TEAM UPDATE: Vodafone Warriors v Broncos

Kevin Locke (pictured) returns at fullback but prop Russell Packer has been ruled out for the Vodafone Warriors 16th-round NRL clash against Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium today (4.05pm kick-off; match day sponsor: New Zealand Herald).


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


VODAFONE WARRIORS


18KEVIN LOCKE

1GLEN FISIIAHI

3DANE NIELSEN

4KONRAD HURRELL

5MANU VATUVEI

6THOMAS LEULUAI

7SHAUN JOHNSON

8SAM RAPIRA

9NATHAN FRIEND

20SUAIA MATAGI

11FELETI MATEO

12SIMON MANNERING (c)

13ELIJAH TAYLOR

Interchange:

10BEN MATULINO

15JACOB LILLYMAN

16TODD LOWRIE

17DOMINIQUE PEYROUX


HEAD COACH: MATTHEW ELLIOTT