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'A feeling I'll never forget' – Warriors newbie Patrick Herbert reflects on debut

Warriors centre Patrick Herbert couldn't hide his delight after making his first NRL appearance for the Warriors last night, playing the entirety of the 13-12 defeat to the Melbourne Storm.

Herbert, 22, finally got his chance to play first-grade football in last night's Anzac Day clash, having moved back across the Tasman after failing to make the cut with the Dragons.

Impressive form in reserve grade saw Herbert take the spot of Solomone Kata in the centres for last night's loss, where he made 17 tackles and ran for 102m.

Speaking to the Warriors' official channel after the match, Herbert spoke about what his first taste of the NRL meant.

"I went over to Australia, tried my luck and didn't get a crack," he said.

"To come home [and] debut for the Warriors - it's a feeling I'll never forget."

As for the feeling of finally playing in the NRL, Herbert said that: "It was tiring, that's for starters.

"Adrenaline got me through that game, all the boys got me through it."

Herbert will be hopeful of playing in the Warriors' next game, taking on the Newcastle Knights at Mt Smart Stadium on May 5.


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