Front rower Albert Vete has been named to make his return from a long injury lay-off for the Vodafone Warriors’ Intrust Super Premiership week one finals clash against Penrith at UOW Jubilee Oval in Sydney on Sunday (4.00pm kick-off local time; 6.00pm NZT).

Vete had been on the field just 12 minutes when he broke his right arm in the Vodafone Warriors’ 19th-round match against Manly in Perth on July 1.

He’s on the bench for the club’s ISP side in his first match in more than two months, joining three other props in Toafofoa Sipley, Chris Satae and Daniel Palavi.

Also returning is another big front rower Patrick Sipley, who’s back from suspension, while hooker Manaia Cherrington returns after missing last Sunday’s 38-10 win over Wests Tigers.

That victory sealed second spot for the Vodafone Warriors with 34 points after 13 wins, four draws and five losses. They finished four points behind Wyong and one ahead of the Panthers.

When they met in the regular season, the Vodafone Warriors and Penrith drew 26-26 at Pepper Stadium in May while the Panthers scored a 79th-minute try to win 22-19 at Mount Smart Stadium.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

UOW Jubilee Oval, Kogarah

4.00pm, Sunday, September 3

 

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        PATRICK SIPLEY

9        MANAIA CHERRINGTON

10       LIGI SAO

11       OFAHIKI OGDEN

12       JAMES BELL

13       KING VUNIYAYAWA

Interchange:

14       TOAFOFOA SIPLEY

15       CHRIS SATAE

16       ALBERT VETE

17       DANIEL PALAVI

18       SEMISI FOTU

COACH | RICKY HENRY

 

NYC

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v WESTS TIGERS

Leichhardt Oval, Sydney

4.15pm, Sunday, September 3

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1        LEE TURNER

2        ISRAEL OGDEN

3        GIBSON POPOALII

4        KANE TELEA

5        KAYAL IRO

6        PAUL TURNER

7        MELINO FINEANGANOFO

8        CHRIS SIO (c)

9        EIDEN ACKLAND

10       KENESE KENESE (c)

11       JEROME MAMEA

12       HAVI TUPOUNIUA

13       JOE VUNA

Interchange:

14       KELEPI LUI

15       TAYHLER PAORA

16       TROY PULUPAKI

17       SHELDON ROGERS

18       DYLAN TAVITA

20       DONOVAN BRIGGS

21       PRESTON RIKI

22       DEAN KOUKA-SMITH

23       EDWARD VAEAU-MULITALO

24       ELIJAH SUFIA

COACH | GRANT POCKLINGTON