Mafoa’aeata Hingano looks to pass: NRL rugby league

Ata Hingano is back from injury and reunited in the halves with captain Mason Lino for the Vodafone Warriors’ 12th-round Intrust Super Premiership encounter with North Sydney at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday (5.10pm kick-off).

With Hingano recovered from  the ankle injury he picked up playing for Tonga, Sam Cook moves back to hooker.

The Vodafone Warriors have NRL experience in starting props Ligi Sao and Charlie Gubb while Ofa Ogden, Isaiah Papali’i and James Bell are again named in the back row.

The match is the second leg of a tripleheader leading up to the Vodafone Warriors’ 12th-round NRL clash against the Brisbane Broncos.

With their tough 20-18 win over Wentworthville on Sunday, the Ricky Henry-coached side sits second on the table just a point behind Wyong. The Bears are fourth on the ladder.

Meanwhile, the luckless Vodafone Junior Warriors will field a settled line-up when they face the Broncos at 3.15pm.

They went desperately close to grabbing their first win of the season last Friday night, only to be undone by a late St George Illawarra try as they lost 22-24.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

5.10pm, Saturday, May 27

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        TUIMOALA LOLOHEA

2        MATTHEW SAUNI

3        JUNIOR PAUGA

4        SEMISI FOTU

22       PAULOS LATU

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        LIGI SAO

9        SAM COOK

10       CHARLIE GUBB

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

13       JAMES BELL

Interchange:

14       JAZZ TEVAGA

15       PATRICK SIPLEY

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       CHRIS SATAE

18       KING VUNIYAYAWA

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v BRISBANE BRONCOS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

3.15pm, Saturday, May 27

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        KANE TELEA

5        GIBSON POPOALII

6        PAUL TURNER

7        CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8        KENESE KENESE (c)

20       ERIN CLARK

10       TAYHLER PAORA

11       TYLER SLADE

12       JOE VUNA

13       CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

14       ISRAEL OGDEN

15       KELEPI LUI

16       KEANU LAUMATIA-PAKI

17       JAVVIER PITOVAO

18       NATHAN NEWTON

21       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

22       JEROME MAMEA

23       EDWARD VAEAU-MULITALO

24       TROY PULUPAKI

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON

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