Utility Nathaniel Roache starts on the centres for the Vodafone Junior Warriors' at Allianz Stadium today. Image | www.photosport.co.nz

NYC FINALS | Roache to start

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Allianz Stadium, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, September 13

Referees: Jon Stone and Lawrence McDonnell

 

Nathaniel Roache has been brought off the bench to start in the centres in the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ sudden-death qualifying final against the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium today (3.00pm kick-off local time, 5.00pm NZT).

Ken Maumalo was originally selected in the centres but he will now be injected from the bench.

The rest of the starting line-up is as named while the other three confirmed interchange players alongside Maumalo are Toafofoa Sipley, Iulio Afoa and James Bell.

Live coverage of the match starts on SKY Sport 2 at 5.00pm.

         

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        BRAD ABBEY

2        NGATAUA HUKATAI

16       NATHANIEL ROACHE

4        SOLOMONE KATA

5        METIA LISATI

6        TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        SAM LISONE (c)

9        KURT ROBINSON

10       KOUMA SAMSON

11       MARATA NIUKORE

12       ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

13       JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

3        KEN MAUMALO

15       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       IULIO AFOA

18       JAMES BELL

COACH: STACEY JONES