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VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v MANLY SEA EAGLES

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, July 27

Referees: Peter Gough and Shane Rehm

 

Rampaging prop Paul Tuli comes into the starting line-up in the only change to the selected side for the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ 20th-round NYC clash against the Manly at Mount Smart Stadium (1.45pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Suzuki).

The switch sees Bunty Afoa go to a bench which also includes Nathaniel Roache, Toafofoa Sipley and James Bell.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors, coming off a superb 40-18 win over Brisbane, are seeking their third win in four starts. Victory won’t alter their position on the table; they’ll remain eighth with seventh-placed Melbourne four points clear at the moment.

        

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        BRAD ABBEY

2        VILIAMI KAVEINGA

3        LAFU FEAGAIGA

4        MARATA NIUKORE

5        METIA LISATI

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        SEMISI TYRELL

15       PAUL TULI

9        KURT ROBINSON

10       SAM LISONE (c)

11       ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

12       MICHAEL KI

13       JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

8        IULIO AFOA

14       NATHANIEL ROACHE

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       JAMES BELL

COACH: STACEY JONES

 

COVERAGE:

Live coverage starts on SKY Sport 2 at 1.45pm.