Ali Lauitiiti. NSW Cup. Vodafone Warriors v Wentworthville, NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 3 June 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Ali Lauitiiti starts in the front row replacing an injured James Gavet in the Vodafone Warriors’ 14th-round Intrust Super Premiership match against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium today (12.40pm kick-off local time; 2.40pm NZT).

Gavet (knee) was the player of the day in last week’s 32-20 win over Wentworthville.

With Lauitiiti brought in off the bench to start, Tomas Aoake joins the interchange alongside Mason Lino, Upu Poching and James Bell.

The second-placed Vodafone Warriors are seeking their seventh straight win against a Newcastle side lying 12th on the ladder.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Hunter Stadium, Newcastle

12.40pm, Saturday, June 11

Referee: Adam Devcich

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS  

2 KEN MAUMALO

3 MATTHEW ALLWOOD

4 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

5 JONATHAN WRIGHT

6 ATA HINGANO

7 JEFF ROBSON

16 ALI LAUITIITI

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

11 JOHN PALAVI (c)

12 SHAUN LANE

13 LIGI SAO

Interchange:

14 MASON LINO

15 UPU POCHING

17 JAMES BELL

18 TOMAS AOAKE

COACH | STACEY JONES