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3:00pm Sat June 27, 2015
Round 16 - Mt Smart Stadium, Penrose - Crowd: 13110
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One last little bit of fun from the Warriors down the right sideline but it goes out. The Raiders have a go themselves but nothing doing. 22 points the victory for the team celebrating it's 20th anniversary!

New Zealand Warriors 30-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Scoreboard goes to thirty points and a comfortable two competition points for the home side.

New Zealand Warriors 30-8

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Manu Vatuvei. Kick to come.

Big Manu gets into the clear after the Raiders tried to be tricky. That's it. Manu scores try 146 and moves to 12th on the NRL all time scorers list.

New Zealand Warriors 28-8

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Ouch. NO TRY. He appears to have bounced the ball on that front angle! Red lights and that will put the Raiders to bed tonight.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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VIDEO REFEREE - possible try for Jarrod Croker. Checking grounding but it looks ok. Will shrink the margin to ten points when converted too!

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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That tackle on Lee ruled to be a "crusher". Warriors involved there are on report.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Edrick Lee is down after a tackle, meanwhile in backplay Warriors' centre Konrad Hurrell is also not looking 100%.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Sisa Waqa makes an unforced error.

Big Sisa loses it trying to retrieve a pass. Warriors come up with possession.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Johnson puts a grubber in which trickles touch in-goal. Raiders 20m restart.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Johnson puts a grubber in which trickles touch in-goal. Raiders 20m restart.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Warriors heavy on the attack here, a good chance to put the result beyond doubt...

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Raiders pressure not mounting to anything and to compound it here they've given away a penalty to the Warriors coming out of their own end.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Austin back on after being cleared by the docs.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Sam Tomkins makes an unforced error.

Tomkins goes wide for Lolohea but the ball beats him into Row A. Canberra scrum on their own 30m.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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Canberra struggling for any ball at the moment - just 32% possession during this one. You'd think if they get some ball they're a chance here.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson unsuccessful.

Starting to look a bit easy for the hosts but there is still half an hour to go. Johnson misses his first attempt of the night.

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Tuimoala Lolohea. Kick to come.

Lolohea blitzes Wighton! It's GREEN LIGHTS!

New Zealand Warriors 24-8

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VIDEO REF | Johnson puts a grubber through 15m out... it holds up as the Raiders watch it go dead and LOLOHEA! HE'S GOT THIS!

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Iosia Soliola makes an unforced error.

Soliola tries to take a clever ball hitting the line but it bounces off him forward. Warriors scrum.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

The man of the moment converts his own four pointer to make it a six pointer.

New Zealand Warriors 20-8

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Shaun Johnson. Kick to come.

Step, jink, reach out - TRY! Johnson is in!

New Zealand Warriors 18-8

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Blake Austin down! He's tackled Solomone Kata awkwardly.He'll head off for a concussion test.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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NO TRY. Vatuvei's foot had brushed the sideline.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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VIDEO REFEREE | Possible Warriors TRY to Manu Vatuvei in the corner. Checking grounding/touchline.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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An early penalty for the Warriors and Shaun Johnson takes advantage of a quick tap, which puts his side hot on the attack!

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Penalty goal attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Three from three despite the hard angle, and a six point margin going into the sheds.

New Zealand Warriors 14-8

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Jordan Rapana is off for the Raiders with a leg injury. Warriors with a penalty just ten seconds from halftime.

New Zealand Warriors 12-8

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In what can be best described as a cluster....fluff, there's a line drop-out here with a minute left to halftime. Townsend put the ball up, it hits uprights, players and probably a native bird somewhere in there too before its grounded by a Raider. We think.

New Zealand Warriors 12-8

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Raiders forced into a drop-out again here, plenty of pressure coming from the home side.

New Zealand Warriors 12-8

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A messy end to the set there with Friend throwing the ball 20m backwards from dummy half - eventually Lolohea receives it and is forced to kick, and the ball is easily retrieved by Canberra's Josh Hodgson. Canberra work it off their own line.

New Zealand Warriors 12-8

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A couple of Warriors penalties coming off their own line, the latest for Nuuausala flopping. Wait, here's a third - Leilua this time for laying on the tackled player too long.

New Zealand Warriors 12-8

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

SJ makes it two from two. No misses for either kicker yet today.

New Zealand Warriors 12-8

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Tuimoala Lolohea. Kick to come.

HURRELL! He charges down the right flank with Lolohea backing up outside him... draws the defenders and delivers a clever flick pass to the unmarked man outside him, Tuimoala then improves the position.

New Zealand Warriors 10-8

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SUCCESSFUL PENALTY GOAL CANBERRA RAIDERS
Penalty goal attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

Canberra now with a penalty and it's in perfect position for Croker to kick the visitors into the lead.

Canberra Raiders 8-6

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Relieving penalty for the Warriors coming out of their own end with Josh Hodgson pinged for being offside from a kick.

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Sam Williams tries a 40/20 but it falls just short. Warriors scrum.

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION CANBERRA RAIDERS
Conversion attempt by Jarrod Croker successful.

No problems for Croker, scores back on level terms.

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TRY CANBERRA RAIDERS
Scored by Jack Wighton. Kick to come.

Straight through! Sam Williams and Sia Soliola set up fullback Wighton and it's only taken one foray into the Warriors red zone to deliver results!

New Zealand Warriors 6-4

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Canberra get a penalty and finally start a set inside Warriors half. Their first real chance of the contest.

New Zealand Warriors 6-0

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Warriors with more attack at the Canberra line but the last tackle grubber is collected and given to Blake Austin who makes a neat break to help his side up the park.

New Zealand Warriors 6-0

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SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Conversion attempt by Shaun Johnson successful.

Johnson makes no mistake with his first attempt.

New Zealand Warriors 6-0

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TRY NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Scored by Bodene Thompson. Kick to come.

Thompson takes the line on and dives over out wide!

New Zealand Warriors 4-0

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VIDEO REFEREE for a possible Bodene Thompson try for the Warriors. Checking grounding.

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Warriors force a drop-out by trapping Wighton in goal, but we have some afters from that. Edrick Lee and Konrad Hurrell took exception to each others' presence there.

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Canberra concede a penalty after a break down the right side, a grubber ahead from Jordan Rapana - but Sam Tomkins cleans it up and is tackled, a bit too much. Warriors with it now.

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UNFORCED ERROR NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
Konrad Hurrell makes an unforced error.

Koni not happy. The Warriors produce a wonderful backline movement only for Hurrell to spill the Tomkins pass. Raiders scrum.

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First penalty of the evening goes the Warriors just 10m from the Raiders line.

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UNFORCED ERROR CANBERRA RAIDERS
Jack Wighton makes an unforced error.

Forward pass from Wighton near halfway gives the Warriors a shot at attacking football inside the visitors' half.

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We are underway, solid sets from each side to get us started.

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Both sides out onto Mt Smart Stadium. The Warriors donning their regular black home strip. The Raiders are in their white and gold away jersey, referee Gerard Sutton and his counterparts are in red.

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TEAM NEWS: The Warriors are unchanged, while the Raiders have opted for new acquisition Joey Leilua on the bench ahead of Jarrad Kennedy. Today is Warriors & Maroons forward Jacob Lillyman's 200th NRL game.

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A big game for both teams trying to get out of the mid-ladder logjam. It's the Warriors in the better form - let's see if that carries on today.

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Referees & scorers:

Referee: Gerard Sutton, Chris Butler

Touch Judges: Jeff Younis, Anthony Elliott

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS (30)
Tries: Bodene Thompson, Shaun Johnson, Tuimoala Lolohea (2), Manu Vatuvei
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (4/5)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (1/1)

CANBERRA RAIDERS (8)
Tries: Jack Wighton
Field Goals:
Conversions: Jarrod Croker (1/1)
Penalty Goals: Jarrod Croker (1/1)