Chris Sio switches from the back row to a starting front rower for the Vodafone Junior Warriors against the Roosters today. Image | www.photosport.nz

Vodafone Junior Warriors coach Kelvin Wright has been forced to shuffle his side for today’s 15th-round NYC match against the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium (3.45pm kick-off).

Eiden Ackland has been brought in to start at standoff with Erin Clark switching to loose forward.

Chris Sio moves to start at prop, Mattais Heimuli goes to the bench and Joseph Vuna is in the second row replacing Marata Niukore, who turned out for the club’s ISP side yesterday.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

3.45pm, Sunday, June 19

Referees: Chris Butler and Kasey Badger

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 KANE TELEA

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 JUNIOR PAUGA

4 ALFRED SMALLEY

5 MATT FAITOTOA

18 EIDEN ACKLAND

7 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8 KENESE KENESE

9 SHELDON PITAMA (c)

13 CHRIS SIO

16 JOSEPH VUNA

12 JOSEPH PRICE

6 ERIN CLARK

Interchange:

10 MATTAIS HEIMULI

14 TYLER MOHI

15 JEROME MAMEA

17 CYRUS TIMO-LATU

COACH | KELVIN WRIGHT