Vodafone Warriors standoff Zac Santo probes the Wentworthville defensive line in Sunday's ISP match at Mount Smart Stadium. The Vodafone Warriors won the match 26-16. Image | Andrew Cornaga, www.photosport.nz

Competition leader Wyong provides an acid test for the Vodafone Warriors this weekend as their bid for a top two finish comes down to the final two rounds of the Intrust Super Premiership’s regular season.

The second-placed Vodafone Warriors are four points behind the Roos and just two points ahead of third-placed Penrith as they eye Saturday’s 24th-round encounter at Morry Breen Oval (3.00pm).

The Roos have lost just four games this season to sit on 37 points with the Vodafone Warriors on 33.

When the two sides met in Auckland in the ninth round, Wyong held on for a 20-14 win in a tough battle.

The Ricky Henry-coached side has captain Mason Lino back on deck after a four-game stint in the NRL but prop Charlie Gubb, who performed strongly in last Sunday’s 26-16 win over Wentworthville, has been lost to the first-grade squad.

Also coming into the line-up is Vodafone Junior Warriors second rower Joe Vuna, who has been named on the bench.

While the Vodafone Warriors face Wyong, the third-placed Panthers are at home to fifth-placed North Sydney on Saturday.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WYONG ROOS

Morry Breen Oval, Sydney

3.00pm, Saturday, August 19

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        ZAC SANTO

2        CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

3        MATTHEW ALLWOOD

4        JUNIOR PAUGA

5        BURETA FARAIMO

6        SAM COOK

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        DANIEL PALAVI

9        MANAIA CHERRINGTON

10       LIGI SAO

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       JAMES BELL

13       JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

14       SEMISI FOTU

15       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

16       JOSEPH VUNA

17       KING VUNIYAYAWA

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v SOUTH SYDNEY RABBITOHS

Redfern Oval, Sydney

1.00pm, Saturday, August 19

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        UENUKU MALESALA

3        GIBSON POPOALII

4        KANE TELEA

5        EDWARD MULITALO-VAEAU

6        PAUL TURNER

7        DYLAN TAVITA

8        CHRIS SIO (c)

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

10       JEROME MAMEA

11       TYLER SLADE

12       HAVI TUPOUNIUA

13       MELINO FINEANGANOFO

Interchange:

14       SHELDON ROGERS

15       TROY PULUPAKI

16       DONOVAN BRIGGS

17       TAYHLER PAORA

18       KELEPI LUI

20       KENESE KENESE

21       MICHAEL LEMAFA

22       ELIJAH SUFIA

23       JOE VUNA

24       LEWIS SIO

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON