You have skipped the navigation, tab for page content

Ben Matulino and Bodene Thompson have both been recalled while Tuimoala Lolohea and Thomas Leuluai return from injury for the Warriors Round 10 NRL Telstra Premiership clash against the Penrith Panthers at AMI Stadium in Christchurch on Saturday.

Matulino is on the bench, Thompson in the second row, Lolohea reclaims the fullback spot and Leuluai is back in the halves.

Matulino and Thompson were among six players made unavailable for selection for the last outing against St George Illawarra while Lolohea (knee) and Leuluai (hamstring) will make their comebacks from one-match injury layoffs.

Lolohea started at fullback against Melbourne as Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's replacement. His return results in David Fusitu'a switching to the wing while Leuluai comes back to replace Jeff Robson, who partnered Shaun Johnson in the halves against the Dragons.

Thompson is the only change in the starting pack with head coach Andrew McFadden retaining Jazz Tevaga and James Gavet in the front row plus John Palavi at loose forward.

Former Canterbury-Bankstown back rower Shaun Lane, who made his club debut against the Dragons, moves to the bench alongside Matulino, Issac Luke, Charlie Gubb and Matt Allwood.

See what coach Andrew McFadden has to say at

1 Tuimoala Lolohea
2 Jonathan Wright
3 Blake Ayshford
4 Solomone Kata
5 David Fusitu'a
6 Thomas Leuluai
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Jazz Tevaga
10 James Gavet
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman (C)
13 John Palavi
14 Issac Luke
15 Ben Matulino
16 Charlie Gubb
17 Shaun Lane
18 Matt Allwood


Acknowledgement of Country

National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.

Premier Partner

Media Partners

Major Partners

View All Partners