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Competition - NRL Premiership Round - Round 15 Teams – NZ Warriors v Sydney Roosters Date – 19th of June 2016 Venue – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ Photographer – Shane Wenzlick

The Roosters have gone down 10-12 to the Warriors in a tight battle at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Joseph Manu looked certain to score in his debut, but was disallowed by winger Ken Maumalo who was sin binned as a result.

The Roosters took full advantage of the 12-man Warriors and would open the scoring through the newly re-signed Mitchell Aubusson on the back of a perfect draw-and-pass from the skipper Jake Friend.

Isaac Luke elected to take the two points for his side on the back of a penalty to make it a 4-2 half time score. 

The first points of the second half would come from back-to-back penalty kicks from Isaac Luke to put his side ahead by two points. 

The Roosters goal-line defence was the best it has looked this year, but the Warriors attack could only be maintained for so long. 

They would break the line with fifteen minutes to go through Shaun Johnson, splitting them down the middle and scoring just wide of the uprights. 

The Roosters would hit back in the final ten minutes with a terrific try from Connor Watson. 

It started with Hastings going wide to Shaun Kenny-Dowall, he got it back to Hastings, offloads to Isaac Liu who breaks the line and gets it to Watson to score just wide of the uprights. 

That would be all she wrote in terms of points though, as the Warriors would go on to claim their third win in a row.


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