Lee Turner. Junior Warriors v Junior Roosters, Round 9 of the 2017 NYC Holden Cup Rugby League season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 30 April 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

Loose forward James Bell and hooker Reece Charlie come into the Vodafone Warriors’ side for their 10th-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with Penrith at Pepper Stadium on Saturday (12.40pm kick-off).

Bell returns from injury replacing Jazz Tevaga (ankle) while Charlie starts at hooker with Sam Cook moving to standoff for the injured Ata Hingano (ankle).

Also named to make a return to the side is fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad who missed the side’s first loss of the season against Wyong when he made his NRL debut against the Sydney Roosters.

With the defeat by Wyong, the Vodafone Warriors slipped to second place and face a stiff challenge from fifth-placed Penrith coming off a 28-12 win over the Sea Eagles in the ninth round.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors take on the NYC’s table-topping Panthers in the first of three Penrith-Vodafone Warriors contests at Pepper Stadium (10.45am kick-off).

Returning after being on duty with the Junior Kiwis are Chanel Harris-Tavita, Erin Clark and Isaiah Papali’i.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Pepper Stadium, Penrith

12.40pm, Saturday, May 13

 

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        CHARLIE GUBB

9        REECE CHARLIE

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       KING VUNIYAYAWA

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Pepper Stadium, Penrith

10.45am, Saturday, May 13

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        KANE TELEA

5        MATTHEW FAITOTOA

6        CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

7        PAUL TURNER

8        KENESE KENESE (c)

20       ERIN CLARK

10       SOANE HUFANGA

11       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

12       JOE VUNA

13       CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

14       ELIJAH SUFIA

15       TROY PULUPAKI

16       KEANU LAUMATIA-PAKI

17       TYLER SLADE

18       TAYHLER PAORA

21       HAVI TUPOUNIUA

22       GIBSON POPOALII

23       JAVVIER PITOVAO

24       AUZZIE TUWHANGAI

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON