Hooker Jazz Tevaga was back on ISP duty today, making a great bust up the middle to open the way for a Tuimoala Lolohea try. Image | www.photosport.nz

Five players topped 35 tackles and four made 145 metres plus in the Vodafone Warriors’ hard-earned 12-8 victory over Illawarra in Saturday’s 18th-round Intrust Super Premiership match on Mount Smart Stadium #2.

Loose forward Jazz Tevaga packed 36 tackles and 147 metres from 17 runs into his 66 minutes on the field while prop James Gavet (53 minutes) carried the ball 147 metres from 14 runs including 10 tackle breaks and also made 30 tackles.

Bunty Afoa (43) and hooker Nathaniel Roache (42) topped the tackle count.

Wing Viliami Kaveinga (174) and fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (171) made the most metres.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP | v ILLAWARRA, MOUNT SMART STADIUM #2 | WON 12-8

Penalties | Vodafone Warriors 7, Illawarra 8.

Completions | Vodafone Warriors 31/40 (78%), Illawarra 26/38 (68%).

Total runs | Vodafone Warriors 171, Illawarra 176.

Metres gained | Vodafone Warriors 1600, Illawarra 1624.

Line breaks | Vodafone Warriors 3, Illawarra 2.

Tackle breaks | Vodafone Warriors 36, Illawarra 31.

Kicks (kicking metres) | Vodafone Warriors 24 (550), Illawarra 17 (379).

Tackles Made | Vodafone Warriors 350, Illawarra 370.

Missed tackles | Vodafone Warriors 31, Illawarra 38.

Offloads | Vodafone Warriors 9, Illawarra 10.

Errors | Vodafone Warriors 8, Illawarra 16.

Runs | Viliami Kaveinga 18, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 18, Jazz Tevaga 17, James Gavet 14, Nathaniel Roache 13, Shaun Lane 12, Junior Pauga 11, Matt Allwood 11, Lewis Soosemea 11, John Palavi 10.

Metres gained | Viliami Kaveinga 174, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 171, James Gavet 147, Jazz Tevaga 147, Nathaniel Roache 117, Shaun Lane 109, Junior Pauga 104, Ata Hingano 104.

Tackle breaks | James Gavet 10, Ata Hingano 5, Jazz Tevaga 5, Viliami Kaveinga 4.

Tackles made | Bunty Afoa 43, Nathaniel Roache 42, Shaun Lane 39, John Palavi 38, Jazz Tevaga 36, James Gavet 30, James Bell 24, Mason Lino 24.

Missed tackles | Erin Clark 0.

Supports | Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad 12, Jazz Tevaga 7, Junior Pauga 5.

Decoys | John Palavi 7, James Gavet 6, Jazz Tevaga 5.