Utility Peta Hiku will start at fullback for the second time in three games for the Vodafone Warriors’ 14th-round NRL clash against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles at AMI Stadium in Christchurch tomorrow (5.00pm kick-off).

Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck didn’t travel with the side after failing to recover from the ankle injury which forced him off the field in the loss to South Sydney on May 26.

It means Hiku will again switch to fullback against his former club tomorrow, a role he also filled against Parramatta when Tuivasa-Sheck was unavailable.

The change sees Gerard Beale off the extended interchange to start in the centres as he did against the Eels and the Rabbitohs.

In Tuivasa-Sheck’s absence, standoff Blake Green, another ex-Manly player, will again captain the side.

The other player to drop off the original 21-man squad named on Tuesday is Ligi Sao.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MANLY WARRINGAH SEA EAGLES

5.00pm, Saturday, June 9, 2018
AMI Stadium, Christchurch

VODAFONE WARRIORS

3 PETA HIKU
2 DAVID FUSITU’A
18 GERARD BEALE
4 SOLOMONE KATA
5 KEN MAUMALO
6 BLAKE GREEN (c)
7 SHAUN JOHNSON
8 JAMES GAVET
9 ISSAC LUKE
10 AGNATIUS PAASI
11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I
12 TOHU HARRIS
13 ADAM BLAIR
Interchange:
14 KARL LAWTON
15 CHRIS SATAE
16 BUNTY AFOA
17 SIMON MANNERING
20 MASON LINO
21 SAM LISONE

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY