NZ Warriors Mason Lino steps Cowboys Te Marie Martin. North Queensland Cowboys v Vodafone Warriors, Round 20 of the 2017 NRL Rugby League Premiership season at 1300Smiles Stadium,Townsville, Australia. 22 July 2017. Copyright photo: Wesley Monts / www.photosport.nz

Second place is on the line when the Vodafone Warriors wind up their regular season campaign with Sunday’s 25th-round Intrust Super Premiership match against Wests Tigers at Mount Smart Stadium (1.45pm kick-off).

They go into the match against the bottom-placed side on 34 points, just one ahead of third-placed Penrith with Canterbury-Bankstown a further point behind in fourth.

Should the Vodafone Warriors pick up their 13th win of the season and the Panthers beat Wentworthville in their last game, it would be a Vodafone Warriors-Penrith match-up in week one of the finals.

The Vodafone Warriors are coming off a last gasp 26-26 away draw with top-placed Wyong while the Tigers were crushed 48-4 by the Bulldogs.

Mason Lino has been named at halfback to team up with Sam Cook with the rest of the backline settled.

Meanwhile, the Vodafone Junior Warriors have their last home game of a challenging season when they face Manly in the first match of the day (11.45am kick-off).

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, August 27

 

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       KING VUNIYAYAWA

Interchange:

14       SEMISI FOTU

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       PAULOS LATU

18       TRENT SCHAUMKEL

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v MANLY SEA EAGLES

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

11.45am, Sunday, August 27

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        DEAN KOUKA-SMITH

3        GIBSON POPOALII

4        KANE TELEA

5        EDWARD MULITALO-VAEAU

6        PAUL TURNER

7        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

8        CHRIS SIO (c)

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

10       KENESE KENESE

11       TYLER SLADE

12       JEROME MAMEA

13       JOE VUNA

Interchange:

14       SHELDON ROGERS

15       TAYHLER PAORA

16       HAVI TUPOUNIUA

17       DYLAN TAVITA

18       DONOVAN BRIGGS

20       SOANE HUFANGA

21       PRESTON RIKI

22       KAYAL IRO

23       KELEPI LUI

24       LEWIS SIO

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON

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