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Player ratings: Rd 2 Warriors v Storm

Player ratings: Rd 2 Warriors v Storm
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The Warriors were outlasted by the Storm in a 26-10 loss in Round 2 in Auckland. Here’s our player ratings for the Kiwi club.

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (C)

Left the field on 28 minutes with concussion. 4/10

2 Tuimoala Lolohea

Scored a try on the wing before being called upon to fill the void at fullback. Made a line break but struggled under the high ball. 6.5

3 David Fusitu’a

Pretty solid in defence, with 11 tackles and only two misses. The injury to Tuivasa-Sheck forced him to the wing, limiting his impact. 5.5

4 Solomone Kata

Had a few decent touches in attack, but failed to ground what would have been a crucial try midway through the second half. 5.5

5 Ken Maumalo

Big Ken worked really hard, carrying the ball 17 times for 159 metres. But his errors and shortcomings under the high ball hurt the Warriors. 5.5

6 Mafoa’aeata Hingano

Made some solid reads in defence, and was asked to do plenty of work without the ball by way of 27 tackles. 6

7 Shaun Johnson

Scored a try and set the other one up, capping a fairly good game in attack. 7

8 Albert Vete

Kept himself busy on both sides of the ball with 103 metres and 18 tackles.. 6

9 Issac Luke

A gritty showing in tough conditions, Luke clocked up 41 tackles in an 80-minute showing. 7

10 Charlie Gubb

There’s no doubting his enthusiasm, but his numbers were modest with seven carries for 67 metres. 5

11 Bunty Afoa

Made a game-high 49 tackles in another 80 minute showing. Lots to like about this kid. 6.5

12 Ryan Hoffman

Solid out on the left, making 18 tackles. Carried for 87. 6

13 Simon Mannering

Heavily involved in attack with 22 runs for 148 metres. Clocked 43 tackles as well. 7

Interchange:

14 Erin Clark

Only played six minutes. 3

15 Jacob Lillyman

The best front-rower in a Warriors jersey in Round 2. Lillyman came off the pine to carry for 151 metres and put some mongrel into the pack. 7

16 Sam Lisone

Played 45 minutes and made 32 tackles. 6

17 Bodene Thompson

Came on to play out of position at right centre. Made 19 tackles with three misses. 5.5

(Main photo: Albert Vete. Credit: photosport.nz).