The Warriors have conceded over 30 points seven times this season.
The Warriors have conceded over 30 points seven times this season.

Gus slams Warriors for ‘not giving their best’ in season

RUGBY league guru Phil Gould has hit out at the Warriors following another dismal display in their 31-10 loss to the Rabbitohs on Friday night.

The Warriors have lost three on the trot and will miss the finals for the seventh time since 2011 and Gould called for mass changes to the way the club is run.

"They need to rethink everything they do the Warriors," Gould told Macquarie Sports Radio.

"I can't stress highly enough how disappointing this club has been as a franchise in the NRL.

"This is just another depressing, disappointing season.

"They finally bit the bullet and let Shaun Johnson walk and I get that. He hasn't set the world on fire at Cronulla, and I don't know if he could even help the Warriors right now."

Gould believes the Warriors have massively underachieved because of the resources they have in picking talent from an entire country.

"It's just a rank, dismal disappointment year after year and they should be a juggernaut," Gould said.

"They have got a whole country to recruit and develop their players.

"There are New Zealand and Pacific Islander players right throughout the competition, and you think this is the one club that would be able to get it right. The Warriors just can't even get close."

Given the club has consistently conceded big margins this season, Gould accused the Warriors players of not giving their best.

"Here's a team that has conceded 30 or 40 points so many times this year, and that's not effort, that's not giving your best," Gould said.

"You've just got the wrong players unfortunately or you've got the wrong coaching philosophy, I just don't know. They're just dismal performances."

News Corp Australia


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