Fullback Kane Telea kicked three from three in the Vodafone Junior Warriors' narrow loss to Newcastle. Image | www.photosport.nz

The Vodafone Junior Warriors will be without fullback Kane Telea for the first time this season when they face Wests Tigers in today’s 25th-round NYC clash at Mount Smart Stadium (1.45pm kick-off).

Matt Faitotoa moves from the wing to replace Telea with Preston Riki coming onto the wing.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, August 28

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

5 MATT FAITOTOA

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4 JUNIOR PAUGA

16 PRESTON RIKI

6 DYLAN TAVITA

7 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8 KENESE KENESE

9 SHELDON PITAMA (c)

15 JOSEPH VUNA

11 OFAHIKI OGDEN

12 MARATA NIUKORE

13 CHRIS SIO

Interchange:

10 MATTAIS HEIMULI

14 JEROME MAMEA

17 ELIJAH SUFIA

18 CYRUS TIMO-LATU

COACH | KELVIN WRIGHT