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With theri first-grade clubmates singing and chanting in the grandstand, the Vodafone Warriors' elite development team went on another scoring rampage in Australia last night.
On Tuesday night the Tony Iro-coached squad destroyed the Ipswich Jets 60-4.
Last night they scored four converted tries in each half to trounce for the Cudgen Hornets 48-14 in front of a good-sized and enthusiastic crowd.
The young Vodafone Warriors, facing senior opposition, had their numbers boosted by the inclusion of first-grade squad members Richard Villasanti, George Tuakura, George Gatis, Cooper Vuna and Sam Rapira.
If the club's future showed ample energy and skill on the field, there was also highly visible and vocal support from their clubmates.
Once again the entire Vodafone Warriors first-grade squad and coaching staff was on hand to back the elite team in the last of their tour matches. Also joining them was Vodafone Warriors CEO Wayne Scurrah.
Senior Vodafone Warriors Steve Price, Ruben Wiki and Awen Guttenbeil had acted as runners on Tuesday night; last night Price (orange shirt) and Wiki (blue shirt) were again runners and were joined by Sione Faumuina in the yellow shirt. They relayed coach Iro's instructions, helped with injuries and gnerally encouraged the players.
In the grandstand at the Cudgen Leagues Club - which is just across the New South Wales border on the Gold Coast - the Vodafone Warriors' top squad was in full voice. With soccer-like chants and songs, they overpowered the local crowd by maintaining a wall of sound with their vocal output.
On the field, loose forward Scott Jones starred, scoring the first two tries - converting them both, too - and adding a third late in the match.
After Jones' two tries, Cooper Vuna and Jason Commisso scored to make it 24-4 at halftime. Hooker Commisso, who plays for the Mark Horo-coached Asquith side in the Jim Beam Cup in Sydney, has been trialing with the club.
The second half saw fullback Andreas Bauer run 70 metres for a try directly from a scrum, powerful 16-year-old forward Leeson Ah Mau followed next and halfback Jody Henry added another to extend the margin to 42-10 before Jones had the final say.
There were a series of quality tries and quality individual performances. The goalkicking was also flawless, Jones kicking three out of three and Dean Shepherd five from five including two from wide out.
The junior players will reciprocate tonight when they're in the stands to support the Vodafone Warriors in their final NRL trial against the Bulldogs at Carrara Stadium.


Doesn't that just make you go Awwwwwwwwww :wink: I can't help but feeling that the new management team may have taken a leaf or two out of Blueys book and built the comrardry(spelling) and brotherhood in both the teams and the club as a whole. Its great to hear. Chanting and singing in the stands drowning out the locals.THATS GOLD!!!!!! GO THE WARRIORS AND THE WARRIORS ELITE!!!!!!!!!


That`s GREAT news!! Exactly what the Warriors need at Ericsson... crowd noise cheering them ON!! Great motivation for the players to score more points and fun for the fans, too!!


Sounds like we could have another Jones Boy to cheer on at some stage in the future.