Tuimoala Lolohea needs just four more points to become the first Vodafone Junior Warriors player to score 100 points this season. Photo: Photosport


The Vodafone Junior Warriors can move to third spot for at least a few hours if they beat Manly in todays 22nd-round NYC match at Bluetongue Stadium (1.45pm kick-off NZT).


They were shunted down a spot on points for and against after Canterbury-Bankstowns big win against St George Illawarra on Monday night.


That left the Vodafone Junior Warriors and the Bulldogs on 29 points, the latter boasting a plus 122 points differential compared to plus 120.


The Vodafone Junior Warriors are favoured to not only win but win well today given they face the bottom-placed Sea Eagles. When they met at Mount Smart Stadium in June, the home side triumphed 52-20.


Coach John Ackland hasnt been able to field the same side named earlier in the week for much of this season but he has done so today, taking an unchanged 17 into this contest.


Standoff Tuimoala Lolohea, who kicked five goals in last weeks tough 34-14 win over Cronulla, needs just four points today to become the clubs first player to score 100 points this season.


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v MANLY SEA EAGLES


Bluetongue Stadium, Gosford

11.45pm, Sunday, August 10

Referees: Peter Gough and Matt Noyen


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS


1NGATAUA HUKATAI

2METIA LISATI

3SOLOMONE KATA

4ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

5BRAXTON STANLEY

6TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

7EKO MALU

8JAMES TAYLOR

9MICHAEL SIO (c)

10KOUMA SAMSON

11STEDMAN LEFAU

12SIONE FEAO

13SAM COOK

Interchange:

14MASON LINO

15SAM LISONE

16ABRAHAM PAPALII

17TOAFOFOA SIPLEY


HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND