22 May 2016

Raiders repulse Warriors

2:14 pm on 22 May 2016

The Warriors have been crushed by the Raiders 38-12 in their National Rugby League match in New Plymouth.

Simon Mannering is raided

Simon Mannering is raided Photo: Photosport

Shaun Johnson and Blake Ayshford crossed the line in the second half for the Warriors, who were out-scored six tries to two.

The Raiders' Blake Austin opened the scoring in the first-half after selling a dummy 15 metres from the line.

His team-mate Joseph Leilua then crossed for the Raiders' second on the right edge, before Jarrod Croker notched the Raiders third on the left.

The Raiders led 22-0 at half-time, but Shaun Johnson got the Warriors on the board with a try in the right corner just after the break.

It wasn't the start of a fightback from the Auckland side as Josh Papalii, Josh Hodgson and Edrick Lee scored second-half tries for the Raiders, before the Warriors centre Blake Ayshford crossed for a late consolation five-pointer.

Also Saturday night, Cronulla beat Manly 20-12 to climb to the top of the NRL ladder.