Experienced prop Upu Poching has been injured in the warm-up forcing yet another change to an already heavily-depleted Vodafone Warriors side for today’s final regular season New South Wales Cup game against the Mounties in Sydney (5.00pm start NZT).

Poching’s loss means the Vodafone Warriors now have five players in line to make their NSW Cup debuts today.

Centre Gary Fuimaono (Point Chevalier) and Vodafone Junior Warriors outside back Wesley Tauti (Mangere East) were both named in the original side on Tuesday and now three more new faces have been included.

Taylor Daniels (Northcote) has been moved into the starting line-up for Poching while Cruz Tupou (Manurewa) and Corey Seator (Marist) are on the bench.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MOUNTIES

St Mary's Stadium, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, August 29

Referee: Damien Briscoe

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 SIMON LUAFALEALO

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 LEVI NORTON

4 GARY FUIMAONO

5 WILLIE PEACE

6 SILIVA HAVILI

7 RAYMOND TALIMALIE

21 TAYLOR DANIELS

9 ZAC TIPPINS

10 DAVID BHANA (c)

11 SIONE FE’AO

12 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

13 JAMES BELL

Interchange:

15 UILA AIOLUPO

17 WESLEY TAUTI

18 KRUZ TUPOU

22 COREY SEATOR

COACH: STACEY JONES