Warrior Simon Mannering looks to pass in the NRL match between the NZ Warriors and the Storm at Mt Smart Stadium on Sunday, march 20, 2016. Photo: Fiona Goodall/photosport.nz

The Vodafone Warriors have reshuffled their line-up substantially following yesterday’s confirmation that Manu Vatuvei and Issac Luke had been cleared to line up against Newcastle in today’s fourth-round NRL clash at Mount Smart Stadium (4.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: SKYCITY).

With Vatuvei starting on the left wing, originally-selected Jonathan Wright becomes 18th man while Luke’s return at hooker results in last week’s debutant Jazz Tevaga going to the bench.

Bodene Thompson’s absence with a rib injury sees Simon Mannering moving from loose forward to the second row and Albert Vete will start in the middle instead of Mannering.

Apart from Tevaga, the rest of the bench is as selected with props Charlie Gubb and Sam Lisone joined by centre Konrad Hurrell.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

4.00pm, Monday, March 28

Referees: Adam Devcich and Chris James

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK

2 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

3 BLAKE AYSHFORD

4 SOLOMONE KATA

21 MANU VATUVEI

6 SHAUN JOHNSON

7 JEFF ROBSON

8 JACOB LILLYMAN

20 ISSAC LUKE

10 BEN MATULINO

13 SIMON MANNERING

12 RYAN HOFFMAN (c)

17 ALBERT VETE

Interchange:

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

14 CHARLIE GUBB

15 SAM LISONE

16 KONRAD HURRELL

HEAD COACH | ANDREW McFADDEN