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Warriors player Mafoa'aeata Hingano on the burst during the Junior Warriors vs Junior Broncos Holden Cup rugby league match played at Mt Smart Stadium in Auckland on 29 March 2015. .Photo Copyright; Peter Meecham/

The Vodafone Junior Warriors have moved up to third on the ladder after handing the previously unbeaten Brisbane Broncos a 40-14 defeat in today’s fourth-round NYC clash at Mount Smart Stadium.

It was their third straight victory following 44-24 and 38-10 wins over the Raiders and the Eels, taking their total of points scored to 122 in those three victories while conceding only 48.

After leading Brisbane only 16-10 at halftime, the Vodafone Warriors dominated the second spell with debutant wing Levi McBirney among the try scorers.

Standoff Ata Hingano's points harvest continued, scoring a try and kicking six goals for 16 points.

Match details | Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Vodafone Junior Warriors 40 (Brad Abbey 2, Ofahiki Ogden, Tomas Aoake, Jazz Tevaga, Levi McBirney, Ata Hingano tries; Ata Hingano 5 conversions, penalty).

Brisbane Broncos 14 (Jordan Drew, Jayden Berrell, Kalolo Saitaua tries; Ashley Taylor conversion).

Halftime: 16-10 Vodafone Junior Warriors.

Referee: Shane Rehm.

Vodafone Junior Warriors: Brad Abbey; Tomas Aoake, Semisi Tyrell, Marata Niukore, Levi McBirney; Ata Hingano, Erin Clark; Bunty Afoa, Nathaniel Roache, Toafoafoa Sipley (c); Ofahiki Ogden, Matiu Love-Henry; Jazz Tevaga. Interchange: Sheldon Pitama, Roman Tuhimata, Amoni Tufui, Joseph Price.

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