NSW CUP UPDATE: North Sydney v Vulcans

Vodafone Warriors back rower Sebastine Ikahihifo (pictured) returns from a knee injury to line up for the Vulcans against North Sydney in the New South Wales Cup today. Photo: Photosport


The Auckland Vulcans will again have limited NRL experience in their ranks when they face North Sydney in todays New South Wales Cup encounter at North Sydney Oval (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).


The match will have no effect on the Vulcans table position ahead of the finals. They will finish sixth regardless of the outcome.


In the Bears, they find a team running third in the competition and coming off a 60-6 win against Manly.


Just three players in the line-up Pita Godinet, Charlie Gubb and Sebastine Ikahihifo have NRL experience. Ikahihifo returns from a knee injury.


The Vulcans come into this game on the back of a comfortable 48-28 win over the Mounties last week. Theyll play either Wests Tigers or Wentworthville in week one of the finals next weekend.


AUCKLAND VULCANS v NORTH SYDNEY BEARS


North Sydney Oval, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, September 07


AUCKLAND VULCANS


1TANGI ROPATI

2VILIAMI LOLOHEA

3RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

20AGNATIUS PAASI

21ESERA ESERA

6STEVE WAETFORD

7PITA GODINET

8HERMAN RETZLAFF

9SILIVA HAVILI

10CHARLIE GUBB

11MURRAY ITI

12SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

13DAVID BHANA

Interchange:

14AARON NOOTAI

15PATRICK SIPLEY

16NATHANIEL PETERU

17ALBERT VETE

18DANIEL PALAVI


COACH: WILLIE SWANN