Beale starts for injured Herbert

Kiwi international Gerard Beale will start in the centres for an injured Patrick Herbert in the Vodafone Warriors’ 13th-round NRL clash against Melbourne at Mount Smart Stadium today (5.00pm kick-off).

Herbert was one of the two players omitted 24 hours out from the match, ruled out with quadriceps tightness following the final field session yesterday.

Beale returns for his fifth appearance of the season after last playing against Newcastle in the eighth round.

The rest of the playing 17 is as selected.

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS v MELBOURNE STORM

5.00pm, Saturday, June 8, 2019

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

 

VODAFONE WARRIORS

1 ROGER TUIVASA-SHECK (c)

2 DAVID FUSITU’A

3 PETA HIKU

18 GERARD BEALE

5 KEN MAUMALO

6 KODI NIKORIMA

7 BLAKE GREEN

8 AGNASTIUS PAASI

9 ISSAC LUKE

10 LEESON AH MAU

11 ISAIAH PAPALI’I

12 TOHU HARRIS

13 ADAM BLAIR

Interchange:

14 LACHLAN BURR

15 BUNTY AFOA 

16 CHRIS SATAE

17 KARL LAWTON

HEAD COACH | STEPHEN KEARNEY