Konrad Hurrell 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

Konrad Hurrell faces an 80-minute hit-out today after being brought into the Vodafone Warriors’ Intrust Super Premiership side for their seventh-round clash against Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium No 2 (12.00pm kick-off).

Hurrell, used off the interchange in the club’s last three NRL matches, starts in the centres with Matt Allwood joining the NRL side as 18th man for tonight’s game against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in Wellington.

The rest of the backline is as selected but there is some shuffling in the forwards with 21-year-old Toafofoa Sipley brought up from the bench to start at loose forward in his third match back from surgery.

It results in Ali Lauitiiti moving to the bench and captain John Palavi going into the second row with Shaun Lane.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Mount Smart Stadium #2, Auckland

12.00pm, Saturday, April 16

Referee: Jamal Thompson

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS  

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

20 KONRAD HURRELL

5 TOMAS AOAKE

6 ATA HINGANO

7 MASON LINO

8 JAMES GAVET

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

10 ALBERT VETE

12 SHAUN LANE

13 JOHN PALAVI (c)

15 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

Interchange:

11 ALI LAUITIITI

14 VILIAMI KAVEINGA

16 SIONE LOUSI

17 JAMES BELL

COACH | STACEY JONES