The Warriors selfless ended their nearly five month stay in Australia with a disappointing 40-28 high-scoring win over Manly at Gosford.
Led by local hero hat trick Adam Keighran, the Warriors ran eight tries to six on dead court NRL clashes, including five matches in a match-defining 15-minute period in the first half.
Warriors Patrick Herbert and Eliesa Katoa also bagged two each, while Chanel Harris-Tavita and Kodi Nikorima got six try assists between them.
Only windy conditions prevented the “hosts” from coming close to breaking a half century, with Harris-Tevita converting four of seven attempts at goal.
Retired forward Adam Blair screwed up their recent conversion from a wide angle, but failed to end an emotional season win which included spending the last 148 days away from home due to coronavirus restrictions.
The Warriors have booked a flight to reunite with their families in New Zealand on Monday.
Manly formed a guard of honor for the Warriors before kick-off on Sunday before posting two attempts in the opening eight minutes for Ruben Garrick and Corey Waddell.
Daly Cherry-Evans produced a fine looping cut for Garrick to draw first blood, but a mistake in goal with full-back Tevita Funa was the catalyst for a stunning turnaround.
Funa missed Nikorima’s four-point shot, the first of five that included two to paddle Katoa’s second down the right.
The Warriors had a lot of success down the left as well, with Keighran and Herbert splitting up Manly’s weak defense.
The Sea Eagles had no answer to the Warriors’ rampant attack, though Cherry-Evans pulled one back just before halftime with a clever grubber for Miski to race 40 yards for his maiden career attempt.
The Lebanese winger made two attempts in minutes when the Warriors erred on the restart, reducing the deficit to eight points.
But back-to-back attempts by Keighran, who hails from Central Coast, and second from Herbert secured their eighth win, while duo Manly Taniela Paseka and Brad Parker added a late consolation four points.
The win means the Warriors finish in 10th place, while the Sea Eagles are likely to be eliminated in 11th place.