Shaun Johnson wound again the clock and scored the match-sealing attempt, because the Warriors beat Canterbury 42-18 in Auckland.
The novelty of getting the Warriors enjoying again in New Zealand clearly hasn’t worn off but, with 16,212 submitting into Mt Sensible Stadium to observe the 12th-placed crew play the 14th-placed one.
Whereas each golf equipment’ seasons have been disappointing, they mixed for an entertaining match that noticed the Warriors get the group on their toes early.
Viliami Vailea scored after simply six minutes, the flying Dallin Watene-Zelezniak selecting up an errant Matt Burton cross to make it 12-Zero to the house facet in as many minutes.
Burton made amends shortly after, taking the ball to the Warriors’ line and establishing a attempt for Jake Averillo.
Nevertheless, an error off the ensuing kickoff meant that the Warriors wiped that out right away.
Extra good work from Johnson and Reece Walsh despatched Ed Kosi over within the nook, with Walsh’s sideline conversion making the rating 18-6.
The Bulldogs made an ideal begin after the break.
After making a implausible cowl deal with, Walsh went from hero to zero for the Warriors as he tried to run the ball off his line solely to spill it straight into the fingers of Kyle Flanagan.
The Bulldogs halfback scooted round below the posts to chop the deficit to 6 factors.
The Warriors had been made to pay for not scoring after the ball was gifted again to them by the Bulldogs, with Euan Aitken knocking on over the road.
Whereas they maintained the assault, this time it was Johnson who threw a cross straight to the worst attainable goal.
Josh Addo-Carr fortunately accepted the reward and burned 90 metres down the sideline to attain within the nook, with Burton’s kick locking the scores up.
Once more although, the Bulldogs had been responsible of switching off at an important time.
Eli Katoa trucked straight by means of the center to revive the Warriors’ lead.
Six minutes from time, Johnson made amends for the intercept, stepping by means of the road and throwing a good looking dummy to attain below the posts.
Ed Kosi then tacked on his second earlier than Addin Fonua-Blake rumbled over to blow the rating out a bit extra.