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The day the Warriors ruined Junior’s milestone

It was a day Mitchell Pearce will never forget.

His 250th.

His mother had flown to New Zealand to present him with his jersey but the Warriors were out to spoil the occasion.

The Knights travelled to Mt Smart Stadium with high hopes.

The game was also the debut of 20-year-old forward Pasami Saulo but Warriors five-eighth Blake Green and fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck had other plans, putting together a fantastic performance.

The game was dominated by the skilful play of Dally M winner Tuivasa-Sheck, who ran for 338-metres, two line-breaks and 11 tackle breaks.

The Knights only try for the game came off the back of a great cut-out ball from the 250-gamer who put Knights winger Ken Sio over for the try.

The winger was able to bully his way over with brute strength as he carried five Warriors over the line with him as he planted the ball down.

The 20-4 loss was the sixth straight defeat against the Warriors in New Zealand.

The last time the Knights won at Mt Smart Stadium was in 2012 when the likes of Darius Boyd, Kurt Gidley, Akuila Uate and Timana Tahu were trotting around.

In fact, the Knights have only won in New Zealand twice in the last 13 years.

This year, the Knights play the Warriors twice.

The first clash coming in Round 8 before the Warriors visit the Knights in Round 16.