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Richard Becht | Image: www.photosport.nz

Lewis Soosemea. Junior Warriors v Junior Titans, Round 5 of the 2017 NYC Holden Cup Rugby League season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 April 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz
Lewis Soosemea. Junior Warriors v Junior Titans, Round 5 of the 2017 NYC Holden Cup Rugby League season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 2 April 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

The Vodafone Warriors are set to field a reshuffled spine in their eighth-round Intrust Super Premiership clash against the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Sunday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Ata Hingano is named in the halves alongside captain Mason Lino with Sam Cook, who was at standoff in Saturday’s 30-30 draw with the Mounties, switched to hooker.

That, in turn, sees Jazz Tevaga moving out of the dummy half role to start at loose forward with James Bell still on the injured list.

Again named to start in the second row is NRL forward Bunty Afoa. He was listed in the side last week but stayed with the first-grade squad in Canberra.

The Vodafone Warriors remain unbeaten and are still on top of the table despite dropping their first point of the season in their draw with the Mounties. They had led the contest from the get-go and were 30-24 ahead in the dying stages when the home side stole a late converted try.

The Vodafone Warriors face another top four side on Sunday although the Bears fell to a heavy 6-34 loss to Wyong last weekend.

In the NYC, the Vodafone Junior Warriors are also in action on Sunday taking on Melbourne on the Sunshine Coast (2.45pm kick-off local time; 4.45pn NZT).

They were again in contention for what would have been their first win of the season only to concede two late tries which enabled Canberra to prevail 18-16.

The Storm are seventh on the ladder with a 4-3 win-loss record.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY

North Sydney Oval, Sydney

3.00pm, Sunday, April 23

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

2        JUNIOR PAUGA

3        MATT ALLWOOD

4        SEMISI FOTU

5        TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        PATRICK SIPLEY

9        SAM COOK

10       ALBERT VETE

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       BUNTY AFOA

13       JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

14       DANIEL PALAVI

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       PAULOS LATU

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters

2.45pm, Sunday, April 23

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        KANE TELEA

5        MATHEW FAITOTOA

6        PAUL TURNER

7        CHANEL TAVITA-HARRIS

8        KENESE KENESE

20       ERIN CLARK

10       CHRIS SIO

11       JEROME MAMEA

12       JOE VUNA

13       ISAIAH PAPALI’I (c)

Interchange:

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

15       JORDAN PINNOCK

16       TROY PULUPAKI

17       SHANE HANNAM

18       TAYHLER PAORA

14       DYLAN TAVITA

21       EDWARD VAEAU-MULITALO

22       AUZZIE TUWHANGAI

23       SOANE HUFANGA

24       JAVVIER PITOVAO

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON