Locke, originally named on a six-man bench, has recovered from the hip flexor injury which kept him out of the last two wins against Manly and the Sydney Roosters. He comes back into the side after last appearing in the clubs 56-18 win over todays opponents at Suncorp Stadium on June 3.
His return results in Glen Fisiiahi moving to the right wing while Ngani Laumape, originally selected there, turned out for the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup today.
Packer suffered an ankle injury at training earlier in the week. Suaia Matagi will start in his place, making his third NRL appearance.
VODAFONE WARRIORS v BRISBANE BRONCOS
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
4.05pm, Sunday, June 30
Referees: Gerard Sutton and Henry Perenara
12SIMON MANNERING (c)
HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT