The Warriors put a satisfying end to a disruptive week by downing the Dragons in their first victory over St George Illawarra in their last 12 attempts.
An inexperienced Warriors side have come through a week of adversity to beat the Dragons 26-10 at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
While a trip across the ditch is usually considered a nightmare for travelling teams, taking on the Warriors away from home is what the Dragons dream of.
Plenty of team changes are expected for this weekend's games, no more so than in New Zealand with Warriors coach Andrew McFadden dropping six players.
The St George Illawarra Dragons on Thursday confirmed they were aware Head Coach Paul McGregor was charged with low range drink driving on Sunday morning.
The Dragons head across to Auckland on the back of two straight wins to face a Warriors side reeling following a heavy loss to the Storm on Anzac Day.
Dragons back-rower Joel Thompson will only miss one match after successfully having a careless high tackle charge downgraded.
The Dragons start to climb while the pressure mounts on the Warriors and Wests Tigers two months into the 2016 season.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga has no concerns about Josh Dugan and Blake Ferguson's reunion after the two were picked to play for Australia against New Zealand.
Try scoring feasts in Canberra and Melbourne, another crazy put down from Corey Oates and a massive shot from Luke Lewis headline our plays of the week.