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Charnze Nicoll Klokstad. NZ Warriors v Blacktown Sea Eagles

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad will become Vodafone Warrior #218 when he lines up against the Sydney Roosters in today’s ninth-round NRL clash at Mount Smart Stadium (4.00pm kick-off).

Nicoll-Klokstad (21) has been confirmed to start on the right wing in a line-up that’s as selected 1-17.

The City Newton Dragons junior is the club’s third NRL debutant this season following Isaiah Papali’i in the first round and Erin Clark in the second.

With Solomone Kata (hamstring) out, David Fusitu’a starts in the centres. The rest of the side is the same as the one used in Tuesday’s 14-20 loss to Melbourne.

Ryan Hoffman makes his 50th appearance for the Vodafone Warriors today (his 295th overall) while Ben Matulino plays his 198th career match and Sam Lisone his 49th. Bodene Thompson has his 48th outing for the Vodafone Warriors.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

4.00pm, Sunday, April 30

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

3 DAVID FUSITU’A

4 BLAKE AYSHFORD

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

15 LIGI SAO

16 SAM LISONE

17 BEN MATULINO

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY

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