He only got to sleep at 4am on game day, but Warriors rookie Jazz Tevaga managed to excel in his NRL debut against the Storm on Sunday.
The Storm rallied late to record a 21-14 victory over the Warriors on Sunday which lifted them to a perfect three from three start to the year.
A Cooper Cronk field goal and a late runaway try to Marika Koroibete secured a 21-14 win for Melbourne over the Warriors in Auckland on Sunday.
Known for his brilliance in attack, Warriors fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is focusing on improving his one-on-one defence ahead of his home debut.
Roger Tuivasa-Sheck is just the latest in a long line of NRL stars to begin their rugby league journey at junior Auckland club the Otahuhu Leopards.
On the back of a high completion rate and few errors against the Broncos in Round 2, the Warriors are confident of breaking their losing run soon.
The Warriors are a team that tends to lift against the Melbourne Storm - and they'll need to after a winless start to the 2016 campaign.
Warriors prop Ben Matulino is free to play the Storm on Sunday after he was found not guilty of a shoulder charge on Brisbane's Corey Oates at the judiciary.
A rookie has a dream debut, Billy Slater is injured again and all the big talking points from Round 2 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.
He was paired with young Warrior Sam Lisone in order to fast-track his development but Ben Matulino says he is the one learning new things from tearaway prop.