Can the Warriors go 3-0 for the first time ever?

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Radio Sport Staff,
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Audio,
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Monday, 19 March 2018, 11:06AM
The Warriors face the winless Canberra Raiders on Saturday, having beaten the Titans in Auckland. (Photo \ Photosport)

Radio Sport NRL analyst Tony Kemp says the Warriors are a good chance to win their opening three games of the season for the first time in their history.

But Kemp believes that the Wests Tigers are the surprise package after the first two rounds of the NRL.

Saturday's victory over the Gold Coast Titans ensured the Warriors have begun the season with two victories, the first time the side has done so since 2009.

3-0? That would be a first if they beat the Raiders in Canberra on Saturday. In their previous 23 seasons the Warriors have never started the year with three victories.

The Warriors best start to a season was in 2003. After dropping the opening game at home to the Knights, the Warriors won their next five for a 5-1 start. They ended up finishing sixth on the table before losing the preliminary final to eventual winners Penrith.

Canberra have started the season with two two-point defeats and currently sit 12th on the table, the best of the NRL's five winless teams. However, the trip to Canberra has never been easy for the Warriors.

They have won just three encounters in 15 trips to Canberra including a 20-8 round seven defeat last year. The Warriors last won at GIO Stadium in round two three years ago.

The Warriors also haven't won consecutive games in Australia since 2015.

- additional reporting Cameron McMillan, NZ Herald

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