The Warriors' remarkable mid-season revival in the National Rugby League continued last night with a stunning upset over the high-flying Sydney Roosters.
Since their record 56-point loss to Penrith last month, Matthew Elliott's men have won four on the trot and claimed their biggest scalp yet with a 23-12 defeat of the Roosters.
The Warriors took an early 10-nil lead, and capped the game with an 85-metre try to fullback Glen Fisiiahi and a 90-metre sprint by winger Manu Vatuvei in the final 20 minutes.
Halfback Shaun Johnson was back to his best with an inspirational performance in Sydney, despite playing with a groin injury, and he was able to save a runaway try by Michael Jennings, chasing down the Roosters speedster in the first half.
It was a frustrating loss for the Roosters, who wasted another top-shelf performance from star back-rower Sonny Bill Williams who had sparked a two-try blitz in the final five minutes of the first half to give the home side a two-point halftime lead.
The Warriors are risen from rock bottom to 11th place on the table.