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Warriors v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs
Round 19, 2011
Mt Smart Stadium

The Warriors stormed home with 36 unanswered points to overcome an early deficit and record a 36-12 victory in Round 19 last year. 

This was the Bulldogs’ first match following the resignation of coach Kevin Moore with his assistant Jim Dymock taking over the reins. Early on it looked like the players would respond to the change: two well-placed Ben Roberts kicks resulted in tries to Jonathan Wright and Steve Turner, for a 12-0 lead after just 13 minutes. But that’s where the joy ended for the visitors. 

Elijah Taylor got the ball rolling for the Warriors when he burrowed over from dummy-half on 22 minutes and scores were level five minutes later when a wrap-around move saw James Maloney stroll across. A points barrage followed after the half-time break as Lance Hohaia scored for 18-12, Aaron Heremaia raced 40 metres to extend the margin and Feleti Mateo running a clever line to seal the deal. Heremaia then scored his second long-range try of the game to ensure it was eight losses from 10 games for the Bulldogs. A total of seven Warriors players topped 100 running metres, with Bill Tupou making 178 while Feleti Mateo ran for 106 metres, scored a try, made seven tackle-breaks and two line-breaks.

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