Warriors run over Magpies
The Wentworthville Magpies have gone down to the New Zealand Warriors 36-6 in their NSW Intrust Super Premiership clash at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
The Warriors were the first to score, as they took advantage of an overlap on their left edge through Lewis Soosemea.
Five-eighth Chanel Harris-Tavita was unable to convert and they led 4-0 after four minutes.
The men from New Zealand were in again in the 25th minute, this time it was Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck who was the beneficiary of an overlap. Harris-Tavita was again unable to convert and the Warriors led 8-0.
In the 32nd minute Chris Satae carried three Wentworthville defenders over the line and the conversion was again waved away with the Warriors leading 12-0.
In the 36th minute the Warriors again went to their left and this time Anthony Gelling slid over.
Tevin Arona landed the conversion from out wide and the Warriors held an 18-0 lead at half-time.
After Wenty had some early pressure on the Warriors line, Harris-Tavita rifled a 40/20 and King Vuniyawa barged over from close range.
Arona was unable to convert and the Warriors led 22-0.
In the 51st minute Wenty finally cracked the Warriors defence through a barnstorming Oregon Kaufusi who was too hard to stop close to the line.
Nathan Davis converted and the Magpies trailed 22-6.
In the 58th minute the Warriors went ahead by three converted tries through an Arona penalty goal.
In the 63rd minute the Warriors made a break down their right edge with Vuniyawa popping up to finish off the move.
Arona converted and the Warriors held a 30-6 lead.
In the 78th minute Joseph Vuna crossed for the Warriors’ seventh try of the night down the left edge.
Arona converted from the touch line and the Warriors ran out 36-6 winners.
Wentworthville Magpies 6 (Tries: Kaufusi. Goals: Davis 1/1)
New Zealand Warriors 36 (Tries: Soosemea, Tuivasa-Sheck, Satae, Gelling, Vuniyawa 2, Vuna. Goals: Harris-Tavita 0/3, Arona 3/4)