Stars return for Warriors

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.

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Warriors
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
Interchange:
14 Issac Luke
15 Ben Matulino
16 Charlie Gubb
17 Shaun Lane
18 Matt Allwood