The NRL has received high praise for its show of community spirit in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.
Both the Warriors and Manly Sea Eagles attended wreath laying ceremonies on Friday but have had to quickly switch focus ahead of Saturday's clash.
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On the eve of their round three showdown rugby league was again put to one side.
The Warriors and Sea Eagles came together to acknowledge the lives lost in terror attacks of two weeks ago. Their unity in the face of terror wasn't lost on the prime minister.
"The ability to come together at times like this to be able to form a community whether or not it's around sport or anything else is an important part of recovery," Jacinda Ardern said.
And this week sport has been doing its part in helping a city still recovering.
The warriors gifted a jersey for those first on the ground two weeks ago.
With the Sea Eagles winless in 2019 every game is beginning to carry extra weight for Manly.
Coach Des Hasler is wary of the damage a wounded Warriors side can do.
"When you play any Warriors team you really need to be on your game but when you play a Warriors team in New Zealand, you really have to be on your game."