Bodene Thompson takes a drink at training.

Back rowers Bodene Thompson and Ryan Hoffman will line up for the Vodafone Warriors for the first time in the traditional version of the game in today’s NRL trial against the Penrith Panthers at Rotorua International Stadium (3.00pm kick-off).

They both represented the club at the NRL Auckland Nines two weeks ago and will now team up with Ben Henry in a potent starting back row combination.

Penrith’s line-up includes their most experienced campaigners Peter Wallace, Jamie Soward and Brent Kite as well as NRL regulars Dean Whare, Lewis Brown, Jeremy Latimore, James Segeyaro and Elijah Taylor.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Rotorua International Stadium, Rotorua

3.00m, Saturday, February 14

Referees: Ben Cummins and Chris Sutton

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 SAM TOMKINS

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 NGANI LAUMAPE

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

6 CHAD TOWNSEND

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

29 SUAIA MATAGI

17 THOMAS LEULUAI (c)

10 BEN MATULINO

16 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

13 BEN HENRY

Interchange:

8 SIONE LOUSI

9 NATHANIEL ROACHE

11 SAM LISONE

14 ALBERT VETE

18 MATT ALLWOOD

21 MARATA NIUKORE

22 API PEWHAIRANGI

25 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

26 JOHN PALAVI

28 SAM RAPIRA

30 JAZZ TEVAGA

HEAD COACH: ANDREW McFADDEN

 

PENRITH PANTHERS

1 KIERAN MOSS

2 ROBERT JENNINGS

3 DEAN WHARE

4 ISAIAH YEO

5 GEORGE JENNINGS

6 JANIE SOWARD

7 PETER WALLACE (c)

8 BRENT KITE

9 JAMES SEGEYARO

10 JEREMY LATIMORE

11 LEWIS BROWN

17 BRYCE CARTWRIGHT

13 ELIJAH TAYLOR

Interchange:

12 BEN MURDOCH-MASILLA

14 APISAI KOROISAU

15 ISAAC JOHN 

16 REEGAN CAMPBELL-GILLARD

18 WILL SMITH

19 EDDIE AIONO

20 CHRISTIAN CRIGHTON

22 ANDY SAUNDERS

23 TUPOU SOPOAGA

23 LEILANI LATU

HEAD COACH: IVAN CLEARY