NRL Saturday: Warriors continue perfect start, Tigers and Knights return to winning ways

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New Zealand Warriors have continued their perfect start to the NRL season with a 22-12 victory over struggling North Queensland Cowboys.

Two tries for David Fusitu’a and another for Ken Maumalo won the game for the Warriors as they keep the pace at the top of the table.

The Cowboys responded with tries from Kyle Feldt and Ben Hampton, but they continue to struggle.

The Warriors remain second in the NRL as they continue their perfect record. They host the Brisbane Broncos next Saturday.

As for the Cowboys, they slip to 14th in the NRL as their season continues to falter. They face a basement battle against the Canterbury Bulldogs next Saturday.

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Elsewhere, Wests Tigers returned to winning ways over the reigning champions Melbourne Storm.

They won thanks to tries from Josh Aloiai and Chris Lawrence and a 73rd minute drop goal from Benji Marshall.

A Billy Slater try and two Brodie Croft penalties got the Storm level but they lose out for the second straight game.

The Tigers are now up to fourth in the NRL after winning four of their first five games. They travel to the turbulent Manly Warringah Sea Eagles next Sunday.

As for Melbourne, they drop to ninth in the league with their title defence not going as planned so far. They are back at AAMI Park next Friday when they host the rejuvenated Newcastle Knights.

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Finally, the Newcastle Knights got back to winning ways after two straight defeats with a 15-10 victory over Brisbane Broncos.

They won thanks to tries from Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Daniel Saifiti, a penalty from Kalyn Ponga and a drop goal from Mitchell Pearce.

Brisbane threatened a second half comeback after tries from Corey Oates and Anthony Milford, but they come up short again.

 


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