David Fusitu'a

David Fusitu’a and fellow Kiwi international Solomone Kata have been teamed up in the centres for the Vodafone Warriors’ first NRL trial against Melbourne at Sunshine Coast Stadium tonight (8.00pm kick-off NZT).

New head coach Stephen Kearney has also named Tuimoala Lolohea to start on the right wing with Mason Lino paired in the halves with Shaun Johnson.

Jazz Tevaga is confirmed to start at hooker with Albert Vete and Charlie the starting props. Isaiah Papalii (18), impressive at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines, has been selected at loose forward.

The match marks the first match in charge for Kearney and also Tuivasa-Sheck’s first outing as captain in his return from knee surgery.

The match is being streamed live tonight. Watch it on www.warriors.kiwi

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters

8.00pm, Saturday, February 11, 2017 

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

3 DAVID FUSITUA

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 KEN MAUMALO

17 MASON LINO

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

20 CHARLIE GUBB

18 JAZZ TEVAGA

32 ALBERT VETE

14 BUNTY AFOA

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

16 ISAIAH PAPALII

Interchange:

21 ATA HINGANO

15 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

22 OFAHIKI OGDEN

6 ERIN CLARK

23 PAT SIPLEY

28 JUNIOR PAUGA

25 MATTHEW ALLWOOD

26 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

34 JAMES BELL 

11 BLAKE AYSHFORD

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY