The Jersey Flegg nib Newcastle defeated the Warriors 30-12 to secure their fourth win of the season, and a spot inside the top 8.
It was a picturesque morning at Mt. Smart Stadium, and a perfect day for footy. The Warriors came out the gate strong, crossing the line through Jyris Glamuzina in the first set. Casey Smith converted for the home side, and the Warriors got out to an early lead.
Rising to the challenge, it took only 7 minutes for our jersey Flegg Knights to get points on the board.
Toby Marks got one up on the edge and crossed for the Knights first try in what was a successful campaign for the traveling side, however Bayden Searle couldn't slot it from the sideline.
In typical Warriors fashion, they struck back through a big man up the middle. Michael Lemefa increased the lead for the home side, however it was shortlived, with the Knights taking the reins, and punishing the Warriors for the remainder.
The Flegg Knights showed nothing but dominance, scoring two tries in three minutes. Jack Cameron crossed for the Knights second, and Searle scored and converted his own.
Fullback Tex Hoy and lock Brandon Russell both got a slice of the pie, taking the Knights to an 18 point lead over the Warriors, a strong lead before halftime.
The second half saw no points scored, and plenty of end to end footy. The Warriors looked dangerous at points, however the Flegg Knights were too strong and contained. Toby Marks was replaced by Nesta Watene in the second half as he was taken off for HIA, however Marks was cleared and returned to play the rest of the game.
At full time, the Jersey Flegg Knights defeated the Warriors 30-12.