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The New Zealand Warriors are cleaning out their roster as they prepare for a full scale rebuild.

Blake Green and Gerard Beale told they won’t be offered new contracts in 2021 and to look for new clubs, according to stuff.co.nz.

Although the Warriors are still yet to hire a coach for next season, the clubs will begin their roster overhaul and the club prepares for the teams outlook from next year and beyond, beginning with Green and Beale’s departures.

The duo have reportedly made it known they would like to play on next year and beyond, but that won’t be at the Warriors and will need to search for a fresh start elsewhere.

The Warriors have 14 players off-contract at the completion of the 2020 season, which is the second highest in the NRL and with such a big number of players off-contract.

It gives the Warriors the flexibility to chop and change and rebuild the roster the way they want as they look to get back into finals contention.

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  1. Good luck to the Warriors with their rebuild. If they can make a high profile signing it might attract more players to the club, but I don’t like their chances.

    By all means have a player clean-out because what they have at the moment is inferior to the other 15 NRL clubs, and it hurts me to say that due to my 50% Kiwi blood . They need a hardened and experienced coach like Anthony Griffin or Neil Henry, and maybe they should target some Kiwi born players to come back to NZ.

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