Hello and welcome to tonight's live blog of the Warriors 2014 season opener against the Parramatta Eels at Pirtek Stadium.
I'm Steven Holloway and I will be joined tonight by experienced rugby league writer Michael Brown as we endeavour to bring you all the action from Parramatta.
So, will the Warriors win tonight? Well, not if they start like normal. They’ve lost their last four matches in the opening round of the season. But, their last success was against the Eels in 2009, a side they also beat first up in 2007, the only first-round wins in the last 11 years
The Warriors have enjoyed a mixed pre-season with trials against the Titans at North Harbour Stadium (a 36-18 loss), against the Broncos in Dunedin (a 48-4 win) and against the visiting Wigan Warriors side in Hamilton (a 46-22 loss).