Cameron George says that if a real player becomes available, the Warriors will make a move.
Varriors CEO Cameron George promises an improved year on and off the field in 2019, as the club seems to be celebrating its 25th anniversary with a bang.
The return of a much better season, in which the Varriors have returned to the NRL finals for the first time since 2011, have split with Champion Shaun Johnson in the off-season, and are yet to find a replacement for an equal caliber.
However, they would not be pushed into any signals before the first ball was shot on March 16, George said he was safe in the group that is currently in place in Penrose.
"We never say never, and if a real player becomes available, we certainly would come to him, but the talent we have here, fortunately, means we do not have to urgently call on that," he said.
"Anything that can be happy in the NRL and if the right player became available, we are in a great position. But I was delighted the other day with what I saw when I came to the training.
"This time last year there were several prominent performers in pre-season, this year I can honestly say that the whole group looks incredibly sharp."
Young cannons who advocated for their place on the side and veterans who were trying to erect at least for a competitive and dedicated environment from the first day before the season, he said.
"There is a real hunger in this group, and it does not take away anything from last year's unit, but it's clear that the players and coaching staff – and the organization as a whole – have learned from last season and are returning better than ever before what I promise. years for this club. "
Warriors entered the NRL competition in 1995 and 25 years later, they have not yet captured this elusive prime minister.
But that did not stop the fans who fell in love with a club based in Auckland through thick and thin over the years and after record-breaking 2018 in terms of presence, the club now leads the competition in new sold memberships.
"We saw a growth of 53 percent compared to that time last year, which is huge for us and shows us how many of our fans are worried," George said.
Varriors saw a higher increase in pre-season sales than any other NRL club.
"I have a goal in mind how many members we want and we have about 3000 or so short with just a little while before the first round, so I'm sure we can hit and have the loudest, most challenging stadium in the competition."
At the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the club, Varriors will also offer special promotions for issuing tickets during the season, including reduced prices for the Easter weekend match against Kauboi.
Tickets will be offered cheaper for those traveling outside Auckland for the match, which is a distance crossed, a cheaper card.
"It's just one of the many things we will offer this year to try to make the most of the game's full experience – and to offer food at the same price as in 1995, for one game," George said.
"On the field guys look real, really sharply and I think that, and beyond that, we are all working hard to make this the best year in the history of the club and I am sure that both regions can deliver."
The first pre-season game of Varriors will be against Storm, in Geelong, February 22.