Fullback Tuimoala Lolohea ... a double try-scorer for the Vodafone Junior Warriors against Brisbane last Sunday. Photo: Photosport.


Five of the Vodafone Junior Warriors senior players return to bolster the side for todays 17th-round NYC clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Redfern Oval (kick-off 1.00pm local time; 3.00pm NZT).


After playing for the Auckland Vulcans in the New South Wales Cup last week, regulars David Bhana, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, Albert Vete and David Fusitua all return to the NYC side (the Vulcans have a bye this weekend).


Also brought back into the line-up is hooker Siliva Havili who has played most of the year with the Vulcans.


With Solomone Kata injured, Faitala-Mariner starts in the centres along with Fusitua, who was originally named at fullback.


Tuimoala Lolohea will again be used at fullback. He was exceptional in the role in last Sundays 34-28 win against Brisbane, scoring two tries to take his tally for the year to 12 in 15 appearances. He also kicked five conversions for a total of 18 points. The Vodafone Junior Warriors are now in fourth spot while the Rabbitohs are 12th.


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS


Redfern Oval, Sydney

1.00Pm, Saturday, July 06

Referee: Matt Noyen


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS


6TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

2METIA LISATI

11RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

1DAVID FUSITUA

5VILIAMI LOLOHEA

1SAM COOK

18EKO MALU

17ABRAHAM PAPALII

14SILIVA HAVILI

10JAMES TAYLOR

4SIONE FEAO

9MICHAEL SIO

13DAVID BHANA (c)

Interchange:

8ALBERT VETE

15SAM LISONE

16STEDMAN LEFAU

12TOAFOFOA SIPLEY


HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND