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The NYC Sharks have suffered a 40-0 loss to a red-hot New Zealand Warriors outfit in their match played in Auckland today

It was always going be a tough assignment up against a Warriors team starting to find some form and that was the way it panned out, with the New Zealand side registering a dominant win.

The final scoreline more so than the eventual result would have been a disappointment to coach Dave Howlett, with the Sharks down by just 10-0 at the half time break before being overrun in the final 40 minutes.

The Sharks competed hard in the early minutes, more than holding their own until a run away Warrior try broke the deadlock in the 28th minute of the match.

The conversion from touch made it 6-0 to the home team but the Sharks were well and truly in the contest.

The Warriors added to their advantage with a 39th minute try and despite the kick at goal sailing wide of the uprights they would have been content if not totally satisfied with their 10-0 half time lead.

The young Kiwi side would add to their tally in just the fifth minute of the second half with a combination of some poor Sharks defense and a determined run from centre Marata Niukore pushing the score out to 16-0.

Another soft try in the 50th minute when lock James Bell crashed over made it 22-0 and from there it was all Warriors, four more tries running the score out to 40-0 on a disappointing afternoon for the Sharks.

The loss sees the Sharks remain in 15th position on the NYC ladder, ahead of a match against the Melbourne Storm next weekend. 

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