Jacob Lillyman. Vodafone Warriors v St George Dragons, NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 1 May 2016. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Three players made 15 plus runs and more than 160 metres in the Vodafone Warriors’ brave win over St George Illawarra last Sunday.

Jacob Lillyman (174), Jonathan Wright (169) and David Fusitu’a (163) made more than 500 metres between them as the Vodafone Warriors secured a vital 26-10 victory which has seen them climb to ninth on the NRL points table with a 4-5 record.

Lillyman backed up his ball-carrying workload with 48 tackles (hooker Jazz Tevaga also finished with 48 tackles).

There were big numbers, too, from the club’s Intrust Super Premiership team against the Bulldogs, especially from the five players who came down from the NRL side. Manu Vatuvei made 177 metres and six tackle breaks, Ben Matulino 182 and 41 tackles in 73 minutes, Bodene Thompson 130 metres and 26 tackles, Albert Vete 219 metres and 22 tackles and Sam Lisone 148 metres.

 

NRL | v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS, MOUNT SMART STADIUM | WON 26-10

Penalties | Vodafone Warriors 8, St George Illawarra 6.

Completions | Vodafone Warriors 28/36 (76%), St George Illawarra 28/38 (74%).

Total runs | Vodafone Warriors 176, St George Illawarra 168.

Metres gained | Vodafone Warriors 1508, St George Illawarra 1348.

Line breaks | Vodafone Warriors 6, St George Illawarra 3.

Tackle breaks | Vodafone Warriors 36, St George Illawarra 27.

Kicks (kicking metres) | Vodafone Warriors 16 (331), St George Illawarra 17 (379).

Tackles Made | Vodafone Warriors 289, St George Illawarra 318.

Missed tackles | Vodafone Warriors 27, St George Illawarra 36.

Offloads | Vodafone Warriors 7, St George Illawarra 7.

Errors | Vodafone Warriors 12, St George Illawarra 11.

Runs | Vodafone Warriors: Jacob Lillyman 19, Jonathan Wright 17, David Fusitu’a 15, Shaun Johnson 15, Jazz Tevaga 13, Ryan Hoffman 13, Matt Allwood 12, Issac Luke 12, James Gavet 10. St George Illawarra: Jack de Belin 18, Leeson Ah Mau 14, Josh Dugan 12, Russell Packer 12, Mike Cooper 12, Tyson Frizzell 12, Kalifa Faifai Loa 11, Jason Nightingale 11, Benji Marshall 11.

Metres gained | Vodafone Warriors: Jacob Lillyman 174, Jonathan Wright 169, David Fusitu’a 163, Matt Allwood 115, Jazz Tevaga 109, James Gavet 109, Issac Luke 109. St George Illawarra: Leeson Ah Mau 131, Jack de Belin 131, Russell Packer 124, Josh Dugan 111.

Tackle breaks | Vodafone Warriors: David Fusitu’a 6, Jonathan Wright 5, Matt Allwood 4, Shaun Johnson 4. St George Illawarra: Euan Aitken 5, Tyson Frizzell 4.

Off loads | Vodafone Warriors: Blake Ayshford 2. St George Illawarra: Josh Dugan 3.

Tackles made | Vodafone Warriors: Jacob Lillyman 48, Jazz Tevaga 48, John Palavi 38, James Gavet 24, Charlie Gubb 22. St George Illawarra: Mitch Rein 40, Jack de Belin 37, Tyson Frizzell 31, Mike Cooper 30, Will Matthews 28, Leeson Ah Mau 25, Russell Packer 24.

Missed tackles | Vodafone Warriors: Charlie Gubb 0, Sione Lousi 0, Solomone Kata 0, Jeff Robson 0, David Fusitu’a 0, Matt Allwood 0. St George Illawarra: Euan Aitken 0, Kalifa Faifai Loa 0, Jason Nightingale 0, Leeson Ah Mau 0, Siliva Havili 0.

Supports | Vodafone Warriors: John Palavi 11, Jeff Robson 10, Charlie Gubb 8, Blake Ayshford 8. St George Illawarra: Adam Quinlan 17, Will Matthews 8.

Decoys | Vodafone Warriors: Jacob Lillyman 10, John Palavi 8. St George Illawarra: Tyson Frizzell 10.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP | v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS, MOUNT SMART STADIUM | WON 42-12

Penalties | Vodafone Warriors 10, Canterbury-Bankstown 6.

Completions | Vodafone Warriors 24/36 (67%), Canterbury-Bankstown 20/30 (67%).

Total runs | Vodafone Warriors 161, Canterbury-Bankstown 126.

Metres gained | Vodafone Warriors 1631, Canterbury-Bankstown 1072.

Line breaks | Vodafone Warriors 10, Canterbury-Bankstown 2.

Tackle breaks | Vodafone Warriors 34, Canterbury-Bankstown 16.

Kicks (kicking metres) | Vodafone Warriors 8 (179), Canterbury-Bankstown 14 (251).

Tackles Made | Vodafone Warriors 252, Canterbury-Bankstown 296.

Missed tackles | Vodafone Warriors 16, Canterbury-Bankstown 34.

Offloads | Vodafone Warriors 17, Canterbury-Bankstown 3.

Errors | Vodafone Warriors 12, Canterbury-Bankstown 12.

Runs | Albert Vete 21, Ben Matulino 18, Manu Vatuvei 16, Sam Lisone 15, Bodene Thompson 14, Ata Hingano 13, Nathaniel Roache 12, Tomas Aoake 10, Konrad Hurrell 10.

Metres gained | Albert Vete 219, Ben Matulino 182, Manu Vatuvei 177, Sam Lisone 148, Konrad Hurrell 144, Ata Hingano 133, Bodene Thompson 130, Tomas Aoake 112.

Tackle breaks | Manu Vatuvei 6, Ata Hingano 5, Henare Wells 5, Tomas Aoake 5.

Off loads | Albert Vete 4.

Tackles made | Ben Matulino 41, Nathaniel Roache 31, Ligi Sao 26, Bodene Thompson 26, Albert Vete 22.

Missed tackles | Tomas Aoake 0, Nathaniel Roache 0, Albert Vete 0, Ligi Sao 0, Ali Lauitiiti 0, Upu Poching 0, James Bell 0.

Supports | Sam Lisone 12, Henare Wells 9.

Decoys | Albert Vete 7, Sam Lisone 7.

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