Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles suffered a disappointing 34-4 loss to the New Zealand Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium today in round six of the Intrust Super Premiership.
It was the Sea Eagles’ third straight loss and leaves them with two wins from six matches.
The Sea Eagles opened the scoring when winger Jade Anderson dived on a grubber kick from five-eighth Tom Wright to score in the ninth minute for a 4-0 lead. Half-back Joey Lussick failed to convert the try from the sideline.
The Warriors hit back in the 21st minute when the ball was shifted left through the backline for centre Cole Waaka to score in the corner. Half-back Mason Lino failed to convert the try.
Three minutes later, a cut out pass from full-back Hayze Perham saw winger Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad dive over. Lino converted for a 10-4 lead. The score remained that way to half-time.
The Warriors went to a 16-4 lead early in the second half with a converted try to Perham.
A break up the middle from dummy half by Karl Lawton saw prop Albert Vete finish off a 70 metre try out wide. Lino converted for a 22-4 lead after 61 minutes.
The home side took a 26-4 lead two minutes later when second-rower Matiu Love-Henry scored next to the posts for a soft try. Lino converted for a 28-4 scoreline.
The Warriors went to a 32-4 lead in the 77th minute when Lino stepped his way around the ruck to score next to the posts. He converted his own try for the 34-4 scoreline.