Jazz Tevaga, Vodafone Warriors training session ahead of the weekends NRL Auckland Nines tournament. Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland. 1 February 2017. Copyright Image: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Jazz Tevaga and Pat Sipley return from the injured list in a much-changed Vodafone Warriors line-up for Sunday’s 11th-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with Wentworthville at Ringrose Park in Sydney (1.00pm kick-off local time; 3.00pm NZT).

Tevaga starts at hooker while Sipley has been named on the bench with younger brother Toafofoa.

Coach Ricky Henry has lost regular starting centre Matt Allwood with a rib complaint and standoff Ata Hingano is still sidelined with an ankle injury while Bunty Afoa is at loose forward in the NRL side to take on St George Illawarra in Hamilton on Friday.

With Afoa out, 2017 NRL rookie Isaiah Papali’i comes into the ISP team after a stint in the NYC. He partners Ofahiki Ogden in the second row.

Tuimoala Lolohea, Albert Vete, Mason Lino and Charlie Gubb are all named but have also been included on the NRL side’s extended bench.

While the Vodafone Warriors drew 26-26 with Penrith to remain second on the table, the Wentworthville Magpies – coached by former Kiwi captain Nathan Cayless – are coming off a 12-32 loss to Illawarra.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors again face a stern test when they take on third-placed St George Illawarra in Hamilton on Friday.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WENTWORTHVILLE MAGPIES

Ringrose Park, Sydney

1.00pm, Sunday, May 21

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

2        JUNIOR PAUGA

3        KING VUNIYAYAWA

4        SEMISI FOTU

5        PAULOS LATU

6        SAM COOK

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        CHARLIE GUBB

9        JAZZ TEVAGA

10       ALBERT VETE

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

13       JAMES BELL

Interchange:

14       PATRICK SIPLEY

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       DANIEL PALAVI

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v ST GEORGE ILLAWARRA DRAGONS

FMG Stadium Waikato

5.45pm, Friday, May 19

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        KANE TELEA

5        ELIJAH SUFIA

6        PAUL TURNER

7        CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8        KENESE KENESE (c)

20       ERIN CLARK

10       SOANE HUFANGA

11       TYLER SLADE

12       JOE VUNA

13       CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

14       MATT FAITOTOA

15       TAYHLER PAORA

16       TROY PULUPAKI

17       JEROME MAMEA

18       GIBSON POPOALII

21       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

22       ISRAEL OGDEN

23       KELEPI LUI

24       HAVI TUPOUNIUA

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON

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