Brad Abbey watches on during team run.

Fullback Brad Abbey has been ruled out of the Vodafone Warriors’ third-round NYC encounter with Parramatta at Mount Smart Stadium today (12.45pm kick-off).

Starting at fullback is Mikaere Beattie, who made four appearances in the halves last year.

In another change Lewis Soosemea comes onto the bench for his NYC debut.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v PARRAMATTA EELS 

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

12.45pm, Saturday, March 21

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

21 MIKAERE BEATTIE

2 TOMAS AOAKE

3 NATHANIEL ROACHE

4 SEMISI TYRELL

5 PAUL ULBERG

6 ATA HINGANO

7 ERIN CLARK

8 BUNTY AFOA

9 SHELDON PITAMA

10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY (c)

11 MARATA NIUKORE

12 MATIU LOVE-HENRY

13 JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

14 OFAHIKI OGDEN

15 AMONI TUFUI

17 ISAIAH COOPER-TETEVANO

18 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

COACH: KELVIN WRIGHT