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The unbeaten Vodafone Warriors face their toughest test of the season so far when they take on the Wyong Roos in Sunday’s ninth-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter at Mount Smart Stadium (11.45am kick-off).

While the Ricky Henry-coached Vodafone Warriors lead the competition with seven wins and a draw, the Roos are just one point behind them with a 7-1 record.

Henry today named a settled line-up for the contest following Sunday’s strong 24-8 win over fourth-placed North Sydney.

After losing 10-32 to Penrith in the fourth round, Wyong has won four on the trot beating Illawarra 48-14, Wentworthville 30-12, North Sydney 34-6 and Newtown 19-16.

As the Sydney Roosters’ feeder club, the Roos boast plenty of threats including Johnny Tuivasa-Sheck, Lattrell Mitchell and Jayden Nikorima.

Meanwhile, there are some changes to the Vodafone Junior Warriors' squad for their ninth-round NYC encounter with the Sydney Roosters on Sunday (1.45pm kick-off).

Among them is the return of prop Jordan Pinnock with Chris Sio switching to loose forward.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WYONG

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

11.45am, Sunday, April 30

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

2        JUNIOR PAUGA

3        MATT ALLWOOD

4        SEMISI FOTU

5        TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        PATRICK SIPLEY

9        SAM COOK

10       ALBERT VETE

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       BUNTY AFOA

13       JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

14       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       DANIEL PALAVI

17       PAULOS LATU

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, April 30

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        KANE TELEA

5        EDWARD VAEAU-MULITALO

6        CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

7        PAUL TURNER

8        KENESE KENESE (c)

20       ERIN CLARK

10       JORDAN PINNOCK

11       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

12       JOE VUNA

13       CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

14       DYLAN TAVITA

15       SOANE HUFANGA

16       KEANU LAUMATIA-PAKI

17       SHANE HANNAM

18       TAYHLER PAORA

21       JEROME MAMEA

22       MATHEW FAITOTOA

23       MITCHELL NEWTON

24       AUZZIE TUWHANGAI

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON

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