After missing three attempts at a game-winning field goal in last Saturday's 18-18 draw with Brisbane, Warriors playmaker Kodi Nikorima conceded his desire to get one back over his former club got the better of him in golden point.
It was the second time Nikorima has faced Brisbane since transferring to the Warriors in May, and this week he admitted he should have managed the situation better and handed one of the field goal attempts to halves partner Blake Green.
"Looking back at it now I think I was just thinking about it too much, thinking 'how good would this be if I kick a field goal here'," Nikorima said.
"I maybe should have let Greeny have a shot.
"If I had my time over again the first one I probably wouldn't have taken, I think I rushed it, I think the second one was probably as good of a look as I'd get.
"It's unfortunate I couldn't kick it over… but I'm not going to let it affect me that I missed those goals, I'm not going to shy away from it.
"If it happens again I'll be putting my hand up, that's for sure."
It wasn't the first time this year the Warriors have struggled to set up and execute a field goal, having also squandered the chance to beat Penrith in golden point last month in a 19-18 loss.
Issac Luke said it's a situation his side are likely to find themselves in again during the run home, with the veteran hooker keen to see a committee of players involved next time, rather than Nikorima alone.
"I think we will be doing a lot of them in the next couple of games," Luke said ahead of facing the Cronulla Sharks in Wellington on Friday night.
"You see how tight the competition is and how competitive teams are these days, you have got to make sure if it ends up like that that you've got someone who can put their hand up for it.
"I think it's something we need to address, we had Chanel [Harris-Tavita] on the field, Roger [Tuivasa-Sheck] is a good option and Greeny as well.
"Once Brisbane found out who our main kicker was they put a lot of pressure on him.
"If you've got four of them standing at the back there, they're all available for the pass."
Meanwhile, Nikorima said he was enjoying a couple of subtle changes made to the Warriors' attack ahead of the Brisbane game, which resulted in him getting more opportunities on the ball.
Nikorima had 58 receptions against the Broncos, just two less than Green who has been the club's chief playmaker all year.
"It was one of my better games, we changed up our attack a little bit so it allows me to get the ball a lot more," Nikorima said.
"We have changed our attack to actually fit what I bring, and that's my running game and obviously trying to ball play off the back of that.
"It was Toddy [assistant coach Todd Payten] and Blake together [who decided to change it]. We just thought that we weren't moving the ball around as much as we'd like.
"It worked against the Broncos and hopefully it works for the remainder of the season."