Full Time
80:00
3:00pm Sat March 17, 2018
Round 2 - Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 14132
80min

FULLTIME :: Warriors were defensively sound and triumph 20-8.

79min

Titans tried to flood the short-side but the pass was forward.

78min

Conversion: Titans
Kicked by Michael Gordon.

Gordon swings it over.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 8 Titans
77min

Try: Titans
Scored by Anthony Don. Kick to come.

After being denied for 78 mins. Hurrell hooks one for Don to score.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 6 Titans
76min

Penalty Titans! They are looking for some late consolation here.

73min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from the right, misses.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 2 Titans
72min

Try: Warriors
Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

David has hoop dreams, coach! Johnson hoists it high, allowing Fusitua to get some room, and the jump on the defender to score.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 2 Titans
70min

Johnson with a deft touch, forces the dropout. Warriors right on top now.

69min

Arrow spills it from a hard hit.

65min

Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson, inches in from the sideline.. misses.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 2 Titans
63min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

Simple bodies in motion, and Kata smashes over.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 2 Titans
61min

Now they concede a penalty, Fusitua has it stripped.

61min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! No, it was our old friend obstruction. That was the best move the Titans had put on all game, and Cartwright went behind James, to create the space.

61min

BUNKER TIME! Sami dives over, oh no, has he bumbled the grounding again.

59min

Smart play from Elgey, he stepped through, feigned the pass and hooked a kick that RTS needed to take in-goal. Dropout.

58min

PENALTY Titans! A chance for them to get into a good attacking space.

57min

Big man in space! Bunty Afoa stepped out of the tackle, only Gordon to beat then the transfer is knocked on.

55min

Jeez, Titans can't get out of their own way! Two strong carries from Rein and James had them on the attack, then Cartwright trying to find some second phase play, throws it forward.

54min

Warriors probe again, but Copley watches the ball trickle wide well.

53min

Some key tackles from Copley to stop the rampaging Warriors! They split them down the middle, Johnson makes a miracle catch then releases Lisone. Later in the set, penalty for the home side.

51min

Warriors defending well, handling all the things Titans throw at them. Don knocks on the crossfield kick.

50min

Warriors pinned them well, Copley takes it right on the line. Now, their eagerness punishes them. Penalty Titans.

47min

Mitch Rein, on the field kicks it deep and over. Seven tackle set incoming.

46min

The knock-on fest is interrupted briefly, for a penalty. Titans right on the attack now.

44min

Now Hurrell has the dropsies.

43min

Oops! Mix up in the hand off there and Titans have it back!

43min

PENALTY Warriors. Laying on the tackler.

40min

Here we go!

40min

We're back for the second stanza! Warriors to kick-off!

40min

HALFTIME :: Titans started with energy, two chalked off tries before the Warriors sprang into action, lead 12-2 at the break.

39min

Elgey has tried that pass several times this half, he got pulled up on this one. It was forward, too.

38min

Dropout coming for the Titans. They drilled it in and handle Hiku.

37min

Big run from the Hurrellicane and he gets a whistle! QUICK tap and go!

36min

Solid tackle from Elgey and Harris loses it.

35min

That was a manic piece of play! Cartwright sends a kick into the pack, Proctor missed it and the Warriors couldn't handle it, and Elgey tried to twist over and loses it.

29min

Titans are competing well, but another kick is too long. Warriors work it out again.

27min

Warriors are rolling downfield here. They are halted briefly, by a forward pass.

26min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Roger Tuivasa-sheck. Kick to come.

GREEN LIGHTS.. TRY! No obstruction! Not enough evidence to overturn. The Warriors major players all combined for an inside-out ball, and RTS shot through the gap for the four-pointer.

Warriors lead Warriors 12 - 2 Titans
25min

BUNKER TIME! For the third time, we're checking it. Everyone's friend, obstruction at the heart of the investigation.

24min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Closer in, Johnson makes it a ten-point lead.

Warriors lead Warriors 8 - 2 Titans
23min

PENALTY Warriors! Titans completing their sets but with no punch at the end. Now, they give away a simple penalty and Warriors march down.

20min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

From the touchline, Johnson walks in.. nails it.

Warriors lead Warriors 6 - 2 Titans
18min

Try: Warriors
Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

Now the Warriors make them pay! A sneaky short ball from Tohu Harris sent Peta Hiku away, the centre who threw a pass too hard last time, this time, timed it well and Fusitua finished.

Warriors lead Warriors 4 - 2 Titans
17min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! That is two missed opportunities for the glitter strip side. Even worse, it will be a twenty metre restart.

17min

BUNKER TIME AGAIN! Once again for the Titans! Elgey throws a short one to Copley, who flicked it to Sami. He might have bobbled the putdown.

16min

PENALTY Titans! Strip in the tackle.

15min

RTS steps through a gap now, burned Gordon but Elgey wraps it up! Warriors thrust down the right but the last pass goes astray again.

13min

That will Sao(r) things. Ligi drops it on first.

13min

Warriors are probing, Cartwright makes a great legs tackle. Sadly the half is offside.

12min

That was some prime time Warriors! Johnson with more steps than the Opera house before the play swung left, then right and the final kick just beat the two Warriors chasers. Dropout.

10min

RED LIGHTS.. NO TRY! Elgey's quick feet is denied for obstruction. Penalty Warriors.

10min

BUNKER TIME! Elgey stepped back inside and dives over. Checking the obstruction.

8min

..but they'll get it right back! David Fuistua trying to give his forwards a breather, loses it.

8min

Time was off for a minute as Isaiah Papalii was done with a knee injury. The forward is helped off the field and Cartwright reefs a kick straight to the Warriors back line.

7min

Is Don, is good! Johnson has drifted across the ruck well, and almost found the gap but steady Don is there to snaffle an intercept.

6min

Safe take from RTS! He quickly shuffled it to his backline partners and they caught the Titans out. PENALTY.

3min

Penalty Goal: Titans
Kicked by Michael Gordon.

Gordon duly obliges.

Titans lead Warriors 0 - 2 Titans
2min

PENALTY AGAIN! Titans tried the crash ball to Matthews, who spilled it. They are saved by the offside from the Warriors defensive line. Now they point to the sticks.

1min

First set completed, with a wonky kick from Johnson that finds the new five-eighth, Bryce Cartwright. Titans also get the first PENALTY of the afternoon.

KICK-OFF! Here we go!

A healthy crowd is in at Auckland, as the Titans make their way out in their white away jersey! The horn has sounded, the drums are beating and here come the Warriors!

Welcome to Mt Smart Stadium! We have a some would say, Splendid trio of clashes tonight - starting with two first up winners, Warriors and Titans kicking off at 3pm! The Warriors were impressive in how they put away a torrid Rabbitohs team, while the visitors, tipped the see-saw in their direction in a crazy game last Sunday night.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Adam Gee, Gavin Reynolds

Touch Judges: Chris McMillan, Michael Wise

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Jared Maxwell

WARRIORS (20)
Tries: David Fusitua (2), Roger Tuivasa-sheck, Solomone Kata
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/4)
Penalty Goals:

GOLD COAST TITANS (8)
Tries: Anthony Don
Field Goals:
Conversions: Michael Gordon (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Michael Gordon (1/1)