New halves combination for Warriors

The Warriors will take a new halves combination into their Round 7 Telstra Premiership clash with the Bulldogs at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.

Tui Lolohea, who has played largely on the wing so far in 2016, has been named at five-eighth with Shaun Johnson named at halfback. Jeff Robson has been omitted from the team that lost to the Sea Eagles in Round 6. David Fusitu'a comes into the side in Lolohea's vacated wing spot.

In a boost for the Warriors, second-row forward Bodene Thompson has been named to return from a rib injury, with Simon Mannering moving back to lock. 

Thomas Leuluai and Konrad Hurrell are again named on the interchange, with Ligi Sao listed on an extended bench as he aims to return from a shoulder injury.

 

 

Warriors team to play Bulldogs in Wellington
1 Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
2 Jonathan Wright
3 Blake Ayshford
4 Solomone Kata
5 David Fusitu'a
6 Tuimoala Lolohea
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Sam Lisone
9 Issac Luke
10 Ben Matulino
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Simon Mannering
14 Thomas Leuluai
15 Jacob Lillyman
16 Charlie Gubb
17 Konrad Hurrell
18 Ligi Sao