With Ronald Volkman called up to the NRL side, the One New Zealand Warriors will field a new halves combination in Sunday’s fifth-round New South Wales Cup match against Western Suburbs at Lidcombe Oval in Sydney (1.00pm kick-off local time; 3.00pm NZT).
Ben Farr, who joined the club this season from Queensland Cup side Wynnum-Manly, will team up with Geronimo Doyle.
Doyle's one appearance for the One New Zealand Warriors’ NSW Cup team so far this season came when he lined up at fullback in the fourth-round loss to North Sydney.
An Otahuhu Leopards junior, he spent the 2021 and 2022 season in England when he first played for Swinton and then Whitehaven.
Volkman delivered a man of the match performance in Sunday’s 30-18 win over competition leader Canterbury Bankstown but has been promoted to the NRL to replace Te Maire Martin (concussion) for Sunday’s match against the Sharks.
As well as Doyle, Sanele Aukusitino is recalled on the wing after missing the match against Bulldogs through concussion.
Match: Magpies v Warriors
Round 5 -
Fullback for Magpies is number 1 Daine LaurieFullback for Warriors is number 1 Taine Tuaupiki
Winger for Magpies is number 2 Israel OgdenWinger for Warriors is number 2 Moala Graham-Taufa
Centre for Magpies is number 3 Livai SaukuruCentre for Warriors is number 3 Ali Leiataua
Centre for Magpies is number 21 Triston ReillyCentre for Warriors is number 4 Rocco Berry
Winger for Magpies is number 5 Jordan HillWinger for Warriors is number 5 Sanele Aukusitino
Five-Eighth for Magpies is number 6 Will SmithFive-Eighth for Warriors is number 6 Ben Farr
Halfback for Magpies is number 7 Kade HillHalfback for Warriors is number 9 Paul Roache
Prop for Magpies is number 8 Joe OfahengaueProp for Warriors is number 8 Zyon Maiu'u
Hooker for Magpies is number 9 Rua NgatikauraHooker for Warriors is number 17 Navajo Doyle
Prop for Magpies is number 19 Aitasi JamesProp for Warriors is number 10 Isaiah Vagana
2nd Row for Magpies is number 11 Jack Boyling2nd Row for Warriors is number 11 Kalani Going
2nd Row for Magpies is number 12 Brandon Mansfield2nd Row for Warriors is number 12 Demitric Sifakula
Lock for Magpies is number 13 Alex SeyfarthLock for Warriors is number 16 James Gavet
Interchange for Magpies is number 14 Sione FainuInterchange for Warriors is number 7 Geronimo Doyle
Interchange for Magpies is number 15 James RoumanosInterchange for Warriors is number 13 Tahi Baggaley
Interchange for Magpies is number 16 Tukimihia SimpkinsInterchange for Warriors is number 14 Selumiela Halasima
Interchange for Magpies is number 22 Jamie LawlerInterchange for Warriors is number 23 Paterika Vaivai
Replacement for Magpies is number 20 Semisi KioaReplacement for Warriors is number 15 Nicholas Halalilo
Also back from a one-match absence through concussion is interchange prop Patrick Vaivai.
The One New Zealand Warriors are one of six sides topping the table with six points but lie third on points for and against. The Magpies are eighth with two wins and two losses.
As the feeder club for the Wests Tigers they will field a number of players with NRL experience this week including Daine Laurie is named at fullback, Will Smith at halfback, Māori All Stars prop Tukimihia Simpkins and loose forward Alex Seyfarth.
ONE NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS v WESTERN SUBURBS MAGPIES
1.00pm, Sunday, April 2, 2023
Lidcombe Oval, Sydney
ONE NEW ZEALAND WARRIORS
1 TAINE TUAUPIKI
2 MOALA GRAHAM-TAUFA
3 ALI LEIATAUA
4 ROCCO BERRY
5 SANELE AUKUSITINO
6 BEN FARR
7 GERONIMO DOYLE
8 ZYON MAIU’U
9 PAUL ROACHE
10 ISAIAH VAGANA
11 KALANI GOING (c)
12 DEMITRIC SIFAKULA
13 TAHI BAGGALEY
14 LEKA HALASIMA
15 NICK HALALILO
16 JAMES GAVET
23 PATRICK VAIVAI
Head coach | SLADE GRIFFIN