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Warriors coach to keep leaning on Henry

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 4/06/2016

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden says he will continue to seek the advice of Rugby World Cup-winning coach Sir Graham Henry, who has been helping at the NRL club.

Henry, who is nearing the end of a month-long stint helping the club's first-grade squad and football department, was in the home coaches' box for the 36-18 win over Brisbane in Auckland on Saturday.

McFadden says Henry didn't say much during the match, but sat at the back and observed.

"He will let me know how we went, but obviously a nice day to be in the box," he said.

While Henry's involvement with the club was about to change, McFadden said the pair would remain in touch.

"I've been in contact with him over the past 12 months," he said.

"He's a great guy and a great coach and we'll keep in contact."

Henry guided the All Blacks to World Cup glory in 2011 and McFadden said what Henry had done for him was give him support and confirmation the Warriors were going down the right path.

He said their performances of late, until the win over the Broncos, hadn't been great, "but we've been doing a lot of good things".

"Our professional standards have changed at the club and that's what makes it so much more disappointing, when you just feel like you're banging your head on the wall," he said.

"It's been good to have that sort person that's saying, look, this is the direction that you need to keep going down."

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