Ofahiki Ogden is one of five players returning to the NYC this week after being on ISP duty recently. Image | www.photosport.nz

With the Vodafone Warriors having a bye in the Intrust Super Premiership this weekend, five players return to play for the club’s NYC side in Saturday’s 21st-round clash against Penrith at Mount Smart Stadium (2.40pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Harvey Norman).

Lewis Soosemea, Marata Niukore, Erin Clark, Nathaniel Roache and Ofahiki Ogden have all been on duty with the Stacey Jones-coached ISP team recently but will all turn out for the Vodafone Junior Warriors this week.

Soosemea is back on the wing, Niukore in the centres, Clark at standoff, Roache at hooker and Ogden in the second row.

After their 14-24 loss to Canberra last Saturday, the Vodafone Junior Warriors lie 12th on the table, four points outside the top eight.

They face a real examination from the Panthers who are six points clear at the top of the table having lost just once so far this season.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

2.40pm, Saturday, July 30

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 KANE TELEA

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 MARATA NIUKORE

4 JUNIOR PAUGA

5 MATT FAITOTOA

6 ERIN CLARK

7 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8 KENESE KENESE

9 NATHANIEL ROACHE

10 CHRIS SIO

11 OFAHIKI OGDEN

12 JOSEPH VUNA

13 SHELDON PITAMA (c)

Interchange:

14 MELINO FINEANGANOFO

15 JOSEPH PRICE

16 MATTAIS HEIMULI

17 JEROME MAMEA

18 EIDEN ACKLAND

COACH | KELVIN WRIGHT

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