16 Feb 2014

Warriors on fire at Auckland Nines

11:45 am on 16 February 2014

The New Zealand Warriors flew past the Manly Sea Eagles 27-4 in their second pool game at the Auckland Nines rugby league tournament at Eden Park to book their quarter-finals berth.

Tuimoala Lolohea, David Fusitua, Dominique Peyroux and Solomone Kata scored for the home side as did Shaun Johnson, who finished off an amazing run from the Warriors newest recruit, England international Sam Tomkins.

Earlier, the Warriors beat the Canberra Raiders, 25-14.

Glen Fisiahi, Shaun Johnson, Suaia Matangi and Solomone Kata crossed the line with Tomkins instrumental in setting up most of the tries.

In the tournament's second and final day on Sunday, the home side faces the North Queensland Cowboys in their last pool game.