Legendary girlfriend pulls off an unreal NZ Warriors-themed set up for her man in Bali
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Legendary girlfriend pulls off an unreal NZ Warriors-themed set up for her man in Bali

Could it get any better?

Despite the One NZ Warriors copping a few losses as of late, we all know that die-hard Wahs fan who reckons it's still "their year”.

One UK-born Christchurch lass found a bloody unique way to show her bloke's undying love for the team during their Bali trip, and it's brilliant!

When Francesa Barrett was sorting out accommodation for her and Scott Lopdell's first overseas trip together, she noticed the Balinese villas offered the option of paying extra for special 'pool decor' to be set up on arrival.


Usually, the staff are asked to spell out the soppy stuff like 'I love you' or even to pop the big question but not Francesa. She bucked the trend with an 'up the Wahs' set-up that left her man gobsmacked.

"I thought, 'why not?'" she said. "It worked out as about $170 for the pool and bath decorations and a bottle of wine - which was actually pretty nice!."

"He loves anything Warriors-related, so he was pretty chuffed with the result," she added.

Scott's mates chimed in with a few "she's a keeper" comments, but the best reactions came from their fellow holiday-goers, who were sure it must’ve been the couple's honeymoon or that they were getting engaged.

"He was getting an earful when he said no," she said.


Francesa wanted to do something special for Scott, celebrating his first break in yonks since kicking off his own business, Riverstone Concrete in Christchurch. She practically dragged him away, but he was still fielding calls at 2am from eager customers while they were away. 

After a 2.5-hour taxi drive from the airport, the pair were so overheated they only waited 30 minutes before jumping in the pool, but the decorations hung on well into the next day when they were served their floating brekkie amongst the Wahs dedication.

Earlier in their relationship, Francesca got a custom Warriors cake made for Scott and says she's "working towards" becoming a proper fan of the team herself.


"Funnily enough we’re doing a 'Warriors tour'  for our next two trips, going to Auckland in June and then Brisbane in August to see them play," she said. "He even bought me my own jersey."

As for when that engagement might actually happen? "Maybe if the Warriors make it to the final…"

What an absolute legend!