Raiders squash a Warriors comeback


The Canberra Raiders have shaken off a second-half comeback by the New Zealand Warriors to win 28-16 in a wet pre-season NRL match in Auckland.

The Raiders had a 22-0 lead early in the second half but three successive tries by the Warriors made it a contest before the visitors closed out the game of four 20-minute quarters.

Canberra Raiders 28 (L Withers C Schifcofske R Hinchcliffe D Milne A Purtell tries, C Schifcofske 4 goals) def. New Zealand Warriors 16 (T Byrne T Martin C Vuna tries T Martin 2 goals) at North Harbour Stadium.