Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei will return in Round 8.

Warriors make six changes for Broncos clash

Manu Vatuvei is one of six players called into the Warriors side to face the Broncos in Round 13, with strong form from the club's Intrust Super Premiership side forcing coach Andrew McFadden's hand.

Centre Solomone Kata returns from a one-game suspension, while Nathaniel Roache, Albert Vete, Charlie Gubb and Ligi Sao have all earned a recall after soilid performances in reserve grade.

McFadden was pleased to be able bring experience back into his 17 as they prepare to host the Broncos on Saturday afternoon.

"It’s terrific knowing Manu is ready to play again," McFadden said.

"His presence alone means so much to the team and what he brings with his effort is critical to our performance."  

Jonathan Wright, Matt Allwood, Jazz Tevaga, John Palavi, James Gavet and 18th man Toafofoa Sipley have all dropped out of the squad.

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1 Tuimoala Lolohea
2 David Fusitu’a
3 Blake Ayshford
4 Solomone Kata
5 Manu Vatuvei
6 Thomas Leuluai
7 Shaun Johnson
8 Jacob Lillyman
9 Issac Luke
10 Ben Matulino
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman (c)
13 Simon Mannering

Interchange
14 Nathaniel Roache
15 Sam Lisone
16 Albert Vete
17 Charlie Gubb
18 Ligi Sao