The Warriors are quickly building a reputation for themselves as one of the nicest sides in the NRL, after paying special tributes to retiring champions Johnathan Thurston and Sam Thaiday in recent weeks.
Both NRL legends were invited into on-field ceremonies from Warriors players at the conclusion of NRL games, where they were thanked for their contributions to the game.
Star five-eighth Blake Green explained sharing a tribute to retiring players is something his side feels is important to do.
“We did the same thing with (Johnathan Thurston) a couple of weeks ago,” Green told NRL 360.
“We think it’s important the people that have been a big part of the game and achieved everything, it’s important for our group to show some respect for them.
“I guess it’s something that is a part of our culture now, something we want to be remembered for as a playing group.
“We just told Sam this may be the last time we share a field with you so all the best in the future.”
This is awesome from the Warriors. On Sunday they played against Sam Thaiday who's retiring this season. After the game, they asked Sam to join their huddle. "We honour and respect what you've done in rugby league and wish you all the best in the future," they said to him. pic.twitter.com/7rVsph11MB
— ReadingWarrior (@DavidRileyNZ) July 17, 2018
Just saw the Sam Thaiday post match tribute story.
The boys are really out here building a solid culture, and it's sad to see Mannering nearing the end after trying so hard to build something and carry the team on his back all these years.
— wobbly sausage (@theroguevillain) July 17, 2018