Manu Vatuvei scores a try. Intrust Super Premiership NSW. Warriors v Knights. Mt Smart Stadium

Manu Vatuvei is set for his return to the field after being named to line up for the Vodafone Warriors in their Intrust Super Premiership side against the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles at H E Laybutt Sports Field in Sydney on Sunday (1.00pm kick-off local time; 3.00pm NZT).

The 31-year-old 226-game NRL veteran had been slated for a first-grade comeback against Penrith last month only to be ruled out during the final run on the eve of the game when he picked up a calf injury.

Sidelined for the last four weeks, he rejoins the club's ISP side, running second in the competition after its third draw of the season on Saturday (an 18-18 result against Newcastle).

The side features some other changes as well with 2017 NRL rookie Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad switched to fullback replacing newcomer Zac Santo, who left the field with a rib injury in his club debut last weekend.

Sam Cook, a try scorer on the wing against the Knights, reverts to hooker.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors will field a rearranged backline alongside a regular starting pack for their NYC match against Gold Coast on Saturday (12.40pm kick-off local time).

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v BLACKTOWN WORKERS SEA EAGLES

H E Laybutt Sports Field, Blacktown

1.00pm, Sunday, June 11

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

22       PAULOS LATU

3        JUNIOR PAUGA

4        SEMISI FOTU

5        MANU VATUVEI

6        MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

9        SAM COOK

10       LIGI SAO

11       ISAIAH PAPALI’I

12       OFAHIKI OGDEN

13       JAMES BELL

Interchange:

14       JAZZ TEVAGA

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       CHARLIE GUBB

17       PATRICK SIPLEY

18       DANIEL PALAVI

21       KING VUNIYAYAWA

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v GOLD COAST TITANS

Cbus Super Stadium, Robina

12.40pm, Saturday, June 10

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        ISRAEL OGDEN

3        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4        DEAN KOUKA-SMITH

5        GIBSON POPOALII

6        KANE TELEA

7        CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8        KENESE KENESE (c)

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

10       TAYHLER PAORA

11       TYLER SLADE

12       JOE VUNA

13       CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

14       LEWIS SIO

15       KELEPI LUI

16       JEROME MAMEA

17       KEANU DAWSON

18       UENUKU MALESALA

20       TROY PULUPAKI

21       JAVVIER PITOVAO

22       SHELDON ROGERS

23       MARK GRAHAM

24       KEANU LAUMATIA-PAKI

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON