27 Feb 2011

Warriors felled by Sea Eagles in final NRL trial

7:30 am on 27 February 2011

Manly scored a late try to hand the New Zealand Warriors their first defeat in a rugby league trial in three years at Auckland's North Harbour Stadium.

In front of a crowd of 14,000, a try to fringe second rower Vic Mauro eight minutes from time was enough to give his Sea Eagles the 14-12 win.

In other pre-season NRL games, Parramatta thrashed Penrith 30-0, Brisbane thumped Melbourne 26-6, Gold Coast narrowly pipped North Queensland 24-22, Wests Tigers beat the Sydney Roosters 19-8, Newcastle saw off Cronulla 32-10, and the Bulldogs edged Canberra 30-18.