Hello and welcome to live updates of this afternoon's NRL match between the Warriors and the Dragons in Wellington.
With Shaun Johnson out for the remainder of 2015, the Warriors produced a solid performance in defeat against Cronulla. Unable to capitalise on a wealth of chances in the first half, Andrew McFadden will have his side fired up to take on the rejuvenated Dragons.
In the only change from the team that lost to the Sharks, Jonathan Wright comes into the side for Konrad Hurrell who has once again been relegated to NSW Cup.
After coming away with an imposing 42-18 victory over the Tigers in their last appearance at Westpac Stadium the Warriors will be hoping to replicate a similar effort tonight.
Having experience a horror run over the past two months with injuries and on-field results, the Dragons broke through for a much needed win last Sunday against the Knights. With Jason Nightingale out, Yaw Kiti Glymin comes back into the lineup after sustaining a torn hamstring on debut, while Trent Merrin makes his long-anticipated return from suspension off the bench.
1. Sam Tomkins 2. Ken Maumalo 3. Jonathan Wright 4. Solomone Kata 5. Manu Vatuvei 6. Chad Townsend 7. Tuimoala Lolohea 8. Jacob Lillyman 9. Nathan Friend 10. Albert Vete 11. Ben Matulino 12. Simon Mannering 13. Sebastine Ikahihifo
Interchange: 14. Siliva Havili 15. Sam Lisone 16. Charlie Gubb 17. Raymond Faitala-Mariner 18. Dominique Peyroux
1. Josh Dugan 2. Dylan Farrell 3. Euan Aitken 4. Peter Mata'utia 5. Yaw Kiti Glymin 6. Gareth Widdop 7. Benji Marshall 8. Leeson Ah Mau 9. Mitch Rein 10. Ben Creagh 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Joel Thompson 13. Mike Cooper
Interchange: 14. Craig Garvey 15. Trent Merrin 16. Will Matthews 17. Jack de Belin 18. Justin Hunt 19. Jake Marketo 24. Mark Ioane
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It's a windy old day in Wellington, which shouldn't surprise anyone, and a big, big day for the Warriors. It's a must-win, everything on the line sort of day.
The team are now making their way out to the middle.
The Warriors kick off through Sam Tomkins and we are underway.
Cooper brings it back hard and fast at the Warriors line and the crowd lets out a mighty roar.
Dragons kick in behind to Maumalo on their last and it's a good first set from the Dragons.
Warriors progress to halfway on their last and Tomkins unleashes a beauty of a kick that sits up in goal.
Dugan waits for the ball to roll dead but it won't and he eventually does well to escape the in-goal.
Benji Marshall bombs high on the Dragons' last this time from 40m out and Tomkins catches in goal before starting a Warriors attack from deep.
Warriors make good ground up to halfway on their second.
Townsend produces a beauty of a kick on the last toward Vatuvei and he caught the ball but lost it on the way down. Dragons survive, but promising start for the Warriors.
Dragons earn a penalty and now start their set from 40m out. Great attacking chance.
Justin Hunt has scored in the corner.
Benji Marshall was the creator. With numbers overlapping out wide he through a brilliant cut-out pass which Hunt expertly ran on to.
Dragons miss the conversion and it's still 4-0 to the Dragons.
8 MINS: WARRIORS 0 DRAGONS 4
The Warriors have had the best of the opening 10 mins but the Dragons have the points.
Warriors advance to 30m out on their second now, a great chance to strike back.
The Warriors try to find Vatuvei wide on the left wing but the ball is half intercepted by Benji Marshall who very nearly breaks free. But it's ruled that he knocked the ball on.
11 MINS: WARRIORS 0 DRAGONS 4
Warriors restart with a scrum feed 10m out.
Warriors win a penalty as Dugan is thumped by Lolohea close to the line.
Oh dear. Townsend puts down a regulation pass on the Dragons line and they visitors survive. Warriors lacking a cutting edge in the opening 15.
Penalty to the Dragons now and this time they will start from 30m out. Warriors putting themselves under a lot of pressure.
Marshall loses the ball forward just as it looked like the Dragons had to score with an overlap out wide.
Warriors progress up to 30m out on their fourth.
Warriors spin the ball wide left but the ball goes down. It was touched by a Dragons player and they get another set of six.
Nathan Friend has scored, but we are checking upstairs.
Doesn't look like he got the ball down.