Sam Cook scores a try. NZ Warriors v Wyong Roos

Fix-it man Sam Cook starts at fullback for the Vodafone Warriors in their 12th-round Intrust Super Premiership match against the North Sydney Bears at Mount Smart Stadium today (5.10pm kick-off).

The former Vodafone Junior Warrior has been used at standoff, halfback and hooker this season and was down to start at dummy half today as his side looks to keep the heat on at the top of the table.

With Tuimoala Lolohea out after being granted an early release from his contract, Cook switches to fullback with Jazz Tevaga off the bench to take over at hooker.

Big interchange forward Chris Satae is out with a back complaint.

Kane Telea is promoted from the NYC side to take a spot on the bench with King Vuniyayawa also on the interchange replacing Satae.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH SYDNEY

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

5.10pm, Saturday, May 27

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

9        SAM COOK

2        MATTHEW SAUNI

3        JUNIOR PAUGA

4        SEMISI FOTU

22       PAULOS LATU

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        LIGI SAO

14       JAZZ TEVAGA

10       CHARLIE GUBB

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

13       JAMES BELL

Interchange:

15       PATRICK SIPLEY

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

18       KING VUNIYAYAWA

20      KANE TELEA

COACH | RICKY HENRY