Warriors to take winning form into their final NRL trial

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  • February 21 2010 12:34AM

The Vodafone Warriors will take winning form into their final 2010 NRL trial against Manly next week after again finishing impressively in beating North Queensland 28-6 in Cairns tonight.

The performance followed last Saturday's 26-8 victory over the Sydney Roosters in Rotorua.

It was 6-6 at halftime tonight after the Vodafone Warriors had scored first via a try by hooker Aaron Heremaia, sneaking across from dummy half for his third try in two trials.

But after conceding a try late in the first half, the Vodafone Warriors never had their line breached again while scoring four themselves.

Lance Hohaia, who played the whole match at fullback, had a double, his first from a short side play and his second a superb kick and chase effort.

Patrick Ah Van had another try, picking up a James Maloney kick which the Cowboys allowed to bounce, and young winger Bill Tupou had the final try of the night off a long ball from Shaun Johnson.

Another positive from the victory was a clean sheet in the injury department.

Match details: At Barlow Park, Cairns

Vodafone Warriors: 28 Lance Hohaia 2, Aaron Heremaia, Patrick Ah Van, Bill Tupou tries; Brett Seymour conversion; Kevin Locke conversion; Aaron Heremaia conversion; Shaun Johnson conversion

North Queensland Cowboys: 6 Obe Geia try; John Williams conversion

Halftime: 6-6. Referees: Brett Suttor and Alan Shortall. Crowd: 10,000

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