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Warriors' 2020 pain will produce long-term gains: Harris-Tavita

Chanel Harris-Tavita believes the Warriors will only benefit from the experiences of playing under adversity in Australia after hitting the three-month mark of being away from New Zealand.

The Warriors are eyeing back-to-back wins for the first time since round 10 last season after an all-round performance to upset the Wests Tigers last Friday.

The rugby league cliché of taking it "one week at a time" has very much applied to the Warriors this season given distractions that included the abrupt end of Stephen Kearney's tenure, border restrictions, travel arrangements and player departures.

Harris-Tavita was confident the squad would take positives aspects from the season and noted the extra spring in the step from players and staff after last week's effort.

"If we can survive this period in time and still put on performances like we did last weekend then who knows what we're capable of when we're back in Auckland," Harris-Tavita said on Monday.

Harris-Tavita reflects on the Warriors' unusual season

"I think this is the hardest it's going to get. I think in the future we'll look back and laugh or talk about the times.

"I think it will be cool to reflect on it in a couple of years.

"When we get a win, the morale is really high and everyone senses that. If we lose it's the exact opposite. There's a lot of negativity around the place and a lot of the boys get out as much as they want to.

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"One of our mottos is 'all in' and as long as we stick together we'll get through this. [Overall] I think it's a massive confidence booster for the club."

Warriors hooker Wayde Egan, who joined the club from Penrith this year, is hopeful the final departures of Ken Maumalo, David Fusitu'a and Agnatius Paasi will give the side a level of closure and overall team stability on-field.

Apart from the potential returns of loan players Jack Hetherington (Penrith), Daniel Alvaro and George Jennings (Parramatta) to their respective clubs leading into the finals, the Warriors appear to have come out the other side without further drama.

"There's been a lot of distractions with people coming in and out of the side but I think in the last couple of weeks we've started to find our feet," Egan said.

"The team we've got now is the team that is pretty much going to play the rest of the year so we know we've put everything behind us and are looking forward to the next 7-8 weeks.

"It's on the downhill slope now to when the boys can return home and most have got their families over now so are much more comfortable.

"It's the cliché of we're only taking it one week at a time. We've got to win a few games in a row to put ourselves in that [finals] frame. Hopefully, we can get into a bit of rhythm."

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