The Warriors are back into second on the Intrust Super Premiership NSW ladder, defeating the Wentworthville Magpies 26-16 after a relatively slow start at Mt Smart Stadium.

After trailing 10-6 at half-time, the Warriors went on with the job in the second period thanks in part to the fine work of hooker Manaia Cherrington. Fullback Honeti Tuha and experienced second-rower Frank Pritchard were among the best for the Magpies.

The withdrawal of Kieran foran from the Warriors' NRL side ensured a shuffle to the club's Intrust Super Premiership NSW spine, with Zac Santo and Sam Cook partnering in the halves and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad shifting to fullback. The Magpies were relatively unchanged, but enjoyed the services of returning NRL veterans Pritchard and David Gower.

It was a non-stop, error-free opening five minutes of play with the sides appearing to be evenly-poised, but a kick regathered by Scott Schulte soon brought points for the Magpies. The winger did well to get the ball away, offloading to his right, but a deflection from a defender sent it the opposite direction and into Pritchard's hands to stroll over. Davis easily converted from in front.

Read the full match report as reported by NSWRL.com.au here

Warriors 26 (D Palavi, T Sipley, O Ogden, C Gubb, M Allwood tries; J Pauga 3 goals) 

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Wentworthville Magpies 10 (F Pritchard, H Tuha, G Jennings tries; N Davis 2 goals)