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David Fusitu'a during the Vodafone Warriors v  Canberra Mounties match. VB NSW Cup Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 27 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga/www.Photosport.nz

Vodafone Warriors coach Stacey Jones has again been placed in a win-lose predicament with his team make-up for Saturday’s 23rd-round New South Wales Cup encounter with Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium (12.40pm kick-off local time; 2.40 NZT).

Of the team beaten 32-22 by North Sydney last week, he has lost centre Konrad Hurrell and prop Sam Rapira to the NRL side to take on Penrith tomorrow.

Also missing will be Glen Fisiiahi who is injured while NSW Cup regular Dominique Peyroux will line up for the NRL team after being used as 18th man last week.

On the flipside, Jones will have two players back from the NRL squad in hooker Siliva Havili and prop Sebastine Ikahihifo while centre David Fusitu’a returns from a knee injury.

With a finals berth confirmed the Vodafone Warriors are now striving to finish as high up the table as possible.

They remain in a four-way share of the lead on 30 points but are fourth on points for and against.

The Tigers are running 11th but this will be a taxing third straight match on the road for the Vodafone Warriors.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Campbelltown Sports Stadium, Sydney

12.40pm, Saturday, August 15

Referee: Chris Treneman

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 VILIAMI KAVEINGA

2 MARATA NIUKORE

3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD

4 DAVID FUSITU’A

5 TOMAS AOAKE

6 ATA HINGANO

7 MASON LINO

8 UPU POCHING

9 SILIVA HAVILI

10 SEBASTINE IKAHIHIFO

11 JOHN PALAVI (c)

12 SIONE LOUSI

13 DAVID BHANA

Interchange:

14 ZAC TIPPINS

15 JAMES BELL

16 SIONE FEAO

17 TULSAN CAIRD

18 SAULA SOLOMONA

21 LEVI NORTON

COACH: STACEY JONES

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