Veteran former Newcastle and Wigan centre George Carmont returns to the Vodafone Warriors' ISP side today. Image | www.photosport.co.nz.

NSW CUP TEAM NEWS | Two changes

Two injury-enforced changes have been made for the Vodafone Warriors’ fourth-round New South Wales Cup clash against North Sydney at Mount Smart Stadium today (1.00pm kick-off).

Wing Jarrod Tua and fullback Viliami Kaveinga have both been ruled out resulting in NSW Cup debuts for Vodafone Junior Warriors wing Paul Ulberg and Marist Saints fullback Simon Luafalealo.

Wellington-born Ulberg has made 17 NYC appearances for the club including last year’s grand final triumph against Brisbane.

Kaveinga was named earlier in the week but the hamstring injury that kept him out of the win over Wentworthville last Saturday has again forced him out today.

Tua scored a double last week to lift his try tally to 16 tries in 23 games since the Vodafone Warriors took over the NSW Cup side at the start of last season. He was set to line up again today but was ruled out with a foot injury during the week.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY BEARS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.00pm, Saturday, March 28

Referee: Jamal Thompson

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

21 SIMON LUAFALEALO

2 SAULA SOLOMONA

3 GEORGE CARMONT

4 NGANI LAUMAPE

22 PAUL ULBERG

6 API PEWHAIRANGI

7 SAM COOK

8 SUAIA MATAGI

9 SILIVA HAVILI

10 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

11 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

12 SIONE LOUSI

13 JOHN PALAVI (c)

Interchange:

14 DAVID BHANA

15 CHARLIE GUBB

16 NATHANIEL PETERU

17 JAMES BELL

COACH: STACEY JONES