Mason Lino takes on Aaron Woods
Tigers v Warriors NRL rugby league match at Campbelltown Stadium, Campbelltown Australia. Sunday 30 August 2015. Photo: Paul Seiser/Photosport.co.nz

Mason Lino has been brought off the bench to start at halfback replacing seasoned first grader Jeff Robson in the Vodafone Warriors’ 10th-round Intrust Super Premiership match against Penrith at Pepper Stadium today (2.00pm kick-off local time; 4.00pm NZT).

Robson was again set to make his first appearance for the club’s ISP side but was ruled out after picking up a hamstring injury in training.

Lino was close to making his international debut week, filling the 18th man role for Toa Samoa in the Pacific Test against Mate Ma’a Tonga.

With Robson withdrawing, the three-game NRL halfback will again team up with Ata Hingano, who was also on representative duty with the Junior Kiwis last weekend.

Added to the bench is former Vodafone Junior Warriors front rower Paul Tuli.

The Vodafone Warriors, sitting third in the competition, are seeking their sixth win of the season against a Penrith side running ninth on the ladder four points back.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Pepper Stadium, Penrith

2.00pm, Saturday, May 14

Referee: Philip Henderson

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS  

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 KONRAD HURRELL

4 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

5 TOMAS AOAKE

6 ATA HINGANO

14 MASON LINO

8 ALBERT VETE

9 NATHANIEL ROACHE

10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

11 ALI LAUITIITI

12 LIGI SAO

13 SAM LISONE

Interchange:

15 UPU POCHING

16 SEMISI TYRELL

17 JAMES BELL

20 PAUL TULI

COACH | STACEY JONES