Vodafone Warriors interim head coach Todd Payten has made a late back row shuffle again for today's 10th-round NRL clash against Cronulla-Sutherland at Central Coast Stadium in Gosford (2.00pm kick-off local time; 4.00pm NZT).
Since stepping into the role Payten has moved his back row options around when confirming his line-up an hour before kick-off.
More recently that has seen Tohu Harris swapped to start at loose forward after being named in the second row each week. Not today. Harris will start on the edge.
However, Eliesa Katoa, who was selected to start in the second row on Tuesday, has been switched to the interchange for his comeback outing after missing the last three matches with an ankle injury.
Karl Lawton, originally listed to start at loose forward, now goes to the second row and Penrith loan player Jack Hetherington is promoted from the bench to play in the middle. It will be the first start of his career in what is his 19th appearance overall and his third for the Vodafone Warriors.
Katoa joins Agnatius Paasi, Isaiah Papali'i and Jazz Tevaga on the confirmed interchange.
Match: Warriors v Sharks
Round 10 -
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Roger Tuivasa-SheckFullback for Sharks is number 20 William Kennedy
Winger for Warriors is number 2 David Fusitu'aWinger for Sharks is number 2 Sione Katoa
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Patrick HerbertCentre for Sharks is number 1 Josh Dugan
Centre for Warriors is number 4 Peta HikuCentre for Sharks is number 4 Jesse Ramien
Winger for Warriors is number 5 Ken MaumaloWinger for Sharks is number 5 Ronaldo Mulitalo
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Kodi NikorimaFive-Eighth for Sharks is number 6 Shaun Johnson
Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Blake GreenHalfback for Sharks is number 7 Chad Townsend
Prop for Warriors is number 8 Jamayne Taunoa-BrownProp for Sharks is number 8 Braden Hamlin-Uele
Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde EganHooker for Sharks is number 9 Blayke Brailey
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Adam BlairProp for Sharks is number 10 Aaron Woods
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Tohu Harris2nd Row for Sharks is number 11 Briton Nikora
2nd Row for Warriors is number 13 Karl Lawton2nd Row for Sharks is number 12 Wade Graham
Lock for Warriors is number 15 Jack HetheringtonLock for Sharks is number 15 Scott Sorensen
Interchange for Warriors is number 11 Eliesa KatoaInterchange for Sharks is number 13 Toby Rudolf
Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Agnatius PaasiInterchange for Sharks is number 14 Connor Tracey
Interchange for Warriors is number 16 Isaiah Papali'iInterchange for Sharks is number 16 Siosifa Talakai
Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jazz TevagaInterchange for Sharks is number 17 Royce Hunt
- Referee: Matt Cecchin
- Touch Judge: Belinda Sharpe
- Touch Judge: Drew Oultram
- Senior Review Official: Steve Chiddy
The match sees experienced Kodi Nikorima coming back into the halves after missing last Friday night’s 12-16 loss to Gold Coast following a head knock early in the eighth-round contest against Brisbane on July 4.
In his first match last week since September 7 last year, Tevaga was heavily involved in his 31 minutes on the field, making 92 metres from eight runs and 28 tackles.