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Sydney Roosters v Warriors
Round 13, 2011
Allianz Stadium

The Roosters ran out narrow 13-6 winners in Round 13 last year after a rock-solid second-half defensive performance. 

Leading 12-0 at the break following two quick-fire tries in the final five minutes of the half to Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Aiden Guerra, the home side then gifted the Warriors a try of their own in the 44th minute when BJ Leilua failed to ground a grubber and Simon Mannering dived on the scraps to score.

In a bizarre moment, Leilua then picked up the ball and raced 100 metres to ‘score’ at the other end. When the whole play was sent upstairs and the word ‘Try’ appeared on the big screen, Roosters fans cheered in the belief that it was Leilua that had scored. In fact, video referee Pat Reynolds had awarded the try to Mannering and the Warriors trailed by only six points.

However, they couldn’t crack the Roosters’ brick wall defence despite numerous opportunities and Todd Carney sealed the deal with a field-goal in the 78th minute. 
Rival fullbacks Anthony Minichiello and Kevin Locke enjoyed strong games. Minichiello made 154 metres, five tackle-breaks, a line-break and a try assist while Locke ran for 157 metres and made four tackle-breaks.

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