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6:30pm Sun March 15, 2015
Round 2 - GIO Stadium Canberra, Bruce - Crowd: 8241
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Fulltime at GIO Stadium and the Warriors have opened their account for 2015 with an 18-6 victory.

Warriors 18-6

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Cornish is met front on by Thompson and the Warriors get home.

Warriors 18-6

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Tomkins kicks towards the corner and the Raiders now have possession with 30 seconds left.

Warriors 18-6

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Croker throws a speculator over his head as he went towards the first row of the grandstand. Warriors in possession now and they should hang on.

Warriors 18-6

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PENALTY Raiders. Townsend slowing the play-the-ball down.

Warriors 18-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL WARRIORS
Field goal attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Johnson misses to the left and the Raiders now have a seven-tackle set.

Warriors 18-6

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Austin's kick on the last is horrendous and the ball goes over the dead ball line on the full. Warriors 20m restart.

Warriors 18-6

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Johnson kicks back across field from the halfway line and finds touch five metres from the Raiders line. Raiders scrum.

Warriors 18-6

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Lolohea chips over the top and Waqa doesn't knock on and the Raiders go on the attack down field.

Warriors 18-6

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UNSUCCESSFUL FIELD GOAL WARRIORS
Field goal attempt by Sam Tomkins unsuccessful.

Tomkins has his attempted field goal charged down.

Warriors 18-6

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Lisone pops the ball up for Lillyman but he can't hang on! Raiders ball.

Warriors 18-6

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PENALTY Warriors. Bateman is ruled to have come up with a crusher tackle on Tomkins and he's been subsequently reported.

Warriors 18-6

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Cornish bombs to the corner and Lee knocks the ball into touch. Warriors scrum.

Warriors 18-6

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Tomkins has gone down like a sniper from the crowd shot him, but it looks like he's just scared himself and he appears to be ok.

Warriors 18-6

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Knock on by the Raiders after Manu flew out of the line and hammered Wighton. The home side then lost 20 metres on the next play before Croker drops the ball. Warriors in possession.

Warriors 18-6

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The green machine now lift in defence and Hoffman is pushed back into the in-goal. Warriors goal-line dropout.

Warriors 18-6

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The strangest piece of play you're ever likely to see finishes with some desperate goal-line defence from the Warriors to hold up Kennedy.

Warriors 18-6

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Raiders try to muscle up in defence and then Johnson runs around the outside before knocking on in the play-the-ball. Raiders scrum.

Warriors 18-6

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Croker kicks on the last and even though Lolohea looks like he might have played at the ball, the referees think otherwise. Warriors ball.

Warriors 18-6

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PENALTY Raiders. Wighton again takes Johnson's bomb and is then taken out by Thompson.

Warriors 18-6

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Hawkins is placed on report for his effort in the tackle.

Warriors 18-6

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PENALTY Warriors. The boys are getting a bit restless after Manu is placed in a dangerous position.

Warriors 18-6

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Wighton tries to force the pass and he knocks it on. Tomkins in possession for the Warriors.

Warriors 18-6

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Matulino forces the pass and Leuluai knocks on. Raiders in the Warriors half and on the attack.

Warriors 18-6

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Cornish kicks towards the corner and the officials rule it's gone touch in-goal which the locals don't agree with. Warriors 20m restart.

Warriors 18-6

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PENALTY Raiders. No try. Johnson's kick is knocked on by Hoffman into Tomkins who is in an offside position even though he batted the ball back to Kata.

Warriors 18-6

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Warriors try.

Warriors 18-6

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The Warriors throw a speculator out the back and the Raiders knock-on in the scramble for the ball. Warriors scrum.

Warriors 18-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson again adds the extras.

Warriors 18-6

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Ryan Hoffman. Kick to come.

The Warriors go back-to-back with Hoffman crossing! Townsend went to the air and the second-rower outjumped Wighton before improving the position.

Warriors 16-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson sneaks the conversion inside the left upright from out near the western touchline.

Warriors 12-6

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

Kata scores first in the second half after Vaughan's error. Townsend and Tomkins combine to send the centre over out wide.

Warriors 10-6

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Vaughan has spilt his lollies straight off the kick-off! Good chance for the Warriors first-up.

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Second 40 underway!

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Visitors back out onto GIO Stadium. They'll defend the southern end and will kick off. The home side will have the breeze in the second stanza.

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Half-time in the nation's capital and we're all locked up at six each.

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Wright and Tomkins argue the refs have got the call wrong about the winger losing the ball, but the men in red won't hear of it. Raiders scrum.

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Frank-Paul now loses possession as he tried for the miracle one-handed pass in sight of the tryline. Warriors hang on and will feed a scrum.

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Matulino has the ball forced free and the Raiders have a chance to add to their score in the shadows of half-time.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Croker splits the posts from out wide to level the scores at six each.

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Sisa Waqa. Kick to come.

Sisa flies through the air, out jumps Wright and claims Cornish's kick to score in the corner. Great play!

Warriors 6-4

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PENALTY Raiders. Kata gets tangled up with Austin, but is ruled to have slowed the play-the-ball down.

Warriors 6-0

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Again the Warriors throw the ball around on the last, but Thompson knocks on. Yet another changeover.

Warriors 6-0

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Warriors run the ball on the last and Lolohea's kick rebounds off Croker but he's ruled not to have played at it. Raiders scrum.

Warriors 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson adds the extras from out near the eastern touchline.

Warriors 6-0

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Manu opens the scoring for the visitors tonight with a superb set piece from the scrum. Some second-man plays saw Tomkins throw the final pass and the beast wins the race to the corner.

Warriors 4-0

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Soliola drops the ball on the first tackle for the home side and the Warriors will go on the attack 20 metres from the line.

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Forward pass from the Warriors on tackle two and the Raiders breathe again. Raiders scrum.

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PENALTY Warriors. Tomkins slices through, but Kennedy chases him down and slows the play-the-ball down and is lucky not to find himself in the bin.

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Vaughan tries to force his way over the Warriors line but the defence comes from everywhere and they hold him up. For the visitors, Johnson is receiving treatment in back play.

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PENALTY Raiders. Mannering comes over the top and collects Waqa high.

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Austin slices through the Warriors defence, but some desperate cover forces the ball free. Warriors ball.

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PENALTY Raiders. Lolohea ruled to have pushed Hodgson down in the play-the-ball.

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No try. Matulino is ruled to have lost the ball attempting to stretch out and Wighton's hand forced the ball free.

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VIDEO REFEREE: Possible Warriors try to Ben Matulino.

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PENALTY Warriors. Hands on the ball.

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Johnson goes to the air and Waqa knocks on. Warriors on the attack.

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Wighton claims another Townsend bomb with two hands above his head under extreme pressure.

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Cornish has his kick batted back by Waqa and then Croker drops his lollies. Warriors ball.

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Johnson kicks towards his winger after Matulino delivered a perfect one-handed pass to Townsend. Somehow the refs have found a Warriors knock on and the Raiders work the ball off their own line.

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The arm wrestle continues after Townsend's kick trickles touch in-goal, Hodgson finds touch down the other end. Warriors to feed the scrum 10m from their own line.

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Cornish fires a cut-out pass to the right hand side, but Lee can't quite get the ball away. Changeover for the Warriors.

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One-on-one strip from Josh Hodgson on Lillyman and the home side go back on the attack.

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Cornish goes to the air with the last tackle kick, but Manu comes up with the catch. Warriors work the ball up field.

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Johnson tries to run the ball on the last tackle but his flick pass is knocked on. Raiders ball.

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The Warriors shift the ball to the left hand side and Manu tries to put the ball in the corner one-handed but Wighton bundles him into touch. Raiders scrum.

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Townsend goes to the air and Wighton leaves the ground to take the bomb, but the ball hits his chest and goes into touch. Goal-line dropout.

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Mistake free opening set from the home side as Cornish plugs a kick into the corner.

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Steady start from the Warriors as they run the ball on the last before Lolohea kicks back to the posts but Hawkins is back there for the Raiders.

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Blake Austin gets us underway!

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They're joined by the men in lime green who head to the southern end of GIO Stadium and they will kick off to get us underway.

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Warriors head out onto GIO Stadium in their predominantly black strip and head to the northern end of the ground.

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We've had some late drama in the referees warm-up with David Munro doing some damage to his hamstring. Gavin Reynolds will take his spot.

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Fulltime in the Holden Cup and the Warriors have defeated the Raiders 44-24. Kick-off in first grade is a little over half an hour away.

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The visitors from across the Tasman will line up 1-17 as named on Tuesday with Sam Tomkins to play his first game of the year after missing last week's loss to the Knights.

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Jeremy Hawkins will also come onto the right wing in place of Jordan Rapana who was forced to withdraw because of hamstring complaint.

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Good evening footy fans and welcome to Canberra Stadium for tonight's round two encounter between the Raiders and Warriors. Team news filtering through from downstairs is that Shannon Boyd will start for the home side in place of Dane Tilse.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Adam Devcich, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Phil Henderson, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Steve Clark, Luke Phillips

CANBERRA RAIDERS (6)
Tries: Sisa Waqa
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1)
Penalty Goals:

WARRIORS (18)
Tries: Manu Vatuvei, Solomone Kata, Ryan Hoffman
Field Goals: Shaun Johnson (0/1), Sam Tomkins (0/1)
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (3/3)
Penalty Goals: