Ben Matulino and Shaun Johnson with the Michael Moore trophy during the NRL Rugby League match between the Vodafone Warriors and The Melbourne Storm at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 12 July 2015. Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Ben Matulino has been confirmed to make his comeback tonight after being named on the interchange for the Vodafone Warriors’ eighth traditional Anzac Day clash against the Storm at AAMI Park in Melbourne (7.00pm kick-off local time; 9.00pm NZT).

The match will be the 197th of his career and his first this season after undergoing two knee operations during the offseason.

The 28-year-old front rower joins hooker Nathaniel Roache and forwards Sam Lisone and Ligi Sao on the bench.

The starting line-up is unchanged from the one used in the last three games against Gold Coast, Parramatta and Canberra.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM

AAMI Park, Melbourne

7.00pm, Tuesday, April 25

 

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

8 JAMES GAVET

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 JACOB LILLYMAN

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

13 SIMON MANNERING

Interchange:

14 NATHANIEL ROACHE

16 LIGI SAO

17 SAM LISONE

18 BEN MATULINO

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY