Warriors' David Fusitu'a runs in a try during the NRL Warriors vs Bulldogs Rugby League match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday the 16th of April 2016. Copyright Photo by Marty Melville / www.Photosport.nz

Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden has moved David Fusitu’a to fullback for tonight’s 16th-round NRL clash against the Cronulla Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium (5.30pm kick-off local time; 7.30pm NZT).

Fusitu’a was at fullback for most of last Sunday’s encounter with the Sydney Roosters, switching from the right wing after Thomas Leuluai was taken off the field after just eight minutes.

He made 158 metres from 15 runs against the Roosters.

Lolohea switches to the bench replacing interchange hooker Nathaniel Roache, who turned out for the Vodafone Junior Warriors against Cronulla in the NYC today.

Coming in for Fusitu’a on the right wing is Jonathan Wright while Ata Hingano and Toafofoa Sipley drop off the extended bench originally named. Hingano played for the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side in its 15-14 win over North Sydney today.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v CRONULLA SHARKS

Southern Cross Group Stadium, Cronulla

5.30pm, Saturday, June 25

Referees: Grant Atkins and Matt Noyen

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

2 DAVID FUSITU’A

21 JONATHAN WRIGHT

3 BLAKE AYSHFORD

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 THOMAS LEULUAI

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 JACOB LILLYMAN

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 ALBERT VETE

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN (c)

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

1 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

15 SAM LISONE

16 BEN MATULINO

17 CHARLIE GUBB

HEAD COACH | ANDREW McFADDEN