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Jonathan Wright during a Vodafone Warriors training session. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Tuesday 1 March 2016 Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Prop Albert Vete and wing Jonathan Wright come into the line-up for the Vodafone Warriors’ second-round Intrust Super Premiership (ISP) match against Wests Tigers at Leichhardt Oval on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Vete and Wright were non-playing members of the club’s extended NRL squad for last weekend’s encounter with Wests Tigers.

Vete’s first outing this year in the competition formerly known as the New South Wales results in captain Ali Lauitiiti (36) moving into the second row replacing Raymond Faitala-Mariner who has been chosen in the club’s NRL team this week replacing the injured Ben Henry.

There are other changes to the side which lost 22-36 to Illawarra in the first round.

Wright is on one wing, Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad comes out of standoff to line up on the other wing and Erin Clark moves out of hooker to start in the halves; David Fusitu’a goes from the wing to fullback. In the forwards Jazz Tevaga replaces Clark at hooker.

While the Vodafone Warriors lost first-up to the Cutters, the Tigers beat Manly 34-16.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, March 12

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 DAVID FUSITU’A 

2 JONATHAN WRIGHT

3 KONRAD HURRELL

4 MATT ALLWOOD

5 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

6 ERIN CLARK

7 ATA HINGANO

8 ALBERT VETE

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

10 UPU POCHING

11 MARATA NIUKORE

12 ALI LAUITIITI (c)

13 JOHN PALAVI

Interchange:

14 VILIAMI KAVEINGA

15 PAUL TULI

16 PAT SIPLEY

17 JAMES BELL

18 TOMAS AOAKE

COACH | STACEY JONES

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