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Player ratings: Rd 14 Titans v Warriors

Player ratings: Rd 14 Titans v Warriors
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The Warriors picked up their first away win of the year when they beat the Gold Coast Titans 34-12 on Saturday night at Cbus Super Stadium. Here’s how we assessed each of the 17 Warriors.

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck

Scored a nice try with some individual brilliance. A constant threat on the ball and had some big defensive plays as well, including a couple of last-man tackles on bigger players. This was the ‘RTS’ we all want to see. 8/10

2 David Fusitu’a

Got found out in defence a couple of times, but contributed some good stuff out of yardage. 5.5

3 Blake Ayshford

Helped himself to a double and was pretty tidy in defence with 19 tackles and no misses. 6.5

4 Solomone Kata

Struggled to make any impact out there., but no glaring errors. 5

5 Ken Maumalo

Returned the ball well, looked for gaps and was solid in defence. Powered through for just under 200 metres, which is no mean feat from the wing. 7

6 Kieran Foran

Smart pass for Maumalo’s try, competed on every play as usual. Left the game late with a lower limb injury. 7

7 Shaun Johnson

Laid on three tries and was in irresistible form at times in the attacking third. Still not his best performance of the year, but it was right up there. 8

8 Jacob Lillyman

Nice and effective in yardage, carting the ball for 142 metres. 6.5

9 Issac Luke

Increased energy and was noticeably more vocal than in previous weeks. Had some nice punch from the bottom of the ruck. 6

10 Ben Matulino

Off on 23 minutes for a HIA and came back just before half-time. Similar to Lillyman, he did his job at Cbus Super Stadium. 6.5

11 Bodene Thompson

Came up with a nice bit of second phase in the lead up to Ayshford’s try. Made a team-high 46 tackles. 7

12 Ryan Hoffman

A vintage showing in game number 300, scoring the Warriors’ first try, carrying for 87 metres and, wait for it, kicking a goal. 6.5

13 Simon Mannering

Only played 59 minutes, appearing to have an injury issue, but still got through plenty of work with 35 tackles and 102 metres. 7

Interchange:

15 Sam Lisone

Really added some spark when he came on, with some brutal carries in his first stint in particular. 6.5

16 Albert Vete

Continued his strong return to the NRL side, barging through for 84 metres off eight carries. 6.5

17 Bunty Afoa

Less effective than the other interchange men, but didn’t let anyone down. 5

22 Ata Hingano

Played five-eighth after Foran went down injured and looked at home. Should have set up a try for Maumalo, which was called back for a forward pass, but scored a nice one of his own in the final minute. Might be set for a stint back in the starting side if Foran’s injury turns out to be serious. 6