New-look Warriors named for Round 1
Andrew McFadden has named a new-look Warriors team for their Round 1 clash with the Wests Tigers.
New signings Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Issac Luke, Jeff Robson and Blake Ayshford will start, with Ben Henry returning in the second row and another recruit James Gavet named on the bench.
There is no space for World All Stars centre Konrad Hurrell, with Ayshford and Solomone Kata taking the centre spots and Tuimoala Lolohea and Manu Vatuvei starting on the wings.
The Warriors have also named 19-year-old hooker Nathaniel Roache to make his debut off the bench.
"We're especially excited for Nate making his debut," Warriors coach Andrew McFadden said.
"He has done everything asked of him and we couldn't be happier that he now has his chance.
"James [Gavet] has really surprised us with the way he has come through to demand a place. He certainly deserves it with the way he's trained and through his efforts in the trials.
"It's also great to see Ben [Henry] back. He has worked so hard to fight his way back into the NRL."
Warriors Round 1 team to face Wests Tigers
1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2 Tuimoala Lolohea
3 Blake Ayshford
4 Solomone Kata
5 Manu Vatuvei
6 Shaun Johnson
7 Jeff Robson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Issac Luke
10 Ben Matulino
11 Ben Henry
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering
14 Nathaniel Roache
15 Sam Lisone
16 James Gavet
17 Bodene Thompson
18 Jonathan Wright
20 Albert Vete