The Warriors are back in Perth on Saturday with a rematch of the NRL clash between the Parramatta Eels and Cronulla Sharks.
The Warriors are in town to face the Raiders for the NRL premiership, the first of their three NRL matches in the state this weekend.
They will play the Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday afternoon, the second of three NRL games the weekend before.
But coach Brad Arthur says the Warriors will not be in the same state they were in last week, when they were knocked out of the finals by the Sharks at ANZ Stadium.
“It’s a bit different but we’re still the same team,” Arthur said.
“I don’t think we’ll be playing in the exact same situation we were at the end of last year.”
So it’s not a situation where we’re going to be in.
“But we’ll get there.”
We’ll see how the team goes with the new boys and the whole team, we’ll just keep playing our football and see where we go from there.
“Arthur said he believed the Warriors had overcome the adversity of being knocked out by the Raiders in Round 4 last year to be back in the finals.”
That was a big disappointment for us because we felt like we deserved to win the premiership and we were able to do that.””
They were very hard to beat last year but they’re back and I think we’re all ready to go and try to get them back.”
That was a big disappointment for us because we felt like we deserved to win the premiership and we were able to do that.
“This year, it’s just been about getting back in to the game and we’re ready to play again.”
What the NRL’s latest odds on the Raiders vs Warriors clash:Raiders:1/4 to win, with a 10/1 chance of winning.2/5 to win.3/4 or higher to win against.4/3 to win in Sydney.5/4 and higher to beat in Brisbane.6/5 and higher in Canberra.7/5 or higher in Sydney or Gold Coast.8/5, higher in Melbourne.9/6 or higher against.10/6 to win at Allianz Stadium in Sydney on Saturday.
Raiders -5/1 to win after the Rabbitohs’ win over the Dragons on Friday.10.5 to beat the Storm at ANX Stadium on Sunday.
Warriors -5.5 or better to beat Canberra on Saturday after the Cowboys’ loss to the Storm.11.5 win or more to beat Cronulla on Saturday if they beat the Rabbitahs in Canberra on Sunday night.12.5+ win or better in a clash with a higher-seeded team in the NRL finals.