Tough on-the-road challenges await the Vodafone Warriors when they travel to Canberra for their Canterbury Cup NSW and Jersey Flegg Cup contests on Sunday.

After grinding out an impressive win over Penrith, the Nathan Cayless-coached Canterbury Cup side was edged 18-14 by second-placed South Sydney last weekend.

The task is even more demanding this Sunday when they take on the table-topping Mounties at a venue that’s never easy.

After five rounds the Vodafone Warriors are lying 11th on the table after a win, a draw and three losses.

Coach Greg Boulous and his Vodafone Junior Warriors will be hunting a rebound win after their withering late comeback came up just short against the Rabbitohs last weekend. They roared back into the contest with three tries in a matter of minutes but couldn’t maintain the momentum as they fell to a 26-34 defeat (not helped by just one conversion from six attempts).

After four rounds they sit 10th on the ladder with three points from a win, a draw and two losses. The Raiders are two points ahead after sweeping Parramatta aside 30-12.

CANTERBURY CUP NSW

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MOUNTIES

3.40pm, Sunday, April 21

GIO Stadium, Canberra

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1            PATRICK HERBERT

2            EDWARD KOSI

3            TAANE MILNE

4            ADAM POMPEY

5            LEWIS SOOSEMEA

6            ADAM KEIGHRAN

7            HAYZE PERHAM

8            CHRIS SATAE

9            KARL LAWTON (c)

10          PRESTON RIKI

11          BLAKE AYSHFORD

12          LIGI SAO

13          LEIVAHA PULU

Interchange:

14          CLAYTON WILLIAMS

15          ADAM TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

16          PAULOS LATU

17          API PEWHAIRANGI

18          SAM COOK

20          COLE WAAKA

COACH | NATHAN CAYLESS

 

JERSEY FLEGG CUP

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS v CANBERRA

1.45pm, Sunday, April 21

GIO Stadium, Canberra

VODAFONE JUNIOR WARRIORS

1            WILLIAM FAKATOUMAFI

2            EMANUEL TUIMAVAVE-GERRARD

3            PATRICK ELIA

4            KAYAL IRO

5            HARLEY MAYNARD

6            PAUL TURNER

7            SIONE MOALA

8            WESLEY VEIKOSO

9            SEAN MULLANY

10          PHILLIP MAKATOA

11          BRODY TAMARUA

12          TOM ALE

13          TYLER SLADE (c)

Interchange:

14          CASEY SMITH

15          ISAIAH VAGANA

16          JYRIS GLAMUZINA

17          NEYLA MASIMA

18          TEMPLE KALEPO

COACH | GREG BOULOUS