Ka rere te whakapāha a te uri no Tauranga Moana a Bodene Thompson ki tōna whānau mōna i whai wāhi ki te kainga taimiri a te kapa Warriors. O te tokoono i whakahekea ki te reanga tāpui mō taua hara, ko ia anake i whakahokia mai ki te rārangi kapa ka tuki ki a Penrith a tēnei Rāhoroi.
Hei tā te toki pouhere Warriors, hei tā Bodene Thompson kua murua ōna hara e tōna whānau.
"Just honestly it was the best policy and we are dealing with it internally and they were sweet with that and I just needed to make sure they were all comfortable and obviously let them know what was going to come out in the media and everything came out and it wasn't a shock to them."
He auhekenga ūmanga mōna, heoi e whakapeto ngoi ana a ia kia eke ki te taumata e tika ana. Kua whakaingoitia a Thompson ki te aroaro-ā-kapa mō te tukinga ki te kapa Panthers.
Hei tā te kaiako Warriors, hei tā Andrew McFadden.
Hei tā te kaiako matua o Ngā Tamatoa a Andrew McFadden, "Look I said he has done his time and then it came down to I need to pick the best team for this weekend and he was a very good performer for us right throughout the season and he gets his chance to make up for it with his teams mates this week."
Kua whai kaiwhakawhirinaki nga kaiako o te kapa Warriors, ko te toa kaiako Opango o mua, ko tā Graham Henry, kei a ia pea te whakautu ki nga aue a te kapa.
Ko tana mahi he hapai i a Thompson, ko Manu Vatuvei, ko Ben Matulino, ko Sam Lisone, rātou ko Albert Vete i kaitahi i te pire whakamoe me te inu waingao. Ko te hua he whakawairangi i te hinengaro. Ko Konrad anahe i whakahē i te kai rongoa kino a ia.
Hei tā Thompson, "It has been a long week and it feels like eternity to everything that has gone on and I am just excited to be back this week."
Ko Thompson anake o te tokoono i kohetetia ki a eke ki te aro ā kapa ki te mau i te poraka nama tekau mā tahi. He kōwhiringa e tautokotia ana e te ika a whiro o te kapa e Shaun Johnson.
"They are all respected people and they know that they let themselves and their families down, they have come back and trained hard and slowly making their way back into the side”, hei tā Shaun Johnson.
Tāpiri atu, ko Ben Matulino anō i kōwhiria ki te paehihiri.