Fusitu'a to fullback for Warriors

David Fusitu'a switches to fullback, Blake Ayshford returns to the centres and James Gavet comes onto the interchange for the Warriors' Round 24 NRL Telstra Premiership clash with the Cowboys in Townsville on Saturday.

After three appearances in the centres, Fusitu'a reverts to the custodian's role.

Making way for him is Tuimoala Lolohea, who has been named at five-eighth for the Warriors' Intrust Super Premiership match against Mounties at Mount Smart Stadium on Saturday.

"Tui has done a good job for us at fullback during the season but it's a really difficult position to play, probably the most difficult in the game," said Warriors head coach Andrew McFadden.

"He needs to get some confidence back in his game as well as having the chance to play in his preferred spot in the halves."

Read more about the Warriors' team to play the Cowboys at warriors.kiwi

 


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 Jazz Tevaga
10 Albert Vete
11 Bodene Thompson
12 Ryan Hoffman (c)
13 Simon Mannering
Interchange:
14 Nathaniel Roache
15 Sam Lisone
16 Ben Matulino
17 James Gavet
20 Bunty Afoa