Second-rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner grabbed a hat-trick of tries as the Warriors cruised to a 40-18 win over the Gold Coast Titans in an NRL trial in Whangarei.
Faitala-Mariner, who made his first-grade debut last season, got on the scoresheet after just a minute.
He completed his treble early in the second spell by finishing off a slick attack which included a deft offload from prop Charlie Gubb.
Neither side was close to full strength at Toll Stadium on Saturday, with the Titans having another trial against Parramatta in Alice Springs on the same day.
Both teams also had players involved in the NRL All Stars match in Brisbane on Saturday night.
The Warriors fielded just hooker Issac Luke and winger Manu Vatuvei among their big names.
It was Luke’s first appearance for the Warriors since his move from South Sydney and he produced a solid performance in his 40 minutes on the park.
Vatuvei, back from shoulder surgery that meant he missed the Kiwis’ end-of-year tour, led the Warriors out.
He also took them forward with some big charges upfield during his half-hour of game time.
His first run resulted in Titans hooker Pat Politoni going off with what looked like a shoulder injury after being part of a three-man tackle.
Faitala-Mariner scored from the same set and added a second seven minutes later, before the Titans struck back through winger Blake Anderson from a well-worked backline move.
Warriors prop Bunty Afoa barged over to open out the margin again, but opposition backrower Matt Robinson dotted down just before halftime to make it an eight-point game.
Early in the second spell, the Warriors broke the contest open.
Faitala-Mariner, centre Semisi Tyrell and Afoa, with a big run, all scored as the home side raced out to a 34-8 lead.
The Titans struck back strongly, with five-eighth Jamal Fogarty and both backrower Morgan Boyle touching down.
However, the Warriors had the final say, Tyrell completing his double just before fulltime.