Warriors hammer Broncos at Suncorp Stadium

Warriors 26 defeated Broncos 6

With both sides sitting at the bottom end of the top 8 and were wanting to get the win today to keep in contact with the top 4 coming into the back end of he 2018 season.

The Warriors drew first blood in the 7th minute through bustling centre Solomone Kata but Shaun Johnson failed to convert and the Warriors led early 4-0.

The Warriors looked to have scored again in the 22nd minute off a nicely placed Blake agreement kick but Adam Blair failed to put the ball down cleanly and the Try was disallowed upon review.

It didn’t take long for the Warriors to get back on the scoreboard when Shaun Johnson put Gerard Beale through a gap close to the line to crash over and score a nice try. Johnson put the lead to 10 with the conversion. Warriors lead at 25 minutes 10-0.

A flurry of air swings were thrown and it saw both sides lose a man for 10 minutes with Chris Satae off for leading with the forearm and Andrew McCullough retaliating with a punch. The Warriors capatilised later and Isaac Luke crossed for a 4 pointer. Shaun Johnson slotted the conversion and Warriors extended heir lead to 16-0.

Warriors went into the half time break leading 16-0.

To open the second half both sides had opportunities denied by he video ref within the opening 10 minutes but it was the Warriors who drew first blood again through centre Solomone Kata went over for his second try of the match while Johnson failed to convert. Warriors lead 20-0.

New Zealand Warriors managed to split the Broncos defence close to the line shortly after and Agnatius Paasi strolled through and scored close to the posts. Shaun Johnson slotted the goal to give the Warriors a 26-0.

The Broncos had never been held to nil at their home ground and it looked like the Warriors were going to be the first team to do so today until the 74th minute when the Broncos and Queensland rake McCullough scored and kept that impressive stay in tact. Isaako converted and the Warriors lead 26-6.

The Warriors would be down to 12 men for the remainder of the game after a professional foul was committed by Peta Hiku in the 77th minute.

Warriors finished the game as 26-6 winners.

Scoring Summary:

74’ Andrew McCullough (Try)
75’ Jamayne Isaako (Conversion)

7’ Solomone Kata (Try)
25’ Gerard Beale (Try)
26’ Shaun Johnson (Conversion)
35’ Isaac Luke (Try)
36’ Shaun Johnson (Conversion)
48’ Solomone Kata (Try)
54’ Agnatius Paasi (Try)
56’ Shaun Johnson (Conversion)



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