1 Sep 2011

Record home crowd for Warriors.

6:07 pm on 1 September 2011

The Warriors will play in front of their biggest home crowd of the rugby league season when they face North Queensland in Auckland in their final regular season NRL clash on Saturday night.

Sales for the 26th-round clash have so far topped 17,000, nearly 200 more ahead of the best Mount Smart crowd so far this year of 16,872 for the 11th-round 12-6 win against South Sydney in May.

The Warriors are a week away from their fourth finals campaign in the last five years will be seeking their 14th win of the regular season, looking to finish as high up the ladder as possible.

They slipped to seventh last weekend and could go back to fourth but only if they win and the Dragons lose to Penrith and Wests Tigers lose to Cronulla so they're more lilkely to finish sixth.

Meanwhile the defending champion Junior Warriors be seeking to complete a perfect season at home with their 12th straight win.