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

Late changes have been made to the spine for the Vodafone Warriors’ final match of the Intrust Super Premiership’s regular season against Wests Tigers at Mount Smart Stadium today (1.45pm kick-off).

Hooker Manaia Cherrington is out resulting on Sam Cook replacing him, fullback Zac Santo moving into the halves and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad switching from the wing to fullback.

The Vodafone Warriors go into the match against the bottom-placed side lying second on 34 points. Should they pick up their 13th win of the season and the Panthers beat Wentworthville in their last game, it will be a Vodafone Warriors-Penrith match-up in week one of the finals.

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

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

 

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

1.45pm, Sunday, August 27

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1        CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

14       SEMISI FOTU

3        MATTHEW ALLWOOD

4        JUNIOR PAUGA

5        BURETA FARAIMO

1        ZAC SANTO

7        MASON LINO (c)

8        DANIEL PALAVI

6        SAM COOK

10       LIGI SAO

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       JAMES BELL

20       MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO

Interchange:

13       KING VUNIYAYAWA

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

17       PAULOS LATU

COACH | RICKY HENRY