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2:00pm Sun May 31, 2015
Round 12 - Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose - Crowd: 13203
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What an exciting finish to a great game of footy. The Warriors always looked to be in control but would have been a little worried at the end when the Knights fought back.
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New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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Ball was going through the hands but the Warriors were able to hold out the Knights in the end.

New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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It's no try after Thompson gets in the way of the Knights defenders. Penalty to the Knights!

New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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Checking for obstruction on a possible Warriors try.

New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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UNFORCED ERROR NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Joseph Leilua makes an unforced error.

Knights were looking good after a break from Uate. Leilua then drops the ball - is that the end for the Knights?

New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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Poor chase from the Knights sees no pressure on Tomkins to take the bomb. Not what you want to see when you're four points down.

New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Dane Gagai successful.

Straight through the posts.

New Zealand Warriors 24-20

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Doesn't let three Warriors defenders hanging off him stop him from scoring!

New Zealand Warriors 24-18

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Off to the video ref to check the grounding for a Uate try. It's been sent up as a try.

New Zealand Warriors 24-14

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Another penalty against the Warriors for having their hand in the play the ball.

New Zealand Warriors 24-14

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Kata goes close to going over but his foot goes into to touch before he can put the ball down.

New Zealand Warriors 24-14

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Another ball into the upright.

New Zealand Warriors 24-14

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Another damaging run from Thompson the in the lead up to that try. He's having a great game today.

New Zealand Warriors 24-14

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Jonathan Wright. Kick to come.

No doubt about Wright grounding the ball for that try!

New Zealand Warriors 24-14

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We're off to the video ref for a possible try to the Warriors. Perfectly placed kick by Johnson to get it in the in goal.

New Zealand Warriors 20-14

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Knights aren't square at marker and the Warriors get a relieving penalty to help them out of their own half.

New Zealand Warriors 20-14

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Johnson with another kick straight into a Knights player. This one goes over the sideline and we have a scrum with a Knights feed.

New Zealand Warriors 20-14

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The rain has started at Mr Smart Stadium. How will this affect the final 20mins of the game?

New Zealand Warriors 20-14

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyler Randell successful.

You would think he was a full time kicker watching that kick!

New Zealand Warriors 20-14

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by James McManus. Kick to come.

Some great footy from Tuimavave and Korbin Sims sees McManus go over in the corner!

New Zealand Warriors 20-12

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Knights force a repeat set. Warriors drop out.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Penalty against the Warriors for a strip with two in the tackle.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Clydsdale's kick right on the line had too much to it and we have a seven tackle set for the Warrirors.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Warriors compound the lost ball with a penalty. Knights now on the attack.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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And we have some more instant karma. Warriors lucky to have the scrum feed but then lose the ball.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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A little bit of hot potato sees Warriors with the scrum feed.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Johnson kicks early for field position and it's taken the Knights players three tackles to get back on side

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Again a poor 5th tackle option from the Knights. Caught with the ball on the last tackle.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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The Knights are really missing Roberts in attack. They really need Tuimavave to take more control on the 5th tackle.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Penalty against the Knights as Tariq Sims runs behind Uate.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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Penalty against the Warriors. Knights now on the attack 40m out.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson doesn't miss this easy conversion.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

Knights pay the price for a strip penalty with Kata smashing straight through the line and goes over to score.

New Zealand Warriors 18-8

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Welcome to the second half Sam Tomkins. He's smashed by Tariq Sims as soon as he comes down from taking the bomb.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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And we're back for the second half!

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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Half time. The Warriors starved the Knights of possession early on but they have managed to get themselves back into the game. Goal kicking could be a worry for the Knights later in the game if it remains close.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS
Chad Townsend makes an unforced error.

Shows and goes but can't hold onto the ball.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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The Warriors force a repeat set through a perfectly weighted kick by Johnson.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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Penalty against the Knights for Tompkins being tackled in the air.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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Crowd booing for a lost ball from Beau Scott but the ref has ruled it went backwards.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyler Randell unsuccessful.

Never looked like going over.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Akuila Uate. Kick to come.

Uate did it easy in the end!

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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The Warriors may have paid the ultimate price for poor discipline. We're checking for a possible try to Uate.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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Yet another penalty to the Knights with Friend lying on the tackle too long.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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Another penalty to the Knights. They now go on the attack 40m out.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS
Albert Vete makes an unforced error.

Another case of instant karma with Vete not able to hold onto the ball.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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Johnson kicks the ball straight into a Knights player and the ball bounces off into an offside player and we now have a Warriors scrum. A bit of luck there off a poor kick.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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Penalty against the Warriors after a high tackle from Lillyman.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Very easy conversion missed by Johnson. Instant karma?

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Ben Matulino. Kick to come.

Warriors lucky there to get that one.

New Zealand Warriors 14-4

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Thompson also looks to have taken out a Newcastle player in the play the ball.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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This will be interesting. Ball doesn't look to have touched the ground but is it enough to overturn the decision?

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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Now we're off to the video ref for a possible try to the Warriors. Looked held up but the ref has sent it up as a try.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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No try as Thompson is tackled without the ball. Warriors with a penalty 20m out.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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We're going to the video ref for a possible try to the Knights after Johnsons pass misses the mark and McManus runs away to score.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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Knights seem lost on attack without Roberts. They're struggling with 5th tackle options.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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Thompson nearly breaks through the line off a short pass from Johnson.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Conversion attempt by Tyler Randell unsuccessful.

Randell taking over from Roberts and can't make the conversion.

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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TRY NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Gagai at first receiver from the scrum and accelerates through the line and goes on to score!

New Zealand Warriors 10-4

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And now we're having coaching lessons from the ref on how to feed a scrum

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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UNFORCED ERROR WARRIORS
Sam Tomkins makes an unforced error.

Tomkins goes to dummy half and leaves without the ball.

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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McManus drops the bomb and Gagai is there to clean it up. Warriors nearly over for another four points.

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Hits the left upright and misses.

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Townsend puts the ball up high and Vatuvei steals the ball off Uate to go over for the four points!

New Zealand Warriors 10-0

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Good set by the Warriors after points. Hand the ball over to the Knights 10m out from their own line.

New Zealand Warriors 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Easy conversion there for Johnson.

New Zealand Warriors 6-0

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TRY WARRIORS
Scored by Tuimoala Lolohea. Kick to come.

Johnson breaks the line and passes to Lolohea who goes over in the corner!

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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Newcastle put up an bomb 20m out and no one contests the bomb. Disappointing end to the set.

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Scrum to Newcastle 10m out from their own line after Warriors kick for the sideline on the 5th tackle.

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Finally, Roberts decides to go off.

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Roberts trying to run it out. Not looking good at the moment.

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Tyrone Roberts down with what looks like an ankle injury in back play.

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Newcastle hand over the ball right on the Warriors line. Missed opportunity there

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Hands going everywhere but eventually it comes off Warriors and it's a goal line drop out. The Knights have forced a repeat set.

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Forward pass from Hoffman. Probably not how Warriors wanted to start the game

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And we're underway at Mt Smart Stadium!

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Welcome to the first Sunday afternoon game for round 12. This afternoon the New Zealand Warriors take on the Newcastle Knights. The Warriors only have one change with Siliva Havii coming into the starting side and Nathan Friend moving to the bench.
The Knights are without Kurt Gidley, Jeremy Smith and Kade Snowden. Carols Tuimavave will start at five-eighth, Korbin Sims starts at prop and Jack Stockwell goes into lock.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Ben Cummins, Dave Munro

Touch Judges: Rickey McFarlane, Anthony Elliott

Video Referee: Matt Cecchin, Daniel Irvine

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (24)
Tries: Tuimoala Lolohea, Manu Vatuvei, Ben Matulino, Solomone Kata, Jonathan Wright
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (2/5)
Penalty Goals:

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS (20)
Tries: Dane Gagai, Akuila Uate (2), James McManus
Field Goals:
Conversions: Dane Gagai (1/1), Tyler Randell (1/3)
Penalty Goals: