Vodafone Warriors utility Pita Godinet (pictured) makes his comeback from a knee injury when the Auckland Vulcans return from a three-week break to face Newtown in the New South Wales Cup today. Photo: Photosport


Godinet last played in the last-minute loss to Wests Tigers on June 22 when he suffered medial ligament damage.


With the draw giving the Vulcans byes in each of the last two weekends, Godinet has missed just one game when the Vulcans became the first and still the only side to beat competition leader Cronulla on June 30.


With no football since the Vulcans go into todays contest down on match fitness while the Jets have played through, beating Newcastle last weekend to move into fifth place on the ladder just a point and place ahead of the Vulcans.


Turning out in New South Wales Cup football again today are Vodafone Junior Warriors regulars David Bhana, Raymond Faitala-Mariner, David Fusitua and Albert Vete. They made their NSW Cup debuts in the upset win against the Sharks.


Sam Lousi, celebrating his 22nd birthday today, lines up in the second round after filling the 18th man role for the Vodafone Warriors against Wests Tigers last night.


AUCKLAND VULCANS v NEWTOWN JETS


Henson Park, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, July 20

Referee: Liam Nicholls


AUCKLAND VULCANS


1DAVID FUSITUA

2TANGI ROPATI

18NGANI LAUMAPE

4SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO

21ATELEA NAFETALAI

6CARLOS TUIMAVAVE

7PITA GODINET

17DANIEL PALAVI

9ALEHANA MARA

10SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

11JOHN PALAVI

12SAM LOUSI

13DAVID BHANA

Interchange:

8ALBERT VETE

14SILIVA HAVILI

15RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

17NATHANIEL PETERU


HEAD COACH: WILLIE SWANN