Vodafone Junior Warriors Albert Vete (pictured), Raymond Faitala-Mariner and David Bhana are all in the starting line-up for the Auckland Vulcans New South Wales Cup encounter with the Wyong Roos in Sydney today (5.00pm kick-off NZT). Photo: Photosport


The Vulcans are seeking to consolidate sixth spot on the ladder after their wins over Wentworthville and Canterbury-Bankstown.


With second rower John Palavi (knee) ruled out, Vete has been elevated from the bench to start in the front row with Sebastine Ikahihifo slipping back to the second row.


David Bhana starts at loose forward and Raymond Faitala-Mariner in the second row.


AUCKLAND VULCANS v WYONG ROOS


Morrie Breen Oval, Sydney

3.00pm, Sunday, August 18


AUCKLAND VULCANS


1CARLOS TUIMAVAVE

2VILIAMI LOLOHEA

3SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO

20AGNATIUS PAASI

5TANGI ROPATI

6STEVE WAETFORD

7PITA GODINET

17ALBERT VETE

9ALEHANA MARA

10CHARLIE GUBB

8SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

12RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

13DAVID BHANA

Interchange:

15MURRAY ITI

16NATHANIEL PETERU

19HERMAN RETZLAFF

21ESERA ESERA


COACH: WILLIE SWANN