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Sunday, August 10, 2014

AUCKLAND - The Warriors are desperate to prove their NRL premiership credentials when they meet a Cronulla side buoyed by the return of NSW captain Paul Gallen in Auckland on Sunday.

Sitting precariously in eighth position, there is perhaps no other team that can thrill one week, then be so bitterly disappointing the next.

And after last week's 54-18 thrashing of the Raiders, it's no surprise that "consistency" is now the buzz word at Warriors headquarters.

"We definitely need to back it up. We haven't done that well in the past," admitted Warriors captain Simon Mannering.

"It's about stringing together performances, especially at this time of the year, if you want to be a chance in September."

Each win of 20 points or more by the Warriors this season has been followed by a loss.

Ironically, the chance to show a new level of determination will come against the team which started the trend in round five with a 37-6 hammering in Cronulla.

The Sharks are languishing at the foot of the ladder but they fought admirably for 70 minutes in Saturday's defeat against Parramatta.

Gallen's early return from a biceps injury may be the catalyst for a revival as the Sharks look to avoid the dreaded wooden spoon.

"It was always going to be tough playing Cronulla. But it's probably going to be a little bit tougher now," Mannering said.

"That's what you want a really challenging game and you always get that against the Sharks."








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