Eko Malu will start at halfback for the Vodafone Junior Warriors in their NYC match at Mount Smart Stadium today. Photo: Photosport


The Vodafone Junior Warriors will have to get past top of the table Canberra if theyre to keep alive their hopes of a top four spot for the NYC finals today.


The Vodafone Junior Warriors are lying fifth on 32 points after their 44-12 win against the Titans last week with the Sydney Roosters and Penrith ahead of them on 34 points.


Two changes have been made to the Vodafone Junior Warriors line-up with winger Braxton Stanley and halfback Mason Lino both out. Lafu Feagaiga starts on the wing with Eko Malu coming into halfback.


Added to the bench is Viliami Kaveinga.


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANBERRA RAIDERS


Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

2.45pm, Saturday, August 31

Referees: Peter Gough and Shane Rehm


VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS


1DAVID FUSITUA

2METIA LISATI

3ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

4NGATAUA HUKATAI

18LAFU FEAGAIGA

6TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

14EKO MALU

8JAMES TAYLOR

9MICHAEL SIO (c)

10KOUMA SAMSON

11STEDMAN LEFAU

12SIONE FEAO

13SAM COOK

Interchange:

15 SAM LISONE

16ABRAHAM PAPALII

17TAMA KOOPU

21VILIAMI KAVEINGA


HEAD COACH: JOHN ACKLAND