13 Jul 2009

Warriors go down to Dogs at Mt Smart

5:52 am on 13 July 2009

Whiz kid Ben Barba scored the winning try a minute from time to keep the Bulldogs near the top of the National Rugby league ladder with a 18-14 win over the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.

The Warriors were on track to pick up their sixth win of the season with 60 seconds left on the clock, but Barba drove over two hapless defenders to give his side two points from their trip over the Tasman.

Without a host of stars out due State of Origin duty, injury and suspension it was always going to be a test of the depth of the Bulldogs squad, and they came through with flying colours.

The loss means the Warriors slip further away from the top eight and find themselves languishing in 15th position two thirds of the way through the season.