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Round 11 - Sunday 26th May @ 04:00pm
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Round 11 - Sunday 26th May @ 04:00pm
WARRIORS vs. KNIGHTS
Mt Smart Stadium
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L: 5
H-T: 8
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FULL TIME at Mt. Smart Stadium sees the Warriors hold on in the last 20 minutes with a 26-12. They have backed up after being flogged 54 point last week at the hands of the Penrith Panthers to turn around at home to run away victors

New Zealand Warriors 28-12

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Penalty to the Knights against Manu Vatuvei for shoulder charging a Knight over the touchline without the ball

New Zealand Warriors 28-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
David Fa'alogo makes an unforced error.

David Fa'alogo drops the short offload from Kade Snowden and the Knights remain scoreless. Scrum for the Warriors

New Zealand Warriors 28-12

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Elijah Taylor. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Elijah Taylor took a massive forward pass from Kevin Locke to go through a gap to score. The pass missed by all officials as the Warriors secure the victory as a result. Shaun Johnson with the conversion makes it as 16 point lead

New Zealand Warriors 28-12

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Penalty to the Warriors on halfway for a second attempt in the tackle. Warriors attacking 30 metres from the Newcastle line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Tyrone Roberts makes an unforced error.

Tyrone Roberts comes up with a mistake as Kade Snowden rushed the pass wide to his half. Warriors with a scrum feed on their own 20 metre line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Kevin Locke is forced in goal as Jarrod Mullen's kick is a good one on the last play of the Knights.

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Feleti Mateo makes an unforced error.

The Knights spreading the ball to the blind side to the wing of James McManus and Roberts. But Feleti Mateo jumped off the line and knocked on. Scrum feed for the Knights 30 metres from the Warriors try line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Nathan Friend makes an unforced error.

Nathan Friend with a simple mistake as he darted out of acting half, Knights with a scrum feed on their own 40 metre line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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No try the ruling against James McManus, knock on in goal the ruling and it's a 20 metre restart

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Knights, James McManus. He chased through for his own kick as he made a break.

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Mistake from the Warriors gives up possession inside the Knights 10 metre zone. Newcastle attacking 20 metres from their own line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Kade Snowden was somehow ruled offside as the Warriors attack 10 metres out from the goal line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Penalty to the Warriors for James McManus passing off the ground.

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Thomas Leuluai after a fumble from the Warriors rockets the kick from halfway and it rolls over the sideline 10 metres from the goal line. Scrum to the Knights

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Dane Gagai makes an unforced error.

Dane Gagai reached out for the goal line but dropped it at the death in the corner, Manu Vatuvei in covering defence forced the mistake. Warriors work it off the 20 metre restart

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Kade Snowden put on a short grubber kick through the Warriors goal line, luckily it earns the Knights a line drop out

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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Mistake from the Warriors gives the Knights a chance 30 metres from the Warriors goal line

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Simon Mannering. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Simon Mannering races away off a questionable pass from Kevin Locke has he chased the bomb kick from Shaun Johnson. Johnson with the conversion from next to the posts adds the extras

New Zealand Warriors 22-12

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Sam Rapira. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Sam Rapira darted through a massive hole in the Knights defence as the video referee sees no obstruction in the play. Shaun Johnson from right in front adds the extras

New Zealand Warriors 16-12

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Warriors, looking at possible obstruction

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Zero tackle for the Warriors, and they get a penalty for the Knights holding down on the end of it. Warriors attacking 10 metres out from the Knights line

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Thomas Leuluai with a cross field kick on the last tackle goes out on the full before Manu Vatuvei could for the ball. Change over for the Knights on the 10 metre line

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Kevin Locke putting a short kick on the last tackle for the Warriors, but it rolls dead, line drop out

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Aku Uate is coming off for the Knights with a possible rib injury, he comes off and the Knights will do a reshuffle of the outside backs

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Time off here with Aku Uate down after heavy contact.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Time off here with Darius Boyd down after suffering a leg injury in the tackle of Simon Mannering. He will remain on the field for now

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Penalty for a strip on Willie Mason, Knights attacking 20 metres from the Warriors goal line

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Thomas Leuluai on the last tackle with a wobbling bomb sends the ball out on the full. Easy turn over on their own 40 metre line as a result

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Second half is UNDERWAY at Mt. Smart Stadium with the Knights kicking off

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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HALF TIME at Mt. Smart Stadium sees the Newcastle Knights 12 lead New Zealand 10. The Warriors in this contest

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Shaun Johnson gives up possession with a mistake, zero tackle for the Knights on halfway

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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James McManus doing well under the high ball, positioned himself in goal to earn the Knights a 20 metre restart.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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Mistake from the Knights as the Warriors spread the ball, the Knights jumped up and knocked down the pass from the Warriors. Scrum packs for New Zealand just short of halfway

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

The flying Scotsman has his second try of the afternoon as the Knights spread it to the wing and James McManus dived over in the corner. Kurt Gidley with a solid strike off the tee from the left touchline converts the try.

Newcastle Knights 12-10

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Feleti Mateo makes an unforced error.

Feleti Mateo looked for a hole in the Knights defence but dropped the ball, a poor read from Feleti Mateo. Scrum feed packs for Newcastle 30 metres from the Warriors try line

New Zealand Warriors 10-6

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Shaun Johnson drops the ball before the Warriors can get set up as Simon Mannering offloaded before begin tackled. A let off for the Knights, scrum feed 20 metres away from their own line

New Zealand Warriors 10-6

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Kade Snowden drops the ball and gives the Warriors a chance 20 metres away from the Knights goal line

New Zealand Warriors 10-6

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Thomas Leuluai. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Thomas Leuluai has dived over the the touch of the original tackle of Russell Packer who dived over but was stopped. Leuluai with some skills to dive over three Knights defenders to score for the Warriors. Johnson with the conversion slots the from next to the posts

New Zealand Warriors 10-6

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Penalty to the Knights for the Warriors offside, attacking 30 metres off their own line

Newcastle Knights 6-4

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Joseph Leilua makes an unforced error.

Joseph Leilua on the last tackle running the ball off a cut out pass from Jarrod Mullen, but he is taken and loses the ball. Kevin Locke on the spot to clean up the ball, zero tackle for the Warriors 30 metres from their own line

Newcastle Knights 6-4

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Jarrod Mullen kicking on the 4th tackle for the right corner as he tried to catch the Warriors backs short, but it rolls dead beating everyone. 20 metre restart for the Warriors

Newcastle Knights 6-4

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Penalty to the Knights again for the Warriors ruled offside at the play of the ball. Knights kick up field and attack 40 metres from the Warriors goal line

Newcastle Knights 6-4

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Conversion attempt by Kurt Gidley successful.

The Knights on the last tackle through Jarrod Mullen send the ball across the field to the corner for James McManus to leap high, catch and crash down for Knights first points. Kurt Gidley with the conversion from the touchline adds the extras

Newcastle Knights 6-4

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Second penalty to the Knights, they attack only 10 metres from the Warriors goal line

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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After it all, it's a penalty against Russell Packer for fighting despite Kade Snowden getting the last punch in. Knights attacking 30 metres out from the line

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Time off here with a fight between Russell Packer and Kade Snowden.

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Penalty to the Knights for Shaun Johnson having hands in the ruck after the held call of the referee. Knights kick for touch and attack on halfway

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Video referee has denied James McManus as Willie Mason was ruled to have obstructed Shaun Johnson in the defensive line as he run a decoy. A questionable call as the replay did show Johnson committing to the tackle.

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE for the Knights, we have a TRY but looking obstruction as Roberts when through a gap in the Warriors defence

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Sam Rapira makes an unforced error.

A simple mistake from Sam Rapira sees the ball dropped on half way, the Knights with the ball through a scrum feed

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

The Warriors spread the ball through Russell Packer across the field, he kept the ball alive for Shaun Johnson who linked with Manu Vatuvei to charge through the Knights defence. Warriors making the Knights pay on the back of two penalties. Johnson from touch with the conversion hits the uprights and it bounces away

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Second penalty awarded to the Warriors for a strip in the ruck, the Warriors attacking 15 metres out

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Penalty to the Warriors for the Knights offside. They kick for touch and will start their set inside the Knights half

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Jarrod Mullen from outside his 40 metre line fires the kick downfield, it's collected by Glen Fisiiahi at fullback

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We are UNDERWAY at Mt. Smart Stadium as the home team, the Warriors kick off.

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We are minutes away from kick off at Mt. Smart Stadium with both sides going through their final preparations and getting the last word from their coaches.

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Full time in Under 20s, Holden Cup has seen the Newcastle Knights defeat the New Zealand Warriors 24-10

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Welcome to Sunday Afternoon Football live from Mt. Smart Stadium as the New Zealand Warriors host the Newcastle Knights.

Team news:
Warriors – Elijah Taylor starts in place of Todd Lowrie who has been ruled out with a rib injury. Carlos Tuimavave has been called up to replaced Ben Henry who is out for the season with an ACL injury. Pita Godinet and Sebastine Ikahihifo have been added to the bench.

Knights – They are unchanged from the side named on Tuesday, 1-17

Warriors: 1. Kevin Locke 18. Glen Fisiiahi 3. Dane Nielsen 17. Carlos Tuimavave 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Thomas Leuluai 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Sam Rapira 9. Nathan Friend 10. Russell Packer 11. Feleti Mateo 12. Simon Mannering (c) 16. Elijah Taylor
Interchange: 14. Ben Matulino 15. Jacob Lillyman 22. Pita Godinet 24. Sebastine Ikahihifo

Knights: 1. Darius Boyd 2. James McManus 3. Dane Gagai 4. Joseph Leilua 5. Akuila Uate 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Tyrone Roberts 8. Kade Snowden 9. Kurt Gidley (c) 10. Willie Mason 11. Robbie Rochow 12. Alex McKinnon 13. David Fa'alogo
Interchange: 14. Travis Waddell 15. Neville Costigan 16. Adam Cuthbertson 17. Korbin Sims 18. Kevin Naiqama

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Referees: Gerard Sutton, Luke Phillips

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Jason Robinson, Justin Morgan

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (28)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Thomas Leuluai, Sam Rapira, Simon Mannering, Elijah Taylor
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (4/5)
Penalty Goals:

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (12)
Tries: James McManus (2)
Field Goals:
Conversions: Kurt Gidley (2/2)
Penalty Goals:



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