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Round 20 - Sunday 28th July @ 02:00pm
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L: 11
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Round 20 - Sunday 28th July @ 02:00pm
WARRIORS vs. STORM
Mt Smart Stadium
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L: 3
H-T: 14
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H-T: 4
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FULL TIME at Mt Smart Stadium and the New Zealand Warriors have scored a 30-22 WIN over the Melbourne Storm

New Zealand Warriors 30-22

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Kevin Locke. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

KEVIN LOCKE flies through the air to score off a Shaun Johnson bomb, surely this secures victory for the Warriors

New Zealand Warriors 30-22

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WARRIORS GET SIX AGAIN, after yet another kick can't be cleaned up by the Warriors

New Zealand Warriors 24-22

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Cooper Cronk makes an unforced error.

Cooper Cronk makes an uncharacteristic error, 30m out from their own line, Warriors with possession

New Zealand Warriors 24-22

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Cooper Cronk. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

Cooper Cronk backs up a Sisa Waqa break down the sideline to score, the Storm punish the Warriors for their terrible mistake on last tackle

New Zealand Warriors 24-22

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And the pressure is released after some very poor last tackle play from the Warriors

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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Thomas Leulai gets across the line however is ruled to be held up

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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ANOTHER ERROR from the Storm on the bomb from Shaun Johnson puts themselves under all sorts of pressure

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Billy Slater makes an unforced error.

Mt Smart Stadium erupts as Billy Slater has dropped a Shaun Johnson bomb under very little pressure

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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The Warriors showing some strong defence forcing a handover, after Billy Slater tries a grubber that gets deflected but not played at

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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PENALTY STORM - The Warriors undo the pressure after Nathan Friend is penalised for a strip

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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Warriors starting to get the momentum back into the match, putting pressure on the Storm attack & then making good metres in their own attack

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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Inside the final 15 minutes & the Warriors hold an eight point lead

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Konrad Hurrell. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

The Hurrellcane pushes the Warriors lead out again - the play doesn't go to plan but the Warriors adapt the play and manage to find space and score

New Zealand Warriors 24-16

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UNSUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL MELBOURNE STORM
Penalty goal attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Cameron Smith has a shocking attempt at penalty goal, hitting the left hand upright & the Warriors come away with the ball

New Zealand Warriors 18-16

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The left hand side seems to be an open road for the Storm, absolutely carving the Warriors up out there

New Zealand Warriors 18-16

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Maurice Blair. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

The Storm show why they are one of the powerhouse of the League, Maurice Blair forces his way to score

New Zealand Warriors 18-16

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The Storm blow a certain try, Ryan Hoffman drops the ball after a good tackle from Simon Mannering backing up

New Zealand Warriors 18-10

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Billy Slater. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith successful.

The Big 3 set up the play for the opening points of the second half to Billy Slater

New Zealand Warriors 18-10

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Billy Slater scores however Henry Perenara wants the Video Referees to confirm it

New Zealand Warriors 18-4

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TRY SAVER - Will Chambers stops a flying Shaun Johnson, did have to go to the Video Referees to check it as the match officials couldn't keep up with the play

New Zealand Warriors 18-4

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Some better kicking from the Warriors doesn't come off and the Storm get a 20m restart

New Zealand Warriors 18-4

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Both sides back on the park and play is underway

New Zealand Warriors 18-4

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HALF TIME over in New Zealand - The NZ Warriors hold a 18-4 lead over the Melbourne Storm

New Zealand Warriors 18-4

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Penalty goal attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Shaun Johnson has no problems with the penalty attempt from in front to push the lead out to 14

New Zealand Warriors 18-4

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Thomas Leulai shows some good strength to beat 6 players, to extend the Warriors lead

New Zealand Warriors 16-4

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Warriors survive some massive pressure from the Storm which is backed up by a penalty 10m inside the Storm's territory

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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NO TRY, but the Storm do get a penalty for knees in the back

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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VIDEO REFEREE - Checking a possible Justin O'Neill, referee Ben Cummins says try

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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PENALTY STORM - Shaun Johnson penalised for taking a man out without the ball according to the referees

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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UNFORCED ERROR MELBOURNE STORM
Sisa Waqa makes an unforced error.

A try goes begging as Sisa Waqa tries to catch a Cooper Cronk kick one handed (not sure why) but the Warriors get the pressure relieved

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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Melbourne try the mirror image play, just to the other side of the field & they cross the line however the final pass is called forward by referee Henry Perenara

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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40/20 MELBOURNE STORM
Cameron Smith kicks a 40/20.

Melbourne showing their supreme class there again, Cameron Smith from dummy half nails yet another perfect 40/20

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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TRY MELBOURNE STORM
Scored by Justin O'Neill. Conversion attempt by Cameron Smith unsuccessful.

Justin O'Neill scores the Storms' first points of the day, A typically perfect set play from a scrum lets the Storm take advantage of the wide overlap to score

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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40/20 MELBOURNE STORM
Cooper Cronk kicks a 40/20.

Cooper Cronk hits the ball perfectly and takes 2 bounces over the sideline

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Ngani Laumape. Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

TRY Time again from the Warriors - Set up on the opening play from Kevin Locke running 60m off the Cameron Smith bomb, then Thomas Leulai sets it up on the next two plays

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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VIDEO REFEREE - Checking a possible Ngani Laumape try, Warriors go 100m in a couple of tackles, checking knock-ons

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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PENALTY STORM - Shaun Johnson penalised for being infront of the referee Ben Cummins, Simon Mannering tries to argue but as per normal the referee always wins

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Billy Slater finds open space and puts a kick through that takes just once bounce too many & gives the Warriors a 20m restart

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Warriors complete a good set after points with Thomas Leuluai finding touch 20m out from the Storm line

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Opening points of the match go to the Warriors with some good play to take advantage of the overlap

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Will Chambers makes an unforced error.

First error of the match from the Storm, they try to go wide but put down by Will Chambers

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PLAY UNDERWAY - Ben Cummins calls time on & its the Warriors with first possession

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Warriors out on the field, lead out by Manu Vatuvei

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Cameron Smith leads the Melbourne Storm out to Mt Smart Stadium, in their away white jerseys this afternoon

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Just minutes away from kickoff at Mt Smart Stadium

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Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from Mt. Smart Stadium in New Zealand as we bring you the Warriors against the Melbourne Storm.

TEAM NEWS: Jacob Lillyman comes into the starting side for the Warriors which sees Ben Matulino shift to the bench.

Meanwhile for the Storm, just the one change which sees Jason Ryles return from injury on the bench. He replaces Jordan McLean.

Warriors: 1. Kevin Locke 2. Ngani Laumape 3. Dane Nielsen 4. Konrad Hurrell 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Thomas Leuluai 7. Shaun Johnson 8. Sam Rapira 9. Nathan Friend 15. Jacob Lillyman 11. Feleti Mateo 12. Simon Mannering (c) 13. Elijah Taylor
Interchange: 10. Ben Matulino 14. Suaia Matagi 16. Todd Lowrie 17. Dominique Peyroux

Storm: 1. Billy Slater 2. Sisa Waqa 3. Will Chambers 4. Maurice Blair 5. Justin O'Neill 6. Brett Finch 7. Cooper Cronk 8. Jesse Bromwich 9. Cam Smith (c) 10. Bryan Norrie 11. Kevin Proctor 12. Ryan Hoffman 13. Ryan Hinchcliffe
Interchange: 15. Tohu Harris 16. Siosaia Vave 17. Slade Griffin 20. Jason Ryles

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Referees: Ben Cummins, Henry Perenara

Touch Judges: Russell Turner, Dave Ryan

Video Referee: Luke Patten, Steve Chiddy

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (30)
Tries: Ngani Laumape (2), Thomas Leuluai, Konrad Hurrell, Kevin Locke
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

MELBOURNE STORM (22)
Tries: Cooper Cronk, Justin O'Neill, Billy Slater, Maurice Blair
Field Goals:
Conversions: Cameron Smith (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Cameron Smith (0/1)



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