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Vodafone Junior Warriors back rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner (pictured) scored the first of the Auckland Vulcans' four tries as they beat Canterbury-Bankstown 22-12 in Saturday's New South Wales Cup match at Mount Smart Stadium. Photo: Photosport

The sides were locked at 6-6 at halftime, the Vulcans going out to a 16-6 lead in the opening stages of the second spell.

The Bulldogs closed the gap to just 12-16 with 10 minutes to play but Faitala-Mariner's Vodafone Junior Warriors team-mate Albert Vete ensured victory with a late try.

The result lifted the Vulcans to sixth on the table.

Match details:

At Mount Smart Stadium No 2, Auckland

Auckland Vulcans 22 (Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Agnatius Paasi, Atelea Nafetalai, Albert Vete tries; Agnatius Paasi 2 conversions; Sio Siua Taukeiaho penalty).

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12 (Moses Mbye, Paul Carter tries; Jack Littlejohn 2 conversions).

Halftime: 6-6.

Referee: Aaron Donald.