Kevin Locke will make his comeback in the Vodafone Warriors' New South Wales Cup side on Saturday. Photo: www.photosport.co.nz

Fullback Kevin Locke will make his first appearance of the season playing at fullback for the Vodafone Warriors' New South Wales Cup side against the Illawarra Cutters at WIN Jubilee Oval in Sydney on Saturday (3.10pm kick-off local time; 5.10pm NZT).

Locke, who picked up an ACL knee injury with the Kiwis at the Rugby League World Cup, was cleared to return to full training two weeks ago.

He joins five other players who have been in the club's NRL side at various times this season - centres Konrad Hurrell and Carlos Tuimavave, loose forward Feleti Mateo, standoff Chad Townsend and second rower John Palavi.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v ILLAWARRA CUTTERS

WIN Jubilee Oval, Kogarah

3.10pm, Saturday, April 19

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

 

1 KEVIN LOCKE

2 JARRED WILSON

3 KONRAD HURRELL

4 CARLOS TUIMAVAVE

5 JARROD TUA

6 CHAD TOWNSEND

7 STEVE WAETFORD (c)

8 NATHANIEL PETERU

9 MICHAEL SIO

10 UPU POCHING

11 JOHN PALAVI

12 DAVID BHANA

13 FELETI MATEO

Interchange:

14 AGNATIUS PAASI

15 ALBERT VETE

16 SAM LOUSI

17 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

18 ABRAHAM PAPALII

COACH: ROHAN SMITH