Patrick Herbert

Warriors wing Patrick Herbert holds son for first time in 23 days, Chanel Harris-Tavita dropped to bench

For the first time since the Warriors left Auckland on a chartered flight bound for Tamworth on May 3, Herbert has been able to hold his three-month-old son True.

Herbert flew home from Australia following the Warriors first-round loss to the Newcastle Knights to be with partner Kirri who had recently given birth to their son.

He missed the round two loss to the Canberra Raiders to beat the border closures to regain entry into New Zealand.