The Warriors had a 12-point lead over Newcastle only to finish the game with a disappointing 24-16 defeat in Redcliffe.
The Warriors' front office is under fire for a reported deal with former front-rower Matt Lodge who walked out on the team last week.
The Dolphins are continuing to build an impressive forward pack for their debut NRL campaign, adding Warriors second-rower Aitken.
The playmaker says he wants to spend 2023 travelling and writing.
The Warriors managed to claw back their gift of a try in the second minute of the game but it wasn't enough in the end as they went down 24-18.
The controversial prop was released due to "professional and personal reasons" that couldn't see him commit to the club's return to New Zealand.
"Different areas of the field do well at different parts but we just don't collectively get consistent parts across the board," Nathan Brown said.
The Warriors have gone down 32-30 to South Sydney after attempting to shrug off a horrid first half.
Kevin Campion says the coach can't be judged until he's had the chance to get his side back to New Zealand.
The Warriors playmaker required surgery after playing the entire match with the injury two weeks ago.
Brown wouldn't single his halfback out for criticism after the dismal defeat to the 12-man Sharks, but he does sympathise with frustrated fans.
The Kiwis international will face his former Warriors teammates in Saturday's Magic Round clash in Brisbane.
Harris has been named as an edge backrower in his first game back after rupturing his ACL against the Panthers last July.
Will Kennedy will miss two games after he was sent off for his coathanger on Reece Walsh while Jesse Ramien faces three weeks on the sidelines.
William Kennedy's dismissal and Jesse Raimen sinbinning hands advantage to Warriors but they meekly fold instead.
The original plan was for two teams to be introduced next year to take the competition to eight sides, before adding a further two in 2024.
The 19-year-old Warriors star is focused on making more impact after removing the Auckland distraction and ignoring a potential Origin debut.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said the system led to his side's stunning loss to the Warriors last week.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown defended Matt Lodge's actions late in the win over Canberra.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown told media on Wednesday that he couldn't guarantee Nikorima will be with his side next week.