Charnze Nicoll Klokstad. NZ Warriors v Blacktown Sea Eagles

The unbeaten Vodafone Warriors should be largely unchanged for their seventh-round Intrust Super Premiership clash against the Mounties at Aubrey Keech Reserve in west Sydney on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

They’ve stitched together a run of six straight wins over Newcastle (52-24), Canterbury-Bankstown (36-22), Wests Tigers (36-0), Illawarra (21-14), Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles (26-14) and Newtown (24-20).

All six of those opponents sit outside the top four at the moment but this week the Ricky Henry-coached side is away to the fourth-placed Mounties who sit on 10 points after five wins and a loss.

With former Kiwi and Vodafone Warriors halfback Isaac John at halfback, the Mounties are coming off two victories, the latest a 30-22 win over Wests Tigers.

Vodafone Warriors coach Ricky Henry has been able to name an established combination with Sam Cook reunited in the halves with captain Mason Lino. The starting forward packed listed is the same as the one used against the Jets on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Mafoa’aeata Hingano is listed on an extended bench for the Vodafone Junior Warriors for their seventh-round NYC encounter with the Raiders in Canberra on Saturday. He has also been named on the NRL squad’s extended interchange.

Still without a win, the Vodafone Junior Warriors face a Canberra side running 12th with just two wins so far.

Paul Turner (17) has again been named in the halves. He was chosen to play his first NYC game last weekend before being ruled out.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MOUNTIES

Aubrey Keech Reserve, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, April 15

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

2 JUNIOR PAUGA

3 MATT ALLWOOD

4 SEMISI FOTU

5 TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

6 SAM COOK

7 MASON LINO (c)

8 PATRICK SIPLEY

9 JAZZ TEVAGA

10 ALBERT VETE

11 OFAHIKI OGDEN

12 BUNTY AFOA

13 JAMES BELL

Interchange:

14 DANIEL PALAVI

15 CHRIS SATAE

16 TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17 PAULOS LATU

18 MATTHEW SAUNI 

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANBERRA RAIDERS

GIO Stadium, Canberra

3.15pm, Saturday, April 15

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 LEE TURNER

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4 KANE TELEA

5 MATHEW FAITOTOA

6 PAUL TURNER

7 CHANEL TAVITA-HARRIS

8 KENESE KENESE

20 ERIN CLARK

10 CHRIS SIO

11 JEROME MAMEA

12 PRESTON RIKI

13 ISAIAH PAPALI’I (c)

Interchange:

14 TYLER SLADE

15 SOANE HUFANGA

16 JOE VUNA

17 GIBSON POPOALII

18 TAYHLER PAORA

9 EIDEN ACKLAND

21 JORDAN PINNOCK

22 DYLAN TAVITA

23 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

24 JAVVIER PITOVAO

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON