Five players have come off the Vodafone Warriors’ injury list in the last two weeks and another one is on target to return next week.
Halfback Mason Lino (ankle), prop Toafofoa Sipley (knee) and prop/back rower Sione Lousi (wrist) all made successful returns after surgery when they turned out for the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side against Wentworthville last Sunday.
They’re in the ISP side again against North Sydney tomorrow along with front rower/loose forward Ligi Sao, who makes his comeback from a shoulder injury he picked up in the trial against St George Illawarra in Nelson on February 20.
Thomas Leuluai (knee) makes his comeback from the bench for the Vodafone Warriors in today’s NRL encounter with Manly at Mount Smart Stadium (7.35pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Woodstock).
Back rower Bodene Thompson, sidelined since the third-round clash against Melbourne, is scheduled to be available again for next week’s seventh-round game against Canterbury-Bankstown at Westpac Stadium in Wellington next Saturday (7.30pm kick-off).
Wing Manu Vatuvei is out this week after experiencing hamstring tightness 66 minutes into last Sunday’s match against the Roosters. He is expected to be available again next week.
VODAFONE WARRIORS | INJURY LIST
Ben Henry (patella) | Late season
Nathaniel Roache (ankle) | Round 9
Bodene Thompson (ribs) | Round 7