Vatuvei returns for Warriors

Blockbusting winger Manu Vatuvei returns for the Warriors as they take on the Manly Sea Eagles at Perth's nib Stadium in Round 19 of the NRL Telstra Premiership.

The 30-year-old Vatuvei returns after being sidelined with a hamstring injury suffered against the Knights in Round 14. 

Ken Maumalo, who turns 22 on Saturday, has filled Vatuvei's regular spot on the left wing in the Warriors' last three matches against the Sydney Roosters, Cronulla and Gold Coast.

The reunion of the two giant wingers comes more than 13 months after they were first used together, coincidentally when the Warriors were last in Perth playing the South Sydney Rabbitohs in June last year.

Vatuvei resumes his 2016 campaign needing just one more try to become only the 11th player in the competition's history to score 150 tries.

In his absence, Maumalo has left an indelible mark in his first three NRL appearances of the season, making 183 metres from 19 runs against the Roosters, 197 from 25 against the Sharks and 146 from 14 against the Titans.

With Vatuvei and Maumalo both named, utility Tuimoala Lolohea switches to the bench and there are two changes to the starting pack used against Gold Coast.

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Warriors
1 David Fusitu'a
2 Ken Maumalo
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 Tuimoala Lolohea
15 Sam Lisone
16 Bunty Afoa
17 Charlie Gubb
18 James Gavet