. Monty? Campo? Have your say!
Kane's brain-fold had us time-tunnelling for this week's @chancerhq Fan Challenge. What's your fave Warriors punch-up?
Have your say in Home Straight: top total score over last 4 rds wins $300 @ Rebel
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— This Warriors Life (@thiswarriorslyf) August 11, 2021
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