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The Warriors face an anxious wait on Kieran Foran after the new recruit failed to the take the field against the Dragons after a hamstring injury in the warm-up.

Foran was a late scratching in the side's 26-12 defeat to the Red V with coach Stephen Kearney indicating the former Kiwi international will likely require scans in the next 24 hours.

"It would have been about five minutes before they were about to run out, he come into the shed and felt a bit of a twinge at the top of his hamstring," Kearney said.

"You wouldn’t read about it, but again under the circumstances it was a blow and threw us out a bit.

"It's pretty early to tell at this stage.

"He's still got pretty good strength in it and when he come in [to the sheds] it obviously didn’t feel right.

"Obviously it's been a long layoff for him and the last thing you want to do is have him make it worse.

"But it's too early to tell.

"I couldn’t tell you today, he had some good strength in it but we'll have to see how it pulls up in 24 hours."

Centre Blake Ayshford filled in for the injured half with Tuimoala Lolohea shifting to the vacant five-eighth spot for the clash.

"We had Aysh (Blake Ayshford) actually play yesterday for our ISP [Intrust Super Premiership] team in the centres against the Cutters so he had to front up again.

"It was a challenge for him and was a bit disruptive [overall]."

Meanwhile, Kearney said his side's error rate contributed heavily to the Warriors' 14-point loss, but was proud of the effort in the second half. 

"I thought particularly early we made a few errors in the back field and the Dragons just got the jump on us," Kearney said.

"Apart from the 15-20 minute period, the scoreline was 12-6 after that so we arm wrestled ourselves back into the contest but we just couldn’t mount pressure because our error rate was too high.

"I was pleased with how our lads fought their way back into the contest, it was just the execution when we hit the footy wasn’t quite polished enough to kick on with it."

The Warriors are now 1-3 to start the year with their only win coming against the Knights, however Kearney was confident the side was building despite the results. 

"I'm not worried about the pressure and what comes with when you lose," Kearney said.

"I'm dead focused on making sure we stick to the process and the way we want to do things.

"I'm sure it will come right for us."


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