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    Manu Vatuvei scores a try for the Warriors (AAP Image/Action Photographics/Renee McKay)


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    Warriors Vs. Brisbane

    2013 NRL Premiership Season, 1 July, 2013

    Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
    Warriors 18 defeated Brisbane 16
    Warriors Brisbane
    18 FINAL SCORE 16
    3 TRIES 3
    0/0 PENALTY GOALS 0/1
    0/0 FIELD GOAL 0/0
    Top scorers:
    • Warriors - Shaun Johnson 6pts (0T 3G)
    • Brisbane - Scott Prince 4pts (0T 2G)
    Important moments:
    • Warriors took the lead at the 34 min. mark 2nd half
    • Shaun Johnson (Warr) scored at the 72 min. mark 2nd half
    Referee: Sutton, G
    Touch judges: Eastwood, D & Rehm, S

    The Brisbane Broncos face a very tough trip across the Tasman as they face a New Zealand Warriors side on a four match winning streak. Join us for live scores and commentary from 2.00pm AEST.

    Six weeks ago, the Warriors were coming off an historic 56-point defeat at the hands of the Panthers. New Zealand had officially hit rock bottom.

    Since that terrible defeat, the Warriors have brought their season back to life, courtesy of a four match winning streak that has seen them defeat premiership contenders Manly and Sydney in consecutive weeks.

    New Zealand will be favoured to notch up their fifth win on the trot today when they face a Broncos outfit who they beat convincingly just four weeks ago.

    The Broncos however were missing their Origin stars on that occasion and are back to full strength for this match-up.

    With that said, the Warriors are currently playing with the skill and belief that saw them make the 2011 grand final and will be very difficult to stop at home this afternoon.


    Brisbane are going to have their hands full containing a Warriors team full of confidence at the moment.

    Key Warriors stars Feleti Mateo, Ben Matulino, Russell Packer, Elijah Taylor and Sam Rapira are all playing strongly at the moment and will take a power of stopping upfront today.

    Brisbane certainly possess the forwards to match the Warriors pack, and it may very well take Origin-like performances from the likes of Sam Thaiday, Matt Gillett and Ben Hannant for the Broncos to stand toe to toe with the home side.

    While Brisbane do have the muscle upfront to make a game of this, their attack remains a huge cause for concern, particularly if Justin Hodges and Josh Hoffman are kept under wraps.

    The Warriors on the other hand have all their key attacking weapons in great form, with Manu Vatuvei, Shaun Johnson, Thomas Leuluai and Glen Fisiiahi causing huge havoc against the opposition of late.

    If the Warriors are allowed to get on the front foot early, New Zealand will most likely run away with this contest, given the rich vein of form and confidence at their disposal.

    Warriors by ten.

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    • Roar Guru

      WEST said | 10:06pm | ! Report

      Awsome win Warriors, 5 in a row must be some kind of record. keep it up boys.

    • 6:30pm
      Boomshanka said | 6:30pm | ! Report

      What Joke coverage here in Australia. Delayed for two hours with only two minutes before the cut to the News and a pressure kick takes place that the suffering Channel Nine viewers already know the result.

      Gould harping on about going to golden point, when we all know that Channel Nine only use the league as a lead to their News. Despite no pre or post match build up or post-mortem with an extremely brief half time review, 120 minutes of TV coverage to produce 80 minutes of content is a joke.

      The kiwis were able to lap up the coverage live and in HD with no ads whilst we languish in standard definition (tell me again why I forked out for my big screen?) full of ads and delayed to the point that the result was known well before we heard the final whistle.

      Hats off to the Warriors and I’m looking forward to being there in Perth next week.

      • 10:52pm
        pogo said | 10:52pm | ! Report

        Only live in NZ if you have sky, surely if you shelled for pay tv in oz it would be live too.

        • 11:25pm
          Boomshanka said | 11:25pm | ! Report


          Even with pay tv, the earliest one could watch the warriors today in Australia was on a two hour delay (in standard definition full of ads). Seriously kiwis don’t appreciate how good it is. Sure you may have to pay to watch professional sport, but it can be enjoyed live and in HD.

          Think of us here who do pay a subscription but thanks to corrupt politicians, dodgy tv networks and anti siphoning laws we can’t enjoy quality coverage of sport.

    • Roar Guru

      Cameron Kellett said | 5:34pm | ! Report

      Broncos are heading for their first ever wooden spoon whilst Griffin heads for the scrap heap.

      • 7:44pm
        Matt said | 7:44pm | ! Report

        We can beat the Eels & the Tigers. That’s something? πŸ™‚

      • 2:48pm
        Maroon Blood said | 2:48pm | ! Report

        Mate, the day the Broncs “win” the wooden spoon I will bungy jump from the Storey Bridge with the cord tied to my ball bag.
        In other words, it will never happen………..I hope!!!!!

        • Roar Guru

          Cameron Kellett said | 2:55pm | ! Report

          You looked at the ladder, current run to finals and form recently?

          • 3:00pm
            Maroon Blood said | 3:00pm | ! Report

            *gulp* they’ll be right….

            • Roar Guru

              Cameron Kellett said | 5:06pm | ! Report

              Trust me I don’t want that at all but it wouldn’t surprise me this year.

              • 5:09pm
                Maroon Blood said | 5:09pm | ! Report

                “Trust me I don’t want that at all…. ”

                What, the Broncs getting the spoon or me doing the bungy jump?

              • 5:24pm
                eagleJack said | 5:24pm | ! Report

                Where can we buy tickets to watch this bungy jump? πŸ™‚

              • Roar Guru

                Cameron Kellett said | 7:52pm | ! Report

                Neither lol quite horrific.

    • 4:52pm
      Matt said | 4:52pm | ! Report

      Apparently Broncos have only won 7 of their last 24 games :/
      Not sure the last time the win rate has been so bad.

      • 5:16pm
        Maroon Blood said | 5:16pm | ! Report

        Never in their long and proud history Matt πŸ™

      • 5:23pm
        eagleJack said | 5:23pm | ! Report

        And with them up against the Storm this Friday in Melbourne things aren’t getting any easier for them.

        Griffin must be under a fair amount of pressure.

        • 6:05pm
          Renegade said | 6:05pm | ! Report

          If Cameron Smith doesn’t line up for Melbourne, i’d be inclined to pick Brisbane in that game based on today’s effort….it was a very good contest.

        • 7:42pm
          Matt said | 7:42pm | ! Report

          I didn’t realise it was so bad. I knew things haven’t been great (being a Broncos & QLD supporter, constant losing isn’t something I’ve had to deal with in quite a while!), that stat is terrible though. 30% win/loss is… Eels like.

          Unless something turns around, I can’t see Griffin coaching next year.

          Apparently they signed some 18 year old on $300,000 a year… gee whiz, he better be good. DCE & Foran were on pocket change, Barba etc; not many youngsters who have solid money thrown at them ever come through, it’s nearly always the ones who are rejected and work their ass off to prove themselves who turn into the best players.

    • 4:08pm
      The eye said | 4:08pm | ! Report

      That was a very,very rude penalty.Sure Mateo shouldn’t have reacted,but 2 clear elbows to his head from Hodges and the victim is penalized…could have cost them the game.Wrong.

      • 6:23pm
        Boomshanka said | 6:23pm | ! Report

        Nothing seen by the Channel Nine commentary team. So all clear here on the big West Island.
        If the situation had been reversed, well….

      • 12:02pm
        MMA said | 12:02pm | ! Report

        What is it about “accidental” elbows not being treated seriously by the refs? Maybe someone should give the ref a couple of elbows to see how it feels.

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:57pm | ! Report

      Thanks Eric. Always a pleasure mate. Great contest.

    • 3:55pm
      Sydneysider Warrior's Fan said | 3:55pm | ! Report

      Go the Warrior’s excellent updates thank you!!

      • 4:09pm
        liatrevlis said | 4:09pm | ! Report

        We’re are you oik??? Given up !! So much for loyalty ,, you could have been the difference

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:53pm | ! Report

      What a great ad for rugby league that was. The Warriors hold on for a two point win against the Broncos in a tough and very entertaining game of footy that had it all. The Broncos certainly had chances to win the contest but they will rue some key moments (Prince intercept pass, Hodges shocking offload and Parker penalty miss) that cost them the game today. Both teams completed over 80 percent of their sets today. Broncos forwards were superb. Warriors also played very well and managed to hang in despite Brisbane’s onslaught in the second half. Hurrell then scored the matchwinner after intercepting Prince’s pass to score. He literally saved and scored a try by catching that football. Warriors have won five in a row and set up a blockbuster against South Sydney in Perth.

      Warriors 18
      Broncos 16

    • 3:51pm
      Zaccaaa said | 3:51pm | ! Report

      YES!! 4/5 for me πŸ˜€

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:49pm | ! Report

      PENALTY UNSUCCESSFUL – Parker misses!!! Warriors win!!!!!


      Warriors 18
      Broncos 16

      • 3:50pm
        eric said | 3:50pm | ! Report

        Oh yeah!!!!!!!!

        • 3:51pm
          eric said | 3:51pm | ! Report

          Thanks Alan.
          You are the best Blogger. Country mile second.

      • 3:57pm
        mark said | 3:57pm | ! Report

        Never count our boys out the warriors have showed heart and proved they are an 80 minute team go boys the finals are in your grasp.Thanks for the best wedding anniversary present boys warriors fan for life . Regards Mark…

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:48pm | ! Report

      Parker will take the kick here….. He has been superb tonight

      Warriors 18
      Broncos 16

    • Roar Guru

      Alan Nicolea said | 3:48pm | ! Report

      79′ – Broncos attack from the halfway. Warriors with a huge defensive set coming up. Penalty to the Broncos! and they will go for goal from 45 metres out!

      Warriors 18
      Broncos 16

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