26 Apr 2014

McFadden proud of Warriors' effort

12:25 pm on 26 April 2014

Andrew McFadden has his first win as interim coach of the New Zealand Warriors, and the Australian says he's proud of the players after Friday night's stunning 16-10 victory over the Storm in Melbourne

It's a significant victory for the Warriors, whose first Anzac Day win over the Storm since 2011 lifts them to 13th on the NRL ladder, but more significantly, within a win of the top eight playoff places.

In other National Rugby League results the Sydney Roosters have surged back to their Premiership-winning form of 2013 with a comprehensive 34-14 victory over St George Illawarra.

Elsewhere, South Sydney beat the Brisbane Broncos 28-26 in a tight encounter at Suncorp Stadium.