10 Jul 2012

Warriors point scoring ability highlighted

1:20 pm on 10 July 2012

Three wins in the last four weeks have not only catapulted the New Zealand Warriors into the National Rugby League's top eight but have also enabled them to become the second most prolific points-scoring side in the competition.

With a total of 20 tries and 116 points across the four games, six of them to centre Konrad Hurrell, the Warriors' points For tally has climbed rapidly to 388 leaving them just behind the Melbourne Storm on 400.

In each of the three wins the Warriors have scored 30 or more points.

While the team's points-scoring ability has been reinforced, the run of success has coincided with a much-improved defensive effort in the same period with only 68 points, an average of 17 a game, being conceded.

It has resulted in the Warriors being able to transform their points for and against margin from a negative position to a point where it now reads plus 32, the seventh best in the competition.

With eight games to play in the regular season, the Warriors take an 8-8 win-loss record into Friday night's game against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.