Halfback Shaun Johnson has joined Marcelo Montoya and Rocco Berry in being ruled out of the Vodafone Warriors' final match of the season against Gold Coast at Mount Smart Stadium tomorrow.
The 31-year-old veteran was named in the side on Tuesday in the hope he would recover from a calf strain that saw him replaced at halftime in last Friday night's match against Penrith.
However, Johnson was withdrawn from the line-up today with Daejarn Asi coming into the halves alongside Chanel Harris-Tavita. Both players will be making their final appearances for the club.
Montoya and Berry were ruled out on Wednesday.
The knee contusion that forced Montoya out of last Friday night's match against Penrith has been limiting his training intensity.
Edward Kosi moves from the extended bench to take Montoya's place on the left wing.
Berry, who was set to return to the NRL side after a lengthy absence, has a toe sprain which prevented him warming up and training today.
Viliami Vailea has been brought back into the side from outside the original squad to again start in the centres.
Also out with an injury picked up in training is centre-winger Adam Pompey. Named on the extended bench, he has been replaced by hooker Taniela Otukolo.
Montoya, Berry and Pompey join Jazz Tevaga, Bayley Sironen and Ronald Volkman who have all missed the last phase of the campaign with season-ending injuries.
Match: Warriors v Titans
Round 25 -
Fullback for Warriors is number 1 Reece WalshFullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
Winger for Warriors is number 2 Dallin Watene-ZelezniakWinger for Titans is number 2 Greg Marzhew
Centre for Warriors is number 3 Jesse ArtharsCentre for Titans is number 3 Jojo Fifita
Centre for Warriors is number 24 Viliami VaileaCentre for Titans is number 4 Phillip Sami
Winger for Warriors is number 22 Edward KosiWinger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
Five-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Chanel Harris-TavitaFive-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Alexander Brimson
Halfback for Warriors is number 20 Daejarn AsiHalfback for Titans is number 7 Tanah Boyd
Prop for Warriors is number 8 Addin Fonua-BlakeProp for Titans is number 8 Moeaki Fotuaika
Hooker for Warriors is number 9 Wayde EganHooker for Titans is number 18 Jarrod Wallace
Prop for Warriors is number 10 Tohu HarrisProp for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Euan Aitken2nd Row for Titans is number 11 David Fifita
2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Josh Curran2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
Lock for Warriors is number 16 Eliesa KatoaLock for Titans is number 13 Isaac Liu
Interchange for Warriors is number 13 Bunty AfoaInterchange for Titans is number 14 Paul Turner
Interchange for Warriors is number 14 Freddy LussickInterchange for Titans is number 15 Herman Ese'ese
Interchange for Warriors is number 15 Ben Murdoch-MasilaInterchange for Titans is number 16 Jaimin Jolliffe
Interchange for Warriors is number 17 Tom AleInterchange for Titans is number 17 Klese Haas
Replacement for Warriors is number 18 Jack MurchieReplacement for Titans is number 19 Tony Francis
- Referee: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
- Touch Judge: Jon Stone
- Senior Review Official: Adam Gee
Other players who missed last Friday night’s match against Penrith or picked up knocks in the contest have all been cleared for Saturday’s encounter.
Second Jack Murchie (hip sprain) is named on the extended bench and Wayde Egan (back spasms) is back at hooker while halfback Shaun Johnson and Eliesa Katoa are also available.
Johnson was replaced at halftime in the Penrith match due to a calf complaint while Katoa was in discomfort in the second half but played all but the last seven minutes of the game and is back on deck for the season finale.
Also returning is back rower Euan Aitken, who missed the Penrith trip for personal reasons, and centre Jesse Arthars who has been side-lined for a number of weeks with a quad injury and then recovering from a virus.