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Warriors axe 6 NRL players on 'night out'

  • Warriors axe 6 NRL players on 'night out'

    AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 28: Warriors coach Andrew McFadden during a New Zealand Warriors NRL media session at Mt Smart Stadium on April 28, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Six players, including big names Manu Vatuvei and Ben Matulino, have been dumped from first grade by Warriors NRL coach Andrew McFadden.

McFadden has also relegated Bodene Thompson, Albert Vete, Sam Lisone and Konrad Hurrell to the NSW Cup after the Warriors' humiliating 42-0 Anzac Day defeat by the Storm in Melbourne.

McFadden said the six had failed to meet team standards in the wake of the hammering.

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"We've dealt with this internally after questioning the players involved and won't be going into any details," he said.

The Warriors are home to St George Illawarra on Sunday at Mount Smart Stadium.

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