All three Vodafone Warriors will again be on the same bill when the Intrust Super Premiership and NYC teams feature in the early games before the club’s NRL side faces Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

The Vodafone Junior Warriors (12th) meet the Knights (7th) at 10.40am local time (12.40pm NZT) before the club’s ISP side – running second on the ladder – takes on Newcastle (12th) at 12.40pm local time (2.40pm NZT).

Vodafone Warriors coach Stacey Jones has a largely unchanged side from the one which picked up a sixth straight ISP win beating Wentworthville 32-20 on Saturday.

Ligi Sao returns after being the NRL squad’s 18th man last week. He’s named at loose forward with captain John Palavi moving into the second row and Ali Lauitiiti switched to the interchange.  

NYC coach Kelvin Wright also has a settled line-up as his side seeks a fifth win this season to stay in touch with the top eight. The only changes are on the bench with Tyler Mohi and Alfred Smalley included on a five-man interchange. If Smalley is included he will be making his NYC debut.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

12.40pm, Saturday, June 11

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS  

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD

4 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

5 JONATHAN WRIGHT

6 ATA HINGANO

7 JEFF ROBSON

8 JAMES GAVET

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

11 JOHN PALAVI (c)

12 SHAUN LANE

13 LIGI SAO

Interchange:

14 MASON LINO

15 UPU POCHING

16 ALI LAUITIITI

17 JAMES BELL

18 TOMAS AOAKE

COACH | STACEY JONES

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

10.40am, Saturday, June 11

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 KANE TELEA

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 JUNIOR PAUGA

4 MARATA NIUKORE

5 MATT FAITOTOA

6 ERIN CLARK

7 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8 BUNTY AFOA

9 SHELDON PITAMA (c)

10 KENESE KENESE

11 OFAHIKI OGDEN

12 JOSEPH PRICE

13 CHRIS SIO

Interchange:

14 TYLER MOHI

15 JOSEPH VUNA

16 KEANU DAWSON

17 CYRUS TIMO-LATU

18 ALFRED SMALLEY

COACH | KELVIN WRIGHT

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