Tuimoala Lolohea moves from standoff to fullback for the Vodafone Junior Warriors' NYC match against Brisbane today. Photo: Photosport.


The Vodafone Junior Warriors younger brigade will be tasked with taking on Brisbane in todays 16th-round NYC clash at Mount Smart Stadium (kick-off 1.45pm; match day sponsor: New Zealand Herald).


Regulars David Bhana, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Albert Vete and David Fusitua were all promoted to play for the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup curtain raiser today.


The fifth-placed Vodafone Junior Warriors will also be without exciting centre Solomone Kata, ruled out with injury. Kata has scored 88 points in 10 matches this year including 11 tries.


In a reshuffled backline Tuimoala Lolohea moves to fullback with Sam Cook named to take his place at standoff.


The last time the two teams met on June 3, the Vodafone Junior Warriors trounced the Broncos 46-20. They followed it up by swamping Manly 52-20 in their most recent outing at home but were undone late in a 26-31 loss to the Sydney Roosters on June 16.


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v BRISBANE BRONCOS


Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, June 30

Referee: Chris Butler


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS


6TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

18METIA LISATI

17ERIC NEWBIGGING

4ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

5VILIAMI LOLOHEA

1SAM COOK

7EKO MALU

8ABRAHAM PAPALII

9MICHAEL SIO (c)

10JAMES TAYLOR

11SIONE FEAO

12TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

13STEDMAN LEFAU

Interchange:

2KEN MAUMALO

14KURT ROBINSON

15SAM LISONE

18KATAMIRO ATERA


HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND