Matt Allwood will make his fourth NRL appearance of the season and Ata Hingano his debut in two personnel changes for the Vodafone Warriors’ 24th-round encounter with North Queensland at 1300SMILES Stadium at Mount Smart Stadium tonight (7.30pm kick-off local time; 9.30pm NZT).

Allwood replaces first-choice centre Solomone Kata, who is out with a hamstring injury, while Hingano has replaced hooker Jazz Tevaga on the bench. Tevaga turned out for the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side against the Mounties in Auckland today.

Roache will start at hooker with Pakuranga Jaguars junior Hingano (19), still NYC-eligible this year and next year, on the bench.

Hingano is the club’s fifth NRL debutant this season following other NYC products Roache, Tevaga, Toafofoa Sipley and Bunty Afoa. He becomes Vodafone Warrior #214 after being outstanding throughout the season for the club's ISP side.


In listing the club's team tonight (below), the Vodafone Warriors are supporting the NZ Blood Service's Missing Type campaign. 

A and O blood types make up the vast majority of New Zealand, which means they're the blood types that are most in demand. NZ Blood Service are aiming to find 10,000 new donors to help fill the gaps, so if you don't know your blood type there's a good chance you can help. We're helping to fill the gaps together - www.nzblood.co.nz


V_D_F_NE W_RRI_RS v N_RTH QUEENSL_ND C_WB_YS

1300SMILES St_dium, T_wnsville

7.30pm, S_turd_y, _ugust 20

Referees: _shley Klein _nd _d_m Gee

V_D_F_NE  W_RRI_RS

1 D_VID  FUSITU’_ 

2 KEN  M_UM_L_ 

3 BL_KE  _YSHF_RD

18 M_TT  _LLW__D

5 M_NU  V_TUVEI

6 TH_M_S  LEULU_I

7 SH_UN  J_HNS_N

8 J_C_B  LILLYM_N

14 N_TH_NIEL  R__CHE

10 _LBERT  VETE

11 B_DENE  TH_MPS_N

12 RY_N  H_FFM_N (c)

13 SIM_N  M_NNERING

Interch_nge

15 S_M  LIS_NE

16 BEN  M_TULIN_ 

17 J_MES  G_VET

22 _T_  HING_N_

HE_D C__CH  _NDREW McF_DDEN

New Zealand Blood Service needs 10,000 new donors to register to become blood donors at www.nzblood.co.nz. #MissingType #nzblood