Siliva Havili (pictured) will make his 53rd career appearance in the NYC but only his second this season when he starts at hooker for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in their 12th-round clash against Brisbane at Sunsorp Stadium tonight. Photo: Photosport.


After being used almost exclusively with the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup this season, Havili has been called in to bolster the Vodafone Junior Warriors as they seek to bounce back from last weekends 10-24 loss to Newcastle.


Despite mixing losses to Newcastle and Gold Coast with wins over Canterbury-Bankstown and Penrith in recent weeks, the Vodafone Junior Warriors are still fifth on the competition and will displace the Broncos in fourth spot with a win tonight.


With Havilis experience being called on, regular starting hooker this season Michael Sio moves to the bench. Theres also another change to the starting line-up named earlier this week with back rower Eric Newbigging listed to start in the centres in a swap with Adam Tuimavave-Gerrard.


The other two players on the interchange with Tuimavave-Gerrard and Sio are props Vincent Afoa and Toafofoa Sipley with Kouma Sansom and Kurt Robinson dropping off.


Back into the line-up tonight are wingers Viliami Kaveinga and Viliami Lolohea, the former returning from suspension and the latter after a break in club football.


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v BRISBANE BRONCOS


Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

4.45pm, Monday, June 03

Referee: Chris Anderson


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS


1DAVID FUSITUA

2VILIAMI KAVEINGA

3SOLOMONE KATA

18ERIC NEWBIGGING

5VILIAMI LOLOHEA

6TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

7EKO MALU

8SAM LISONE

20SILIVA HAVILI

10ALBERT VETE

11RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

12STEDMAN LEFAU

13DAVID BHANA (c)

Interchange:

4ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

9MICHAEL SIO

15VINCENT AFOA

17TOAFOFOA SIPLEY


HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND