25 May 2014

Warriors crush Titans

7:09 am on 25 May 2014

The Warriors have beaten the Titans 24-16 on the Gold Coast.

A first-half Dave Taylor hat-trick wasn't enough for the home side as the Warriors sealed their seventh straight win over the Titans at Robina's Cbus Stadium.

The loss of half their starting side due to Origin, injuries and suspension, didn't appear to hurt the Titans who attacked the Warriors from the outset.

They led by two points at half-time, but it was the visitors who scored the only two tries of the second half much to the delight of the pro-Kiwi crowd of 18,753.

David Fusitua scored a brace for the visitors while his team mates Ben Matulino, Shaun Johnson and Simon Mannering also crossed the chalk.

The Warriors are now sitting in 12th on the National Rugby League ladder only two points short of a berth in the top eight.

In Sydney, the Broncos beat the Tigers 16-14.