SHELDON PITAMA. NRL Holden Cup, Juniors U20's. Warriors v Sea Eagles. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 9 April  2016. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

A hooker swap has again been made for the Vodafone Junior Warriors’ seventh-round NYC encounter with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Sports Ground today (11.00am kick-off local time; 1.00pm NZT).

As he did for last week’s 28-20 win over Manly, coach Kelvin Wright has opted to start with Chris Sio – named at loose forward originally – with captain and first-choice hooker Sheldon Pitama being used from the bench.

Kenese Kenese also comes into the starting line-up again, moved off the bench to run on at loose forward.

Front rower Keanu Dawson has been brought onto the bench.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney

11.00am, Saturday, April 16

Referee: Liam Nicholls

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 KANE TELEA

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

18 JUNIOR PAUGA

4 MELINO FINEANGANOFO

5 LEVI McBIRNEY

6 ERIN CLARK

7 ZION IOKA

13 ISAIAH PAPALII

15 CHRIS SIO

10 BUNTY AFOA (vc)

11 OFAHIKI OGDEN

21 JOE VUNA

16 KENESE KENESE

Interchange:

8 TUALIMA TUALIMA

9 SHELDON PITAMA (c)

14 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

17 KEANU DAWSON

COACH | KELVIN WRIGHT