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Aaron Pene will again start with Addin Fonua-Blake switched to the bench for the Vodafone Warriors' 18th-round NRL encounter with the Parramatta Eels in Sydney tonight.

It's a repeat of the late selection swap interim head coach Stacey Jones made for the homecoming clash against the Wests Tigers at Mount Smart Stadium on July 3.

Other than the Pene for Fonua-Blake move, the Vodafone Warriors are as selected as they seek to go back-to-back for the first time since early April.

It means Fonua-Blake, Freddy Lussick, Bunty Afoa and Jack Murchie make up the interchange.

Eliesa Katoa is 18th man with Rocco Berry 19th.

 

Three Vodafone Warriors players reach career milestones with second rower Euan Aitken lining up for his 150th career appearance and centre Adam Pompey and standoff Chanel Harris-Tavita clocking up their 50th games after both debuted in 2019.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Eels is number 1 Clinton Gutherson
    Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece Walsh
  • Winger for Eels is number 2 Maika Sivo
    Winger for Warriors is number 2 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Eels is number 3 Will Penisini
    Centre for Warriors is number 3 Jesse Arthars
  • Centre for Eels is number 4 Waqa Blake
    Centre for Warriors is number 4 Adam Pompey
  • Winger for Eels is number 5 Bailey Simonsson
    Winger for Warriors is number 5 Edward Kosi
  • Five-Eighth for Eels is number 6 Dylan Brown
    Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-Tavita
  • Halfback for Eels is number 7 Mitchell Moses
    Halfback for Warriors is number 7 Shaun Johnson

Forwards

  • Prop for Eels is number 8 Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Prop for Warriors is number 10 Tohu Harris
  • Hooker for Eels is number 9 Reed Mahoney
    Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde Egan
  • Prop for Eels is number 10 Junior Paulo
    Prop for Warriors is number 16 Aaron Pene
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 11 Shaun Lane
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken
  • 2nd Row for Eels is number 12 Isaiah Papali'i
    2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Josh Curran
  • Lock for Eels is number 13 Marata Niukore
    Lock for Warriors is number 13 Jazz Tevaga

Interchange

  • Interchange for Eels is number 14 Makahesi Makatoa
    Interchange for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-Blake
  • Interchange for Eels is number 15 Jake Arthur
    Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Freddy Lussick
  • Interchange for Eels is number 16 Oregon Kaufusi
    Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Bunty Afoa
  • Interchange for Eels is number 17 Ky Rodwell
    Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Jack Murchie

Reserves

  • Replacement for Eels is number 19 Elie El-Zakham
    Replacement for Warriors is number 18 Eliesa Katoa

Match Officials

  • Referee: Todd Smith
  • Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
  • Touch Judge: Darian Furner
  • Senior Review Official: Chris Butler

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