After the Warriors fifth consecutive game decided by just four points, they have strung together three wins-in-a-row to cement their place in the top 8.
The Warriors have held on to beat a gallant Newcastle Knights side at Mt Smart Stadium.
Warriors prop Ben Matulino says 'ugly' victories in the club's last two games will do wonders for team confidence.
Down on form and luck over the past two months, the last thing the Knights want to be doing is travelling to Auckland to face the Warriors this weekend.
Over the last 12 months Siliva Havili has experienced the very best and worst of what life as a professional rugby league player can throw up.
Star fullback Sam Tomkins will return from his lengthy injury layoff for the Warriors face Newcastle this weekend.
His Maroons teammates love Jacob Lillyman's country Queensland demeanour but the Warriors prop says he has no intention of returning to Australia.
The massive NSW front row rotation might be larger than Queensland's, but Jacob Lillyman and the rest of the Maroons pack are up for the challenge.
Warriors centre Konrad Hurrell is relieved to have cleared the air with veteran Shark Anthony Tupou over the incident which left him with a broken jaw.
A couple of fellow back-row veterans have missed NSW selection, but Ryan Hoffman was confident he'd be back in the Blues side - despite a concussion last round.