Captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck has been confirmed but leading try-scorer David Fusitu’a is out of the Vodafone Warriors’ 15th-round NRL clash against the North Queensland Cowboys at 1300SMILES Stadium in Townsville (6.00pm kick-off local time; 8.00pm NZT).

Tuivasa-Sheck came through the final test on his injured ankle in the team’s last field session today to clear the way for his return after missing last Saturday’s 34-14 win over Manly.

However, Fusitu’a, who tops the NRL’s try-scoring chart with 15 in 13 games, is out of the side for the first time this season with an injury ankle he picked up in today’s run.

For the fourth consecutive match, Kiwi Gerard Beale is brought in from the bench to start only this time he slots onto the right wing after being used in the centres in the last three games.

Apart from Fusitu’a, the other player to drop out of the original 21-man squad is halfback Mason Lino.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NORTH QUEENSLAND COWBOYS

6.00pm, Friday, June 15, 2018
1300SMILES Stadium, Townsville

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)
18 GERARD BEALE
3 PETA HIKU
4 SOLOMONE KATA
5 KEN MAUMALO
6 BLAKE GREEN
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
21 LIGI SAO
22 ANTHONY GELLING

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY