26 Sep 2010

Junior Warriors into under-20 grand final

7:31 pm on 26 September 2010

The Junior Warriors are into rugby league's NRL under-20 grand final after eliminating the Bulldogs 23-16 in Brisbane on Friday night.

The Warriors erased a 10-point half-time deficit to finish their preliminary final strongly, putting the outcome beyond doubt in the 76th minute with a scorching try to fullback Glen Fisiiahi.

Playmaker Shaun Johnson had put the Warriors ahead 17-16 with a 68th minute field goal but the New Zealanders had to survive two anxious moments before advancing to their maiden grand final.

They'll play minor premiers South Sydney for the title, after the Rabbitohs thrashed the Canberra Raiders 64-18 in Saturday night's match in Sydney.