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Warriors v Sea Eagles:           2016 Downer NRL Auckland Nines at Mt Smart Stadium, Saturday 6th February 2016. Digital image by Fiona Goodall, copyright

The Sea Eagles have shown incredible courage and determination to come from behind and defeat the New Zealand Warriors 15-12 in their second group match in the Auckland Nines at Eden Park.

Brayden Wiliame opened the scoring when he pushed through two defenders to score in the second minute for a 4-0 lead. Isaac John missed the conversion attempt.

Two minutes later, the Warriors drew level with a try out wide to Ken Maumalo. Shaun Johnson converted for a 6-4 lead.

Jamie Buhrer copped a high shot in the fifth minute but got back up.

The Warriors enjoyed some luck when Ata Hingano fumbled a ball to regather on the tryline to score next to the posts for a 10-4 lead. Johnson converted for a 12-4 lead going into half-time.

2nd half

The second half didn't start well for the Sea Eagles as Jake Trbojevic was stretchered from the field with concussion after suffering a hit from Konrad Hurrell.

Tom Trbojevic was on hand to capitalise on a loose ball from the Warriors as he raced away to score a try and bring the score to 12-8.

With only a couple of minutes to go, Feleti Mateo put in a kick behind the Warriors defence which was swept up by the impressive Matt Parcell who ran in to score a bonus point try for the Sea Eagles.