10 Sep 2012

Junior Warriors lose in last minute

4:56 am on 10 September 2012

The Junior New Zealand Warriors have lost a thriller in the National Rugby League's under-20 Toyota Cup playoffs, beaten 39-38 by the Canberra Raiders.

The Raiders led throughout much of the match, but a late surge by the Junior Warriors in the final 20 minutes put them in pole position to win.

But they were undone by a last-minute field goal by Raiders five-eighth Anthony Milford.

However, the Junior Warriors do get a second shot at the playoffs on Saturday in Sydney, against the Roosters.