Jets run down by Warriors after leading at half-time in Auckland
Details of the New Zealand Warriors v Newtown match played on the 20th March 2016.
Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Round Three Sunday, 20th March 2016 Mt Smart Stadium, New Zealand Warriors v Newtown Jets, Kick-Off: 11.45am (NZDT)
New Zealand Warriors 20:
Ali Lauititi 2, Ken Maumalo, Marata Niukore tries; Ata Hingano 2 goals
Jason Schirnack, Jaline Graham, Mitch Brown tries; Mitch Brown 2 conversions, 1 penalty goal.
Referee: Shane Rehm
Touch Judges: Jamal Thompson and Simon Taylor
Playing surface at Mt Smart Stadium: Excellent.
Weather: 24 degrees Celsius, cloudy, scattered showers.
Newtown’s team was:
Travis Robinson, Mitch Brown, Jordan Drew, Matt Evans, Jacob Gagan, Josh Cleeland, Fa’amanu Brown, Junior Roqica, Kurt Kara, Kurt Dillon, Malakai Houma, Anthony Moraitis, Jason Schirnack.
Bench: Harrison Muller, Ahmad Ellaz, Myles Taueli, Jaline Graham.
Coach: Greg Matterson.
Arana Taumata was a late withdrawal.
New Zealand Warriors:
Tomas Aoake, Ken Maumalo, Konrad Hurrell, Matthew Allwood, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, Erin Clark, Ata Hingano, Pau Tuli, Zac Tipping, Upu Poching, Marata Niukore, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Ali Lauititi (Capt)
Bench: Daniel Palavi, Pat Sipley, James Bell, Semisi Tyrell.
Coach: Stacey Jones.
Newtown kicks off, Warriors defending the southern end of the stadium.
6th minute: Jason Schirnack scores, converted by Mitch Brown.
Newtown leads 6-0.
14th minute: Try to Warriors winger Ken Maumalo in the NW corner. Not converted by Ata Hingano.
Newtown leads 6-4.
19th minute: Josh Cleeland (Newtown) forces a goal-line drop-out.
21st minute: Junior Roqica denied a try for obstruction. Warriors get out of trouble with two penalties.
22nd minute: Junior Roqica wins the ball back with a strip.
26th minute: Great individual try to Jaline Graham, who had just come on the field. Converted by Mitch Brown.
Newtown leads 12-4.
31st minute: Jets survive two sets of six on their own line.
33rd minute: Mitch Brown scores in SW corner; his conversion attempt from wide hits the post. Newtown leads 16-4.
40th minute: Penalty goal kicked by Mitch Brown.
Newtown leads 18-4 at the break.
46th minute: Try to Marata Niukore 15 metres in from the SW corner.
Converted by Ata Hingano.
Newtown leads 18-10.
55th minute: Ata Hingano grubber kicks into the in-goal, try scored by Ali Lauititi 15 metres in from the east side touchline. Not converted.
Newtown leads 18-14.
73rd minute: Ali Lauititi scores his second try 20 metres in from the east side touchline. Try converted by Ata Hingano.
New Zealand Warriors take the lead 20-18.
Warriors defend this lead for the rest of the match.
New Zealand Warriors 20 defeated Newtown 18.
From the NSWRL website: http://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2016/03/20/isp_report_nz_warrio.html
Other Intrust Super Premiership NSW results from Round Three:
Manly-Warringah 26 defeated Canterbury-Bankstown 24; Mounties 42 defeated Newcastle Knights 18; Wentworthville 30 defeated Penrith 14; North Sydney 24 defeated Illawarra Cutters 12; Wests Tigers 44 defeated Wyong 16.
Newtown’s next match:
Intrust Super Premiership NSW – Fourth Round Saturday, 26th March 2016 Brookvale Oval Manly-Warringah v Newtown, Kick-Off: 3.00pm.