Full Time
80:00
6:00pm Fri August 10, 2018
Round 22 - Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 14395
77min

Penalty Goal: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson takes the shot at goal instead and he throws it over from right in front.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 4 Knights
77min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Knights give one away on their own line and the Warriors decide to take the shot at goal. Luke to take the kick to celebrate his 250th game.

75min

RTS with another bust through the middle for another 20m

74min

Knights go right side but Ponga's flatt ball is dropped by Fitzgibbon.

73min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Newcasle with a rare attacking set inside the Warriors half

72min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - SKD ruled to have been taken out of the competition for the ball.

71min

RTS with a stunning kick return, breaks through three tackles and makes nearly 40m

70min

Warriors still playing with plenty of sting in their defence.

65min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Sio smashed and he loses the ball.

64min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Luke with a great break and offload but Tevaga knocks it on.

63min

DROP OUT WARRIORS - Johnson again goes short and again the Warriors get the ball back.

61min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Blair throws a silly offload and it goes forward.

60min

Ponga makes a break and gets the ball to Guerra who is quickly wrapped up.

55min

DROP OUT KNIGHTS - Johnson with another great grubber for Fusitua, but the Knights take it dead.

55min

Pearce waits for the edge defence to come off their line, then grubbers through. Guerra reads the play well and follows through and dives on the ball, but the bunker has found a small knock-on, denying a try.

54min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Warriors on the second tackle get a bit high. Knights now inside the Warriors 25m

53min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Johnson up too quickly.

52min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson nails the easy goal

Warriors lead Warriors 18 - 4 Knights
50min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Blake Green. Kick to come.

It's been coming all half, but Blake Green finally opens the scoring in the second half. Green dummied left, hit the small gap, issued an epic fend on Heighington and raced away to score under the posts.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 4 Knights
49min

PENALTY WARRIORS - The Warriors are barrelling through the Knights and now the Knights are giving away penalties.

47min

Warriors with another great run, however the last pass is intercepted by Pearce.

46min

Johnson links with Fusitua in a promising move, but the big winger left the ball behind and the Knights dived on it.

45min

DROP OUT KNIGHTS - Clever grubber by Johnson forces a drop out.

43min

Mata'utia takes the bomb and gets out of his own in goal area brilliantly.

42min

Warriors continuing their dominant running game through the middle after the break.

39min

Johnson's touchfinder just goes out on the full. Knights start their set on halfway with a minute left.

38min

Great take by Fusitua!

36min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Ponga tackled while fielding a bomb.

36min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from the right sideline, nails the goal

Warriors lead Warriors 12 - 4 Knights
34min

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

A great long, cut-out pass by Johnson to Fusitua and the big winger steamrolls through the defence to score out wide.

Warriors lead Warriors 10 - 4 Knights
33min

PENALTY WARRIORS - They get a piggy back out of their half and Green monsters the touch finder. Warriors start 10m inside the Knights half.

30min

Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from just to the right of the posts, and nails the goal.

Warriors lead Warriors 6 - 4 Knights
29min

Try: Warriors
Scored by Adam Blair. Kick to come.

RTS with a huge left foot step, links with Johnson who turns the ball back inside to Beale. Beale almost gets to the line but then gets a sweet offload away to Blair who storms onto the ball and dives over for a good try.

Tied up at Warriors 4 - 4 Knights
28min

Mannering with a dummy and very nearly steps through the line for a try. Next play and Johnson again grubbers early and poorly.

26min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Ese'ese gives away a penalty. Warriors find touch inside the Knights 30m

23min

DROP OUT WARRIORS - Cogger cleans up the grubber but gets pushed back in goal.

22min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Denniss loses it could as he's about to play the ball. Warriors just 35m from the Knights line

21min

Johnson attempts a chip and chase but the ball goes dead in goal.

20min

Levi attempts a quick touch finder from dummy half. He puts it in the hot dog stand instead.

19min

Paasi loses the ball on the second tackle of the fresh set.

18min

PENALTY WARRIORS - Knights slowing down the tackle.

16min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Johnson goes for a short drop out, the ball goes into touch off Sio in the contest.

15min

DROP OUT WARRIORS - Pearce with a gentle grubber and the Warriors have to run the ball dead.

13min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - First tackle after the restart and the Warriors give away a penalty. Knights up to halfway.

13min

Conversion: Knights
Attempted by Ken Sio.

Sio from the left touchline, starts it wide and it stays wide

Knights lead Warriors 0 - 4 Knights
12min

Try: Knights
Scored by Ken Sio. Kick to come.

Sio with a determined and powerful run, burrows under several defenders to cross the line for a try.

Knights lead Warriors 0 - 4 Knights
11min

Ponga very nearly squeezes through a tackle to score.

10min

PENALTY KNIGHTS - Papalii is accidentally offside. Knights with their first set deep in the Warriors half.

9min

Warriors run it on the last but Paasi is crunched by Mata'utia

8min

SCRUM WARRIORS - Mata'utia knocks it on in the first tackle off the back of the scrum.

7min

SCRUM KNIGHTS - Maumalo attempts a combined intercept and 1 on 1 strip and gets the ball before dropping it on halfway.

6min

Green kicks from halfway and it just rolls over the dead ball line.

5min

A Pearce bomb is allowed to bounce but Johnson eventually cleans it up.

3min

Warriors dominating the meterage game. But on the last tackle, a poor pass goes a long way in front of Johnson and the halfback knocks on.

1min

Warriors counter punching strongly through the middle in their first set already.

Knights kick off and Gavet takes the first hit up

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Alan Shortall

Touch Judges: Belinda Sleeman, Chris McMillan

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Ben Cummins

WARRIORS (20)
Tries: Adam Blair, David Fusitua, Blake Green
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/3)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (4)
Tries: Ken Sio
Field Goals:
Conversions: Ken Sio (0/1)
Penalty Goals: