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Ex-Warriors star Issac Luke and club CEO sue NRL for ‘bull**t’ treatment of team after saving comp

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Ex-Warriors actress Issac Luke and club boss criticize the NRL for ‘bulll**t’ treatment of the team after saving the league by playing outdoors for TWO YEARS

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Ex-New Zealand Warriors star Issac Luke and club CEO Cameron George have blown up the NRL, saying the league has not done enough to support them in next year’s competition list, despite the huge sacrifices the team has made during the pandemic. brought.

The Warriors have received high praise from the rugby league community for moving to Australia under difficult circumstances to ensure competition continues during the Covid lockdowns.

The team was forced to live permanently in Australia for the better part of three years, with the Central Coast and Redcliffe in Queensland as their home locations, with players having to be away from family and friends for months.

Issac Luke, who played 83 games for the Warriors, is furious at the NRL’s schedule, calling it ‘bulls**t’

Warriors CEO Cameron George feels the NRL has neglected his club and will only give nine home games next year, despite the huge sacrifices the team has made

Warriors CEO Cameron George feels the NRL has neglected his club and will only give nine home games next year, despite the huge sacrifices the team has made

Incredibly, the Warriors are now scheduled to play just nine home games in New Zealand next year.

Isaac Luke, who played 83 games for the Warriors, exploded on Twitter, writing: ‘@NRL some answers please. This is BS’ after Daily Mail Australia raised the matter with him.

George said the NRL had neglected his team when planning future matches at Mt Smart Stadium.

‘I pitched to anyone who could stand long enough to listen’ [about] bringing a game here and it wasn’t about us, it was about the game and the fans across New Zealand,” he said Newstalk ZB.

“We supply so much talent to the NRL and every club benefits from that, if they hadn’t played in Queensland or Victoria for three years I’m sure they would have a lot more content than they normally would.

Tohu Harris of the Warriors leads the team during the Round 16 NRL game between the Warriors and the Wests Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium in July.  It was the first time in more than 1000 days that the team played at home

Tohu Harris of the Warriors leads the team during the Round 16 NRL game between the Warriors and the Wests Tigers at Mt Smart Stadium in July. It was the first time in more than 1000 days that the team played at home

“I feel like they’re trying to turn the lights back on, but our fans deserve more than that and that’s probably the disappointing thing for me.

“I feel like we could have gotten more substance here if the NRL had driven really hard for it.”

In addition to their nine home games at Mt Smart, they play two games outside of Auckland and have hosting rights to Magic Round to form their 12-game complement.

The Warriors are hoping Saturday’s home game against the Gold Coast will get off to a fresh start, with their 6-17 campaign rolled back by spending the first 15 games of their season in Redcliffe, Queensland.

Forced to play outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic, the Warriors have lived in Australia for nearly three years

Forced to play outdoors during the coronavirus pandemic, the Warriors have lived in Australia for nearly three years

The Warriors want to finish warm and have Euan Aitken, Jesse Arthars and Wayde Egan back from injuries.

But halfback Shaun Johnson will miss with a calf problem despite his name, as will Marcelo Montoya (knee contusion) and Rocco Berry (toe sprain).

The Titans still have a shot at winning back-to-back games, but have yet to achieve that this season.

They were impressive in beating Newcastle 36-26 last weekend and added center Phillip Sami to their side.

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