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Lee Turner. Junior Warriors v Junior Bulldogs, Round 16 of the 2017 NYC Holden Cup Rugby League season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 23 June 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay /

The Vodafone Junior Warriors blasted away from the Bulldogs to secure their third win of the NYC season at Mount Smart Stadium tonight.

The home side exploded out of the blocks with five first half tries including two muscular efforts from centre Melino Fineanganofo to lead 26-0 at halftime.

And two more tries in the second half had then 36-0 clear before the Bulldogs snared a consolation try.



Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland


Vodafone Junior Warriors 36 (Melino Fineanganofo 2, Kane Telea, Dean Kouka-Smith, Lee Turner, Gibson Popoalii, Jerome Mamea tries; Chanel Harris-Tavita 4 conversions).

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 (Adam Keighran try; Adam Keighran goal).

Halftime: 26-0 Vodafone Junior Warriors.

Vodafone Junior Warriors | Lee Turner; Israel Ogden, Melino Fineanganofo, Dean Kouka-Smith, Gibson Popoalii; Kane Telea, Chanel Harris-Tavita; Kenese Kenese (c), Eiden Ackland, Tayhler Paora; Preston Riki, Joe Vuna; Chris Sio (c). Interchange: Jerome Mamea, Kelepi Lui, Keanu Dawson, Lewis Sio.

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