Toafofoa Sipley. NSW Cup. Vodafone Warriors v Wentworthville, NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 3 June 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Brothers Toafofoa and Patrick Sipley are named to start in the front row while veteran Ali Lauitiiti is set to return from injury in the Vodafone Warriors’ final regular season clash against Penrith in the Intrust Super Premiership at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (11.45am kick-off).

Toafofoa (21), a two-game 2016 NRL rookie, is back from suspension to rejoin his older brother, who was a try-scorer in the Vodafone Warriors’ 30-38 loss to the Mounties on Saturday.

The 37-year-old Lauitiiti is on the bench for his 15th ISP appearance this year after being sidelined for several weeks with a leg injury.

Also back in the side is veteran centre Jonathan Wright, who missed last week’s match to be with his wife Selina who gave birth to their third child – and second daughter – last Saturday.

The Vodafone Warriors slipped to fifth on the ladder following their loss to the Mounties.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors could unveil another debutant when they take on Wests Tigers on Sunday (1.45pm kick-off).

Named on the bench is Kelston Boys’ High School product and Glenora Bears junior Elijah Sufia. He is in line to become the 21st player to make his first appearance for the club’s NYC side this year.

Named at standoff is Dylan Tavita who became the 20th debutant last week.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

11.45am, Sunday, August 28

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 HENARE WELLS

2 VILIAMI KAVEINGA

3 JONATHAN WRIGHT

4 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

5 MATT ALLWOOD

6 ERIN CLARK

7 MASON LINO (c)

8 PATRICK SIPLEY

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

10 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

11 JOHN PALAVI

12 SHAUN LANE

13 LIGI SAO

Interchange:

14 JAMES BELL

15 UPU POCHING

16 ALI LAUITIITI

17 GEORGE CARMONT

18 SEMISI TYRELL

COACH | STACEY JONES

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, August 28

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 KANE TELEA

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4 JUNIOR PAUGA

5 MATT FAITOTOA

6 DYLAN TAVITA

7 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8 KENESE KENESE

9 SHELDON PITAMA (c)

10 MATTAIS HEIMULI

11 OFAHIKI OGDEN

12 MARATA NIUKORE

13 CHRIS SIO

Interchange:

14 JEROME MAMEA

15 JOSEPH VUNA

16 PRESTON RIKI

17 ELIJAH SUFIA

COACH | KELVIN WRIGHT

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