Karl Lawton will start at hooker after it was confirmed today that Issac Luke would miss the Vodafone Warriors' Indigenous Round match against the Sydney Roosters at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow (5.00pm kick-off; match day sponsor: Canterbury of New Zealand).

Luke has been unable to recover from the shoulder injury which forced him off the field midway through the second half of the 26-4 win over the Wests Tigers last Saturday.

Lawton, who made 12 appearances for Gold Coast in 2016 and 2017, replaced Luke from the bench scoring two tries in his club debut.

The other player dropping out of the original 21 named is prop Albert Vete, who will now turn out for the club's Intrust Super Premiership side against Western Suburbs at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow (2.45pm kick-off).

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v SYDNEY ROOSTERS

5.00pm, Saturday, May 12, 2018
Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland
Referees: Matt Cecchin and Jon Stone

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
2 DAVID FUSITU'A
3 PETA HIKU (Ngāriki Kaiputahi)
4 SOLOMONE KATA
5 KEN MAUMALO
6 BLAKE GREEN
7 MASON LINO
8 BUNTY AFOA
14 KARL LAWTON
10 AGNATIUS PAASI
11 SIMON MANNERING
12 TOHU HARRIS (Ngāti Kahungunu)
13 ADAM BLAIR (Ngā Puhi)
Interchange:
15 SAM LISONE
16 ISAIAH PAPALI'I
17 JAMES GAVET
18 SAM COOK (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Whatua)
20 JAZZ TEVAGA
22 ANTHONY GELLING

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY (Te Atiawa)