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6:00pm Fri August 31, 2018
Round 25 - Mt Smart Stadium - Crowd: 24595

Williams chipped a bit too shallow. Rapana tried to tap it back but he lost it forward.


Austin with a 1-on-1 strip on Hiku, 30m from the Warriors line.


SCRUM WARRIORS - Austin's pass ruled forward


DROP OUT RAIDERS - Johnson with a nice grubbers and Rapana takes it dead. Williams with a short drop out along the ground and Austin bravely dives on it.


Warriors find touch 30m from the Raiders line.


PENALTY WARRIORS - Lui nabbed for a crusher tackle.


PENALTY WARRIORS - Williams looked to score a try, but it was disallowed because Guler, on a decoy run, collided with Afoa.


SCRUM RAIDERS - Raiders push in the scrum and force a knock on at the back of the scrum.


SCRUM WARRIORS - Rapana makes a break down the right sideline and then kicks back infield. RTS gets a bad bounce and was under pressure from Austin. RTS slapped the ball into Austin's hand and the ball was knocked on, just on the Warriors line. Austin followed through and grounded it for a try, but it was called back for the knock-on.


Penalty Goal: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from right in front, slots another 2 pointer.

Warriors lead Warriors 20 - 16 Raiders

WARRIORS PENALTY - Raiders give away a penalty for being offside on the last tackle, 15m from their own line.


Penalty Goal: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnston from the right of the posts, adds another 2 and the Warriors are back in front.

Warriors lead Warriors 18 - 16 Raiders

PENALTY WARRIORS - RTS with two huge steps and almost gets through the defensive line before throwing a flick pass to Johnson who was held off the ball. Johnson decides to take the penalty goal.


DROP OUT RAIDERS - Paasi with a huge run gets the ball back to the Raiders 30m on the first tackle.


PENALTY WARRIORS - Warriors with a short drop out and they get it back. Lino goes for a run and Abbey collects him high.


DROP OUT WARRIORS - A Raiders grubber is grounds by Fusitua


SCRUM RAIDERS - Maumalo spills the ball, 15m from his own line


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams slots the penalty goal.

Tied up at Warriors 16 - 16 Raiders

PENALTY RAIDERS - Hodgson points to the posts, 35m out from right in front.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams from the left sideline, converts

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 14 Raiders

Try: Raiders
Scored by Elliot Whitehead. Kick to come.

Hodgson grubbered on the shortside. Rapana has magically tapped the ball back into the field of play. Kata tried to clean up but lost it and Whitehead dives on the loose ball to score a miraculous try. Unbelievable work by Rapana!

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 12 Raiders

We could have a real speculator try here....


Penalty Goal: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from right in front kicks a penalty goal.

Warriors lead Warriors 16 - 8 Raiders

PENALTY WARRIORS - Raiders holding down too long.


SCRUM WARRIORS - Rapana loses the ball in a strong tackle by Blair.


Conversion: Warriors
Kicked by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from the right sideline nails this goal.

Warriors lead Warriors 14 - 8 Raiders

Try: Warriors
Scored by Peta Hiku. Kick to come.

Johnson straighteden and then Put Hiku over out wide for a good try.

Warriors lead Warriors 12 - 8 Raiders

Game stopped for 2 mins to help Lino out. He's back on his feet and is going to play on.


Leilua has been waiting to smash Lino since about 17 years ago. That big hit was coming from a long way back.


Penalty Goal: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams slots the penalty goal from right in front.

Tied up at Warriors 8 - 8 Raiders

PENALTY RAIDERS - Warriors give away a penalty on their own line and Hodgson points to the posts.


PENALTY RAIDERS - Cotric taken into touch after it was completed according to the ref.


Johnson's fast pass to Hiku went behind Hiku and he dropped the ball. Raiders clean up and on the next tackle, Cotric makes a break and gets just past halfway before being tackled.


PENALTY WARRIORS - They take the tap 10m from the Raiders line.


SCRUM WARRIORS - Luke puts in a gentle grubber and Abbey fumbles it on his own line.


Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from the right sideline again fails to convert.

Warriors lead Warriors 8 - 6 Raiders

Try: Warriors
Scored by David Fusitua. Kick to come.

Peta Hiku with a stunning flick pass out the back door after engaging the defence and drawing in the winger. Fusitua takes it cleanly and falls over the line for a try.

Warriors lead Warriors 8 - 6 Raiders

Austin attempts to grubber for touch on the last, but instead kicks it out on the full.


Conversion: Warriors
Attempted by Shaun Johnson.

Johnson from the left sideline, hits the upright and its waved away.

Raiders lead Warriors 4 - 6 Raiders

Try: Warriors
Scored by Solomone Kata. Kick to come.

Kata skips out of an almost tackle and dives over for an easy try out wide.

Raiders lead Warriors 4 - 6 Raiders

PENALTY WARRIORS - Lui gives away a penalty after the restart. Warriors find touch 10m inside the Raiders half.


Conversion: Raiders
Kicked by Sam Williams.

Williams from near in front, nails the extras.

Raiders lead Warriors 0 - 6 Raiders

Try: Raiders
Scored by Josh Papalii. Kick to come.

Papalii caps a powerful start to the game with a strong try near the posts. Hodgson sends a crash ball to Papalii who has to jump and spin to catch it, before barging over for the four pointer.

Raiders lead Warriors 0 - 4 Raiders

Sam Williams with a big kick gets a 40/20 and the Raiders are right on the attack now!


SCRUM RAIDERS - Luke with a 1-on-1 strip but he knocks it on after getting the ball free.


Williams with a poor grubber straight into the Warriors defensive line. The Raiders regather and on the next tackle he grubbers for Rapana, but it's far too heavy and goes dead.


Boyd snaffles an intercet to takt the pressure off. The Warriors then give away a penalty. Raiders now inside the Warriors 35m


SCRUM WARRIORS - Cross field bomb by Johnson. Cotric went up to take an AFL-style mark, but it slipped through his hands and he knocked on, on his own line.

Mannering's 300th NRL game is underway with the Warriors kicking off.

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson

Touch Judges: Dave Munro, Tim Roby

Video Referee: Jared Maxwell, Luke Patten

Tries: Solomone Kata, David Fusitua, Peta Hiku
Field Goals:
Conversions: Shaun Johnson (1/3)
Penalty Goals: Shaun Johnson (3/3)

Tries: Josh Papalii, Elliot Whitehead
Field Goals:
Conversions: Sam Williams (2/2)
Penalty Goals: Sam Williams (2/2)