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Sam Lisone.
Vodafone Warriors v Parramatta Eels.
NRL Rugby League. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. Sunday 9 April 2017 © Copyright Photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.Photosport.nz

Two changes have been made to the Vodafone Warriors’ starting line-up for their NRL Indigenous Round encounter with the Penrith Panthers at Pepper Stadium today (3.00pm kick-off local time; 5.00pm NZT).

Veteran Simon Mannering (hamstring) is replaced at loose forward by Sam Lisone, who makes his 50th career appearance today.

And Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad will start on the wing for the second time, replacing Ken Maumalo who turned out in the Intrust Super Premiership today.

Also in contention for Maumalo’s spot was veteran Manu Vatuvei but he was ruled out after picking up a calf injury in the team’s final run yesterday.

Bunty Afoa comes onto the interchange.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

Pepper Stadium, Penrith

3.00pm, Saturday, May 13

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 DAVID FUSITU’A

3 BLAKE AYSHFORD

4 SOLOMONE KATA

22 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

6 KIERAN FORAN

7 SHAUN JOHNSON

8 JAMES GAVET

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 JACOB LILLYMAN

11 BODENE THOMPSON

12 RYAN HOFFMAN

15 SAM LISONE

Interchange:

14 NATHANIEL ROACHE

16 LIGI SAO

17 BEN MATULINO

21 BUNTY AFOA

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY

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