Vodafone Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck wasn't too far short of the 300-metre mark again in the side's disappointing 26-27 loss to Canterbury-Bankstown in today's 23rd-round NRL match in Sydney.

He ran a phenomenal 338 metres in last week's 20-4 victory over Newcastle and was back eating up the metres today yet missing out on the ultimate satisfaction of a vital victory to go with it.

This time he finished with 273 metres from another 24 energetic runs including 103 post-contact metres. He also had eight tackle breaks.

The Vodafone Warriors dominated possession 58 per cent to 42 per cent, completing 33 of 38 sets (87 per cent) including 20 from 21 (95 per cent) in the second half. They ran 1738 metres to just 1325 for the Bulldogs and also led the penalty count 9-5.

 

STATS

At ANZ Stadium, Sydney

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 27 (Adam Elliott, Reimis Smith, Lachlan Lewis, Josh Morris tries; Rhyse Martin 4 conversions, penalty; Lachlan Lewis field goal).

Vodafone Warriors 26 (David Fusitu’a 2, Gerard Beale, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Peta Hiku tries; Shaun Johnson 3 conversions).

Halftime: 20-12 Bulldogs.

Referees: Jon Stone and Gavin Badger.

Vodafone Warriors | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c); David Fusitu’a, Gerard Beale, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo; Blake Green, Shaun Johnson; James Gavet, Issac Luke, Agnatius Paasi; Isaiah Papali’i, Adam Blair; Simon Mannering. Interchange: Jazz Tevaga, Bunty Afoa, Leivaha Pulu, Peta Hiku.

 

STATS

 

Team:

Penalties | 9-5

Completions | 33/38 (87%); 24/31 (77%)

Possession | 58%-42%

Total runs | 192-136

Total metres | 1738-1325

Kicks | 22-15

Kicking metres | 530-370

Errors | 6-8

Line breaks | 6-4

Line break assists | 5-4

Tackles | 295-346

Missed tackles | 32-21 

Ineffective tackles | 17-28

Off loads | 20-10

 

Individual:

Most metres | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 273, Simon Mannering 163, Isaiah Papali’i 135, Ken Maumalo 124, Agnatius Paasi 120, Jazz Tevaga 119, David Fusitu’a 114, James Gavet 100

Most post-contact metres | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 103, Simon Mannering 61, Isaiah Papali’i 57, Ken Maumalo 50, Jazz Tevaga 44

Most runs | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 24, Simon Mannering 18, Isaiah Papali’i 15, David Fusitu’a 14, Adam Blair 14, Jazz Tevaga 13, Shaun Johnson 13, Ken Maumalo 12, Agnatius Paasi 12, Gerard Beale 10, Blake Green 10

Most tackle breaks | Roger Tuivasa-Sheck 8, Shaun Johnson 2, Issac Luke 2, Adam Blair 2, Jazz Tevaga 2, David Fusitu’a 2

Most tackles | Simon Mannering 43, Adam Blair 36, Isaiah Papali’i 33, Issac Luke 27, Jazz Tevaga 26, James Gavet 25, Shaun Johnson 23, Agnatius Paasi 22

Most off loads | Adam Blair 5, Jazz Tevaga 4

Most supports | Ken Maumalo 15, Blake Green 13, Gerard Beale 12, Simon Mannering 11, Shaun Johnson 11, Solomone Kata 11, Jazz Tevaga 10

Most decoys | Jazz Tevaga 13, Agnatius Paasi 13, James Gavet 11, Adam Blair 11, Simon Mannering 10