The New Zealand Warriors have edged past the Wests Tigers by 10 points at Mt Smart Stadium.
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The Warriors saw off a brave Tigers outfit in an engaging match. Manu Vatuvei bagged a double, as did Tim Simona for the joint venture.
The Wests Tigers struck first through Simona.
Then the Warriors responded through the giant frame of Vatuvei.
New Zealand raced in three more tries in quick succession. First Chad Townsend ambled over.
Then they pulled off a perfect team try.
Shaun Johnson was the next to touch down. It looked like it was getting ugly for the Tigers.
But just before half-time James Tedesco cut the lead to eight points.
In the second half Simona got his double with an awesome fend.
Then Vautvei made history when he tied the Warriors’ all-time try-scoring list.
Pat Ritchards cut the Warriors lead to just four points with five minutes left. The Tigers had a chance.
But it was all over with just over a minute to go when Bodene Thompson crashed over the line. The Warriors had the win.