NRL 2019: Kodi Nikorima won't solve Warriors problems by himself - Blake Green

While star signing Kodi Nikorima is being heralded as the player to lead the Warriors out of their form slump, the man who'll be standing next to him in their backline isn't so sure.

Fellow playmaker Blake Green believes the team are performing so badly that not even the addition of the Kiwis international can save their season.

Sunday's 18-point defeat to the Knights has left coach Stephen Kearney questioning their toughness.

"A team came here and, I thought, beat us up a bit," Kearney said, after the game.

"We just didn't match the physical part if it."

Not just physical toughness, but also mental toughness.

"They're obviously down on a bit of confidence at the minute," Kearney added.

That confidence will get a boost this week, with star signing Nikorima set to make his debut at halfback for the club, against the Dragons on Saturday in Brisbane.

Former Dragons hooker, and current Knights coach Nathan Brown believes Nikorima will add some flare to an underwhelming Warriors attack.

"I think he's a good little player," Brown told media on Sunday. "I think he'll make a big difference."

Club boss Cameron George told, Nikorima just wanted to contribute to a reversal in fortunes.

"He's keen to really help and change what's been happening," George said.

But Green, the man who'll be wearing the number-six jersey alongside Nikorima, doesn't think the former Broncos half can solve their problems.

"He's certainly not going to come in a be the saviour," Green said. "We're in a tough position and we've just got to work our way out."

Unless Nikorima can produce a miracle, it could be a long season for the Warriors and there are still 17 rounds to go.


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