Beale included on bench and Papali'i to start

Kiwi international Gerard Beale is in line for his first NRL appearance of the year after being named on the bench for tonight’s NRL clash against the Manly Sea Eagles in Christchurch.

Beale, initially included on an extended bench for the round three fixture, has made the final cut in place of Sam Lisone, who was handed a suspension for dangerous contact during last week’s loss to the Wests Tigers.

Joining Beale on the bench for the Vodafone Warriors are Lachlan Burr, Jazz Tevaga and Leeson Ah Mau.

In other changes to his final 17-man squad, coach Kearney has opted to move Adam Blair to lock, while Isaiah Papali’i will start in the second-row.

MANLY SEA EAGLES v VODAFONE WARRIORS

5pm, Saturday, March 30, 2019

AMI Stadium, Christchurch

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c)

2 David Fusitu’a

3 Peta Hiku

4 Solomone Kata

5 Ken Maumalo

6 Adam Keighran

7 Blake Green

8 Agnatius Paasi

9 Issac Luke

10 Bunty Afoa

17 Isaiah Papali’i

12 Tohu Harris

11 Adam Blair

 

Interchange:

13 Lachlan Burr

14 Jazz Tevaga

16 Leeson Ah Mau

18 Gerard Beale