Utility Ben Henry drops off a five-man bench for the Vodafone Warriors' clash against the Sydney Roosters tonight, again troubled by an ankle injury. Photo: Photosport.


The Vodafone Warriors will take the field as selected for tonights second-round NRL clash against the Sydney Roosters at Eden Park (7.30pm kick-off).


Utility Ben Henry was initially selected as the fifth man on the interchange bench, named in jersey No 18.


However, he tweaked his troublesome ankle in Thursdays field session and wasnt considered leaving the line-up to take on the Roosters as named 1-17.


Captain Simon Mannering will play his 167th NRL match, edging closer to Awen Guttenbeils career tally of 170 appearances, fourth on the clubs all-time list behind Stacey Jones, Logan Swann and Lance Hohaia.


Hooker Elijah Taylor moves closer to his 50-game milestone, playing his 46th match.


VODAFONE WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS


Eden Park, Auckland

7.30pm, Saturday, March 16


VODAFONE WARRIORS


1 KEVIN LOCKE

2 GLEN FISIIAHI

3 DANE NIELSEN

4 KONRAD HURRELL

5 BILL TUPOU

6 THOMAS LEULUAI

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 SAM RAPIRA

9 ELIJAH TAYLOR

10 BEN MATULINO

11 STEVE RAPIRA

12 SIMON MANNERING (c)

13 TODD LOWRIE

Interchange:

14 JACOB LILLYMAN

15 FELETI MATEO

16 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

17 PITA GODINET

18 BEN HENRY


HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT