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Warriors coach Andrew McFadden knows the Sharks are currently in red hot form and are going to pose a serious challenge to his side this coming Saturday night.

The Warriors coach was quick to highlight the Sharks strengths from 1-17 and their new-found x-factor in 2016 as a defining factor.

“I think right across the park they’re pretty strong," said McFadden.

“They’ve obviously got some strike out in their outside backs and that’s probably what’s changed them a little bit this year.

“They’ve really got a bit of ‘x-factor’ out there and obviously they’ve got really battle-hardened forwards so right across the game we’re going to have to be good.

Currently sitting in tenth position on the NRL ladder, McFadden’s side have failed to live up to pre-season expectations but believes his side must stay true to themselves this weekend.

“It’s important we do what we have been doing and that’s focusing on ourselves,” said McFadden.

“Obviously they’re (Sharks) a very good team and how they’re playing at the moment they are very high on confidence but we give ourselves a good chance.

“We have just got to play our game and it’ll be a good contest. It’s good timing for us.

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