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Warriors' Australian woes continue in NRL

NZN 13/05/2017 Steve Zemek

The Warriors' road woes have continued after they turned belly up in a disastrous 36-28 NRL loss to Penrith at Pepper Stadium.

It leaves Stephen Kearney's side winless from four games in Australia this year and facing serious questions about their ability to win away from home.

The Warriors have won just seven games in Australia since 2015 - a deficiency that threatens to prevent them from every challenging for an NRL title.

Leading 28-6 at halftime, they looked to be heading for their first win in Australia since beating the Gold Coast at Cbus Super Stadium last August.

However, they failed to fire a shot as the Panthers ran in five unanswered tries in the second half.

"We keep sticking to the processes," Kearney said, when asked how they were going to fix their form on the road.

"We've had three challenging games the last three times we've been across here, Canberra and Melbourne and now the Panthers.

"I don't think it's a matter of our process for away games. I just thought we mentally switched off.

"It's not good enough."

The match was perhaps the most inconsistent effort in the history of the Warriors, who have been marked by inconsistencies, unpredictability and disappointment.

Asked if the loss was the kick up the backside they needed, Kearney refused to talk tough.

"Every week's a wake-up call for us," Kearney said.

"When you're in this competition and you get in to a position like we did at halftime, it's about making sure you go on with it.

"I just thought we went away from what we're working on."

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