The New Zealand Warriors may be clinging to eighth place on the Telstra Premiership ladder but they have a golden chance to climb the ladder in the final month of the season with an excellent run home.
The Warriors have arguably the best run of games to round out the regular season, with three of their final four games at home and their sole away game against the lowly-ranked Bulldogs.
NRL.com Stats has assessed the draws of all 16 clubs based on the competition points of each of their remaining opponents, with extra loading added for away games based on that opponent's home record.
By that measure, the Warriors have the "easiest" draw, with fellow finals-bound clubs the Storm and Dragons also having good runs into September. Fresh from a win over the fourth-placed St George Illawarra, the Warriors have a golden chance to push for a home final or possibly even a top-four finish.
Meanwhile, the Panthers and Roosters both have tough runs home, each facing three away games. The Knights have the toughest schedule of all sides with three away games on the trot followed by a tough home clash with the Dragons, while Parramatta have the most difficult task out of sides in contention for the wooden spoon with matches against the Dragons, Storm and Roosters plus what looms as a crucial game against Johnathan Thurston's Cowboys in round 24.