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Vodafone Warriors hot in record romp

Auckland, New Zealand, April 14, 2002 – Ivan Cleary bagged a club record-equalling 28 points as the Vodafone Warriors ran up their biggest score in their history swamping the Northern Eagles 68-10 at Ericsson Stadium today.

Coming off a 50-20 romp against North Queensland last week, the home side was irresistible as it ran up 11 tries with halfback Stacey Jones bagging a hat-trick.

The Daniel Anderson-coached side was in complete control by halftime leading 32-6 and didn’t let up after the break rattling on 36 more points at close to a point a minute.

Fullback Cleary was perfect with the boot slotting 12 goals from 12 attempts and scoring a try to match Gene Ngamu’s club record set against North Queensland in 1996.

Match details:

At Ericsson Stadium, Auckland

Vodafone Warriors 68 (Stacey Jones 3, Clinton Toopi 2, Sione Faumuina 2, Ivan Cleary, Lance Hohaia, Jerry Seuseu, Brent Webb tries; Ivan Cleary 11 conversions, penalty).

Northern Eagles 10 (John Hopoate 2 tries; Jason Ferris conversion).

Teams:

Vodafone Warriors | Ivan Cleary; Justin Murphy, John Carlaw, Clinton Toopi, Henry Fa’afili; Lance Hohaia, Stacey Jones; Jerry Seuseu, P J Marsh, Richard Villasanti; Ali Lauitiiti, Logan Swann; Wairangi Koopu. Interchange: Brent Webb, Justin Morgan, Sione Faumuina, Mark Tookey.

Northern Eagles | Brendon Reeves; Robert Miles, Lenny Beckett, Albert Torrens, John Hopoate; Luke Dorn, Jason Ferris; Grant Wooden, Jamie Goddard, David Westley; Wade Forrester, Mark Shipway; Steve Menzies. Interchange: Jason King, Danny Lima, Brad Kelly, Shayne Dunley.