Injuries have forced Queensland prop Jacob Lillyman and second rower Bodene Thompson out of the Vodafone Warriors’ 19th-round NRL encounter with Manly at nib Stadium in Perth tomorrow (3.30pm kick-off local time; 7.30pm NZT).
They were both named in the side on Tuesday but Lillyman picked up an ankle injury in Wednesday night’s final State of Origin match and hasn’t travelled to Perth.
Thompson stayed home after being ruled out with an ankle complaint.
Vodafone Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden is hopeful both players will recover for the 20th-round trip to Canberra next weekend.
McFadden named an extended bench for the trip with utility Tuimoala Lolohea joined by middle forwards Sam Lisone, Bunty Afoa, Charlie Gubb and James Gavet.
Utility Jazz Tevaga, who has made six NRL appearances so far this season, was added to the travelling squad.
The final make-up of the playing side will be confirmed an hour before kick-off tomorrow.