Nathaniel Roache and Solomone Kata.
Vodafone Warriors training session at Mt Smart Stadium

Nathaniel Roache is set for his first NRL appearance of the year after being confirmed on the bench for the Vodafone Warriors’ sixth-round clash against Parramatta at Mount Smart Stadium today (4.00pm kick-off).

Roache, the club’s 2016 NRL rookie of the year, has been named on the interchange with middle forwards Charlie Gubb, Sam Lisone and Ligi Sao.

Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has again made a front row swap with James Gavet moving off the bench to start with Jacob Lillyman and Gubb going to the interchange.

The Vodafone Warriors and Parramatta both have 2-3 win-loss records coming into the contest but the Eels have had three straight losses.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PARRAMATTA EELS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

4.00pm, Sunday, April 9

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 BLAKE AYSHFORD

3 DAVID FUSITU’A

4 SOLOMONE KATA

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 KIERAN FORAN

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

15 JAMES GAVET

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 JACOB LILLYMAN

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

8 CHARLIE GUBB

14 NATHANIEL ROACHE

16 SAM LISONE

17 LIGI SAO

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY