Bunty Afoa. Junior Warriors v Junior Dragons at Eden Park, Auckland on Saturday 15 March 2014. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/Photosport.co.nz

Impressive forward Iulio 'Bunty' Afoa (pictured) remains in a Vodafone Junior Warriors squad showing some changes this weekend. Photo: Photosport.

 

The Vodafone Junior Warriors will have to do without hat-trick heroes David Fusitua and Tuimolala Lolohea when they face Wests Tigers in Saturday’s fourth-round NYC encounter at Westpac Stadium in Wellington (12.40pm kick-off).

 

In their only NYC appearance so far this season they made a huge impact as the Vodafone Junior Warriors savaged North Queensland 50-12 last weekend to record their first win the season.

 

However, with the club’s New South Wales Cup side back in circulation after having a bye last weekend, Fusitua and Lolohea step back up a level.

 

It means the promising Nathaniel Roache is at standoff for the third time this season while Ken Maumalo, who made way for Fusitua last weekend, is back in the centres.

 

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Westpac Stadium, Wellington

12.40pm, Saturday, March 29

 

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

 

1 BRAD ABBEY

2 METIA LISATI

3 LAFU FEAGAIGA

4 KEN MAUMALO

5 BRAXTON STANLEY

6 NATHANIEL ROACHE

7 MASON LINO (c)

8 SAM LISONE (c)

9 KURT ROBINSON

10 JAMES TAYLOR

11 MICHAEL KI

12 ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

13 KOUMA SAMSON

Interchange:

14 OFAHIKI OGDEN

15 JORDAN BALDWINSON

16 JAZZ TEVAGA

17 BUNTY AFOA

18 MA’AFOAEATA HINGANO

 

COACH: STACEY JONES