ISP and Jersey Flegg teams named to face Bulldogs

Front rower Albert Vete,  captain Mason Lino and loose forward Jazz Tevaga have been named to make their first Intrust Super Premiership appearances of the year when the Vodafone Warriors face Canterbury-Bankstown in Saturday’s second-round encounter at Mount Smart Stadium (2.45pm kick-off).

Vete is back from serving a one-match suspension hanging over from last season while Lino has been included after travelling to Perth for the NRL team’s match against South Sydney. Lino has also been named once again on the NRL side’s extended bench this week.

Likewise Tevaga, who was on the bench in Perth, is also in the extended NRL squad for this week’s contest.

Also listed is prop Agnatius Paasi. Originally selected on the bench for the NRL side, Paasi stayed back in Auckland to make his return from a knee injury in the ISP side’s 30-22 win over North Sydney last Saturday. He impressed with 190 metres from 21 runs.

Set for his second ISP appearance is 18-year-old fullback Hayze Perham who marked his debut with a player of the day display against the Bears. He made 159 metres from 17 runs and had two try assists, three line break assists, five off loads and 15 supports.

The Bulldogs come to Auckland off a 10-32 loss to Western Suburbs last weekend.

The Vodafone Junior Warriors welcome co-captain Tyler Slade, who missed the first-round 16-24 Jersey Flegg Cup loss to the Bears.

The young Bulldogs started their season with a 30-10 win over Wests Tigers.

 

INTRUST SUPER PREMIERSHIP

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

2.45pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS 

1 HAYZE PERHAM

2 LEWIS SOOSEMEA

3 JOSEPH VUNA

4 COLE WAAKA

5 CHARNZE NICOLL-KLOKSTAD

6 CHANEL HARRIS-TAVITA

7 MASON LINO (c)

8 ALBERT VETE

9 KARL LAWTON

10 AGNATIUS PAASI

11 MATIU LOVE-HENRY

12 JAMES BELL (c)

13 JAZZ TEVAGA

Interchange:

14 MANAIA CHERRINGTON

15 CHRIS SATAE

16 PATRICK SIPLEY

17 SIONE AFEMUI

18 ZAC SANTO             

COACH | JOHN TEINA

 

 JERSEY FLEGG CUP

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANTERBURY-BANKSTOWN BULLDOGS

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

12.45pm, Saturday, March 17, 2018

 

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS 

1 TEVITA MIKAELE

2 KAYAL IRO

3 ELIJAH SUFIA

4 PATRICK ELIA

5 EDWARD KOSI

6 PAUL TURNER

7 EIDEN ACKLAND

8 SOANE HUFUNGA (c)

9 SHELDON ROGERS

10 PRESTON RIKI

11 HARVEY TUPOUNIUA

12 BRODY TAMARUA

13 TYLER SLADE (c)

Interchange:

14 DYLAN TAVITA

15 TOM ALE

16 WESLEY VEIKOSO

17 TAYHLER PAORA

18 SIONE TUIPOLOTU

21 LOTU INISI

COACH | RICKY HENRY