Vodafone Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney has revealed more changes to his line-up for tonight's fourth-round clash against the Penrith Panthers at Campbelltown Stadium.
Not only has 2019 rookie Adam Pompey been confirmed to start for experienced winger Ken Maumalo on the left wing, but fellow 2019 debutant Hayze Perham has been brought in to start in the centres.
That sees Karl Lawton, who was originally named as a starting centre, switched to the interchange alongside loan player Poasa Faamausili, new signing Jack Murchie and 2020 rookie King Vuniyayawa.
Pompey plays his seventh NRL gamer tonight and Perham just his third and is first since being used against Newcastle in May last year.
Match: Panthers v Warriors
Round 4 -
Fullback for Panthers is number 1 Caleb AekinsFullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
Winger for Panthers is number 2 Josh MansourWinger for Warriors is number 2 Patrick Herbert
Centre for Panthers is number 3 Dean WhareCentre for Warriors is number 4 Gerard Beale
Centre for Panthers is number 4 Stephen CrichtonCentre for Warriors is number 20 Hayze Perham
Winger for Panthers is number 5 Brian To'oWinger for Warriors is number 21 Adam Pompey
Five-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Matt BurtonFive-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi Nikorima
Halfback for Panthers is number 7 Jarome LuaiHalfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake Green
Prop for Panthers is number 8 James TamouProp for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-Brown
Hooker for Panthers is number 9 Apisai KoroisauHooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
Prop for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-HarrisProp for Warriors is number 10 Adam Blair
2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Viliame Kikau2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa Katoa
2nd Row for Panthers is number 12 Kurt Capewell2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris
Lock for Panthers is number 13 Isaah YeoLock for Warriors is number 13 Isaiah Papali'i
Interchange for Panthers is number 14 Mitch KennyInterchange for Warriors is number 3 Karl Lawton
Interchange for Panthers is number 15 Zane TetevanoInterchange for Warriors is number 14 Jack Murchie
Interchange for Panthers is number 16 Moses LeotaInterchange for Warriors is number 15 Poasa Faamausili
Interchange for Panthers is number 19 Billy BurnsInterchange for Warriors is number 16 King Vuniyayawa
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Touch Judge: Tim Roby
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
Maumalo, who made his 90th career appearance in last weekend's 18-0 win over the Dragons, has been sidelined by a hamstring injury he picked up in the team's field session at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford on Thursday.
The 26-year-old was again impressive with his involvement last Saturday, making 282 metres (bettered only by Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's 285 metres) from a game high 26 runs. His 98 post contact metres was also the most by any player.
The 22-year-old Pompey played his sixth NRL match in the club's 6-20 second-round loss to Canberra in Robina on March 21.
With several experienced players lost through injury and suspension, the Vodafone Warriors will now field seven players with just a handful on first-grade matches - Pompey, Perham and Patrick Herbert in the backs, Jamayne Taunoa-Brown in the front row, Eliesa Katoa in the second row and Murchie and Vuniyayawa on the bench.