16 Apr 2007

Warriors end Cowboys winning run

11:14 am on 16 April 2007

The New Zealand Warriors rebounded from back-to-back losses with a 34-14 win over the North Queensland Cowboys yesterday, ending the Cowboys 6-game winning run.

The Warriors halfback Grant Rovelli sparked a brilliant finish to set up three tries in nine minutes.

Unbeaten Manly jumped into premiership favouritism after coming from behind to defeat the full-strength Bulldogs 16-14 on Saturday night, the win, their fifth of the year, keeping them on top of the ladder despite missing three key players to injury.

Last year's minor premiers Melbourne also kept their undefeated start running with a 24-10 victory over St George Illawarra.