Chris Sio. Junior Warriors v Junior Sharks, Round 21 of the 2017 NYC Holden Cup Rugby League season at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, New Zealand. 28 July 2017. Copyright photo: Renee McKay / www.photosport.nz

The Vodafone Junior Warriors will field two sets of brothers in their starting line-up in Saturday’s 22nd-round NYC encounter with Newcastle at McDonald Jones Stadium (12.45pm kick-off local time; 2.45pm NZT).

Northland siblings Lee and Paul Turner – Hikurangi Stags juniors – are both named with Lee at fullback and Paul on the wing.

And Marist Saints juniors Chris Sio is joined by younger brother Lewis, Chris again starting at loose forward and Lewis at hooker.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors will be without two of their more senior players in prop Kenese Kenese and utility Eiden Ackland when they face seventh-placed Newcastle.

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

12.45pm, Saturday, August 5 

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1 LEE TURNER

2 PAUL TURNER

3 MELINO FINEANGANOFO

4 DEAN KOUKA-SMITH

5 GIBSON POPOALII

6 KANE TELEA 

7 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

8 TROY PULUPAKI

9 LEWIS SIO

10 TAYHLER PAORA

11 TYLER SLADE

12 JOE VUNA

13 CHRIS SIO (c)

Interchange:

14 DYLAN TAVITA

15 KELEPI LUI

16 SOANE HUFUNGA

17 JEROME MAMEA

18 HAVI TUPOUNIUA

20 ISAIAH PAPALI’I

21 ELIJAH SUFIA

22 SHELDON ROGERS

23 EDWARD MULITALO-VAEAU

24 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON