The Warriors will hit the field for the first time in 2018 this afternoon, where they will play reigning NRL champions the Melbourne Storm in a pre-season game in Rotorua at 3pm.
However, they will soon have to find a new assistant coach.
Andrew Fadden will be leaving at the end of the season.
He told Nigel Yalden that now is the time for him to move back to Australia.
"It is sad for us. We've enjoyed every minute we've lived in New Zealand. It's been a great place, but it's the right time to get settled."
He says that he has worked hard with the Warriors but there has not been much success, and he is hoping to go out on a high.
LISTEN TO ANDREW FADDEN TALK WITH NIGEL YALDEN ABOVE