Roache and CHT omitted for Penrith game

Hooker Nate Roache and standoff Chanel Harris-Tavita are the two players to drop out of the Vodafone Warriors’ extended 21-man squad for tomorrow night’s 10th-round NRL match against Penrith at Panthers Stadium (6.00pm kick-off; 8.00pm NZT).

As required, squads must be trimmed to 19 players 24 hours out from kick-off.

It had been hoped Roache would come through training this week after leaving the field injured during last Saturday night’s 26-18 win over St George Illawarra.

He trained away from the other players at today’s final field session before the team flew to Sydney but was ruled out this afternoon after failing to fully recover.

The final playing 17 will be confirmed an hour before kick-off.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v PENRITH PANTHERS

6.00pm, Friday, May 17, 2019

Panthers Stadium, Penrith

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

BUNTY AFOA

LEESON AH MAU

GERARD BEALE

ADAM BLAIR

LACHLAN BURR

DAVID FUSITU’A

BLAKE GREEN

TOHU HARRIS

PATRICK HERBERT

PETA HIKU

KARL LAWTON

ISSAC LUKE

KEN MAUMALO

KODI NIKORIMA

AGNATIUS PAASI

ISAIAH PAPALI’I

LIGI SAO

JAZZ TEVAGA

ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK  (c)