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[Late mail] v Canterbury-Bankstown

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Tuimoala Lolohea.
Vodafone Warriors v Newcastle Knights. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 5 March 2017 © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz
Tuimoala Lolohea. Vodafone Warriors v Newcastle Knights. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 5 March 2017 © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Apart from Tuimoala Lolohea replacing the unavailable Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, the Vodafone Warriors will take the field as selected for tonight’s historic third-round NRL clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs under Forsyth Barr Stadium’s roof in Dunedin (8.00pm kick-off).

Lolohea starts at fullback in jersey #21 in his 51st career match while the run-on forward pack features Jacob Lillyman and Albert Vete as the starting props in the battle against their big Bulldogs counterparts.

Tonight’s match marks wing Manu Vatuvei’s first NRL appearance of the season.

The ledger is 19-13 in Canterbury-Bankstown’s favour with two draws while the away record favours the Bulldogs 9-5 with two draws. The Vodafone Warriors’ 24-20 win against them in Wellington last year is their only success in the last six encounters since 2011. 

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin

8.00pm, Friday, March 17

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

21 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 DAVID FUSITU’A

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 MANU VATUVEI

6 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 ALBERT VETE

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 JACOB LILLYMAN

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN (c)

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

14 ERIN CLARK

15 SAM LISONE

16 CHARLIE GUBB

17 BUNTY AFOA

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY