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Warriors playmaker Blake Green.

Blake Green plans to push his career past his 35th birthday and toward a fabled 300 games on both sides of the globe, but concedes the Warriors' start to 2020 will dictate his future beyond it.

Green is off contract at season's end and like the rest of Stephen Kearney's squad, and the coach himself, has been put on notice after a disappointing 2019 campaign.

He turns 34 in September and ranks as the 10th oldest player in the NRL.

Having struggled to make his mark during early stints with Parramatta, Cronulla and Canterbury, his rise to 248 combined NRL and Super League games deserves celebrating.

So too his desire to land a new deal and continue on in 2021, but Green is well aware another slow start for the Warriors will leave him with little leverage in negotiations.

"At this stage I still really enjoy coming to training every day and still playing on the weekend, as long as I'm preforming as well as I can and can still compete I'd still like to play on next year," Green told

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"I've got no plans to stop at this stage, but I've got to put the work in obviously.

"I'm training very hard and should be in good shape for the start of the year. Hopefully I can get the footy team playing really well and we go from there.

"The most important thing at the moment is the footy club taking a step in the right direction. How the team is performing will dictate what we can do, I'd like to get some decent footy under the belt first, then sit down and have a chat."

Green turned out at the NRL Nines in Perth and said a focus on speed specific training under new head trainer Craig Twentyman has him in good nick.

If Green were to add a 2021 season to a full campaign this year, he could be reasonably expected to add another 40-50 games to his career tally.

Late last year the sight of Green and Broncos coach Anthony Seibold catching up for coffee fuelled speculation he could be adding the Brisbane club to his résumé as well.

Green can appreciate the "exciting" narrative. Unfortunately the timing was a tad off.

"I think a few people got their dates mixed up on that one!" he laughed.

"Last time we caught up was in October, and then it started getting talked up in late November I think.

"We catch up whenever we can so I don't know where that came from. It was a rumour that fitted the bill at the time given they were looking for a halfback and I happened to be having a coffee and a lunch with Seibs.

"Seibs was my assistant coach at Melbourne and we had a good relationship from back then, always talking about footy and we've been mates ever since."

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