Australian broadcasters snub the NZ Warriors

DAVID LONG
Last updated 15:15 04/07/2014
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STAR POWER: Warriors stars like Shaun Johnson have been snubbed by the Australian broadcasters.

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Australian broadcasters have once again snubbed the Warriors, with not one of their games this season scheduled during the prime time Thursday or Friday night television slots.

The two games in those time slots each week on Australia's Nine Network are the highest rating fixtures in any round and the broadcaster is able to pick which matches it wants.

The NRL today announced when the games over the last six rounds of the competition will be played and the Warriors, despite their recent impressive form, were notably absent on both Thursday and Friday night.

They have also been snubbed by Foxtel for their big Monday night game.

The snubbing of the Warriors isn't anything new, however.

But with the way the team has performed over the past couple of months under new coach Andrew McFadden and the entertaining brand of footy they play, it's surprising they've been overlooked.

In fact, all of the Warriors games over the end of the season will be played on Sundays, regardless of which side of the Tasman they're on.

Only twice more this season will the Warriors not play on a Sunday and that's in their next two games, against the Eels at home next weekend and the Broncos away the following week.

Warriors remaining games:

Rd 18 - Saturday, July 12 v Parramatta Eels, Mt Smart Stadium, 7.30pm

Rd 19 - Saturday, July 19 v Brisbane Broncos, Suncorp Stadium, 7.30pm

Rd 20 - Sunday, July 27 v Manly Sea Eagles, Mt Smart Stadium, 4.00pm

Rd 21 - Sunday, August 3 v Canberra Raiders, GIO Stadium, 2.00pm

Rd 22 - Sunday, August 10 v Cronulla Sharks, Mt Smart Stadium, 4.00pm

Rd 23 - Sunday, August 17 v Newcastle Knights, Hunter Stadium, 2.00pm

Rd 24 - Sunday, August 24 v Sydney Roosters, Mt Smart Stadium, 2.00pm

Rd 25 - Sunday, August 31 v Gold Coast Titans, Mt Smart Stadium, 4.00pm

Rd 26 - Sunday, September 7 v Penrith Panthers, Sportingbet Stadium, 6.30pm

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