Forwards swap for Vodafone Warriors

Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has shuffled his starting middle forwards for tonight's NRL Indigenous Round encounter with the Brisbane Broncos at Rarotonga Mount Smart Stadium (7.30 kick-off).

With Agnatius Paasi serving a one-match suspension, Kearney originally named Leeson Ah Mau and interchange regular Bunty Afoa as his starting props.

However, Kearney has moved Afoa back to his familiar impact role and brought returning veteran Adam Blair into the run-on side joining Ah Mau and Lachlan Burr as the starting middle forwards.

Blair, who has missed the last two matches, will be making his 298th appearance tonight.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v BRISBANE BRONCOS

7.30pm, Saturday, May 25, 2019

Rarotonga Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

Referees: Ashley Klein and Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 DAVID FUSITU’A

3 PETA HIKU (Ngāriki Kaiputahi)

4 PATRICK HERBERT (Ngāi Tūhoe)

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 KODI NIKORIMA (Ngāi Tahu Nga Rāuru)

7 BLAKE GREEN

15 ADAM BLAIR (Ngā Puhi) 

9 ISSAC LUKE (Ngā Ruahine Rangi, Te Āti Awa)

10 LEESON AH MAU

11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I

12 TOHU HARRIS (Ngāti Kahungunu)

13 LACHLAN BURR

Interchange:

8 BUNTY AFOA

14 JAZZ TEVAGA

16 LIGI SAO

17 KARL LAWTON

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY (Te Āti Awa)