Josh Hoffman of the Broncos tackles Feleti Mateo of the Warriors during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium
Josh Hoffman of the Broncos tackles Feleti Mateo of the Warriors during the round nine NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium Hannah Johnston - Getty Images

Warriors mow down Broncos

THE Warriors fended off a first-half comeback from Brisbane to win 30-20 in a topsy-turvy clash in Auckland on Saturday night.

The home side raced out to an early lead in front of a parochial crowd at Mount Smart Stadium but were soon pegged back by tries to Broncos duo Jack Reed and Alex Glenn.

But the loss of playmaker Peter Wallace to a groin injury late in the first half swung the momentum away from the Broncos.

Returning Warriors forward Jacob Lillyman praised his team's performance after making his first appearance of the season off the bench.

"We know that if we get an even share of the ball and run hard and do what we do well that we usually come away with a win," Lillyman said.

Read the full match report on ABC news online



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