Warriors take out first up Trial

Two tries in each half carried the Vodafone Warriors to a solid 24-12 win over Melbourne in their opening 2009 NRL trial at a sodden Waikato Stadium in Hamilton tonight.

The match was only four minutes old when veteran halfback Stacey Jones, making his first appearance for the club in almost three and half years, provided a key pass under pressure to enable fullback Wade McKinnon to spear through for the opening try.

And World Cup-winning Kiwi winger Manu Vatuvei provided the finishing touch with his side