Vodafone Warriors Charlie Gubb and Harry Siejka (pictured) will both miss the Auckland Vulcans' third-round New South Wales Cup encounter with Newcastle in Cessnock today (5.00pm kick-off, 7.00pm NZT). Photo: Photosport:


Siejka is out after a head knock in last week's win against Newtown but is likely to return next week while Gubb will be out for up to four weeks.


He also took a blow to the head against the Jets, scans later revealing a crack in his jaw.


Steve Waetford will now move into the halves with Aaron Nootai while Gubb's place is taken by former Vodafone Junior Warrior Daniel Palavi.


AUCKLAND VULCANS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS


Cessnock Sports Ground, Cessnock

5.00pm, Saturday, March 23


AUCKLAND VULCANS


1 ZORAM WATENE

2 TANGI ROPATI

3 MALAKAI WATENE-ZELEZNIAK

4 ATELEA NAFETALAI

5 NGANI LAUMAPE

6 STEVE WAETFORD

7 AARON NOOTAI

8 SUAIA MATAGI

9 ALEHANA MARA

10 DANIEL PALAVI

11 JOHN PALAVI

12 DOMINIQUE PEYROUX

13 MURRAY ITI

Interchange:

14 SILIVA HAVILI

15 AGNATIUS PAASI

16 SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO

17 HERMAN RETZLAFF

18 PAT SIPLEY

19 CODY WALKER


HEAD COACH: WILLIE SWANN