12 Apr 2014

Players feeling effects of Warriors' owners stoush

7:43 am on 12 April 2014

Senior Warriors players are considering quitting the National Rugby League club in the wake of the on going public stoush between the club's owners.

Sources at the club have told Radio New Zealand that the players are deeply embarrassed by the spat between co-owners Eric Watson and Sir Owen Glenn.

It's understood several senior squad members are so frustrated and unsettled by the ongoing saga, that they're re-evaluating their futures at the Auckland based club.

Radio New Zealand's been told the players had a leading hand in former coach Matt Elliott's axing, though they're unhappy with the way his dumping was handled.

While the players had respect for Elliott as a person, they struggled with his coaching style.

However they back the appointment of previous assistant Andrew McFadden, as the interim head coach, having much greater confidence in him.