Manu Vatuvei in action.
Vodafone Warriors v Wests Tigers. NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 28 August 2016. © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Personnel and positional changes have been made for the Vodafone Warriors’ season-ending 26th-round NRL encounter with Parramatta at Mount Smart Stadium today (6.10pm kick-off).

Centre Blake Ayshford has been ruled out through illness while Manu Vatuvei has recovered quicker than originally expected from injury and will line up on the wing.

With his return and Ayshford’s absence Jonathan Wright, named on the wing earlier this week, moves into Ayshford’s position in the centres.

There’s a change on the interchange with Ata Hingano replaced by Nathaniel Roache; Hingano played for the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side in its 21-14 week one finals win over Penrith earlier today.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PARRAMATTA EELS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

6.00pm, Sunday, September 4

Referees: Adam Gee and Gavin Reynolds

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

5 KEN MAUMALO

2 JONATHAN WRIGHT

4 DAVID FUSITU’A

21 MANU VATUVEI

6 THOMAS LEULUAI

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 JACOB LILLYMAN

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 ALBERT VETE

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN (c)

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

15 SAM LISONE

16 BEN MATULINO

17 BUNTY AFOA

18 NATHANIEL ROACHE

HEAD COACH | ANDREW McFADDEN