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.