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
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
8 BUNTY AFOA
14 JAZZ TEVAGA
16 LIGI SAO
17 KARL LAWTON
HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY (Te Āti Awa)