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Competition - NRL Premiership Round - Round 11 Teams – NZ Warriors v Canberra Raiders Date – 21st of May 2016 Venue – Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, NZ Photographer – Shane Wenzlick

Read what Warriors halfback Shaun Johnson and coach Andrew McFadden are expecting at Saturday's clash with the Raiders at GIO Stadium. 

Shaun Johnson -

"We are expecting a physical game. They pushed us around in Taranaki last time. We really know we have a job on our hands. They are big boys who run hard. It's going to be a physical game.

We want to go out there and play our style of football and walk off the field with our heads up. If we do that hopefully we come away with the result."

Andrew McFadden -

"We are well and truly over last weekend (golden point loss to Manly), we have had plenty of time to get over it. Our minds are focused on Canberra.

Our forwards are playing pretty good footy at the moment and we will need to be good because they have a very big pack and some handy players across the park. 

We feel like we are a different side to where we were back then (Round 11 loss to the Raiders). Obviously we have looked at tactical stuff from that game, but we feel much better about our game now.

Canberra are in really good form and are a dangerous team. They are full strength and have threats across the park. We are going to have to play well."



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