27 Apr 2015

Titans crush Warriors

12:27 pm on 27 April 2015

The Warriors have been beaten by the Gold Coast Titans 32-28 in the first ANZAC Day match the club has ever hosted at Mount Smart stadium.

Shaun Johnson dejected

Shaun Johnson dejected Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Three first half tries to Warriors David Fusitua, Ben Matulino and Jonathan Wright gave the home team the half-time lead 18-12, before the visitors mounted a comeback.

The loss of the Warriors' second rower Ryan Hoffman to a head knock in the 46th minute seemed to be the turning point in the game as the Titans ran in four second half tries for a total of six, including a double to halfback Kane Elgey.

Tuimoala Lolohea

Tuimoala Lolohea Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Down by 14 points and inspired by a crowd of 15,102, the home side launched a fightback of their own in the final 10 minutes with tries to Solomone Kata and Bodene Thompson, but the Warriors ran out of time before they could close the gap.