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David Fusitua dives in the corner for a disallowed try. Vodafone Warriors v  West Tigers. VB NSW Cup Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 11 April 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga/

Vodafone Warriors utility David Fusitu’a has been cleared to make his return from injury with the club’s New South Wales Cup side this week.

After recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, the 20-year-old first came back with two appearances for the NSW Cup side in April leading to his NRL return in the Anzac Day clash against Gold Coast.

He had another outing with the NSW Cup side against Manly on May 9 – scoring two tries in a 36-22 win – but has been sidelined since with a groin injury.

Fusitu’a has scored six tries in all in his four games so far this season – one in his only NRL appearance and five in three NSW Cup matches.

While Fusitu’a is back this week fellow outside backs Glen Fisiiahi and Matt Allwood, prop Sam Rapira and back rower John Palavi plus suspended centre Konrad Hurrell are all set to come back from injuries next week.

Back rower-prop Sione Lousi is on target to be available again in round 15.



Matt Allwood (ankle) | Round 14

Glen Fisiiahi (knee) | Round 14

Ben Henry (knee) | Season

Ngani Laumape (knee) | Season

Thomas Leuluai (knee) | Season

Sione Lousi (hamstring) | Round 15-16

John Palavi (ankle) | Round 14

Sam Rapira (knee) | Round 14

• Konrad Hurrell is suspended until round 14.

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