Full Time
80:00
12:00pm Sun March 29, 2015
Round 4 - Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose - Crowd: 14679
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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker successful.

The Channel 9 Man of the Match maintains his perfect record. Brisbane win 24-16.

Brisbane Broncos 24-16

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Andrew McCullough. Kick to come.

The Broncos have recovered to secure their 3rd straight win.

Brisbane Broncos 22-16

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Kodi Nikorima looks to have knocked on. The Warriors may still have a chance.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Kodi Nikorima or Andrew McCullough have contested the loose ball.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Possible Broncos try. The referee has ruled a Try after the Warriors short line drop out back fired after the back bat landed in goal.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Brisbane force a line drop out.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Reed is being assisted off by trainers.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Jack Reed is down with cramp.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Ben Hunt has targeted the Warriors left side and has got a result. Broncos scrum 10 metres out.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Josh McGuire has lost the ball, but somehow the Broncos have come up with possession.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Manu Vatuvei drops the ball only metres out from the line.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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The Warriors have the ball, there only 10 metres out.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL BRISBANE BRONCOS
Penalty goal attempt by Corey Parker successful.

From right in front the Broncos take a 18-16 lead.

Brisbane Broncos 18-16

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Parker will be out to redeem himself from a missed penalty goal after the siren in 2013 which cost the Broncos a chance of putting the game into extra time.

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Penalty to Brisbane right in front. Corey Parker will have a kick to put the Broncos back in front.

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Solomone Kata loses the ball on halfway. The Broncos will have a chance.

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Chad Townsend hoists the ball in the air, but Lachlan Maranta is able to gather it in.

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

He's missed. It remains 16-all. Let the field goal shootout begin.

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

The Jack Gibson Medal winner from last years Holden Cup Grand Final has produced a try to put the Warriors level.

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Manu Vatuvei has knocked the ball backwards and Solomone Kata should have his 4th try in as many games.

Brisbane Broncos 16-12

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It was a massive kick from Johnson, all players are onside. The Warriors should be level in a moment with a kick to put them in front.

Brisbane Broncos 16-12

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Shaun Johnson puts the ball in the air and Solomone Kata may have scored.

Brisbane Broncos 16-12

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Jonathan Wright makes a good run to put the Warriors on the attack.

Brisbane Broncos 16-12

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

From right in front, the reigning Golden Boot winner nails the kick.

Brisbane Broncos 16-12

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The Warriors haven't looked like winning all day, but if Johnson can convert they'll trail by a single try.

Brisbane Broncos 16-10

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Matthew Allwood. Kick to come.

After some great work from Shaun Johnson following some offloads, the former Canberra Raider scores on debut for the Warriors.

Brisbane Broncos 16-10

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Jordan Kahu defuses another Warriors bomb.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Neither side has shown a great deal of finesse in the second half. The Warriors have displayed more willingness with their play but haven't been able to execute.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Jordan Kahu is tackled a metre out from the Broncos line.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Joe Ofahengaue is on for the Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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The Warriors have thrown a number of passes but haven't mad much ground in this set.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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He is being assisted off the field.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Henry has a history of knee injuries. He missed the majority of 2013 with an ACL, it would be a horrible blow for the Warriors if he is out for an extended period.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Ben Henry is clutching in pain at a left knee.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Chad Townsend finds touch five metres out from the Broncos line.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Ben Hunt looks for a 40/20 but Manu Vatuvei is on the spot to defuse it.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Shaun Johnson throws a wonderful passes intended for Jonathan Wright. Only problem, Wright wasn't in position to catch the pass. Pressure right off the Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Penalty Warriors. A high shot on Shaun Johnson has started a minor brawl.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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No Try. Nathan Friend is on for Thomas Leuluai.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Jack Reed has dived for a try, but he clearly knocks on.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Chad Townsend makes another strong run, but the final pass goes to ground. Broncos back in the attack.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Manu Vatuvei loses the ball only metres from the try line after a solid run by Solomone Kata.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Anthony Milford kicks out on the full. Warriors will start their set on halfway.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Chad Townsend delivers one of the worst kicks you'll ever see. He barely touched the ball, pressure right off the Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Albert Vete is over the line but held up.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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Johnson goes close but is taken by three Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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The Warriors make a huge break through Kata. Warriors only 10 metres out.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

That's what the Warriors needed, first try and only 10 behind at 16-6.

Brisbane Broncos 16-6

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Chad Townsend. Kick to come.

The Warriors are over. After a Johnson bomb, Jonathan Wright bats the ball back with Matthew Allwood finding Townsend in support.

Brisbane Broncos 16-4

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Andrew McCullough looks to have recovered from his earlier injury and is back on the field.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Things just aren't going the Warriors way. Tuimoala Lolohea knocks on inside the Broncos 10 metres.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Ben Matulino earns a penalty for the Warriors.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Matt Gillett knocks on alleviating the pressure on the Warriors.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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The Warriors have knocked on already through Albert Vete. That was not the start the Warriors wanted.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Anthony Milford kicks off the second half.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Brisbane have dominated possession with 66% of the ball, completing 22 of 25 sets and having 28 tackles inside the New Zealand metres. The Warriors have only completed 9 of 15 sets and had a miserly 5 tackles inside the Broncos 20 metres.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Our League Unlimited match preview looks to be spot on at the moment. The Warriors are struggling and Lachlan Maranta is having a blinder against Manu Vatuvei. Can the Warriors pull off a comeback or will the Broncos keep their winning form going across the ditch.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Justin Hodges takes the final run of the first half. Brisbane leading 16-0.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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Slight confusion over the clock, but play will continue.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker successful.

From right in-front, Corey Parker converts.

Brisbane Broncos 16-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Jarrod Wallace. Kick to come.

After debuting back in 2012, the former Titans Under 20s prop has scored his first try in the NRL.

Brisbane Broncos 14-0

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Jarrod Wallace is over the line. Referee has ruled try, checking grounding.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Manu Vatuvei defuses a try, but the Broncos will get six more tackles from the scrum.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Manu Vatuvei loses the ball in the process of playing the ball.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Justin Hodges knocks on from the line dropout.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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It will be No Try. Maranta grounded the ball with a foot out of play.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Lachlan Maranta may have scored, but the referee has ruled No Try.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Albert Vete knocks on inside the Warriors half. Brisbane will get another chance.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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The Warriors finally have the ball, given the Broncos dominance a 10-0 scoreline isn't too bad.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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No Try to Corey Oates. Last tackle coming up.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Corey Oates looks to have grounded the ball short. Brisbane should have another play though.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Corey Oates looks to have scored another try but the referee has ruled a No Try.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Another Corey Parker offload has the Broncos on the attack.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Great run by Ryan Hoffman up to the 30 metre line.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Jarrod Wallace knocks on after a Corey Parker offload.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Six again for the Broncos. Jonathan Wright knocks on in an attempt to defuse a Broncos attacking raid.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Jarrod Wallace is on for the Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Anthony Milford shows some good footwork earning the Broncos a penalty.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Ben Hunt forces a drop out with a great kick putting pressure on the Warriors fullback.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Chad Townsend made a terrific break with support on his outside but threw the pass straight to Josh McGuire. A bombed try right there.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Sam Lisione takes his first run of the day, replacing Jacob Lillyman.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Warriors get a penalty after a great run by Tuimoala Lolohea.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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The Warriors have lost the ball inside their half. Brisbane back on the attack.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Lachlan Maranta is on the spot to defuse Shaun Johnson's bomb.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Albert Vete is on for the Warriors replacing Ben Matulino.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Andrew McCullough is off for Brisbane with an injury. Kodi Nikorima comes on earlier than expected.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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Sam Thaiday is on for Brisbane.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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The Broncos almost came up with a third try, Lolohea was unable to cover, but the Warriors come up with the ball.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker successful.

From the touchline, Corey Parker converts.

Brisbane Broncos 10-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Lachlan Maranta. Kick to come.

The Broncos are in again. Great lead up work with Ben Hunt and Jordan Kahu delivering the final passes for Maranta to cross out wide.

Brisbane Broncos 8-0

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Corey Oates looks for his second but can't quite get there.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Anthony Milford grubbers ahead trapping Tuimoala Lolohea in goal. Line dropout to the Broncos.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Jordan Kahu stopped only a metre out.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Alex Glenn breaks a tackle, Brisbane on the attack inside the Warriors half.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Penalty to Brisbane. Bodene Thompson pinned for a strip.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION BRISBANE BRONCOS
Conversion attempt by Corey Parker unsuccessful.

Parker is unable to convert, score remains 4-0.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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TRY BRISBANE BRONCOS
Scored by Corey Oates. Kick to come.

Justin Hodges delivers a tremendous ball to the winger giving the away side first points.

Brisbane Broncos 4-0

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Ben Hunt bombs for Jonathan Wright and gets a result, the former Shark knocks on giving the Broncos a set of six inside the Warriors 10 metres.

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Brisbane get a penalty for a push from Bodene Thompson on Jack Reed.

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Chad Townsend grubbers in goal but the ball goes dead.

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Off the back of a strong run from Manu Vatuvei, the Warriors get a penalty.

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Ben Hunt bombs for Corey Oates but Matthew Allwood is able to get to it first.

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Brisbane get a penalty, Ben Hunt finds touch inside the Warriors half.

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No Try ruled against Shaun Johnson.

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Video referees checking whether Bodene Thompson knocked the ball on into Anthony Milford.

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Good work by Chad Townsend and Bodene Thompson in the lead up.

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Shaun Johnson runs the ball on the last tackle and may be over for a try.

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Shaun Johnson bombs again for Oates but the Warriors can't get their quick enough to force a dropout.

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Shaun Johnson bombs for Jonathan Wright but Corey Oates is on the spot to defuse the pressure.

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Shaun Johnson kicks off, Josh McGuire takes the first run of the afternoon.

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The Broncos have been able to maintain the same squad that downed the Cowboys last week. Despite impressing in recent weeks, Sam Thaiday remains on the interchange bench for Brisbane.

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With Sam Tomkins out injured, Tuimoala Lolohea shifts to fullback allowing former Raider Matthew Allwood the opportunity to play his first game for the club after impressing in NSW cup over the past month.

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Both sides will be 1-17 with Dominique Peyroux dropping off the bench for the Warriors, while Todd Lowrie does likewise for the Broncos.

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Today also marks the first meeting of the two clubs since last years Holden Cup Grand Final where the Warriors overcame a fast-finishing Broncos side win 34-32. From that match, Sam Lisione, Tuimoala Lolohea and Solomone Kata have made the leap to first grade, while Joe Ofahengaue and Kodi Nikorima have made their debuts so far this season for Brisbane.

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Todays game marks 20 years since the Warriors played their first premiership match in the ARL against the Broncos. Originally known as the Auckland Warriors, the home side went down narrowly 25-22.

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After losing their Round 1 encounters, both sides have won their next two games. Will the Warriors be able to overcome the loss of Sam Tomkins or will the Broncos be able to keep the points flowing to achieve their first win across the Tasman since 2009.

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Welcome to League Unlimited’s live coverage of Round 4 Sunday football between the New Zealand Warriors and Brisbane Broncos from Mt. Smart Stadium.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Matt Cecchin, Grant Atkins

Touch Judges: Michael Wise, Clayton Sharpe

Video Referee: Bernard Sutton, Luke Patten

WARRIORS (16)
Tries: Chad Townsend, Matthew Allwood, Solomone Kata
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/3)
Penalty Goals:

BRISBANE BRONCOS (24)
Tries: Corey Oates, Lachlan Maranta, Jarrod Wallace, Andrew McCullough
Field Goals:
Conversions: Corey Parker (3/4)
Penalty Goals: Corey Parker (1/1)