NRL: Warriors are as good a chance as any to win premiership - Greg Alexander

NRL commentator and former Warriors player, Greg Alexander believes his old club are as "good a chance as any" in the finals.

The New Zealand-based side sealed their spot in playoffs with a commanding win over the Penrith Panthers on Friday.

Speaking to Andrew Gourdie and Jim Kayes on RadioLIVE, Alexander is confident the Warriors can match it with any other side in competition for the title.

"The Premiership race is as wide-open as we've seen it in the last decade; I don't think there is a standout side that have it over everyone else," he said.

"We've got some sides struggling and we've got some sides playing well sometimes, but not consistently.

"The Warriors are as good a chance as any in the top eight, I really believe that."

The Warriors could still finish in the top four and host a finals match, but they will need to beat Canberra in next week's final round-robin game.

Alexander was particularly impressed with the Warriors performance against the Panthers, and believes a win over the Raiders would be vital to their cause.

"If they do the job on the Raiders, they come into the finals off the back of two good wins, there's momentum there and momentum can be crucial," he said.

"Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been in great form, he's been terrific for the Warriors this year, and Shaun Johnson showed us once again why he's the most talented halfback in the game.

"I'd love to see him produce some of that vintage form he's shown in some international games, for the Warriors.

"You need your forwards to do a job and I think the Warriors forwards can do that, Adam Blair has been a great signing; the bench is strong, so there's no reason."

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Alexander isn't concerned by the Warriors' hot and cold form, but does rate the Rabbitohs, despite their shock loss to the Titans on Saturday.

"Those are games you who have expected them to have won, but you can say that about any of the sides in the top eight, "Alexander said of the Warriors' losses.

"They've all missed their chances.

"I've liked South Sydney and the way they've attacked all season and they looked good yesterday.

"They've shown at different stages with their nine wins in a row, that no one has been able to handle what they've thrown at teams, defensively, sides have struggled against them."