New Zealand Warriors vs Newcastle Knights: NRL live scores, blog

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    Warriors Vs. Newcastle

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 27 May, 2013

    Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
    Warriors 28 defeated Newcastle 12
    Warriors Newcastle
    28 FINAL SCORE 12
    5 TRIES 2
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/0
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Warriors - Shaun Johnson 8pts (0T 4G)
    • Newcastle - James McManus 8pts (2T 0G)
    Important moments:
    • Warriors took the lead at the 16 min. mark 2nd half
    • Shaun Johnson (Warr) scored at the 73 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Sutton, G
    Touch judges: Beashel, N & Wise, M

    The Newcastle Knights head across the ditch to kick off Sunday afternoon football, when they take on an out of form New Zealand Warriors side desperate for a win. Join us for live scores and commentary from 2.00pm AEST.

    While New Zealand will look to regroup after suffering their biggest loss in club history against Penrith last week, they will be met with the daunting task of trying to stop a Newcastle outfit that ripped apart the Canterbury Bulldogs just seven days ago.

    With Matthew Elliott’s future in the shaky isles looking very shaky, he will be hoping the addition of Kevin Locke and Dane Nielsen will lift his side’s lacklustre attack, which is only averaging 15.1 points per game so far in 2013.

    New Zealand turned on a performance last Saturday night that Warriors fans have sadly become far to familiar with, completing only 16 of their 24 sets in the 62-6 thrashing at Centrebet Stadium.

    Newcastle on the other hand were clinical in their 44-8 demolition of Canterbury last Sunday, with the Knights rolling over the top of one of the best forward packs in the competition, chalking up 757 more metres then their opposition and completing 85 percent of their sets.


    It was only a matter of time before Newcastle were going to turn their form around and prove why they are one of the best attacking teams in the competition.

    Their win against Canterbury, who were coming off the back of three straight victories, will certainly give the Novocastrians a boost as they attempt to beat New Zealand for only the second time in their last seven outings at Mt Smart Stadium.

    While Kevin Locke’s inclusion will add to the Warriors’ attack, the New Zealand outside backs will have to deal with the return of Akulia Uate, who was a late scratching from last week’s game against the Bulldogs.

    Overall, I can’t look past last week’s performance by both teams. I think Newcastle will carry a lot of momentum into the match, and expect them to account for New Zealand fairly easily.

    Newcastle by 14 points.

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    • 10:39am
      David said | 10:39am | ! Report

      warriors too good

    • Roar Guru

      Nathan Beuman said | 3:55pm | ! Report

      What a turn around from last week. While injuries to Boyd and Uate didn’t make it any easier for Newcastle, they just didn’t look like they showed up today. A big win for the Warriors, who certainly needed it after last weeks performance against Penrith.

      Just goes to show that the NRL is one of the hardest sports to tip a winner in.

    • 3:53pm
      eagleJack said | 3:53pm | ! Report

      Good result from the Warriors

      Top 4 now with a mini break on the rest of the comp.

    • Roar Guru

      Nathan Beuman said | 3:52pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME- Newcastle throw the ball around trying to find a way through the Warriors line. Gidley puts the grubber kick in but Ikahihifo runs it into touch.

      New Zealand 28
      Newcastle 12

    • Roar Guru

      Nathan Beuman said | 3:49pm | ! Report

      ’79 – Johnson kicks the ball out on the full to give Newcastle a scrum 40m out from their own line.

      New Zealand 28
      Newcastle 12

    • Roar Guru

      Nathan Beuman said | 3:48pm | ! Report

      ’78 – Newcastle cough the ball up only 10 metres out from the Warriors line. Despite having a number of chances in the game, the Knights have just really struggled to convert.

      New Zealand 28
      Newcastle 12

    • 3:47pm
      Colin said | 3:47pm | ! Report

      Warriors gee whiz what a turn around knights dreadful they look like a bottom team

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