15 May 2016

McFadden says error ridden effort didn't warrant win

10:37 am on 15 May 2016

Warriors coach Andrew McFadden says his error prone side deserved to be beaten by the Penrith Panthers in last night's National Rugby League clash.

Tyrone Peachey (L) and  Sam McKendry (R) tackle Solomone Kata

Tyrone Peachey (L) and Sam McKendry (R) tackle Solomone Kata Photo: Photosport

The Warriors led by four points at half-time in Christchurch, before Tyrone Peachey completed a hat-trick of tries in front of a sold out AMI Stadium.

The Warriors eventually lost 30-18 and McFadden said his team's errors let the Panthers back in the game.

"We had a crack but first half we gave away some soft points, and in the second half we had some soft errors and they were critical points in the game and you know the opposition took their opportunities so they deserved their win."

Solomone Kata, Jonathan Wright and Blake Ayshford scored first-half tries for the Warriors giving the visitors an 18-14 half-time lead.

But Peachey's triple effort and tries to Penrith's Jamie Soward and Dallin Watene-Zelezniak handed the Warriors their 6th defeat in nine games this season.

Look back at match commentary here.

Elsewhere the Melbourne Storm beat the North Queensland Cowboys 15-14, while the Brisbane Broncos beat the Manly Sea Eagles 30-6.