Bodene Thompson

Second rower Bodene Thompson has been confirmed on the bench for the Vodafone Warriors’ NRL season-opening clash against Newcastle at Mount Smart Stadium today (4.00pm kick-off).

He joins Sam Lisone, Jacob Lillyman and debutant Isaiah Papali’i on the interchange.

Of the eight players originally named on the extended bench on Tuesday, Mason Lino, James Gavet and Blake Ayshford were all omitted to play for the club’s ISP side in the main curtain-raiser.

Erin Clark is 18th man today.

Papali’i (18) becomes Vodafone Warrior #215.  

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

4.00pm, Sunday, March 05

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

3 DAVID FUSITU’A

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 ALBERT VETE

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 CHARLIE GUBB

11 BUNTY AFOA

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

15 JACOB LILLYMAN

16 SAM LISONE

17 ISAIAH PAPALI’I

18 BODENE THOMPSON

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY