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Simon Mannering, Issac Luke and Ligi Sao come into the starting line-up for the Vodafone Warriors’ second and final NRL trial against Gold Coast at Sunshine Coast Stadium in Kawana Waters tonight (5.00pm kick-off local time, 8.00pm NZT).

All three were listed on the bench when the squad was announced on Tuesday but Mannering starts in the second row, Luke at hooker and Sao at loose forward.

That sees Sam Cook and Leivaha Pulu moving to the bench.

Bunty Afoa, originally named at loose forward, hasn’t travelled. He has been replaced by Isaiah Papali’i, who is on a 10-man bench.

  

VODAFONE WARRIORS v GOLD COAST TITANS

Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters

5.00pm, Saturday, February 24

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS 

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
2 DAVID FUSITU’A
18 PETA HIKU
4 SOLOMONE KATA
20 KEN MAUMALO
6 BLAKE GREEN
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
21 ADAM BLAIR
31 ISSAC LUKE
10 JAMES GAVET
11 TOHU HARRIS
12 LEIVAHA PULU
26 SIMON MANNERING
42 LIGI SAO
  Interchange:
9 SAM COOK
40 ISAIAH PAPALI’I
15 CHRIS SATAE
16 SAM LISONE
17 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD
23 JOSEPH VUNA
25 ANTHONY GELLING
28 HAYZE PERHAM
30 MAFOA’AEATA HINGANO
43 LEIVAHA PULU

 HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY

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