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NSW CUP ROUND #1 | V Newcastle

Six players with NRL experience have been named to line up for the Vodafone Warriors in their first-round New South Wales Cup clash against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium tomorrow (2.10pm kick-off local time; 4.10pm NZT).

Dominique Peyroux (32 NRL appearances) and Matt Allwood (11) have been teamed up in the centres while Sione Lousi (42) and Sebastine Ikahihifo (30) are included in the starting pack.

Named on the bench are John Palavi – two appearances last year – and one-game Vodafone Warrior Upu Poching.

Moving up another level in his coaching career is club legend Stacey Jones, who guided the Vodafone Junior Warriors to the NYC premiership in his rookie season last year.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS 

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

2.10pm, Saturday, March 07

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 VILIAMI KAVEINGA

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD

4 DOMINIQUE PEYROUX

5 JARROD TUA

6 API PEWHAIRANGI

7 SAM COOK

8 NATHANIEL PETERU

9 ZAC TIPPINS

10 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

11 RAYMOND-FAITALA MARINER

12 SIONE LOUSI

13 DAVID BHANA

Interchange:

14 JAMES BELL

15 UPU POCHING

16 STEDMAN LEFAU

17 JOHN PALAVI

18 RAYMOND TALIMALIE

COACH: STACEY JONES