Ben Matulino scores a try during the Vodafone Warriors v Newcastle Knights, NRL Rugby League, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 28 March 2016. Copyright photo: Libby Law / www.photosport.nz

Looking back at the players of the day named for each of the Vodafone Warriors' three teams in the opening four rounds of the season.

Ben Matulino was singled out twice for ther NRL team as was prop Isaiah Papalii for the Vodafone Junior Warriors.

 

ROUND 1 | MARCH 5

NRL | v WESTS TIGERS | BODENE THOMPSON

Stats | 50 minutes, 1 try, 6 runs, 65 metres, 5 tackle breaks, 1 line break, 28 tackles, 4 one on one tackles, 1 missed tackle, 0 errors

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP | v ILLAWARRA | JOHN PALAVI

Stats | 48 minutes, 12 runs, 93 metres, 21 tackles, 1 missed tackle, 8 supports, 7 decoys

NYC | v WESTS TIGERS | ISAIAH PAPALII

Stats | 63 minutes, 1 try, 10 runs, 85 metres, 1 line break, 6 tackle breaks, 38 tackles, 0 errors

 

ROUND 2 | MARCH 11-12

NRL | v BRISBANE | BEN MATULINO

Stats | 64 minutes, 9 runs, 82 metres, 2 off loads, 36 tackles, 0 missed tackles, 0 errors

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP | v WESTS TIGERS | ATA HINGANO

Stats | 80 minutes, 6 conversions, 10 runs, 39 metres, 3 try assists, 2 line break assists, 2 tackle breaks, 12 kicks, 260 metres, 10 tackles

NYC | v BRISBANE | ISAIAH PAPALII

Stats | 66 minutes, 17 runs, 184 metres, 3 tackle breaks, 32 tackles, 6 decoys, 5 supports, 0 errors

 

ROUND 3 | MARCH 20

NRL | v MELBOURNE | ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK

Stats | 80 minutes, 25 runs, 247 metres, 11 kick returns, 1 line break assist, 7 tackle breaks, 3 tackles, 0 missed tackles, 0 errors

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP | v NEWTOWN | ALI LAUITIITI

Stats | 80 minutes, 2 tries, 9 runs, 80 metres, 1 line break, 3 tackle breaks, 20 tackles

NYC | v MELBOURNE | OFAHIKI OGDEN

Stats | 80 minutes, 18 runs, 166 metres, 1 try assist, 2 line break assists, 4 tackle breaks, 4 off loads, 15 tackles, 0 missed tackles, 4 decoys, 9 supports

 

ROUND 4 | MARCH 27-28

NRL | v NEWCASTLE | BEN MATULINO

Stats | 70 minutes, 1 try, 19 runs, 139 metres, 1 line break, 2 tackle breaks, 30 tackles, 9 decoys, 7 supports

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP | v WYONG | MATT ALLWOOD

Stats | 80 minutes, 13 runs, 127 metres, 1 line break, 6 tackle breaks, 10 tackles, 0 missed tackles, 0 errors, 5 supports

NYC | v NEWCASTLE | JUNIOR PAUGA

Stats | 80 minutes, 12 runs, 151 metres, 7 tackle breaks, 20 tackles, 4 one on one tackles, 3 supports, 0 errors

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