Paul Tuli starts at prop and Tomas Aoake comes onto the bench in late changes for the Vodafone Warriors’ fourth-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with the Wyong Roos on Mount Smart Stadium No 1 today (1.00pm kick-off).

Tuli swaps with Upu Poching while Aoake replaces back rower James Bell, who has been ruled out with a shoulder injury.

The Vodafone Warriors are seeking a third straight win after beating Wests Tigers 44-6 and Newtown 20-18.

After a first-round loss to Wentworthville, the Roos beat the Mounties 24-18 in round two but slumped to a 16-44 loss to the Tigers last week.

Included in the Wyong line-up named for this match are former Vodafone Warrior Omar Slaimankhel and Paki Afu, who appeared for the Vodafone Warriors in the New South Wales Cup last year.

Entry is free while the public can park in the Maurice Road car park behind the West Stand.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WYONG ROOS

Mount Smart Stadium #1, Auckland

1.00pm, Sunday, March 27

Referee: Kena Waikai

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS  

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 MATT ALLWOOD

4 DAVID FUSITU’A

5 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

6 ERIN CLARK

7 ATA HINGANO

8 JAMES GAVET

9 ZAC TIPPINS

15 PAUL TULI

11 ALI LAUITIITI

12 RAYMOND FAITALA-MARINER

13 JOHN PALAVI (c)

Interchange:

8 UPU POCHING 

14 MARATA NIUKORE

16 PAT SIPLEY

18 TOMAS AOAKE

COACH | STACEY JONES

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