The Warriors have moved into the National Rugby League top four and within sight of a home final after overcoming a dogged Penrith 26-12 in Sydney.
Riding the wave of momentum which had yielded five wins from their last six starts, the Warriors leapt above North Queensland and St George Illawarra to move into the box seat for hosting rights in the first week of the finals.
They hold their destiny in their own hands as they close the season with games against the Dragons and Cowboys.
Fullback Kevin Locke the star of the show with several brilliant touches.
The Warriors scored tries through Johnson, Locke, Matulino and Vatuvei, while James Maloney kicked 5 goals.