Albert Vete starts in the front row for the Vodafone Warriors in their New South Wales Cup match today. Copyright image | www.photosport.co.nz

NSW CUP PREVIEW | Pack reshuffled

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WENTWORTHVILLE MAGPIES

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

5.10pm, Saturday, July 12

 

Coach Rohan Smith has made three changes – all in the forwards – for the Vodafone Warriors’ 18th-round New South Wales clash against Wentworthville at Mount Smart Stadium today (5.10pm kick-off; match day sponsor: TNT).

Albert Vete and Upu Poching are now the starting props with Sam Lousi out of the side and older brother Sione moved to the bench for his comeback from an injury lay-off.

There’s also a change in the second row with Michael Sio now starting and Michael Ki going to the bench.

The changes leave an interchange of Sione Lousi, Michael Ki, David Bhana and Abraham Papalii.

Also out of the side is regular second rower Raymond Faitala-Mariner, who is on 18th man duties with the NRL side.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        STEVE WAETFORD (c)

2        NGATAUA HUKATAI

3        SOLOMONE KATA

4        DOMINIQUE PEYROUX

5        JARROD TUA

6        CARLOS TUIMAVAVE

7        SAM COOK

15       ALBERT VETE

9        SILIVA HAVILI

16       UPU POCHING

14       MICHAEL SIO

12       AGNATIUS PAASI

13       JOHN PALAVI

Interchange:

8        SIONE LOUSI

11       MICHAEL KI

17       DAVID BHANA

20       ABRAHAM PAPALII

COACH: ROHAN SMITH

 

COVERAGE

Live coverage on SKY Sport 2 at 5.10pm.