6 Oct 2014

Junior Warriors win 3rd title

11:24 am on 6 October 2014

The Junior Warriors have won the grand final of the National Rugby League's youth grade competition, beating the Brisbane Broncos 34-32 in Sydney.

Tuimoala Lolohea scores

Tuimoala Lolohea scores Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Solomone Kata scored three tries in the first half for the Warriors, helping them to a 22-6 half-time lead, before the 30 degree heat in Sydney seemed to send the under 20 side to sleep.

The Broncos mounted a furious comeback in the second half, scoring five tries to the Warriors' two, to come within a conversion of drawing the scores level.

But fullback Jayden Nikorima missed the vital kick for the Broncos in the 78th minute to give the Warriors their third title from four appearances in the final since the competition began in 2008.